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Rumor: PS3 Firmware 3.0 May be a ‘Completely New System’

This rumor comes from VG247 via Joystiq:

The story is that PlayStation 3 firmware update 3.0 will bring, “a completely new system” to Sony’s console by Christmas.

If the rumor is to be believed, the new update will bring the following:

-A reputation system

-a grief reporting System

-Support for background patch downloading

-Simultaneous HDMI and digital optical outputting

According to VG247, they have been told more, but will have to “wait” before they share that information.

Story here: VG247 via Joystiq

Sony Still Holding Off on Price Cut

Here’s the deal.  Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), recently said that  some stuff about the PS3 regarding a price cut.

It went something like this, “the PlayStation 3 has a ten-year life cycle and there are issues of cost and profitability… We will make that move on price when all those factors are aligned.”

Now everyone feels that Sony “stands firm on PS3 price cut”

Possible? Yes.  Very.  But I wouldn’t take Sony’s word for it.  Why the heck are they going to come out and say, “Price cut this fall!”  even if they do happen to be planning one?

They would only lose sales for the next few months by doing that.

Like I said, this is IF they plan on doing the price cut.  They might not really want to.  Right now, they are in a spot where they are damned if they don’t, damned if they do.  It is estimated that the PS3 is still sold at a loss, so cutting the price would just cut deeper.

On the other hand, the console is lagging far behind its two competitors.  Decisions decisions….

Related links below: MVC and Kotaku

Silver DualShock3 Now Available

Check out the DualShock3…in silver.  You can buy it at GameStop for $54.99.

Found it on Gizmodo.

Metin 2 Celebrates its Two Year Anniversary

Metin 2 is an MMORPG that will be celebrating its second year anniversary beginning June 27th.

The publisher will be hosting some events for the game’s players with some bonuses.  Check out the press release.

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