109w ago - Sony Network Entertainment Vice President Mike Aragon has revealed today that Music Unlimited will now offer more control with their latest PS3 update.
To quote: We just updated the Music Unlimited service application on PS3 with some great features that many of you have been asking for.
Cosmetically, you'll probably first notice that our new branding has finally landed on PS3. More importantly, however, the new app gives you added control over how you listen to and access music.
We're most excited about the new "My Channels" function that lets you build custom radio stations around your favorite artists. Simply type in the name of the artist and we'll populate a station with songs from that artist and related artists.
Another great enhancement to the service makes it easier to skip tracks you dislike. Really don't like a song that is playing on one of the channels? Just "dislike" it and we'll automatically skip to the next one.
The "My Channels" and the "dislike" enhancements - available to both Basic and Premium subscribers - add to your ability to customize the music you listen to on the service. The features will also available via a firmware update today for 2010 and 2011 connected BRAVIAs, PCs, and Blu-ray Disc devices,...
178w ago - DeathSpank Designer Chris Mitchell has confirmed alongside a video trailer that DeathSpank will be delivering justice to Sony's PS3 on PSN tomorrow.
To quote: Hey everybody this is Darren Evenson and Chris Mitchell from Hothead Games. We're here to talk about combat in DeathSpank.
In case you don't know already, DeathSpank is an action-RPG mixed with adventure gameplay.
A lot of people are saying it is like Diablo meets Monkey Island which is appropriate because Ron Gilbert, the co-creator of Monkey Island, was the Creative Director for the game. The quick summary is that the game has a ton of action, a ton of loot and is as funny as hell.
An early design goal for combat was that it needed to be approachable but with surprising depth. Gamers had to be able to pick up the game and figure it out immediately but make little discoveries as they continued to play.
The first thing players use are mortal weapons. This large collection of blunt objects and sharp things do physical damage to enemies. They're an effective and satisfying way to smash enemies or put holes in them.
So head to the Video Store today, and on your PS3 from the comfort of your own home, download popular movies to own in dazzling HD, such as This Is It, 2012, The Hangover, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Zombieland, plus recent Oscar winners and nominees like Inglourious Basterds, Up and District 9. Enjoy!
250w ago - Today Square Enix announced that it will release it's popular RPG The Last Remnant via Steam on April 9, 2009.
Press Release: LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix┬® interactive entertainment products in North America (Square Enix), and Valve Corporation (Valve), a developer of leading-edge technologies and software, announced today an agreement to bring Square Enix titles to customers in North America via Steam┬®, Valve's leading platform for digital content distribution and management.
Beginning April 9, THE LAST REMNANT(TM) will be available for purchase via Steam, which makes PC games available online to more than 15 million users worldwide. An action RPG from the makers of the FINAL FANTASY┬® series, THE LAST REMNANT will be the first Square Enix game to utilize Steamworks and be distributed via Steam.
Square Enix will continue to add to its roster of games on Steam, providing users with instant access - after purchase, they can download the game immediately and start playing. Pricing will be announced at a later date.
"We are excited to offer the millions of Steam customers online access to Square Enix titles beginning with our major action RPG, THE LAST REMNANT," said John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of...
292w ago - Last week, Microsoft announced the release of PopFly, a simple program that allows users to create games without the need to know any code.
Taking a number of genres as a foundation, PopFly offers a range of templates based on classic arcade games, upon which you can import your own characters, backgrounds, etc.
Once done, the games can then be hosted, on stuff like Web sites, blogs, Facebook pages or even your Vista sidebar. It' Silverlight-only, which is a slight hassle, and is fairly basic, but hey, who said everything on this world had to be perfect?