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PS3 Theme Builder v2.0 released!

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364w ago - Sbcroix has updated PS3 Theme Builder today!

Download: PS3 Theme Builder v2.0 / PS3 Theme Builder v2.0 Installer

New Features Include:

  • Limited my Egg Nog consumption so the release notes would be better
  • Fixed the bug that was causing the application fail for some users on startup.
  • Finished refactoring code, app should be faster, less memory hogging now.
  • Added support for localized versions of the software.
    Added ability to cycle through the backgrounds during Test Drive.
  • Added ability to save the current test drive view as the preview.
  • All icons can now be deleted.
  • Local information is fully supported now.
  • A creator icon can be created for each supported language.
  • A theme icon can be created for each supported language.
  • Pointer Hotspots and icons fully functional.
  • Theme Extractor fully functional
  • Fixed a bunch of other bugs.
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    New Yakuza 3 Images from IGN

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    364w ago - Some new screenshots has just been posted over at IGN of New Yakuza 3.

    Many more screenshots can be seen at the link up top!
     

    Ad Watch: Ladies and Gentleman, Let's Reintroduce the PS3

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    364w ago - The PS3 likely won't outsell the Wii or Xbox 360 this holiday, but thanks to a new price and new ad campaign things are moving in the right direction. We speak with Scott Steinberg, SCEA's VP of Product Marketing, about the latest strategy.

    Last year, Sony launched a controversial series of ads for the PS3 centering on the "white room." Very indirect and symbolic, the ads conjured up a wide variety of reactions, not all of them positive. It's debatable whether they were trying to cover up the fact that there weren't exactly a lot of games to show in the launch period, but regardless, it got a rise out of people.

    This year, Sony is going the more direct route and showing all the possibilities for the PS3 in its ads. This includes not only the games, but also Blu-ray movies, PlayStation Network, and even the anticipated PlayStation Home. Between all that, and the new price of $399, it's certainly helped get the buzz out for the system.

    We talked with Scott Steinberg, VP of Product Marketing at SCEA, to get the scoop on the PS3 ad campaign.

    Welcome to the show
    Back in late October, GameDaily BIZ previewed the new, upcoming advertising campaign for the PS3. These new web and TV spots utilized computer animation to animate the exterior of the PS3, creating a "lush onyx world."...
     

    Game of the Year Simply Cannot Exist

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    364w ago - Look at the poorly drawn wheel below. Can you honestly say that one of those games outshines the rest?

    This year has been an outstanding year for gaming. Just in the past few months, there has been an epic traffic jam of glorious titles to play and spend money on. I've been sitting on my ass so much that even my chair has started to complain. It squeaks when my butt cheeks clench up in tense, terrorist-fragging moments.

    Albert Einstein said it best - "He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed." We haven't had any time to stop and really appreciate what we have been given. We cannot sum up the best, simply because a winner hasn't clearly risen above the rest. It would be foolish to choose just one.
     

    Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

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    364w ago - The man behind the rebalanced Super Street Fighter II will destroy you. David Sirlin has competed in SF tournaments since 1991, represented the USA at Japan's Super Battle Opera tournament, playtested every Capcom Classics re-release of the games and literally wrote the book on competitive gaming. He's also got a cool site where he writes fascinating essays on game design.

    Human Street Fighter encyclopedia Sirlin knows the series better even than its creators, so when he tells the world that HD Remix is the true sixth revision of the most successful beat-'em-up series ever, it's press-stoppingly serious business. HD Remix may have started as a polished remake, but with tweaks and fixes it's now a whole new game - scrubbed up, more accessible for newcomers, and rebalanced for tournament play at the highest levels.

    The strongest characters, namely Balrog, Dhalsim and Vega, are untouched save for dampening their most overpowered combos, and chumps like Cammy, T. Hawk and Zangief have been beefed up considerably. The relative strengths have been maintained, but the gaps between characters are now compressed so the very weakest character is no longer a ten-second body bag case for the toughest.
     
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