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Sony's PS3 Slim Carries Updated Cell Chip, 45nm Cell Processor

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289w ago - IBM have revealed that the new PS3 Slim carries a revised version of the Cell processor.

The electronics giant have confirmed that the Slim's new Cell is "manufactured using an advanced 45-nanometer manufacturing process" that will deliver "many performance improvements while drawing less power than earlier chips".

These chips are obviously cheaper to produce and, in part, are responsible for the smaller and more power effective PlayStation SKUs.

To quote: "The new chip has been manufactured using an advanced 45-nanometer manufacturing process, an IBM spokesman said. Based on IBM's Power architecture, the chip delivers many performance improvements while drawing less power than earlier chips, IBM has said. The earlier console carried a Cell processor manufactured using the 65-nm process. IBM declined to provide the clock speed of the new Cell processor.

Chip production enhancements for the Cell could deliver some cost benefits to users, said Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research. The chips will become more power efficient and users may see some energy savings, Peddie said.

Smaller chips also cost less to produce, which may have contributed to the lower console price, Peddie said. That could also set the stage for further price drops in the...
 

Video: Sony GamesCom 2009 Press Conference 'Rewarmed'

Video: Sony GamesCom 2009 Press Conference 'Rewarmed' 200°
289w ago - Well, it's a day late but as Jem Alexander stated yesterday on the topic of Sony's GamesCom 2009 Press Conference:

"Sorry. There is no live video stream. The press conference will be posted in Home soon after it ends (probably an hour or so).

Alternatively, you can read our liveblog and learn all the info immediately. The choice is yours!"

That being said, we've chosen 'none of the above' and have added it below via G4TV for those who'd still like to watch it. Cheers!



 

Digital Comics Store for Sony's PSP Coming in December

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289w ago - Today PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has announced that a digital comics store for Sony's PSP is coming in December.

To quote: This December, you will be able to purchase and download from over 1000 digital comics on PlayStation Store (on the PSP and Media Go).

We've partnered with one of the leading comic publishers, Marvel Entertainment, to bring you the biggest names in comics, including Spider-Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four. Now you are able to view graphic novels for bite-sized entertainment on demand and on the go.

We'll be adding an additional comics tab to the PlayStation Store for PSP, so you'll see different storefronts for your PSP games, downloadable movies & TV shows, and for comics.

Once you download a comic, you'll read it through the digital reader for PSP which has an Autoflow feature that lets you zoom in and out and move from frame to frame on each page. It's really a fantastic way to read and view the comics, because it keeps the integrity of the original print comic.

I'll be back in December to give you a demo of the new "comic store" and the reader for digital comics and graphic novels.
 

PS3 Slim Officially Confirmed By Sony's Kaz Hirai for Sept at $299

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289w ago - At GamesCom today, Sony's Kaz Hirai has confirmed the PS3 is getting a new model. That's right, the PS3 Slim! It will be available in stores during the first week of September and include the same features and functionality.

A 120GB hard drive is also included, and it will be 33 percent smaller and 36 percent lighter than the original PS3 console.

The cost? It will be 299. That's $299, 299 euros and 29980 yen. That will also be the price for the current PS3 starting tomorrow.

The PS3 Slim (below) looks like the leaked box model rumored from several months ago.

Finally, a release date for the PS3 Slim will vary by region but it will be available everywhere by September 1, 2009.
 

Sony's PlayStation Portable May See Trophies After All

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290w ago - At less than two months away from the launch of the PSP Go, it now appears that portable trophies could be heading our way in the future.

In a recent interview with PlayStation: The Official Magazine, they asked if Trophies will "ever be available for PSP games?"

To quote: "It's under discussion, but there are some technical challenges," replied Shu Yoshida, SCEA Senior Vice President of Product Development.

Director of PlayStation Network Operations, Eric Lempel, previously said during E3 that we're simply "not going to see Trophies on the PSP."

His main reasoning being in the interest of "keeping it secure," as artificially increasing their ranks and Trophies "kills the whole system."

Those security issues and "technical challenges" are no doubt linked to the fact that the PSP has been hacked time and again.

Surely, a simple method to prevent the homebrew gamer from bumping their trophy count is to implement anti-cheat protection, forcing PSP trophy hunters to remain logged in to PSN to unlock the goods.

Well, at least we've...
 

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