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Video: First L.A. Noire PlayStation 3 Game Trailer Arrives

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193w ago - ANZ Content Services Manager Nino Kalogeropoulos has unveiled the first L.A. Noire PlayStation 3 video game trailer today for fans!

To quote: Rockstar Games today released the highly anticipated first trailer for L.A. Noire, coming to PlayStation 3 in 2011, and it looks to be an absolute 'stunner'.

Developed by Team Bondi, a new Australian based studio founded by Brendan McNamara of The Getaway, in conjunction with Rockstar Games, L.A. Noire is a dark and violent detective thriller set against the backdrop of Los Angeles in the post-war years of the late 1940s, the most corrupt and violent period in the city's history.

One look at the trailer and it becomes quickly apparent why this game has been so long in development. Movie-quality voice acting and dialogue is combined with what can only be described as some of the most realistic in-game visuals yet seen in a console game (certainly as far as character animation goes).





Based on groundbreaking performance capture technology that goes beyond traditional methods to render every subtlety and nuance of an actor's facial expressions and emotions, L.A. Noire is the first game to truly explore what it means to be a detective, offering players the opportunity to solve crimes...
 

Video: The 3rd Birthday - PSP Action RPG TGS Trailer Arrives

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194w ago - Square Enix Brand Manager Rob Rutter has made available a TGS video trailer today showcasing the upcoming PSP Action RPG title The 3rd Birthday.

To quote: The 3rd Birthday is our upcoming PSP Action RPG title featuring the return of Aya Brea, heroine of the Parasite Eve series.

If you've not heard about it before, check out the latest trailer below which reveals more about the storyline and the Overdive system.

This trailer was shown behind closed doors at Tokyo Game Show, but here it is newly released in English.

We'll have more news on The 3rd Birthday to share soon with you, as well as a release date, but for now if you want to find out more info you can visit the game's Web site at [Register or Login to view links], or follow it on [Register or Login to view links].




 

PlayStation Home 1.4 Update Arrives: Voice Chat, Groups & More!

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194w ago - A few days ago PlayStation Home Client Update version 1.4 was first announced, complete with a changelog and features, and today SCEE's Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has shared some last-minute launch details, as follows:

As we announced last Friday, tomorrow we will be releasing a new version of the PlayStation Home client: 1.4 is here!

In addition to the features already announced - new wardrobe, grouping, and voice chat - there are several other noteworthy improvements and additions.

First amongst those is the new Character Status settings, enabling you to set a status from a variety of new options including Happy, Sad, Busy and more! Even better, many of these status options will adjust your avatars facial expression and idle animations to match.

Other changes coming with 1.4 include improvements to the menu pad and Navigator, which can now be accessed directly by holding down the Start button. With the new cross-game invite support, you can invite your friends to join you in Home more easily than ever before.

The new 1.4 client also brings...
 

PlayStation Home Client Update 1.4 Arrives November 11, 2010

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194w ago - Today SCEE Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has announced that PlayStation Home Client Update 1.4 arrives during scheduled maintenance on November 11, 2010.

To quote: Today I can finally announce a release date for the newest client update for PlayStation Home and also share some of the exciting new and revised features!

So, without further ado: PS Home client update 1.4 will be released during maintenance next Thursday, 11th November. Once maintenance is complete, you'll be able to update your client and begin enjoying new ways of experiencing PS Home.

We'll release a full rundown of new and revised features next week, however today we wanted to share with you those we find most exciting and know you've all been waiting for.

Wardrobe Improvements

Clearly, this has been one of the most requested areas for improvement of the PS Home experience for some time. Especially in recent weeks, we've seen numerous calls for improvements to the wardrobe. I've had to bite my virtual tongue for some time as the development team has been busy working away on bringing sweeping improvements to the wardrobe for 1.4, including the following:

• The ability to mark items you use commonly as "Favourite" items - making them easier to relocate.
 

PSXStore Arrives - Download Demos Without Going Through PSN

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194w ago - Today Bhaal at PS3-Addict.fr (linked above) reports that DemonHades has [Register or Login to view links] a Beta of [Register or Login to view links], which allows users to download PSN demos without going through PlayStation Network.

This is a essentially a follow-up to his previous Open PStore project that was first announced a few months back.

To quote, roughly translated: "As you know long ago our community was proposed in the Open PStore, a project which I unlink seeing the little / no care of their visual system, that is why we see this new project, I felt comfortable visual menu and care of every detail.

The organization is a remarkable point, the refresh rate and speed of access of content make this new system quick and easy way to have the latest without having to upgrade to 3.50.

We also have to say for the moment only has demos of retail games, not homebrew, so it is still that... a copy of Sony's PSN."
 
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