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Pre E3 Conferences (Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Sony)

Here we are with the day-before E3 festivities in which the biggest developers in the business hold their media briefings in the hope to sway some favor in their direction. We went to a couple of them in person and had to muddle through the other two on poorly streamed feeds thanks to terrible internet [...]

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PS4 Announcement After Thoughts

On Wednesday, February 20th 2013 Sony had their big announcement of the upcoming Playstation 4. Patrick and I both watched the the livestream so we decided to share some of our thoughts with you. The System   So in a similar vein to the PS3 the PS4 will be something of a PC with a 32bit [...]

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E3 2011 Post Mortem

So now that E3 has been over for a few weeks and the coverage is winding down, it is time to look back and reflect on what we’ve learned this year. There were a few surprises here and there although not so much on the game announcement front and there seems to be some shifts [...]

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Sony, Why You No Encrypt My Data?!

In celebration of Sony putting all of our identities, personal information and potentially financial information at risk because our data “was not encrypted, but was stored on a very secure system“, I created this “Y U NO” pic:

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Microsoft Gets it, Sony Just F-ing Hates You

I can’t believe I’m typing this… maybe Hell is a snowy paradise, but: Microsoft gets it. Hackers, as insignificant and unimportant as most corporations make them out to be, do drive interest in things. That interest starts down low, with the individual hackers and it bubbles up in the form of words and actions. “Console [...]

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PlayStation Move Review (including Video Review)

Introduction The PlayStation Move is Sony’s move in the “motion controller” arena going up against the entrenched Nintendo Wii and the upcoming camera-only based Kinect from Microsoft for the Xbox 360. We’ve put the PlayStation Move through it’s paces, making sure to try and focus on the controller’s functionality and not so much the video [...]

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How I Met Your Mother Season 4 Disk 1 Blu-ray Won’t Play in 60GB PS3 Fix

Update #2: Success! After continuing to mess with this problem and the workaround below not doing the trick, I kept reading online and finally found a solution that works. I love you misio121! When your disk gets to the “Upgrade your firmware” notice screen on the disk Start randomly pressing R1/R2 and X all together [...]

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E3 Xbox Kinect VS Playstation Move: My Impressions

Going in to E3 2010 motion control was a big question mark. After three years of Waggleware from Nintendo’s Wii both Microsoft and Sony promised something better as they each jumped into the fray with their new tech. Both Microsoft’s controller free Kinect and Sony’s wand and navigation noreallythiswasn’tatallbasedonthewiiremoteandnunchuckatalldon’tyourememberwemade-funofthatgoofyshitwhenthePS3cameout based Move were covered in the [...]

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E3 Day 2 Twitter Highlights

If you’ve been following Patrick at E3 you already know what is going on, even what he ate for lunch. But if you haven’t, here are the highlights from the last few hours (the dude is a machine): Dead Rising 2 is just like the first one only prettier. 3D on PS3? not impressed. Watching [...]

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GDC: Sony Announces ‘Move’ EyeToy-based Motion Controller for PS3

Sony has announced the PlayStation Move – also know as “Sony’s Wiimote” or “PlayStation Ice Cream Cone” as I like to call it. This new motion control for the PS3 from Sony is a hybrid between Microsoft’s Project Natal and Nintendo’s Wiimote. The physical design and layout of the controller duplicates what is essentially the [...]

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Many Original PS3s Are Broken – Thought to be a Leap-Year Date Bug

Update #2: It appears that turning on your original “fat” PS3 can cause the data to become corrupted and potentially loose trophies or at least it appears you have lost trophies. Sony strongly recommends keeping those PS3s turned off until tomorrow. Still no telling if that stuff is really corrupted or data is really lost [...]

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PS3 3D Firmware Update Coming this Summer

We postulated a few months ago that the PS3 would eventually win the console war with 3D and Motion Control while Microsoft was forced, earlier than 2015, to do another hardware cycle to stay caught up with the powerful PS3 platform. Not more than 2 months later some slides with 2010 3D plans for the [...]

