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Sony Looking At 800th PS3 Edition

Sony is determined to confuse the hell out of consumers, and is thus looking to bring a fifth version of the PlayStation 3 to market, this time replacing the higher-end 80-gig PS3 with a 160-gigabyte version. The console would come with the same features and price as the current 80-gigger, but without a copy of Motorstorm and with the new Dual-Shock 3 vibrating controller.

The new PS3 would be designed to hold off Microsoft’s 120-gigabyte Xbox 360 Elite. While not a major edition of the console, the Elite’s 120-gig drive at $450 made the PS3’s 80-gig at $500 seem like a rip-off, and Sony is mostly just righting the ship here. Presumably, all PS3s going forward will ship with the Dual-Shock, as soon as Sony gets enough of them in stock. While the new edition has only been hinted at, most sources expect it to ship around the same time as Metal Gear Solid 4 or Lost Planet.

January 28th, 2008 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Sony | no comments

Windows Live OneCare: Free (or less than free!) at Amazon

Face it, as far as I’m concerned, there’s only one security suite worth putting on a Windows XP or Vista PC, and it’s Windows Live OneCare. Norton and all the others have consistently delivered awful suites that slow down your PC, while Microsoft’s respects your productivity while protecting you from viruses, backing up your date, firewalling your network, and in the latest version, managing your home network and backing up your photos to the internet.

Another reason I like to recommend OneCare? Often, it’s free after rebate, almost weekly at Staples. This time, none other than will give you OneCare for the price of nothing after a brief delay. In fact, Amazon has the suite for just $28.99, which means that the rebate check of $30 will actually net you a $1.01 profit!

Now, the software isn’t currently in stock at Amazon, but if you buy it now and Amazon ships it to you before March 8 (and most likely, it will be in stock within a few days), you still get your check in the mail. Just make sure to mail in the rebate within 45 days, and you’re golden.

Make sure you order OneCare through Amazon, and not one of its third-party retailers. To make sure, on the right side, above the “Add to Shopping Cart” button, it will say “In Stock. Ships from and sold by NameofRetailer”, if it isn’t from If you’re the impatient sort, TheFactoryDepot is selling it for $17.59 right now and in stock.
(via SlickDeals)

January 28th, 2008 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | OneCare, Security | 3 comments