201w ago - Sony's PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Jared Rea has shared a glimpse of EVO 2009, along with a video of Daigo defeating Justin Wong in Street Fighter IV.
To quote: EVO is the world's largest and longest-running fighting game tournament, and this year it was bigger than ever.
Largely thanks to the incredible success of Street Fighter IV, EVO's overall attendance positively exploded compared to recent years, with over 1,000 die-hard players entering for it alone.
With thousands in attendance, six games are simply not enough and as the fighting-game mecca of the world, there is a ton to experience every year.
Capcom set up shop and showed off the latest builds of Marvel vs Capcom 2 for PlayStation Network, as well as Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Codes for the PSP. Likewise, Namco was on-hand running a side-tournament for the extremely impressive looking Tekken 6 for PLAYSTATION 3, which has to be seen to be believed (seriously, screenshots do not do this baby justice).
Not to be outdone was Aksys who brought their increasingly popular 2D fighter BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, which found its way onto the main stage as well. These titles...
201w ago - Recently we added Glyde.com to our Affiliates here at PS3 News, and for those who haven't checked them out yet below is a brief background on what they offer to gamers.
Glyde was simply designed to be the cheapest and easiest way to buy and sell used (and new) video games - as well as DVDs, CDs and books.
The idea was conceived by the owners themselves, who were frustrated by the lack of decent options to buy and sell games (online auctions and swapping sites are a lot of work, and trade-ins are generally a bad deal) so Glyde was born... allowing sellers to get a fair price for their games and buyers to get some great bargains.
This concept was then simplified on Glyde so that a seller can list a game for sale in under 10 seconds.
And when it sells, Glyde sends the seller a postage-paid padded mailer that comes pre-addressed to the buyer. The only thing the seller needs to do is insert the game, seal the mailer, and drop it in the mail.
It doesn't get much easier than that, as Glyde was built specifically to...
202w ago - In a recent interview with PhysOrg, Dr. David McKinnon, a researcher from Queensland University of Technology and the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID), has mentioned a revolutionary new piece of software that could put users' faces in Sony's PlayStation Home.
The background research took eight years to develop, allowing anyone to convert 2D images into 3D models... and eventually these could be uploaded to PlayStation Home.
To quote: "Another application is allowing people to create 3D models of their own face to use on their avatar in computer games or 3D social networking sites such as Second Life or Sony's Home."
202w ago - A fake Dragon Quest IX ROM is currently in circulation online, and those who download and run the ROM can expect to receive a bricked Nintendo DS system.
The supposed rom is actually DarkFader's slideshow bricker released a few years back.
To quote from Triforce of DS-Scene (linked above):
Just a heads up in case anyone sees this release and gets excited, Dragon Quest IX JPN DSi Enhanced NDS iND is fake. Someone released it on 2chan claiming to have dumped the game early providing this image as proof the game was out.
In fact if you choose to check it out for yourself you will see it's actually a hentai slideshow called DS Owata. Images below are censored due to the graphic content.
I guess this was to be expected and has happened with a few other major releases in the past. The fake Zelda that retrohead (ds-scene's founder) released a couple of years ago springs to mind. Skip the small fry!
I cant believe I didn't notice this at first, I think this is actually the slideshow bricker DarkFader released years ago.
203w ago - Although the original article is quite dated, we haven't posted on this here yet... so for those who didn't already know:
Similar to Skype, Jajah is a VOIP service which has modified its interface to allow gamers to make calls using the PS3 browser.
According to this report, users will be able to make "free or cheap" phone calls, though the number has to be pre-configured.
To quote: "Jajah now brings free or cheap calling into the living room and away from computers. Initiating a call with Jajah can now be done while lounging in front of the TV with no need to fire up the computer," said Roman Scharf, a Jajah co-founder.
"This means that the whole family, regardless of interests or technological skills, can make cheap or even free calls from their normal home phone."