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More Pictures of Life with PlayStation revealed

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317w ago - Although it was first mentioned HERE, the above translated page from watch.impress.co.jp shows some additional very cool pictures of the new Life with PlayStation features.

To me, it looks like Wii channels in Hi-Def are coming soon. Interestingly it doesn't say PS3 so I'm wondering if they are going to release this for the PSP too?

There are more statements about PS2 gaming and Home. Click the link above to see some more detailed info on Life with PlayStation.
 

Introducing "Life with PlayStation" for PS3

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317w ago - Today, Sony Computer Entertainment exec Kaz Hirai announced "Life with PlayStation" for the PS3.

During the presentation, the "Life" was demoed for the audience for the first time – the service shows the Earth, and users can access current news and weather for locations around the world.

It's possible to even pull up the full article from the headline. Users can also set background music while looking at the Earth, checking the weather and the world news. Click through pics below to see it in action.

More images can be found if you follow the link above!
 

Sony exec: Ten-year lifespan for the 'PlayStation Networked' PSP

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317w ago - In an interview, a Sony exec admitted the 'PlayStation Networked' PSP has "probably suffered" due to a high reliance on third-party content which is no longer appearing on the PSP as regularly as previous years."

"We need to revitalise the developer community to get behind PSP," said Zeno Cola├žo, VP of publisher and developer relations for Sony Europe.

"One of the issues when you rely on a business model that relies on 25 per cent games from Sony and 75 per cent from other publishers is that if they start to refocus, you can't recover that space because you don't have the internal capacity, so we've probably suffered from that," he stated.

"Our sales for PSP is over 37 million units, which is huge, particularly when you take into account the level of third-party sales there are for PSP compared to DS."

"So from my perspective, what's important is we continue to tell publishers and developers that there's an opportunity to make money on PSP, which is something that will become apparent over the next two years as the network services are developed," said Colaco.

He also stated that with support of the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Network, the company hopes the handheld will enjoy a ten-year lifecycle.

"We definitely have the ambition for it to...
 

A croc comes to life in LittleBigPlanet

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323w ago - Play. Create. Share. That's the mantra for the LittleBigPlanet team. We know that the "Play" aspect of the game is swell, but what about the creation aspects?

Media Molecule wants to make their creation engine as simple as possible, and they released a few images showing how a deadly crocodile can be constructed using just a few spare parts.

Playing with Legos was always fun, but something of this depth and magnitude has been almost unheard of -- at least for a mainstream audience.

Hopefully, we'll be able to showcase some original creations of our own when we get our hands on with LittleBigPlanet soon.
 

Some Japanese Know of Second Life, Most Don't Play?

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328w ago - Does Second Life show any signs of life in Japan? In late March, goo Research online polled 1,091 folks online about their knowledge of Second Life. Keep in mind: This is an internet poll, and it shouldn't be taken for anything other than that!

Finding include that only 1.3 percent of folks polled are currently playing it. That's not very many! 5.6 percent used to play. Hit the jump for the full number crunching.

Question: Do you know about the 3D online world Second Life? (Sample size=1,091)
Know about it in detail 4.7%
Know about the key features 27.1%
Heard about it in the media, but don't know the key features 32.2%
Don't know anything about it 36.0%

In the 10 months since the first survey in June 2007, awareness of Second Life has grown by 10 percentage points.

Question: Have you actually played Second Life? (Sample size-698)
Currently playing 1.3%
Used to play 5.6%
Visited the web site, but not played 18.9%
Not played it at all 74.2%

Question: Have you ever seen corporate advertising, promotional campaigns, etc within Second Life? (Sample size=48)
Frequently see/saw them 12.5%
Sometimes see/saw them 52.1%
Not seen them much 14.6%
Never seen them at all 20.8%
 
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