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PS3 Gets a Joost Player, Currently Minus Big Content Partners

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288w ago - Joost Labs launched a version of its Web TV service for the PlayStation 3 recently, making it accessible on your television set via the game console.

Well, making some of [Register or Login to view links]'s content accessible on your PS3. Studios and networks are all for putting their content online, but they don't want it to be an end-run around traditional TV operators.

This attitude resulted in the official removal of Hulu from Boxee, and when Hulu recently released its desktop app, it expressly forbid running it on anything other than a PC.

To quote: The PS3 offers more than just games and Blu-ray movies: it is also an excellent online media center. Online video service Joost has recently introduced their PS3 interface, which is yet another good addition to the PS3 media experience.

Joost was created by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, who founded Skype and Kazaa. Joost features only professional videos: music videos, tv series, movies, sports, news and more.

Joost's partners include CBS, Viacom (including Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon), Sony Pictures Television and the Warner Bros. Television Group.
 

Video: Lost Planet 2 Four Player Co-op Footage Available

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289w ago - Recently GameTrailers has uploaded a video from E3 2009 looking at Capcom's upcoming sequel, Lost Planet 2.

Looking specifically at the promised co-op, this video shows off some of the teamwork that will be demanded of you and your squadmates while running around E.D.N. III.

From the video's caption: Capcom takes Lost Planet's multiplayer mode to the next level with the impressive looking co-op. See what it entails.

Check out the video below!




 

Job Listing Suggests Microsoft is Working on 300K-player Game

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291w ago - A job listing found on both [Register or Login to view links] and Microsoft's careers [Register or Login to view links] is seeking out an engineer to work on a "game" that will support up to "300,000 players in real-time."

The job ad states that Microsoft is working on "building an extremely high performance system to extend console games to the server in new ways" and that it's "creating a completely new set of Web services" for Xbox Live and Xbox.com integration.

It sounds to us like Microsoft is planning to overhaul the Dashboard and Xbox Live service and combine it with an MMO-like system (given the 300K-player support).

Or, it could be building a separate virtual world interface like Sony's PlayStation Home. What do you think Microsoft could be working on?
 

SOCOM Fireteam Bravo 3 Announces 4 Player Co-op for PSP

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291w ago - SCEA Senior Producer Mark Rogers broke the news today that SOCOM Fireteam Bravo 3 has announced a 4 Player Co-op Mode for PSP, as follows:

Last month we announced the upcoming release of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 and today we're proud to unveil a brand new game feature.

Not only as the SEAL Commander will you be supported by 3 AI teammates executing the very latest SOCOM team-based tactical, stealth and action maneuvers, but now you can call your friends to duty with a new 4-player co-op mode throughout the single-player campaign.

Available in both Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure mode, cooperative play allows for 2-4 player co-ops including co-op orders, quick join and spectator system. With all campaign missions accessible, players can choose which missions to attempt and tackle with tactical teamwork and firepower.
 

Video: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Single Player Gameplay HD

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293w ago - Here is an Uncharted 2: Among Thieves exclusive single player gameplay HD video.

Currently the release date for the PlayStation 3 is TBA.

The video's caption reads as follows:

Drake steps into the warzone and bloodies his hands.

Check it out below, courtesy of GameTrailers.

Enjoy!




 
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