Battle Fantasia May See US Release as PSN Download for PS3

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270w ago - Arc System Works' quirky 2D fighter, Battle Fantasia, saw a US release last year as an Xbox 360 exclusive, although the game is available on PS3 in the rest of the world (Europe and Japan).

However, it looks as though American PS3 owners may be getting a new chance at playing the game.

Siliconera (linked above) discovered a recently-appended entry to the ESRB listing for Battle Fantasia. The ratings board has the game covered on PS3 and "PSN via PS3."

To quote: It looks like there is a chance the PS3 version of Battle Fantasia could come to North America in a rather peculiar way. The ESRB re-rated Battle Fantasia as an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and "PSN via PS3 game".

So, Aksys is planning to distribute a retail PS3 game as a PlayStation Network download? We've seen this happen before with games like Warhawk, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, and Siren: Blood Curse which unlike the rest of the world was only a PSN download here.
 

Video: XCM Cross Battle Adapter In Action, 360 Controller on PS3

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277w ago - A few weeks ago the XCM Cross Battle Adapter was first announced, and today some videos are available of it in action.

Additionally, a retail packaging picture is below along with a scan of the usage instructions.

Enjoy!

XCBA ok Video - XCM Cross Battle Adaptor allows you to use a wired Xbox 360 controller on the PlayStation 3:





XCBA-Video - XCM Cross Battle Adaptor turbo function possibilities:




 

Rygar: The Battle of Argus Intro Trailer Available, Title Delayed

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279w ago - Tecmo announced today that its PlayStation 2 port of 'Rygar: The Battle of Argus' will not ship today and has been delayed until February 3, 2009.

To quote: If you've been waiting six years to play Rygar: The Battle for Argus, what's another couple months, right? Today Tecmo announced it is delaying the PlayStation 2 port until February 3, 2009. The game was supposed to ship today.

The Battle for Argus is a Wiimake of Rygar: The Legendary Adventure - which was itself a reboot of the Rygar franchise that had lain dormant since its 1980s roots in arcades and the NES.




 

XCM Cross Battle Adapter for PlayStation 3 Announced

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280w ago - For people with hands larger than a 4 year old girl...

The XCM Cross Battle Adapter for the PlayStation 3 will be making its debut here within the next couple of weeks.

It is an adapter to allow you to connect your Xbox 360 wired controller to your PlayStation 3 console for use with PS3 games.

We've received a bunch of emails from people wanting this type of accessory, so here it is.

Additional pictures and more information will be available soon.
 

BlizzCon 2008: New Battle.Net Will Have Fees

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287w ago - A new version of the multiplayer browser Battle.Net will debut with Starcraft II. How will it be superior to the previous version? Well, it'll be able to hit you up for money.

During a BlizzCon '08 panel discussion, Diablo 3 director Jay Wilson said, "We are looking to monetize Battle.Net so that we get to keep making these games and updating features. We kind of have to." Blizzard wants to avoid putting in a subscription but yes, some as-yet-unknown features will cost money.

Apparently Activision really likes the word "monetize". They've been using it a lot lately, first with Guitar Hero: World Tour, then with Call of Duty: World At War, and now Battle.Net. Guess they've settled on a strategy for their top franchises from here on out.

Quite possible the paid content for Battle.Net is something superfluous, like custom avatars for the browser. If they tried to sell special items or some such, an angry mob with pitchforks would gather. It's also possible Wilson was talking about additional episodes for the game. Whatever it is, be sure to keep your wallet handy.
 







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