114w ago - Sony PlayStation Home Community Manager Locust_Star has announced today that PlayStation Home patch update 1.55 is hitting PSN this Thursday with numerous updates included below.
To quote: This Thursday, September 29th, we will release the latest update to the PlayStation Home client.
PlayStation Home version 1.55 delivers a brand new start-up experience, updates to the Wardrobe and Furniture browser, and general enhancements that will result in improved stability and smoother operation.
Here's a look at what's coming as part of PlayStation Home 1.55:
How to Apply the 1.55 Patch
If you are upgrading from an old version of Home (1.40 or earlier) then when you attempt to apply the 1.55 patch please wait for the orange "hard drive activity" light to stop flashing on your PS3 before commencing the patching process.
• Improved the layout, design, color scheme and text of the start-up flow.
• The start-up flow will now display a variety of information depending on how recently you last visited PlayStation Home.
114w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a RetroGrade video walkthrough on PlayStation 3 today with details below.
To quote: We've featured Retro/Grade several times on the PlayStation.Blog over the past couple of years.
And so, we know a lot about it: it's a shooter, controlled with a guitar controller, in reverse. But before Fantastic Fest 2011, I had never seen someone actually play the thing. As a pretty experienced Rock Band-er, I thought I'd be able to jump in and kick some ass, but the reality is, my gaming brain had never been taxed in quite this way.
So we set up a camera for 24 Caret Games' Matt Gilgenbach, clad in a hard hat, to show you how the game actually plays. He actually beats the game in the first 30 seconds, but that's not an accident...
While at Fantastic Fest, Destructoid called it "a blast in the pants." I agree (I think). Retro/Grade will be coming exclusively to PSN in 2012. Hold on to those plastic guitars.
115w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
This week's PlayStation Store update brings amazing content all around starting with the PSN Exclusive Rochard.
Combining amazing action, unique art direction, and an original toolbox of game mechanics to bring something truly original to PSN, you'll want to make sure you play it yourself, or at least check out the demo.
PlayStation Plus subscribers will also be able to snag this title a 20% discount for the first two weeks that Rochard is in the Store.
The Resident Evil 15th Anniversary celebrations continue with Resident Evil Code Veronica X HD hitting the Store as well. The definitive version of this landmark Resident Evil title provides the best way to experience this harrowing adventure; complete with Trophy support and HD visuals. PlayStation Plus subscribers, don't forget, you've got a 50% discount set for the first 2 weeks that this title is available.
If you're looking for a more co-op adventure, now is the time to check out Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. Offering a multiplayer Castlevania experience; play as characters from previous 2D Castlevania games and tackle various challenges, bosses, and more!
115w ago - Recoil Games Lead Designer Juhana "Hulu" Virtanen has announced today alongside a video trailer that Rochard is hitting PS3 on PSN today.
To quote: Ever run into a person annoying enough to make you want to launch a two-ton cargo container in their face? Well, it turns out the future is crawling with these guys.
And plenty of containers to boot! If you happen to be an astro miner, this means you have a good reason to rev up your trusty G-Lifter for some serious action, now that Rochard appears today on PSN!
So what is a lone astro miner to do against an invading force of Wild Boy thugs? Well, the two-ton cargo containers are just a start. The intruders find themselves on a mined out asteroid, aka home turf, filled with giant machines built to crush, cut and smash things.
And then there's your G-Lifter, which is able to casually grab objects the size of a small car and hurl them across the room. Nifty little upgrades also allow it to fire off deadly lasers and a variety of highly explosive grenade rounds. Add all this to your ability to thrash around gravity with the press of a button, and you can look forward to putting these Wild Boys in a whole new extra-terrestrial world of hurt!