224w ago - Sony's worst-kept secret this year appears to be the PS3 Slim, as retailer KMart is now listing the PlayStation 3 Slim for $299 with a launch date of August 24, 2009.
It's also currently displayed on KMart's main page HERE with the slogan "The rumors are reality." and includes a 120GB HDD, with the description as follows:
"PS3, SLIM High-Definition Blu-ray player for the best movie experience. Free PLAYSTATION Network membership. 120GB HDD for downloading games, music, videos, and photos. Includes DUAL SHOCK 3 controller. HDMI output for 1080p resolution."
The Sony GamesCom press conference is expected to confirm details of the new SKU later today, at approximately 12:30 EST.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At one time or another, just about everyone has created an animated cartoon using nothing more than a pad of paper and some hand-drawn stick figures. Nintendo now brings these creations to life on its Nintendo DSi™ hand-held system with Flipnote Studio™, an application that is available now for download at no cost from the Nintendo DSi Shop.
Here's how it works: Users draw an image on the touch screen of the Nintendo DSi system. When they are ready to draw the next image in the sequence, Flipnote Studio shows an outline of the previous image as a reference. Once all the images are in place, the software can animate them as a creation called a Flipnote.
People can add sound to their Flipnotes using the built-in microphone or using sounds they previously recorded...
225w ago - Today Sony's PlayStation Network Operations Director Eric Lempel has announced that enhanced PlayStation Network Trophies are now online, along with sharing a video of them below.
To quote: You asked for it and later this week we're delivering on it. We are making significant enhancements to the way you view your trophies online. Check out the walk-thru video so you can see these updates first hand.
Here's what you'll be able to do:
• View detailed info on your trophies on PlayStation.com
• Compare your trophies with multiple friends and other PSN ID's
• Compare details on trophies within each game
• Track your progress to the next level against friends
• See what trophies you have and what you still need to unlock for each game
• Use the sorting features to plan your game domination
In addition, the portable ID has been enhanced with trophy data so you'll also be able to take your portable ID with you to official game sites, social networks and other third party sites making it easier to show off your trophies and gamer status with friends online.
Your PlayStation Network Portable ID will link directly to your...
• KeyDB and Log to Notepad fixed for windows 7 and foreign languages
• Extra check added, Drive Serial is compared to Target f/w a mismatch will cause a warning... Just in case user were to hook up a new lite-on and forget to do DVDkey32
• Disable related windows drive letters on Intro Windows interfers with read-back verify as it thinks drive is still present after into. This occured primarily with benq running ix > 1.41. The half tray unlock also give windows drive letter. On intro, drive list is refreshed, scanned for the drive on the current port and disabled if found..
Lite-On 83850c Support
• ix 1.6 83850 support added (cross spoofing of ix revs NOT supported)
• conversion of [barcode].bin.key to dummy.bin
227w ago - It's been a few months since the last PS3 Media Server update and the official Blog isn't updated yet, however, shagrath has been handling updates via the forums linked above and has shared a new build over the weekend.
For those who didn't know, PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding any kind of media files, with minimum configuration. It's backed up with the powerful Mplayer/FFmpeg packages.