Videos: The Console Wars Showdown Series

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198w ago - Welcome to the Console Wars showdown- It's been nine long months since this video series started, and today the conclusion was finally released.

I decided to wait to share this until the series was finally over. This is the most accurate and unbiased Xbox 360 and PS3 comparison to date.

So without further ado, get ready for some heavy weight game console action from technobuffalo's LP.

Round 1: Controller





Rounds 2 & 3: Stock Keeping Units and Hardware Features and Design





Round 4: Central Processing Unit





Round 5: Graphics Processing Unit





Round 6: User Interface Functionality





Round 7: Online





Round 8: Media Playback





Round 9: Multi-Platform...
 

Warhawk July 4th Tournament & Fallen Star PS3 DLC Discounts!

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198w ago - SCEA Senior Producer Harvard Bonin has announced that a Warhawk July 4th tournament will take place this weekend and that Fallen Star PS3 DLC is now discounted at 75% off!

To quote: Get ready for another head-to-head tournament this July 4th weekend. This time around try your skillz on the expansion pack map "Fallen Star" and in the free update mode "Collection"! (see rules below).

Ten Grand Prizes will be chosen between SCEE and SCEA. These top Warheads will receive a three month subscription voucher to the new PlayStation Plus* and a Warhawk Champion's Blade!

*Voucher can be used to extend your current service or to create a new one. This tournament is short, so be ready to go!

And for those of you that don't already have Fallen Star, we've dropped the price 75%! From June 22nd to July 6th you can pick up this explosive expansion pack for $1.99.

*You must have the full game Warhawk to play Fallen Star.

When: 5:00am Pacific, July 1 to 5:00am Pacific, July 5
Where: Warhawk Fallen Star: Collection Tourny servers (look for the blue Tourny-FallenStar # servers)
Modes: 32-player Fallen Star,...
 

PS3 Firmware 3.40 Video Uploader and Hidden Features Detailed

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199w ago - With today's PS3 Firmware 3.40 Update came some documented features from Sony as well as some things not so noticable, including limitations on the PlayStation 3 Video Edit and Uploader application and some hidden PS3 system software update features.

According to Examiner.com (linked above), with Sony's PS3 Video Editor & Uploader you can't edit or upload content added to the system prior to the 3.40 Firmware update, you can't use copyrighted videos, and the application (which requires 44MB of PS3 HDD space) places a time limit of ten minutes on each video that is edited.

Moving on to the PS3 Firmware 3.40 hidden features, Jes03 noted HERE the following, to quote:

"One feature not said about is the new photo albums. You can upload/download to Facebook and even view Facebook albums on the PS3."

Forum user chrykel also reports...
 

PSP Firmware Update 6.30 is Now Available

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199w ago - As reported earlier today, alongside the PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.40 update now comes PSP Firmware Update version 6.30, which also adds PlayStation Plus compatibility among other PlayStation Portable and PSPgo features while blocking recent PSP Hacks.

Download: PSP Firmware Update v6.30 (US) / PSP Firmware Update v6.30 (EU) / PSPgo Firmware Update v6.30

Although no official PSP Custom Firmware is yet released for version 6.30, odds are good that an update to the ongoing Prometheus...
 

PS3 Firmware 3.40 System Update Arrives, Details Available!

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199w ago - Earlier today Sony's Eric Lempel confirmed PlayStation 3 software update version 3.40 was incoming, and now the PS3 Firmware 3.40 system update is available to download alongside the PlayStation Network FaceBook Application!

Download: PS3 Firmware v3.40 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware v3.40 Update (EU)

Building on Sony's new high-definition stereoscopic 3D gaming for the ultimate 3D PlayStation 3 gaming experience, the PS3 Firmware 3.40 System Update adds PlayStation Plus compatibility, enhancements to the connection between PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts, updates to the PS3 Photo Gallery, Video Editor and Uploader and Five Star Rating Support and Power Save Settings...
 







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