Console manufacturers and games publishers aren't the only ones living it up at E3. Accessory-makers are out in force too, including Logitech. It has a load of new goodies for console owners including this Driving Force Wireless Racing Wheel for PS3.
We learned yesterday that the sort-of-new, sort-of-cut-price 80GB PS3 model was due for North America shortly. But what of little old Europe? Sony has since confirmed that the same model - a non-backwards compatible, larger capacity version of the current 40GB model - will be landing here on August 27th. The price is set at £299 / 399 Euros, the same as the current version.
The Advertising Standards Authority has given the all clear to a recent BT TV advertisement after some people complained that a recent ad featuring Gremlins wreaking havoc on a hapless office worker was frightening children and giving them nightmares. The ad stars Peter Jones who you may know from such thrilling business TV shows as Dragon's Den.
It's traditional for every console maker to come up with a big surprise for E3. Some struggle to stay under wraps in the monstrous hype preceding the event, but other come as a very pleasant bolt from the blue. Nintendo achieved the latter with the announcement of GTA: Chinatown Wars for Nintendo DS.
At the ongoing E3 conference, Sony revealed its answer to Xbox Live Video Marketplace, adding online movie sales and rental to PlayStation 3 consoles. And to help persuade people make the most of the service, the company also confirmed that from September, current 40GB consoles would have their storage upped to 80GB.
London transport narrowly avoided a descent into CHAOS this weekend after many widely used public transport smart cards, know as Oyster cards, were corrupted when swiped at ticket gates. Anyone who used their Oyster card between 0530 and 0930 last Saturday is thought to have been affected.
Bush, fine purveyor of DAB radio wares, has announced that its popular, enticingly named TR04DAB DAB radio is getting a sensual makeover. It is now available in "luscious" Lip Gloss Red and also sports a "sexy" touchscreen control panel, specifically designed for over (under?) sexed people who need their audio appliances to ooze carnal vibes into the room as well as Radio 4.
Low-cost ultra-portables might be all the rage right now, but that doesn't bother Sony at all - it's back trying to raise the bar in terms of how much power can be stuffed into a skinny, lightweight laptop by announcing the new VAIO Z series.
Phenomenally successful though the Nintendo Wii is, it certainly isn't without its own share of niggles. Among them, perhaps at the forefront of 'core' players' minds, is the fact that the motion sensing Wii remote is, well, not all that hot at sensing motion.
Last night Microsoft kicked off proceedings at this year's E3 video games conference. News of hardware price cuts and the launch of a new model preceded the event, but Microsoft still had a few surprises to share, including a new deal that will make Netflix movies and TV shows accessible directly from Xbox 360 consoles.