Sony Unaware of Any Slow PlayStation 3 PSN Download Speeds

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292w ago - Gamers and journalists alike have complained about the slow download speeds on PSN. "I would say PSN is generally slower than other services, especially wireless," says Chris Morell, senior editor and PlayStation liaison at GamePro.

However, Sony's director of communications Patrick Seybold has responded by saying that he hasn't noticed this at all, and "I have both [a 360 and Wii] at home and downloads are comparable if not slightly quicker for PS3. Of course, that's just my experience."

To quote: Two weeks ago, it took a frustrating six hours to download WarGames from the PlayStation Store, all while my PC, Powerbook, 360, and Wii enjoyed fast, uninterrupted wireless transfers. This was slower than normal, but I typically suffer less-than-desirable wait times for PS3 demos and system updates as well. (I get 15 mbps down in my area courtesy of Comcast, by the way.)

"I would say PSN is generally slower than other services, especially wireless," says Chris Morell, senior editor and PlayStation liaison at GamePro. "I switched to wired, which is better, but it took me a long time to download the new Ratchet and Clank the other night, despite my ridiculous 32 mbps down."

A quick Google search reveals the same, that several other users have experienced slow PSN downloads,...
 

2K Games: PS3 BioShock Demo Hits PSN this October

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292w ago - 2K Games announced that a demo version of the upcoming PS3 version of BioShock will go live worldwide on October 2nd in the PlayStation Network.

The full game will ship two weeks later, on October 21st in North America and October 24th in Europe.

For those who missed it, it has also been confirmed recently that BioShock has a 5GB, 10-Minute HDD Install.
 

European PSN Store Update Technical Delay, grab FIFA '09 now!

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293w ago - Community Team Leader MusterBuster at the official European PlayStation boards (linked above) has posted:

"Unfortunately, a minor technical problem has caused a delay to today's PLAYSTATION Store for PS3 release of new content. We will get the content uploaded for you as soon as is possible.

Apologies for any inconveniece caused, and we'll be sure to update you with any news as soon as we get it."

For those awaiting FIFA '09, it is 753MB and now available via our PSN Links page located at: http://www.ps3news.com/subdomain.php?pagename=psn.

Shortly following, another Community Leader stated: "I really dont know when this one will arrive - what you read is exactly everything I know about the issue. I know you're all disappointed. But I'm afraid there is nothing I can do to make this content appear faster!!!"

Hopefully SCE will sort out the issues soon enough!
 

JEOPARDY! coming to PSN Tomorrow, won't Feature Trophies

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293w ago - Per Shalom Mann (Senior Vice President of Development, SOE LA):

For 2008, we€ve been hard at work on a few games for the PLAYSTATION Network. Today, we are happy to announce that our first game, JEOPARDY! will be released for the PSN on Thursday, September 11, 2008.

JEOPARDY!, as you may know, is one of the most popular game shows on television and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this season. During my time here at SONY, I have had the good fortune to work on several games based on JEOPARDY!, including multiple versions for PCs and mobile phones, as well as skill-based and ITV versions. The PSN version, however, is easily the best looking and marks the first time we have been able to include real-time multiplayer capabilities.





While having multiplayer games was one of the key features we wanted to include, we also needed the game to look like the TV show. Everyone on our team worked on dual monitors, and it was common to see the TV show running on one monitor with the game engine or Maya on the other. Below are a couple of screen shots for comparison.

Some features of the game include:

- More than 2,500 clues and categories randomized for multiplayer games.
- Single-player games versus AI with three levels...
 

FIFA '09 Demo Hits PSN Tomorrow

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293w ago - Just posting to give all you footy fans a heads up that the demo for FIFA Soccer 09 will be hitting the PlayStation Store both sides of the pond tomorrow.

I played the demo back in August and I have to say the guys at EA Sports seem to have a good thing going with their last three footy games and are pretty much on couse to beat PES 2009 and reclaim the footy crown.

FIFA fan or not get the demo and try it, all those PES fans who haven€t played the last few games are in for a bit of a shock. Oh yeah and the image topping the post is the official UK cover art, nice.

The full game is released on 3rd of October.

Note: PES fans should turn the passing assists to €manual€ and shooting assists to €semi€ if they want the true FIFA experience. The game is much better then.
 











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