1. Technology
Send to a Friend via Email

PlayStation 3 - PS3 News and Rumors

The PS3 is one of the most hotly anticipated gaming systems on the horizon. Learn about Sony's newest PlayStation system and industry rumors surrounding the PlayStation 3.

PS3 Release Dates: March 2013
March 2013 could very well be the last major gaming month for this generation of systems. What will be the most important games of the final year of the PS3? At least one, and probably more, are in this release date feature. Get your calendars out.

Sony Announces PlayStation 4, Reveals New Games
The Sony PlayStation 4 is here! While we may not know all of the details (or even many given the lack of price, date, or even console images), we do know quite a bit. Find out what Sony has revealed about the PS4 as of February 20, 2013!

"Deus Ex: Human Revolution" vs "Comix Zone" PS3 New Releases
"Deus Ex: Human Revolution" brings the cyberpunk/cyborg trilogy to the PS3. A killer new release that has more action and atmosphere than most out there, "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" highlights this week's PS3 games.

Round-up of Sony's/PlayStation's E3 2011 Highlights
From the press conference to the epic booth Sony was out for a little redemption at E3. It not only found it but it walked away with concrete evidence that it wanted please gamers more than Microsoft or Nintendo did. The Wii U was a show stealer, but PS Vita held it's own as Sony displayed great breadth at E3 20011. Read on for the highlights...

What to Expect From Sony's PlayStation Press Conference at E3 2011
Prior to all the security problems, PlayStation was on a roll. With E3 right around the corner what can we expect to see from Sony as they try to regain momentum for the PlayStation brand? I've got E3 coverage of what Sony should be showing off straight from the PlayStation rumor mill.

PlayStation Network (PSN) and Qriocity Welcome Back Package
Free PlayStation 3 games, free PSP games, free/extended PlayStation Plus and more are all part of Sony's "Welcome Back!" or "Customer Appreciation" package for the PlayStation Network and Qriocity users. We've got the complete details, straight from Sony's mouth, about all the goodies you'll be receiving.

Figuring out video game in-game promotions, and virtual property
Microtransactions and in-game virtual property are not only staples of today's games, but also the world of cross-promotion. From Taco Bell offering "Sims" and "Madden 11" in-game merchandise to 7-11 giving you "LittleBigPlanet 2," "Killzone 3," or "God of War III" virtual trinkets for drinking Slupees, the virtual goods as a reward for real world activities model seems like the future of cross-promotion, and a new form of consumer motivation.

PlayStation 3 (PS3) to Get Netflix Streaming Video Service in November 2009
Well PS3 owners, your moment has arrived. Be jealous of the Xbox 360 no more, for you too shall have Netflix streaming movies, without the burden of an Xbox Live Gold Account... but you will pay a price... one of convenience.

PlayStatiom 3 (PS3) Slim Release Dates and Prices
Don't be deceived by the petite PlayStation 3 Slim. As detailed here, this is a full fledged PS3 in a diminutive package. I've got release dates, prices, details and specs as well as key differences between the new PS3 Slim and the soon to be old PS3 Phat.

PS3 Slim - PlayStation 3 CECH-2000A Console/Hardware/Accessor…
Slimmer, smaller, better? The PS3 Slim (CECH-2000A) is Sony's cheaper, more energy efficient, more petite version of the PlayStation 3. This gallery of PS3 Slim images not only shows off the svelte next-gen system, but also compares it to the current PS3.

Responses to 5 Reasons to Buy a PlayStation 3 (Not a Wii or Xbox 360)
I've listed my top five reasons to buy a PS3 and I want to know your thoughts. Do you think these five things put the PS3 head and shoulders above the Wii or Xbox 360? Or do the Nintendo and Microsoft systems have too many advantages over the PS3 to make it the system to buy?

5 Reasons to Buy a PlayStation 3 (Not a Wii or Xbox 360)
All three current generation systems are unique and have their own advantages, but I've put together a list of the top five reasons why the PlayStation 3 is the system to gave over the Wii and Xbox 360.

PS3 Holiday Gift Guide 2008: Top Ten Things to Give the Gamer…
'Tis the season to be jolly, and PlayStation gamers have a lot to celebrate this year. From Little Big Planet to Resistance 2, the 2008 holiday season is easily the best PS3 fans have had to date. All of the games and accessories in this list are surefire hits for the gamer in your life, and all the games have come out very recently so there's a good chance they may not have them yet. So shop in …

PlayStation Network's Video Delivery Service Overview
PlayStation 3 owners no longer have to go out to get a movie. The PS3 now features a video delivery service that provides rentals and purchasable videos in both standard and high definition.

