The PS3-4000 ‘super slim’ will not be making an appearance at Sony’s press conference during this year’s Gamescom.
The unit – which is slimmer than its ‘slim’ model – will come in many SKUs, the cheapest of which is rumoured to have 16GB of flash memory. VG247 broke the story confirming the device won’t be at Gamescom, verifying information MCV obtained last week.
Elsewhere the report says that it might retail for under £100, but MCV does not believe this is correct. It’s more likely that Sony will look to bundles and other retailer incentives to make the price attractive.
In terms of design, the new console will have a flip-lid disc input and low-capacity storage to offer the console at the lowest price possible.
The 16GB storage space and smaller formfactor would create a device to rival Xbox 360’s 4GB unit that retails at £139.99.
EDITOR’S UPDATE: this story has been edited for clarity – the first time on the evening of July 23rd and the second time in the morning of July 24th. neither revision changed the meaning or the story or the three fundamental news points which are as follows: 1. The PS3 Super Slim is real 2. it won’t be revealed at Gamescom 3. The entry level model will cost more than $99/£99 MCV had obtained these details prior to VG247’s breaking of the story yesterday and had intended to run them in this week’s edition of the print magazine. these plans were changed when the story hit online.]
Iceland: Transcendental Meditation program for women contributes coherence in national lifeGlobal Women’s Organization for Total Knowledge Translate This Article 8 August 2012In the past three years, nearly 850 women in Iceland have learned Transcendental Meditation, among a total of 1,400 Icelanders who have begun practising the technique. All were able to learn due to the generosity of the David Lynch Foundation, which established scholarships for a three-year period, with the aim of reducing problems and contributing to social coherence and prosperity in the nation. In three Icelandic towns, groups of meditators practise Transcendental Meditation together on a regular basis. In addition to giving courses, teachers of the Transcendental Meditation programme for women have made presentations to women’s groups and to educators interested in Consciousness-Based Education; and contacted leading women in the country about the range of programmes available for women and girls. three articles about Transcendental Meditation have been published in the news media in Iceland. Large numbers of people practising Transcendental Meditation are contributing to the rise of coherence in society, say Transcendental Meditation teachers, reflected in growing positive trends in national life. This has been seen especially in news of an improving economic outlook: In the past year the economy of Iceland has made a remarkable recovery. there are signs of Iceland’s surprisingly rapid rise from the ashes of banking ruin. while much of Europe is experiencing a recession, the economy of this volcanic island in the mid-Atlantic is growing at a pace that has surprised many people. Iceland’s GDP growth is estimated at some 2.6 per cent this year, which outshines many of the most affluent countries in Europe. © Copyright 2012 Global Women’s Organization for Total Knowledge Translation software is not perfect; however if you would like to try it, you can translate this page using:
Drizzy Drake spoke on his plans for the summer, and his now-established annual event, the OVO Fest, in a recent interview.
While most people spend their summer trying not to think about the inevitable return to school, Drake is doing the opposite, by using his free time in the summer to finish school.
He recently told NOW Magazine that he plans to earn his high school degree this summer, apart from doing OVO Fest, which takes place this weekend. ”I’m actually spending my summer graduating high school,” the rapper admitted. “That’s my main focus after OVO Fest. I only have one credit left, and I’m really excited about that.”
He also spoke on his ties to his hometown of Toronto in the interview, and how T.Dot affects his music.
“When I think of myself, I think of Toronto. My music would never sound the way it does if it weren’t for Toronto,” he said. “You talk about certain artists, and they sound like where they’re from. Myself and the Weeknd, we both just sound like Toronto.”
Drake’s annual OVO Fest in his hometown is known for having huge surprise guests, as when Jay-Z and Eminem took the stage for the first-ever OVO Fest. However, Drizzy kept tight-lipped about surprises this year, as a lot of it comes together at the last minute.
“I like for it to be a surprise, and a lot of the time we’re working up until the last minute on it. Trying to get Jay-Z up there the first year,? I didn’t even know if he would make it onstage. Trying to get Lil Wayne to land in Canada successfully last year, especially right after he got out of jail?” he continued, “A lot of the time it’s very last-minute. sometimes I’ll only find out 10 minutes before that so-and-so is about to walk onstage. It’s exciting when it works out, but it’s an anxiety attack for the entire time that you’re still unsure about it.”
[photo courtesy of NOW]
Strong family support has been a key part of Taylor Swift‘s success. But according to a recent report, Taylor’s parents may actually be separated. The story was posted at Radar Online and will appear in the next issue of the Star magazine.
It’s a deeply sad story, of course. according to the Star‘s source, Taylor’s parents, Andrea and Scott, ”haven’t filed for divorce because they don’t want it to damage Taylor’s career.” they have, though, “stopped wearing their wedding rings.”
Taylor’s upcoming new album will apparently reflect that sadness, according to the Star. “The new album will showcase the pain of her parents’ separation,” the source is quoted as saying.
The ‘sad’ nature of Taylor’s upcoming album isn’t news. she already spoke about that, most notably in her New Yorker profile last year, where, describing the new songs, she said: ‘They’re sad? if I’m being honest.’”
As for whether the story of the separation and divorce are true, Taylor’s management company and record label had no comment.
Conversation threads on the subject have also appeared on the forums pages of Taylor’s website, but they have been deleted, with the message reading “that thread no longer exists.”
Taylor Swift recently took home five Teen choice Awards. And while her new album release has not yet been announced, she did tease fans with a note on Facebook recently that implied it may be coming very soon.
- Kurt Wolff, CBS Local
AUSTIN, Texas, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is pleased to announce its plans for Alamo Drafthouse New Mission in San Francisco, CA. Alamo Drafthouse New Mission is slated to open during the fourth quarter of 2013 at 2550 Mission St. in the historic New Mission theater.
“With the possible exception of Austin, San Francisco is my favorite city in the world. my parents met there, I was born in Berkeley, and my wife was working in the city before I begged her to come help me start my first theater venture in Bakersfield, CA,” said Alamo CEO and Founder Tim League. “There is no accident that the first theater outside of Austin that my wife and I pursued is in San Francisco.”
The Alamo Drafthouse New Mission venue, upon successfully completing the local entitlement and approval process, will feature five screens of new release movies, independent and repertory films as well as the Alamo’s unique signature programming. each of the auditoriums will be equipped with state of the art digital projection as well as excellent screen size to room ratio and amazing sound. In addition to the superior AV equipment, the layout of each screening room will eliminate the traditional front row, ensuring every seat in the house allows for a great viewing experience. the theaters at Alamo Drafthouse New Mission will also be equipped for 3D and 35mm projection.
The programming of Alamo Drafthouse New Mission will be similar to the Alamo Ritz location in Austin with a mix of classic film programming, our unique alternative content and live events, foreign films, independent films as well as some studio films. as in Austin, Alamo Drafthouse New Mission is eager to entertain partnerships with new and upcoming film festivals.
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