132w ago - Sony's Ross McGrath of the SCEE PlayStation Store Team has posted up this weeks European PSN game store updates today, as follows:
First of all we have a new selection of Special Offers for you to browse - check these out and see if anything tickles your fancy.
I seem to recall we had a few requests for more bullet-hell, so you'll be pleased to see the platform/BH hybrid, Crescent Pale Mist hitting the digital shelves today.
On PSP we've a few sporty titles (yes, pro-wrestling is a sport, don't you dare say otherwise) for you and after the mini drought on minis last week, we've got three new bite-size gaming chunks for you today.
But, surely the star of the show this week is Grandia - undoubtedly one of the finest RPGs of the PSone generation. I'm very pleased it's finally with us and I'll be nabbing it as the next game to play on my work commute. Based on the potential 80+ hours of gameplay nestled away in there it should last about three months of tube journeys.
There's plenty of DLC this week, including the previously delayed Stunt pack for ModNation Racers and the missing Morpheus character skin for God of War III to name but a couple of pieces. See you later!
132w ago - Update: Chinese PlayStation 3 developer xoeo at A9VG.com has now released a working PSGroove payload to spoof PS3 Firmware version 3.15 / 3.41 to 3.50 along with some PSGroove hex codes, as follows:
132w ago - Just under a month ago we first reported on LOVEFiLM, and now SCEE's UK Marketing Assistant Rose Pickard has announced that the streaming video service is officially available on PlayStation 3 today.
To quote: Great News for Film and TV Fans: from today. LOVEFiLM will be available on the XMB (Xross Media Bar) on internet-connected PS3s* in the UK.
This means that you can now stream thousands of popular film and TV titles straight to your TV via your PS3.
Not a member of LOVEFiLM yet? Simply sign up through the LOVEFiLM icon on the XMB and you can be watching a film on your PS3 in five minutes. You can also enjoy a 30 day Free Trial.
Already a member? Connecting is easy! Just click on the LOVEFiLM icon on the XMB and sign in using your existing LOVEFiLM username and password (streaming movies is FREE with monthly subscription of £5.99** or £9.99 and above). Happy instant viewing!
* PlayStation Network account required
** Excludes £5.99 with games
132w ago - Recently some COD Black Ops videos surfaced showing off a 15th Prestige XP and Infinite Care Package hack, and as a result Treyarch COD: Black Ops designer David 'Vahn' Vonderhaar has issued a statement warning PS3 glitchers.
To quote: "This is going to be my one and only statement on this topic, so pay attention.
I got Twitbombed today from dozens of people the same 2 links. Some are people using old dashboards or old versions of the game. Others are claiming victory on old dev builds that don't even connect to the version of Xbox Live that you use. Others are reproducible issues that we will hotfix or patch just like we said we would. In essence, we likely know more about it than you do from watching a video on Vimeo or YouTube.
What many of these people want is to be Internet nerd famous. I'm not going to make them famous and you shouldn't either. Internet hysteria from normal people is exactly what they want and that's how many people reacted today. You gave them exactly what they want.
Given the opportunity, I'd personally wield the ban hammer for anyone...
Today we have a teaser video courtesy of Xenogears via Mhu2d.net (linked above) of a new PlayStation 3 homebrew application called Mhu Free Store for PS3, which is currently in private Beta but will be released to the public when it is ready.
Unlike PSXStore, Mhu Free Store runs on the PS3 without requiring a PC browser.
To quote, roughly translated: "It's been a couple of days since we brought you news that the PS3 version of MhuFreeStore was...