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3D Accelerated Graphics Are Coming to PS3 Linux

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282w ago - The new Mesa 7.5 has been [Register or Login to view links] recently.

The interesting thing about it is that it is first release to contain [Register or Login to view links] architecture for "OS-independent and API-independent 3D drivers" which in turn contains drivers for various devices such as:

• softpipe - a software/reference driver
• i915 - Intel 915/945 driver
• Cell - IBM/Sony/Toshiba Cell processor driver
• nouveau (for NVIDIA GPUs) and R300 for (AMD/ATI R300)

You can read about state of Cell driver [Register or Login to view links].

This in fact will bring accelerated 3D graphics to PS3 where the graphics processing won't be done by RSX but by employing SPUs. This would vastly enhance usability of Linux running on PS3 by providing one of the things it's lacking now...
 

Retro/Grade Coming to PS3 via PlayStation Network

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282w ago - 24 Caret Games Co-founder Matt Gilgenbach has announced news that Retro/Grade is coming to PS3 via PlayStation Network, as follows:

Retro/Grade, the first game played entirely in reverse, will be released on PSN! Actually, let me start from the beginning. I'm Matt Gilgenbach, co-founder of [Register or Login to view links].

We are proud to announce that we will be releasing our first game, Retro/Grade, on the Playstation Network for Playstation 3. Retro/Grade stars ace fighter pilot Rick Rocket who has just saved the universe.

Unfortunately, the massive destruction he left in his wake has caused a temporal anomaly that reversed the flow of time. You must assume control of Rick's spacecraft and fight through the epic space battle... in reverse!





At this point, you may be thinking, "How on earth do you play a game in reverse?" That is a very good question, and after many years of temporal physics research, we've finally come up with the solution. As you can see from our screenshots, Retro/Grade looks like a really exciting shoot 'em up.

However, it actually plays more like a rhythm game. In order to protect the health of the space/time continuum, Rick must undo his actions exactly...
 

Toshiba Blu-ray Support Hints of an XBox 360 Add-On Coming?

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282w ago - After Toshiba Corp., the developer of the HD DVD format, releases its Blu-ray disc player by the end of the year, Microsoft Corp. will have to follow and launch Blu-ray add-on for its Xbox 360 game console.

The support of Blu-ray disc (BD) by Toshiba means that the format is finally becoming a de-facto standard for high-definition home video. Toshiba is the last major consumer electronics maker to support BD.

To quote: Microsoft has publicly stated that high-definition video downloads and streaming is the future of video delivering to homes. However, it also had HD DVD add-on for Xbox 360, hence, the company admits that physical media is still popular.

Moreover, with all the consumer electronics making BD players, Microsoft also needs to provide such an option to its consumer electronics video-game platform: it is clear that there will be much higher demand towards Blu-ray hardware in the coming years.

Windows 7 operating systems supports burning of Blu-ray discs and recognizes their file structure. In a recent TV advertisement Microsoft even said that Blu-ray support is one of the advantages that certain Windows-based computers have over Apple Macintosh systems.

The main reason why Microsoft is unenthusiastic regarding Blu-ray is mandatory support of BD-Java interactive...
 

TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Games Coming to PlayStation Network

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283w ago - Sony of Japan has announced today news that TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Games are coming to PlayStation Network.

Bomberman '94, New Adventure Island (Takahashi Meijin no Shin Boukenjima), Sengoku Mahjong, and Devil Crush are available starting today, priced at the standard Game Archives going price of ¥600.

The games are playable on both PlayStation 3 and PSP.

In a statement, Sony said to expect more PC Engine titles on the service in the future. Below is the press release, roughly translated:

Press Release: Sony Computer Entertainment Of Japan (SCEJ), today in 2009 Wednesday, July 15 from the PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) and PSP "PlayStation Portable" download service available in the PlayStation Store "GEMUAKAIBUSU" in the category, PC 2 engine will be handled in software.

"GEMUAKAIBUSU" the original PlayStation software assets and PSP and PS3 range of services enjoy 2006 Wednesday, November 22 from the start, over 300 line-up available, many for everyone we enjoy.

PC software manufacturers in the past software engine was sold for "GEMUAKAIBUSU" by adding to the masterpieces of the past more "PlayStation" and can be delivered to everyone in the user.

Manufacturer and Wednesday, July 15 is "Bomberman'94" and the release of four titles, we will gradually...
 

Video: An Introduction to Trine, Coming Soon to PSN

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284w ago - Nobilis Product Manager Oliver Vermeille has announced Trine today, which is coming to Sony's PlayStation Network, as follows:

I work for [Register or Login to view links], a publishing company which is based in Lyon, France. I'm a Product Manager and I'm here to tell you about an exciting new release for PlayStation Store: Trine.

[Register or Login to view links] is a fantasy action and platform game that combines 2D gameplay with 3D graphics. The game is balanced between action and puzzle-solving sequences. Three heroes are bound to a mysterious device called the Trine in a quest to save the kingdom from evil, and the player can at any time freely choose whoever is best suited for the upcoming challenge or puzzle.





Because physics is at the core of the gameplay, there is not just one solution for each puzzle; in fact you can even find a way the developers have never thought of!

You can control one of the three characters of the game and switch at any time to solve the puzzles in a different manner. Each character has a unique ability, so choose the one you think is best suited for the situation.

The Wizard can create and move objects around to build a bridge or crush...
 
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