Meet Your New, Talented Spider-Man: Andrew Garfield, Future Heart-Throb

After all the rumors and night terrors, suppositions and double-questioning, Sony has finally saddled up for a new Spider-Man: Andrew Garfield.

Not sure who the dude is? He’s a 26-year-old (27 next month) thespian that’s actually done a few impressive things. Unlike all the pretty-boy rumors, here’s a boy who can hold his own on …

PS3 Finally Making a Profit for Sony

Over at IGN, Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, let it be known that Playstation’s parent company’s finally making money on every PS3 it sells. The quote from IGN:

“This year is the first time that we are able to cover the cost of the PlayStation 3,” Yoshida said. “We aren’t making huge money from hardware, but …

PSA: Sony Recalls 233,000 VAIO Laptops Due to Burn Hazard

There’s been a recall issued for Sony VAIO laptops in the VPCF11 series (shown above) and the VPCCW2 series (shown below).

These particular models would have been sold at Best Buy, Costco, Frys, Amazon, and directly from Sony between January and April of this year for prices between $800 and $1,500.

According to the recall, …

Hulu Plus Requires PlayStation Plus Subscription


Hulu Plus may be coming to the PlayStation 3 next month but it won’t be making its way to every console. It appears as though Hulu Plus requires a PlayStation Plus subscription, which went live yesterday. But it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Netflix is available for free on the PlayStation 3 while Microsoft requires …

PlayStation Update v3.40 To Bring PlayStation Plus, Enhanced Facebook, Etc.

Earlier today Sony announced details of an upcoming firmware update for the PS3 and PSP. The PS3 will jump to v3.40 and with it comes PlayStation Plus subscriptions (available starting tomorrow) and a slew of other features including Facebook “enhancements.” The PSP will receive firmware update v6.30 that includes PS Plus and …

DC Comics Partners With comiXology and PlayStation, Will Offer Day and Date Books

In a move that’s sure to rock the comic book industry, DC Comics is finally making the greatest universe of superheroes available on multiple digital platforms starting today. The biggest news, though, is that DC will offer day and date editions of current and ongoing titles across all platforms for $2.99. To kick things off, the …

E310: PlayStation Move Pwns Microsoft Kinect

Let’s get this out of the way – Sony will dominate the next generation motion control wars.

Calm down, fanboy. I’ve been a long-time supporter of Microsoft’s Xbox platform, so it pains me to say that. But I’ve seen a few things the public haven’t been privy to and spent extensive time with both platforms. While Sony …

E310: Scott Pilgrim In All His Pixelated Glory

And here’s your E3 2010 Scott Pilgrim trailer. Now that I think about it, Ubisoft did not show off this game during their press conference. It would have been the only highlight in an otherwise drab press conference.

Still no word on launch but it’ll be available for PSN. Wait. What?! Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game will be …

E310: Xbox 360 S vs PlayStation 3

On Monday, Microsoft revealed a radically different, slimmed down “whisper quiet” Xbox 360. How does the new Xbox 360 S stack up compared to Sony’s almost 1-year-old PS3 Slim?

(More on Techland: E3 2010: Unboxing The New Xbox 360 S)

Xbox 360 S: 270 x 75 x 264mm/2.9 kg

PS3: 290 × 65 × 290mm/3.5kg.

Xbox …

E310: Death Match: PlayStation Plus x Xbox Live Gold

Since the PS3’s launch in 2006, Sony has touted the value of the third generation console’s bevy of free features compared to that of Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold subscription membership. Well, that doesn’t matter anymore now that Sony has their own paid subscription model that is set to roll out on June 29.

Here’s how …

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