Sony not only let the cat out of the bag with this one, but pulled out its tabby and held it high for the world to see. Yes, the long rumoured PS3 slim is slighter on the outside, but packs a larger 120GB hard drive on the inside. Its diminished size reduces power consumption, and even the price is smaller, at US$355. We’re getting a better look at the console soon, so be sure to grab a copy of next month’s magazine for more info.
Not everyone is happy with the mundane appearance of their gaming consoles, so there are always a few looking for different ways to transform them into bizarre shapes and sizes. From PCs to Nintendo Wiis, take a look at some of the most interesting, or just plain weird, case mods out there:
#5 Xbox 360 tissue dispenser/alarm clock
A tissue dispenser and an alarm clock in an Xbox 360, what more could you ask for?
#4 Hello Kitty laptop
For all you die-hard fans Hello Kitty (and the girls here)
#3 Rockstar Games Wii
Stunning mod for the Wii. Shame it won’t handle the graphics on GTA IV.
#2 Rainbow Six-themed PS3
An awesome, detailed design of the Vegas scene, disguising the PS3 as a casino.
#1 R2D2 PC
Cleverly-designed case mod for the PC. Probably cleverer than the original R2.
[Post written by Stuff intern Haziq Ariffin]
‘This is Max as we’ve never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever. We experience the downward spiral of his life after the events of Max Payne 2 and witness his last chance for salvation.’ Words directly from the mouth of Rockstar’s Sam Houser himself. Sounds pretty solid to us even if the official site is a little scant on details. We look forward to what will undoubtedly be a game filled with violence, bullet-time and one brooding old codger of a leading man.
Due out Winter 2009 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
In the lead-up to this year’s E3 in June, we will be taking a look at a bunch of upcoming games that we’re trouser-soilingly excited about. First up we have Dark Void from Airtight Games:
Platform of Choice – PS3/Xbox 360/PC
The 411 – Third person shooter centering around a cargo pilot named Will who crashes rather unfortunately into the Bermuda Triangle. Earth threatening battle of epic proportions against an Alien race called the Watchers ensues.
Hype Worthy Criteria – Crimson Skies pedigree is nothing to sniff at. Vertical cover takes Gears of War and points it skywards. Nicola Tesla makes a guest appearance as the game’s very own Q. Jet-packs transition gameplay from on foot to in flight fire-fights giving us that Rocketeer game that never was, but always wanted.
Media Dump – Hit the official website for a teaser trailer.
Load up Guitar Hero World Tour and you’ll soon be shredding it onstage, blasting powerchords and making that virtual crowd go wild. In reality, you’re alone in your bedroom jabbing multicoloured buttons on a plastic guitar. Not very rockstar, is it? Thank the rock gods dreamGEAR took pity on us, crafting this beautiful axe for the PS3. The WarBeast (what a name) was created with help from the luthiers at BC Rich, so it’s life-sized and looks badass. The neck is removeable and has an enhanced strum and whammy bar. And for those of you headbangers out there – the whole thing is completelly wireless. Slash would approve.
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