Engadget: Sony unveils slimmer PS3: $300, lands in September

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Hardly a surprise, but Sony got on stage today at GamesCom and confirmed what we’ve all known deep down in our hearts: the new, slimmer PS3 is really real. It’ll be out in the first week of September, and will retail for $300 (or 300 Euro, or 29,980 Yen). It’s smaller and lighter, has a 120GB HDD, and packs “all the same features” of the regular PS3 while consuming 34 percent less power and taking up 32 percent less space. Existing PS3 SKUs have their prices dropped a hundie apiece tomorrow in anticipation, so be sure to grab a space heater while you’ve still got a shot — though we’re not sure why you’d pay $300 for an 80GB PS3 when you can wait a couple weeks and get 120GB in a cuter package. A couple pics of the unveil are after the break.

Ghostbusters – [HD Video Game Trailer]

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Machina reports “Supporting the ghost busting crew are the talents of Annie Potts, Brian Doyle Murray and William Atherton. Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.”

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PlayStation 3 Keypad to Bring Thumb Typing to PS3

I am not surprised at all by this because a few years back they was alot of talk on how gaming platforms would do battle with desktop computers. Could this be the death of the PC due to the fact this basically all the functions of a normal keyboard?

Whatever the case I think that is a great addition to gaming controllers and should be very popular in the coming years.

via Gizmodo
Sony has just announced a keypad peripheral that sits on top of a DualShock 3 and SIXAXIS to allow QWERTY typing (it also appears to have its own Bluetooth connection and power source). A lot like the keypad Microsoft released a while back for the 360, it also has a touchpad for mouse support as well (that could even be used in some games).

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Source: Gizmodo


From master builder Ben Heck:
Ben builds his new game systems by taking apart old video game consoles such as the Atari 2600, or the NES and cutting up the internal printed circuit board (PCB) until it can fit in his hand. He then designs a custom case, which is cut on a CNC machine, to enclose the now-handheld device. His creations have been featured in such publications as Wired, Popular Science, and Maxim, and on G4tv shows such as The Screen Savers, Attack of the Show,and X-Play. They are also commonly presented on high popularity Blogs such as engadget.
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