E3 2016 Preview: What Surprises Are In Store From Sony?

playstation-banner-e3-2016The pre-E3 press conferences will wrap up with Sony’s annual event. They tend to go very big with their E3 presentations and this year looks like it will be no exception. While the PS4K/Neo won’t be at E3, their E3 presser will have a lot of big games announced and updated from both first and third-party developers. Given last year’s big announcement, this year has a lot to live up to and just might pull it off.

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How Much Does Aerith’s House Cost? (Infographic)

Digging through The Lowdown Blog inbox introduces all sorts of great things sent to us that we didn’t have time to include on the blog during the year. One such interesting post idea came to us from our friends at Movoto.

As they are wont to do, they did one of their trademark real estate valuations on a video game property. One of the valuations that I thought was the most interesting is for one of the greatest games of all-time. The team at Movoto asked how much would Aerith’s house cost you could buy that cute little house in the dirty slums of Midgar. Their handy infographic tells us the answer.

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Wednesday Link-Off: Happy Canada Day

shania-twain-maxim-2Our regular schedule just happens to bring us to Canada Day. In honour of it, here’s Canadian hero Shania Twain.

Keeping with the theme, an appropriately timed piece on the Canadian identity. (Globe & Mail)

Wine is one of those things that Canada does exceptionally well. Now scientists have developed an electronic nose that can figure out where a glass of wine is made. (Daily Telegraph)

In the run up to the release of its latest iteration, IGN looks at the history of the Final Fantasy franchise. (IGN)

After the jump, Andy Roddick shouldn’t tweet that, Super Dave jumps from the C.N. Tower, and more great Canadians. Continue reading

E3 2009: The Sony Outlook

The last console manufacturer to go up on the main stage was Sony. The maker of the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable had some new hardware coming out in addition to the big game unveils. So what did Sony have for us? Find out after the jump. Continue reading