289w ago - Update: Videogaming247 has obtained some new information as follows:
- Sony's currently going through PS3's library to check whether or not in-game XMB's full compatible. While it's expected that the the new menu system, in-game messaging, and so forth, will work with virtually all games, for a minority of titles the current black menu screen will be retained. It's not known yet which games, if any, won't be able to use in-game XMB.
- The user-music functionality is only included in the new development tools, which have now gone out to coders. This means that existing games won't support it unless they're patched. That's right: you won't be able to play GTA IV with your own music unless Rockstar updates the game, if what we've been told this morning is true.
- Same for Trophies. They tools required to add these are only just in the hands of developers, which means it's going to be some time before you see the feature appear in a major game.
- Some aspects of the XMB, such as the photo viewer, won't be available in-game after the 2.40 Firmware update. If you select these features in-game, you'll be asked...
290w ago - According to the Spanish branch of European retailer GAME, two new DS colors are due out in Europe this coming June - Lime Green and Deep Red.
A third color dubbed Ice Blue is listed on the site as well, but that color has already been released in Japan, so it's not entirely new. All color variations are pegged for a June 13 on the site.
As per usual, Nintendo has yet to officially announce any of the new colors. Either way, GAME has quite the track record on breaking information regarding new hardware bundles, so we would be hard pressed not to believe them.
290w ago - What with the continual delay for Sony's Playstation Home, the latest rumblings from the industry, and a mysterious report from Sony's inner circle confirms that we may be about to see a new PSN update for the inclusion of Xbox style achievements, through the form of Trophies.
According to this report, 2D trophies located on the PS3's XMB may launch this June with firmware version 2.4 (which should also introduce in-game XMB access). These trophies are reportedly different to the 3D ones set to feature in Home later this year.
Another report over on Kotaku substantiates the claim somewhat. It points to a Sony fact sheet about upcoming PSN title PixelJunk Eden, which shows that one of the game's "key features" will be "Trophy Support", although it's unclear exactly what this is.
This news may be of certain interest to many consumers interested in the rise of MGS4 next month, to coincide with a new update perhaps for in-game achievements. We will have to wait for June 12th to find out.