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Rumor: Haze delayed again, by a further three months

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342w ago - Rumor has it that Haze for the PS3 has once again be delayed. The game was originally planned for a release in November 2007 but had recently been pushed back to January 2008.

However, there is a further recent twist in affairs as online retailers including Amazon and BestBuy online are indicating a release date for the title in the latter half of March.

To quote: Free Radical (GoldenEye/Timesplitters)'s highly anticipated next gen FPS, Haze, appears to have been delayed. Originally due out in November 07, the game was pushed back until January 08. Now, it looks like it has delayed further by 3 months. Several online retailers have confirmed this, such as Amazon.com and BestBuy.com, indicating a released towards the later half of March.

No doubt, this will serve as a disappointment to many. Haze was a highly anticipated PS3 title, boasting several innovative new features, and 4 player split screen co-op play. It also was set to be the first big PS3 exclusive of 2008. However, this delay may spell trouble for Free Radical - it puts Haze directly in the wake of SCEA's monster FPS, Killzone 2 (due out towards the end of February 08).
 

PS3 Public Display of Affection Winners

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342w ago - The Official US PlayStation Web site has revealed the winners of their PS3 public display of affection contest.

They note that each of the winners will have received a PS3 and give games in times for Christmas which will be a nice gift.

Video below, courtesy of daburs, Directordark, and Naethugreat respectively:












 

User-Created UT3 content crashing PS3s

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342w ago - Over the past few days there has been a variety of user created content for the PS3 version of UT3, but unfortunately there is a range of reports that these are crashing PS3s.

Some are speculating that it is the fault of the Mutator mod released but there is s a bit of a 'problem' as it is not known as if Epic themselves will look into this issue as technically it is not their own content.

To quote from leukoplast: Well, seems the mods may have been all too premature. I was just playing campaign mode, nearly done with a level. As as it was counting down...boom the game freezes on me. So I restarted the PS3, started the game back up and the first thing to appear was this.

Sorry for the quality, but this was taken with my crappy camera off-screen. (click for bigger shot)

And for the record. I have downloaded and imported all the available PS3 mods to date. So not sure which one may be causing it.
 

Three more User-Created maps for UT3 on PS3!

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342w ago - Yesterday marked the day of the first ever user created content for the PS3 version of Unreal Tournament 3 on the PS3. And today, Epic's Mark Rein has let it be known that three more pieces of user-created content have been released in the shape of VCTF-Slax, DM-Krodan, and Mutator: VASUT3AutoShields.

Download: VCTF-Slax / DM-Krodan / Mutator: VASUT3AutoShields

To quote: Ready for more? Well, we've got more for you!

3 more maps and a new mutator! Again, all user-created! You guys rock!

The gametype we were looking at had some unexpected issues on the PS3, but if those manage to get resolved we'll be sure to get it out to everybody.

Hope everyone loves these new mods as much as we have here!
 

PS3 Leads In HDTV Connectivity

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342w ago - According to research data from from the Nielsen Group, most PlayStation 3 owners are connected to HDTVs, with Xbox 360 and Wii owners trailing closely behind. The results indicate that 71 percent of all PS3 owners are connected to an HD display (LCD, plasma, front/rear projector), while 66 percent of Xbox 360 and 65 percent of Wii owners are hooked up to a high-def set.

Component cables still remain the most widely used for connecting consoles to displays, however, it is expected that the availability of HDMI inputs on the PS3 and new-model Xbox 360s will drive up adoption of the HDMI interface.
 
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