270w ago - Target today announced that they will be offering an exclusive edition of Shaun White Snowboarding that includes extended content and features that consumers won't be able to find anywhere else.
The exclusive content includes: an entire mountain environment called 'Target Mountain', exclusive jibs, additional scenes, more characters and the Target Chalet (which is is the only indoor environment anywhere in the game).
Press Relase: Target to Offer Special Edition of Ubisoft(R)'S Shaun White Snowboarding Video Game
Snowboarding phenomenon and Target athlete Shaun White will be riding his way into Target stores this Winter with an exclusive edition of Ubisoft's newest action sports title, Shaun White Snowboarding.
The special Target edition of the game will have exclusive extended content and features that consumers won't be able to find anywhere else, including the Target Mountain -- an entire mountain environment found only in the Target exclusive edition. Gamers will also be able to take advantage of exclusive jibs, additional scenes and more characters.
Additionally, players will be able to cozy up in the game's virtual version of the Target Chalet, the real-life mountainside home where Shaun and his fellow Target athletes hang out with friends and family at the...
273w ago - Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention, Quantic Dream boss David Cage said a single walk through of top drawer PS3 thriller Heavy Rain is likely to take no more than 12 hours.
"We're still in the middle of production, so I can't really tell you the exact time of the game, but we're targeting a game between eight and 12 hours in gameplay for one walk through," he said.
Seen for the first time in Germany last month, the game showed what appeared to be unparalleled plot-branching, a fact, Cage said, likely to keep the hardcore coming back for much more.
"It's impossible in one walk through to see everything there is to see," he added.
"And that's going to be OK. For most gamers, they're going to play it once, and really enjoy it and have a great journey, but some hardcore gamers will want to come back and see everything, and all possible options."
Heavy Rain has been branded PS3's "most important title for next year" by SCEE boss David Reeves.
284w ago - As a follow-up to last week's post, this week we deliver more information on the SN Systems suite of products, specifically the Target Manager and ProDG Debugger for PS3.
As most recall, for ages SN Systems tools have required license files, usually based off a PC's MAC address and only available to licensed developers. We managed to 'acquire' a few for our PS3 Devs, but in addition to those each EXE had to be modified... but it was not a problem for one of our talented DEVs!
In the video below (clear version HERE), it demonstrates adding the SN license file, and showing that it is valid.
After that the Target Manager (which facilitates PC/PS3 communications) is started up, the old TEST removed, and then readded. Upon readding we take a quick browse around the program, while connecting to the PS3. It shows the PS3's IP address, SDK version (at 2.40) among other information.
Next the PS3 Debugger is started up, and we show its base operations. From in here one can load in a SELF, along with the ELF, and debug the code that one...
287w ago - According to the Canadian Press, the "Federal government is expected to introduce legislation Thursday that will seek to make it easier to prosecute individuals who download copyrighted material from the Internet."
Experts say that Canada has finally given in to pressure from the U.S government to crackdown on illegal filesharing with provisions including: A $500 fine for each illegal file shared online, making it illegal to unlock cellphones or copy music from protected CDs to iPods, forbidding the right to copy "time shifted" shows onto personal video recorders if flagged by broadcasters.
To quote: Although it is currently unclear how the copyright bill will be enforced, observers have said enforcement could be aided if Canada signs on to the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, to be tabled next month at the G8 summit in Japan.
The agreement, which was recently published on a Web site known for disseminating leaked documents, would require Internet service providers to police the content that travels over its network.
According to the four-page document, ISPs could required to filter pirated digital files and reveal the identities of customers suspected of infringing on copyrighted material.