TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Games Coming to PlayStation Network

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248w ago - Sony of Japan has announced today news that TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Games are coming to PlayStation Network.

Bomberman '94, New Adventure Island (Takahashi Meijin no Shin Boukenjima), Sengoku Mahjong, and Devil Crush are available starting today, priced at the standard Game Archives going price of ¥600.

The games are playable on both PlayStation 3 and PSP.

In a statement, Sony said to expect more PC Engine titles on the service in the future. Below is the press release, roughly translated:

Press Release: Sony Computer Entertainment Of Japan (SCEJ), today in 2009 Wednesday, July 15 from the PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) and PSP "PlayStation Portable" download service available in the PlayStation Store "GEMUAKAIBUSU" in the category, PC 2 engine will be handled in software.

"GEMUAKAIBUSU" the original PlayStation software assets and PSP and PS3 range of services enjoy 2006 Wednesday, November 22 from the start, over 300 line-up available, many for everyone we enjoy.

PC software manufacturers in the past software engine was sold for "GEMUAKAIBUSU" by adding to the masterpieces of the past more "PlayStation" and can be delivered to everyone in the user.

Manufacturer and Wednesday, July 15 is "Bomberman'94" and the release of four titles, we will gradually...
 

Phrack Magazine: Hacking the Cell Broadband Engine Architecture

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252w ago - To quote from SKFU's recent find:

"A few days ago the new Phrack Issue had its street date including an article about Hacking the Cell Broadband Engine Architecture.

The author BSDaemon who works for RISE Security used a PlayStation 3 system for his tests and got very interesting information for you; definitely worth reading!"

The article covers topics including: Debugging Cell, Debugging the SPE, Finding/Exploiting Software Vulnerabilities on Cell SPE, Memory Overflows, SPE memory layout, Avoiding Null Bytes and more on the PS3.

Those interested can check it out linked above in full!
 

Metal Gear Solid: Rising is Getting a Brand New Engine

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253w ago - Those thinking that Metal Gear Solid: Rising use the Metal Gear Solid 4 engine will be declared wrong.

According to the latest Kojima Productions podcast, Konami is developing a brand new game engine for Metal Gear Solid: Rising.

Kojima Productions podcast host Sean Eyestone says that this is to "realize this multi-platform goal".

To quote: "We're redoing the engine from scratch, and it's going to look amazing," says Eyestone.

"It's going to be a big project like Metal Gear Solid 4. The entire team is serious about making it look as good as possible on every platform."
 

PS3 and XBox 360 FFXIII Engine Work Done Simultaneously

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258w ago - Game engine work on both the PS3 and XBox 360 versions of this hotly anticipated JRPG Final Fantasy XIII is being conducted simultaneously, Square Enix has revealed.

To quote: Speaking to VideoGamer.com (linked above) at a recent press event in London, Final Fantasy XIII producer and series legend Yoshinori Kitase said that regarding the "basic engine", work on both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game will be kept on the go "simultaneously".

Final Fantasy XIII runs on the Crystal Tools game engine, an engine built by Square Enix to be used across the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC. It was created during development of Final Fantasy XIII as a means of stepping up from the PS2, home of the last "main series" Final Fantasy game.

The Xbox 360 version of the game was spectacularly announced during Microsoft's media briefing at E3 last year. Square Enix has said that the game will be released in Japan on the PS3 only, then released in the US and Europe simultaneously on the PS3 and Xbox 360 at a later date.

In a video shown to press late last year, Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama said: "We're making the PS3 version first, and then porting to the 360 later."

Some gamers have expressed concern over the prospect of the Western release...
 

GDC '09 Video: CryENGINE 3 - New Multiplatform Engine Teaser

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264w ago - Crytek, the developer of Far Cry and Crysis, announced earlier this month that its in-development multiplatform game engine CryENGINE 3 would be shown off for the first time at Game Developers Conference 2009. Now it's GDC week and we've got an exclusive sneak peek at Crytek's CryENGINE 3 trailer.

According to Crytek, the trailer features both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 footage.

The video is meant as a tech demo only, so the fact that it features nanosuit-clad soldiers from Crysis running around doesn't necessarily mean anything concrete.




It could just be that Crytek recycled some of its existing assets. No titles have been officially announced that will be built on CryENGINE 3 as of yet.
 







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