291w ago - Rockstar Games just confirmed that they have released a patch for the PlayStation 3 version of GTA IV which was causing issues with online play.
Specifically, it prevents Gamespy's servers from being overloaded, and therefore reduces the impact on those servers that were causing the game to stutter and lock up.
To quote: Rockstar Games has released a GTA IV patch for Playstation 3 today that prevents Gamespy's servers from being overloaded and therefore reduces the impact on those servers that were causing the game to stutter and lock up.
We continue to monitor the performance of the game both on and offline and will provide further updates as necessary. We want to assure everyone that, together with our hardware partners, we continue to strive to give our fans the best possible interactive entertainment experiences possible.
This update will ensure that everyone will experience Grand Theft Auto IV the way it was intended. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.
291w ago - Speaking at the SCEE PlayStation Day in London yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves said that PS3's hard drive is staying at 40GB in Europe for the foreseeable future.
"I don't know that any other hard drive configuration is even planned," he said when asked when an 80GB SKU - so popular in the US - would release in Europe.
Continuing on the topic of PS3 hard drives, Reeves went on to indicate that those looking to get involved with PlayTV in September are likely going to have to buy a new one.
"I think eventually, yes, it will be," Reeves said when asked if hard drive size was significant to the consumer SCEE's trying to reach in Europe.
"I think the person that wants to be multimedia - and when we bring out PlayTV, they're going to find that 40Gb is too small. But it's not proprietary. You can go out and you can just buy another hard drive and just plug it in.
"You know, hard drives are a commodity. Sony says, 'OK, we'll go with 40, we'll go with 60, we'll go with 80,' but Seagate, who produces hard drives, they might find that next year, for example, the cheapest hard drive is 120Gb.
I'm not saying we're launching it, but they might say, 'We're putting a zillion 120Gb hard drives into Vaio and Toshiba laptops,' right?...