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Sony Ziris Canvas Uses PlayStation 3 Power

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275w ago - At last week's Screen Expo, Sony has presented the latest application of its digital software Ziris Canvas which incorporates the PS3.

Ziris can display content on HD screens using any layout size, shape and orientation and the spatial configuration can vary immensely.

To quote: The Cell Processor power within the PS3 gives Ziris Canvas stability and high image quality.

Josh Honda, digital signage solutions senior manager, Sony Professional, said: "The product is a great example of using a Sony consumer technology, PS3, in a serious business application, to create stable performance and outstanding computing power."

Whilst users are free to create their own layouts the system does come with pre-configured designs. Customers are also able to create targeted playlist schedules for playout using Ziris Create, enabling adaptation of content dependent on changing situations thus increasing relevancy to the audience.
 

Speculation: GOH's E3 2009 Sony PlayStation Predictions

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275w ago - Last week we read IGN AU 's E3 2009 predictions, and today Game Of Honor has shared their predictions, as follows:

The Electronic Entertainment Expo known as "E3" returns this June to its roots, set to take place in Los Angeles, California. Game Of Honor has listed what they expect at this year's expo...

New 20GB Silver PlayStation 3 Announcement

We expect Sony has been working hard on a new PlayStation 3 with a new model number and less memory, especially since Sony is releasing a silver PS3 controller in the US.

No PlayStation 3 Price Cut Announcement

Sony will announce a new PlayStation 3 model this year, and we believe it will be cheaper since its value will be reduced. It only makes sense, considering Sony is finding ways to make the console cheaper to manufacture. So that pretty much kills the rumors on any price cut announcements.

Semi-Announcement (Non Conference)

• Square Enix's next MMO unveiling at E3 2009
• Hideo Kojima unveiling Zone Of The Enders 3 at E3 2009
• TEAM ICO...
 

Top Seven Reasons Why Sony's PlayStation Home Will Succeed

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275w ago - When Home first opened to the public late last year, the public reaction was skeptical and negative. There really wasn't much to do beyond customizing your character and walking around. It seemed like nothing more than a glorified chat system.

As the excitement around Second Life collapsed and Google cancelled their 3D avatar project "Lively", people questioned whether there really was a need or purpose to these 3D avatar systems at all.

Now, Home's core feature set has improved, there are more spaces to explore, much more elaborate mini-games, and Xi is arguably the first piece of "destination content" that is really good enough to pull people to the system.

However, Home is still very much an unfinished work in progress with most of its potential unrealized, but it's fleshed out enough where you can play it and easily understand where they are headed.

Here are the top seven reasons that PlayStation Home will eventually be a success:

Disney World Epcot Style Entertainment Advertising

PlayStation Home aims to host lots of corporate sponsored virtual spaces like Disney World's Epcot Center hosts corporate sponsored pavilions. TV and print ads are becoming less and less effective, yet companies still need to show their products to...
 

Video: Patapon 2 Hero for Sony's PlayStation Portable

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276w ago - SCEA Associate Producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda shared the following this weekend via PlayStation Blog:

One of the new great features of Patapon 2 is the great masked warrior Hero Patapon.

Hero Patapon is a mythical creature (like a yeti, but cuter and real-er), with magical powers and a heart of gold. His fighting skills are second to none and it's rumored that he beat Chuck Norris in a staring contest (with one eye!).

True this: he is the most powerful Patapon in the WORLD!

So your question is: how do you tap into this awesomeness and channel his amazing-ness into complete Karmen oblivion? Well friends, I have two syllables for you: fe-ver.





That's right, Fever Mode, the magic point in time when your rhythmic prowess sets the Patapons into a frenzy is also the time when Hero Patapons special abilities come to shine. So here is how it will work: lets say you are headed down a jungle, spear in hand chanting Pata-Pata-Pata-Pon (march command) to you heart's delight...and then you see a Kachidonga in the distance...and you strike Pon-Pon-Pata-Pon (attack command).

Under normal conditions, this would set of a hail of spears and arrows from your troops, and if you are in Fever Mode, the hail would blacken...
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for April 9, 2009

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276w ago - Today PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has graced us (pun intended) with another PSN update, as follows:

Hi everyone. It's time again for the weekly PlayStation Store update.

Congrats to NCAA Basketball Champ University of North Carolina! For all you UNC fans out there, be sure to check out the NCAA National Champions University of North Carolina Premium Theme for both PS3 and PSP!

PULSE
PULSE 4/9 Edition (free)
Join host Christina Lee for PULSE presented by the PlayStation Network. This edition features a look at brand new titles Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic, FLOCK and Puzzle Quest: Galactrix. New video arrivals include Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey, and Comedy Central's new series, Krod Mandoon. We also have a preview of Qore Episode 11 hosted by Veronica Belmont, available free from the PlayStation Store.
File size: 235 MB (HD) 390 MB (1080)

Downloadable Games
Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic ($9.99)
All the puppets were kung fu fighting! Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic is a unique party fighting game featuring hilarious, customizable kung fu puppets that deliver a sharp jab to the funny bone!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 623 MB

FLOCK ($14.99)
Protect your cornfields and lock...
 
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