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Sony PS3 Will Deliver 3D Experience After All

We speculated back in August that the stars were starting to align for Sony around a Motion-controlled/3D future for the PS3. Our confidence in this fact centered around the recent motion-controlled demonstration that Sony gave for the PS3 at E3. Combined with the never-used EyeToy camera, what Sony was showing off looked comparable, if not [...]

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PS3 May Win… Years From Now with 3D and Motion Control

Back when the PS3 and Xbox 360 were first announced, we aren’t ashamed to say that we were avid fans of the PS3 platform… much more so than the self-aborting Xbox 360. It was a much higher build quality, the technical achievement of the Cell Processor was ridiculously complex and therefore impressive, it played Blu-ray [...]

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Sony Releases New Stupid Piece of Sh1t

The Onion is awesome… for all the Sony-haters out there, I thought this was brilliant: Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn’t Fucking Work

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Video Games Show First Signs of Dominating Entertainment Market

From cdfreaks.com: At least in terms of consumer spending, retail video games were more popular than DVD and Blu-ray discs in 2008, according to an international research group. Games accounted for 53 percent of entertainment software spending worldwide, Media Control GfK International said. These figures do not include movie or game rentals. The momentum is [...]

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Sony's Poor Playstation 3 Sales and Marketing Isn't Sabotage – It's Just Sony

The Washington Times’s Sonny Bunch wrote an article recently that raked Sony over the coals for: No price cut this holiday season — instead they actually released a more expensive bundle Not properly promoting DVD-upscaling capabilities of the PS3 No Netflix (or other 3rd party) streaming movie support This is all in the wake of [...]

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Join The Break it Down Blog Playstation Home Club!

We would like to invite all BIDB readers to join The “Break it Down” Blog Playstation Home Club! Here’s how: Login to Playstation Home Press Start (>) to bring up your main Home control menu Go down to Clubs Use the “Search” function and search for: “Break it Down” (without the quotes) Or you can [...]

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Huge Playstation Home Screenshot Tour

After our initial snag of getting into the Playstation Home Beta, we finally got in and wanted to give you guys a heads-up with regard to what you can expect, if it’s worth a PS3, and what we thought of it. Introductory Thoughts Given how this service is designed (explained below) it looks like these [...]

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Playstation Home Launch Hits a Few Snags

Well I finally got around to installing the new Playstation Home client that launched yesterday and tried to login to Home for about 20mins where I was only met with the above screen – retry after retry. At first glance, I’d have to say the avatars and environments seem to be very “Second Life 2.0″ [...]

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Controlling the Future of Gaming and Entertainment Starts with Game Consoles

A study by JPR found the PC gaming market to be 2.6x larger than console gaming market… that includes every Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii together (totally somewhere around 74.7 million units worldwide) with an estimated 196 million “gaming machine” class of PC shipped world wide. Yet, big companies and analysts have been claiming that [...]

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PSN Cracks 14 Million Active User Mark – Michael Pachter Eats Feet

In the most recent Bonus Round episodes (Online Services – Part 1, Part 2) analyst Michael Pachter, and all around good-dresser, proported that PSN was a complete Sony-fail with, what he guessed, was less than 1 million active users; part of his reasoning for stating this was that Sony never announced numbers for the service [...]

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LittleBigPlanet Moderation Update

Monday we reported that user created LittleBigPlanet levels were being removed without warning.  It seems that the community uproar over their levels being “moderated” got Sony and Media Molecule’s attention as they released a statement today ensuring users that they were working to improve their “moderation procedure and the methods of communication.” Here is the [...]

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Little Big Planet Levels Being Removed Without Warning

LittleBigPlanet owners are quickly getting upset by the “moderation” occurring on user created levels.  The current “moderation” occurring is essentially complete deletion of levels without warning. Kotaku has a good recap of what is happening: There’s a growing clamor on the LittleBigPlanet forums about level ‘moderation’ — if by ‘moderation’ one means ‘summary deletion.’ Without [...]

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