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Buy a Sony Bravia 3D TV, get four free 3D games

Thursday, 15 April 2010 16:48 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Sony’s running a deal where if you purchase a Bravia 3D television during June, you will have access to four free 3D games.

The deal is to celebrate the launch of the HX803 and LX903 series 3D TVs in early June, which will be made in 46 and 40 inch models, respectively.

To sweeten the deal a bit, SCEE will release four 3D stereoscopic PS3 games for purchasers through PSN.

Titles are: WipEout HD, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, PAIN, and Super Stardust HD.

It’s also offering an exclusive 3D Blu-ray disc movie bundle with selected Sony 3D TVs and Blu-ray players.

“Sony is a clear leader in all aspects of 3D and this great promotion allows us to bring together the technological leadership of Sony’s 3D TVs with stunning 3D stereoscopic gaming,” said SCEE president Andrew House.

“Only Sony can deliver this breadth of 3D entertainment.”

Looks like it’s coming folks, whether you are ready for it or not.

Glasses supported by the TV are compatible with Sony’s Active Shutter glasses which feature a battery life of 100 hours, an auto shut-off function, and the kids can get smaller versions of the specs in pink and blue.

The glasses typically cost around £100 a pair.

Prices for the TVs have yet to be announced.

Full PR is below.

SONY 3D TVs AND CONTENT AVAILABLE FROM JUNE

Four compelling reasons to join the 3D revolution and make your first 3D experience a Sony one:

* New Sony 3D TV “BRAVIA” HX803 launch model
* Free 3D stereoscopic game titles for PlayStation®3 (PS3™) with all Sony 3D TVs
* Exclusive 3D Blu-ray disc movies bundled with selected Sony 3D TVs and Blu-ray players
* The most comprehensive range of 3D Blu-ray Players and Home Cinema Systems available.

London, 15th April 2010. Sony today reconfirmed its pre-eminent position at the forefront of 3D with the announcement of a unique high-value 3D offering that draws on the strengths of Sony’s unique ’3D World’ expertise in consumer electronics, movie making and gaming.

Sony 3D TVs and Blu-ray players will be available in stores in June, announcing a package of products, services and free content, comprising four compelling reasons for consumers to make their first 3D TV experience a Sony one. Pre-orders are already available for consumers in the UK through sony.co.uk and Sony Centre stores.

Best Value Sony 3D TVs – BRAVIA® HX803 launch model and 3D accessories

Reinforcing their intention to make the excitement of 3D accessible to all consumers, Sony announced the introduction of the HX803 series 3D TV that will offer 3D cinematic capability with outstanding consumer value and will undoubtedly set the benchmark for stylish, technically advanced yet affordable 3D compatible TVs. The HX803 launch model will be followed within weeks by additional models in Sony’s 3D TV line-up.

The new Sony 3D TV – BRAVIA HX803 series

Sony’s very latest 3D technology will naturally be included in all new BRAVIA 3D TVs. Built upon Sony’s very latest 200Hz high frame rate technology that allows viewers to see 3D in full High Definition 1080p1 fidelity, the High Definition 3D image is further enhanced with the inclusion of ‘High Speed Precision2′, ‘LED Boost3′ and ’3D up conversion4′, three technologies unique to Sony and designed to make the 3D image even clearer and brighter and the 3D experience even more exciting. ,

Free 3D stereoscopic game titles for PS3 available with all Sony 3D TVs

With the launch of Sony 3D TVs, PS3 users are in for a treat as 3D stereoscopic gaming really comes of age. Timed to complement the launch of the HX803, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will release four 3D stereoscopic PS3 game experiences5 through the PlayStation Network, available as a free collection to purchasers of BRAVIA 3D TVs. The promotional 3D stereoscopic game experiences include something for all the family, from the visceral excitement of Wipeout ®HD and Motorstorm Pacific Rift to the wry humour of PAIN, through to the family friendly fun of Super Stardust™ HD.

PS3 owners will be able to upgrade their PS3s to be 3D game compatible with a firmware upgrade prior to the Sony 3D TVs becoming available. A further firmware upgrade to make PS3s 3D BD movie compatible will be made available within 2010.

Exclusive 3D Blu-ray disc movies bundled with selected Sony 3D products

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Deep Sea Blu-ray 3D™ discs will be bundled with selected Sony 3D products. Additionally, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Blu-ray 3D™ will be sold separately at participating retailers from the 14th June 2010.

3D glasses and Transmitter accessories

Sony’s 3D glasses, using active shutter technology to deliver full High Definition 3D are designed for both comfort and stamina, with flexible and adjustable side arms and nosepad and a choice of colours to allow a stylish and comfortable fit for everyone. Smaller pink and blue glasses are available for people with smaller face such as smaller children, and with a battery life of approximately 100 hours7, and an auto shut off function, Sony’s 3D glasses will allow you to enjoy the 3D action for longer.

Whilst the LX903 Sony 3D TV will come with 3D glasses and built in transmitter, for a limited time, special 3D accessory packs containing two sets of glasses and a 3D transmitter will be available to complement the new HX803 3D launch model.

3D Blu-ray Players and Home Cinema Systems complete the 3D Home Entertainment picture

Designed to complement the new Sony 3D TV models, Sony can lay claim to the most comprehensive range of 3D Blu-ray Players and Home Cinema Systems available.

Already in-store is the highly affordable S470 “3D ready” Blu-ray Player. Bringing full HD 3D Blu-ray disc playback, a 3D firmware update will be released in time for the launch of Sony’s 3D TVs in June. The S570 model, coming hot on its heels in May, will be the first with 3D playback out of the box.

