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High Velocity Bowling PSN Update Includes Online Play & Trophies

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307w ago - Per Mike Skinner (Team RamRod) via PS Blog today:

Hello everyone! Team RamRod here, the developers of High Velocity Bowling. Today we break our long silence with an equally long blog post.

To give you some background on the HVB development team, we are a small team who works on several projects. As some of you know, Big Ern has left our neck of the woods (we still miss him). But, the team has since picked up the reins and is now leading a new charge for HVB.

A lot of you have been asking about HVB, and we are here to deliver great news. We are pleased to announce that we putting the finishing touches on a new update for HVB, which will hit the PlayStation Network TOMORROW! Excited? Well, the best part of this is that the new update - all new features included - is FREE! For our brothers and sisters in the north, that means FREE for you, too.

HEAD-TO-HEAD ONLINE PLAY! VOICE CHAT COMMUNICATION! WEEKLY ONLINE LEADERBOARDS!

We can hear you now ... "Wait, what? Really? I get online play in the update? Will it support my Playstation Friends List?" YES to all of the above. You will now be able to play with your friends online AND be able to chat with them using a PS3 headset or microphone. Feel free to chat and talk smack after comparing your stats and rankings...
 

PSP Firmware Update 5.00 Includes MPEG-4 AVC Support

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307w ago - The Official UK PlayStation site has also published an article detailing ALL of the features included in PlayStation Portable system software update 5.00. It reveals that support for MPEG-4 AVC is included.

To quote: PSP system software version 5.00 has increased the number of file types that can be played to include MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) Video Main Profile (AVC CABAC) in 640 x 480 pixels.

If you update your PSP system, the system software version will be 5.00 and the following features will be updated.

Main features updated in version 5.00

• PlayStation®Store is now available on the PSP™ system

Using a Wireless network connection, you can now download (as a purchase or for free) products such as games, additional items for games, or video content for use on the PSP system.

• The feature for outputting video from PlayStation® format software to a TV has been improved (PSP-2000 only)

You can now output video from PlayStation format software to a TV in full-screen size.
You can now use video output cables that do not support video in progressive mode to output video from PlayStation format software to a TV.

Video

• The number of file types that can be played has been increased to include...
 

PlayStation 3 Firmware Update 2.50 Includes DivX VOD Support

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307w ago - The Official UK PlayStation site has published an article detailing ALL of the features included in PS3 system software update 2.50. It reveals that support for DivX VOD is included.

[DivX® VOD Registration Code] has been added under [System Settings].

You must use this registration code to authenticate and register the PS3 system to be able to play video files that are compatible with the DivX® VOD (Video On Demand) service on your system.

To quote: If you update your PS3 system, the system software version will be 2.50 and the following features will be updated. In order to download PS3 system software version 2.50, you will need a minimum 140Mb of free space on either the PS3 Hard Disk Drive (System Update) or on removable storage media (PC Update).

Main features in system software update version 2.50

• PlayStation®Network
The account creation screens under [Sign Up for PlayStation®Network] and the menus under [Account Management] have been redesigned.

Other new or revised features in version 2.50

Users

• You now have an option to set the PS3 system to turn off automatically after a background download or installation of content has been completed. This option is available when you are turning...
 

PlayStation Portable Firmware Update 5.00 Now Available!

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307w ago - Shortly following the release of PS3 Firmware 2.50 comes PlayStation Portable Firmware Update 5.00 today!

Download: PSP Firmware Update 5.00 (US) / PSP Firmware Update 5.00 (EU)

The PSP Firmware 5.00 update will add direct PlayStation Store access to the system, eliminating the Need for PSP to be connected to a PC or PS3 to download content. PSP owners will be able to download games, demos, trailers, and other game-related content anytime and anywhere that their PSP is connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi. This functionality delivers on the portable promise of PSP, making the device even more compelling for gaming and entertainment on-the-go.

Additional enhancements delivered through PSP 5.00 will include:
• On-screen keyboard - A full-size, on-screen keyboard will be added to make text entry during Web browsing easier and more convenient.
• Sleep timer - During music playback, a sleep timer will enable users to shut off their PSP after...
 

PlayStation 3 Firmware Update 2.50 Now Available!

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307w ago - As planned, Sony has released PlayStation 3 Firmware Update 2.50!

Highlights of what changes can be expected in the update were detailed earlier today.

Download: PS3 Firmware Update 2.50 (US) / PS3 Firmware Update 2.50 (EU)

More to come as it's available on this, and remember the PSP Firmware Update 5.00 should also be hitting momentarily as previously announced.

To recap: Building upon the foundation set by previous firmware upgrades, the 2.50 system software update will refine existing features while also adding new functionality. The update will deliver exclusive options to support the official wireless headset, as previously announced, such as an on-screen indicator that shows volume, battery charge, and mute functions, as well as a High Quality (HQ) mode, which utilises advanced wireless technologies...
 
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