290w ago - SCEA announced today a line up of software titles set to launch over the remainder of 2008 and early 2009 exclusively for PS3, PSP, and PSN.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced a line up of highly-anticipated software titles set to launch over the remainder of 2008 and early 2009 exclusively for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system, PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, and PLAYSTATION(R)Network.
A mix of original concepts as well as franchise mainstays, the upcoming list of software includes more than 15 games across all PlayStation(R) platforms. The robust line up demonstrates the depth of content coming to PlayStation, and further emphasizes SCEA's commitment to providing the widest range of gaming options to consumers.
"For the second half of 2008 and beyond, we will see a spectacular line up of triple-A titles and original gaming content that will satisfy PlayStation fans across the board," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president, product marketing, SCEA. "Highly anticipated games such as Resistance 2(TM), LittleBigPlanet(TM), and Killzone(TM) 2, along with original content such as SIREN: Blood Curse and PixelJunk(TM) Eden, demonstrate SCEA's passion to lead the market by continuing to deliver unique gaming...
290w ago - Unfortunate Internet leaks may have reduced the wow factor, but Microsoft Game Studios has finally revealed its list of big-hitting 360 software releases from now until the end of the year.
The platform holder is set to confirm the list at its product showcase in San Francisco later today.
Epic's Gears of War 2 will be introduced at the show first, with MS confirming that today's showcase event will see the studio's Cliff Bleszinski "demonstrate dramatic new gameplay elements and stunning visual effects in a campaign sequence from early in the game". The title is due for a Holiday (Christmas) release.
Rare-developed Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise will also be shown off, and is scheduled for a September release.
For the first time, players will be able to collaborate together on a garden through a rich co-op experience, connect and play with others online via Xbox Live as well as instantly introduce new piñata species to their garden through an innovative new feature utilizing the Xbox Live Vision Camera.
And the game of the moment, Rare's Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts - which has been at the centre of a raft of leaked internet stories this week - is pencilled in for a November release, according to Microsoft.
315w ago - If you want to customize your Playstation 3 menu, then here's a news that should interest you. Sbcroix just released the 1.5 version of the PS3 Theme Builder, a software that allows you to create PS3 Themes using a very simple GUI (= Graphical User Interface)
- Multiple bug fixes.
- Application now checks for updates on startup
316w ago - Video game consoles, which are increasingly being used to surf the Internet, aren't generally equipped with antivirus protection like PCs.
Security vendor Trend Micro Inc. thinks they should be, though. It has launched software for Sony's Playstation 3 that promises to block malicious Web pages and those dealing in sex, drugs and violence.
The company bills the software as the first of its kind for a home gaming system. It was released earlier this month as part of a PS3 upgrade and will be free until April.
Some industry experts wonder whether consumers will leap for the technology the way they snap up security products for the more vulnerable PC and whether protection for video game consoles is really necessary.
"I think the jury's still out," said Daniel Ives, an analyst at Friedman Billings Ramsey. "Over the coming years, as the console becomes more common in terms of Web browsing, that's when you can really try to gauge what type of opportunity it is for the antivirus vendors."
Tokyo-based Trend Micro's software applies the company's technologies for identifying Web sites that host malicious code and those that serve as launch pads for scams to steal passwords, financial data and other personal information.
The company says video game players are increasingly...