184w ago - As a follow-up to yesterday's article, today SCEA Senior Producer Mark Rogers has announced that the SOCOM: Confrontation PS3 patch 1.60 is now available for download.
To quote: We have some great news for SOCOM: Confrontation fans. We're excited to announce that the 1.60 patch is now available for download. Patch 1.60 contains a massive amount of new content and features entirely free to all players.
New Special Forces - The Dutch KCT and Italian COMSUBIN Special Forces teams are featured in this update. Each Force is provided with two new heads, a new voice and light, medium and heavy variants of their own torsos and legs (each with a unique camouflage pattern).
New Weapons - Two new primary weapons will be immediately accessible to players who select to play as the new Special Forces. The Dutch KCT will have access to the 417 assault rifle, while the Italian COMSUBIN Special Forces will receive the SPAS 15 shotgun. Additionally, four new weapons will be made available to players regardless of assigned Special Force. New weapons include the 9mm Sub Machine Gun, M82A1A, AK-74 and SR-25.
186w ago - If you own a Sony PS3 console (or any other DivX certified device) then you can claim and download a free DivX movie.
According to greavsie of the official European PlayStation Forums when you register on the official DivX site MoviePromo.Divx.com you are entitled to a free movie download that you can transfer to the PlayStation 3.
To quote: "All you need is to get a DivX VOD Registration Code from your PS3's System Settings and then enter that code on your Web site account.
You will then have to download a small file to play on your PlayStation 3 to activate it for Video-on-demand playback.
Finally, you can now choose what movie you want for free. The selection is small and not great, but the best one is probably Batman Begins. To download the film, you need the latest version of DivX installed on your PC."
205w ago - SCEE's head of developer relations, Zeno Colaço, has confirmed rumors that a new section of the PS Store that focuses on "snackable" games and applications for the PSP in on the way, to tackle the threat posed by Apple's fast-growing App Store.
To quote: "We're introducing new initiatives for the PSP which take it beyond traditional gaming, but still includes elements from gaming, and also includes new developers," said Colaço, confirming Sony has over 50 studios already working on games and apps for the new initiative.
These are to be sold via a new, "specially branded" area of the PS Store for the PSP and PSP Go, according to Develop.
"It is still a professional environment, you still need a development kit and you still need to have investment and a team," he told the site." But it can be a small team. We don't see any of the restrictions on the disc-based space being in this space."
Users can expect "snackable" games as small as 20MBs in size, he teases.
221w ago - The Hunter, developed by Avalanche Studios (the creators of Just Cause), promises to be the most true-to-life simulation of buck hunting ever designed.
With a mixture of different gaming features, from social networking to online play, The Hunter provides a sandbox island where patience and careful planning win out over run and gun play.
The game is just recently out in Open Beta, utilizing the same "login to play" system alongside ID Software (Quake Live) and EA (Battlefield Heroes). It's currently free to play after making an account and grabbing a 400mb file from download.
From the brief moment of play I've had, the presentation is nothing short of stunning. Birds fly in random patterns, deer sniff the air and scratch themselves. The graphics are phenomenal for such a small install, so it's definitely worth a look at their Web site.