318w ago - Just recently on the G.A.P. (Gamer Advisory Panel) section of the US PlayStation site there has been posted a survey for all G.A.P. members. The survey asks:
Choose which XMB™ (Cross Media Bar) feature would be most important to you in a possible PLAYSTATION¬®Network update:
A) In-game access to PSN messaging
B) Ability to play my own music from the XMB while in-game
C) Larger buddy list and buddy-list features such as categorizing
Now this, combined with the recent PSP update which offers a feature that may only be used with PS3 FW 2.0 makes for a pretty strong sense that Sony is thinking about releasing the update very soon.
Now this also brings up another worrying issue for the fans hoping to get in-game XMB soon. In the survey it asks to choose only ONE of the following. Does this mean that the complete XMB menu will not be available in-game, and just a portion of it will? Let the speculation begin! Thus far, for those who aren't a GAP member their survey looks like this:
318w ago - This week's top rental charts from U.S. game rental company GameFly, representing the most requested games for the week ending November 5th, highlight both to-be-released and already released games in a unique demand-specific chart.
Last week saw popularity en masse for EA's Simpsons Game, which suffers a good deal of slippage this week in favor of Assassin's Creed's rush on the top five of every platform on which it's available, while The Orange Box, which spent weeks in the top five, is also displaced. Interestingly, PlayStation 3 is the only applicable platform where Call of Duty doesn't take first, yielding the spot to Assassin's Creed instead.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare still stands at number one in the top five all-platform requests, while Assassin's Creed takes second. The big disruption in the top five rustles Ace Combat 6, Orange Box and Jericho right out, as Timeshift enters third place and Mass Effect takes the fifth spot. Super Mario Galaxy comes in fourth position, marking the first time in several weeks that a Wii title has broken into the top five all-platform requests.
What follows is a breakdown of the top titles requested by GameFly subscribers across each of the major platforms:
1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
318w ago - The Eye of Judgment (includes PlayStation Eye Camera) is not your usual videogame. It's really a collectible card game that comes to life on your Playstation 3. So this is not the usual videogame review either.
The Eye of Judgment is a PS3 videogame AND a CCG. But can it capture the best of both worlds?
318w ago - Naughty Dog's Evan Wells stated in a recent interview that Naughty Dog is extremely impressed with the PS3 and wants to bring Jack and Daxter to the next-gen Sony console.
Evan Wells spoke to IGN in a recent interview and he stated that the developer as a whole is extremely impressed with the hardware for the PS3. He also spoke about the future development of the company.
He stated that many people within Naughty Dog are dying to work on a new Jak and Daxter game utilizing the same technology interface that was used in Uncharted.
He stated to IGN, talking about the PS3 hardware, that "I'm more impressed with the hardware the longer we get to work with it. Imagining trying to develop Uncharted without the Blu-ray drive, without the hard drive, or without the Cell processor makes me wonder what kind of game we would have ended up with. It certainly would have required a lot more compromises than I would have been comfortable making. And much like the PS2, I think the longer developers work with the machine, the better the games are going to get. For instance we are only using approximately 1/3 of the processing power of the SPUs on the Cell processor in Uncharted."
When asked about what is coming up for fans from Naughty Dog, he stated "We're all very excited about the technology,...