144w ago - PlayStation Home Community Manager Locust_Star has announced today that PlayStation Home is adding a suite of new Developer Tools and Tech to the version 1.5 update.
To quote: Today, at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, we lifted the veil on PlayStation Home's version 1.5, which will be coming to your PS3s in early spring.
The update will introduce a suite of new technology with tools that will enhance your experience with real-time multiplayer, improved physics, as well as more realistic graphics and animations. PlayStation Home v1.5 was developed with one singular goal in mind: high-quality games.
Developers will utilize the improved network mechanics to bolster the multiplayer experience with the fastest action available. With the revamped physics engine, developers will carry more control over physics elements, graphics, rendering and animations, which will translate to more realistic and more intricate game experiences.
This update is significantly different from what you, the PlayStation Home community, have come to expect from past core client updates.
While versions 1.3 and 1.4 brought user-facing features like Voice Chat, Cross Game Invites, Navigation Improvements, In-Store Previews, New Item Types...
145w ago - As a follow-up to our previous article, today the civil court of justice in the Hague has granted LG a preliminary injunction that will see all new PlayStation 3 consoles imported into Europe confiscated by customs for at least ten days leaving only a few weeks worth of PS3 stock left in the channel.
To quote from MCVUK: "Shipments of PS3 consoles have been seized by European customs officers as an LG injunction against Blu-ray technology seeks to block Sony products from sale, according to a report in The Guardian this afternoon.
Earlier this month, LG had filed a claim with the International Trade Commission calling for a block on PS3 sales, saying the device infringes on its copyrights.
The technology firm claims its rival's Blu-ray disc devices use four patented technologies while, Bravia TVs infringe another four.
At the time, the firm said it wanted to have sales of the PS3 (which plays Blu-rays) and other products banned.
And now, surprisingly, its got its way. The Guardian reports that an initial injunction has now been granted by the civil court of justice in the Hague, leading to all new imports of PS3s to be confiscated."
145w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a video trailer today for Dead Space 2 PS3 Severed DLC and confirmed it hits PSN tomorrow.
To quote: Dead Space 2 gets an afterlife tomorrow with the PSN release of Dead Space 2: Severed. This downloadable expansion picks up where PlayStation Move-enabled shooter Dead Space: Extraction left off, with (spoiler!) the escape of security officer Gabe Weller and surveyor Lexine Murdoch from the doomed colony of Aegis VII.
Fate ultimately brings the pair to another very bad place: the Sprawl, otherwise known as the source of Dead Space 2's Necromorph outbreak. While Issac Clarke is busy tracking down the Marker and battling his inner demons, Gabe is pursuing a more personal objective - locating Lexine, who's been abandoned somewhere in the dark recesses of the station.
Played through Gabe's eyes, Severed brings a different perspective to the events of Dead Space 2 and fleshes out the backstory of both characters, complete with a few twists and turns for good measure.
I went hands-on with the first chapter of Severed in a guided tour narrated by Dead Space 2 Producer Scott Probst and Executive Producer Steve Papoutsis. Decked out in high-tech...
145w ago - This weekend an anonymous PlayStation 3 developer has released PS3 Package GUI (Make Package NPDRM) Reloaded v1.00 for PKG format files followed by Make Package NPDRM Patcher Revision 1732 which removes the security checks in make_package_npdrm.exe.
145w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with the new PS3, PSP and PSN releases for this coming week today as follows:
We're celebrating Patapon 3 and the launch of PixelJunk Shooter 2 with style and PlayStation class this week, by tossing a massive community event at The Mighty this Monday night and you're all invited!
Come one, come all fans of the PixelJunk series, to hang with team PlayStation, members of Q-Games and hundreds of your fellow gaming compatriots.
The festivities don't end when we kick on the house lights folks, you can continue the party in your subterranean vehicles on Tuesday when PixelJunk Shooter 2 launches on PSN this week.
Jeff, Sid and I hope to see you all there and look forward in meeting each and every one of you in person. Just look for my branded hair and PlayStation ink. In the mean time, enjoy this week's The Drop.
PixelJunk Shooter 2 - In PixelJunk Shooter, players pilot a subterranean vehicle to explore the interior of diverse cave-like complexes. The player must affect the surrounding and dynamic terrain to progress.
The goal is to safely navigate through each vivid stage and rescue survivors scattered about the cavernous environment....