Posts Tagged ‘Sony Playstation’

PS3 Long Live Play Campaign Brings Video Games to Life

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Sony Released a new ad this week on YouTube that has earned a lot of buzz, and with good reason. Bringing together favorites from PlayStation games past and present, Sony shows us what they could look like in real life in a live-action commercial. The video brings the various characters together to celebrate Michael, one of many PlayStation gamers. In essence, Sony is paying tribute to its customers in a really cool way. Check out the video above.

I thought it was nice to see Kratos, Nathan Drake, Cole, and Ezio in live action, having spent so much time with their in-game personas. Even Sackboy was a nice touch. What do you think? Did they leave anyone out? Who was your favorite character? Let me know in the comments.

Play Uncharted 3 in 3D at select AMC Theatres

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Uncharted 3 Pre-Launch Event

Sony’s PlayStation Network and AMC Theatres have teamed up for a unique pre-launch event for October’s Uncharted 3. On October 18-20, 2011 you can play Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception in 3D on the big screen. According to AMC, the event includes:

  • An inside look at the game from the development team at Naughty Dog
  • A multiplayer tournament
  • In-theatre gaming shown on the big screen in 3D
  • PlayStation and Sony prize giveaways all night long

The tickets are limited, and only a few cities are included in this promotion. If you live in or near San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York City, or Dallas, you are in luck. Tickets sell for $25 for General Admission or $60 for a Premium Pass which includes admission plus a copy of the game with free FedEx delivery on October 25.

Tickets are selling now, and likely won’t last long. Check out the specific theaters in the promotion at amctheaters.com.

Uncharted 3 Pre-Launch Event

A Few of My Favorite Things

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Now that procrastination shopping time is in full swing I figured it was time for a gift guide of sorts. This isn’t a comprehensive list, and it may not cover everyone on your shopping list, but these would certainly make my Christmas merry.

First up, the Sony Reader Daily Edition. Any of the Reader line will do, though the Daily Edition is my favorite of the bunch. The Sony Reader offers the best selection in content options, thanks to public library partnerships and Google Books among other perks. The touch screen is fast and responsive, and the book is light enough to take anywhere. There are certainly other quality e-book readers out there but Sony’s really stands out among the rest. I’m holding out for a black version of the Daily Edition, since the silver doesn’t do much for me. For $300 it should be attractive, right? If I were to receive it in Silver I doubt I’d complain though, especially as there’s been no announcement of an intent to offer additional colors.

Next up is the Sony Internet TV. I really like the Logitech Revue as a Google TV option but I am in the market for a new TV, making the Sony’s offering rise to the top of my wish list. I have absolutely no interest in 3-D TV, so the fact that the Internet TVs are cheaper is another perk. The Sony Internet TV is a decent TV even without Google TV, and as I just mentioned, the price is attractive. In my review of Sony’s Internet TV I noted that the remote is more geek-friendly than user-friendly. This would be a good choice for your favorite geek.

At this point I’m aware that it looks like I only want or own Sony products. The fact that the PlayStation Move from Sony is next on my list is purely coincidence, I assure you. The Move was a very welcome addition to my PlayStation 3 gaming experience. I’ve spent many hours with Sports Champions, and even got the Platinum trophy for my efforts. I think the Move’s precision lend to a more realistic gaming experience, especially for sports. Playing Table Tennis and Disc Golf on Sports Champions really felt like the real thing. The Move is far beyond the pale of comparison to the Wii. It does what it needs to, every time. I’ve been pretty frustrated with the motion detection offered by the Wii, so the Move really hit the spot for motion gaming. Incidentally, I don’t have too much against the Kinnect for Xbox, but the available games are not to my taste at this point. The Kinnect’s value is in the video conferencing capability as well. This helps the Move stand alone in its genre.

Android has come a long way this year. There has been a constant stream of updates and improvements, and even a few OS versions along the way. The Android Market is maturing both in usability and in quality and number of available apps. Even with AT&T doing its best to stall upgrades on its Android powered phones in order to bolster iPhone sales it has continued to thrive. Android has grown from phones into tablets. I am looking forward to seeing where Android goes in the coming year. All indications are that things are looking good. It will be nice to see the Android Market made available on a wider variety of Android devices. Hopefully this is an option. I think it will go a long way in supporting Android’s rising status.

There are a few video games that I’ve really enjoyed this year. The Force Unleashed II is among them. I’m currently playing Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and am almost to the Platinum trophy. The X-Men Arcade game I downloaded last night was pretty fun too. I have a few on deck that I’ll be enjoying during my Christmas vacation including Transformers:War for Cybertron, Assassin’s Creed 2, and God of War III. On my wish list is Call of Duty: Black Ops, Goldeneye, and Uncharted 2 to name a few. I think it’s been a pretty good year for gaming. NExt year has some promising titles as well. Batman: Arkham City, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Infamous 2, and Uncharted 3 are definitely on my radar.

There you have it – a few of my favorite things. There were some gadgets I wanted to cover that didn’t make it into this post, so a follow-up might be coming in the foreseeable future. What about you? What are some of your favorite gadgets/tech this year? Let me know in the comments.