263w ago - If you've dropped by Sony's official PlayStation.com page lately you will see it's been overhauled, and now sports a new look and promos including LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, and Resistance 2 for PlayStation 3.
In addition, Sony has updated their official PlayStation Network page showcasing new PSN Store content and including official PSN Blog posts.
Finally, as pictured below, Sony has added an official PlayStation Home page which also includes posts from the official PSN Blog, videos, and screenshots.
To quote on PlayStation Home: Expand the depth of your gaming experience through dedicated game spaces, mini-games, game launching features and themed items in this immersive 3D world.
268w ago - Per Mike Skinner (Team RamRod) via PS Blog today:
Hello everyone! Team RamRod here, the developers of High Velocity Bowling. Today we break our long silence with an equally long blog post.
To give you some background on the HVB development team, we are a small team who works on several projects. As some of you know, Big Ern has left our neck of the woods (we still miss him). But, the team has since picked up the reins and is now leading a new charge for HVB.
A lot of you have been asking about HVB, and we are here to deliver great news. We are pleased to announce that we putting the finishing touches on a new update for HVB, which will hit the PlayStation Network TOMORROW! Excited? Well, the best part of this is that the new update - all new features included - is FREE! For our brothers and sisters in the north, that means FREE for you, too.
We can hear you now ... "Wait, what? Really? I get online play in the update? Will it support my Playstation Friends List?" YES to all of the above. You will now be able to play with your friends online AND be able to chat with them using a PS3 headset or microphone. Feel free to chat and talk smack after comparing your stats and rankings...
268w ago - The Official UK PlayStation site has also published an article detailing ALL of the features included in PlayStation Portable system software update 5.00. It reveals that support for MPEG-4 AVC is included.
To quote: PSP system software version 5.00 has increased the number of file types that can be played to include MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) Video Main Profile (AVC CABAC) in 640 x 480 pixels.
If you update your PSP system, the system software version will be 5.00 and the following features will be updated.
Main features updated in version 5.00
• PlayStation¬®Store is now available on the PSP™ system
Using a Wireless network connection, you can now download (as a purchase or for free) products such as games, additional items for games, or video content for use on the PSP system.
• The feature for outputting video from PlayStation¬® format software to a TV has been improved (PSP-2000 only)
You can now output video from PlayStation format software to a TV in full-screen size.
You can now use video output cables that do not support video in progressive mode to output video from PlayStation format software to a TV.
• The number of file types that can be played has been increased to include...
268w ago - The Official UK PlayStation site has published an article detailing ALL of the features included in PS3 system software update 2.50. It reveals that support for DivX VOD is included.
[DivX¬® VOD Registration Code] has been added under [System Settings].
You must use this registration code to authenticate and register the PS3 system to be able to play video files that are compatible with the DivX¬® VOD (Video On Demand) service on your system.
To quote: If you update your PS3 system, the system software version will be 2.50 and the following features will be updated. In order to download PS3 system software version 2.50, you will need a minimum 140Mb of free space on either the PS3 Hard Disk Drive (System Update) or on removable storage media (PC Update).
Main features in system software update version 2.50
The account creation screens under [Sign Up for PlayStation¬®Network] and the menus under [Account Management] have been redesigned.
Other new or revised features in version 2.50
• You now have an option to set the PS3 system to turn off automatically after a background download or installation of content has been completed. This option is available when you are turning...
* added basic PSP-290 GPS support
* removed the spash screen
* cheat for sky/moon/mars has been moved to the menu
* protect .dat files from accidental overwrites
* Digital pad: move the map.
* Analog pad: move smoothly the map.
* R button: zoom in.
* L button: zoom out.
* X button: next view.
*  button: previous view.
* / button: go to address.
* O button: show/hide informations.
* Start: menu.