PS3 Firmware 3.41 Adds PlayStation Store Recommendations

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195w ago - Today Sony's Network Operations VP Eric Lempel has confirmed that PS3 Firmware Update 3.41 is coming soon alongside PSP Firmware Update 6.31, both of which will add PlayStation Store Recommendations.

To quote: The next PlayStation 3 (PS3) system software update is coming soon. Firmware update 3.41 will add recommendations for games and videos on PlayStation Store.

When you€re browsing through the details of a particular title, you€ll see a new €You May Like€ section on the right-hand side. This section lists additional items based on the purchases of other PlayStation Network members who have purchased the item you€re currently looking at.

You can then click on this section to zoom in on the list and scroll the recommended titles.

This feature is a great way to discover new games that you may not know about, and it€s another step toward making the shopping experience easier and better for you all €" similar to the five-star ratings feature we added in the last firmware update.

Please note that while the 3.41 update will be released shortly, the recommendations feature on PlayStation Store is slated to go live by the end of July.

In addition to this PS3 update, the next PSP (PlayStation Portable) firmware update (v.6.31) will be coming...
 

Video: God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP Gameplay Footage!

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195w ago - As a follow-up to our previous article, today Sony's European Product Manager Richard Yap has shared the new God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP gameplay footage video!

To quote: With the excitement building for God of War: Ghost of Sparta the guys at Ready At Dawn have kindly shared some footage of Kratos doing what he does best!

A few words from the studio:

We€re calling this footage the €Midas Moment€ since is shows Kratos€ battle against King Midas. It really showcases the living/breathing world with the environment completely fleshed out with people reacting to Kratos€ presence and every action.

The terrain is volcanic with lava all around providing a great glimpse into another part of the world Kratos will explore in Ghost of Sparta and another example of the breathtaking art found in the game. This scene also shows off a more immersive €in your face€ battle with up-close and personal brutality.

It cinematically presents the brutal, bulldozing force that Kratos exerts to obliterate each and every obstacle in his path (think Poseidon kill in GoWIII). And with the inclusion of King Midas,...
 

Video: God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP on Spike TV Tonight

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195w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has revealed that a new gameplay video and details on God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP will be airing on Spike TV tonight with its Comic-Con 2010 debut tomorrow!

To quote: Tonight, GameTrailers TV is hosting a special God of War: Ghost of Sparta preview on SPIKE TV.

The episode will showcase new gameplay video and details on the eagerly anticipated action epic being developed by Ready At Dawn Studios, aka the folks behind God of War: Chains of Olympus.

The SPIKE TV special will air tonight at 12:30am Pacific Time (check SPIKE.com for local listings).

Also, if you€re attending Comic-Con in San Diego, the Ready At Dawn team has a special treat for you. Drop by the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday to catch the €The World That is God of War€ discussion panel and Q&A session €" anyone with a badge should be able to attend, space willing. Here are the full details for the Comic-Con panel:

The World That is God of War €" Ghost of Sparta Panel Q&A

€ Time: Saturday, July 24: 1:00 €" 2:00PM
€ Location: San...
 

Infinity Ward Details Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Pack Tour

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197w ago - Today Infinity Ward Creative Strategist Robert Bowling has detailed the Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Pack Tour for PS3, which is now live on PlayStation Network.

To quote: The second game add-on for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now available on PSN, and brings with it five additional multiplayer maps, including some of the most unique and awesome places you€ll ever have a firefight.

As always, we€re focused on bringing a little something for everyone in the Resurgence Package. Take Carnival, a desolate and large amusement park that€s perfect for objective gametypes and offers some amazing vantage points atop the wooden roller coaster €Dragon€s Den€ or the looming sniper spot positioned high above €The World Of Tomorrow.€

This place is like nothing you€ve ever seen in multiplayer before, with distinct locations all around the map which are perfect for calling out enemy positions and working tactically with your team.

Fuel is a sniper€s haven in this massive desert oil refinery with wide-open areas and extremely long sightlines. If you€re running and gunning, stick to the buildings in the center or take the underground tunnel route to get out to the...
 

PS3 3D Firmware Updates to Bring 3D Movie and Photo Support

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197w ago - In a recent interview with CVG, SCEE's Mick Hocking confirmed previous reports that 3D Blu-ray movie support will indeed be coming to the PlayStation 3 this year along with support for 3D Photos via two PS3 3D Firmware updates.

The first PlayStation 3 3D Firmware update will arrive in September, while the second doesn't have a date set yet.

To quote: "In September this year, we're launching another Firmware upgrade - and this one is going to upgrade the PS3 to support Blu-ray movies in 3D," said Hocking.

"Again, you won't have to do anything - just connect your PS3. For the film market that's a very significant event. Then later in the year - we're not going to date it yet - the PS3 is going to support 3D photos.

Of course the popularity of 3D isn't just going to come from movies and games. There's 3D cameras on the market, there's 3D camcorders coming on the market in the next 12 months as well, and 3D broadcasts."
 











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