103w ago - Today Microsoft has unveiled the upcoming Windows 8 Operating System at the D9 conference where a preview of the new OS was demonstrated.
The UI has changed considerably now being similar to Windows Phone 7's Metro UI, and those interested can check out the video below alongside the official Microsoft press release.
Press Release: REDMOND, Wash. - June 1, 2011 - Today, at the D9 Conference, we demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named "Windows 8," for the first time. Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface. A Windows 8-based PC is really a new kind of device, one that scales from touch-only small screens through to large screens, with or without a keyboard and mouse.
The demo showed some of the ways we've reimagined the interface for a new generation of touch-centric hardware. Fast, fluid and dynamic, the experience has been transformed while keeping the power, flexibility and connectivity of Windows intact.
Here are a few aspects of the new interface we showed today:
• Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen,...
126w ago - Today Deputy Editor Leon Hurley at OPM has shared a preview of the Official PlayStation Magazine UK Issue 53.
To quote: This month I am all about LittleBigPlanet 2. I was lucky enough to get to write the world exclusive review and I can tell you now, it's brilliant.
How brilliant is something you'll have to find out about in the mag. That said making this little target shooting game has been one of my gaming highlights of the year. Anyway, on to the issue!
The big news this month (aside from Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception) is our 2010 Game Of The Year feature. Or GOTY to its friends. These are the ones you voted for. We count down the top ten in detail, talk about our choices and hand out some 'alternative' awards. Including Biggest Disappointment and - fanfare - Biggest Install! There's also a complete top 40 of all the games voted for.
Probably the best thing you'll read this month is news ed Rachel's rapping adventure. After a bit of brash boasting about her Def Jam Rapstar skills we called her bluff and bundled her off to learn real wordplay with British rapper XO Man.
He's seven-foot and, according to Flavour magazine, is the "UK's answer to Andre 3000″. Rachel's five foot...
127w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has posted up a preview of Pulse 12/21 which hits PSN today, and includes Echochrome ii, a Dead Space 2 demo, and The Tester Finale!
To quote: If you're hunkering down for winter break, PULSE previews the perfect downloadable games, demos and videos from PlayStation Network for you to enjoy.
There's the PlayStation Move enabled puzzle fun of echochrome ii, the cell-shaded monster rampage of Eat Them!, a taste of LittleBigPlanet 2′s wide-open gameplay with the game's new demo, and the creepy Dead Space 2 demo.
Host Christina Lee also shares the Top Ten downloaded demos in recent weeks, and some must-have PlayStation Home games and spaces.
In new video releases, check out Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, and Angelina Jolie. Plus, a preview of the exciting Season Finale of The Tester 2 - featuring Killzone 3!
Watch it now above, or download to your PS3 in full HD after today's PlayStation Store update.
128w ago - PlayStation Network's Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared a preview video today of The Tester 2 Episode 7, which also hits PSN today.
To quote: We're down to the 'final four' gamers who have a shot at winning the job at PlayStation. Ches-ka, Gaymer, Mo Chocolate and Scooter compete this week in a high-pressure game show format challenging their PlayStation knowledge and problem solving skills.
Who's got the answers and the intelligence? Only the top 3 move on to next week's Season Finale. So, be sure to check out Episode 7 of "The Tester 2."
Visit the video section of the PlayStation Store now to download Episode 7 and later today when the games section updates. Also, visit PlayStation Home's "The Tester" Theater to catch the new episode and receive the new 'Game Over' shirt on Wednesday.
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130w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared some video footage today previewing The Tester 2 Episode 5, which is now available on PSN.
To quote: Last week's grueling teamwork challenge pushed the cast to their limits and this week, Episode 5 ramps up the pressure with an intense creativity challenge.
With nearly half of the original cast eliminated, the seven remaining gamers are given the opportunity to create a video game concept and actually pitch it to a focus group of real PlayStation testers.
Add to the mix the critical eye of this week's guest panelist, Kotaku reviews editor Michael McWhertor, and you won't want to miss what does down in Episode 5.
Download Episode 5 of "The Tester 2″ from the video side of PlayStation Store and later today on the games side after the update. Or, watch in PlayStation Home starting on Wednesday when the next 'Game Over' shirt is available in The Tester theater.
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