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Rumor: PS4 (Orbis) Details Revealed by German PSM3 Magazine

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106w ago - A few weeks ago we reported that on the rumor that PlayStation 4 developer kits were shipping and based on the AMD A10, and now PSM3's German edition (via [Register or Login to view links]) has shared some new PS4 (Orbis) rumor details below.

To quote from Gameranx.com (linked above): "First off, the magazine states that the PS4 won't even be named the PS4. While it will still have the "PlayStation" name attached to it, there won't be a number 4 next to it.

The reason is that the number 4 is pronounced "Shi" in Japan and in Chinese. "Shi" also has the same sound as "death" so that makes it a very unlucky number for a lot of people in the world. It's so reviled that "many hospitals in Japan have therefore no room with the number 4 or even a fourth floor - similar to a few high-rise buildings in the West no 13th Floor have."

The PS4's codename, which is now known as Orbis, could even be part of the final name. For the rest of the details, read on below (via NeoGAF).

Second Games of the first generation will look like the high-end PC demos on watchdogs and Star Wars 1313 or Square...
 

QuizQuizQuiz is Now Available on Sony PlayStation Mobile, Details

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108w ago - Four Door Lemon Producer Les Ellis is here with details today on Sony's new PlayStation Mobile game QuizQuizQuiz which is now available.

To quote: Hi everyone! We're pleased to bring the addictive trivia fun of QuizQuizQuiz to PlayStation Mobile this week!

Although perhaps not the tactical test of our PS Vita launch title Table Football, or the end-to-end arcade action of our recent title Table Ice Hockey, we always feel there is chance to test your grey matter on topics from sport and movies, to history and food!

Offering incredible value with over 35,000 questions across nine selectable question sets - covering English, German, French, Italian and Spanish - you are sure to get relevant questions every time, rather than obscure ones about TV shows and sports you've never heard of!

The game will challenge you across two single player modes, each with their own highscore tables:

Quizmaster

The classic quiz game format - you have three life lines (50/50, pass, freeze the clock) to get the highest score you can!

Beat the Clock

Set your own time limit and difficulty level then see if you can beat your previous highscores!

Also on offer are three multiplayer game modes to provide a different...
 

Sony PS3 System Software Update v4.30 Incoming, Details Arrive

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109w ago - Sony Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has announced today that PS3 System Software Update v4.30 is incoming tomorrow with details below!

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To quote: Next Tuesday, October 23rd, we will be releasing a new system software update for PlayStation 3 (version 4.30). With this update we have made several changes to how Trophies are displayed on your PlayStation 3.

The Trophy Collection will now reside under PlayStation Network on the XMB. Trophies that you have earned playing PlayStation Vita games are now displayed on your PlayStation 3. You will also be able to see your Trophy level and progress towards the next level while viewing your trophy collection.

By the beginning of November 2012, we will retire the services available through the Life with PlayStation application. In conjunction with its retirement, we will stop offering the Life with PlayStation application to new users with the 4.30 update.

This includes the conclusion of our...
 

Video: The Art of Journey Comes to Life, Pre-order Details Arrive

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110w ago - Sony Santa Monica Studio for Flower Associate Producer Randall Lowe has posted up a video today spotlighting how The Art of Journey comes to life for fans.

To quote: The roll-out of The Art of Journey up to this point has been simply amazing!

Today though, we're here to announce the release of the Art of Journey and its availability from [Register or Login to view links] for fans both in the US, and in countries [Register or Login to view links].

We are so excited about the book and all of its special features that we wanted to share one of them with you today by giving away some of the exciting technology that is included in The Art of Journey. Our talented friends at [Register or Login to view links] have out done themselves and put together a truly unique experience for the Art of Journey.

The Daqri team has developed an app that you can download for iOS [Register or Login to view links] or for Android [Register or Login to view links] and use it to enhance the book in a way we've never seen done.
 

God of War: Ascension Collector's Edition and Pre-Order Details

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111w ago - Game Director Todd Papy has announced today details on God of War: Ascension Collector's Edition and pre-order perks below, as follows:

God of War fans - a ton of you have already pre-ordered God of War: Ascension, and those of you that haven't are probably waiting to see just exactly what's included in that Mythological Heroes Pack you get for pre-ordering.

Or maybe you're stuck deciding between the standard edition or the Collector's Edition? Either way, feast your eyes on the Collector's Edition content below, all of which you get for $79.99.

And if you pre-order either the Collector's Edition or the Standard Edition today, you'll receive the incredibly badass Mythological Heroes Multiplayer Pack below, so you can play as your favorite Greek hero in Multiplayer!

We just wanted to share that little tidbit for you to tide you over until next week. Hopefully it helps you make your decision on God of War: Ascension, so head over to [Register or Login to view links].

We've got something big coming on October 15th, so be sure to come back and check the PlayStation Blog Monday afternoon and see what it is.
 
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