145w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:
Full Game Trial
ModNation Racers (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
ModNation Racers is a next generation kart racer that empowers you to personalize your entire game. Shoot, boost & drift your way to the finish line both offline and online, then create your own racing experiences with the same tools used by the development team. Share or access unlimited amounts of player-created content on PSN. There is no end to the karting fun!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 9.62 GB
• Sonic the Hedgehog (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
• Spyro Year of the Dragon (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $5.99)
• Enigmo (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
• Pix'n Love Rush (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
• PlayStation Move Heroes Demo (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
145w ago - Today berserker_devel at the XDA Developers site has shared some videos (below) on BlueputDroid, which is an application that allows Android phones to control a PS3 acting as a PS3 Bluetooth keyboard remote control.
To quote from GamesRadar.com (linked above): "The independent developer has tested it out on the Nexus One, HTC Wildfire, and LG Optimus One - all with rooted firmwares. He was not able to get it working on the Optimus One.
BlueputDroid is the first app to allow a smartphone to pair up with the PS3 as an input device. There have been other Bluetooth apps for Android that more flexibility in syncing the phone to a computer, but this is the first working app for PS3 connectivity."
From the video's caption: "This is a work in progress of my last Android application "BlueputDroid". With this app you will be able to use your device as a bluetooth keyboard for your PS3.
Nexus One Tested on a rooted Nexus One running a "clean" Cyanogen 6.1.1 (root is required to make it work). A beta version will be released soon on the Android Market, stay tuned!"
Finally, the list of currently supported and unsupported devices is below:
145w 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."