260w ago - Courtesy of Harmonix Developer HMXHenry via their site linked above:
Press Release: MTV Games, Harmonix and Electronic Arts Ship Rock Band¬® 2 For Wii™ and PlayStation¬®2 System Nationwide December 18, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, MA - December 12, 2008 - Harmonix, the world's premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that Rock Band¬® 2 for the Wii™ home videogame console from Nintendo and PlayStation¬®2 computer entertainment system will ship to stores nationwide December 18, 2008.
Rock Band 2 Shipping and Pricing Information:
December 18, 2008 (Available in stores 5-7 days after the ship date)
* Rock Band 2 Standalone Software (Wii) $49.99 MSRP
* Rock Band 2 Standalone Software (PlayStation 2 System) $49.99 MSRP
* Rock Band 2 Standalone Drums (Wii) $89.99 MSRP
* Rock Band 2 Standalone Guitar (Wii) $69.99 MSRP
* Rock Band 2 Special Edition Bundle (Wii) $189.99 MSRP
* Rock Band 2 Standalone Instruments for PS2 / PS3 systems are already available.
Rock Band 2 for the Wii system, developed by Pi Studios under the direction of Harmonix, will be fully featured with online...
261w ago - Just under a week ago this rumor surfaced, and today Sony Computer Entertainment of America's senior marketing manager John Kohler stated that the company is indeed interested in providing downloadable PlayStation 2 titles on the PlayStation 3 console.
He also went on to reiterate that using a larger 3rd-party hard drive on the PS3 is encouraged, and will not void the warranty in the interview as follows:
Let's talk more about that. I'd love to download my favorite PS2 games onto my PS3's hard drive so I don't have to worry about finding the discs. Will Sony ever provide downloadable PS2 games to play on the PS3?
We're still sorting through that. We're absolutely interested, but there are some technical hurdles there that we have to overcome first. But this is something that we're absolutely interested in. You make good points, there are a lot of people who would be interested in playing the strongest PS2 games on their PS3. Nothing's imminent on that, but it's something we are interested in as well.
With the release of the 160GB PlayStation 3 bundle, is storage space becoming less of an issue for the PS3? I recently installed a 500GB drive in my PS3 and I couldn't...
262w ago - For the time being this is simply a rumor, however, French site JV247.com (linked above) is reporting that a game publisher told them Sony was planning to add PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility in a recent PlayStation 3 Firmware Update... but pulled it at the last minute.
They continue to mention that it may be added in a future update, and that we may see PlayStation 2 games on the PlayStation Store.
Adding fuel to the rumor is news that the original Medal of Honor and the ESRB-rated PlayStation 2 game "Rayman 2: Revolution" are slated for the PlayStation 3, which usually means they're going to pop up on the PlayStation Store at some point in the future.
As always, more details to come as they are available!
262w ago - The US Producer of SingStar, Aaron Orsak, shared the following via PS Blog today:
With SingStar ABBA hitting the shelves today for PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2, we wanted to share with you some new SingStar updates.
We've been listening to your feedback over the last few months and wanted to let you know that we will be adding 60+ songs to the North American SingStore over the next few months.
We'll be sure to keep you all posted as we begin rolling out new songs to the SingStore. In the meantime, here's a highlight of songs to appear in the coming weeks:
• UB40 - 'Red Red Wine'
• Billy Joel - 'We Didn't Start the Fire'
• Chumbawamba- 'Tubthumping'
• David Bowie- 'Let's Dance'
• Pink - 'Get the Party Started'
• Queen- 'The Show Must Go On'
• New Order- 'Blue Monday 88′
• Men at Work - 'Down Under'
• Starship - 'We Built This City'
Just in time for the holidays we will also be releasing a Christmas song pack to the SingStore in mid-December featuring popular Christmas carols from top artists such as Toni Braxton, Celine Dion and Paul McCartney. The pack will be available for $6.99 and will include the following tracks:
267w ago - Today Sony's semi-official blog Three Speech has made available SCEE's release dates for all of the first-party PlayStation 3 and PSP titles coming next month in Europe.
To quote: Wondering how to fill up a cold November? Not any more - you've got gaming to do! There's a glut of great first-party games coming out on PS3, PS2 and PSP over the next month. We've got the release schedule right here - and the first game is out today...
Buzz Quiz TV Special Edition - October 31st
LittleBigPlanet - November 5th
MotorStorm Pacific Rift - November 7th
SingStar Volume 3 - November 14th
SingStar ABBA - November 14th
Resistance 2 - November 28th
SingStar Singalong with Disney - November 7th
SingStar ABBA - November 14th
EyeToy Play PomPom Party - November 14th
EyeToy Play Hero - November 14th
LocoRoco 2 - November 21st (TBC)
Buzz Brainbender - November 28th (TBC)