PS3 Still Has 6+ Years Left According to Sony US CEO

February 27, 2010 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Playstation, Xbox

The PS3 launched back in November 2006

The CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Jack Tretton has dismissed any claims that there will be a follow-up to the Playstation 3 anytime soon.

He said that he believes that we are still currently “in the first 25% to 30% of this generation”. Agreeable, given that Sony and Microsoft are still to release their motion controllers that should add another few years to their respective lifespans.

This is what he told Fast Company:

“I would say we’re sitting in the catbird seat. We’ve just passed the third year of the PlayStation 3 and we’re just hitting our stride. And I don’t think anyone is saying, ‘This is a five-year cycle; what’s new on the horizon?’ I can’t even imagine what can be done technically beyond the PlayStation 3 in the near future.

I can’t say that I have even really given a thought to what or when the next generation will be yet. I suppose that the motion controllers the two companies are coming out with could almost be said to be generation 7.5 as it will add so much to both systems. But they have both said before that there is still a long way to go in this generation. Personally, I’m in no rush to move on just yet…

Fancy A Gold-Dipped PS3? Only $5K…

December 9, 2009 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Playstation

The 24kt Gold PS3 console from www.computer-choppers.com

The 24kt Gold PS3 console from www.computer-choppers.com

Looking for a PS3 for Christmas? I’m sure you’ve heard about the price-drop, and the new, cheaper Slim model. Well forget all that, head over to www.computer-choppers.com and you can pick up a 24 karat gold PS3 for just $4999.

Computer Choppers who have previously done gold-dipped iPhones, Blackberrys amongst other products have recently unveiled the latest in their golden line-up. It comes with 2 gold controllers and one year’s full coverage warranty.

In all seriousness, it is a very nice looking finish, and would certainly get you some serious street/geek cred. There’s only a handful of them, so if you are serious about getting one then you had better act fast. They have also announced that a limited edition (even more so) jewelled model will be available soon.

So if you’re looking for a PS3 this holiday season (and are rolling in cash) then you know where to go.

Thanks to Kotaku for posting the announcement.

Oddworld’s Abe hitting PSN: Oct 21st 2009!

October 6, 2009 by Susan Taylor  
Filed under News, Playstation

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It is the year of classics and nothing makes me happier than to reveal that the smooth-talking, wind-breaking, cheeky little Mudokon known to the world as Abe, is making an appearance on the Playstation 3 store this Autumn.

That’s right folks! The two games that made Abe the protagonist you love to play, are heading they way to PSN on October 21st 2009 – So spread the word and get yourself ready!

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Originally released in 1997, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee is a game about slavery, homocide and fart jokes. You play Abe, a poor little Mudokon who has been enslaved and forced to work at Rupture Farms (the biggest meat processing plant on Oddworld) for a mean ol’ Glukkon. Upon chance you discover that your life is in danger, along with those of your Mudokon brethren, and it is up to you to escape the clutches of evil while ensuring you rescue as many of your fellow Mudokon slaves as you do so.

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The sequel to the multi-award winning game Abe’s Oddysee is another multi-award winning game, Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus. Released in 1998, Exoddus sees our lovable hero Abe heading off on another mission to stop those evil Glukkons once again. More enslaving has been had, but this time the Glukkons are intent on using Mudokon bones and tears to create their top-selling product, Soulstorm Brew.

For those gamers who just can’t wait that long to pick up and play Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee and Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, they are both available now on Steam for download. They are priced 4.99 GBP individually, or you can pick up the Oddworld package for 7.99 GBP.

And if THAT hasn’t tickled your Oddworld-bone, than I know what will. A little birdy told me today that, “Rupture Farms is turning on the lights again!”. Take it how you want, but after last year’s announcement of a new President taking on Oddworld Inhabitants, we here at VGR Network are definitely getting our hopes up of seeing Abe gracing our gaming world once again.

Keep your eyes peeled and your hands off of my Soulstorm Brew!

80s Classic Digger Rumbles on PSN

October 1, 2009 by Rob Knight  
Filed under News, Playstation

 

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Released today in the US and on October 8 on the European PSN is the HD revamp of the much loved 80s puzzler Digger.

Players control a little construction vehicle that must make its way through an underground maze. Gamers dig through the dirt horizontally and vertically to create their own path while collecting power-ups, jewels, coins and other bonuses while avoiding the pursuing monsters.

Originally released on the PC in 1983 this 21st century update includes Trophies, HD graphics and, as has become the norm with recent classic makeovers, the ability to switch to “Old School” mode.

Sony To Launch 250GB PS3 Slim’s

September 24, 2009 by Rob Callery  
Filed under News, Playstation

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Sony have announced that they plan to launch a series of Playstation 3 Bundles with a 250gb HDD and a selection off accessories and games.

The first to launch on October 1st (the same day as the PSPgo)  will be the 250gb PS3 Slim  with choice off 2 Platinum Titles or inFamous

On October 16th the range will grow with Uncharted 2 thrown into the mix, and on October 19 a pack containing Wolverine, Batman: The Dark Knight and a Blu-ray remote will join the bundles, Sony has confirmed that they will retail in the UK at GBP 284.99

Playstation 3 priced at £249 at ASDA

August 18, 2009 by Dave Burns  
Filed under Playstation

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ASDA has officialy priced the 80gb Playstation 3 at £249 and includes Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Blu-ray aswell as Terminator: Salvation the game and a choice between Ghostbusters or InFamous.

The deal will only last until stock runs out and by our guess they won’t last long so go and get yours now.

*Edit – Sorry we got the wrong model up – it’s the 80gb modela nd not 60gb, Thanks Haly!