While it’s impossible to tire of shooting someone in the face with a virtual shotgun, such childish activities might only be a minority aspect of your next-gen online experience – we hear the PS3 will apparently even let you video blog and create a personal page for friends to read.
The word comes from reputable US mag, Playstation Magazine, which says Sony is planning an advanced PS3 ‘lifestyle server’ that’ll let friends tap into your multimedia diary even when your machine’s switched off.
A big feature of this will be your video blogs, which you’ll record on an Eyetoy camera, mix with shots from your camera-equipped PSP, and load up to the Playstation Network Platform.
Sound geeky enough yet? That’s not the half of it. As a dangerously obsessed gamer, you’ll also want to leave mates snippets of your gaming life through in-game highlights and access to your rankings, along with messages organising your next team battle.
Official confirmation of these extras is expected to come in Sony’s speech in Sony’s pre-E3 conference speech on May 8th, along with a better idea of the console’s price.
SCEE Corporate Communications director Nick Sharples has just stated that quotes from Sony Europe Vice President George Fornay that the PS3 would have a tag of £350 are ‘incorrect’ and a ‘misunderstanding’. The price may be a mystery once more, but we don’t think that estimate will be far off the mark.
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