The biggest console on the block just got bigger
You can also use your PlayStation 3 to play games on. Who would’ve thunk it? The PlayStation 3 80GB will be available in Australia from 28 August for a recommended retail price of $699.
Most. Staged. Press shot. Ever.
This fellow shares a striking resemblance to pop/folk warbler James Blunt. Instead of buying a PS3, he should have put the money towards radical reconstructive facial surgery.
The new 80GB model will replace the previous version, and retail for the same price (RRP: $699). Incidentally, what’s with the suspiciously blank CD in this pic? Is Sony promoting piracy? (Certainly not — IDG legal dep't.)
If you buy a PlayStation 3, you too could date a ridiculously attractive blonde with a keen interest in gaming. (Even if you look like James Blunt.)
Equipped with a Blu-ray player, you too could watch HD rom coms with attractive life-partners.
If you look carefully, you’ll notice that the woman in this picture appears to have three knees. WTF??
Not only does the new PS3 model offer increased storage, but it also ships with a DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller with built-in rumble feedback. (Previous PS3 controllers lacked this function.) This adds an added level of immersion to gameplay.
Next week, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia will release its new PlayStation 3 (PS3) 80GB model in retail stores nationwide. The new model will replace the current 40GB version and comes bundled with a DUALSHOCK 3 Controller. For a glimpse at the new hardware (and a crop of hilarious ‘lifestyle’ shots), check out the following slideshow.
This deliriously happy chap is watching a Blu-ray movie on his PS3. Unfortunately, the console doesn’t appear to be plugged in.
Here is the new PlayStation 3 in all its dark, shimmering glory. As you can see, it looks rather a lot like the old one. The only marked difference is its inbuilt hard drive — which has leapt from 40GB to 80GB, giving you double the storage.
It has become customary for videogame manufacturers to carpet-bomb the public with a swathe of glossy ‘lifestyle’ press shots. We’re not sure when this phenomenon began, but for sheer kitsch value, we love it. Without any further ado, let’s cynically rip them apart.
Along with terrifying rictus smiles and female arm-candy, pillows are an essential component of all lifestyle press shots. (Amusingly, the bloke in the background appears more interested in his magazine than his mate’s PS3.)
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