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Sony Playstation E3 Press Conference Over, Recap Time!

15 07 2008

Playstation Logo

Alright everybody, we all know what happened yesterday, at Microsoft’s E3 - Final Fantasy XIII will now be released on the 360 as well as PS3. It is no longer a PS3 exclusive, however, the title Final Fantasy XIII Versus is still a PS3 exclusive, so it’s not all that bad.

Sony’s E3 press conference just finished, and I must say - some bombs have been dropped. The conference revealed some amazing upcoming titles and updates for Sony PS3, PS2 and PSP.

This is going to be one big-ass post and we don’t want to kill the homepage, so to view the full post and all the exciting details on new PS3 exclusives and software for this year’s Sony PS3 press conference, click below:

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Which PS3 games will be receiving trophies?

8 07 2008

We’ve had a few people email us and have asked which games have, or will be receiving a patch to support PS3 trophies.

We’ve been asking around; doing some research and have created list of games which do support, will support or will not be supporting PS3 trophies. Here’s our list:

Games currently with trophies:

Super Stardust HD

Games waiting for a patch to enable trophies:

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Burnout Paradise
Heavenly Sword
PixelJunk Monsters
Street Fighter HD

Games which will be launched with trophies:

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
Resistance 2
PixelJunk Eden

Games which have been confirmed NOT to be receiving trophies:

Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Race Driver GRID
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Civilization Revolution
Devil May Cry 4 (very unlikely to receive patch)
Super Puzzle Fighter HD (very unlikely to receive patch)

Sony’s PS3 v2.40 Firmware FAQ

1 07 2008

Due to the overwhelming amount of questions Sony have received (and I’m telling you; a lot of questions indeed!), Sony have published an FAQ concerning the upcoming PS3 firmware v2.40 which is being released tomorrow (July 2nd).

Here’s their FAQ:

Will voice-messaging/private chat be featured in 2.40 as well? If not, can we expect to see this feature added in the future?
We are evaluating the opportunity to offer voice chat, but for this update, we wanted to focus on text messaging as the key priority for communications that our users have asked for.

Can you use the web browser in game?
No, you must exit the game before browsing the internet.

Will In-Game XMB come up during playback of PS2 games, Blu-Ray discs, and DVDs?
The XMB is an exclusive feature for PS3 game titles. Accessing the XMB during gameplay was the top request from our users, which we focused on for this update. However, we continually engage PS3 owners for feedback and will evaluate the opportunity to offer XMB access during movie playback in the future.

Can we go to the display settings and change anything there in-game (resolution, input, etc)?
No, you must exit the game before changing these settings.

Will it be possible to change in-game the sound output?
Yes, sound output changes are supported.

Will we be able to access the PLAYSTATION Store while in-game?
No, but you can view your downloads in progress.

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Rumour: PS2 games on their way to PSN?

30 06 2008

NiTiZ over at N4G has a friend that works for Sony who apparently leaked him future PS3 update information. According to the worker at Sony, PS2 games are going to be coming to the PS3 PSN store later this year.

Apparently this information is going to be announced at E3 this year, so from now until then - we’re going to keep this as a rumour. Below is what the PSN PS2 page looks like, all very realistic looking, but this is something which easily would be created in Photoshop and again - we’re going to keep this topic settled as a rumour for now.

Possible PS2 section on PS3 PSN Store

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Sony reveal v2.40 firmware trophy system (part 2)

30 06 2008

If you haven’t already read/watched part 1 of this news post, we suggest you do so right now by clicking here!

In this second video, Eric Lempel reveals how the PS3 trophy system works in v2.40. He shows us how to earn the trophies, how to compare trophies with friends, and of course - the little message that pops up in the top right hand corner of the screen when you’ve earned a trophy! Check out the video below for yourselves:

We’re really looking forward to v2.40, with all the new enhancements and great features. Asking “Are you?” would be stupid, cause we already know the answer to that! ;)

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Sony unveils PS3 v2.40 firmware video (part 1)

30 06 2008

Okay, so not long ago Sony informed us of their official confirmation regarding PS3 v2.40 firmware update. We also saw a video of v2.40 displayed on a debug PS3 unit in it’s development stage. But now - finally - we get an official video from Sony demonstrating v2.40 in it’s final development stages! Check it out below:

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MGS4 Database On PSN and free Downloadable Content!

19 06 2008

MGS4 Database

We all know that MGS4 has been a huge success - no doubt about it! MGS4 has increased PS3 sales massively and will continue to do so.

Following the success of the game, Sony have released a Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots database up for download on the PSN store! If you don’t know what the database is, or you’d like to know more, continue reading!

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New PS3 update - April 15th - New PSN store!

13 04 2008

New PlayStation 3 Network Store
It has been confirmed for Europe and Japan that on April 15th PS3 users will be receiving a new firmware update (version 2.30) which includes the revamped PLAYSTATION Store!

PSN Store Preview #1 PSN Store Preview #2 PSN Store Preview #3
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The system software update will also add DTS-HD Master Audio output for Blu-ray videos, which means the high-definition visuals of Blu-ray will now be matched with the highest quality audio for the ultimate movie-watching experience on PS3.

New PSN logo spotted!

21 10 2007

A few weeks ago Sony registered a new Playstation logo. It turns out that they’ll be using it for the PlayStation Network.Probably only for Europe, at least. Just yesterday, a scan from a European magazine surfaced in PS3 Only, with the newlypatented logo of Sony: the sphere-like icon fronted by the four controller buttons - square, triangle, circle, and X.

In the scan, we see the same logo above the words “PlayStation® Network” so it’s pretty convenient for one to assume that the online service is now being represented with this icon.

We’re not sure if this also applies to any other regions aside from Europe. And we’re not even sure how official this new logo for PSN Europe is itself - it does have its “This is Living” logo at the bottom left corner though.

Here’s the scan: