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Sony Introduces The PlayStation Card for PSN Gamers

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162w ago - Today Sony's Senior Director of Promotions Ginger Kraus has introduced the PlayStation Card for PlayStation Network gamers, which allows users to maximize their gameplay and PSN points-earning power.

To quote: We've been hard at work with our colleagues over at Capital One to create a credit card with rewards designed with PlayStation fans in mind.

That's why I'm excited to officially introduce the PlayStation Card to you today!

The PlayStation Card lets you earn points on all of your purchases, including 10X points on every purchase you make on PlayStation Network. That means you can earn 10X points on each of your game-related PSN purchases as well as PSN movie or TV episode purchases and rentals.

EVERY purchase you make using this card lets you rack up points you can redeem for PlayStation games, accessories, and PlayStation Network content - along with other great products from Sony.

In addition to earning 10X the points on all PSN purchases, cardholders will receive the following additional purchase rewards:

•3X points on ALL PlayStation and Sony purchases at Sony stores and [Register or Login to view links]
•3X points at quick service restaurants, at movie theaters, and on your mobile phone bill
•1X...
 

Cars 2: The Video Game Coming to PSP with Entertainment Pack

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165w ago - Today Sony's Hardware Associate Brand Marketing Manager Crystal MacKenzie has confirmed that Cars 2: The Video Game is coming to PSP alongisde the EA Sports FIFA Soccer 12 and Cars 2: The Video Game PSP Entertainment Pack.

To quote: Starting on November 8th you will be able to rev up your engine and join your favorite characters from Disney/Pixar's, Cars 2 in a high-speed race around the globe in Cars: 2 The Video Game.

Also, the soccer season is just about coming to an end but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop here. We are excited to announce that we are bringing another great PSP Entertainment Pack your way on November 15th that features everyone's favorite soccer franchise, [Register or Login to view links] and for the first time ever, Cars 2: The Video Game for PSP.

This bundle features a black PSP-3000, 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, a copy of FIFA 2012 on UMD and a PlayStation Network voucher to download Cars 2: The Video Game. Another great value for PSP (PlayStationPortable) system fans to enjoy for only $159.99 (MSRP).

As you know, FIFA Soccer 12 delivers a true soccer experience with authentic club and league licenses, and intelligent gameplay that mirrors real-world soccer. You're able to compete as any one of over 500 officially licensed...
 

Sony Unveils Scarlet Red & Splash Blue PS3 Systems at TGS 2011

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171w ago - As a follow-up to their Ceramic White 320GB PS3, today at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2011 Sony has [Register or Login to view links] new Scarlet Red and Splash Blue PS3 systems heading to Japan on November 17, 2011.

Below is the official Sony PlayStation 3 Press Release, and to quote from Examiner.com (linked above):

The new colors will also come with matching DualShock 3 metallic colors. Both consoles will be sold at 29,980 yen each (or approximately $389.81 in U.S. dollars) when they launch in Japan on November 17th.

Press Release: The new "Splash Blue" PS3 system comes in a fresh metallic blue color that resembles a splashing water or the ocean while the "Scarlet Red" PS3 comes in a vibrant metallic red color that resembles a glaring sun or a flame.

Matching perfectly with the PS3 system, DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller included in the bundle will also come in these special colors.

PlayStation 3 "Splash Blue" / "Scarlet Red"

Product name: PlayStation 3
Product code: CECH-3000B SB/ CECH-3000B SR
Release date: November 17, 2011
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Nvidia FXAA Enabled for PS3 Games via HD Capture Card and PC

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177w ago - Today [Register or Login to view links] has shared how to enable Nvidia's [Register or Login to view links] for PS3 Games using [Register or Login to view links] with an [Register or Login to view links] and PC.

To quote: Some PC gamers (myself included) like to go on about the huge image quality advantages of playing on PCs. Now, your PC can actually improve the visual quality of console-exclusive games! (outside of emulation)

I've previously posted about the small program PtBi that I use to display 360 and PS3 games. Today I added the ability to use NVidia's FXAA - thanks to them for releasing the code to the public domain and making it easy to integrate.

For those that are unaware, FXAA is a post-processing method that tries to reduce the amount of aliasing artifacts (think pixel staircase) in an image. It's similar to MLAA in that aspect. Like all post-processing methods that act purely on image data, it has some drawbacks:

- It can't handle subpixel aliasing well. (Unlike most similar methods, it at least tries to reduce it though)
- Sometimes aliasing may be detected incorrectly,...
 

PS3 Memory Card Adaptor (CECHZM1) Allows Free MC Boot Install

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183w ago - Today PS2 homebrew developer jimmikaelkael has released Free MC Boot (FMCB) Loader v1.8c and MC2USB Adapter Tools while confirming that the [Register or Login to view links] now allows for Free MC Boot installations via PC.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

Additionally, he states that this new release is especially good for countries like Brasil, which imported their consoles from different Sony MagicGate regions.

  • You can now install FMCB from a PC to MC with these MC-Adapters!
  • You can sign MC-KELFs to your MCs directly from PC!
  • You can make multi-region-installs!
  • The FMCB1.8c-Loader finally includes the V0-Kernel-Fix for those old SCPH-1x000-Consoles (this gives users of those old models the ability to run a few homebrew-apps, which were previously incompatible to those versions)!

To quote: We recently found a new way to...
 
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