176w ago - A few months back Sony updated their new Terms of Service to include "automatic updates or upgrades which may change your current operating system, cause a loss of data or content or cause a loss of functionalities or utilities" and with the recent PS3 Firmware 3.41 it appears Sony has added in Cinavia DRM Protection as an automatic PS3 download.
For those unaware, Cinavia DRM technology is an audio watermarking technology that takes aim at pirates, and those trying to playback movie downloads via their PlayStation 3 consoles, and is part of the content protection system included in Blu-ray Disc players.
According to the official site, the watermarking works by "comparing the source of the audio to the format in which a movie was released (ie theatrical or commercial disc), and if the watermarked audio source detects a difference, the movie will either be mute (but most likely not play at all)."
To quote on a temporary 'fix' from alexsaeed8 via YouTube:
Recently PS3 has come out with this new update that automatically...
204w ago - Sony has revealed the 2010 Time Trial Demo for Gran Turismo 5 on PS3 has reached 1 million downloads since it's release on 17th December
I'm sure you will agree, these are great numbers! Below is the official press release.
Press Release: GT Academy 2010 Time Trial Reaches One Million Players
Nissan and PlayStation¬® hail early success of virtual-to-real-racer experiment
The GT Academy 2010 Time Trial is live on PlayStation¬®Network until 24 January
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has announced that over one million downloads of the GT Academy Time Trial have been recorded in the three weeks since it went live on 17 December, 2009. GT Academy 2010 is a competition set up by Nissan and PlayStation¬® to unearth a real racing driver from the virtual world of the hugely successful Gran Turismo¬® race simulation game.
Run across 15 European countries, as well as Australia and New Zealand, 19 winners will have the chance to take part in a racing driver 'boot camp' at Silverstone Circuit. The eventual, overall winner will take the controls of a real Nissan 370Z race car to compete for a full season in the European GT4 Cup.
The Time Trial stage of GT Academy has given gamers the chance to download a stunning new piece of Gran Turismo for PlayStation¬®3...
208w ago - Naughty Dog's Senior Manager of Marketing Communications Arne Meyer has announced that an Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Title Update #3 v1.03 for PS3 will be available today as a mandatory download, as follows:
• Added Version number to game menu - should display 1.03 after this update
• Added Clan Tags - all players can now add a custom four letter Clan Tag in the Profile Menu (square) to display on-screen before their PSN ID
• Load times have been decreased significantly
• Added "Rematch" functionality
• Adjusted some Boosters for balance
• Addressed issue with Player's Met screen in game menu and XMB displaying incorrectly
• Addressed issue with Double Cash not doubling medal cash rewards
We've also made a slew of other changes to improve player experience.
I spoke with our multiplayer lead designer, Justin, to give us the lowdown on what's so great...
275w ago - This fall should prove to be an exciting time for all PSP owners. Sony Computer Entertainment Japan today announced that the long-awaited direct PSP store will launch later this year via a firmware update. Designed as a native PSP application, the store will be accessible straight from the XMB, meaning you'll no longer have to log-on to your PC to download PSP compatible content from the PS store and transfer it through USB connection.
Additionally, Sony dropped word that owners of a PlayStation 3 will be able to use their console to enable online play in select ad-hoc only PSP titles, such as Monster Hunter 2nd G.
Although we can't say for certain, expect the aforementioned services to hit all three major territories – North America, Europe and Japan – at the same time, considering that firmware updates have always been released on a worldwide basis in the past.
PRESS RELEASE: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN TO INTRODUCE NEW PSP¬® (PLAYSTATION¬®PORTABLE) WITH ADVANCED HIGH CONTRAST LCD THIS OCTOBER IN JAPAN
Tokyo, September 2, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. responsible for business operations in Japan, announced today that it would release the new PSP¬® (PlayStation¬®Portable) handheld entertainment system...