Now before we get started here, we have to stand up and note that, for PS3 owners, it's been a roller-coaster year. While the PlayStation Network online gaming service has many fans thanks to Sony generously making it free, Sony…
– China is blaming the internet for 80% of juvenile crime, including murders, such as the case of the 16year old boy who killed his parents for refusing to give him money to go to a cybercafe.
– Shock! Horror! Sony’s PR department actually does some work, and apologises to The Church of England for the Resistance: Fall of Man business. Next shock: Sony actually releases quality video games!
– Could closed captioning be coming to web videos, for those hard of hearing who simply must watch the video of two otters holding hands?
– The British Goverment…
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has given the full skinny on what new PS3 downloads will be available from the PlayStation Store this month. It includes four original games, new content for MotorStorm and Resistance: Fall Of Man, and a bunch of PS one games to download and transfer to your PSP.
– eBay has been involved in a legal battle over the ‘Buy It Now’ button for six years now, and in the latest court proceedings, the judge has delayed his ruling, no doubt busy buying up on McDonalds meals toys on eBay instead.
– Andrew Lim from CNet.co.uk is a very brave soul indeed, as he recently embarked on an 8-step technology detox, going several weeks without any forms of technology. Gasp! Horror of horrors – I honestly don’t think I could survive.
– Safari for Windows may’ve only been released on Tuesday, but already Apple has released an update, including ‘correction for a command injection vulnerability, corrected with additional processing and validation of URLs that could otherwise lead to an unexpected termination of the browser;…
You might still be able to walk into a high-street shop and buy a PS3, but nevertheless hundreds of thousands of people spent the weekend playing on Sony’s new console. Many of those will have gotten online too, whether exploring the PlayStation Store or playing against each other over the network.
Is that the winds of changed opinions blowing? Actually, that last sentence sounds like an unholy mash-up of Bob Dylan and The Scorpions, which would be hellish. But the point is this: since last week’s GDC show in San Francisco, the buzz around Sony’s PlayStation 3 has taken a turn for the better.