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PS3 Skyrim 1.3 update will not fix all issues

"Bethesda issued a statement to PlayStation 3 Skyrim owners letting them know that they take their Skyrim game play experience on the PlayStation 3 very seriously; but the statement indicated that the upcoming 1.3 patch isn’t going to address many of the issues that a number of players are complaining about."

Google TV Rumored for PS3, Hulu Plus Next Week

"Wednesday brought rumors that Google TV was heading to the PlayStation 3. The news arrived shortly after the disc-free version of Netflix became available for the Sony console and prior to Sony's confirmation that Hulu Plus was heading to all Sony devices, including the PlayStation 3." | more

Best Buy Charging to Install PS3 Firmware Update

"The Best Buy Geek Squad is offering an updated firmware PS3 console for $329.98. While such a service would help those who don't have internet at home, the fact that new games often come bundled with the latest firmware required to play makes it look a little less valuable than it already is." | more

PS3 To Get 3D Blu-ray Playback

On Sept. 21 the PlayStation 3 will be getting 3D Blu-ray playback. Now all you need is just a 3D enabled TV.

"Sony continued its 3D initiative by announcing that the next PlayStation 3 firmware update would add 3D Blu-ray movie playback capabilities to the platform. Currently, it is the only console to offer standard Blu-ray playback and/or 3D gaming." | more

 
 
 

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Sony Planning PS3 Reality Show, Winner Becomes Game Tester

Sony has begun casting for a new reality show series to air exclusively on the PlayStation 3. Contestants on the show will compete to earn a job as a Sony game tester. You can't make this stuff up. Dubbed "The Tester," the show will see a group of gamers competing in "a series of elimination challenges designed to test their mental prowess, dexterity, and video game knowledge and compete to win a gamer's ultimate dream job--an official PlayStation game tester." The series, developed by "Rock of Love" and "Flavor of Love" producer 51 Minds, will air this winter. The official website is now accepting applications. But first, you may want to watch the follow video, and ask yourself: "Are you a gamer? Are you the BEST?"

PS3 price drop, Slim model launch imminent

Remember all of those rumors about a PlayStation 3 price drop and a new, slimmer model? Well they might not be rumors for much longer as just hours before Sony is slated to begin its press conference at Gamescom in Cologne, several leaks have sprung from a few notable retailers. FYE was first up when an employee snapped a pic of a new banner that has the 80GB model going for a “new low price” of $299.99 and the 160GB Uncharted bundle for $399.99.

PS3 Firmware 3.0 Adds New XMB, Dynamic Themes, Avatars

PlayStation 3 firmware 3.0 is coming soon, bringing with it nex XMB functionality, a status indicator, a friends list redesign, dynamic themes, avatars, and much more.

Announced during Gamescom and highlighted at the PlayStation blog, firmware 3.0 doesn't revolutionalize the way we navigate the PlayStation 3, but it does bring some welcome changes. The most prevalent of the changes is a status bar in the top right of the screen, which shows your avatar, your user icon, what you are up to, and a mail icon, in case you have messages waiting.

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