Microsoft Funds PS3 Game Development

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Responding to the complaints of Xbox 360 Tales of Vesperia beta testers, a developer has laid bare the not so shocking truth of just how Namco was paid off by Microsoft to secure an “exclusive” release, but instead merely used the Xbox subsidy to reduce development costs on the PS3 version, which it expected to sell better.

However, Sony intervened and blackmailed them into adding massive amounts of new content if they wanted to be allowed to go ahead with the PS3 release at all…

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  • jr2nd commented on March 10, 2012 07:57

    ps3 didnt get vesp. so up yours sony!... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 2, 2009 11:06

    Games? Which games? Most of them were crappy (with 1-2 exceptions).... More


Star Ocean 4 PS3 Confirmed: Xbox Betrayed, Sold, Lost!

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The pool of Japanese Xbox 360 “exclusives” appears to be shrinking fast with the news that ero-RPG Star Ocean 4 is to come to the PS3, its exclusive status having apparently worn off in much the same way as with the imminent Tales of Vesperia.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 15, 2009 04:10

    are you 12 years old or something? duurhuur i haz moar toys dem u!1!!... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 1, 2009 03:30

    His point was: "Good things come to those who wait. I waited. PS3 became cheap. Xbox 360 games become available on machine which used to "have no games". I win. Who lost? - PS3 early adopters: high price, no games - Xbox 360... More


PS3 Slim Sales Best Ever: 150,000 in 4 Days

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Sales of the PS3 Slim in Japan have hit record levels, with the console selling 150,000 units in four days, 50% more units than the Xbox 360 sold in the entirety of the 2009 financial year.

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  • cats commented on December 17, 2009 14:30

    I had to pickup a new HD at best buy the other day and saw people buying xbox 360's along with new dvd burners and dual layered disks. I "wonder" what they're going to do. Wake the... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 7, 2009 17:42

    I too am waiting until FF13. Hopefully they'll release the special FF themed PS3 in the states.... More


PS3 3.0 Firmware Adds Xbox Beating Features

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Sony is clearly not content to rest on what is left of its laurels, for it is apparent the latest 3.0 PS3 firmware, which has supposedly been shown to increase speeds, adds several notable yet unannounced features sure to challenge the Xbox 360’s infamy.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 25, 2009 21:33

    Um the Ps3 out soled the Xbox 360 not the other way around. Also of the 4 things you mentioned as American achievements in gaming one of them is netflix which is a movie rental... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 24, 2009 10:10

    Sony fails yet again. Japanese gaming companies are losing their edge. they need to make new games that are fun gameplay versus reprinting old franchises. American gaming companies have been providing new features all the... More


New 3.0 PS3 Firmware Faster Than Ever

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The release of the PS3 3.0 firmware appears set to bring a noticeable speed increase to the console, though the performance anomalies apparently evident between the PS3 and PS3 Slim still seem unanswered…

Just how fast can be ascertained from the comparison videos below:

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  • Anonymous commented on October 4, 2009 01:33

    lot about you... More

  • robinforum commented on September 6, 2009 18:27

    always get the bang for the buck product :O I tried searching for girls related to that of the first post but I failed D: anyone can give me a hand in looking for those ps3 babes? :D... More


PS3 Slim Sells Out

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Sony’s last hope for revitalising its flagging videogame business this generation is apparently a huge success, with a host of Japanese retailers selling out of the PS3 Slim completely before the general release has even begun…

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  • GodOfSpeed commented on September 3, 2009 16:25

    Of course the PS3 Slim will sell out ;) And the upcoming FFXIII bundle (there's gonna to be one, trust me) will be the bomb, i expect at least 100k PS3 Slim sold in that week... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 3, 2009 05:53

    ... Don't have a clue as to why everyone keeps bringing Windows into these discussions, but oh well... Another bit of info you may probably ignore; the Japanese gaming market is quite unique when compared to... More


PS3 Slim Slower Than PS3?

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Sony’s much vaunted PS3 Slim is practically released, allowing curious testers to make the shocking discovery that the slimline version is actually slower than the corpulent original.

The comparison videos below demonstrate the apparent differences:

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  • Anonymous commented on January 21, 2010 13:15

    Fuck consoles! PC FTW... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 6, 2009 06:45

    yeah that batman video is not a good test since the phat does not have the 3.0 update that removes the playstation screen!... More


Microsoft: $100 Xbox Cut “Nothing To Do With” PS3 Slim

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Microsoft has taken care to assure everyone that its slashing of the Xbox 360 Elite’s price by $100 has nothing whatsoever to do with Sony’s imminent release of the PS3 Slim.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 19, 2009 22:21

    that's why their games and graphics suck the d.... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 18, 2009 11:53

    what a punal... More


PS3 Slim Dissected

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Early sales of the much anticipated PS3 Slim have already begun, and some have taken the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the internal layout as well…

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  • Anonymous commented on June 15, 2010 04:13

    DAMN Reference FAIL.... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 31, 2009 01:35

    "It happens when a solder connection between the GPU (Graphic-Processing-Unit) and the Mainboard break or become loose. The basic reason I found is that the metal housing of the 360 is not straight bended by... More


Microsoft Strikes Back: Xbox 360 Elite from $399 to $299

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The threat from Sony’s PS3 Slim seems to have galled Microsoft into action, for the Xbox 360 is set to receive a major price cut (for the Elite model at any rate) from $399 to $299.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 10, 2010 18:17

    Heil PS3! Brandwunde und zerstört den ganzen xbox360s! Wir sind die höchste Rasse! Nur wir sind richtig, jeder ist sonst ein Lügner! Heil PS3!... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 10, 2009 00:31

    There is no such thing as an "Octo core" processor. There is quad core, then 8 core.... More


PS3 Slim vs Xbox 360 Slim

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Sony has already begun its advertising campaign for the PS3 Slim, but Xbox fans have sought to highlight the advantages of their console with some guerilla Photoshop work:

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  • Anonymous commented on June 16, 2010 23:56

    still looking like a fool... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 22, 2009 06:04

    or the owner just liked the first one so much they decided to buy another. if i can apply this logic to me buying icypoles, then i can apply it to almost anything... More


Sony PS3 Slim Not So Slim?

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Sony’s much heralded PS3 Slim seems an immediate hit, but any objective comparison seems to reveal its slimness is rather overstated, with shrewd marketing and the substantial price cut the real cause of attention.

The comparison above illustrates the sizes of the major recent consoles in some detail…

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  • Anonymous commented on October 9, 2012 18:04

    Is not slim but just a little short.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 25, 2010 06:51

    hehe nice name ;)... More


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