Site News: PS3 News Quick Style Chooser Added, Seeking Logo

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131w ago - This is just a quick PSA that we have now completed work integrating the PS3 News Quick Style Chooser into our Forums, Portal and 17 Subdomains hosted here which allows you to change the colors based on your preferences while browsing the site each day.

It can be found in the bottom left corner of each page here, and we will continue adding Styles to it frequently.

If anyone wishes to take a screenshot like HeyManHRU did HERE and fill in the colors you'd like to see we will do our best to add a Style under your UserName to pick from as time permits!

Finally, we are still offering $100 US for a new Site Logo... so far we have had a lot of GREAT design ideas in the ongoing thread with the criteria outlined below:

  • The logo should look decent with a transparent background, or able to be made that way upon being selected (most are).
  • The logo design should be unique so that when seen the first thing that comes to a viewer's mind is our site, not "Sony" or "PlayStation 3" so try to avoid using pics of the PS3 itself or...

 

Sony Announces PlayStation is Seeking a Few Good PS3 Gamers

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135w ago - Sony VP of Product Marketing Scott Steinberg has announced today that PlayStation is seeking a few good PS3 gamers!

To quote: We work day-in and day-out here at PlayStation to ensure that you never run out of reasons to be a proud PlayStation fan.

It's our way of saying "Thank you" to the millions of you around the world who demonstrate your passion and dedication to PlayStation on a daily basis.

However, sometimes a simple thank you just isn't enough to truly show our gratitude and that's why we're ready to take things one step further.

I'm joining you today to announce that we're looking for a few good gamers to help us with a special assignment related to our new Long Live Play campaign (yes, we are intentionally being Chimera-like stealthy to pique your curiosity).

I'm talking die-hard members of our PlayStation Nation from all over who are ready and willing to proudly wave the PlayStation flag for all to see. If you think you're the ultimate PlayStation gamer, then we want to hear from you!

Send me an email at playstationgamer@playstation.sony.com by 10:00AM PT on Tuesday, 9/20/11 with the following:

• 30 words or less (yes we'll be counting), telling us why you are the ultimate PlayStation gamer.
• Then...
 

Contest: Sony is Seeking Artists Inspired By Flower PSN Game

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205w ago - Today Associate Producer Randall Lowe from Sony's Santa Monica Studio has announced a contest for artists inspired by the PSN game Flower, as follows:

For this contest, we want to see how Flower impacted you. Create a piece of art that was either inspired by Flower, or has to do with the emotions and/or nature that you think Flower depicts.

You can flex your skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D software, or any other imaging software. You can even make something physical, like a painting, mixed media, or sculpture, and snap a photo of it as your submission.

This is your opportunity to be a part of the Flower community. If you didn't have a story to submit in the previous contest, then take this chance to participate. Express yourself in a way that reflects thatgamecompany's expression through Flower.

The only requirements are that the submission be 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall, that it be your original creation, and that it be related to Flower as described above.

To help inspire you, check out some of the amazing concept art thatgamecompany created in the development of the game.

You have plenty of time to be creative and enter your submission because this contest will run from today, May 12th through May 26th, 2010. Thatgamecompany...
 

PS3 Devs Seeking Dead Blu-ray Drive From Firmware 3.0 Update

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235w ago - Recently Sony became involved in a class action suit over PS3 Firmware 3.0 issues.

The PS3 Devs are currently seeking someone to donate (or sell, if necessary) a PS3 Blu-ray drive that is confirmed to be dead from the v3.00 Firmware Update that Sony recently pulled.

It would also help if those who can't offer their dead drives could reply with their drive details.

For example, what type of PS3 console (CExxx number off the back) and what PS3 Firmware version that it had when it worked, and what the unit was updated to when it failed.

Note: Please be certain that the unit is v3.00 as it will be no help at all if after being found dead the drive was updated to v3.01 in attempt to fix it. Reply below if you can help us out- Thanks!
 

Project: Resident PS3 Devs Are Seeking a Talented Coder

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249w ago - I'm here now to announce that we (the resident PS3 Devs), are currently looking for a talented coder!

What we are expecting from you:

Requirements:

• Very good / strong C / C++ knowledge (preferably commandline tools!)
• Ability to work yourself into (and setup) SDKs, Toolchains, etc.
• Ability to code tools, that help us to reconstruct our reverse engineered progress / information we gained (like the ECC recalculator by NDT / RPS)
• English skills
• Some time

A BIG plus! (but not required):

• worked on consoles before (preferably playstation series!)
• expierence / worked with shaders!

A plus (but not required):

• ASM skills
• Debugging skills
• Cell B.E. skills
• Worked with IBMs Cell SDK
• (Not development wise) Other languages (tell us which one you can speak!)

What you can gain from this (if requirements match):

• 0$ / month !!!
• directly joining the crew as a PS3 Dev!
• get latest information from deeper inside (non-public infos)
• work with some cool dudes :P
• if you look at the requirements, you should see where this is going and what goodies you can expect
 







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