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Sony Gamer’s Day 2006

Want some coverage of yesterday’s Gamer’s Day event? Both IGN and Gamespot have some blow-by-blow accounts of the event, which both make for very interesting reading.

One interesting thing to come of all this is that if you purchase a game from Sony’s online gaming portfolio of cheap games, you can share said game with up to five of your buddies. So how about several of us get together to buy these games and share them? 🙂 The only wrench would be if those shared versions of the game were somehow crippled or multi-player only versions of the games. But ah well. It’s pretty cool that Sony is allowing these games to be shared.

Also revealed is what’ll come with your PS3 when you buy it. The first half-million or so PS3 consoles will come with the BD movie Talladega Nights. I would have preferred The Transporter myself, but oh well. Can’t look a gift horse in the mouth. As far as cabling goes, the PS3 will come with a power cable, a USB cable for charging the included controller, a network cable, and a multi-out cable with composite video connection.

The SIXAXIS controller will have a built-in battery that is not replaceable. It has a 20 meter wireless range, and 30 hours of battery life. Buying an extra controller will cost you $50. The PS2 memory card reader will set you back $15, while the BlueTooth BD remote will be $25 once available. First-party PS3 game titles will be $60. (I’m rounding up to the nearest dollar.)

IGN: Sony Gamer’s Day 2006
Gamespot: PS3 Online, Sixaxis Shown at Sony’s Gamer Day
Sony Gamer’s Day: GameSharing Comes to PS3