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The Laugh Factory app launching on PS3 September 1

The Laugh Factory app launching on PS3 September 1

When it comes to streaming video on gaming consoles, it takes a lot to be the "first" in any category anymore. The marketplace has certainly filled up quickly with all sorts of content. But Sony has found yet another niche - it claims to be launching "the first live comedy application available on any console." It's The Laugh Factory Live, and it's coming to the PS3 on September 1.

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Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault to have tower defense mechanic

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault to have tower defense mechanic

If you've ever played through any of the always-addicting Ratchet & Clank games, once you get used to the zany cartoon style and not-always-sharp humor, there's one thing that becomes instantly identifiable about the franchise - the weapons. Apparently, developers at Insomniac Games realized just how iconic its crazy R&C weapons are, and decided to capitalize on it for the next franchise installment.

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Sony nasne PVR delayed after hard-drive damage

Sony nasne PVR delayed after hard-drive damage

Sony has confirmed that its nasne networked PVR has been delayed, blaming unexpected damage to internal components and a shortfall in quality inspections at the factory. nasne, which can stream live TV and recorded content from its integrated tuners and 500GB hard-drive to the PS3 and other hardware, was expected to go on sale this Thursday in Japan, but Sony now says there will be a postponement of unspecified length.

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Sony’s GT Academy top 16 drivers announced

Sony’s GT Academy top 16 drivers announced

Sony is making the dreams of 16 racing game fans come true by putting them behind the wheels of real-life professional racing cars. Players from all walks of life came together to compete in rigorous Gran Turismo battles, and now the best of the best are about to experience a pretty awesome prize.

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Sony super-slim PS3 pictures leak

Sony super-slim PS3 pictures leak

If you didn't believe that a new, even slimmer version of the PS3 was on the way, maybe these new pictures will do the trick. The folks over at Technoblog managed to get hold of a set of pictures that claim to be a brand new version of the PS3, with a sleeker design than ever before. Among the details believed to be true are that it will have Bluetooth and 802.11b/g.

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Ratchet & Clank Collection shipping August 28

Ratchet & Clank Collection shipping August 28

The 1080p remaster of the classic games that put Insomniac Games on the map will be available on the PS3 on August 28. The collection will include all three Ratchet & Clank games from the PS2, available in full 1080p HD support, or 720p 3D support for those with the equipment to take their game to the next dimension. In addition to a complete remastering of the graphics, the games have added trophy support. And, where applicable, online multiplayer has been recreated to function with the Playstation Network.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds Jak, Cole McGrath

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds Jak, Cole McGrath

The big brawl that will pit all your favorite Sony characters together in a crazy, no-holds-barred party just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Jak from Jak & Daxter and Cole McGrath from Infamous are the latest additions to the cast, as announced at Comic-Con. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is due out on the PS3 and the PlayStation Vita.

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Crunchyroll, Neon Alley heading to PSN

Crunchyroll, Neon Alley heading to PSN

If you aren't getting your share of streaming video content on your PS3 through Netflix, Hulu Plus, CinemaNow, YouTube, Crackle, etc, then maybe some news out of Comic-Con will be music to your ears. That is, assuming you're a fan of anime. Two of the biggest anime streaming services are making their way to the PlayStation Network.

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PS3 nasne update boosts console’s media credentials

PS3 nasne update boosts console’s media credentials

Sony has announced an incoming media-centric update to the PlayStation 3, bringing the console up to speed for the new nasne networked recorder and NAS. Revealed back in April, nasne will hit Japanese shelves on July 19 along with system software update v1.5, allowing the PS3 to stream live and recorded content from the STB to their console, and introducing smartphone browser support for remote control. However, Sony will also begin collaboration with other companies on open DLNA support.

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