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Sony is Now Offering 250GB PS3 HDD Upgrade Service in Japan

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239w ago - Today Andriasang.com (linked above) reports that Sony has started a [Register or Login to view links] in Japan for those who are seeking to swap their current PlayStation 3 hard disk drive for a fee.

For the price of 18,000 (~$184), Japanese gamers can to send their PS3 directly to Sony who will upgrade the system's hard drive to a 250GB model, and move all the content of the previous drive across. They'll then send your system (and old PS3 hard drive) back to you.

To quote: "For 18,000 (~$184), Sony will upgrade your current PS3 to a 250 gigabyte hard drive. The cost includes the hard drive and all labor for swapping the drives and moving over your system software and all content from your current hard drive. Sony will even return the current hard drive to you.

The program works with the following PS3 models:

•CECHA00 (60GB)
•CECHB00 (20GB)
•CECHH00 (40GB)
•CECHL00 (80GB)
•CECHQ00 (160GB)
•CECH-2000A (120GB)

For further details, including a step-by-step guide to placing an order and shipping out your PS3, see Sony's hard drive swap service page."
 

Sony Announces Kick-Ass is Now Available on PSP and PSPgo

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240w ago - Today SCEE Digital Comics Team Designer Pete Stott has announced that Kick-ass is now officially available on Sony's PSP and PSPgo consoles.

To quote: With the release of its very own movie in theaters,[Register or Login to view links] is now on your PSP. That's right, the greatest super hero comic of all-time is finally here!

Before you hit the movie theaters, read the entire comic story from the superstar team of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr!

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WOLVERINE: ENEMY OF THE STATE's team of MARK MILLAR (CIVIL WAR) and JOHN ROMITA JR. (WORLD WAR HULK) reunite for the best new book of the 21st century. Have you ever wanted to be a super hero? Dreamed of donning a mask and just heading outside to some kick-ass? Well, this is the book for you-the comic that starts where other super hero books draw the line. KICK-ASS is realistic super heroes taken to the next level. Miss out and you're an idiot!

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Video: Lost Planet 2 Multiplayer PS3 Demo is Now Available!

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240w ago - Today Capcom PR Manager Brian Keltner has revealed that the Lost Planet 2 multiplayer PS3 demo is now available on PSN, and he also shared a trailer video for the PlayStation 3 title below.

To quote: Beginning with today's PlayStation Store Update, the Lost Planet 2 Multiplayer Demo will be available on PSN. Get together with up to 16 players, grab some weapons, jump in a vital suit and compete in Elimination, Team Elimination, or Data post Grab modes.

This is just a sample of the various modes and ten maps you'll be able to play when the full game ships on May 11.

But wait, there is more! Downloading the demo does more than just let you get a first taste at Lost Planet 2. Capcom has started an exciting charity campaign called, "Kill Big for Charity".

We are partnering with Music for Relief, a non-profit organization dedicated to disaster relief and disaster risk mitigation, to contribute $20,000 to charity if one million demos are downloaded across both PSN and XBL before May 5, 2010. An additional $5,000 will be added to the pot if an extra 500,000 demo downloads can be achieved.





To celebrate the launch of Lost Planet 2, we will be throwing a tournament on May 6 in Los Angeles. Select members of our community,...
 

PS3 Media Server BETA v1.20.409 is Now Available

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241w ago - It's been awhile since we reported the previous update to PS3 Media Server, and the latest BETA v1.20.409 is now available for both Windows and Linux.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

For those unaware, PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

Changelog details since last update:

changelog between r409 and r400:

•UTF8 issues ?
•No more crashes on Linux/OSX
• MP4 Video Cover Art
• Other small issues
• Performance changes with videos folder scan

changelog between r400 and r397:

• Fixes: mp4 transcode/remux regression / Http server start regression / Mplayer thumbnails mode / Better DLNA (regarding totalmatches)

changelog between r397 and r392:

• Fix no thumbnails mode
• DRM files detection
• MediaInfo64 / Better divx, avi/ac3, wmv support, also Skip/Force transcode...
 

Hysteria Project is Now Available on PSP and PS3 Minis via PSN

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241w ago - Sanuk Games Manager Yan Marchal has announced that starting today PlayStation Hysteria Project is now available on both PSP and PS3 Minis via PSN.

To quote: Today we are releasing the "Minis" version of an award-winning horror game: Hysteria Project.

In Hysteria Project, YOU are the hero! Step into the shoes of the main character and take part in an unforgettable adventure! Will you make the right decisions and make it out in one piece?

Hysteria Project is a groundbreaking gaming experience where you are the hero of an entirely filmed adventure. Keep a sharp eye on what's going on around you and make the right choices at the right time. Have you got the guts to be next on the list?

The original version of Hysteria Project, released by [Register or Login to view links], won the "Revelation 2009" Milthon award in Paris, and was praised by fans of new experiences and thrill-seekers.

Levi Buchanan of IGN.com wrote: "HYSTERIA PROJECT reminded me of those old FMV games I used to play on my SEGA CD as a guilty pleasure – but this one only cost me two bucks for the same level of enjoyment".

Hysteria Project is available today for PSP and PS3 at the price of € 1.49 / £ 1.24.

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