Archive for March, 2007
According to Amazon.co.uk, the 20GB PS3 could finally hit Europe Oct 30th. We won’t know how well the PS3 has sold for a little while yet but for various reasons, it hasn’t been a complete sell out. I would’ve liked the 20GB model to be available at launch with maybe a 60/40 split between 60GB and 20GB models.
Sales could’ve been compared between the two models and if the 20GB out sold the 60GB, it would’ve gave Sony a clear message that £425 is way too high. Unfortunatley, they said the demand wasn’t there for the 20GB PS3 after speaking to retailers but I think that’s a load of rubbish. It wasn’t as if Sony had a low number of units available either.
I don’t know if I would’ve took the plunge and got the 20GB model if it was available at around £350 but I know I don’t need the WiFi or SD/MemoryStick/Compact Flash that are not in the 20GB version. If I needed a bigger hard drive I could’ve easily bought a cheap external one to plug in via USB.
I won’t be surprised if Sony does release the 20GB version around Oct as it would look as if the PS3 has dropped in price to the casual observer, especially in the lead up to Christmas.
I will definitely get a PS3 before the end of Oct at the latest no matter what, as there are too many games that I want scheduled for release leading up to that time. DMC4, Mercs 2, GTA IV, Heavenly Sword, PES 7 etc should all be out around that time or just before, so my hand would be forced. That’s if i don’t crack and get it before then.
It also looks as if Genji: Days of the Blade is heading for the bargain bin as it’s available at Play.com for just £20! It can’t be that bad surely? It’s my kind of game aswell.
Europeans get an updated version of GT:HD, that adds force feedback support to Logitech steering wheel controllers (specifically Driving Force Pro, GT Force, Driving Force, and Driving Force EX).
While we’ve already seen force feedback in Need For Speed and Ridge Racer 7, it’s great to see this is coming to Sony published titles, such as Gran Turismo, as well.
It’s fairly clear that they can add force feedback now that the legal issues behind the technology have been resolved.
I can’t wait until this updated version reaches North America.
Here’s a link to a free PDF PS3 magazine. Lots of fluff, but worth a look.
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It’s very simple to join our team. Once you’ve launched Life With PlayStation, hold square and select Folding@home. Press the triangle button to bring up the Options, select “Current Channel”, and then select “Identity”. Here you can change your donor name, which I suggest doing. If not it defaults to PS3. After that select “Join an exiting team” and enter PS3Blog.net’s team number 55054. And that’s it, your now part of the team. To get more points on your PS3, choose the advanced option in the settings.
Here is a nice option for people that use the remote play option of the PS3. Just start remote play and start the Folding@home app. Then you can turn off your PSP, and the folding@home app will continue. Then when you try to connect again via remote play you will get the folding@home screen. From there you can go back to XMB if you wish.
Even PC users can join the team. I have my work PC running the folding@home software as well. You can download the PC version here.
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Congratulations to all you Europeans and Australians out there who can finally purchase a PS3! It’s an exciting day and I’m sure that lots of you have already been to the store and back and have stories to tell.
This is the place to tell them!
Please recount us with your PS3 purchase experience. We’d love to hear about it.