Video: Enter the Dragon's Green PlayStation Home Game Arrives

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187w ago - PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has shared a video today of PlayStation Home's new full-length game called Enter the Dragon's Green.

To quote: The evolution of the PlayStation Home platform continues this Thursday, September 16th with the release of our full-length mini-golf game: Dragon's Green.

With nine holes of fantasy mini-golf - and four difficulty gauntlets - Dragon's Green is among the richest and most robust gaming experiences available in PlayStation Home, coming complete with awe-inspiring graphics, ultra-addictive game play, and more than a handful of surprises we wouldn't dare spoil for you here.

In the Dragon's Green you can challenge up to three friends at a time and test your skills against dozens of enemy obstacles while uncovering secret challenges and unlocking special rewards.





It's truly an amazing experience possible only on the PlayStation Home platform. We caught up with Jeffrey Gullett, the Producer responsible for bringing you Dragon's Green, to pick his brain regarding the inspiration behind this exciting new space. Here's what he had to say:

There are lots of different mini-golf games out there. But what we wanted to do is to offer our community...
 

Video: Qore Episode 25: Lara Croft, Green Day, PixelJunk & More

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202w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared a video preview of Qore Episode 25 today, which includes Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Green Day Rock Band, PixelJunk Shooter 2 and Clash of the Titans.

To quote: Lara Croft is back, and this time she's joined by a fierce Mayan warrior named Totec. The Guardian of Light is a new, multiplayer co-op title coming to the PlayStation Network.

Qore Host Veronica Belmont visited developer Crystal Dynamics to bring you up-to-date on Lara's action-packed, puzzle-solving adventure...a departure from the Tomb Raider series.

It's hard to believe 16 years ago Green Day achieved mainstream success with the release of Dookie, and today they've got a Broadway musical and their own version of Rock Band.

Qore caught up with Billie Joe, Tre, and Mike in advance of the release of Harmonix's Green Day Rock Band, which features – for the first time – new motion-capture technology of the power punk trio to bring their live stage performances to life.



 

QPACE Supercomputer with PS3-based Processor Tops Green List

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230w ago - QPACE, the supercomputer at Research Center Jülich and the University of Wuppertal, is now deemed the world's most energy efficient supercomputer on the Green500 List.

The Green500 List ranks the energy efficiency of supercomputers around the world.

To quote: "The QPACEs Intel PowerXCell processors are an enhancement of the Cell/B.E. processor, originally developed by Sony, Toshiba and IBM for Sony's PlayStation 3 console.

QPACE (Quantum chromodynamics Parallel Computing on the Cell) is being used to simulate forces in elementary particle physics, especially in the research area of quantum chromodynamics, which describes such things as how a proton is made up out of quarks and gluons.

It consists of four racks at Research Center Jülich and four at the University of Wuppertal. Each of the QPACE installations has a top performance of 100 TeraFlops, equal to 100 trillion floating point operations per second. The supercomputer runs a standard Fedora Linux distro OS.

Each rack in QPACE contains 256 IBM PowerXCell 8i nine-core processors and 1 Terabyte storage, and uses 30 kilowatts of power."
 

PlayStation and Green Day on Tour with Green Day DLC Vouchers

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248w ago - SCEA's Devlin Hennessy has shared the following update via PlayStation Blog:

Hey Guys! It's Devlin, and I'm here in Boston, MA, the first stop for PlayStation on the Green Day World Tour 2009.

If you're headed to one of the Green Day concerts below, make sure you stop by the PlayStation area and say "what's up?" to me, but also play some Rock Band 2.

Because here's the deal: each night we will be giving away VIP passes and vouchers for the Green Day DLC to the top scoring band!

Be sure to check back for highlights from the tour and who knows, you could even win just for having some fun at one of the best tours this summer! Check out the tour dates, find the one closest to you, come hang out, and of course, be sure to download "21 Guns," Green Day's hit song of the summer! Hope to see you guys on the road!

07-20 Boston, MA -TD Bank
07-21 Philadelphia, PA- Wachovia Spectrum
07-22 Pittsburgh, PA- Mellon Arena
07-24 Hartford, CT- XL Center
07-25 Albany, NY-Times Union Center
07-27 New York, NY- Madison Square Garden
07-28 New York, NY- Madison Square Garden
07-29 Washington, DC- Verizon Center
07-31 Nashville, TN- Somet Center
08-01 Atlanta,...
 

Nintendo Goes Green for Spring with New DS Lite Green Bundle

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260w ago - Nintendo has sprung up a new DS Lite bundle. The Nintendo DS Lite Green Spring Bundle arrives just in time for spring, and for Mother's Day.

To quote from the Press Release: Ah, spring. The time when everyone's fancy turns to... video games. To celebrate the season of growth and rejuvenation, Nintendo announces the blooming of a new Nintendo DS™ system color: Green.

The cool new color comes bundled with a hip carrying case and a copy of the Personal Trainer™: Cooking video game, which serves as an interactive cooking coach.

The new bundle will be available on May 3, which just happens to be a week before Mother's Day (hint, hint). Just like everyone else, moms are always looking for new and interesting meal ideas. Personal Trainer: Cooking includes more than 245 recipes from around the world, along with step-by-step instructions for how to prepare them.

The Nintendo DS Lite Green Spring Bundle is available for pre-order here, at a $149.99 MSRP.
 







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