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Killzone 3 PS3 Patch v1.04 Goes Live with Bug Fixes and Features

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177w ago - Today the Killzone 3 PS3 patch v1.04 update has gone live via PSN, which includes several bug fixes detailed below courtesy of Guerrilla Games alongside some new features for PlayStation 3 gamers to take advantage of.

To quote: CHANGES & NEW FUNCTIONALITY

• Network - Lag fixes and fixes for network errors 10002, 8001 and 8013
• Gameplay - Players now have more stamina by default. Sprint length is increased but the recharge timer has been adjusted to compensate
• Gameplay - Mortally wounded players no longer have collision. Alive players should now be able to traverse the levels without getting stuck on mortally wounded players
• Gameplay - Medic's revive cool-down reduced from 25 to 10 seconds
• Gameplay - Increased range from where friendly players can be revived - player can be revived from 20 meters now
• Gameplay - Guerrilla Warfare games now last 15 minutes and it takes 100 kills instead of 50 to win
• Performance - Improvements to party creation server load
• Menu - Show envelope icon to indicate that player has received message
• Menu - Rewards panel in post game screen now auto-scrolls
• Menu - Botzone is now paused when player goes to start menu
• Menu - Single click squad...
 

GT Academy Starts Today, New Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Features

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188w ago - Sony Senior Product Marketing Manager Stephanie Yoshimoto has confirmed that GT Academy starts today alongside an announcement of some new expansion features for Gran Tusismo 5 PS3.

To quote: Round 1 of [Register or Login to view links], the ground-breaking competition that will turn one [Register or Login to view links] player into a professional race car driver, is now open!

If you haven't heard about GT Academy, it's an online competition within GT5 that takes the top 32 players in the United States, based on time trial events, to a national finals event where they will compete for one of 16 spots in the GT Academy boot camp.

At the boot camp, the finalists' strength, stamina, mental agility, and driving skills will be pushed to the limits and beyond. Only one champion will ultimately go on to train to become a professional race driver and compete in a real endurance race.

This unique competition will be documented in a GT Academy reality show that will air on the [Register or Login to view links] and PlayStation Network.

Round 1 is now open and runs through January 23, 2011. To enter, register at the [Register or Login to view links], then...
 

New ModNation Racers PS3 DLC and Features Inbound

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210w ago - SCEA San Diego Studios Community Manager Ramone Russell has revealed today that new ModNation Racers PS3 DLC and features are inbound, as follows:

Greetings everyone Ramone Russell here with another ModNation Monday update!

MNR Creations of the Week

Amazing creations in ModNation get shared every day and we are playing a ton of them.

If you are interested in submitting your mod, kart or track to be a future "creation" of the week be sure to visit up on the [Register or Login to view links] and who knows? You might see your handy work on the PlayStation.Blog.

Mods of the Week

Mod Name: Al Bundy (Detailed)
Creator: masongoliver

Karts of the Week

Kart Name: Trixmobile v1.0
Creator: LastChance1985

Tracks of the Week

Track Name: Spectacular Village
Created by: StealthReborn-

StealthReborn–says "I just wanted something simple and not too complex so it would suit the casual type gamers, yet be entertaining for the advanced racers.

There's allot to see, and it's very detailed. When you leap off one of the...
 

PS3 Firmware 3.40 Video Uploader and Hidden Features Detailed

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213w ago - With today's PS3 Firmware 3.40 Update came some documented features from Sony as well as some things not so noticable, including limitations on the PlayStation 3 Video Edit and Uploader application and some hidden PS3 system software update features.

According to Examiner.com (linked above), with Sony's PS3 Video Editor & Uploader you can't edit or upload content added to the system prior to the 3.40 Firmware update, you can't use copyrighted videos, and the application (which requires 44MB of PS3 HDD space) places a time limit of ten minutes on each video that is edited.

Moving on to the PS3 Firmware 3.40 hidden features, Jes03 noted HERE the following, to quote:

"One feature not said about is the new photo albums. You can upload/download to Facebook and even view Facebook albums on the PS3."

Forum user chrykel also reports...
 

GamePro Magazine Reveals KillZone 3 for PS3 Features 3D Effects

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219w ago - We've seen KillZone 3 PlayStation 3 logos and target dates in recent months, and today pictures from the latest GamePro Magazine have surfaced courtesy of Easyle alongside new KillZone 3 PS3 details- including 3D effects and a game engine with the help of Naughty Dog!

To quote: Included in the article (while I'm reading) on KillZone 3:

•Will show the Helghast have humanity left in them.
•Will have the feeling that "of being in a place far away from home, outnumbered by people who want to kill you."
•Will be like Inglorious Basterds.
•All of the characters in the screenshots are flying in.. jetpacks?!
•Will include arctic levels.
•One mission in the game involves rescuing ISA Captain Narville.
•Game is playable in 3D!
•Have to wear 3D glasses, apparently the 3D effects are "crazy."
•Combat is "unchanged from predecessor."
•Or is it? Hand to hand combat involves you "Unloading a string of different (and often brutal) attacks on stunned enemies."
•The scale is supposed to be "bigger...
 
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