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Are Sony PlayStation 3 Exclusive Titles Cursed by the Media?

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289w ago - PS3 exclusives have a way of getting dissed by the general public and media before they are given a chance. The more superstitious fanboy might even call it a PS3 curse.

Let's run down the list: Lair became an industry whipping boy filling up YouTube with spastics that flailed SIXAXIS controllers with reckless abandon.

Ninja Theory's gorgeous Heavenly Sword wasn't measured on its own merits, but was held up against the standard that should be reserved for God of War.

Sega's stellar Valkyria Chronicles is seemingly invisible to the majority of mainstream gamers. Resistance 2 hasn't seen the sales a title of its caliber deserves. It's almost as if we've collectively banded together to repeatedly punish Ken Kutargi for his oft-echoed and ill-advised comments of "People will get a second job to buy the PS3." No, Ken. We didn't.

Then Killzone 2 dropped. If the PS3 has ever seen a game changer this is it. Strangely, the PS3 has been having a couple of great weeks. The launch of Yakuza 3 during the first week of March sparked a fury of PS3 console sales across the sea in Japan.

The PS3 outsold all other consoles including the dominant Nintendo handhelds in its home market. Over here, Killzone 2 moved 750,000 units in its opening weekend alone....
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for March 5, 2009

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289w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is back with another weekly Sony PSN update today as follows:

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

It's week four of the "PSN Spring Fever" section of the PlayStation Store, featuring games, trailers, and themes available for download! Headlining this week is Watchmen: The End is Nigh!

Street Fighter Arena Category
In this custom category, we gather all Street Fighter themed items to commemorate the launch of Street Fighter costumes in Home!

Downloadable Games
Watchmen: The End is Nigh ($19.99)
The lines between good and bad have been blurred and crime and terror run rampant in the streets. And now Underboss - in a daring escape - has escaped prison and is ruling with vicious darkness. The city need saviors and only masked vigilantes answer the call. Play the demo and experience Watchmen's unlawful brand of justice as Nite Owl and Rorschach team up to brutally take down the ruthless gangs and street thugs.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.23 GB

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High Velocity Bowling - Bruce ($0.99)
It's time to bowl - High Velocity style! Add Bruce "Flyboy" Fitzpatrick to your High Velocity Bowling roster....
 

Video: Has Sony's PlayStation Home Been Hacked?

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289w ago - It's too early to tell if this is just a bug, glitch, or if someone actually hacked Sony's PlayStation Home server to change the message for all PS3's, however, what is confirmed thus far is that numerous people have experienced the same issue.

That being said, lorello1978 shared a video on YouTube which states the following, via rough translation:

I turned on the PS3, I started Home, I did the upgrade required. Restarted the console, at one point turning in Home in my house, I noticed a terrible slowdown, as to seem a lag of the modem.

Not understanding why and thinking: "I like the fiber optic connection and I have a 320GB inside ... why !?!?"





I open the console window in Home and I go to see the messages and news, to see what improvements have brought the new upgrade...

Then I read these things a little reassuring that you see in the video. Someone knows what happens? I am the only one?
 

Sony: PlayStation 3 is Hard to Develop for on Purpose

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290w ago - Earlier this week, Shaun Himmerick, executive producer for "Wheelman" and employee at Midway, told the hosts of the "[Register or Login to view links]" podcast that developing for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 couldn't be any different.

"The politically incorrect answer is that the PS3 is a huge pain in the ass," Himmerick told the hosts.

"Anyone making a game, if you're going to make it for both, just lead on the PS3 because if it works on the PS3, it'll work on 360," he said. "We had to play catch-up on the PS3 because of the memory constraints and how it renders; how it processes is just different. And it's harder on the PS3," Himmerick continued.

A slew of well-known developers have spoken out against Sony's high-power console.

Valve's Gabe Newell said in 2007 -long before Sony's decline started- that the PlayStation 3 is a "waste of everyone's time." He went on to tell Edge Magazine that "investing in the Cell... gives you no long-term benefits. There's nothing there that you're going to apply to anything else. You're not going to gain anything except a hatred of the architecture they've created. I don't think it's a good solution."

A [Register or Login to view links] in the Dr....
 

Five Games That Need to Come to Sony's PlayStation Portable

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290w ago - With the announcement of some stellar titles arriving on the PSP this year, it would appear that owners of the device finally have a good reason to charge it up again and book a long train journey.

With the idea of creating a cutesy LBP level during rush hour headaches-ville and ripping through Motorstorm's snowy, mountainous terrain while sitting on the toilet firmly processed in our brains, it seems only fitting that we discuss which games should also be brought to the device.

1. Dead Space

Having just been revealed as an upcoming release for the Nintendo Wii, Dead Space is clearly a franchise that EA are taking very seriously. Its blend of horror and action was well received when it was originally released for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2008. The sound was also remarkably well implemented, helping it to be one of the most talked about games of the year.

Its eerie music, snarling monsters lurking around every corner and random spaceship noise had me on the edge of my seat. It would be very interesting to see how the game's intensity could be scaled down for the handheld, while it would represent a superb opportunity to push the PSP's sound capabilities to the limit.

2. Bioshock

As far as I'm aware, FPS games on the PSP haven't...
 
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