284w ago - This is clearly an unsubstantiated rumor, so take it with a fine grain of salt. According to poster NiTiZ on the N4G Forum (linked above), who claims to have a friend in the know at Sony London, downloadable PS2 titles are coming to the PlayStation 3 this summer.
Normally, we'd brush off rumors like this one, but this same poster also provided an off-screen capture of the PS2 download store in action, as shown below. Needless to say, it looks very legit.
Apparently, Sony will formally announce the store during this year's E3, with a launch following in summer. Plus, this isn't the first time we've caught wind of rumblings regarding downloadable PS2 games.
This rumor may be unsubstantiated, but it's far from unlikely.
286w ago - PlayStation Network director Eric Lempel has announced that firmware 4.00 for the PSP will be released "soon."
The main highlight of the update, according to Lempel, will be the addition of an in-XMB internet search powered by Google. The search function can retain a history of up to 20 searches.
Additionally, the update will allow users to change the viewing speed of movies played from your Memory Stick Pro Duo. Essentially, you'll be able to slow down or fast forward playback by hitting up or down on the PSP's d-pad while playing a video.
Not a bad update by any means, but we can't help but feel slightly disappointed with the lack of any new major functionality. Where's the built-in PS Store for PSP, Sony? :P
286w ago - Bushing has posted a Nintendo Wii Hardware Architecture Diagram recently.
To quote from his page linked above: Inspired by henke37's idea of making a diagram that shows how the different processors on the Wii relate to each other, I took a stab at it. I got a little carried away I guess.
I can't promise everything here is right - there are just too many things we don't know, and even some of the things we do know, we don't all agree on.
So, here's my first attempt at summing it all up...
286w ago - Koei have announced that Fatal Inertia EX will be coming to the PSN on June 19 for $29.99 (they will not be releasing the product at retail).
The game was meant to be a PS3 launch title, but the team at Koei Canada encountered development issues. The game supports Dual Shock 3 and Sixaxis tilt control.
The PS3 version of the game will feature a number of enhancements over the 360 original, including a "re-tuned" control set designed to take advantage of the DualShock 3, upgraded visual effects, and eight additional tracks.
Press Release: FATAL INERTIA¬®EX COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO PLAYSTATION¬® STORE ON JUNE 19, 2008
KOEI's futuristic racer reaches gold status. The free demo and complete version will debut simultaneously and exclusively on PLAYSTATION Network on June 19, 2008.
Burlingame, CA - June 11, 2008 - KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that Fatal Inertia¬®EX has reached gold status and will be available on June 19, 2008 exclusively on PLAYSTATION¬® Network, and only for PLAYSTATION¬®3 computer entertainment system. A free demo of Fatal Inertia EX which includes an online multiplayer mode will also be available on the same day.