June 2006


"Did the original DS actually have internal lighting?"

That was my first thought when I turned on the new DS Lite and saw its two ridiculously bright screens bring light to an otherwise dark room. Logically, I knew that the original DS had a built-in lighting system that allowed games to be visible in low light conditions, but the improvement in the DS Lite is like going from a 60-watt light bulb to a 120-watt bulb.

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"You really need to know what art is before you can determine whether video games are art."

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Sony today announced a new tiered pricing structure for the American version of its PlayStation Signature line of products.

The move adds new, lower priced options to the recently announced Japanese line of high-end PlayStation-branded merchandise, which currently includes designer PSP cases, Sony-branded wine glasses, and crocodile leather-strapped watches.

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