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PlayStation Vita Buyers Guide

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While the majority of TECHGEEK’s writers (not myself) have been negative towards the PlayStation Vita, that doesn’t mean that it is a bad gadget. In fact, if you want a dedicated portable console, the PlayStation Vita could arguably be the best choice and it has been well received. So if you’ve decided to invest in a Vita, here is a collection of tips for buying games, accessories and the console […]

Kaz Hirai: No PlayStation 4 at E3 2012

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With the rumourmill in full swing, many are eager to hear about the rumoured PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720. While previous rumours had E3 2012 penciled in for the announcement for both, Kaz Hirai,  Executive Deputy President of Sony, has told the Wall Street Journal that “we are not making any announcements at E3. I’ve always said a 10-year life cycle for PS3, and there is no reason to go away […]

2011 – A Year of Many Things: A recap of the big events of the year

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The year 2011 was one year that we will all never forget. Even though they were all in the beginning of the year, the floods in Queensland and Brazil, the earthquakes in Christchurch and the tsunami in the north of Japan are still present in all of our minds. We also saw the death of a tech luminary, Steve Jobs; and the powerful News Corporation losing its influence over politicians […]

PlayStation Vita sales drop considerably during first week in Japan

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The PlayStation Vita, which came out on December 17 in Japan, has already seen a considerable drop in sales numbers just days after release. While the 3DS also had a difficult time gaining traction, the Vita lost a much larger amount of sales in the first week. After selling 321 000 units in its first two days of availability, the rest of the week from December 21 to Christmas Day saw only 72 […]

‘The Last Of Us’, a new PS3 exclusive, to be revealed at the Spike TV VGAs

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A new PlayStation 3 exclusive has been revealed, in a very non-description nature, with a single screenshot, barely related video and a date where more details will hopefully come. The Last Of Us, as it’s called, will be shown at the Spike TV Video Game Awards on the 8th of December and until then all we have is a screenshot of a lush rainforest which looks very nice, apart from […]

Sony partners with Vodafone for PlayStation Vita’s 3G version

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While its been known for some time now that AT&T would supply 3G coverage in the US and that NTT DoCoMo would provide it in Japan, Sony has been quiet on details for Europe and Australia. But today Sony has announced that the PlayStation Vita 3G version will ship with a Vodafone SIM and provide 3G connectivity via the Vodafone 3G network. Vodafone has also announced that it will be […]

PlayStation Vita finally gets Australian release date and price

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Sony Computer Entertainment Australia has finally announced an Australian price and release date for the PlayStation Vita, their new portable gaming system. The PlayStation Vita will be available from February 23, 2012 and will come in two varities. A WiFi PSV will be for AUD$349.95 for Australia, NZD$449.95 for our New Zealand readers and €249.99 for Europe. Meanwhile the 3G and WiFi version will be AUD$449.95, NZD$549.95 or €299.99. The […]

Update: PlayStation Network is back online

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Update: 6:56AM: The PlayStation Network is back online.[blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/PlayStation/status/116616821364375552″] Original story: This is not a drill. The PlayStation Network, which was sporadically going offline and online last night, is now completely down. Just like last time, Sony is expecting the gaming network to be back in two hours. But remember, last time they said a few days it turned into a month. PlayStation has been tweeting details via their European and US Twitter […]

Gamescom 2011: 24″ PlayStation-branded 3DTV coming to Australia

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Sony has today also announced that the PlayStation-branded 24″ 3DTV, announced for the US at E3 2011, will be coming to Australia “later this year”. One of the highlights feature-wise is SimulView. This allows two players to have full-screen multiplayer games, removing the need to split the screen. It’s quite interesting technology, although unfortunately Sony has patented it, meaning the idea probably won’t become common in any other brands of […]

Gamescom 2011: Budget PSP coming for $139.95, sans Wi-Fi

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Just in case the first four PSP SKU’s didn’t meet your needs, Sony has announced a new, budget PSP model that is exclusive to Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The PSP E1000 is fully compatible with every PSP game and will be coming for a tasty $139.95. But the budget price comes with it’s disadvantages. The biggest change with this SKU is the lack of a Wi-Fi connection. This means […]

Gamescom 2011: PS3 price-drop coming August 22

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Image: Reinis Traidas/Flickr (Creative Commons) During Sony’s conference at the annual Gamecom conference in Germany, a PlayStation 3 price-drop has been announced. From August 22 the 160GB PS3 will be available for $349.95 and the 320GB SKU will be available for a lovely $449.95. The price-cut isn’t as big as some may have hoped, but it is definately a welcome bonus for anyone thinking of buying or upgrading their PS3.

La Noire – “The Consul’s Car” Traffic Case (Playstation 3 Exclusive … for now)

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“The Consul’s Car” Traffic case for La Noire is now available worldwide for download on the PS3. Following the discovery of an abandoned luxury car, without number plates or an owner, players uncover a mysterious link to the Argentinean consulate of Los Angeles. Although this case has already been made available to North American Playstation 3 owners, playstation owners worldwide can now purchase the DLC pack for $4.00. However there […]

Free Red Dead Redemption DLC pack – Myths and Mavericks

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Get ready to unholster those revolvers and saddle up this September with the release of the Myths and Mavericks DLC Bonus pack.The DLC seeks to add more characters and more multiplayer environments for such game types like Deathmatch, Grab the bag and Gang matches and “other popular online modes” and the best part of all is that its free. One confirmed character is Landon Ricketts as seen above, the old […]

Konami announces latest PES title – PES 2012 for Xbox 360, Wii and PS3

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Football fans, another game is heading your way. Konami has announced a new title for its Pro Evolution Soccer line of football simulation with the PES 2012 that will be heading to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and the PC. The title was announced in a new video, featuring its Creative Producer, Shingo ‘Seabass’ Takatsuka. The game will also launch on PSP and the PlayStation 2, but noticeably […]

PlayStation Network is back online in Australia

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It’s been almost 4 weeks since we’ve been able to connect to the PlayStation Network. In that time Will and Kate have gotten married, Osama Bin Laden was killed, Karl Stephanovic won a Logie (how, we don’t know) and Terence enjoyed Eurovision. But now, or at least in Wollongong, the PlayStation Network is back online. Well, most of it. When you turn on your dusty PlayStation 3, a System Software […]