that Sony will offer video blogging and profiles as part of the next generation of its PlayStation video game console -- the PS3
The word comes from reputable US mag, Playstation Magazine, which says Sony is planning an advanced PS3 "lifestyle server" that'll let friends tap into your multimedia diary even when your machine’s switched off.
A big feature of this will be your video blogs, which you'll record on an Eyetoy camera, mix with shots from your camera-equipped PSP, and load up to the Playstation Network Platform.
Sound geeky enough yet? That's not the half of it. As a dangerously obsessed gamer, you'll also want to leave mates snippets of your gaming life through in-game highlights and access to your rankings, along with messages organising your next team battle.
Official confirmation of these extras is expected to come in Sony's speech in Sony's pre-E3 conference speech on May 8th, along with a better idea of the console's price.
It has been a trend with the video game consoles and portables to include more and more media devices like MP3 players, dvd players, etc. It it a logical transition for these devices to allow gamers to create video blogs and build communities. The PS3 will not be out until November -- a recent announcement said it would be delayed
. Microsoft has been building an Xbox Live
community and Nintendo is expected to offer similar features in the next generation of the Nintendo system called Revolution