EA Sports Active 2 Released for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii

EA Sports Active 2The Wii, especially the Wii Fit, was released on the premise that it would make us all much fitter; it would completely reverse the stereotype of couch-potato video gaming.

However, it never really took off to the extent that one would have imagined or Nintendo would have hoped. Sure some people do have some success with the Wii as a fitness device but it hasn’t lived up to its full potential.

But that hasn’t deterred other gaming companies. EA (Electronic Arts) for example is onto its 2nd version of EA Active and it even has its own heart rate monitor.

Netflix no longer requires disc for PS3 and Wii

Wii and PS3 offer disc-less Netflix streamingComing on the heels of Netflix announcing that PS3 consumers no longer need a disc to stream Netflix content, Netflix customers with a Wii console can begin streaming movies from the service without the Netflix disc starting this week.

Last week, Sony launched the disc-less service for PS3 console customers. PS3 customers, unlike Wii customers, will be able to view Netflix content in high-definition viewing with surround sound.

Most expensive Sony PS3 is covered in solid gold

sony ps3 supremeIn case you don’t know what you’re looking at, because of all of the shiny gold, then that’s a Playstation 3 (PS3) decked out in 1,600g of solid 22ct gold. As if that wasn’t enough, there are 58 individual 0.5ct diamonds flanking the disc loading drawer.

If you’d like one, hurry because they only made 3, and at the bargain price of under £200k, they’ll go fast! 😉

Buy now!
More info from the manufacturer
Price: £199,995
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

Sony Playstation3 comes in 2 new sizes and has a sleeker new look

As hard drive prices have come down, storage amounts have increased. So much so that even gaming consoles are pushing up the storage amounts while the price has remained the same or even dropped.

Case in point is Sony’s Playstation3 system which has a sleeker new look as well as a few new sizes: 120GB and 250GB. There is also a 160GB version, but that is in the old style.

Still has a bunch of the same features: Wi-Fi connectivity, HDMI output, and of course, the Blu-ray DVD player.

The 120GB system includes a DualShock3 wireless controller and a free PlayStationNetwork membership.

Buy now!
More info from the manufacturer
Price: $299.99 for 120GB; $349.99 for 250GB; $399.99 for 160GB Drake’s Fortune bundle.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

Sony and Netflix got together so you can stream Netflix movies to your PS3

Got a PlayStation3 ? Then you might want to think about getting one, because Sony just came up with one more reason for you to buy one: Netflix. Yes, Sony and Netflix got together so that you can stream Netflix movies to your PS3.

As long as you have a Netflix account, there is no extra charge. Launches next month. Sign up at

Get Papa John’s pizza from your Playstation 3

Following on the heels of Tivo users being able to order Domino’s pizza from their Tivo, PS3 owners will now have a Papa John’s button on their startup page from which they can order pizza.

What’s next? Order Pizza Hut from your Dish satellite receiver? Somehow I don’t think pizza should be the food of choice for folks doing nothing on their couches!

Sony’s upcoming Motion Controller for PS3

Here’s a sneak peek at Sony’s upcoming new motion sensing controller for Playstation 3 (PS3). It appears that you hold this in your hand, much like Wiimote, but it is also has a small globe at the top that lights up in different colors.

Take a look at the quick video (less than 2 mins):

PlayStation Phone rumor

Sony Ericsson Aino

Remember the Nokia N-Gage? No? You know, it was that phone made by Nokia and SEGA that people were supposed to be able to play games on like a games console? The point here is it never took off. A bit of de ja vu here – Sony Ericsson and Sony have teamed up in an effort to produce what looks like could be the PlayStation Phone.

So far we’ve seen the Aino – a touch screen gadget that allows media exchange with the PS3 and boasts an impressive 8.1MP camera. There’s another range of similar devices being announced along with this, which does seem to be pointing towards the possibility of a PlaySation Phone. Nice.

Guitar Hero 5 – Coming Soon!

Guitar Hero 5

Yes! This is real news – a few organisations are reporting that Guitar Hero 5 is due to be released this fall to try and increase its target audience with a whole range of new features (not much news yet on what these are) but there seems to be general focus around so-called ‘social play’. Some examples of new features are the ability to ‘jump’ in and out of songs, change the level of difficulty whenever you want during a song and adding more multiplayer game types such as a scenario where the weakest player in each song is eliminated, leaving just the best.

I like the idea of being able to change the difficulty mid-song.

Universal PS2 to PS3 Converter

If you’re a gaming addict and have both a PS2 and a PS3 console, including a bunch of controllers (like guitars and gamepads) for the PS2 and now you’re bummed you have to buy new ones for your PS3, have a look at this Universal PS2 to PS3 Converter.

Plug your PS2 controller into this device and then the device into your PS3, and now you’re ready to rock out with Rock Band and any Guitar Hero game.

More info from the manufacturer

Price: $19.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is
correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

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