250w ago - Edge has confirmed that Sony will offcially be pulling the plug on the Go!Messenger service that was launched one year ago on February 29th in PSP Firmware 3.90.
The downloadable VOIP service will be closed on March 31st, just barely being available for more than one year. Originally listed online in a forum post (now removed), a PlayStation Network community team leader commented and then an SCEE spokesperson confirmed:
"Although Go!Messenger brought innovative communications features to the PSP community, the service has not developed the base of users that we were hoping for. We'd like to thank all fans of Go!Messenger and are sorry to have to make this announcement."
Go!Messenger was established from a partnership between Sony and the service's wireless network operator, BT. It allowed PSP users to send videos, voice recordings and text messages, as well as talk directly via video-chat.
SCEE has confirmed to Edge that there were no jobs directly tied to Go!Messenger within the company, and so no jobs will be lost from the withdrawal of the service.
251w ago - Have you misplaced a part of your youth? A convoluted, engrossing story? Individualized, quirky characters? A grossly overpowered, unusually stylish protagonist? Looking for that four person party? That menu driven combat? The countless amount of grinding? The four to six stage final boss?
If you've answered yes to one or all of these questions, then you, like me, are itching for a traditional, console-style RPG.
I, more than most, will play anything that receives a decent amount of buzz. I've tackled everything, within the last few years, from Fallout 3 to Eternal Sonata to Rise of the Argonauts to Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, with most titles offering an engrossing experience that I can thoroughly explore and enjoy a fulfilling journey.
But most action RPGs (and similar variations), unless new aspects are added along the course of the game, get boring and repetitive. I don't know how many times I had to put down FFVII: Crisis Core in disgust because I just couldn't take the monotonous combination of mission-driven sidequests and mindless repetition of the "x" button.
Yet, I cannot dispel (you see that I did there?) my anger onto this sect of role playing games. I enjoy the adventure they produce, while also finding myself becoming completely engulfed by their respective...
251w ago - Unless you have been living under a rock you probably already have heard of Twisted Metal coming to the PS3.
This game is personally one of my top 3 car combat games of all time, plus the new PS3 version is being developed by one of the best developers in the game Industry, David Jaffe. He is well known for the Twisted Metal series and the God of War series.
He confirmed that this game will be coming exclusively to the PS3 with no further info on the game until now.
I have covered every possible factual thing related to Twisted Metal for the PS3 on the Internet for months, and here are some of my findings, but remember nothing has been confirmed about this game so these are all still rumors:
• Tons of weapons and combo attacks
• Improved vehicle physics
• Game will run at a smooth 60-frames-per-second
• All the old characters are back including some new faces
• Co-op modes
I personally can't wait to see more news and trailers for this game because we haven't heard much news about this triple A title in a while.
252w ago - I don't know how many times it has to be repeated, reiterated, redundantly reinforced and repetitively reproached, but gamers really, really need to understand that despite the hype, despite the news, despite whatever they hear or read from anyone else, GOW 3 is not coming to the PS3.
The rumors have been put out there but they also need to be squashed, and TheGameReviews has aptly done so.
There was a lot of talk about Gears of War 3 coming to the PlayStation 3 ever since the Gears of War 2 writer, Joshua Ortega mentioned that the Gears of War series could expand as a video game franchise for about ten years. Sony often says the same thing about the PlayStation brand, which started the rumor that Gears of War 3 was coming to the PS3.
Just like God of War - and how Sony owns the rights to it as trademarked property and that means it won't be appearing on the Xbox 360 - so the same applies to Gears of War and Microsoft ensuring that it will never appear on the PlayStation 3.
Added to this, the rumor killer above pretty much lays out why Gears 3 won't be coming to the PS3. Besides, the only way it would happen is if Microsoft forfeited...
252w ago - Just about a week ago PS3 Debug Firmware 2.52 surfaced, and today a slightly older version 2.42 has also leaked to the Internet. Needless to say, if you are already on 2.52 Debug Firmware then 2.42 is only useful for collectors at this point.
For those curious, PS3 Debug Firmware 2.42 first surfaced on this French site, but was recently removed... special thanks to Doc, and of course karl.
Finally, if you are seeking to buy a PS3 TEST/Debug console omegmatic posted a shiny new one for sale HERE today. A picture of it is below, and it includes the following:
• 60 GB HDD
• System software 2.30
• Slots for SD and minSD, CompactFlash and Sony MemoryStick Pro
• Four USB jacks
• Comes with original SixAxis controller, but I will throw in a DualShock 3 instead for a little extra, either will work