Archive for April, 2010
Let’s face it – it can be pretty annoying when you fire your game up and it says you have to download a patch before you can proceed. A lot of patches aren’t exactly quick downloads, especially if you’re itching to go on and play whatever it is you’re hooked on. Good news. Sony might be working on that little inconvenience by letting you download the patch in the background while you go and play.
It was rather obvious Sackboy would make an appearance in ModNation Racers (with his Cardboard Roadster). Along with that announcement, the ‘bonus mods’ have been revealed as well (which come with one of the previously announced pre-order characters), including Mouse Trap, Lil Tinker, Cowboy and Woody (pics after the jump).
In order to get Sackboy, a voucher will be made available inside select copies of the games, so I’d go ahead and say pretty much all of them . To know for sure, though, it’s labeled via a sticker (I uploaded a photo of that on the box art as well).
I updated the plugin I wrote just for PS3Blog.net to include another way to earn points! Adding friends in the new community part of the side!
- Friend Request 15 Points
- Friend Request Accepted 15 Points
[Update: Changed the points to 15 points]
Go out there and find some friends For those that already have friends added. I’ll go back and manually give you points in the next day or so. There is a lot to go threw. Please don’t abuse/spam the friendship request feature.
If you pre-order ModNation Racers from goHastings online, you can get it for $39.99, which is $20 off retail. Pretty sick deal. Shipping is $2.99, though.
Sony has recently started releasing new PS3 consoles that have an improved version of the RSX chip (the graphics processor). It uses 15% less power, and, according to GI.biz, is less prone to the YLOD issue. This is mainly due to going from 65nm to
45 40nm (the Cell, on the other hand, has been 45nm). A couple other changes have been found as well:
The console also now uses two 128MB XDR RAM chips instead of four 64MB chips and features a new cooling assembly and a lighter power supply.
Since this is only a minor hardware change, it doesn’t improve on game performance, but the changes do help on reliability. Sony hasn’t officially announced it since it is minor, so you could call it a shadow release. The model number is CECH-2100A in case you’re wondering.
EDIT: Small update.