319w ago - Sony doesn't want to launch without a stocked online marketplace.
A few weeks ago, Sony Computer Entertainment America confirmed that SingStar on PlayStation 3 had been delayed. The company wouldn't elaborate, but their official statement indicated the hold up was a licensing issue, not development. Then, last week, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced SingStar would arrive overseas in December, but SCEA wouldn't assign that date for the US version to 1UP.
"We have not yet set a US launch date," said a SCEA spokesperson. Additionally, when SCEA announced their new SKU, we had the chance to speak with Sony's VP of Marketing for PlayStation, Peter Dille, about the delay and came up with confirmation of a licensing hang up.
1UP: You mentioned Singstar, but that's not coming to PS3 this year anymore, correct?
Dille: That's correct. We had to push Singstar back a little bit, with an eye to making the downloadable content...
1UP: So it's more of a licensing issue?
Dille: Yeah, it's not a technology issue at all. It'll be a disc-based product and that'll be a great experience in and of itself, but obviously we're equally if not more excited to deliver content via the PlayStation Network and have consumers experience new songs that way. We want to make...
319w ago - According to the official PlayStation UK site, the recent PSP Firmware 3.72 update includes a new Remote Play feature called Remote Start, which allows users to remotely turn on their PS3 from the PSP. This was one of the rumored features for the upcoming PS3 Firmware v2.00 update.
To use the feature, Firmware v2.00 must be installed on your PS3. Last we heard, the next PS3 Firmware update was slated for the end of October.. which leaves it hitting within the next 1-2 days if Internet rumors hold true.
319w ago - ralferoo posted HERE of his new PS3 Puzzle Bobble clone called Pubble.
Pubble is a homebrew Puzzle Bobble style game for the PS3 supporting up to 5 players on a single PS3. If you don't have that many sixaxis controllers, you can plug in standard USB joysticks and use those too!
This screenshot (below) should give you an idea of what the game is about...
1. Download Pubble v0.2.9b for PS3. [Right-click, Save As]
2. Unpack it to a USB memory stick.
3. On the PS3, select [System Settings]/[Install Other OS].
4. Ignore the warning about needing a partition - you don't.
5. Select the otheros.bld on the memory stick and wait for it to flash.
6. Select [System Settings]/[Default System].
7. Choose [Other OS] and start the other system.
8. Wait until the boot menu appears and then press PS on your controllers.
9. Select [Pubble] from the boot menu.
319w ago - The official Unreal Tournament website has been updated with a lot of new content such as new vehicles, weapons and characters information, and more.
Although not completely finished, you can still continue to download movies and view high-resolution screen shots. Below you will find some screen shots that we didn't have along with a new concept art image titled "Dusk".
Unreal Tournament 3 is actually the fourth game in the Unreal Tournament series, but has been numbered in terms of the engine it runs on. The original Unreal Tournament uses the first Unreal Engine, while UT2003 and UT2004 uses Unreal Engine 2. Since both UT2K3 and UT2K4 use the same engine, they are considered to be the same generation.
User designed levels will be downloadable for the PlayStation 3 console via the Playstation Store. Unfortunately, gamers with the console version will not be able to design levels without having the PC version, as the console version does not include the level editor.
USB Keyboard and mouse controls will also be supported for the PS3 version. The PS3 version will allow the administrator of the server to allow keyboard and mouse or only Sixaxis remote. The motion-sensitive Sixaxis controller will allow aiming by tilting the controller.