Uncharted 160GB PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) Bundle Specifications and Details
Here are the specifications and details of the Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 160GB PLAYSTATION 3 Bundle. While it features the largest hard drive of any PS3, and currently the biggest price tag, it doesn't have the functionality of some of the previous models.

PlayStation 3 (PS3) Home Closed Beta Extended Through the Summer of 2008
The PlayStation Home service for the PS3 will bring a 3D avatar based virtual world to the PS3. Unfortunately it has taken longer than anticipated to release, and will be in closed Beta until the end of summer 2008.

PS3 System software update version 2.20 Expands Blu-ray and PSP functionality
The PS3 is an amazing media playing machine. With the upcoming update, version 2.20, the PS3 gets more Blu-ray and PSP functionality.

New PS3 and PSP Bundles: Metal Gear+ DualShock 3, God of War+Deep Red PSP
In this press release, Sony unvieled a new PS3 bundle which includes an 80 GB PlayStation 3, the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and a DualShock 3 (rumble!) controller for $499. In a word: AMAZING! If you've been waiting to get a PS3, this is the time to pull the trigger.

Rock Band Official Set List
The track list for Rock Band is amazing. 58 songs of which 51 are master tracks make this the most authentic rock 'n roll videogame to date.

RockBand.com Lets Console Rock Gods Set Up Virtual Band Webpages
RockBand.com will launch alongside Rock Band and bring a social networking dimension to the rock-n-roll simulator.

PlayTV - Use your PS3 as a TiVo/DVR
European PS3 owners will be getting a real treat in 2008. PlayTV will allow your PS3 to act as a dual-tuner digital video recorder (TiVo beware!). The best part? PlayTV will let you stream and control programs via your PSP.

Buy a PlayStation 3: Which PS3 Should You Buy?
For a limited time, there are three PlayStation 3 consoles on the market: 20GB, 60GB, 80GB. Which one should you buy? We break down the three versions of the PS3 and come to a surprising answer.

David Reeves Confirms 60 GB PS3 Price Drop Only Temporary
SCEE president David Reeves has confirmed the rumor that the 60GB PS3 price drop is only temporary, and he sheds light as to why. He also commented on why the European PS3 remains 60GBs, and what the new European PS3 bundle will include.

PlayStation Network Update Details Including PS3 Home
Sony is bringing out the big guns for an online showdown with Xbox Live. With a very strong showing of Home, and several new downloadable games, the PlayStation Network cannot be ignored.

New 80GB and 60GB PlayStation 3 (PS3) Specifications and Details
With the announcement of a new 80GB PS3 and a price cut for the 60GB PS3, Sony has released a new set of specs and details for the PlayStation 3.

60 GB PlayStation 3 Price Cut to $499, 80GB PS3 Announced
It's the news we've all been waiting for, and it happened sooner than expected. The 60GB version of the PS3 will now retail for $499. Additionally, a new version of the PS3 is on the very near horizon.

Resistance: Fall of Man Map Pack 1
Resistance: Fall of Man is the runaway hit on the PS3. With the release of two new map packs and the inclusion of global servers the game just keeps getting better.

Official Soundtrack for EA's SKATE
Only time will tell if SKATE can hold its own against Tony Hawk and his never ending series of skateboarding games. There is no denying, however, that SKATE has a rocking soundtrack.

PS3 Firmware Version 1.80 Improves Games, Movies, and Even Your PSP
The new version of the PS3's firmware, version 1.80 offers new features and significant improvements that enhance your movie, game, and PSP experience.

HELIOS Helps Turn the PlayStation 3 (PS3) into a Linux Server
More than a few eyebrows were raised when Sony announced that the PS3 would support Linux. Now HELIOS has unveiled its plan to take that capability even further by distributing its software package that turns your PlayStation 3 into an economical, yet powerful Linux server.

Dragon's Lair HD Blu-ray/PS3 Review
Dragon's Lair HD Blu-ray brings Dirk the Daring back, again, to rescue the Fair Princess Daphne from Singe the Evil Dragon. This is the best looking version of the game to date. Don Bluth's signature style shines brighter on Blu-ray, more-so than even the original arcade laser0disc version. But how does it play? Read on adventurer, your quest awaits.

