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No PS3 Demo For Unreal Tournament 3

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354w ago - PC users can look forward to a three level multiplayer beta demo (which will include bot support) for Epic Games' upcoming sci-fi shooter Unreal Tournament 3. PS3 owners won't be so lucky, however. During a press event today at Epic's offices in Cary, North Carolina, Epic VP Mark Rein confirmed that they have no plans to offer a PS3 demo of the game. The reason is that Epic is concentrating on finishing the full PS3 version of the game, which like all PS3 games requires a certification from Sony before going gold.

Since demos for the PS3 also require a certification from Sony, Rein told us that it would take too much time from finishing the full game to also create a demo that would also need Sony's stamp of approval. Look for some hands-on impressions of both Unreal Tournament 3 and the PC port of Gears of War later this week.
 

SingStar PS3 Release Date Rescinded

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354w ago - SCEA won't even confirm a 2007 release date.

UPDATE: SCEA has confirmed the news to 1UP and refused to specify a new release date, even one within a "end of 2007" timeframe. Here's their official comment:

"In an effort to provide consumers with the most robust experience on the PlayStation 3, and access to a diverse catalog of downloadable content, the date of SingStar PS3 has been pushed back. We hope to have a new launch date confirmed in the near future. With a strong lineup currently available for the PS2 including SingStar Rocks, SingStar Pop, SingStar '80s, SingStar Amped and the limited edition SingStar Pop Ceramic White PlayStation 2 bundle, the franchise will continue to provide fun for the entire family this holiday season."
ORIGINAL STORY: The November 13 release date assigned to SingStar for PlayStation 3 in August may no longer be valid, as Sony confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that the game needs additional testing and does not have a current release date.

"We want to ensure that consumers have the best possible experience when playing SingStar on PlayStation 3," said a Sony spokesperson to the website. "We are therefore taking extra time to test the downloadable content and community features of SingStar to ensure that it is as rich, simple and accessible...
 

PSP PimpStreamer v1.0 BETA released!

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354w ago - DickyDick1969 has updated his popular media player for PSP today, and according to the author it's been tested on CFW 3.52 M33-4.

Download: PSP PimpStreamer v1.0 BETA [Right-click, Save As]

Changes:

-not based on pmp_mod, uses mp3 hardware decoding and plain software decoding (no me.prx needed)
-completely from ground up
-color info not right yet, need to implement yuv->rgb
-fully graphical
-a beta, not all functions yet ported
-when in movie no stopping yet (test with small movies)
-sound still skippy

Note: put in PSP/GAME folder (not GAME150)
 

Seven downloadable games from SCEA in 2008

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354w ago - GamesIndustry.biz has learned that Sony Computer Entertainment America is developing at least seven new PlayStation Portable games for download via the PlayStation Store.

The service - currently only available to PlayStation 3 users - is due to launch for the PSP and PC next year and will offer users an alternative portfolio of titles to those currently available on UMD game discs.

Sony will offer multiple content to PSP users via the PlayStation Store, including original games, classic PSone titles, demos for UMD-based and downloadable games, additional content for released games and TV content such as trailers, behind-the-scenes clips and interviews.

A source close to SCEA has revealed that three action games, two music-based games, one racing title and a shooting game are being developed internally.

Downloadable games for the handheld will be between one half and one third of the size of the average UMD title, offering between two and ten hours of gameplay.

Sony is currently courting third-party PSP publishers for the PlayStation Store, which offers a better return on investment for the publisher and format holder as it completely cuts out retail partners.

As well as the new PSP titles in development, SCEA will also be offering 13 classic PSone...
 

New pictures of PS3 40GB SKU surface

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354w ago - Here we have some new pictures of the PS3 40GB SKU being un-packed. Some things to look out for are the emphasized 'warning' that the system is not backwards compatible with PS2 titles and the two USB ports.
 
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