Tekken 6 PS3 Updates Revealed and Online Play Enhancements

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229w ago - Update: The Tekken 6 patch update is now live!

Namco Bandai Games today released further details about the forthcoming free downloadable update designed to improve the online game experience for players of Tekken 6 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The update is scheduled for release on November 26th, 2009.

The update is separate from the online co-op Scenario Campaign mode download which is scheduled for release separately this winter.

Press Release: TEKKEN 6 ONLINE UPDATE - MORE DETAILS AND RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED

Online gameplay enhancements in the update include the following:

• Improved input response: improvement of the game's responsiveness to button / command inputs;
• Selectable search priorities for ranked matches: players will be able to set search priorities for opponents in ranked matches based on comparable rank or connection quality as well as location;
• Optimized data transmission between fighters and spectators: fight data will be optimized in order to reduce the bandwidth load on the host's console;
• Signal strength bars: the signal strength bar will reflect connection quality more accurately;
• Chance to cancel match: players will be able to cancel the match before it begins once the opponent's signal strength...
 

Team Jungle Offers iXtreme LT Firmware Updates on Twitter

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229w ago - Just under two weeks ago it was reported that C4Eva is working on a new XBox 360 DVD Firmware dubbed iXtreme LT (Lite Touch).

Today Team Jungle have posted the following progress updates on it via their Twitter page, as follows:

• Lots of performance data put into fw!

• Note: Backups need to have SplitVid from now on to be safe for LT

• LT is not only Lite Touch, lots of great new code making this version the most accurate fw eva!

• New code looking good, lots of new code!

• iXtreme LT for all drives, in dev/testing and going well. No ETA!

The upcoming XBox 360 Firmware aims to be as close to the original as possible, with hopes of less possible bans via detection.
 

PTOM Interview: PSN Boss Talks Voice Chat & Firmware Updates

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231w ago - During a recent interview with PlayStation: The Official Magazine (PTOM) in the Holiday '09 issue, PSN Director Eric Lempel discusses how Firmware update features are planned and released for the PlayStation 3 and PSP consoles and touches on cross-game voice chat.

To quote: "We go about doing that in a few different ways. We do consumer research in addition to following our roadmap.

We've had a very long roadmap that we've wanted to roll out, and clearly all of them couldn't be rolled out day one when the PS3 launched. So we've been implementing these features as we go along and some of them, and some of them take longer than others."

Lempel continued: "Of course time and manpower always factor in because there aren't limitless resources. And are sometimes key features that must go out in Firmware updates. For example, you saw on September 1, we released a 120GB PS3 and we did a Firmware update, and there were some enhancements in that specifically to bring on the new hardware."

The director of the PlayStation Network further explained: "We absolutely read all the feedback that we see on our blog when we do firmware updates. We have people who look across different forums and different sites. And we also do our own testing - some very extensive testing.."
 

Naughty Dog Updates Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Twitter Feeds

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237w ago - Today Naughty Dog's Co-President Evan Wells has announced that they will be updating the frequency of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Twitter feeds as a result of too many updates.

To quote: We've seen some concern about the frequency of updates for those choosing to use UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves' Twitter support.

Some reviewers have had early access to the game and selected the option to update their Twitter accounts as they completed each chapter of the game. This has resulted in some Twitter feeds being updated multiple times an hour.

We obviously want to provide the best experience for everybody, so for the time being we've disabled Twitter updates on chapter completions. The option will still exist in the menus when the game ships on 10/13, but if activated, it will do nothing.

Some time after the game has shipped, we'll release a patch to reactivate the feature, but with a limit on the frequency of updates.

We're certainly sorry for any inconvenience, but I guess that's the risk you run when trying to blaze a new trail in the complicated world of Social Media!

And the 140 character version: Heard concerns about Twitter chapter updates for UNCHARTED 2. We've just disabled it but will patch...
 

Sony: PSP Minis WiFi Multiplayer and DLC to Come, Updates Set

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238w ago - Today Sony's Eric Lempel has clarified Justin Cooney of SCEA's statement from just before the weekend.

Cooney initially said that PSP Minis will drop WiFi Multiplayer, DLC and Software Update support.

However, speaking to Destructoid.com (linked above) Lempel reassured concerned users with the following statement, to quote:

"So you can patch Minis, but we won't have multiplayer functions in the beginning. Basically, to get these developers on board, and to make it easier to test and get it through the pipeline, we won't be allowing that functionality for the first stage of Minis.

It's something we will consider in the future, he added, referring to the posibility of game updates and multiplayer in future PSP Mini titles."
 







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