F.E.A.R. PS3 Exclusive Features and Q&A with Rob Loftus, Senior Producer
F.E.A.R. finally lands on the PS3, after its tour of duty on the Xbox 360 and PC. Fortunately, this is more than a mere port. The PS3 version of F.E.A.R. includes additional new content, including a new weapon and level. We've not only got F.E.A.R. details, but Q&A with Rob Loftus, Senior Producer for F.E.A.R.

Folding@home to Go Live on the PlayStation 3 on March 23rd
According to this official Folding@home press release, this PS3 distributed computing program may single handedly change the way people view their home videogame consoles. Not content with being an entertainment device, the PS3 will now be fighting diseases thanks to the Folding@home program.

European PlayStation 3 Details and Specifications
With the European release of the PlayStation 3 looming many were getting ready to repeat the madness over the U.S. and Japanese PS3 releases. That was until they found out that the European PS3 was handicapped. That's right, Europe is getting less PS3 for their buck than their American or Asian counterparts.

PlayStation 3 - All You Need to Know
This is the hub for PS3 info. From launch titles, accessories, to screenshots everything you ever wanted to know about the PS3 can be found here.

Full Auto 2: Battlelines Review (PS3)
Think Twisted Metal Black, only with better racing and worse arena combat and you've got yourself some Full Auto Battlelines 2.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance Review
Ultimate Alliance is the ultimate dungeon crawl featuring many of your favorite Marvel comic book characters. With gameplay refined over two previous titles, Raven has made a game for both the hardcore and the casual. Unlockable characters and costumes, as well as alternate endings, add to the experience. Rent or buy, you should definitely check this game out.

A Rundown of Accessories for the PS3 and Their Prices
A rundown of the accessories available for the PS3 at launch, prices and how necessary these extras really are.

PlayStation 3 and Sixaxis Images - Final Versions
The final hardware version of the 60 gig PS3 is a site to behold. The sleek black case and accenting chrome Blu-ray face plate give the machine a high-tech look and feel.

Sony's Official (PlayStation 3) PS3 Launch Titles List
Sony has finally spoken and released their official PlayStation 3 launch window games list. No more speculation; this is straight from the horses mouth.

Sony PS3 Network Details
The PS3's network looks to be the most robust online gaming service to date. In addition to online gaming, the service will support downloads, shopping and more.

PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) Release Date, Details and Specifications
The PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) will be released in the Spring of 2006. The next generation PlayStation features wireless controllers, broadband capabilities, a hard drive and much more. The PS3 has left skeptics and fans in awe.

PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) Pictures
The PS3 is a thing of beauty. It is tough to compete with it's near future design and three available colors. These PS3 Pics will (hopefully) tide you over until its Spring 2006 release date.

PS3 to offer HDMI support on both sku's
Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that both versions of the PS3 will now support HDMI, meaning that even the 20GB PS3 will have full HDTV support.

PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) Launch Titles
Compiled from a variety of sources, this list of 30 PS3 games details the PLAYSTATION 3's launch titles.

Untold Legends Dark Kingdom Preview and Screenshots - The Mage and The
Untold Legends Dark Kingdom is a highly anticipated PS3 launch title. This action RPG series is one of the most popular franchises on the PSP. Untold Legends Dark Kingdom has stellar graphics and looks to be one of the first truly 'next-gen' RPGs. This Untold Legends Dark Kingdom preview features 10 screenshots of the mage and warrior class in action.

Metal Gear Solid 4 (MGS4) PlayStation 3 (PS3) screenshots and details of ...
There is no doubt that Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 is going to be a massive hit. Here we have MGS4 screenshots from the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) as well as details about MGS 4, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, and Metal Gear Acid 2. Please note: while the article contains details about all three Metal Gear games, the screenshots are all of MGS4.

Virtua Fighter 5 (PS3) Screenshots
Virtua Fighter 5 looked stunning at E3. These 16 VF5 screenshots show what the gameplay will look like on PS3 hardware.

Tony Hawk's Project 8 Screenshots (PS3)
Our Skateboarding Guide, Steve Cave, has a huge gallery of Tony Hawk's Project 8 screenshots. The 22 images show what the game will look like on the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Project 8 has been kept largely under wraps, but is supposed to represent a new direction for the skating franchise.

