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Capcom Working on Project Natal Game Based on Old Franchise

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246w ago - According to Capcom's VP of strategic planning and business development Christian Svensson, Capcom is working on a hardcore Project Natal game based on an old franchise.

Outside of tech demonstrations and modifications of several existing Xbox 360 games, we haven't seen what Project Natal is capable of.

Microsoft is keeping those games under wraps, however, G4TV caught up with him at CES last week and learned the following, to quote:

"I can't talk about what we're doing on Natal right now yet because we haven't announced it, although we have announced that we're working on stuff," said Svensson, emphasizing his vagueness.

He was willing to tease a little more about one unannounced game, however.

"I think you'll see again a brand focus on what we're doing there [on Natal], perhaps a brand we haven't seen in a while," he said with a coy smile, as Capcom public relations eyeballed us. "That's exciting."

Microsoft announced Project Natal would be released during the holidays at CES, but Svensson made it clear to me that Capcom was not rushing this one out the door to meet that deadline.

"We're not going to be at launch, just to temper the expectations," he said. "We're gonna cook something and it's gonna to take a while to cook."
 

Rumor: Sony is Working on Emulator for PSP Games on the PS3

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252w ago - Update: The resident PS3 Devs have confirmed this rumor, as evidenced in THIS post by DrEmmettBrown.

According to French site PS3Gen.fr (linked above), Sony is working on a secret project... specifically, an emulator that will allow PSP games to be played on the PS3 system.

This is just a rumor for the time being, however, according to their source retail PlayStation Portable UMD titles, those available on the PlayStation Store and even new PSP Minis may see the light of day on the PlayStation 3 in the future.

To quote, roughly translated: "Playing with PSP games on the PS3 seems a project that Sony is preparing in secret. Here's the surprising news that we have gleaned and could make love dematerialization games.

The "ONLY COMPATIBLE with the PSP"... may disappear.

This should be made possible through an emulator in the PSP and PS3 through the dematerialization of games that are now sold on the PlayStation Store and is a UMD in stores. This would also be interesting for all games in the category Minis.

The minis soon on PS3 without additional programming from the devs. This...
 

Borderlands Co-op Broken on PS3, Gearbox Working on a Fix

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258w ago - According to [Register or Login to view links] across the Web, the co-op feature of Borderlands is currently broken on the PS3 console.

Symptoms of the bug include freezes when opening the public game list and a general lag-filled experience.

Gearbox Software Engineer Scott Velasquez has [Register or Login to view links] the following in the Gearbox Community thread on this issue, to quote:

Update on the North American PS3 Friends Interface issue:

We've identified the problem and are working on a fix. Believe it or not, the friends feature was heavily tested by Gearbox and 2K. However, this particular issue we found could have never manifested itself in our or 2K's test environments.

We'll find out very soon if the issue exists for the PS3 International versions of the Borderlands. If it does, we'll hopefully have a fix implemented before it affects those customers.

We are doing everything we can to get this problem addressed as quickly as possible. Thanks to everybody who provided us with tons of information.
 

XBMC Dev Confirms Team is Working on an XBox 360 Port

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267w ago - Today French site Logic-Sunrise (linked above) is reporting news that XBMC developer Spiff has confirmed the team is working on an XBox 360 port based on the recently recently announced Free60 Exploit.

To quote, roughly translated: XBMC is the center of media excellence by allowing you to manage your movies, photos, music from your PC (Windows, Linux) or your Mac.

With its smooth and friendly interface, discover the many features one of the most successful to date... and it's free. The basis for XBox, it was released on 30 September 2006. XBMC is free software, developed on a voluntary basis by Team XBMC.

From the chat log:

Artik: Hi Spiff: any news about XBMC on Xbox 360 ?
Spiff: Actually, a private team contacted us to port XBMC on the Xbox 360, using the free360 hack, but I can't tell more about the actors.
Artik: Ok, many thx Spiff, tell me when you got more news
 

Sony Acknowledges Fat Princess Online Issues, Working on Fix

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270w ago - Sony acknowledged that Fat Princess has been having somewhat of a rocky start, complete with lag and random connection issues.

The problem isn't effecting all users, though its been widespread enough to warrant a response from Sony.

To quote: "We are aware that some customers are experiencing connection issues and are working to address this [as soon as possible]," a Sony representative told G4. "If there are lag issues during a game, there will be a snail image in the lower left corner. It is advised that if this snail appears for more than 30 seconds, the player should try another game."

I've personally put a good number of hours into Fat Princess and have had zero issues with the game – which is actually a change from most PlayStation 3 games. I usually have trouble connecting to any matches on the PlayStation 3, period (used to be NAT 3, changed that, but problem has still persisted).
 
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