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Rumor: PSP Firmware 6.00 Reveals Existence of 8 PSP Models

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251w 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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253w 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...
 

nDreams Reveals Pirate Galleon PlayStation Home Space

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255w ago - A few weeks ago nDreams (the Xi Team) hinted that they were working on some new PlayStation Home spaces.

Today, Patrick O'Luanaigh's [Register or Login to view links] account revealed one of their next projects, titled Pirate Galleon.

Below is an image for the upcoming Home space, and to quote:

"Argh. Our server just went down.... seems the pirate shot was quite popular "

"Preview of an exciting forthcoming nDreams Home space ONLY on this Twitter feed next week... *drum roll*"
 

Sales Ad Reveals XBox 360 Elite Drops to $299 on September 1st

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255w ago - As previously reported, today the sales ads for the first week of September at Walmart, Gamestop and Meijer show the Xbox 360 Elite priced at $299 and replacing the current Pro SKU which Microsoft is phasing out.

[Register or Login to view links] has managed to get a leaked photo of the Walmart ad as you can see below.

To quote: "In a move obviously designed to offset Sony's recent PS3 redesign and price drop, the $299 price point will take effect on the same day as the new PS3 launches - September 1st. The Arcade SKU will remain at $199."

Expect an official Microsoft announcement soon...
 

Famitsu Magazine Reveals New From Software PS3 Game

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256w ago - Today the Examiner (linked above) is reporting that the latest issue of Famitsu Magazine has revealed a new PS3 video game by developer From Software... namely, 3D Dot Game Heroes.

A picture from the magazine article is below, and currently it's believed to be the the 'mystery title' on the From Software Japanese [Register or Login to view links].

To quote: "The new issue of Famitsu revealed the latest PlayStation 3 game developed by From Software. 3D Dot Game Heroes has a unique visual style in which 2D sprites become 3D.

It looks like it could be the mystery title on the From Software Web site.

Previously, From Software developed the cult hit Demon's Souls for the PlayStation 3, which will come out in North America on October 6."
 
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