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Monthly Archives: April 2007

Major GTA IV News

April 27, 2007 | | 3 Comments

The latest issue of the Official UK PLAYSTATION 3 Magazine has an exclusive look at GTA IV, which included an interview with Rockstar’s Vice President of Creative Games, Dan Houser. I’m going to share with you all the bits I … Read More

MotorStorm Update to Arrive Middle of May

April 27, 2007 | | 7 Comments

For anybody that has built up an impressive winning percentage on MotorStorm online, I wouldn’t read the list below, of bug fixes that v1.2 will correct when it’s released some time next month. For anybody that doesn’t care about their … Read More

Home Beta Emails Sent out

April 26, 2007 | | 19 Comments

Well, if you’re a member of PlayStation Underground and/or GAP (Gamer Advisory Panel) you are highly likely to have received an e-mail invitation to be part of the Home Beta program.

Unfortunately, even though I’m a PlayStation Underground member, I … Read More

New PS3 EyeToy Announced

April 26, 2007 | | 13 Comments

Thanks to reader Børt Erik Sørbo for sending this in! Sony announced theyir new next-gen EyeToy which unfortunately does not look to be HD in any way, shape or form. 🙁

[Note that this press release is from Sony Europe, I assume a press release for North America is coming…]

[Kotaku is reporting that the release date for NA is this summer as well.]

London, 26th April 2007. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced the arrival of the next-generation PLAYSTATION®Eye camera.

Scheduled for a Summer release in Europe, PLAYSTATION Eye is an essential accessory for voice, video chat and online gaming that will enable gamers to enjoy their PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) experiences like never before.

Designed specifically for PS3 and featuring huge advances in USB camera and microphone technology, PLAYSTATION Eye is set to revolutionise the experience of online communication on the PLAYSTATION®Network. Expanding on the market-leading heritage of the EyeToy® USB Camera for PlayStation®2, the sophistication of the PLAYSTATION Eye naturally complements the advanced features and capabilities of PS3 – all in one slickly designed, unobtrusive unit.

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Calling All Cars: Great Review!

April 25, 2007 | | 5 Comments

IGN gave “Calling All Cars” a great review!

Calling All Cars is Sony’s first truly original, must-have title on the PlayStation Network, and it bests just about everything there is to be found on Microsoft’s online arcade center. The game … Read More

HandBrake and PS3, Part II

April 25, 2007 | | 16 Comments

At the beginning of the month I discussed the Mac OSX application HandBrake. I wanted to use this application to rip DVD’s to watch on my PS3. I have a NAS on which I wanted to store some of my … Read More

PS1 Games Playable on PS3

April 25, 2007 | | 5 Comments

The recent firmware update (1.70) has enabled us to play downloadable PS1 games on our PS3s, rather than just being able to play them on a PSP. North American and Japanese PS3 owners need new versions of any PS1 games … Read More

[email protected] Doing Well & New Client

April 25, 2007 | | 6 Comments

A press release about [email protected] from Sony:

Tokyo, April 25, 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that great progress has been made in the one month since PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment systems became part of Stanford University’s [email protected]™ program, a distributed computing project aimed at understanding protein folding, misfolding and related diseases. Since the program launched in March, participation by the PS3 user community has been phenomenal, providing [email protected] with immense computing power that is helping to fast forward its research. Furthermore, thanks to PS3’s powerful Cell Broadband Engine™ (Cell/B.E.), the [email protected] program has become one of the most powerful distributed computing networks in the world and is quickly approaching a level of computing power that is of historical proportions.

Exhibiting its continued commitment to the program, SCE also announced that starting tomorrow, it is providing a [email protected] application update that will further enhance the user experience. The updated software features an improvement in folding calculation speeds, increased visibility of user location (*1) on the globe and the ability for users to create longer donor or team names.

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