At the weekend I was playing LittleBigPlanet but after I had completed a particular level, instead of the next one loading up the screen went totally white and the system seemed to freeze. The PS3 then restarted and spat out the disc. I’d had enough gaming for one night anyway, so I turned the system off and went away.
I came back to the PS3 the following day only to find that none of my PS3 disks would load. It was the same with DVDs and CDs. I have to admit, I then panicked. But it was weird because apart from that, the rest of the PS3 worked totally fine. I could play games that were on the hard disk, connect to the PlayStation Network, and browse the PlayStation Store. But what use is a PS3 that won’t load game disks?
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The Mystery Behind PlayStation 3’s Sometimes Mandatory Installations– I know this isn’t recent news exactly, but I find the article to be a fascinating read. If you’ve ever wanted a bit of insight into PS3 architecture, disc speeds or streaming optimization then this is for you! If not, then just nod your head and pretend you understood :p
GamePro interview with Scott Steinberg, marketing VP of Sony– Interesting read. There’s discussion of the Blu-ray victory, Microsoft’s 2008 game line-up, and possibilities for new PS3 downloads (including the possibility of movies, music, and PS2 games).
Sony’s marketing VP tells GamePro that Microsoft may have “already leveraged all of their big assets” for the Xbox 360 in 2007, leaving 2008 wide open for the PlayStation 3.
Europe getting 40GB PS3 bundles packing Gran Turismo, Blu-ray movies– Sweet. Not that it’ll affect me, but it is exciting to know that Sony are pulling out all the stops to entice consumers to sample in the delights of the PS3. See also stories on: PS3 Fanboy and The Sixth Axis.