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Novastrike Hits Tomorrow, First Self-Published PSN Title

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328w ago - Tiki Games development director Kevin McCann has announced that PS3 title Novastrike will hit the PSN tomorrow.

Described as a top-down arcade style shooter, Novastrike will be the first "self-published" title on PSN. Players combat a fighter ship known as Scythe, shooting down a variety of airborne enemies such as aces, kamikazes, bombers. As with most arcade shoot 'em ups, there are number of selectable weapons - 9 in total - each with three upgrade tiers.

Novastrike will be priced at $9.99 when it hits tomorrow alongside Thursday's PSN update.. video below!




 

The Bourne Conspiracy has Mandatory 5GB HDD Install

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328w ago - The box of The Bourne Conspiracy PS3 box states that the game requires a 5GB install.

Is anyone else starting to run low on space?

To quote: When will it all end? PS3 hard drives are gonna be full everywhere soon. Sure you can upgrade your hard drive, but do developers need to make 5GB installs all the time?

The latest to share the hard drive is The Bourne Conspiracy, which shipped to retailers today from Sierra.

You would figure with the amount of complaining going on about installs that developers would cut it back a bit. I guess not.
 

Rumor: Electronic Arts cancels Red Alert 3 for PS3?

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328w ago - According to a Gamestop source, the PS3 version of Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 has been removed from EA's upcoming release list.

This has led to rumors that the game has been cancelled or delayed.

A recent Press release announcing that Gina Carano will be starring as Natasha in Red Alert 3 only said the game would be coming to PC and Xbox 360 this holiday season.
 

Rumor: 40GB PS3 Backwards Compatibility via Firmware Update?

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328w ago - According to the German site linked above, a contact has revealed that the 40GB PS3 will soon be able to achieve backwards compatibility (in October).

It will do so through the use of 100% software emulation which will come by way of a new Firmware update. However, for the time being we'll label this as only a rumor.

To quote: In a discussion between us and Sony an import merchant from the USA, which import to Germany, we experienced that the 40GB is to become downward compatible variant of the PS3 in October PS2 plays. The whole is to go via firmware an update of.

Thus our contact man added joking that he had get rid now immediately all 60GB of models, which he has still on supply, since they would suffer a noticeable depreciation after publication of the firmware. This sounds quite plausible, since many seize to around some more expensive 60GB model only due to the downward compatibility, which with same functionality of the 40GB of model then would become void.

On the question, how this from technical side will look, us it was insured that this was to take place "to 100% by means of software emulation". According to the dealer is planned the firmware for October, to one hundred per cent it cannot assure this however.

We can likewise no warranty for the correctness...
 

BioShock for PS3 needs help from a Mysterious Third Party

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328w ago - The folks at the Official PlayStation blog have revealed that a studio other than 2K are working on the PS3 version of BioShock.

Because this is the first title from the respective studios, they have sought the help of another development partner with 'outstanding PS3 specific coding chops' to help out with the project.

They did not mention the studio, but said they will look forward to revealing the name in the future.
 
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