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Sony Announces New Web site Launch on PS3 via PSN

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197w ago - Today Sony Portal Manager Emmanuel Orssaud has announced that a new Web site is launching on PS3 via PlayStation Network.

To quote: From today, when you launch the Internet Browser from your PS3 system and check out the home page, you'll notice a few changes...

eu.playstation.com has been revamped with a new interface to make the most of your HDTV. It is now easier to navigate and you can even use PlayStation Move.

In terms of content, we bring you there all the latest trailers from the world of PlayStation, news and features, as well as guides to help you get the most of your PS3.

Go check out the new site now at eu.playstation.com from the Internet Browser on your PS3.

In the New Year you can expect more to come to this new site, with the integration of the PlayStation.Blog and PSN community features.

I look forward to hearing your first impressions on the new site and, for those without immediate access to their PS3, here are a few screens.
 

Guide: How to Use Your PS3 Eye as a Webcam for Windows PC

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200w ago - This weekend fl1pp13 has shared a guide on Dutch site PS3-Sense.nl (linked above) on how to use your PS3 Eye from the PlayStation 3 entertainment system as a Webcam for a Windows PC.

Download: PS3Eye Camera Setup v2.1.0.0130 (for the required PS3EyeTest.exe) / CL Eye Driver v4.0.2.1017

To quote, roughly translated: It is now increasingly common for laptops have a built-in webcam. Because of this chat is becoming increasingly popular.

Not everyone has the money for a laptop or an external webcam. But what if you already have the PlayStation Eye? For several months, this one with some special drivers to get working on almost every version of Windows.

The webcam has pretty good specs, but for the experts among us we have a list:

•4 channel audio input:16 bits/channel, 48kHz, SNR 90db - 4 channel audio input: 16 bits / channel, 48kHz, SNR 90dB
•56 or 75 Field of View zoom lens - 56 or 75 Field of View zoom lens
•2.1 F-stop, less than 1% distortion, fixed focus (25cm to 8 at 75 FOV)
•640 x 480 at 60 frames/second - 640 x 480 at 60 frames / second
•320 x 240 at...
 

Killzone 3 PS3 Beta Multiplayer Web site Launches, Details Coming

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215w ago - A few days back we saw hints that the Killzone 3 PS3 beta may be coming, and today further confirmation arrives with the launch of the official Killzone 3 PlayStation 3 Web site [Register or Login to view links].

According to JamesM5150 via IronStarMovement.com (linked above), more Killzone 3 PS3 details are expected to surface at this year's Gamescom convention, which runs from August 18th to the 22nd, 2010.

To quote: "This pretty much confirms that there will be indeed some sort of public beta announcement soon, considering everyone that had access to the Killzone 2 multiplayer beta (which started: 10/08/08) can view the Killzone 3 beta listing themselves.

There is also a Killzone 3 beta website that allows you to log-in with your PlayStation Network ID, however, you cannot access the contents of the webpage just yet and your PSN ID is claimed to be invalid."
 

SOCOM Cheater Gets Probation for Hacking PlayStation Web site

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229w ago - Today Techeye.net (linked above) reports via [Register or Login to view links] that a 17-year-old SOCOM US Navy Seals cheater who got kicked off Sony's PlayStation site retaliated by hacking it, and as a result he was sentenced to a year's probation.

In addition, the Latrobe teen will also have to perform 250 hours of community service and pay Sony $5,000 in damages.

Apparently Sony asked for more than $33,200 in restitution, but the judge ruled that amount would be too excessive for the teen.

To quote: "Coppers claimed that the teen crippled Sony's online PlayStation site in retaliation for being kicked off the site for cheating while playing a war game called SOCOM US Navy Seals.

He used hacker tools to contact a botnet and these were directed clog three games on the PlayStation site, causing it to crash and go off-line.

Sony wanted $33,200 in restitution, but the judge ruled that amount would be too excessive for the teen."
 

Heavy Rain PS3 Official Web site Live and More Details!

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244w ago - Today European Product Manager Alex Pavey has let us know the official Heavy Rain PS3 Web site is now live and revealed some more details, as follows:

Hi everyone! More exciting Heavy Rain news - I'm pleased to confirm that the official Heavy Rain website is [Register or Login to view links].

You can head over there right now to check out screenshots, character info and videos. But that's not all - you can also find out about 'Four Days' - the Heavy Rain Online Experience...

'Four Days' is a live online mystery which plays out in real time across three weeks, beginning on January 26th. You'll be able to get involved in the hunt for a killer - interacting with characters, identifying clues, making decisions.

Between Tuesday and Friday of each week there will be daily tasks for you to complete, or puzzles to solve. Along the way, you may well discover some cool exclusive content - but just as importantly, you won't find any spoilers that will ruin your experience of playing Heavy Rain itself!

Look out for further updates on 'Four Days' over the next few weeks, and register now at the official site to make sure that you don't miss the start of the hunt. If you do, you'll also get a voucher code for an exclusive...
 
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