Archive for 2009
Naughty Dog’s Creative Director Amy Hennig has announced that there will be a special edition of Uncharted 2 called the Fortune Hunter Edition. This edition includes “the game, exact in-game replica of the Phurba Dagger Artifact and stand, Collectible Art Book and Collector case autographed by Naughty Dog, plus a host of downloads”. You will not be able to purchase this edition as it will only be available through specific contests. Details soon. Here’s a shot. Source.
The PS3 SLIM went on sale worldwide September 1st and early reports out of Japan seem encouraging. According to VGCharts the PS3 SLIM shifted 100,000 units this week in Japan.
We’ll know exactly how many SLIMs were sold in the land of the rising sun next week when Media Create releases HW and SW numbers for the week of Aug 31st.
Sony held a competition allowing PS3 gamers to write the script for the upcoming epic royale game; MAG. Here is said trailer in the finished article. Congrats to olingb20, Aday111, shenmue360, BioEye, playmartelli, OwNii, Dark_Jester, Bandicoot1980, MoeRonimoe and Klixx for their contributions.
Sony posted a quick news update on there blog, letting us know they are aware of the issues with firmware 3.0 and they will provide an update asap.
We’ve seen quite a few updates in Home lately, and at CESA Developers Conference in Japan, Sony showed off a few more additions that could very well make it into the public, with at least one being pretty useful.
First off, a future update will allow direct access to the PlayStation Store. You’ll be able to, for instance, walk around the mall, and if you decided you wanted to download that new demo everyone’s been talking about. You access the store while still in Home and download it from there.
One question I have concerning that, though, is will it just be queued up since you’re online with Home? Because most any games with online functionality pause downloads (I wish they gave you the option to download files and disable online functionality for the game while said files downloaded).
Also shown were two tech demos. The first one sounds quite interesting. It shows a virtual Bravia TV that was able to broadcast net radio, podcasts, and commercials, that can be synchronized with more than one user. Seems like we may finally be getting that TV they promised us before Home went into Beta! This could also open the flood gates to more content to stream to the TV, such as TV shows and stuff like that (an in-game on-demand service if you will).
The final tech demo Sony showed off was a “virtual pet” for use in your apartment. Yeah. Apparently, it will respond to your commands and walk around, etc. Currently, the tech demo only featured a robot, but the code was done in 5 days, so it’s still very early in development. In my opinion, that’s a bit ridiculous. If anything, it should be more an actual animal (then again, this is Japan ). What use is a virtual pet anyway?
From what it sounds like, the Store access is a definite future feature. The tech demos shown may or may not make it into Home, but I hope the Bravia with its streaming can do so at least. I guess the only thing we can do is wait and see what happens! You can read about it at IGN, who, in turn, got the information from Famitsu.