Two Chinese publications are reporting that the first batch of PlayStation 3 units have already left their manufacturing plants.
The reports, in the Apple Daily and the Commercial Times (by way of English-language Chinese tech site, DigiTimes Systems), claim that component manufacturer Asus Tek began to ship PlayStation3 units at the start of July.
Polygon writes: "Geoff Keighley’s annual game extravaganza returns for its 10th year. The Game Awards will stream live on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. EST/4:30 p.m. PST. The show will be broadcasted via YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, TikTok, X (formerly known as Twitter), Instagram, and Steam."
Quake 4 arrived as an Xbox 360 launch title soon after its PC debut, and heralded an era in which the single-player FPS dominated.