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Sony Unveils New SingStar PS3 Features Coming in June, 2010

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222w ago - Sony Senior Producer Chris Bruce of London Studio has unveiled some new SingStar PS3 features that are coming this June to the PlayStation 3 entertainment system, as follows:

Thanks to everyone who has taken part in our Beta so far, and those who have signed up for the next Beta events, there has been a great response. We have received loads of valuable feedback from you all and been working hard to get fixes and improvements into the game. Onto the features though...

First up is SingStar Remote, which enables you to connect to SingStar with a PSP during a game session and create a playlist of up to 20 songs.

The playlist can be edited whilst someone else is singing, allowing you to queue up loads of songs to play from a carousel on the PSP and move swiftly form one song to the next, ensuring no break in your SingStar party. Ever.

For truly professional SingStar players we have upgraded our gameplay to give the player feedback when you are singing with extra style using your natural vibrato. We suggest honing your vibrato skill on Gold by Spandau Ballet, Street Spirit by Radiohead or one of the tracks from the Il Divo SongPack. Good luck!

SingStar Clubs are expanding, a single club can now have up to 1000 members, and you will be able to join up to five...
 

PS3 Firmware 3.21 Locks Out More Features Beyond OtherOS?

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225w ago - Update: Sony has now told [Register or Login to view links] that despite widespread reports they have seen no evidence of damage caused by the PS3 Firmware 3.21 update.

Sony has already upset some users by removing the "Install OtherOS" with its PS3 Firmware 3.21 update, and based on reports from the official [Register or Login to view links] a sizable number of PS3 users have run into issues since updating to PlayStation 3 Firmware version 3.21 as well.

Problems after installing the update range from folks not being able to log into PSN or load a disc after the update to users not being able to turn on their PS3 at all - some have even reported freezing during the update process.

Of course, there's also lots of users that have updated without any issues whatsoever, and the problems don't seem to have yet drawn an official response from Sony.

Let us know how things worked out for you in the comments below.
 

Sony Invites LA Fans to Try New Fat Princess PS3 Features

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226w ago - Today Sony Producer Matt Morton of Santa Monica Studio has invited fans in LA to try out some of the new Fat Princess PS3 features.

To quote: We have a very special request for fans of Fat Princess on the PS3 who are living in the Los Angeles / Santa Monica area. We value your input so much that we are looking for a select few to help us test some new features for Fat Princess PS3.

We are looking for people who can give us two hours of their time and let us know what you think. We need people for this Friday, April 2nd in any one of the following sessions:

• Session 1: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
• Session 2: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
• Session 3: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
• Session 4: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Requirements for the Playtest are as follows:

• Be at least 18 years or older.
• Be willing to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement, because what you will be testing is a BIG Cake-of-a-secret!
• Be familiar with Fat Princess on the PS3.
• Live in the LA area with reliable transportation to the playtest.

Mastery of the game is NOT a requirement!

For your time and valuable input, we will give you a free copy of [Register or Login to view links] for your PS3 enjoyment!

If...
 

BUZZ! Quiz World PS3 Has In-Game Facebook Publishing Features

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227w ago - Associate Producer Jenny Barbour has unveiled today that BUZZ! Quiz World delivers the PS3's first in-game Facebook publishing features!

To quote: I have excellent news for all of you [Register or Login to view links] fanatics. You'll be able to experience the PS3's first true in-game Facebook publishing features by posting cool stats from your BUZZ! Quiz World PS3 games to your Facebook wall!

To get in on the fun, just sync your PSN account to your Facebook account by signing into PSN via the XMB, opening the account management menu, selecting the Facebook option and choosing to share game event information.

Once your accounts have been synced, you'll be offered the option of posting stats like what place you finished in and what buzzer noises your friends used, once you've completed a BUZZ! Quiz World PS3 game.

All you have to do is hit the red button on your BUZZ! Buzzer to accept and these fun stats from your game will be added to your Facebook wall. So fire up your PS3, hop into a game of BUZZ! Quiz World and get ready to tout your triumphs to all of your Facebook friends!

If you're a BUZZ! Quiz World PSP buff, I've got great news for you as well. We've been busy publishing PSP-optimized versions of your favorite downloadable...
 

Video: MLB 10: The Show PS3 All-Star Week Features

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232w ago - Designer Aaron Luke has posted up a video today on the PlayStation Blog highlighting MLB 10: The Show PS3 All-Star Week features.

To quote: This entry will discuss the additions made to the MLB All-Star Week festivities.

When we set out at the beginning of the year, one area we knew needed to be addressed was the addition of the Home Run Derby.

As we began to dive into the feature, we thought rather than just offering it as a stand-alone feature (which it is), why not include it into all season-based modes' MLB All-Star Week festivities. Now when you're playing in Season, Franchise or Road To The Show, you'll have the opportunity to play in the Home Run Derby.

When playing the Home Run Derby, you have the choice to set which players are controlled by player 1, player 2, or the CPU - except in RTTS, where you only get to control your created player. You also will have fast-forwarding abilities, in case you want to skip the CPU-controlled player's at bats.

After tackling the Home Run Derby addition, we thought why not go all-in and include the All-Star Futures Game as well. So, we've done just that. Now you get the full All-Star package. The All-Star Futures Game is available in both Franchise and Road To The Show - and just the same as the derby,...
 
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