Archive for January, 2011
Remember how we reported that Portal 2 will make the innovative step of allowing mods built on the PC to be imported to the PS3 and 360 versions of the game? Perhaps inspired by this idea, independent developers have created a jailbreak/custom firmware application that allows one to import Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout 3 mods from the PC to the PS3. This is important news, as mods are one of the main reasons that people buy titles on the PC in preference to a console. Also, this is one of the first exciting applications to come out of the CFW world, which has hitherto been devoted to giddy “Hello, world” apps; ports of emulators for older consoles; and, of course, game backups (which may permit illegal copying and distribution of software). Check out the video demonstration [edit: video removed] of Oblivion mod loading or read the news item. Note: PS3Blog.net does not recommend use of CFW: Not only is it a violation of the PS3 EULA, but CFW users face possible banning measures by Sony, as we recently reported.
Imageepoch CEO Ryoei Mikage has stated that they have been waiting on such a machine to hit the market for some time now to develop on. While he did have some concerns about 3G and wifi, or how they will affect smaller developers, he was overwhelmed by the machine and can’t wait to work on it.
On another note he made a comment on Uncharted. He was quoted calling it “amazing” and not a half-baked production.
There has been some talk floating around on the internetz that some PS3 users are getting corrupted save files after playing Mass Effect 2. According to Chris Priestly the Community Manager this is caused by to many level transitions within a single gaming sessions. The workaround for now is to play a little, turn the game off, and then start it up again. He has also stated that a patch has already been submitted to SONY and is awaiting approval. Patch notes are below:
Sega announced, ANARCHY REIGNSwill be available in Autumn 2011 on the PlayStation3. Anarchy Reigns is third-person multiplayer brawler developed by PlatinumGames, of Vanquish, Bayonetta, and MadWorld (Wii).
With ANARCHY REIGNS, PlatinumGames will be using their hallmark creativity and technical excellence to challenge the boundaries of the conventional brawler genre by allowing multiple players to get involved in heavy-hitting action simultaneously. ANARCHY REIGNS incorporates a diverse range of multiplayer modes to provide players with different challenges, including Tag Team battles and Battle Royal, where players can challenge others in a full-on fight for victory.
• Online multiplayer with multiple action packed modes.
• Multiple playable characters each with unique abilities and super powers.
• Over-the-top battles and unique characters that you can experience online.
PopCap Games just officially announced that Plants Vs Zombies will be coming to the PSN “soon.” No specific date has been announced as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted.
Plants Vs Zombies is a Tower Defense type game that is extremely addicting and fun. I played through the entire game on the PC, and enjoyed every minute of it. This has been available for some time on the PC, Ipod/pad, DS, and Xbox Live. Finally they are showing us some love for the PSN. A trailer for the PC version is below.
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