215w ago - Today Naughty Dog Senior Manager of Marketing Communications Arne Meyer has announced that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves for PS3 is celebrating Halloween with a title update and a double cash weekend.
To quote: The next time you start up UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves you will be required to download an update to the game (Japan and Asia regions – your update will be available next week).
Here's the list of (most of) the changes we made. Some changes have been withheld to protect the innocent.
• Addressed respawn points when the artifact goes out of bounds in the Plunder gametype
• Dynamically adjust the win condition for fewer players during the course of a match
• Added features to deter players from voluntarily leaving during a match
• Added rate limit to "When a Chapter is Completed" Twitter event
• Fixed a display issue during letterboxing
• Fixed Danish Trophy description
• Fixed screenshot utility in standard definition resolutions
• Fixed the "Players Met" list not displaying recent players
• Addressed a variety of Multiplayer connectivity issues
BUT, that's not all...
With Halloween on the horizon, we wanted to take this spooky occasion to announce that this weekend is...
245w ago - If you log into PlayStation Home and enter the Central Plaza, you'll be greeted with the cult hit that everyone loves to hate along with the promise of some "interesting" costumes.
Home Community Managers Locust_Star and CydoniaX had commented last week about bringing "The Chain Swing" back to PlayStation Home for April Fool's day.
Well, they delivered, making every single song in the Listen@Home play list "The Chain Swing".
Along with that comes posters advertising hamster costumes for Home users. So far, we've yet to see anything in the Threadz store as this may only be for April Fool's day and may have no chance of seeing the light of day.
In the meantime, we'll keep our eyes peeled if these suits become available and provide you with some pics of the event as well as the song that is currently driving Home users absolutely crazy.
252w ago - Q Entertainment Executive Producer Tetsuya Mizuguchi shared the following PSN update today:
It's hard to believe that 4 years has passed by since the original Lumines was released for the PSP.
Thanks to you addicts out there (!) the Lumines series has sold over two million units across multiple platforms and it's time that we bring you the skins that started the Lumines addiction!
The "Classic Pack" includes 20 skins from the original Lumines and is sure to bring back memories...at least for me it does. The Classic Pack will be available on the PlayStation Network starting Today, Feb. 12.
262w ago - It was only meant to be a prototype. But 40 years after the computer mouse first scrolled its way into the public consciousness, new touch-screen technology could be about to consign the mouse to the annals of history.
The computer mouse was the creation of Doug Engelbart and his team at the Stanford Research Institute in California, who needed a simple way of controlling their computers. The result was a carved wooden block mounted on wheels, with a long cable trailing out the back. One researcher nicknamed it a mouse, and the moniker stuck.
"We thought that when it had escaped out to the world it would have a more dignified name," said Mr Engelbart. "But it didn't."
The mouse made its debut at a presentation in San Francisco in 1968 to show off a working network computer system. Before the invention of the mouse, people working on computers used a light pen, similar to those wielded by radar operators during the war, to navigate around on screen. The research team at the Institute set about finding an alternative, and went through a range of designs before finally settling on the mouse.
"We set up our experiments and the mouse won in every category, even though it had never been used before," said Mr Engelbart. "It was faster, and with it people made fewer mistakes....