284w ago - This is clearly an unsubstantiated rumor, so take it with a fine grain of salt. According to poster NiTiZ on the N4G Forum (linked above), who claims to have a friend in the know at Sony London, downloadable PS2 titles are coming to the PlayStation 3 this summer.
Normally, we'd brush off rumors like this one, but this same poster also provided an off-screen capture of the PS2 download store in action, as shown below. Needless to say, it looks very legit.
Apparently, Sony will formally announce the store during this year's E3, with a launch following in summer. Plus, this isn't the first time we've caught wind of rumblings regarding downloadable PS2 games.
This rumor may be unsubstantiated, but it's far from unlikely.
284w ago - Sony upped the ante and changed the game when they expanded their friends list from 50 to 100 recently. Not content to merely keep up with Microsoft's vaunted Live online service, Sony announced another startling addition to the Playstation Network.
XMB in-game? Ability to play music while playing a game? Halo 3? Nope. Even better. Sony announced that in the latest 2.4 firmware update would launch the new Man's Best Friend, Friend's list or the MBFF initiative. What is the MBFF? Why don't we let Sony spokesperson, Angie Shennandough explain.
"While adding additional support for 50 more friends to interact with on PSN, we thought, what about about Man's Best Friend? My circus show poodle, sparkles, is my friend. Why couldn't we allow pets onto PSN, ya know? What about my REAL best friend? The one that I feed, take for walks and play with everyday? Well, we're changing all of that. From now on, you'll have an additional 50 slots to add pets!"
We responded rather curiously to this new "friend's list" and wondered, why pets?
"Well, pets are our friends and we want to know what they're doing at all times, just like our PSN friends, right?" Shennandough explained.
Incredulously she was asked by the press, "Pet's don't...
284w ago - As expected, European gamers finally get access to the Metal Gear Solid 4 Database. Not much in the line of other updates this week, so stay tuned for future updates and the upcoming North American PSN Store update.
- Metal Gear Solid Database FREE - Pursuit Force full PSP game (GBP 14.99/EUR 19.99)
- Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 demo FREE
- PAIN Nigel add-on pack (GBP 0.69/EUR 0.99)
- Guitar Hero III "World of Warcraft song" add-on pack FREE
- Call of Duty: World at War Reveal Trailer
- Prince of Persia Debut trailer
- PAIN Characters trailer
- Prince Caspian trailer
285w ago - A new menu option has appeared under account management on the PS3 which suggests a movie store is coming up soon.
If you follow this path: XMB > Account Management > Account Management > Activate System, you will see a new option to activate the system for different types of content, for now you can only select game but previously you could only activate the system for all content.
This change suggests that more types of content are coming to the PS3 very soon - perhaps the downtime was for a server upgrade?
With Firmware 2.4 and its host of tasty features due soon, we're quite excited (as usual) about the PS3 this year. We're fully expecting a raft of announcements for the video store and associated partners at E3.
The PLAYSTATION Network will be offline for 5 hours today from 3pm BST (4pm CEST) for maintenance work. It's pretty much all behind-the-scenes work and is, most definitely, not the 2.4 System Software update. Sorry, you need to wait a little longer for that one!
During this maintenance, the following online services may not be available:
- PSN account registration,
- PSN account sign-in,
- PSN account management,
- PlayStation Store purchases,
- online gaming, unless you are already logged in at 3pm
- forum login
In related news, self-proclaimed Sony employee Knight613 from GameFAQs states that PS3 Firmware v2.40 was supposed to come out on June 18th, but a bad error was found and needed fixing. Now the date is very early July (1st to 3rd), and the RC release is already ready... so it's just a matter of time.
To quote: 2.40 was supposed to come out June 18th actually... till they found a pretty bad error with the XMB and had to fix it. New date is supposedly July 2ndish,...