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PS3 is Now Three Years Old, Happy Third Birthday PlayStation 3!

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249w ago - My how time flies... it seems like only yesterday that Sony's beloved PlayStation 3 console turned two years old.

Happy third birthday PS3 and PSN!! Here's looking forward to the next PS3 Firmware Update 3.10 that will arrive later this week.

To quote: "Sony has made all the right moves for this holiday season including, cutting the price of the standard PS3 SKU, and releasing quality games that showcase the power of the very expensive cell processor.

The 2009 holiday rush begins soon, let the competition begin."
 

Video: Free Comet Crash PS3 Update is Available Now on PSN

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250w ago - Pelfast President John Bates announced today that a free 'Kreios Resurge' Comet Crash PS3 update is available now on PSN.

To quote: Ever since we released Comet Crash for PS3 on PSN, we've been receiving a stream of emails from fans requesting new features. We're excited to satisfy a bunch of these requests in a content patch that's available right now.

The update introduces new levels, new maps, new battle settings and a new difficulty mode. The fresh additions showcase the best of what Comet Crash has to offer, while making sure fans have plenty to keep them warm during the holidays.

Check out this gameplay footage of the Kreios Resurgence:





The 1.03 update adds the following features:

• 'Expert' difficulty setting for seasoned Comet Crash players. You'll see a surge in enemy attacks that will put your skills to the test.
• 4 new Resurgence levels-one unlocked at the end of each comet during the Campaign. Resurgence levels may require completely new strategies. Beware... no hints!
• 4 new Battle maps to mix up your games a bit.
• Battle timer setting. After the timer runs out, all mobile units generate at 8x the normal rate which should bring games to an exciting finish!...
 

Video: Netflix on the PS3 Promotion is Available Now

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250w ago - Over the last week we reported that the Netflix PS3 Instant Streaming Disc has begun shipping (over 100,000 according to the [Register or Login to view links]) and saw some videos of it in action on Sony's PlayStation 3 console.

Today, Netflix VP of Corporate Communications Steve Swasey has shared another brief promotional video (below) on the PlayStation Blog as follows:

Great news for everyone who wants to instantly watch movies and TV episodes via your PS3: it's available now! If you've requested a Netflix instant streaming disc for PS3, it's on its way to you. If you haven't, go to [Register or Login to view links] today to get your disc.

Instantly watch movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix via your PS3. Enjoy!




 

Left 4 Dead 2 PC Demo is Now Available on Steam

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251w ago - Valve today announced the availability of the Left 4 Dead 2 demo to all PC gamers via Steam.

The Left 4 Dead 2 demo features gameplay taken from "The Parish" campaign, set in the New Orleans French Quarter.

The demo weighs in at 3.64 GB and is now available for all on [Register or Login to view links].

Playable by 1 to 4 players over local or Internet connections, the demo features all the new boss infected zombies and many of the new melee weapons included in the full product.

Left 4 Dead 2 promises to set a new benchmark for co-operative action games and become one of 2009's marquee titles.

Set for release on November 17, the title adds melee combat to enable deeper co-operative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaws, frying pans, axes, baseball bats and more.
 

The Saboteur for PS3 - Developer Diary #2 is Now Available

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252w ago - Today Lead Designer of The Saboteur Tom French discusses Developer Diary #2, which comes just under a month after the first installment, as follows:

Last we talked I told you about my buddy and our hero Sean Devlin, since then he and I have been quite busy. We've had some pretty cool press trips to the UK and even to the city where The Saboteur is set in–Paris. Felt a lot like a coming home.

Paris in many ways is like one of the characters in The Saboteur. Paris is The City of Lights and Love. It's vibrant and colorful, rich and cultural. People are constantly out walking the streets and nearby markets are filled with browsing shoppers.

If you've seen the movie Am̩lie and you'll know what I mean. That's the "fantasy" of Paris we strove to have in the game Рand do. It's a beautiful and bustling city filled with incredible buildings and architecture. Building Paris was an extremely tough challenge to tackle because the city is so well known.

First and foremost, we had to be very cautious about how to bring the in-game version of it to life. We started out by thinking about how to create "the fantasy" of Paris. From a physical world perspective...
 
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