300w ago - Bandai Namco Games announced today a free update adds new modes and gameplay fixes for the Japanese version of Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection Online. It includes Dual Shock 3 rumble support and a Pickup Match Mode.
Japanese owners will get the update when they start up the game on March 18th at 1pm, there are no details of an international version yet, but is expected around the same time.
Here's a list of major changes:
* Pickup Match Mode: a mode where you continually face off in one-on-one matches without having to got through a matching room. You can set conditions to search for an opponent, then battle the same opponent repeatedly, or have the computer search for new opponents following each match.
* Dual Shock 3 rumble support
* You can now create and display names for rooms
* Adjustments to allotment of points when winning and losing battles
* "Flag" option added to room creation and searching, allowing you to create and search for rooms that have been flagged with specific conditions
* Players who are waiting for their turn to fight will be alerted via sound effects and rumble when the time has come.
* When Rank Match has been set to off, your win/loss is no longer recorded and you do not earn battle points.
301w ago - Sony's UK boss Ray Maguire recently mentioned that in-game communication would be introduced to the PS3 this summer.
Daniel Dawkins, editor of PSM3 Magazine, has since said that this will bring the PS3 up to parity with X-Xox Live but that the key difference is that it's free.
To quote: TechRadar spoke with Daniel Dawkins, editor of PSM3 Magazine, this morning who told us: "This brings the PS3 up to parity with Xbox Live, the key difference being that it's free".
Dawkins added: "Sony is working its best to respond to what gamers want. The amount of evolution in terms of the firmware updates over the last year has been phenomenal."
TechRadar also spoke with Sony Computer Entertainment reps this morning. They informed us that they were currently not making any official announcements or issuing any further information on exactly how in-game comms on PS3 are set to be improved.
315w ago - Wal-Mart online is currently doing a one day special. If you purchase the new $399 PS3 then you can also get a free game of your choice (includes all the latest high profile ones) as well as a free official Blu-ray remote control!
The games you can pick from are Lair, NBA 08, Warhawk, MotorStorm, Heavenly Sword, Resistance, Uncharted, Formula One Championship Edition, and Ratchet & Clank.
You can also pick the 80GB PS3 that includes MotorStorm.