Last week saw the unveiling of EA Experience at the newly refurbished Peak Tower. EA Experience is gaming software giant Electronic Arts' first retail store in the world. James Law Cybertecture International, a design firm that merges futuristic architecture and modern day technology, designed their store. The central feature of EA Experience is the giant transparent sphere that rests in the middle of the store. Inside this giant glass ball are four demo console stations surrounded by large flat-screen televisions mounted towards the top of the sphere that run game demos of various EA games. From afar, the sphere looks like a giant hamster exercise ball with Christmas lights. In the store you can find all of EA's current games for nearly every platform, with localised versions for gamers from around the world. If you're an ardent fan, they also have a small fashion section where you can buy T-shirts, baseball caps and backpacks. To commemorate the opening, shoppers spending HK$200 or more will be given a limited edition EA Be@rbrick figurine which glows in the dark (while stocks last). On Friday, Sony HK released the highly anticipated PlayStation 3, known more commonly as PS3. It sports a hefty HK$3,780 price tag and that's just for the console and one controller. So what's so great about the PS3? As with each new console, graphics have been greatly improved, offering a combination of Cell and RSX processors to give it more power for the next generation of gaming. The graphics look sharper, and polygon rates are higher which means smoother surfaces with no noticeable slowing down of game play. But, prospective buyers might want to wait until Sony can solve the backwards software compatibility issues.