Spearheaded by the BDV-E370, Sony’s complete range of Blu-ray Home Cinema Systems this year is also “3D Ready”.

Sony’s 3D Credentials and the World Cup

In another demonstration of Sony’s long standing experience and expertise in the creation of professional 3D technology and content, Sony and FIFA recently confirmed that they would be filming 25 matches in the FIFA World Cup™ in 3D.

Complementing the 3D live broadcasts and a series of public viewing opportunities around the world, the general public will also be able to enjoy the 3D promotional trailers for each of the 25 games, shown on Sony 3D TVs in around 1,300 Sony-affiliated retail stores and flagship stores throughout Europe. Furthermore, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has unveiled plans to release the official 3D FIFA World Cup film on Blu-ray 3D™ during 2010.


Specifications and information

1. 1080p resolution available from 3D Blu-ray and other devices and services with sufficient bandwidth .

2. High Speed Precision’ is the technology solution Sony has developed to minimize crosstalk (the mixing of 3D images assigned to left and right eyes). Based on the high frame rate technology of Sony’s Motionflow 200Hz TVs, High Speed Precision delivers a beautiful, clear 3D picture.

3. ‘LED Boost’ increases the picture brightness by selectively boosting the LED backlight to give you the best and brightest 3D picture. This has no effect on overall power consumption of the TV.

4. ‘Simulated 3D’ (3D Up-conversion) converts 2D content to simulated 3D and is intended as an additional entertainment feature and not a replacement for ‘real’ 3D. Quality may vary depending upon the quality of the original 2D source content.

5. PS3 free game experiences (available to download from PlayStation®Store via a voucher code provided to purchasers of Sony 3D BRAVIA sets):

§ Wipeout HD: full 3D game (not including WipEout HD Fury)

§ PAIN: 3 x 3D episodes + 1 x 2D tutorial

§ Super Stardust HD: full 3D game (not including DLC)

§ MotorStorm Pacific Rift: single level 3D demo

PS3 free game experiences will be exclusively available to purchasers of Sony 3D TVs for a limited period.

6. Battery life may vary according to the viewing environment.

Specifications for Sony 3D TVs and Blu-ray Players

BRAVIA® 2010 RANGE

SIGNATURE RANGE

LX903

· Inbuilt 3D technology with 2 pairs of glasses included

· Stunningly slim design utilising backlit LED technology

· Wirelessly access Bravia Internet Video giving you access to You tube and catch up TV

· The smoothest,sharpest,most detailed picture with 200Hz pro technology

· In built Freeview HD for easy subscription free,High definition TV

· Ensure the optimum viewing experience with switchable 0 or 6 degrees display settings.

· Available sizes 40″ (102cm),60″ (152cm)

CINEMATIC RANGE

HX903

· Deeper Black and better contrast with intelligent dynamic LED technology

· Ensure the optimum viewing experience with switchable 0 or 6 degrees display settings.

· The smoothest,sharpest,most detailed picture with 400Hz pro technology

· Intelligent Image enhancer

· 3D Upgradeble technology for amazingly real, High Definition, next generation viewing

· Wirelessly access Bravia Internet Video giving you access to You tube and catch up TV

· In built Freeview HD for easy subscription free,High definition TV

· Available sizes 46″ (117cm),52″ (132cm) )

HX803

· 3D Upgradeble technology for amazingly real, High Definition, next generation viewing

· Wirelessly access Bravia Internet Video giving you access to You tube and catch up TV

· Slim design utilising the latest edge LED technology

· In built Freeview HD for easy subscription free,High definition TV

· The smoothest,sharpest,most detailed picture with 200Hz pro technology

· Available sizes 40″ (102cm),46″ (117cm)

Blu-ray Players

BDP-S470

· Next-generation home entertainment with stunning 3D action on a 3D TV (following a software upgrade)

· Monolithic Design concept to add a unique style to your living room

· Enjoy catch-up TV services and Internet Videos with BRAVIA Internet Video

· Wireless LAN Ready for easy access to online content without the hassle of connecting wires (UWA-BR100 USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)

· Enjoy movies & music throughout the home with USB connections

· Search for movie, actor and director listings using the Entertainment Database Browser from Gracenote®

· Supports both DivX HD and MKV formats

· Use your iPhone or iPod touch as a BD Remote Control for your Blu-ray Disc Player

BDP-S570

· Next-generation home entertainment with stunning 3D action on a 3D TV

· Monolithic Design concept to add a unique style to your living room

· Enjoy catch-up TV services and Internet videos with BRAVIA Internet Video

· Built-in Wi-Fi for easy access to online content without the hassle of connecting wires

· Enjoy movies & music throughout the home with DLNA & USB connections

· Search for movie, actor and director listings using the Entertainment Database Browser from Gracenote®

· Supports both DivX HD and MKV formats

· Use your iPhone or iPod touch as a BD Remote Control for your Blu-ray Disc Player

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6 Comments

  1. Windsmeare

    What’s the street value of a giant frog?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. FeaturePreacher

    Doesn’t sound like a good deal to me compared with what they’ll offer when they get even more desperate to rid themselves of excess inventory of this 2nd huge mistake.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Holy shit these fu*$ers must be expensive if they’re throwing in FOUR games

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Razor

    I read that the TV’s would be £2200 and £3500 somewhere. Don’t know if that’s accurate.

    Probably is though, knowing Sony.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. OwningXylophone

    @ Dr. Ghettoblaster

    Actually, only 3 games and a demo… Because that’ll make all the difference to the consumer…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. cookiejar

    Should of chucked in a console. They did in Australia with HDTV’s, they should with this.

    #6 5 years ago

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    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

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  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

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  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]