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Battlefield: Bad Company Special video available

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354w ago - Gamer.tv special for the latest game in the Battlefield series, Battlefield: Bad Company.

Included is an in-depth look at the new game as well as a tour of the DICE studio and look back at the titles that have formed the Battlefield series.

Video can be seen below:



 

PS3 blue tooth headset and PSP GPS unit details!

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354w ago - Details have emerged for the PS3 Blue tooth headset and the GPS unit. The PS3 headset will cost $49.99 for the standalone version and the SOCOM: Confrontation bundle will cost $59.99, it is expected to launch in July/August.

The PSP GPS Unit will apparently be competitive against any current GPS system and will be a extremely high value/low consumer cost portable navigation solution.

To quote: PlayStation 3 BlueTooth Headset

Description

- Provides High-fidelity audio input to PS3
- Supports "voice command" in certain PS3 games
- Easy pairing through USB connection with PS3
- Comes with docking station for easy charging
- Compatible with cellphones

Target

Consumers who want to communicate while in-game

Price

Standalone - $49.99 MSRP; SOCOM: Confrontation bundle - $59.99 MSRP

Launch

July/August

PlayStation Portable GPS Unit

Competitive against any current GPS system
Extremely high value/low consumer cost portable navigation solution

Features

- 3D city maps and 3D landmarks
- Find & Go - easy search and keyboard
- POI's - over 70 categories in thousands of locations
- U.S. and Canada maps on one...
 

New PS3 Home BETA v.8.0 video available!

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354w ago - EdgeMedia08 has shared a new PS3 Home BETA video today via YouTube.

It further details the Home BETA walkthrough and is below..

Enjoy!




 

ThatGameCompany’s Devs create game in 24 hours

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354w ago - To quote from the source above: Hello, I'm Kellee Santiago from thatgamecompany, creators of flOw, and currently in development on flOwer. The fine people at Playstation.Blog are good enough to allow me to use my first post here to let you all in on a little thing we have going on here at thatgamecompany call the 24hr Game Jam.

Championed by our lead engineer John Edwards, the 24hr Game Jam was created as a way for us to do something quick, dirty, and fun ... and maybe let out a little steam in the process. The goal is always to make a game, from start to finish, on the PS3 in 24hrs.

We go from 10am Saturday to 10am Sunday, and then whatever we have, we lock it up. Future Game Jams might have more specific goals, but for this first one, we just wanted to see how much fun we could make in a day. Oh, and our game designer Nick Clark wanted something that was multiplayer that we could enjoy in the office.




So welcome... to Game Jam 0: Gravediggers

Goals:

* To see how much fun we could generate in 24 hours.
* To make something multiplayer we could play in the office.

Premise/Rules:

Player

You are a gravedigger. There can be up to 6 gravediggers competing against one another locally....
 

PS3 TEST Backup Launcher V.001 Alpha WIP

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355w ago - While we await the start of our PS3 KeyVault Project for retail PS3 consoles, below is a screenshot of something else I have been tinkering with recently via Debug.

As hinted by PS3News already HERE, it is a Backup Launcher for a PS3 Development Unit as shown. At the moment it it still pre-Alpha and very incomplete, however it allows:

- Boot PS3 Games from HDD
- Boot PS3 Games from DVD/BD-ROM
- Copy Original PS3 Games from DVD/BD-ROM to HDD
- Patch the executable on some games to run from HDD

Note: This will ONLY work on a DEVELOPMENT CONSOLE, not a RETAIL PS3 unit!

To be added soon:

- Read PARAM.SFO for name/titleid, patch to menu (Alpha is hard-coded)
- Support for deleting games from the menu
- Support a few more games to start (Alpha is hard-coded for four)
- Possible support for a "select" menu, versus the button presses

Optimistic things to be added:

- A better GUI
- Backing up PS3 Game files to PC

For those curious, how it works briefly: when the launcher is started, you can copy a game to the PS3 HDD. It will create a folder on the hard disk and copy the Game...
 
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