276w ago - LittleBigPlanet players will not be able to download levels created by players in other global territories, Sony confirmed to CVG.
During a presentation of the game at the Leipzig Games Convention today Sony's Pete Smith, who oversees operations at LBP developer Media Molecule, revealed that levels published on PSN by players will only be downloadable by people in the same region. So we'll not be able to download levels created by Japanese and US gamers.
The reason, he explained, is because each territory will have it's own dedicated server to which levels are uploaded.
"We've got regional servers," explained Smith. "But we can move levels around on servers whenever we want. But you won't have access to the Japanese servers," he added.
277w ago - And here they are: The first ever pictures of the PS3's wireless keypad, unveiled by Sony at Leipzig earlier on today!
Below is the related Press Release as well...
Press Release: Keypad Attaches to SIXAXIS™ and DUALSHOCK¬®3 Wireless Controllers for Quick and Simple Text Input on PS3¬®
Tokyo, August 21, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that it would release the Wireless Keypad, a new peripheral for SIXAXIS™ and DUALSHOCK¬®3 wireless controllers for PLAYSTATION¬®3 (PS3¬®), this holiday season throughout the world. It will be introduced in North America in late November. It will be also introduced in Japan, Europe and Asia by the end of this year.
The highly anticipated Wireless Keypad is designed to fit precisely into the unique shape of SIXAXIS and DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controllers, and can be easily attached or removed. By using the product instead of the on-screen keyboard, users will be able to enjoy text chat communication more easily and comfortably in their hands, just as they would use familiar portable communication devices. It supports text chat in PlayStation¬®Home as well, and enables users to enjoy interactivity playing on-line titles and enjoying entertainment content more smoothly.
277w ago - VG247 has learnt this morning that the "next generation" of EyeToy is to be shown in the Sony press conference at Games Convention today.
We weren't told what the game would be specifically, but we do know Sony considers the reveal to be a significant part of the conference, which takes place at the show at 5.00pm CET.
Sony's press conference is leaking a little this morning, with a Gamekyo story based on a sneak look at a run-through of the event yesterday revealing that a new version of SingStar it to feature heavily in the presentation.
277w ago - We have just seen a small part of Sony Computer Entertainment conference rehearsal here at Game Convention in Leipzig, and we are almost certain that a new trailer of Heavy Rain for the PlayStation 3 with ingame footage was broadcasted.
We can also confirm that a new trailer of LittleBigPlanet will be shown and Pete Smith, Producer of the game, will be giving us some details about his game on stage.
The conference will also focus on the new SingStar sur PlayStation 3.
We will have to wait tomorrow for the Sony Computer Entertainment conference which will begin at 17:00 in Lepzig.