109w ago - SCEE's Head of Communications Nick Caplin is here today with some new details on SNEE and SCEE's Identity Theft Protection Program available now HERE, as follows:
Last week we informed you that we would be liaising with providers of identity theft protection plans following the malicious attack on PlayStation Network throughout our region.
We are now in a position to provide you with actual details of the programme for current PlayStation Network and Qriocity consumers in UK, France, Spain, Italy and Germany.
As I have explained previously, identifying such programmes for the many countries within the SCEE region is a very complicated process.
Each country has a different way of handling identity theft; whilst some offer relatively sophisticated services, others may not. Therefore, we must stress that this is an ongoing process which will see new identity theft protection programmes identified where possible.
That said, we are pleased to advise that Affinion International Limited, a leader in identity protection products in Europe, will be offering a comprehensive service that covers a significant proportion of PSN users free...
To quote, roughly translated: Well everybody, the day has come and this is my message: I’m not just leaving the scene, but as a user altogether (along with EOL).
As a final gesture, he published the source code needed to compile my latest project (HManager + PSL1GHT + + Tiny3D ps3soundlib updated) should anyone want to continue the work in my place (of which I have already done enough)
Why I’m going? Well, because I’m tired; the pitcher plant filled and the trap snapped shut.
So, good bye, I wish you all well, a big hug to those who really deserve it as well (as those who don’t deserve it), keep it all up because maybe one day life will throw you a bone, but then maybe it’ll give you a kick in the teeth, because that’s the price we pay. In any case, perhaps I’ll read your posts once in a while, but...
130w ago - Today, in an interview with the New York Times Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO Kaz Hirai dropped some tantalizing hints about the PSP2.
When asked about what kind of controls the next PSP might have, Hirai gave the following answer, to quote:
"Depending on the game, there are ones where you can play perfectly well with a touch panel, but you can definitely play immersive games better with physical buttons and pads. I think there could be games where you're able to use both in combination."
Hirai was also asked about reports of Sony Ericsson's PSP Go-like gaming phone, which may -or may not- be PlayStation branded.
"We don't want gamers to be asking, what's the difference between that and a PSP," said Hirai, without confirming the device's existence. "We have to come up with a message that users will understand. It would have to be a product that keeps the PlayStation's strengths intact."
Finally, Hirai expressed his belief that the increased interest in casual games will actually benefit Sony, traditionally a maker of more hardcore games. "We're seeing people who never had an interest in games join the gaming population," he explained....
134w ago - SCEE Senior Producer Mark Green has shared some videos today spotlighting TV Superstars for PlayStation 3: Behind The Scenes.
To quote: Behind the facade of celebrity is where the real work begins: TV Superstars was created specifically for the new Move controllers and the PlayStation Eye.
In these 'Making of TV Superstars' videos you can go behind the scenes with the development team to see just how they made the game.
In the first video the team talk about the design considerations behind making a Move game; what worked well and what was changed.
In the second video, the team discuss their inspiration for the game and the mechanics of how you can become the ultimate TV Superstar, and in the third and final video, the developers talk about the way in which the game captures your facial likeness and shout-out and presents you as an avatar in game.
136w ago - Just under a month ago we first reported on LOVEFiLM, and now SCEE's UK Marketing Assistant Rose Pickard has announced that the streaming video service is officially available on PlayStation 3 today.
To quote: Great News for Film and TV Fans: from today. LOVEFiLM will be available on the XMB (Xross Media Bar) on internet-connected PS3s* in the UK.
This means that you can now stream thousands of popular film and TV titles straight to your TV via your PS3.
Not a member of LOVEFiLM yet? Simply sign up through the LOVEFiLM icon on the XMB and you can be watching a film on your PS3 in five minutes. You can also enjoy a 30 day Free Trial.
Already a member? Connecting is easy! Just click on the LOVEFiLM icon on the XMB and sign in using your existing LOVEFiLM username and password (streaming movies is FREE with monthly subscription of £5.99** or £9.99 and above). Happy instant viewing!
* PlayStation Network account required
** Excludes £5.99 with games