226w ago - Today the Examiner (linked above) took notice of a statement in the latest Kojima Productions podcast by Sean Eyestone, which essentially brings new hope for PS3 Trophy support to fans of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the PlayStation 3.
To quote: "Just to address one issue that we've been getting a lot of comments about. And this is, of course, about trophies.
I just wanna tell everybody out there right now that your voices are being heard and that we're not ignoring you. We hear everything that you are saying. It's just that we can't say anything just yet.
But as soon as we have something to say, we will announce it. So, if we can just ask everyone to just be patient, we will give you an answer. But right now we can't say anything. So we just ask for everyone's understanding with that and just ask for everybody to remain patient and we'll let you know."
227w ago - Sony acknowledged that Fat Princess has been having somewhat of a rocky start, complete with lag and random connection issues.
The problem isn't effecting all users, though its been widespread enough to warrant a response from Sony.
To quote: "We are aware that some customers are experiencing connection issues and are working to address this [as soon as possible]," a Sony representative told G4. "If there are lag issues during a game, there will be a snail image in the lower left corner. It is advised that if this snail appears for more than 30 seconds, the player should try another game."
I've personally put a good number of hours into Fat Princess and have had zero issues with the game – which is actually a change from most PlayStation 3 games. I usually have trouble connecting to any matches on the PlayStation 3, period (used to be NAT 3, changed that, but problem has still persisted).
230w ago - It appears Sony is cracking down on those who are sharing their PSN identification and password to grant select items in PlayStation Home.
PSN game sharing is also labeled as violating the ToS later in the PS Forum thread (linked above).
Community Manager CydoniaX stated the following:
As many of you are already aware, there are members of our community who are requesting your PSN identification and password to grant select items in Home.
We would like to remind you that the Home staff will never ask you for your password, or any other personal information in Home.
The members of the community doing so are participating in activities that violate our terms of service. This is wrong, illegal, and most definitely NOT OK, and we will be handling these offenses accordingly.
Please be assured that we know who has done what. We know that many of you who participated in this are also some of our most dedicated and enthusiastic Home users and might not have been fully aware of the ramifications of your actions.
233w ago - Last week President Obama delivered a speech to the American Medical Association. His speech mainly focused on health care, but there was a short remark about video games.
The President, while speaking about ways to avoid illness and disease said that kids should "step away from the video games and spend more time playing outside."
So how does Peter Moore fit into all of this? Mr. Moore, in a recent blog update, poked a bit of fun at President Obama and issued a challenged of sorts regarding an EA product- EA Sports Active.
To quote: "As a father of three and someone who spends many a morning or lunch hour out on a run and/or in the gym, I applaud the President urging Americans to get off the couch and get active.
Of course, I can't resist pointing out that while I've always wholeheartedly endorsed moderation in anything you do, including playing games, it may be time for the President and his family to put their Wii to good use and fire up the 30-Day Challenge with EA SPORTS Active.
This is a 'game' even the President may not want to "step...
233w ago - America's Army 3 is supposed to be the best realistic Army simulation for gamers... and potentially a recruitment tool. Just a few days after it's launch the game was bombarded by fans.
Just when you thought there could not be any more bad news than the developers getting fired on the release date, server problems and fan complaints are flooding through America's Army forums.
To quote: A lot of fans cannot link their America's Army 2 account with the new one, so they are forced to create a brand new account and go through all the training again.
However the problem did not stop there. When players finish their training, there is no way to save their progress on the server. Players just have to keep doing the same boring training again and again, hoping the server will register their progress.
Server problems aside, there are more problems with the fans. The fans were promised amazing graphics built on the Unreal 3 engine but were disappointed when getting what is shown in the picture below.
There is already a online petition to change the texture, but we all know that online petitions means nothing to the developers... especially when the developers got fired already.