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Via: The Verge
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Surely you've seen all the stuff going around about Pluto after New Horizons provided us with the clearest shot we've ever had of the dwarf planet, but did you know the CPU powering the New Horizons probe is the same CPU that once powered the ORIGINAL PLAYSTATION CONSOLE? We're talking about the PS1 here, the console that brought you this:



this:


and this:


NASA launched New Horizons in 2006, so they could have used at least a PS2 equivalent CPU, but I guess NASA just likes to keep it classic.

Via: dizzle521
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Back in the early 1990s, Nintendo and Sony teamed up to make a video game console combining Nintendo's Super Nintendo technology with Sony's Compact Discs. It was the original PlayStation. After the collaboration fell through, Sony moved forward with making the PlayStation we know now, but dizzle521 has one of the original protoypes for the canceled Nintendo Playstation. It's an impressive piece of video game history.

It's a been a long day full of hype and joy, and Sony's E3 conference was a fitting end to such an action-packed marathon. The conference was equal parts nostalgia and familiar titles, with plenty to satisfy new converts to PlayStation and those who have dutifully had a PlayStation console in their homes since the '90s.

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Are you excited for E3 yet? Sony wants to bring it just a little closer to you.

For the second year in a row, the current generation console leader will show their E3 press conference to the masses by way of theaters in all 50 states.

According to the above official video, the format will follow closely to the show displayed last year, just available to more folks. The Playstation E3 Experience will feature interviews and teasers hosted by Geoff Keighley.

Tickets will again be free to people over the age of 17 and will come with a "Playstation surprise". Last year, Sony gave away exclusive access to the Destiny alpha.

Tickets are available beginning May 27 here.

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The Heroes app allows players to purchase themes, games and other digital content to support a variety of charities. Each purchase also enters the player to win a chance to play video games against celebrities.

Via Playstation:

Hi everyone – Just over one month ago, we announced PlayStation HEROES – a brand new app for the PS4 that lets you purchase digital content like themes and games to support charities and enter for a chance to play video games against celebrities. With your help, we've successfully donated over $300K for our charity partners! In addition to that, I'm happy to announce that we've selected a winner who will fly to Los Angeles to play MLB 15 against Yasiel Puig in his own home. Thrakadral, this will be your chance to tell your friends that you struck Yasiel out and your PS Heroes' donations all went to benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research – an incredible cause.
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Via: Kotaku
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Playstation closed down it's PS3 "Home" services yesterday, and the uproar was (as expected) fairly minimal.



What started as a failed service did blossom into a weird little social project, like some sort of bizarre mashup between the Sims and Second Life. 

Playstation Home:
You may not be missed, but you shall be remembered. 

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