314w ago - When the 2.0 firmware update for PS3 was finally released, many users were disappointed over the fact that the update did not include in-game XMB access as originally expected.
The good news is that we still may see in-game XMB packed in a future firmware update according to Sony marketing VP Peter Dille, to quote from the link above:
As far as in-game XMB access, we know it's a feature that's important to our consumers. Because PS3 packs so much advanced technology "under the hood," it takes some time to implement major, new functionalities, but we are working hard on addressing this feature, as well as continually expand the capabilities and functionalities of PS3.
We expect firmware updates to continue in 2008 and throughout the product's lifecycle as new technologies and enhancements become available.
314w ago - More than 75% of parents are concerned about the content of video games played by their children, a survey suggests.
Almost half of the 4,000 parents surveyed in the UK, France, Italy and Germany said that one hour of gaming each day should be the limit.
Some 43% of the surveyed parents said they were not aware of ratings systems for games to determine suitability.
The survey comes as Dr Tanya Byron conducts a separate review of games and their impact on UK children.
Dr Byron, who is conducting the review on behalf of the UK government, will publish her findings in March 2008 and recently closed her submissions for evidence. One of her areas of focus will be the ratings systems in the UK - which currently involves a pan-European system and a UK-only rating from the British Board of Film Classification.
The games industry has gone to great lengths to stress the educational and social aspects of gaming, while emphasising that games are regulated and appeal to all ages, with mature titles for mature gamers.
A spokesperson for Elspa, the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers' Association, said videogame playing was "part of a balanced mix of leisure activities for all ages".
Elspa added: "We welcome the opportunity to highlight the...
314w ago - Another contest is upon us- this time users can enter to win a Nintendo Wii console and a copy of Cabela's Big Game Hunter too!
To enter, simply go to: www.BigGameHunterContest.com and submit the relevant details. The contest ends on Monday, December 24th, 2007 at 11:59 PM PT.
From the link above: Your Dream Hunt is Calling!
Take an incredible adventure to the world's marquee hunting locations in pursuit of the most sought-after and exotic big game trophy animals. You will need to put your hunting skills and techniques to the test to master real-life hunting strategies and bring down legendary big game.
Along your journey you will meet hunting guides that will offer helpful hints, find unlockable hunts for birds and small game and have surprise encounters with dangerous game. Are you ready for the hunting adventure of a lifetime? :P
314w ago - Max Louarn et al. has released an updated build of their savegame manager software for their Memor 32 memory card for PS2/Two. Max Drive (.max extension) support for savegames has been added and some bugs removed.