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Speculation: Samsung Adds MKV to Blu-ray Players, PS3 Next?

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259w ago - With Samsung now having a major advantage, we can only hope that the MKV file format is added to the PS3's accepted format list soon so that converting will be a thing of the past.

At IFA, Samsung [Register or Login to view links] that Blu-ray player models BD-P1600, BD-P3600 and BD-P4600 will support both YouTube and the MKV file format.

Existing players will be able to access those features by upgrading the firmware. The company plans to launch BD recorders in 2010, and is holding a wait-and-see stance towards 3-D.

To quote: "We know our consumers want access to multi-platform content, and the addition of YouTube to our Blu-ray players aims to provide this to them - from the comfort of their living room," added Robert Shaw (General Manager CTV & Home Platforms).

"Adding MKV file support and YouTube to our range of Blu-ray players is the latest step from Samsung Electronics in providing an unparalleled home-cinema experience for our customers."
 

Media Molecule Adds Water to LittleBigPlanet via DLC Add-on Kit

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262w ago - Today Media Molecule has announced that water is coming to LittleBigPlanet on the form of a DLC Add-on Kit.

They have also shared a video dubbed 'Just add water' (available below) and have posted the following prelude on their site.

Ever feel like something was... missing?

That's right folks. Water is coming to LittleBigPlanet as part of a future Downloadable Addon Kit.

Check out the video below!



 

Naughty Dog: PS3 Firmware 2.80 Update Adds More Memory

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265w ago - Not long after PS3 Firmware 2.80 was available came the official changelog details.

However, since then hidden features were speculated, and today Naughty Dog's Sam Thompson has stated the following in a Comic-Con 2009 [Register or Login to view links] (video below), to quote:

"Naughty Dog is constantly working to improve every aspect of the gameplay; be it animation, lighting, sound, texture fidelity."





"You know if you look at the game itself with the 2.80 engine update, you know we're adding more memory, so we get a lot more utilization of the SPUs so we increase our optimization of the Cell processor as well.

So we've got from the engineering side all the way up to texture fidelity, artists adding in even more... I mean there's really not a singular aspect that's not been improved in the game," Thompson added.

A reduced OS memory...
 

SingStar Global PS3 Patch Adds Voice Control, Trophies & More

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279w ago - Today Product Marketing Manager Erin English announced on the PlayStation Blog that the SingStar Global PS3 Patch (now available) adds voice control, trophies, and more as follows:

Good news for all you SingStar fans! Today we released a global patch featuring a number of new and enhanced gameplay and online features for SingStar PS3 users.

A new voice control menu will enable players to scroll through the song carousel and select the tracks they'd like to sing by simply speaking into the microphone.

For a sneak peak at SingStar Queen, check out the teaser trailer below:





In addition to voice control, the new patch will include support for over 30 trophies including 'Super Singer Gold', 'Keep it Cool' and 'All Eyes on You', quick song purchase functionality and an enhanced redesign of the SingStore and MySingStarOnline. The new patch is free to users and will be compatible with all SingStar PS3 discs.

For all you Queen fans, late last week we announced the upcoming release of SingStar Queen for the PS3 and PS2. Available as a standalone disc on August 18, SingStar Queen features over 20 classic hits from the iconic pop-rock group including 'We Are The Champions,' 'Another One Bites The Dust,'...
 

Video: Final Project Adds PSOne LCD Modification to a GameCube

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297w ago - Student Sami Laakso (aka Liuhuparta on YouTube) has shared a recent school final project he completed, namely a Nintendo GameCube console modification with a PSOne LCD screen attached!

To quote from the video's caption:

"I connected LCD screen to my old GameCube for my final school project. This film shows what I did.

Ratings and comments are welcome. Please, watch in high quality!"

The video is below, enjoy guys!




 
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