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Video: Solar v4.0 PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver Update Arrives

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128w ago - Following up on the previous update, today I have released version 4.0 of my Solar PS3 homebrew 3D screensaver alongside a video of it in action below.

To quote: Hi guys, here's Solar v4.0. Lots of graphical work went onto this release, including user input... moving the planets and such, plus a lot of other stuff, check the change-log to see all the new additions, and as always I hope you enjoy. caw!

Solar v4.0 Changelog:

  • Added user input "now planets can be moved/rotated/zoomed" Check Help screen for pads usage!
  • Rotation in any axis 360 degrees, all screens. Zoom and X/Y movement on screen# 1 only.
  • Added Volume Slider.
  • Minor Volume adjustment.
  • Minor Seek adjustment.
  • Replaced and created a new User Interface.
  • Added dual time & date Clocks.
  • Added fade effects.
  • Added new Help screen "press X".
  • Replace & Improved Exit Dialog.
  • Added atmosphere to some planets. "WIP"
  • Added Higher resolution textures.
  • Increased Particles count.
  • Added comet tails, "grow with speed"
  • Added new Sound Effects and event triggered...

 

Video: Sony Introduces The Tester 3 Premiere - Episode 1

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128w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has introduced The Tester 3 Premiere Episode 1 today for fans with the video available below.

To quote: The time has finally come: it's premiere day for The Tester 3!

We hope you've enjoyed getting an inside look at this exciting season: we've introduced our diverse group of contestants, panelists, and special guests, provided a sneak peek at the first episode, and gone behind the scenes at  the future workplace of the season 3 winner.

To celebrate the start of season 3, we've brought our past two winners of The Tester here to the PlayStation.Blog to talk about their experiences. Both season 1 winner Will Powers (Cyrus) and season 2 winner Matthew Brown (Gaymer) have gone on from their experience on The Tester to full-time careers at Sony. We spoke to both of them recently, and below, they've given us their thoughts on being a part of the show, and where it has taken them.

Here's a look at the first minutes of the season premiere of The Tester 3:





Will Powers, Associate PR Generalist, SCEA

Because of the nature of The Tester, upon winning I was exposed to various media interview requests, all of which had to be...
 

Sony PS Vita 1.6 Firmware Update with Video, Map & Mac Support

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128w ago - Following up on their previous update, today Sony has announced that the PS Vita 1.6 Firmware / System Software update is slated to arrive this Wednesday and will include Video, Map and Mac support.

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To quote via Andriasang.com (linked above): "Sony will be giving PlayStation Vita its first major firmware update on February 8. The system's version 1.6 update adds two major features.

Your Home screen will now have a Map app. Open this up, and you'll be able to see your positional information on a map. The map can be viewed with satellite imagery turned on and off. You can also search for walking and driving directions and view details about your current location.

The system's photo app will be updated with the ability to take videos. The app is currently limited to static photos. As a smaller change, the Home button will now flash blue when you have the Vita hooked up to power.

Separate from the system's firmware, Sony will release a MAC OS version of its Content Management Assistant...
 

Video: Army Corps of Hell for PS Vita: A Taste of Multiplayer

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128w ago - Square Enix Community Manager Robert Peeler has posted up a video today spotlighting the multiplayer aspects of Army Corps of Hell for PlayStation Vita below.

To quote: It's not too often you see a game from Square Enix employ the use of death metal guitar, screamo vocals, and copious amounts of blood.

Army Corps of Hell brings a new level of action to PS Vita. After being defeated in battle, the King of Hell is burned down to a meager corpse, stripped of his powers, and banished from his throne.

He uses the last of his strength to take command of a legion of weak-minded yet bloodthirsty goblins to reclaim his throne.

To annihilate the demons of Hell, you'll control an army of up to 100 goblin soldiers with unique classes and abilities. In true [Register or Login to view links] fashion, a new synthesis system lets you combine materials dropped by fallen foes to create new equipment for your troops.

Customized equipment can change your goblin soldiers' looks and upgrade the abilities. We're making use of the various features of the PlayStation Vita and we've implemented ad-hoc multiplayer.





Check out the latest trailer above, which shows brutal ad-hoc (local...
 

Video: Sony Goes Inside PlayStation Vita: Social Connectivity

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128w ago - Sony Manager James Gallagher has shared some video footage today looking inside PS Vita at the Social Connectivity aspect of their new PlayStation Vita handheld console.

To quote: In this latest video in the Inside PS Vita series, we speak to the developers behind such games as Reality Fighters and WipEout 2048 to see how the system's social features, including Party, Near and LiveArea, will change the way we play together.

We'll have the next episode of Inside PS Vita, explaining how Cross Play between PS3 and PS Vita works later this week.

Those interested can check out the video footage below- Enjoy!




 
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