Tag: PS3

Won’t play my old games? I won’t buy Xbox One

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 29 May 2013
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Xbox controllers on the floor

With the recent launch of the Xbox One, gamers (including me) are crying foul of Microsoft’s alienation of Xbox 360 owners by excluding backwards compatibility. But is playing older games really that important? (more about backwards compatibility...)

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EA turning off games’ online servers is turning me off EA

by , Deputy Technology Editor Consumer Rights 22 April 2013
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Game over cartoon

Electronic Arts (EA) has shut down online servers for a number of its games. But some gamers are losing more than just the chance to trade punches with opponents around the world… (more about video game servers...)

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 – are you tempted?

by , Campaigns Team Technology 21 February 2013
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Playstation 4

Sony has announced its brand new PlayStation 4 console in New York, introducing the world to its next generation of gaming. But what do our tech writers make of the new console? (more about the new Playstation 4...)

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Are video game publishers taking gamers for a ride?

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 30 November 2011
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PS3 controller

Modern video games have brought many developments, some have been a boon for gamers, and others a bitter pill. Now, a French consumer group has called for an official investigation into buggy and restrictive games. (more about video games publishers...)

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Cut-price PS3? It’s time Sony cut the repair cost

by , Conversation Editor Technology 22 August 2011
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PS3 with YLOD

The PlayStation 3 now retails for just £199. It’s a tempting price and the cost will surely tumble as shops engage in a PS3 price war. But what if it breaks outside of warranty? Sony wants to charge you £135. (more about the PS3's repair cost...)

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Is it right for game publishers to turn off online servers?

by , Technology Researcher Technology 20 July 2011
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Online gaming controllers

Last week, video game publisher Electronic Arts announced its intention to close several online multiplayer servers for titles like Tiger Woods 10 and Battlefield 2. Is it fair to remove a feature we've paid for? (more about online video game servers...)

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Will Sony’s 3D TV innovations lure more than just gamers?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 9 June 2011
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Sony's PlayStation 3D Display

Although there are a few things holding us back from investing in 3D TV, one of the elephants in the room is especially hefty - price. Sony seeks to slash the cost with its new PlayStation-branded 3D TV. Will it tempt you? (more about Sony's 3D TV...)

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Have shoppers turned their backs on Sony’s PS3?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 6 June 2011
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Angry PlayStation gamer

Sony’s PlayStation Network is back up, but the damage may have already been done. Shoppers have apparently moved their eyes from the PS3 and set their sights on an Xbox 360 since Sony’s security breach. (more about console shopping...)

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Have you lost faith in Sony since the PSN data breach?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 16 May 2011
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PlayStation Network

Sony’s PlayStation Network is finally booting back up after almost a month offline, due to the gaming service being breached by hackers. But has the whole debacle made you lose faith in Sony? (more about Sony's PlayStation Network breach...)

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Giving Kinect to the ‘hackers’ makes sense

by , Conversation Editor Technology 23 February 2011
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Kinect CinderBlock software hack

Following a huge response from PC 'hackers' fiddling around with Xbox Kinect, Microsoft has opened up its camera for amateur software developers. Now that's how you get the best out of your technology. (more about opening up Kinect...)

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Smell-O-Vision’s officially here – a gimmick too far?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 26 January 2011
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Dog smelling camera

Have you ever wondered what a female protagonist's perfume smells like when you're watching a movie? Or maybe you've longed for the smell of burning rubber while playing Gran Turismo? If so – Smell-O-Vision's here! (more about smelling what you see...)

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Do we actually need motion-controlled tech?

by , Technology Researcher Technology 24 January 2011
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Magic wand remote control

Motion controls are ok when used appropriately, but when complex gestures are harder than a button press, are we taking a step backwards? In our first video we take a look at the future of motion-controlled tech. (more about motion controls...)

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Should you be able to ‘mod’ your games console?

by , Technology Researcher Technology 21 January 2011
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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

Sony recently took legal action against a number of 'hackers' after they released security codes for the PlayStation 3. It says that this will enable owners to play pirated games, but is suing them the right approach? (more about modding your PS3...)

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