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Huxley Release Slides Back

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334w ago - Webzen has confirmed to IGN that the Xbox 360 version of the long awaited MMOFPS, Huxley, is roughly six months behind the PC SKU.

With localization of the Korean-developed game on PC expected to take around six months and the game due out overseas in the first half of this year, that puts the Xbox 360 release squarely in 2009.

For now, enjoy a newly-released trailer for Huxley featuring some exciting gameplay elements, and stay tuned to PS3News for more Huxley news as it happens.



 

Sony/Ready at Dawn's God of War: Chains of Olympus

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334w ago - This week's edition of the regular Critical Reception column examines online reaction to God of War: Chains of Olympus, a PSP-exclusive prequel that "hit[s] the mark on every level of production," according to critics.

After seeing its 2005 debut on the PlayStation 2, Sony's God of War won critical acclaim both for its solid action-based gameplay and for its attention to visual and audio production. Boasting a strong narrative atypical of its fellow hack-and-slashers, God of War pushed the expected limits of its platform, and its presentation quality and polished gameplay resulted in an experience that is widely regarded as one of the best of its kind on the PlayStation 2.

God of War II was released last year to similar acclaim, and the recently released series prequel God of War: Chains of Olympus has been credited with challenging the PlayStation Portable's hardware as much as its predecessors did with the PS2. Chains of Olympus currently averages a score of 94 out of 100 at Metacritic.com.

Matt Leone at 1UP.com gives God of War: Chains of Olympus a rating of A, praising developer Ready At Dawn's aptitude at translating console hits to portables. "With Chains of Olympus, Ready At Dawn has cemented its reputation as a master mimic," he says. "In 2006, the studio reenergized the Jak and Daxter...
 

LightMP3 v2.0.0 Alpha 4 for PSP out now!

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334w ago - Sakya has issued an update to LightMP3, a lightweight audio player for the PSP. In addition to the usual bug fixes, Alpha 4 features shuffle and repeat playback modes, support for the PSP's remote control peripheral, and an increased playlist limit - up to 3000 entries can now be saved per playlist.

The complete changelog is detailed below.

Download: LightMP3 v2.0.0 Alpha 4 for PSP

Changelog:

* Playlist limit raised to 3000 tracks
* Added support for remote control (untested, my remote is broken)
* Fixed many crashes caused by ID3v2 tag reading (mostly cover art)
* Added support for png file for ID3v2's cover art
* In the Media Library you can now enter a selection, play it or add it to the current playlist (please refer to the README for controls)
* Fixed Shuffle
* Added Shuffle/Repeat play mode
* Faster opening of MP3 file.
 

PSP Alternative VSHMenu v4.1 Plug-In released!

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334w ago - Red Squirrel made a minor update to his Alternative VSHMenu plug-in for PSP, which adds additional functions to the XMB configuration menu already included in M33's Custom Firmware series.

Version 4.1 features a tool that allows users to directly flash plugins to their PSP's flash memory. Other changes include additional languages, namely German, Italian and French.

Download: PSP Alternative VSHMenu v4.1 Plug-In

As always, make sure to refer to the included readme file for installation and usage instructions.

Note: If you have a PSP Slim, you must to rename pspbtjnf_02g.bin, pspbtlnf_02g.bin and pspbtknf_02g.bin in pspbtjnf.bin, pspbtlnf.bin and pspbtknf.bin and then follow the guide inserted in Patch2Flash folder.

At the end rename patched file (pspbtjnf.bin, pspbtlnf.bin and pspbtknf.bin) in pspbtjnf_02g.bin, pspbtlnf_02g.bin and pspbtknf_02g.bin and overwrite the existings in Flash0.
 

US Air Force Wants 300 40gb PS3s

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334w ago - It looks like the United States Air Force needs some heavy research machinery at a low cost. Who do they turn to? The PlayStation 3, 300 of them to be exact.

The Air Force Research Laboratory is conducting a technology assessment of certain cell processors.

The processors in the Sony PlayStation 3 are the only brand on the market that utilizes the specific cell processor characteristics needed for this program at an acceptable cost.

At this moment it is only a Request for Proposal, in which sellers will provide price quotes to the Air Force.
 
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