123w ago - Korean company LG wants Sony's PlayStation 3 and Bravia televisions banned in the US for what it claims are patent infringements relating to Blu-ray playback.
To quote from EuroGamer: "The Foss Patents blog contacted Eurogamer to reveal documents filed with the US International Trade Commission in Washington relating to the complaint. mThe ITC has the power to block imports of products that violate US patents.
LG claims Sony is infringing four of its patents in a complaint that broadly relates to "certain electronic devices having a Blu-Ray Disc player and components thereof", but the PlayStation 3 (Model No. CECH-2501A) is the only Sony product to be specifically named in the main document of the complaint.
A Bloomberg reports suggests LG's claims are revenge for cases brought against it by Sony in December. Sony claims the Seoul-based company is infringing seven of its patents relating to LG phones. Sony has also filed a civil lawsuit against LG Blu-ray players.
123w ago - Right now we have so many PS3 Backup Managers out there for the PlayStation 3 console, and most of them are skinable.
In addition to the great PS3 OBM Themes here on PS3 News, I would like to share one of the greatest Theme sites out there.
I am talking about PS3.Spiffy360.com which may some of you know cause of the Wii and XBox 360 Theme sites.
So we have 3 Theme repositories there which are updated nearly every day. Right now the focus is on the PS3 site for sure, and we looking for some more talented skinners out there taking part in our great Theme site.
And to complete this, here are the last winners of our internal Theme Competition (Jsjar, Opium2K, condorstike- already here).
123w ago - SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has shared some fresh Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 gameplay alongside an interview today.
To quote: In case you haven't seen my video interviews with Insomniac Games and thatgamecompany, I was at the PlayStation Experience press event in London last week, talking about the most anticipated PlayStation games of 2011.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception will be right at the top of that list for many fans and I got the chance to sit with Arne Meyer, Community Strategist at Naughty Dog.
After half an hour of idle chatter about ice hockey and London's historic markets, we got on to the game and discussed what Naughty Dog is doing to ensure Drake's third adventure is the most immersive yet.
To kick things off, which Uncharted 3 level are you showing here today?
We're showing an extended version of a stage called The Chateau - you may have seen footage of it in the Internet, but what we have here today shows off some of the technical things we've been working on, new character interactions and a few gameplay mechanics that people haven't seen before.
124w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a Q&A session and video featuring Dark Souls PS3 dubbed Variety is the Spice of Death today.
To quote: Fans of 2009's PS3-exclusive RPG Demon's Souls are sure to have questions about Dark Souls, which is being produced under the watchful eye of Demon's Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki.
Though the game was formally revealed just days ago, I had a rare opportunity to speak directly with Miyazaki about his plans for Dark Souls. We discussed the game's soul-crushing difficulty (it's going to get harder, not easier), his favorite new feature (a new form of "emotional communication" via Beacon Fires), and the games he's most excited to play in 2011 (hint: UNCHARTED 3).
Sid Shuman: Would you describe Dark Souls as a sequel to Demon's Souls, or a spiritual successor? Does Dark Souls reside in the same universe as Demon's Souls?
Hidetaka Miyazaki, director, Dark Souls: Dark Souls is not a sequel to Demon's Souls by any means. However, it's created by the same producers and director and so the ideologies, concepts, and themes have carried over and are similar. It's a totally new game...
124w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has announced today that a free day one download of Stacking and exclusive PS3 demos for Killzone 3 and Yakuza 4 are hitting PlayStation Plus.
To quote: We're excited to share that over the next two weeks, our subscribers will be receiving a download of a highly anticipated PlayStation Network game and demos for two upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusives.
With that said, let's jump into our two upcoming PlayStation Plus publishes.
Tim Schaffer and the brilliant minds over at Double Fine are releasing Stacking next Tuesday, and PlayStation Plus subscribers are getting a free download of the game the day it hits the PlayStation Store!
Take control of Charlie Blackmore, a small matryoshka dolls, as you explore the diorama-like levels. Much like previous Double Fine games (Costume Quest & Psychonauts), expect some great humor and gameplay in this new adventure title.
Along with Stacking, PlayStation Plus subscribers are receiving exclusive demos to two upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusives. On February 8, we will be releasing a special PlayStation Plus update giving all PlayStation Plus subscribers exclusive access to a single player...