November 10, 2006 - (Last Updated: November 10, 11:59pm)
Last week, we received our test PlayStation 3 systems. We brought you a slew of news about the system, but as we reported, the test units are somewhat limited in media playback. Our retail units arrived today and we're going to run them through the paces to see how well Blu-ray playback works, PSP connectivity and much, much more. Stay tuned all day as we provide coverage of the final boxed system.
IGN Retail PS3 Q&A
(11.10.06 | 7:00pm) -- With retail unit in hand, we answer your most pressing questions. Updated constantly!
PS3 Can't Get No Sleep
(11.10.06 | 11:59pm) -- Only Sony's portable system can slip off into a slumber state.
PS3 PS3 Connections: iPod & USB Music Devices
(11.10.06 | 5:58pm) -- UPDATE: Hurray, the PS3 can play virtually anything!
PS3 System 1.10 Explained
(11.10.06 | 4:40pm) -- We break down what's included in the launch day system update.
Guitar Hero II Compatible with PS3?
(11.10.06 | 4:21pm) -- We plug and attempt to rock - find out if we were asked for an encore.
PS3 Retail Menu Update
(11.10.06 | 3:52pm) -- What's in the most recent PS3 version? Find out before you get your own system.
Browsing the Net PS3 Style
(11.10.06 | 3:11pm) -- We take the PS3 online with its included browser.
PS3 Connections: PlayStation Portable
(11.10.06 | 3:06pm) -- Sony's handheld and next-gen console are good buddies. Here's what they can and can't do together.
PS3 Multitasks Music
(11.10.06 | 1:58pm) -- The PS3 menu can rub its belly and pat its head at the same time ... technically speaking, of course.
Regional Lockout on PS2/PSone Games Confirmed
(11.10.06 | 1:34pm) -- PlayStation 3 denies play of imported titles.
PS3 Accepts Any Third-Party HDD
(11.10.06 | 1:18pm) -- Official hard drives not needed.
PS3 Video -- Open & Unrestricted
(11.10.06 | 12:46am) -- The PS3 has no multimedia restrictions on even 1080p video. BitTorrent, ye shall be crashed!
PS3 Won't Upscale PS1 or PS2 Games
(11.10.06 | 11:45am) -- Users will need to tailor aspect ratios manually for games.
PS3 Internal Memory Cards for Backwards Compatibility Hands-on
(11.10.06 | 11:27am) -- We play and save PSone and PS2 titles on Sony's next-gen console.
Retail PS3: What's in the Box
(11.10.06 | 11:00am) -- A tour of everything you'll find inside the box, complete with pictures and info!
PS3's Next Big Three Dated
(11.10.06 | 10:52am) -- MotorStorm, Lair, Heavenly Sword are all given release spots.
Confirmed: Retail PS3s Require System Update
(11.10.06 | 10:50am) -- Right out of the box, you'll need to update your software.
More PS3 Titles Require Firmware Update
(11.03.06 | 5:24pm) -- A couple first-party titles and a racer now included on the update list.
Dark Kingdom Uses PS Network
(11.03.06 | 4:26pm) -- It may use Xfire, but not exclusively.
Version 1.02 Update
(11.03.06 | 4:06pm) -- What's in the new firmware?
Madden 07 Requires Update
(11.03.06 | 3:16pm) -- The PlayStation 3 is almost in our hands, and as soon as we get it, you'll know everything.
PlayStation 3 Test Units Stripped Down
(11.03.06 | 2:59pm) -- Full media and connectivity functions not included.
PS3 Plug-in Compatibility: What Works
(11.03.06 | 2:45pm) -- We try out the EyeToy, PSP, Memory Stick and even a few Xbox 360 devices.
PS3 Test Kit Packaging
(11.03.06 | 1:37pm) -- We rip through the packaging and uncover the goods.
SIXAXIS on a PC
(11.03.06 | 12:32pm) -- We attempt to play Minesweeper with the SIXAXIS.
PS3 Game Packaging Shots
(11.03.06 | 10:58am) -- First images of PlayStation 3 game cases, including shots next to PS2 and PSP cases for size comparison.
:: Features ::
Movie Playback: The PS3 Home Theater
(11.10.06 | 12:11pm) -- We test the system's Blu-ray and DVD abilities.
Music Playback and Ripping Hands-on
(11.10.06 | 12:11pm) -- We test the PS3's ability to play back audio CDs and rip them to the hard drive.
IGN Weekly, Episode 31
(11.03.06 | 11:57pm) -- The PlayStation 3 XMB fully explored. Backwards compatibility included.
IGN Reader PS3 Q&A: The Test Unit
(11.03.06 | 09:45pm) -- Everything you wanted to know and weren't afraid to ask.
Retail XMB Tour HD Video Preview
(11.02.06 | 06:56pm) -- An exclusive look at the photo mode and the first few menu options.
:: Previews ::
Full Auto 2: Battlelines Hands-on
(11.03.06 | 07:56pm) -- Trashing Meridian City one district at a time.
(11.03.06 | 09:01am) -- IGN gets its hands dirty with the finished Japanese version of PS3's hottest racer.
:: Media ::
Full Auto 2: Battlelines (Images | HD Videos)
Genji: Days of the Blade (Images | HD Videos)
Madden NFL 07 (Images | HD Videos)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire (Images | HD Videos)
NBA '07 (Images | HD Videos)
NBA 2K7 (Images | HD Videos)
NHL 2K7 (Images | HD Videos)
Need for Speed Carbon (Images | HD Videos)
Resistance: Fall of Man (Images | HD Videos)
Ridge Racer 7 (Images | HD Videos)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (Images | HD Videos)
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom (Images | HD Videos)
Thanks to IGN.com for sharing the news with us!