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Sony Announces The Simpsons: Arcade Game Hits PSN Tomorrow

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150w ago - Today Sony Assistant Producer Charles Hefele has announced that The Simpsons: Arcade Game will be hitting PSN tomorrow.

To quote: Speaking as a lifelong [Register or Login to view links] fan, I'm just as excited for this game to come out as everyone else – the wait to finally see this game make its way to home consoles seemed endless!

We worked closely with Gracie Films and Fox to time the release of the game with the 500th episode of The Simpsons so that fans of the show could experience the classic game during an important milestone for the series.

It's been a great collaborative effort with [Register or Login to view links] to find a balance between preserving the authenticity of the original arcade game and making just enough tweaks to adapt it for PS3.

The original game is already great, so we decided we would focus primarily on making it as faithful a port as possible while adding various gameplay modes and bonus content.

We also listened to fans' suggestions from our previous arcade conversions, particularly in respect including more challenging ways to play these classic arcade games when you remove the quarter-crunching element. To that end, we've included several different gameplay modes in The Simpsons Arcade, so...
 

PlayStation Plus February 2012 Preview: Free Games and More!

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150w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with the PlayStation Plus February 2012 preview today, which offers a free Simpsons Arcade Game, Far Cry 2, Final Fantasy V and more detailed below!

To quote: February is nearly here, so it's time to have a look at what's coming to PlayStation Plus.

To start, we're excited to bring new release The Simpsons Arcade Game as a free offering for PlayStation Plus subscribers!

Releasing on February 7th, subscribers will be able to relive this classic title remastered in HD, complete with the online four-player cooperative play it's famous for.

To celebrate Valentine's Day, Plus subscribers will have access to download a bonus PS3 full game - [Register or Login to view links].

You're also going to want to check out the other free games coming throughout the month, including [Register or Login to view links]'s PS one classic Final Fantasy V, two PlayStation minis, six additional PSN games, and the SEGA Genesis Bundle - timed with SEGA's two-week release and sale on the Store put back in Plus just in case anyone missed them.

In the discount department, PlayStation Plus subscribers will want to keep their eyes out for great sales on games like new release...
 

PS3 MAME Arcade Game Emulator GameOS Port is Released

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183w ago - This weekend PlayStation 3 developer Robo Hobo has released an unofficial PS3 MAME arcade game emulator GameOS port preview of version 0.142.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

Installing:

  • Install the psmame package onto your jailbroken PS3 using normal means.
  • By default all data paths for mame are located under /dev_hdd0/ROMS/mame_data.
  • ROMS themselves can be placed anywhere and their location chosen with the frontend. The recommended path is /dev_hdd0/ROMS/mame.

Default controls:

  • As of right now the only defined controls are R3 to open the MAME config menu, Select for coin, and Start for starting the game.
  • Further control changes can be made in the MAME config menu as needed.
  • Up to four controllers can be used at one time.

Frontend: The frontend can display screenshots of games, these should be placed in /dev_hdd0/ROMS/mame_data/snaps. You can find a full set at [Register or Login to view links]

Paths:

Under /dev_hdd0/ROMS/mame_data

hash: path to hash files
samples: path to...
 

Tour Michael Jackson's Private Arcade Game Collection

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285w ago - Tomorrow [Register or Login to view links] of Michael Jackson's memorial tribute will dominate network and cable TV.

Until then, fans can view a 360-degree virtual tour of Michael Jackson's private arcade game collection courtesy of [Register or Login to view links].

To quote: See the exhibition itself, as you take a 360-degree tour through Michael Jackson's impressive personal collection of arcade cabinets, which were on display in Beverley Hills earlier this year.

If you're at work or on a slower computer, beware: the tour is heavy going on your web browser. But it's worth bookmarking and saving for a quieter moment, if only because you'll rarely, if ever, see something this great in real life.
 
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