184w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video reveal today on the PlayStation Blog interviewing Steven Ter Heide from Guerrilla Games on their upcoming PS3 title Killzone 3.
To quote: What's going to change in Killzone 3? The answer: a LOT.
Fresh off their European Killzone 3 media event, Guerrilla Games dropped into San Francisco to unveil Killzone 3 to the North American press for the first time last night, 3D TVs en tow.
I grabbed a few moments (well, 11 minutes, actually) with Guerrilla Games' Senior Producer Steven Ter Heide to talk jetpacks, fan requests, new Helghast foes, and how Killzone 3 will improve upon Killzone 2 in terms of graphics, controls, combat, and more.
184w ago - Today JoyStiq (linked above) reports that Sony is planning to officially reveal the rumored Premium PSN+ service at E3 2010 for $9.99 a month, which VG247 hinted at last week.
According to SCEE President Andrew House, this information appears to be accurate based on his recent response, to quote:
"I can assure you that the current PSN as you know it will remain a free service. It is something that our competitors don't offer and something that shows our loyalty to the PlayStation Community.
However, Kaz Hirai stated a few months ago that we were looking at a premium service to sit alongside the current free service and that objective has not changed. You'll learn more about it very soon."
From JoyStiq, to quote: "Joystiq has been informed that PSN+ subscribers will also have the ability to enable an auto-patching feature, which will detect, download and install updates for recently played PS3 titles on the system.
199w ago - Today VG247.com (linked above) has shared some screenshots of PS3 Debug Firmware 3.20 which appear to reveal a new '3D Video Output' XMB menu option.
While the 3.20 update is reportedly still "months away" for consumers, Sony previously confirmed that a simple PS3 Firmware update is all that is required to make the PlayStation 3 system compatible with 3D gaming.
To quote: "We've landed some pics of a new debug build of PS3's Firmware, clearly showing a "3D video output" option.
As you can see from the images below, the feature appears to be included in the 3.20 release, which is apparently now in the hands of developers.
There's been a great deal of talk about 3D games in recent months, with Sony especially being a strong supporter of the tech."
228w ago - Gavin Price, Principal Designer at Rare Ltd./Microsoft Game Studios, is working on an "as yet unannounced project" from January 2009 until present.
Perhaps this will debut at Comic-Con International this year, which is set to run from July 23-26, 2009. To quote:
Rare Ltd. / Microsoft Game Studios
(Privately Held; Computer Games industry)
January 2009 – Present (7 months)
Following a reshuffle at Rare, I've taken on further responsibility in a new principal designer role on a very exciting new project.
Price also worked on Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. So it's unlikely it's a brand new title in that franchise.
Could we finally see the re-emergence of Perfect Dark? Or even Killer Instinct? Maybe even Kameo? How about Jet Force Gemini? Meanwhile, we pray Grabbed by the Ghoulies 2 most definitely doesn't happen.
231w ago - Some documents from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are suggesting that the new PSP Go may be packing more power under its sliding exterior than what Sony has officially revealed.
Contrary to official statements from Sony that peg the PSP Go's top clock frequency at 333 MHz, the FCC's test reports indicate that the PSP Go actually maxes out at 480 MHz.
Perhaps the extra power is for the in-game XMB. Games would likely still be locked at the 333MHz max for uniformity across all of the PSP SKUs.
The 480MHz max clock frequency is mentioned in page 3 of the Test Report 1 pdf above. The official tech specs can be viewed here.