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Lucid Games Introduces Travel Bug, New Discovery App for PS Vita

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86w ago - Lucid Games Creative Director Craig Howard has officially introduced Travel Bug today, a new discovery application for PS Vita users.

To quote: We are really excited to present Travel Bug, a new PS Vita Discovery app available for free download later today.

The premise of Travel Bug is simple. You first hatch a bug, then name it, then, using near, send it out on an adventure. Once it's out in the real world, you will get regular updates as it meets strangers on its travels until it comes back to your PS Vita.

So let's talk about the intrepid explorers: the Travel Bugs.

The first time you start the app, you will see a little larvae sitting on a leaf of your Home Tree. Tap it and it will hatch your first Travel Bug. You can name it and dress it up with items from the bug shop, then it's time to send it out on its first adventure.

Although you start with just one bug, you can then go hunting for others. If you hit sync in the game, you will activate near, which will gather any nearby bugs and pop them in your net. Here you can check out the bugs and decide if you want to help them out on a journey.

All of the bugs that you help will appear on spare leaves on your home tree where you can tap on them and find out more about them, and even see if...
 

Hulu Plus PS3 Update, New Improved Navigation and Discovery

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98w ago - Hulu Principal Software Development Lead Daniel Bear has announced today that the latest Hulu Plus PS3 update includes new improved navigation and discovery as outlined below!

To quote: It's been two years since [Register or Login to view links] first launched in living rooms across the U.S. via PlayStation 3 - but we haven't stopped there.

Since then, we've kept our promise to never stop innovating. Our team of passionate engineers in Hulu's Seattle office has been hard at work, taking your feedback to build the latest entertainment experience for your living room.

I'm excited to announce that the new and improved [Register or Login to view links] experience rolls out today on PlayStation 3. Designed to help you get to the shows you watch faster than ever before, the new experience includes larger, more vivid artwork and is easier to navigate.

We've implemented a tray-style format that allows you to scroll through recommendations based on your viewing history, or check out popular shows and movies, the top 100 clips on Hulu Plus, movie trailers and more. We've also included a "Shows You Watch" feature that highlights the content you regularly enjoy, and lets you jump straight to the latest episode.

The updated...
 

Ubisoft Announces Dawn of Discovery for Wii, NDS And PC

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282w ago - "Dawn of Discovery allows gamers to take the civilization-building experience to the next level of fun and interactivity," said Adam Novickas, director of marketing for Ubisoft.

"We're pleased to be bringing the brand new, uniquely designed game to not only the PC and Nintendo DS, but also to Wii for the first time."

Press Release: SAN FRANCISCO - February 26th, 2009 - Today Ubisoft announced Dawn of Discovery(TM), a real-time strategy and simulation game specifically designed for the Wii(TM) home video game system, the Nintendo DS(TM) hand held system and PC.

Scheduled for release in summer 2009, Dawn of Discovery gives gamers the opportunity to explore new civilizations and build their own empire like never before through the immersive action of the Wii Remote(TM) and the DS stylus.

Dawn of Discovery takes place in the year 1404, when King George's land is suffering from severe droughts and brutal famine. Aware of his people's distress, the king calls on his two sons, William and Edward, to acquire new territories in order to produce enough goods to satisfy the needs of his empire's inhabitants.

Whereas Edward suggests aggressive means to collect the precious resources, his brother William offers a peaceful solution, proposing to explore...
 

Discovery: Install Debug Firmware on a Retail PS3 system

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323w ago - XVISTAMAN2005 has discovered a method HERE which allows Retail PS3 console owners to install PS3 Debug Firmware on them... however, before considering attempting this PS3 "HDD Swap" be sure to read below.

Upon following the instructions your retail PS3 console will update to a partial Debug/Test console. Partial is stated because upon doing it the PS3 will possess what is pictured below, specifically non-functioning Debug options.

Debug PKG files won't install, port 1000 is open but you can't connect to it, and the PS3 no longer plays Blu-ray movies. Additionally, the Sony SELF Check disc does not show under game while inserted, however it shows under the other menus as only a "Data Disc" like all burned discs do on retail (not Debug/Test) PS3 consoles.

The good news is it's possible to update to a higher retail Firmware which restores the Blu-ray movie playback functionality, however, the bad news is some...
 
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