Archive for December, 2008
I can’t wait to see how this looks in-game. The FMV is always stunning and this should be no different. One of my top 5 games for 2009.
FF Versus XIII seems to appeal to me more at this moment in time, although I will probably get both. I think it’s a little darker in tone which reminds me a little of Midgar in FFVII.
Coming soon to a PSN near you. LittleBigPlanet level packs, it’s not actually new levels. Just stickers, materials, etc. to help you create levels. This week it will be a Christmas theme and will be $2.99.
Two new costumes (Christmas Tree headpiece and Gift Wrapped Sackboy), one new material (Wrapping Paper), two new items (a festive sleigh and a festive light), six new decorations (including a candy cane and a festive baubel) and, finally, “a ton” of new festive stickers.
Another will be MGS4 themed, along with MGS4 characters like Old Snake, Meryl, Screaming Mantis, and Raiden. No word on when this will be out, but I’m sure it’s soon.
Snake sticker, Rex sticker, Ocelot sticker, Melon (duh!) and some retro graphics texture stickers. It is not yet clear if the level pack will contain any costumes (like the festive pack does).
Who knows what might be next! I do remember see a Killzone and FF7 sackboys though What would you like to see?
First off don’t download it from the Japanese PlayStation store. Download it from the Hong Kong store. Why because the Arcade Cabinets only work with the Hong Kong version. So make a HK PSN account and search for a big N, it should be under New Releases still. Download it, but only play it under your own personal account, so the stuff you unlock can be used in Home.
There are 4 games to play, and since it’s a beta, only the first 2 stages are available. You can play Pac-Man, Galaga , Dig Dug, and Xevious. There are 4 unlockables for each game. I managed to get them all finally. It also unlocks things to decorate your pad, plus t-shirts, pants, and a hat.
A note though, in order for your guests to play the arcade cabinets, they need to have the HK Namco Museum Beta on their PlayStation 3. But when you play the games in Home, it actually launches the Namco Museum Beta application, but it takes you right to that game. I wish it was like the arcade cabinets in the bowling ally, where it just zooms into the screen and you play. But since this is a Beta, maybe the final release with support this. I hope they bring it to all the regions. It’s a great idea! Here is what they look like, click photos for a full size view.
Well, I now have the opportunity to run my old PC fulltime as a TVersity server. I installed a clean build of Windows XP Pro and then TVersity. I added my photos folder and videos folder (both of which are actually on my NAS), and TVersity scanned them just fine.
It’s playing back the content that’s the problem.
My photos are all JPG’s about 2MB to 3MB in size. However, I can’t view them through TVeristy. It says “unsupported format” or somesuch. When I copy the file that it just complained about, it copies the image to my PS3 locally. Then I can display that version just fine. What’s up with that?
As well, it can’t display most of the videos I have. It complains about corrupted data. I thought the whole purpose of TVersity was to transcode the video to a format my PS3 understands?
Doing a search on the web, I find a lot of stuff about older versions of TVersity, but not much about getting the newest one working with the PS3.
God of War 3
These videos look cool, but they look like FMV.
Hint to Sony: Premiere big announcements and footage like this in Home (when they get it a little faster and more stable). Chatting in 3D is kind of fun, but exclusive exciting news and surprises like this would make Home a real destination.