Are the gods smiling upon New York City's gamers today? Sure, it's a little windy, but last night's rainy mist is a distant memory and the thermometers are hitting the 70-degree Fahrenheit mark. The hordes of eager fans who've lined up for a chance at obtaining the PlayStation 3 console at midnight on opening day couldn't really have asked for a nicer November morning.
WHASSUP, CRAVERS? Here in NYC it's the lovely hour of 1:30 AM, and yours truly just returned from an expedition to the SonyStyle store on Madison Avenue in midtown, also known (for the time being) as PlayStation 3 Central. We'll be covering the mayhem in full tomorrow morning here on Crave as well as at News.com, but I'm going to leave you all with a little teaser.
Twenty-four hours to go until the PS3 launches, and what did I see? A line--the one in the picture. Yeah, this line of a dozen or so people. … Read more
There are just a few short days left until the PlayStation 3 launches in the U.S., but a handful of New Yorkers decided they just couldn't wait any longer.
Lining up 80 hours in advance--in the rain, to boot--was a hard-core batch of PS3 fanatics who wanted to make sure absolutely no one beat them to the punch. Problem is, the powers that be at the Circuit City in Manhattan's Union Square put a collective foot down and insisted that no one line up until 24 hours prior to the launch--the tent-and couch-filled line, they said, was … Read more
And then there were three.
The Xbox 360 has had the next-gen mantle to itself for a year, but it's about to get some major competition in the form of the Sony PlayStation 3 (November 17) and Nintendo Wii (November 19). We've compared the final shipping versions of the two newcomers with our tried and true 360, and we've posted our hands-on reviews of each.
Note to fanboys of all stripes: before you unleash venomous attacks that question our sanity (whoops--too late!), please keep a few things in mind.
With these reviews, we've focused on … Read more
One of the advantages of the PlayStation 3 that Sony's been touting is that it's fully backward compatible with games for the PlayStation 2 and even the original late 1990s-era PlayStation 1. In other words, there's no need to scrap your collection of old games: you can still play PS2 favorites such as Grand Theft Auto, SOCOM, and the upcoming God of War II while you wait for those franchises to make their inevitable jump to native PS3 versions, replete with all the attendant high-def eye candy.
Or, at least, you can play most of those PS2 … Read more
As Sony and Nintendo launch their newest gaming devices in the United States, the buzz is deafening. Yet the products are difficult to compare: While Playstation 3 is aimed at hard-core gamers as the most powerful console ever released, the Wii is far less expensive and targeted at the masses. Watch our video interviews with gamers and industry insiders who are handicapping the race.
At exactly 5 p.m. Eastern Time, 2 p.m. Pacific Time, those folks on the front edge of technology will be buying their new PS3 consoles in Japan. Here in North America, launch is set for November 17th. That's two days after the launch of Nintendo's Wii in the U. S.
Before you fly to Tokyo and pick up a new machine, check out the wise advice from our editor, David Carnoy. When will it be safe to buy you PS3, or Wii? For a comparison of the three top consoles, click on our video below.
CNET's Rich DeMuro got invited to a special preview today. Not a gamer, he was still game...and he took a look and leveled a few poorly aimed shots on the PS3. The rest of us won't get our hands on one until Nov. 17.
I've said it here before: I'm not the most hard-core gamer. I've never owned a gaming console, and my only PlayStation-related experience thus far had been Lumines for PSP. (Don't play it. It's like crack.) But I'm willing to be open-minded about video games, especially since not knowing anything about them renders me clueless in many a conversation at our office. And who likes to be left out? Not me.
So this morning, despite the fact that I had never held a PlayStation controller before, I was pretty excited to go and try out … Read more