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Sony Brings Live Chat To Play TV... For A Fee

Ever since Zune Video marketplace, Microsoft has made a big deal about the social viewing side of entertainment on the Xbox. Sony want in on that social side of things, launching PlayTV Live Chat yesterday. The service lets you text chat with other people watching the same shows as you are using the Play TV. Exciting!

There Are 100,000 PlayTVs In Australian Homes

Sony today announced that their PVR add-on for the PS3 has sold over 100,000 units in Australia since it launched in late November last year. To celebrate, they’re dropping the price by 20 bucks.

Sony Confirms PS3 PlayTV 2 Is Being Worked On

PlayTV is the little PVR doohicker that was released in PAL territories as a PS3 add-on back in 2008. Now, a Sony rep has confirmed they’re working on a second model, with social networking features most likely to be added.

PS3 PlayTV Bundle: 250GB PS3 With PlayTV For $599

At this morning’s PlayTV launch, Sony announced that they’ll be bundling the DVR attachment with a new 250GB PS3 console, for $599. That’s not bad value.

PlayTV Officially Official – Launching November 26 For $170

Well, we knew it was coming. Sony has officially announced the PlayTV HDTV tuner peripheral for PS3 this morning: It launches on November 26 for $170…

Sony Promise PlayTV Coming This Year... In Writing

Sony have been telling us that the PlayTV is coming to Australia this year ever since it didn’t arrive for their deadline last year. But their PlayStation 3 website has a brochure that promises the digital TV tuner for your PS3 will arrive late 2009.

PS3 Slim Hands On, Plus Impressions And Play TV News...

I just spent an hour or so with some of the guys from Sony Computer Entertainment and getting a good, close look at the new PS3 Slim. I know the Interwebs are teeming with photos and videos and impressions, so I figured I’d give you my thoughts in Haiku format. Below the jump, of course!

HD Sony PlayTV Coming To Australia In October

Could 2009 be the year of Playstation entertainment? The Australian is reporting that Sony’s long awaited PlayTV will be launching in Australia in October. Not only that, but it will be a HD version of the device that will launch down here before anywhere else in the world.

No 160GB PS3 For Australia, PlayTV Pushed Back To 2009

You know all those big Playstation announcements that Sony made yesterday out of Liepzig? Well the local branch of Playstation has dropped some info on what they mean locally, and the bad news is that when it comes to getting the latest and greatest, Australia is on a severe time delay.

For a start, we’re not getting the 160GB PS3. Considering we’re only just getting the 80GB model next week, this doesn’t come as a complete surprise, especially considering Sony’s willingness to let users swap in their own hard drives. But having a higher-end model might have been nice for hardcore gamers, especially if we see the same Rock Band 2 features appear on Playstation (and we actually get Rock Band 1 or 2 at some point, I guess).

The new PSP-3000 drops on October 16 for $299.95, and the wireless keyboard peripheral will land by the end of the year for an undisclosed sum.

PlayStation 3 PlayTV is Non-Transferable After All

When we heard that PS3 PlayTV DVR recordings would be transferable to PSPs and PCs, we we’re absolutely thrilled, proclaiming, “For the first time in a long time, we want to grab Sony and kiss them square on the lips.” Well, put away the Binaca, because Sony has taken back their promise for undisclosed reasons.

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