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H1Z1 Announced for PlayStation 4 by Sony Online Entertainment

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4d ago - Today Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) officially announced H1Z1 is coming to the PlayStation 4 with details and some fresh video footage below!

To quote: "Though Sony Online Entertainment has stated multiple times already that they were planning on bringing it to the PlayStation 4. Today, the studio confirmed that that will indeed be the case.

John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment, confirmed the news during yesterday’s SOE Live. Along with this announcement, they also held a Survival Challenge for attendees, showing off over an hour of fresh gameplay footage."

For those unaware: The game is a zombie apocalypse thriller set in the United States, in which players will have to interact with resources in the world to survive, build shelters and craft weapons.

It will be free-to-play through micropayments, though as of April 2014, the way the game will be monetized has not been clearly defined; a public discussion regarding the matter has been initiated by SOE's president on Reddit, alongside another regarding the inclusion of custom servers.

Gameplay emphasizes multi-player cooperation, trading, and team-building. In an interview with Adam Clegg from SOE it was made clear that unlike other zombie MMO games, the main focus will be on surviving...
 

PS4 XMB Themes Likely in Firmware / System Software Update v2.00

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4d ago - Following up on yesterday's PS4 Firmware 2.00 news, today according to a Sony [Register or Login to view links] the next System Software Update will also include PlayStation 4 XMB Themes with details below.

To quote: "Something PS4 owners have been clamoring for since the system’s launch last November are customization options including themes to make your XMB more personal.

Well at Gamescom Sony announced System Software Update 2.0 which would bring SharePlay among other features to the platform.

As for the other features, it looks like one of those will be themes. The PlayStation Blog crew was discussing the update on the [Register or Login to view links] of the PlayStation Blogcast and 1 hour and 16 minutes into the episode, they announced that themes would be making their way to the PS4 in this update.

They didn’t share if this would mean dynamic themes or static themes, but themes in general will offer a nice break from the static blue background of the PS4′s XMB."

Update: Sid of Sony's Blogcast has...
 

Video: RPCS3 PS3 Emulator - Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign Ingame

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4d ago - Following up on the previous updates, PlayStation 3 developer B1ackDaemon shared an RPCS3 (PS3 Emulator) WIP video via YouTube which shows footage of commercial PS3 game Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign running with details below.

To quote: "YouTube’s ‘B1ackDaemon’ has released a new video from RPCS3 – the most promising PS3 emulator that is currently under development – that shows in-game footage from Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign.

And while there is no doubt that there is still a lot of work to be done, it’s really cool witnessing the baby steps of this emulator."





Finally, from the video's caption: Notes: tested on latest rpcs3 commit b98b3241e7 ([Register or Login to view links]). Have some graphics issues, like missing texts in dialogs. To run game on Rpcs3 you need to replace key.edat file with decrypted one.

PC configuration: Core i5-760 2.8@3.5GHz, 6Gb DDR3-1333, GeForce GTX 470, Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64.


 

TN-V 9.7 for PS Vita by Total_Noob Arrives, Increases PS1 Support

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4d ago - Following up on his previous releases, today Sony PlayStation Vita hacker Total_Noob released TN-V v9.7 for PS Vita which increases support for the PS1 POPS Plugin as outlined below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

Total_Noob has just released TN-V9.7 for lower firmware, which fixes some issues with PEOPS SPU plugin. The PS1 games I have tested on TN-V9.7 all work and you may see some improvements. I would try to mess with the SPU thread priority options to see if your favorite PS1 game will get any better results.

You can check out are PS1 compatible list of games. Download the newest revision directly on your PS Vita via the ‘System Update’ option on the XMB in TN-V or grab the files here (linked above) and thanks to SebasRTorron for putting together the super TN-V 9.7 game exploit pack you can download here (linked above).

Changelog TN-V9.7:

  • Added CDDA support for PEOPS SPU plugin -> enhanced PS1
  • Added in-XMB recovery...

 

Video: Diablo III for PS4: Sharing Your Adventure on PlayStation 4

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5d ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements posted up a video today spotlighting Diablo III for PS4 dubbed Sharing Your Adventure on PlayStation 4.

To quote: Why face the legions of the Burning Hells alone? In [Register or Login to view links], Blizzard has forged a first-class, couch co-op adventure where friends can face evil and collect huge piles of loot together.

In the second part of our exclusive behind-the-scenes series, Blizzard describes the new multiplayer features included in Ultimate Evil Edition. Send your comrades legendary gifts, take on an apprentice, and face the Nemesis of your friends list in a life-or-death showdown.

Only the strongest heroes of Sanctuary stand a chance against Malthael's forces, and they make a formidable opposition when they stand together.





Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition launches August 19th on PS4 and PS3. If you already began your quest on PS3, remember that you can bring your hero's progress into Ultimate Evil Edition. Best of luck, Nephalem.
 
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