For the record, yes, I went out of my way to find a Maria Sharapova swimsuit spread. So sue me.

It has been announced that Sports Illustrated and Sony Network Entertainment have teamed up to bring 3D beauties into your living room in high definition. They're calling it a "cutting-edge transactional licensing agreement" initially based on the 2011 SI Swimsuit issue. Basically, it delivers a 3D Swimsuit video to the PSN and PS3, as well as Sony's 3D-compatible and network-enabled 2010 and 2011 Bravia HDTVs and 2011 Blu-Ray players (the latter thanks to Qriocity). Said Mark Ford, President of the Sports Illustrated Group:

"Just when you think the bar couldn't get any higher for the Swimsuit franchise, we've raised it once again with our partners at Sony. Swimsuit in 3D has extraordinary potential and we're thrilled to deliver its millions of fans a new perspective through the exciting world of 3D video."

In addition to the 3D stuff, there will be around 12 hours of Swimsuit video available, complete with behind-the-scenes "making of" videos. PS3 users will also have access to "Dynamic PS3 Themes" based on shoots from the '90s, 2006, 2009 and 2010. "We strive to deliver unique content to our users, and are delighted to offer this first-of-its-kind high definition 3D Swimsuit video," said Tim Schaaff, President of Sony Network Entertainment.

Well, you know…another good reason to be a PS3 owner.

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PasteNuggs
PasteNuggs
9 years ago

Nice, Nice.

mackid1993
mackid1993
9 years ago

For the record, the picture was too distracting for me to read the article. Sorry Ben, but it's what you get when you post that. :p


Last edited by mackid1993 on 1/9/2011 9:53:14 PM

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

there is an article with that pic? 🙂 lol

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

dynamic themes of hot women in barely any clothing…

good stuff more please

NonProphet
NonProphet
9 years ago

And you thought 3D was a gimmick…

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

Sony's always looking out for us. Keep up the good work.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

I'm not really interested in this but Ben, I have to thank ya for that Maria Sharapova bit.
I'm a huge fan of her, too bad she's been slipping down in recent years.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

She recovered pretty well from that shoulder injury, though. She was looking good towards the end of last season; I think she'll do fine this year.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

I hope so Ben, I really wanna see her winning another Grand Slam.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

The good news is she's an athlete and a competitor first and a model/celebrity second. She wants to win. This means we'll see her around for quite a while, provided she still has that drive. 🙂

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Nice. Sony's always finding new ways of bringing content people want.

As someone who's extremely fortunate in that his wife is so broad minded that she ensures that each year's SI swimsuit issue arrives in the mail, I can only hope that when we get a 3D TV here, we will of course make the move to the new technology…

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Very lucky man Highlander… but it has to be said, it is quite a sad day for the PS3… just picked up the news on PS3News that the first signed executable games can now be launched straight from XMB via 3.55.

Some one at Sony HQ is going to get truly smacked up… World will be particularly annoyed, as Castlevania becomes the fist non-jailbreak victim… sigh… I think the PS4 must truly be on its way 🙂

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

It's a dark day indeed, on the other hand as many people have sought to persuade me, honest people would buy their games either way, and dishonest people would find other ways, regardless. I'm not sure I agree completely with that, as I do think this is a case of dark days, but I still remain hopeful that there are counter measures to be employed that can stop the failure at this point so that future games remain secure, even if games currently available are not.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Sony did come out & respond to the hack 2 days ago, saying that they're aware of it & that they'll be looking into it over the next 2 weks.

Other than that, Sony's staying tight-lipped on whatever plans they might have.

I'm certainly hope there's a way Sony can wreck their plans for good.
I hate pirates(excluding Johnny Depp)

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

Sony should just go back to making the ps3's themselves. So much for saving money on production costs by doing business with China.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Huh? There's some new hack attempt? How's this one work?

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

The system is completely compromised, World.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Eh, they'll fix it, they fix everything.

Norrin Radd
Norrin Radd
9 years ago

Nah. I'll wait until my TV does 3DD.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

3D… When all else fails… boobies.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Well… I gave you a thumbs up, anyways.

Isn't that phrase the mantra of popular culture? "When all else fails…. boobies".

Well…. yup!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Slow news day? Or simply wanting to bring a smile to the faces of your faithful readership?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Eh, sort of both. 🙂

___________
___________
9 years ago

when will sony stop wasting there time with unnecessary crap like this?
we want games sony, not 3D pics of bikinis!
i love 3D, but 3D
pics and porn are one of the things i wont be delving into.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Yes, you're too busy unleashing wraths, and laying out $100s on TVs you hate and games you can't stand…

gangan19
gangan19
9 years ago

I don't get what you mean highlander. 🙁

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

gangan,
It would require following the posts of this lad.

___________
___________
9 years ago

where did i say i hate my TV?
i love my TV!
im just disappointed in the ps3s 3D effects after being use to what the PC delivers.
its like going from a 5 star hotel to a motel 6!
not only in visuals, but in effects too.
you go from 1080P 60FPS to normally sub HD since most games are normally 720P and 30FPS.
not to mention no ps3 game has things popping out of the screen like PC games have.
i do like the occasional wrath unleash though, its great for keeping the skin bright, wrinkle free and colorful!
helps prevent balding and fading hair color too.

Simcoe
Simcoe
9 years ago

I don't think that all Bravia TV or Blu-ray player owners care about games. Also I'm sure that Sony loaned them the equipment (at no additional cost or very cheaply) to shoot and edit the material in 3D. I don't think many developers have a need for 3D broadcast quality video cameras.

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

____________, It's funny you say the things you do about Sony. They happen to be the reason why we have high definition television and 3D. Practically all this technology is using Sony cameras and equipment.

You should consider picking a name like Baghdad Bob.


Last edited by tes37 on 1/10/2011 10:26:13 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Dude, they are still making games, this is just another venture. You know, additional content. So like.. just be quiet.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

So, I'll bet this also means that once we play Mafia 3-D, all those Playboy's are gonna be "getting giggy with it",


Last edited by BikerSaint on 1/10/2011 4:51:20 AM

qwerty__91
qwerty__91
9 years ago

All of a sudden I am sold on 3D.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

You dirty perv~~

qwerty__91
qwerty__91
9 years ago

:O

crunchy_nut_kid
crunchy_nut_kid
9 years ago

half the people who read this article, only clicked it for the picture=) i dont give a f*ck about wat was the article was about

Jonesy555
Jonesy555
9 years ago

I'm a bigger fan of 3D porn, but 3D bikini babes could be nice…

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

3D porn = man juice flying off the screen at your face = NOT GOOD!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

lol @ lawless. NOOO man juice. Just watch girl on girl.

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
9 years ago

Commence the rolling of the eyes. Gonna need a mop to clean up all these guys' drool on this page!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

(Overheard on BestBuy's intercom)

Er….Spillage in aisle 5….HD3D section

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Why was Best Buy voted one of the most hated companies ever? I've never had trouble at my Best Buy.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

This is cool and all, but I have access to pornography if I so choose.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Yes, but with this, everytime you turn off a game and see your 3D backdrop, you'll be reminded of that porn.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Still not gonna spend moneys on a 3D TV Until my regular TV is on its last legs.