175w ago - A PS3 owner has revealed to Gizmodo (linked above) that his Sony PlayStation 3 console became a little burnt after plugging in a Psychlone HDMI cable.
The big fry up ended after around 10 seconds once the cord had eventually melted off, however, it still caused quite a bit of damage.
To quote: "He had his PS3 plugged into an electrical source although it wasn't running any games at the time of this. He plugged in his Psyclone HDMI cable from his Samsung 32-inch flatpanel TV to the PS3 when the sparks started flying.
A flame actually shot up out of the PS3, and sparks were firing out of both ends where the HDMI cable met with the ports. The mess ended in 10 seconds when the cord melted off. Pictures included.
We cannot figure out why/how this occurred. No breakers were tripped, no damage or discoloration to any wall outlets or other power sources. Only the HDMI ports."
202w ago - Today LittleBigPlanet has received a mysterious and sizeable 80MB patch v1.16 update, which some are speculating may be a new level pack... perhaps the rumored Ghostbusters one?
To quote from TheSixthAxis.com (linked above): LittleBigPlanet has received continous patches since its launch, and normally the larger ones have contained some important new stuff like the Metal Gear Solid content, as well as having cute little codenames like Appledore and Ricotta.
Not this one - today's unannounced update, 1.16, weighs in at 80MB and thus almost certainly contains future (and currently secret) DLC. For reference, the MGS content was roughly 65MB.
Naturally, nobody seems to know what's in the patch, but we eagerly await any information anyone might be able to dig up.
227w ago - It appears Microsoft has released a mysterious new dash update for the XBox 360, and is slowly making its way to all consoles that are connected to XBox Live. There is no word yet on what is new about it...
To quote: A handful of loyal X3F fanboys just sent word (via carrier pigeon, no less) that a new Xbox 360 dashboard update has just been released. The update installs the new dashboard version 2.0.7363.0 (replacing the old 2.0.7357.0 version) and has been slowly releasing across all consoles connected to Xbox Live.
Here at Fanboy Towers, we have yet to be prompted to download the new update. We are sad.
So, what new bells and whistles does the new dash update bring? Well... we aren't really sure and nobody at Microsoft has announced the update's release.
Those who have received it haven't been able to find anything new, so we're speculating that it's one of those behind the scenes/no new features dash upgrades. We'll keep you updated on the update once we're updated.
243w ago - Last week, Sega opened up a teaser site for a mysterious new RPG that was being produced by Rieko Kodama of Phantasy Star fame, directed by Kazuya Niinou of Ertain Odyssey fame, and would feature music from Yuzo Koshiro of Streets of Rage fame. Famitsu managed to unearth proper details on the game, including a name and first gameplay information.
Titled 7th Dragon, this new fantasy RPG is set in the world of Eden, a world that is ruled in large part by seven dragons and their massive armies of dragon minions. The lands that are ruled by the dragons grow a special flower which sucks the life out of the land. When the whole of the planet is covered in these flowers, mankind will become extinct. The only hope for survival for mankind is to hunt down and defeat the dragons.
7th Dragon combines overhead exploration with party-based battles. During the overhead sequences, you travel through the land, visiting different continents, islands and republics. You move about on an overhead 2D map that's shown on the top screen. Meanwhile, the bottom screens houses a world map that's updated in real time to show how much of the world is controlled by dragons and how much by humans.
Battles take place from a side perspective, and feature big-headed version's of the game's characters engaging...
259w ago - What happens to those games where they show a short video at E3 that gets everyone excited and then nothing is heard from them again?
Like Duke Nukem and Prey, they've probably had to start over on a different set of technology as the original technology which at the time was mind-blowing no longer cuts it in today's age of High Definition, High Dynamic Range Lighting and more ragdoll physics than you can shake a Gravity Gun at!
4. Alan Wake
This little title was first shown off way back in 2005 at E3. Originally planned for PC, Xbox360 and Playstation 3 until Microsoft secured publishing rights to the title and made it a PC/360 exclusive. The title is from the same brains behind the Max Payne series.
You are Alan Wake a writer who is suffering from insomnia after losing his wife, and I don't mean she died, she vanished. Seriously! He travels to a sleep clinic which is located in Bright Falls, Washington. His insomnia clears. He starts to use his dreams in his books but they become much more. Spooky stuff, Eh?
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Time has taken it's toll on this beauty. While the lighting and atmosphere looks amazing, the environment looks a little sterile and fails when compared to the likes of Grand Theft Auto 4. The forests look amazing but the same can't...