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Rock Band users discovering hardware issues?

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361w ago - While we're still quite early in the game (literally), reports have started trickling in that there may be some substantial issues with some of the hardware included in Harmonix's latest and greatest, Rock Band. According to forum posts from disgruntled users, folks who've just gotten the game are having a litany of problems, from drums with no sensitivity, an always-on whammy, and sticky buttons -- but most of the stress seems to be related to the downstrum.

Current descriptions paint the problem as an overly- or ineffectual strum, resulting in a pretty annoying game experience. Of course, it's early on right now, and it's too soon to know if this is a widespread problem or if it's relegated to a small production batch. We pose this question to our readers: are you having Rock Band issues?
 

Dual Shock 3 dissected - First photos

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361w ago - Officially announced at this year's Tokyo Game show and due to hit the west next spring, Sony's long hoped-for rumble-enabled Sixaxis controller for the PlayStation 3 is now available in Japan. We've found some pictures on a Japanese Web site which show off both an exposed view of the controller's insides as well as the rumble effect of the motors. Click through for those latter ones.

As expected it's a similar twin-motor set-up to the previous Dual Shock 2, Sony having turned down Immersion's newer, more streamlined technology. Also on show is the ceramic white edition of the controller, which you can find on the third page. It's a sleek and sexy little thing indeed, but we can't help thinking that the black buttons kind of kill the effect.

The controllers are currently available from Playasia.com, but sadly the site isn't exporting to Europe. Fear of a similar legal whupping from SCEE to the one which saw Lik-Sang.com shut down for exporting PSPs to the region? We'd bet on it.
 

Happy Thanksgiving from Team PS3News!

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361w ago - Wow, it's like 60 degrees and nice not far from here.. but below 30 fahrenheit and snowy on this Thanksgiving Day here. Crazy weather indeed!

Anyway, those who remember last Thanksgiving may recall we shared some PS3 BREAKiNG NEWS with the world on dumping the first PS3 images. Although we don't have a definite timeframe yet, word from the resident PS3 Devs is that this year will be no exception.. and they plan to publically unveil some new PS3 development news very soon here!

Be sure to check back through the holiday weekend for updates as they become available, and we'd like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving Day today!
 

UK Weekly Store Update 22nd November

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361w ago - Here's the UK PSN update posted by one of the EU PS Forum Moderators:

[game] G - Police
[demo] Blazing Angels
[demo] Uncharted
[add-on] Folklore - The Alchemist Pack
[add-on] Motorstorm - Rascal & Governor
[video] Ratchet and Clank Launch Trailer
[video] Devil Weekend Trailer
[video] Uncharted Hunting El Dorado
[video] Uncharted Facial Animation
[video] PSN Showcase Trailer
[video] Bad Company Trailer
[video] Beowulf The Game Trailer
[video] Uncharted Introducing Naughty Dog
[wallpaper] Tekken Wood
[wallpaper] Tekken Field
[wallpaper] Tekken Cathedral
[wallpaper] Tekken Atrium

Don't forget, there is a full list of all available downloads here!
 

Lord of Vermilion: Web site opens, first screenshots surfaced

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361w ago - Square Enix has officially open the Web site of recently revealed Lord of Vermilion, and while nothing besides the Prologue is there, Famitsu posted the first screenshots and artwork of the game. They have been added to our gallery

View more screenshots, artwork, and the official Web site here.
 
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