Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Pre-order Killzone 2, and get a free PlayStation Home costume...

...that is exactly what Amazon has been doing in a move to attract customers to buy the next-big-game for the PS3- Killzone 2

After splasing out a few dollars on pre-ordering the game, you'll be able to decorate your Home avatar with "With costume pieces for your head, torso, legs, hands and feet; you can customize your Home avatar to look like an ISA Soldier, a Helghast Assault Trooper, or something in between."

Cool, huh?

COD series sells 35 million copies

For those of you who don't know what COD stands for, it is Call of Duty...

Reuters has stated that the COD series has shifted a massive number of copies, 35 million approximately! Although COD isn't as popular as Halo, Mario or God of War, it is has been gaining a large fan-following lately. Great story, gorgeous graphics and and awesome multiplayre mode is what has been luring gamers now a days...

PS3 now costs less to make, but still a burden for Sony

A teardown analysis by iSupply has found out that the second-generation PS3 now only costs $448.73 to make, which is really less compared to $690.23 when it was initially released(the cost DOES NOT include royalties, bix contents, software etc.). 

As many of you know, the PS3 sells for around $399 in the U.S.A, which makes it a loss for Sony everytime a PS3 is sold! Andrew Rassweiler, iSupply analyst, said on Monday that Sony has no doubt come close to breaking even, although they haven't hit the mark.

Sony is facing a financial crisis, due to poor television&camera sales, and due to recession...which has led to Sony laying off thousands of workers. Only time will tell whether Sony can really pull it off...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Killzone 2 box-art revealed!

Over at the PlayStation Blog, TJ(works in the Killzone 2 marketing team) unveiled the much-anticipated PS3 exclusive-Killzone 2! Here's a pic! 

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Warner music videos disappering from YouTube

Warner Music Group's music videos on YouTube were pulled down, due to the casualty of a contract impasse between the Music giant and the Video-sharing giant-which is owned by Google.

People familiar with the discssions who weren't authorised to speak publicly said that negotiations broke down last week itself over licensing fees for the Music giant's videos.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

PSP2 may be developed by Sony

According to a news report at Eurogamer, Sony will be launching a successor to the PSP and an upgrade dubed the PSP-4000. No light has been thrown on the new hardware pieces, but apparently, development has already begun.

Surprised? Well, I ain't! The PSP-2000 which succeeded the PSP-1000 was noticibly light, and the control system was slightly changed...and then came the PSP-3000. The latest version of the PSP had an inbuilt micorphone also! It made it all the more easier to chat via Skype! So, if and when Sony does release PSP-4000 or a successor to the PSP, it shouldn't come as a surprise to fans!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Google Chrome goes LIVE

And by LIVE I mean it is out of Beta! Google recently launched the slick Chrome browser for Windows. It is astonishing that the Search Giant pulled the browser out of Beta in merely 3 1/2 months! They might have just set a record by doing this! 

And mind you, Gmail is still in Beta, for literally 3 1/2 years or more! The development team have been working on fixing many bugs and glitches...and they have for sure brought to the stands an impressive browser! Chrome is not only fast; be it loading the webpages or booting, but it is also visually appealing with a slick interface, and this is what that makes Chrome a rock-solid browser! Hats-off to Google for this one!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

PlayStation Home Open Beta launches tomorrow!

Yeah! You heard that right! The day you've all been waiting for will arrive-TOMORROW! Wondering why I didn't mention that it was the day I've been waiting for too? Because I'm already in the Closed Beta! Cool, huh?

The PlayStation Bluetooth headset or one of those cool PlayStation Keypads, you'll surely be having a great time chatting with all! It's really fun! The Central Plaza has been redesigned and a new game has also been developed! Many companies like Activision, Eidos, Lucas Arts, Electronic Arts et cetera et cetera have already been regularly participating in Home, like in Game Rooms and et cetera!