202w ago - Today SCEE's Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has revealed that Tekken 6 PS3 costumes and ornaments are arriving in an update to PlayStation Home this week.
To quote: Headlining this week's PlayStation Home update are two new Tekken 6 costumes and a selection of character ornaments. If you're a fan of Heihachi or Paul Phoenix, we've got a costume for each that's sure to impress.
Alternatively, if your personal space needs a bit of sprucing up take a look at the full range of Tekken 6 ornaments. In addition to Heihachi and Paul Phoenix, there's Asuka Kazama, Nina Williams, Anna Williams, Kazuya Mishima, Devil Jin, King and Mokujin. The costumes can be picked up at Threads, and the ornaments from Furniture.
Additionally, the V-Store has been updated with a large range of new shirts. If you're a fan of rock music, this new release of shirts features several from the Worn Free range along with assorted others. Check them out at the V-Store!
Ever wondered what's behind the massive doors in the Presentation Podium? It's been a question that has intrigued many. Clues in the Home forums indicate that something mysterious is occurring related to those doors.
Are they about to open and reveal the secrets that lie behind? Our spies tell us the doors are...
210w ago - Update: The Tekken 6 patch update is now live!
Namco Bandai Games today released further details about the forthcoming free downloadable update designed to improve the online game experience for players of Tekken 6 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The update is scheduled for release on November 26th, 2009.
The update is separate from the online co-op Scenario Campaign mode download which is scheduled for release separately this winter.
Press Release: TEKKEN 6 ONLINE UPDATE - MORE DETAILS AND RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED
Online gameplay enhancements in the update include the following:
• Improved input response: improvement of the game's responsiveness to button / command inputs;
• Selectable search priorities for ranked matches: players will be able to set search priorities for opponents in ranked matches based on comparable rank or connection quality as well as location;
• Optimized data transmission between fighters and spectators: fight data will be optimized in order to reduce the bandwidth load on the host's console;
• Signal strength bars: the signal strength bar will reflect connection quality more accurately;
• Chance to cancel match: players will be able to cancel the match before it begins once the opponent's signal strength...
213w ago - Today Namco Bandai has confirmed that a Tekken 6 PS3 online patch is in the works and coming soon.
The patch is expected to remedy issues including that when trying to compete online in any sort of meaningful way, you're met with acute, game-ending connectivity issues.
To quote: Namco recognized that today and issued a statement stating, "To improve the online game experience for players ... Namco Bandai games is developing a downloadable update which will be available as soon as it has passed rigorous testing procedures."
Unfortunately, no date for the patch has been given, though the publisher does add, "This is separate from the online co-op Scenario Campaign mode update."
We've pestered Namco for more details on exactly what the patch will aim to fix and when we might hear more about it but, until that time, know this: something is being fixed at some point.
215w ago - Even though Final Fantasy XIII was reported earlier today to require no PlayStation 3 HDD installation, Tekken 6 (available October 27 in North America) appears to have an optional 4GB PS3 install.
According to Tekken 6 game director Katsuhiro Hirada, the stages will be bigger and will have more interactivity- such as walls or floors that can be broken to reveal new fighting areas. The character customization feature has been enhanced, and will be more involved with the gameplay.
To quote: "Namco Bandai's Tekken 6 on PS3 features an optional 4GB install, which massively reduces loading times.
Without the install, matches can take around 15 seconds to load, while installed copies take just a couple of seconds to get you into the fighting.
While this will come as a nice bonus for players with a new Slim PS3, owners of older, lower capacity 'Fat' PS3's like the 40GB model may be stuck playing the waiting game if they're already struggling for space."