302w ago - On tonight's episode of X-Play, lead designer for Portal, Kimberly Swift, confirmed that there will be a Portal 2.
This is pretty much a given as Doug Lombardi, Valve's Director of Marketing, had previously stated that "more Portal is definitely on the way." However, until now we weren't sure if this would be in the form of a direct sequel or possibly downloadable content.
Well, now we know. Check out the video in the article above for the confirmation.
312w ago - According to various posts over at the official PlayStation forums, PSP firmware 3.80 and PS3 firmware 2.10 have silently added new functionality to allow users to play PS Store-bought PSOne games and original PSOne game discs on the PSP through Remote Play.
PSOne games via Remote Play also works with firmware 3.71. So as long as your PS3 is updated to 2.10, you can take advantage of this functionality even on a homebrew capable PSP.
To quote: Users have been reporting that Remote Play has been secretly updated in the last firmware revision. With PS3 2.10, PS3 owners that have a Remote Play-ready system will be able to play any PS1 game on their handheld. Yes, that includes both games downloaded from the Store and PS1 game discs. We've personally tried Wild Arms (the downloadable version) and confirmed that it will play via Remote Play. Our tipster tried playing Metal Gear Solid (on disc) and also found that it works. Happy news!
We find ourselves using Remote Play more and more with the inclusion of DivX and WMV playback. Now, PS1 support will increase our time spent with this feature.
317w ago - Kids of world will be very upset about this new product from Microsoft. But parents will sigh with relief. Basically, the Family Timer will allow parents to put limits on game time in a given week or day. Check it out:
Microsoft, PTA and Super Bowl Champion Jerry Rice Announce New Tools to Help Parents Manage Kids' Interactive Media Use
Xbox 360 debuts video game industry's first and only Family Timer.
Microsoft Corp., the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Super Bowl champion Jerry Rice joined forces today to unveil new parental tools as part of the second year of the "Safety is no game. Is your family set?" campaign. They include a PACT, a family contract intended to foster family discussion about screen time guidelines, as well as a new parental control feature, the Xbox 360 Family Timer. The Family Timer will enable parents for the first time to set the appropriate amount of gaming and entertainment time on the Xbox 360 for their kids, on a daily or weekly basis.
"As a leader in interactive entertainment, it's Microsoft's responsibility to provide parents with tools they can use to manage their children's video gaming and online experiences, and we have made that a priority from the very start," said Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment & Devices...