A PlayStation 3 console on its own routinely costs $400 or more, so getting one for free with a contract phone could be a good deal. Optus’ online store is offering a free PS3 with three contract handsets.
Dear Lifehacker, After living what some (read: most LH readers) would call a deprived childhood without a gaming console, at the ripe old age of 20 I finally picked up a PS3 today at its newly reduced price. Anyway, now I need some fantastic titles to feed this baby and I’m a bit lost as to where to start!
Sony dropped the price of the PS3 console last week, but discounts on those discounted prices have already started to appear. From today until August 30, Big W is selling the 160GB model for $298, which is $50 lower than the ‘official’ reduced $349.95 price.
iView for the PS3 has had a generally favourable reaction since it soft-launched over the weekend, but the blocky nature of the picture and a generally un-PS3 like interface have attracted some criticism. However, it looks like they’ll be fixed in the near future.
It’s been in the works for some time, but numerous Twitter users over the weekend reported that the ABC’s well-regarded and recently redesigned iView service is now working on the PS3. (Sony has a launch event for its PlayTV scheduled this week which will likely promote the iView integration as well.) If you’ve given it a try, tell us how it rolls in the comments.
The Lifehacker crew got quite excited at the news that Sony was working with the ABC to make iView available on the PS3, and it looks like that might happen a bit sooner than we expected.