Forget uni – study PS3

Thought you knew everything about the imminent PS3? Not enough, according to Sony. In a Japanese version of ‘shock and awe’, it plans to &

Thought you knew everything about the imminent PS3? Not enough, according to Sony. In a Japanese version of ‘shock and awe’, it plans to ‘inspire and educate’ we feeble consumers on the mind-blowing capabilities of its third-generation console – by force, if necessary. Between now and the PS3’s March launch date, there's plenty to brush up on. Do you know your rag-doll physics from your 1080p for instance? Better start watching the fortnightly lessons, then. Each ‘PS3 Story’ is a three-minute film using real-life situations to illustrate one new aspect of the PS3 package. Term starts this week on the dedicated website with 'Real Time', a look at how the console tries to replicate real-life movements. On there already is 'Storage', which shows off the huge capacity on a Blu-Ray disc. Both films can be downloaded in full hi-def – nice. Future episodes are: High Definition – How HD enhances gameplay Process Power – Showing off the new cell processor Motion – A look at the PS3's motion sensitive controllers Cinematic Production – Some of the production techniques going into the range of launch titles.