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Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying for the school-aged crowd. Today, we're getting our game on -- and you can head to the Back to Schoo...

August 31st 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Sony just wrapped its Gamescom 2011 keynote with this juicy nugget: base PlayStation 3 models will run you just $250 in the US, €250 in Europe, and ¥24,980 in Japan. Announced at the same show two years ago with a $300 price tag, the base PS3 Slim model includes a 160GB hard drive. A low...

August 16th 2011 at 2:29pm 0 Comments
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We're still waiting on that globe-like PS9 (aren't you?), but seeing as how wireless head-to-console gaming isn't yet available or ethical, we'll make do with PS4 rumors. Based on nothing more than a game of component-maker telephone, sources out of Taiwan are telling Digitimes to expect a brand ne...

July 5th 2011 at 1:02pm 0 Comments
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Welcome back. Again. Chances are, anyone planning to grab those PSN freebies took their share when the promotion launched last month, but just in case you've been holding out, Sony's giving you another 24 hours (from now) to download your pair of free PS3 and PSP games, 100 virtual items from Pla...

July 4th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Fresh from the Land of the Rising Sun comes news that Sony has updated the original PS3 Slim (CECH-3001B) with a lighter, less power-hungry model. The new Japanese PS3 CECH-3000B weighs in at 5.7 pounds -- as opposed to its 6.6 pound elder brother -- and even lowers its wattage to 200W from the prev...

June 20th 2011 at 1:23pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday, Sony took the wraps off a PlayStation-branded 3D TV and gave us our first serious look at the Vita, but our friends across that big wet thing we call the Pacific scored an extra little hardware goody -- an official PS3 keyboard. If you've ever seen a Bluetooth keyboard there isn't much...

June 7th 2011 at 5:13pm 0 Comments
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Mourn no more PS3 owners: what Sony hath taken away, the hacker community has given right back. The team at Gitbrew.org have returned Linux to the Cell-based gaming console with OtherOS++, which boasts a number of benefits over Sony's official stab at supporting other operating systems. For one, Lin...

May 6th 2011 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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The Major League Baseball season kicks off tomorrow and the PlayStation 3 has a new version of the MLB.tv app (for subscribers to the $99/$119 package) to go along with it. It debuted last year and is back with a new UI, higher quality HD streams at up to 4.5 Mbps, choice of home, away or "park"...

March 30th 2011 at 2:07pm 0 Comments