Thursday, March 27, 2008


System: PLAYSTATION®3 20GB Console, PLAYSTATION®3 40GB Console, PLAYSTATION®3 60GB Console, PLAYSTATION®3 80GB Console
Model Number: SCPH-98047
Manufacturer: SCEI

Revolutionize your interactive gaming and online communication experience with the PLAYSTATION®Eye USB camera. The PLAYSTATION®Eye has the ability to reduce background noise and focus on the spoken word for smoother, more accurate speech recognition and transfer. The fast frame rate allows for improved tracking and responsiveness for pristine video quality. The PLAYSTATION®Eye is also engineered to perform well in low-light conditions and includes a dual action lens for close-up and full body options.

Key Features

Built-in 4 microphone array.
Chat with up to 6 people at once.
Ultra fast frame rate of 120 frames per second ensures pristine video quality.
Engineered to work well in low light conditions.
Includes free EyeCreate™ Software download.

EyeCreate™ Software

EyeCreate is the first video editing software for the PLAYSTATION®3. Using EyeCreate™ and the PLAYSTATION®Eye camera, you can capture video, audio and even photos which can then be edited into a movie. An extensive list of special effects such as Color Filters, Distortions, Art Filters and Motion Trails can give your video a professional touch. There are even advanced features such as Time Lapse and Stop Motion to experiment with. Once you're done creating and editing your masterpiece, Export it to watch it on the Video folder of the XMB. EyeCreate™ will let you express yourself and get creative! continue

Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Disc Remote

If you’re reading this, then chances are you own a Sony PlayStation 3. And, if you do, this means you’re already aware that it’s far more than just a next generation video game console. Concealed under that curved glossy black exterior is a veritable home entertainment hub, capable of performing a wide range of activities. Thanks to advanced hardware including the seven-core Cell processor, the PS3 can double as a music player, photo viewer, streaming media client, web browser and yes, even a Blu-ray Disc movie player. In fact, for some folks the console’s Blu-ray playback feature is the primary reason for purchase. Not only is it one of the more economical players on the market, but it has the highest likelihood of being kept up-to-date during its lifespan thanks to easy (and so far frequent) firmware upgrades.
Sony isn’t oblivious to this “alternate” use of the PS3, and has indeed encouraged it through heavy marketing touting those specific capabilities. But despite the PS3’s intentions of being a home theater jack-of-all-trades, there is one major oversight to its design that makes this a difficult goal to accomplish: it simply isn’t friendly with existing remote control solutions.

A history of add-ons.
Back when the PS2 was first released, one of its primary secondary features was DVD movie playback, a particularly good deal for consumers since DVD players were still relatively expensive at the time. But the one thing movie aficionados everywhere noticed when they popped in that first movie was that there was no easy way to control the console from the couch. Only the wired game controller, draped across the floor like a technological tether, could be used to pause, rewind or navigate menus. This could not stand!
Soon enough Sony too agreed that wasn’t exactly ideal, and offered a simple add-on infrared remote control kit. The bundle came with a many-buttoned infrared remote control and a small IR receiver module that plugged into one of the PS2’s available controller ports. Eventually, when the company economized the PS2 into the newer slim design, the infrared receiver was integrated directly into the unit so new owners need only buy a straightforward off-the-shelf remote to add on full wireless movie control.

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It seemed that Sony had learned from the PS2, as when the PSP handheld system came out it already had a built-in IR port (and, even as of the time of writing this review, not much use for it). So the awe-inspiring, does-everything PlayStation 3 must surely include an infrared port for use with simple remote controls, right?

Surely not!
As hard as the first PlayStation 3 owners looked over their prized new possessions, there simply was no infrared port in sight. But the unit has wireless Bluetooth controllers, right? True, and those are certainly ideal for playing games, but they leave something to be desired when it comes to movie watching. With few buttons, short overall battery life and no appropriate command labels, the game controller isn’t close to being an intuitive way for any member of the family to enjoy a movie.
But the PlayStation 3 marketers have come up with a solution, officially dubbed the Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Disc Remote Control and otherwise known as model CECHZR1U. I guess brevity and simplicity are mutually exclusive. With an MSRP of $24.99 USD the remote is reasonably priced, although not inexpensive considering that it’s a single-device product. continue

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Nintendo DS Lite Crimson & Black

Nintendo DS Lite revolutionizes the way games are played with ultra-bright dual screens and touch-screen technology. Connect wirelessly to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and put your skills to the test against players across the room or across the world.
With impressive 3D rendered graphics and ultra-bright screens, Nintendo DS Lite delivers cutting-edge portable games for fans of any genre. With the Nintendo DS Headset, you can talk and chat over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection or voice command games.

System: With Nintendo DS Lite, dual screens and touch-screen technology allow you to interact with games like never before. Wireless communication allows you to experience real-time multiplayer gameplay, and the free Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service allows you to compete against players from around the globe.

Dual Screens: Two incredibly bright LCD screens offer one of the most groundbreaking gameplay advances ever developed. Each 3-inch screen can reproduce a true 3D view, with impressive 3D renderings that can surpass images displayed on the Nintendo 64.

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection: Ready to take on the world? Now, with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, you can connect wirelessly, chat and play with Nintendo DS owners across the globe. All you need to play is a Nintendo DS and a Wi-Fi-ready game. There are no subscription fees -- the service is free!

Touch Screen Technology: The lower screen offers something never before provided by any dedicated game device: touch-screen capabilities.

You no longer have to rely on just buttons to move your character or shift perspectives. Navigate menus or access inventory items simply by touching the screen with a stylus or fingertip. The possibilities are limited only by developers' imaginations.

The touch screen features a tougher film cover for durability, and the included stylus is stored in the back of the unit.

Microphone Port: A built-in microphone port means that with Nintendo DS, you only need to tell your games what to do.

The Nintendo DS microphone gives you even more ways to interact with your favorite games.

Wireless Network: With Nintendo DS Lite, you can connect with a local wireless network of up to 16 players. The wireless range can be an incredible 30 to 100 feet and for some games, multiplayer requires just one Nintendo DS game card.

Note: Nintendo DS Lite wireless communication, including PictoChat, is not private and is not monitored by Nintendo. We recommend that you never reveal any personal information or arrange to meet a stranger.

Rich Stereo Sound: Nintendo DS Lite sound capabilities allow for greatly expanded use of voices and music, and a richer, more immersive game experience. Stereo speakers allow for virtual surround sound and a plug for headphones transmits stereo sound.

Backward Compatibility: Nintendo DS Lite features a separate media port for Game Boy Advance cartridges, allowing you to play all your favorite Game Boy Advance games in single-player mode. continue

Diary Girl

Diary Girl

You're a girl on the go and need help keeping track of your busy social life. Diary Girl is the answer to all your problems! Diary Girl is the only password protected electronic journal/PDA for the Nintendo DS. It is the perfect way to organize your daily life, interact with your friends, check daily horoscopes and play mini-games.ESRB Rated E for Everyone see detail

That's So Raven: Psychic on the Scene DS

That's So Raven This harebrained mystery instigated by Raven is visions of losing her favorite theater allows players to enter and explore Raven's colorful world. In order to save the day, Raven has to gather clues to solve mysteries surrounding theatre, learn who is responsible for the epidemic at the Chill Grill, fix potential fashion mishaps, save her best friend who winds up missing and so much more! Collect and combine items along your adventure that you can use to progress through an array of fun puzzle challenges that will ultimately help you find more clues faster in That's So Raven: Psychic on the Scene. This marks the first That's So Raven game for the Nintendo DS. continue