Video: Villain's Lair and Super Bowl Events Hit PlayStation Home

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219w ago - PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has made available a video highlighting the Villain's Lair personal space that is arriving this week alongside Super Bowl events and some new virtual items.

To quote: This week brings a massive update to the ever-expanding world of PlayStation Home, with a mountain of virtual items and an awe-inspiring personal space (complete with built-in mini-games) being released just this Thursday alone.

It's an update that Home fanatics absolutely cannot miss out on, which is why I'm dropping in to invite each and every one of you to come check out the veritable boatload of new content we have in store for you, the PlayStation Home community.

To start, let's look at the brand new Villain's Lair personal space - one of the most highly interactive personal spaces to ever be published on the PlayStation Home platform.

The perfect spot to indulge in your nefarious tendencies, the Villain's Lair is an enormous environment that includes everything from a shark-infested aquarium to a laser-guarded private museum where you can display the fruits of your detestable labor (such as all the treasure you are planning to plunder from the vaults of private collectors from across the globe).

The most intriguing aspects...
 

Fairytale Fights White Room PS3 Demo Arrives on PSN Today

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220w ago - Today Playlogic's Online Marketing Manager Debbie Brettell has announced that the Fairytale Fights White Room PS3 demo has finally arrived on PSN.

To quote: I just wanted to make you all aware that the Fairytale Fights White Room Demo is currently available to download on the PlayStation Network.

The Fairytale Fights White Room Demo features a 90 second countdown timer, giving you the chance to experience firsthand the blood stained mayhem and visceral thrill of carving up enemies with a range of weaponry and glory attacks!

One of the most gruesome demo's ever to land on console, the Fairytale Fights White Room Demo allows you to perfect your combat skills and combo building, so it's just as useful for those of you who have already purchased the game!

Furthermore, greats news in that the price of Fairytale Fights was recently reduced in order to make the game available to as many people as possible! So tell your friends to go and grab a slice of the action now. If you're after more information on Fairytale Fights, check out www.fairytalefights.com and be sure to register for more information.

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Hong Kong International Airport Gets PlayStation 3 Game Kiosks

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221w ago - According to MoodieReport.com (linked above), the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) now offers PlayStation 3 game kiosks to visitors providing free public PS3 access to all.

This means of course that while waiting for flights, passengers will be able to entertain themselves on any one of the 14 PS3 consoles available!

To quote: "Implemented in partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong, the developer of PlayStation 3, the PS3 Game Poles comprise a total of 14 units of PlayStation 3.

Stationed at various spots, including areas near the boarding gates at Terminal 1 and the Coach Station at Terminal 2, these PS3 Game Poles allow travellers to enjoy themselves while waiting for flights."
 

Sony Secretly Raises PlayStation 3 Repair Fee on Launch Consoles

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226w ago - According to AnalogHype.com (linked above), Sony has secretly raised the PlayStation 3 repair fee on launch consoles this week.

Apparently they used to charge a flat $150 service fee, which has now been quietly increased to $179.

To quote: "Sony Computer Entertainment secretly raised the price for servicing your PlayStation 3 at the beginning of this week. Originally a $150 flat rate fee including shipping has gone up to $179.

Sony is pushing to have the launch consoles replaced with the new 120 gb Playstation 3 Slim. All you have to do is pay $120 and lose your backward compatible console for the new and improved PS3 Slim."
 

US Air Force is Buying 2200 PlayStation 3 Consoles for Research

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230w ago - The United States Air Force will soon be placing an order with Sony for 2,200 PlayStation 3 consoles... and they're not even going to play games on them.

Instead, the consoles will be headed to the USAF Research Laboratory's information directorate in Rome, New York, where they'll be combined with 336 consoles the lab already own to form a "cluster" of Cell chips.

This cluster will then be put to work grinding out better ways to process high-res radar images, video footage, as well as research on "neuromorphic computing."

To quote: "The Air Force will use the system to "to determine the best fit for implementation of various applications," including commercial and internally developed software specific to the PS3's Cell Broadband Engine processor architecture.

The research will help the Air Force decide where Cell Broadband Engine processor-derived hardware and software could be used in military systems.

The Air Force has used the cluster to test a method of processing multiple radar images into higher resolution composite images (known as synthetic aperture radar image formation), high-def video processing, and "neuromorphic computing," or building computers with brain-like properties."
 







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