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Tales From Space: About a Blob New Co-op Map Pack Hits PSN

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181w ago - DrinkBox Studios CTO & Designer Chris Harvey has announced today news of a new Tales From Space: About a Blob Co-op Map Pack hitting PSN soon.

To quote: Greetings once again, opaque and bipedal earthlings! It's been awhile since I, Orange Blob, have been in touch. You may remember me from my PSN game Tales from Space: About a Blob, where I grew and consumed your world and all its inhabitants.

I've been away recently, you see, visiting a strange and unusual planet in a not-too-distant solar system. I was accompanied by my good friend Green Blob. It's nice to travel with friends, although Green Blob sometimes snores.

Exploring an alien planet is not for the faint of heart. Throughout our adventures, we were often confronted by tricky alien contraptions that required BOTH of us to get past. All this puzzle solving leaves a Blob feeling pretty hungry. Luckily, we were able to sample some local delicacies, i.e. the alien life-forms. They taste exactly like chicken.

Once again, the folks over at [Register or Login to view links] have been kind enough to re-create our adventures in video-game form. If you have a friend nearby, toss them a controller and see if you can put your brains together to solve these wacky alien puzzles!

The new...
 

Video: Puzzle Dimension Hits PS3 on PSN Today, 3D and Discount

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181w ago - Doctor Entertainment Co-Founder Jesper Rudberg has announced that Puzzle Dimension hits PS3 today with both 3D and a discount, as follows:

Our first PS3 title, [Register or Login to view links], will hit the North American PlayStation Store later this afternoon!

[Register or Login to view links] is a small indie studio from Uppsala in Sweden and we have worked hard to bring "aha!" moments to you PSN gamers.

The moment when the solution to a problem hits you is called an "aha!" or "Eureka!" moment. It is a feeling of satisfaction and the brain dances... that is the feeling that we want to let you experience with the 100 puzzles in Puzzle Dimension.

The rules are very simple. You control a ball that can jump and move in four directions. Your mission is to roll the ball on 3D structures, pick up flowers and reach the exit. It sounds simple enough, but the puzzles get more complex and new types of blocks are gradually introduced to constantly give you new challenges.





Puzzle games can easily become very static and that is why we decided to create a more interactive experience. By exploding the pixel graphics when the player moves we achieved two...
 

Cellminer: Bitcoin Miner for Cell Broadband Engine Architecture

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181w ago - Today Cellminer: Bitcoin Miner for the Cell Broadband Engine Architecture (CBEA) was made available via Github for Sony's PS3 entertainment system.

For those curious, this was developed on a PlayStation 3 using Debian GNU / Linux 6.0.1.

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From the ReadMe:

Requirements

Debian Packages [aptitude install ...]

• make
• gcc
• binutils-spu
• ruby1.9.1-dev
• libspe2-dev
- gcc-spu
- binutils
- ruby1.9.1
- libspe2-2

(packages marked - should be included automatically as dependencies of packages marked •)

Ruby Gems [gem1.9.1 install ...]

• net-http-persistent

System

In order to make use of your SPEs under Linux, you must have spufs mounted on /spu. For example:

# mount -t spufs spufs /spu

Or equivalently, ensure /etc/fstab contains a line similar to the following:

spufs /spu spufs defaults 0 0

Building

$ make

Running

$ ./cellminer --help
 

Video: PS Move Ape Escape Hitting PSN, PS3 Demo on June 28

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182w ago - SCEA Producer Kumi Yuasa has posted up a video today announcing that Ape Escape for PlayStation Move is hitting PSN on July 5 with a PS3 Demo arriving on June 28, 2011.

To quote: You may have seen that PlayStation Move Ape Escape launches today in [Register or Login to view links].

We're excited to announce that we'll be bringing all of the monkey-capturing mayhem to the US soon! On June 28th, you will be able to download a demo of the game on the PlayStation Store.

In PlayStation Move Ape Escape, you'll be tasked with fending off a monkey invasion after a UFO crash-lands into your house. This latest installment takes the fan-favorite franchise to the next level by allowing you to use the PlayStation Move motion controller to wield a variety of gadgets while capturing the mischievous monkey invaders.

If you cannot wait till June 28th to experience the mayhem, get the PlayStation Move Ape Escape Dynamic Theme today! We've just released the Dynamic Theme of the title for $2.99. As you can see from the embedded video, those mischief-making monkeys are set to take over your PS3 with this exclusive dynamic theme!





Check out the demo next Tuesday and...
 

PS3 System Software Update v3.66 Hits, PSN Services Improved

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182w ago - Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has just announced that PS3 System Software Update v3.66 (which uses the PS3 3.65 keys) is mandatory and incoming shortly, which will improve system stability during use of PS3 format software and PSN network services.

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To quote: A new PS3 system software update, v3.66, will be released soon. With this minor update, system stability during use of PS3 format software and network services has been improved.

As always, once the PS3 Firmware 3.66 update hits tonight we will update this article with the download links and changelog details.
 
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