Sonic the Hedgehog - PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 Screenshots
Sonic the Hedgehog is ready to bring his fast and frantic action to the PS3 and Xbox 360. These screenshots are from the Tokyo Game Show and have Sonic showing off what the next-gen systems can do.

Early PS3 Screenshots: Getaway, Heavenly Sword, I-8, Ni-Oh, Tekken, Vision GT
These are early screenshots from a variety of PS3 games. No word as to how close to final they are, but if any of the games look this good on the PlayStation 3, we're in for a treat. There are screenshots of The Getaway, Heavenly Sword, I-8, Ni-Oh, Tekken PS3, Vision GT.

Killzone PS3 Screenshots
Killzone PS3 was a sight to behold at E3. The game that rocked the PS2 looks to be right at home on the PS3. If the final games looks anything like these early screenshots, Killzone PS3 will be one of the best first person shooters on any console, ever.

Devil May Cry 4 PS3 (PlayStation 3) Screenshots
Devil May Cry is in constant combat with games like God of War, and Prince of Persia to be the top dog in the action videogame market. These PS3 preview screenshots show that Dante is ready to take the first stab at being the king of next-gen action videogames.

PlayStation 3 (PS3) MotorStorm Screenshots
MotorStorm shows off the incredible graphic capabilities of the PS3 and its Cell processor. The incredible detail of MotorStorm PS3 makes all other racing games look like Pole Position.

Gundam PS3 (PlayStation 3) Screenshots
Gundam games have traditionally sold very well in Japan, but are rarely brought over to the West. Gundam PS3 is a magnificent looking game, capturing the look and feel of giant fighting mobile suits. Let's keep our fingers crossed that Gundam PS3 will make it to North America and Europe.

Formula 1 PS3 (PlayStation 3) Screenshots
Despite a poor showing at the American Grand Prix, F1 is still one of the most popular race series in the world. Sony is hoping to bring the fierce competition of F1 to the PS3.

Killing Day (Working Title) PS3 Screenshots
Killing Day is Ubisoft's entry into the Next Gen Arena. The PS3 demo of this game left jaws on the floor, and created quite the buzz. This shooter features some of the most amazing bullet impact effects to date.

Possession PS3 (PlayStation 3) Screenshots
Possession is Blitz's Next-Gen Zombie game slated for all three systems. These early Possession screenshots show some of the gory action that takes place as players control zombies and wreck havoc.

NVIDIA Graphics to Power the PlayStation 3 (PS3)
Sony has bested both Microsoft and Nintendo in landing NVIDIA to create its GPU for the next generation Sony console (PlayStation 3 / PS3).

Eyedentify PS3 (PlayStation 3) Screenshots
It is uncertain whether Eyedentify will be a full fledged PS3 title or if it will be bundled with the new EyeToy. Either way, Eyedentify breaks traditional barriers by allowing gamers to play via speaking and possibly gesturing to the on-screen avatars.

Fifth Phantom Saga Screenshots, PS3 (PlayStation 3)
Fifth Phantom Saga is Sega's entry into the early PS3 fold. This shooter looks vaguely like PsiOps, only much, much prettier.

Four European Developed PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) Games Previewed
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has been very busy and has announced four games for the PS3 Formula One, Heavenly Sword, Killzone PS3, and MotorStorm will all be PLAYSTATION 3 exclusive games.

PlayStation 3 Official Site
The official home of the PS3 with specs, screenshots, and other details straight from Sony.

PlayStation 3 Resource Centre
Lots of speculation, good rumors, and some fun images and pictures of what the PS3 may look like.

PSR: PlayStation Reporter
Not the flashiest site on the net, but an excellent source for PlayStation 3 news.

PS3Land
PS3Land stays up to date on PlayStation 3 rumors and news.

Pre-Order the Japanese PlayStation 3
So it hasn't even been built, but if you have 5000 yen, and can ready Japanese, you can Pre-Order a PS3 at Amazon Japan.

PlayStation Plus - Sony's New PlayStation Network Subscription Service
Sony has a new service to add extras to the free PlayStation Network (PSN) service. PlayStation Puls will give you early access to content, free games, discounts, and exclusive downloadable content (DLC). Read on for details, pricing, and more on PlayStation Plus.

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.