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Video: Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Packaging Reveals Three Discs

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253w ago - GTPlanet (linked above) reports today that Gran Turismo 5's PS3 packaging has been revealed by Kazunori Yamauchi himself in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG video below... which shows how the car made it into the game.

The GT5 packaging includes room for three mysterious Blu-ray discs.

To quote: The most curious thing, of course, is the fact that the packaging clearly contains three separate Blu-Ray cases - one black, one red, and one blue.

What could they be? While the conspiracy theorists get to work, here's a list of other interesting tidbits from the clip:

• Gran Turismo uses one single physics calculation model, so they simply enter the parameters for each car, and the handling characteristics play themselves out within the game. As Yamauchi says, "If the original car is made well, it'll drive well."

• We get a closer look at the 3D model of the SLS AMG in Gran Turismo 5, along with a corner from the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

• Mercedes' narrarator suggests that Yamauchi is "considering" putting the new SLS AMG on the cover, but Yamauchi's following comments (along with the box art seen earlier) all but confirm it will be the star of the show.

As he explains, it "will probably be the most exciting car in...
 

ESRB Reveals More PSOne Classics Heading to PS3 and PSP

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256w ago - According to the latest ESRB listing, several new PSOne Classics are coming to Sony's PlayStation 3 and PSP consoles via PlayStation Network.

To quote from Examiner.com (linked above): "They have several exciting PSOne Classics on the horizon.

The Entertainment Software Rating Board recently rated several games as PSOne Classics. Although some were already released, a handful of upcoming titles were also revealed.

Here is the latest batch of PSOne Classics rated by the ESRB for the PSP and PlayStation 3:

• Bomberman Party Edition
• Dirt Jockey
• Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
• Silent Hill
• Tomb Raider III"
 

Sega Leak Reveals PSN to Bring PS2 & DreamCast Games to PS3

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257w ago - According to Edge Online (linked above), Sega has leaked a confidential [Register or Login to view links] (removed now) of a meeting with SCEA held in August by accidently uploading it to their public FTP site.

Among other things, the document states a March 2010 release for Sony's new Motion Controller in Japan with the ambition of selling 4-5 million units world-wide. No Prices or Bundles are mentioned though, yet.

Furthermore, and for many of you maybe even more interesting, the document states that Sony wants to introduce a PS2 emulator for the PS3, allowing them to sell DreamCast games and "all PS2 titles on PSN".

Unfortunately it doesn't mention any further details or the possibility to play PS2 game discs.

To quote: We've contacted Sony and Sega for comment and have reprinted the document in question in its entirety below:

SCEA Meeting Aug 5th Notes
Aug 6 2009 - DRAFT FOR COMMENTS

Objectives of Meeting
Dyer agreed to regular quarterly meetings with SOA

Sony PS3
• SCEA reiterated plans to sell 13 million PS3s this year
• Big announcement back half of year they can't talk about (potentially price cut of PS3 to reach hardware...
 

Rumor: PSP Firmware 6.00 Reveals Existence of 8 PSP Models

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258w ago - There are four PSP models right now- the 1000, 2000, 3000 and the soon-to-be-released PSPGo.

Rumor has it that Sony may be planning to release at least eight different PSP model revisions according to PSPGen (linked above).

While investigating PSP Firmware 6.00, apparently an index_0xg.dat file in it can load from _01g to _08g... which may mean support for eight versions.

Of course this isn't concrete evidence as the modules could simply be associated with prototype or debug versions, but don't be surprised if we end up seeing another PSP revision next year.
 

Sony Reveals PS Home Update Details and a Virtual Pet at CEDEC

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260w ago - At CEDEC 2009, Sony Home developer Masami Kando revealed that a future update will enable users to load up the PlayStation Store directly from Home.

This will allow you to do things such as downloading demos from PlayStation Home via PlayStation Store and playing online with friends.

[Register or Login to view links] also shows images of a new virtual pet robot (pictured below) for PlayStation Home which looks like an old television set. The robot's reaction can change (smiling/frowning) depending on the user's current situation.

To quote: "One demo focused on synchronized playback of multimedia content. The player was able to access a virtual media player whose menu contained listings for real net radio and pod casts.

Additionally, the player's virtual Bravia set was made to show commercials. In both instances, users were able to enjoy the content with their friends.

Another demo, which was developed in five days, showed a cute (?) pet robot walking about a player's room. The player could scold the robot to make it calm down (and then get angry), call out to the robot to make it come close, and do other activities that one might do with a pet.

Kando pointed out that this system allows for single players...
 
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