253w ago - Browsing Gamasutra's job listings, Bend Studios has posted a new listing.
The Sony owned developer is looking for Senior Game Tools Programmer, with "PS3 or XBOX360 experience". It looks like the studio is looking to finally make the leap to the next generation consoles.
And seeing as how they are so closely tied to the Syphon Filter brand, with 7 of their last 8 games in the previous 10 years being Syphon Filter titles, PS3 owners may just be in for a new Syphon Filter game.
Unfortunately, as Bend is currently tied up with the PSP title Resistance: Retribution, the game probably wouldn't be out until 2010 at the earliest.
Pictured below is a screenshot from Syphon Filter for PS2, a trip down memory lane anyone?
255w ago - These are my personal views about how the PS3 has got into the current struggling position.
The number one problem that PS3 faced was the PS2. This was an excellent console, and it required a drastic approach to come up with something with a noticeable difference.
The number two problem is that Sony does always want to bring about change, though I am not sure if "Yes we can" is always applicable.
The PS3 is meant to change how we manage our living rooms and unfortunately these good ideas come at a price point which is not suiting the majority.
Thirdly, the rivals have played their parts, but I see Xbox 360 as mostly working for PS3, because PS3 has been able to make all these adjustments in a hurry to come up with something even more powerful.
In fact, we are the beneficiaries even though we are the most likely to find Xbox ranting annoying. What are your thoughts?
256w ago - Today gourangaman656 let us know of a PlayStation 3 Development Kit DECR-1000 A (TOOL) that has hit eBay HERE!
The seller is haly20, and at the time of this writing the current bid is only US $1,125.00.
Needless to say, if the auction doesn't get pulled over the next 10 days the price is likely to exceed $10,000.00 but still quite interesting as they are extremely rare to find!
What is so good about a PS3 TOOL over a PS3 Debug/Test console? Among other things, this unit can dump/debug the PS3 Hypervisor and Kernel... meaning PS3 Devs and hackers would LOVE to get their hands on one!
To quote: This auction is for a PlayStation 3 Development Kit, MSRP $10,250. It has been opened for photographing and that is all. BRAND NEW IN BOX. The console is sold as-is, with all accessories and manuals in English.
The system appears to have two slots for HDD's with HDD's already inserted, along with a Blu-ray slot. All photos are original and if the part you are looking for is not in the description, it is not included.
I will ship in the box that it came in. This thing is incredibly heavy shipping is as you see on the calculator. If you have any questions, feel free to...
261w ago - SCEE president David Reeves has said that there are currently no plans for a PSP 2 console stating: "I go to Tokyo quite a lot and no one has referred to it - I think they have their hands full at the moment." he said.
Reeves also admitted that developers including Sony's internal studios put other consoles before the PlayStation Portable when it comes to making games.
To quote: However, he admitted that despite continually improved hardware and firmware, gaming software has been the device's achilles heel, as developers only have so much time to focus on the variety of competing platforms the current generation has brought with it.
"The PSP is as successful in numbers as PS2 - it tracks its numbers in a cumulative basis," he said.
"Its weakness, however, is its software. And that's because developers, when it comes to placing their bets, have to choose PS3 and 360, then Wii, then DS, maybe even PS2 before PSP. It's the same at our internal studios, where the focus has been on PS3. They've also focused a lot on PS2 as well because we have to get the SingStars out for that format. So PSP games will come - they just take a while longer."
Reeves added that Sony was looking to find new ways that would further stimulate the PSP market, having...
- Convert Portable Network Graphics (.png) to C array in header file (.h), works with GRRLIB 3.0 and libwiisprite
- Convert Images (.gif, .bmp, .jpeg or .jpg) to header file (.h), works with GRRLIB 2.0 or less
- Convert XML (.xml) to C array in header file (.h)
- Convert GRRLIB 2.0 (or less) screenshot (.grr) to Portable Network Graphics (.png)
- Load Wii executables files (.dol) from a computer to a Wii with the Homebrew Channel, IP address must be entered in the Settings
- Compile Makefile to (.dol and .elf), you must have "make" available in your path
You just need to drop a file in the list box. If drag-and-drop is not working (Wine), you could simply right click on the list box to bring the popup menu. From the menu, select Add a File to the List..., in the Open dialog box you could select multiple files.
If you don't want to open the software, just drag-and-drop files on the program icon. This is because the software accepts command line, just type WiiBuilder myfile.png. When the files are...