119w ago - PlayStation Network Director of Marketing Brandon Stander has announced today that Sony's Filmy application for high-definition videos is hitting PSN.
To quote: PlayStation Network users will be excited to hear that we have just introduced a new movie viewing application from Sony Corporation exclusively on PSN.
The new application, called Filmy, allows easy organization and viewing of AVCHD video recorded with Sony cameras on PlayStation 3.
With Filmy, you can enjoy smooth operability and easy video playback of your AVCHD videos. Simply connect an AVCHD-recordable camera to your PS3 with the USB cable, and you can view those high-definition AVCHD videos right on your TV.
The Filmy application is available in the media category within the PlayStation Store as a free trial version that allows you to operate full features for 15 minutes and also as a paid version that unlocks all content functionality for $5 USD. Once downloaded, Filmy will install under the Video icon of your XMB.
The Filmy application is yet another innovative offering on PSN as we continue to expand your entertainment options, including games, movies, TV shows, sports and content that just can't be found anywhere else.
Check out the free trial, and you'll see for yourself...
119w ago - Sony's Product Marketing Specialist David Bull has announced today that Walmart will be holding a midnight launch for Killzone 3 PS3 fans on February 21, 2011.
To quote: Pining for Killzone 3 but can't wait until the morning of 02.22.11 to pick up your copy? Have no fear!
On the night of February 21st, we are giving you the chance to play Killzone 3 early at pre-launch events happening in participating Walmart stores open 24 hours across the country.
Make sure you get there early since we're handing out goodies to the first few attendees.
The first 20 people to purchase Killzone 3 will receive:
• Limited Edition Killzone 3 Poster
• Voucher for the Retro Map Pack featuring two classic maps redesigned for Killzone 3
Select Walmart stores will also be hosting tournaments where you can win:
• A copy of Killzone 3
• Limited Edition Cloaking Helghast Marksman Action Figure
• Collectible Killzone 3 bags
Not sure where there's a Walmart around you? Here's a handy-dandy store locator. Contact your local WALMART store to see if they're participating in the Killzone 3 pre-launch event and what time their...
121w ago - Update #2: Sony has now served Gitorious with a DMCA takedown notice for PS3 hacking related repositories which have subsequently been removed.
Update: Now Sony is targeting other PS3 hackers via YouTube and Twitter, as new documents reveal they also plan to subpoena PlayStation 3 hacking related Web sites.
Following legal action against GeoHot, today Sony has sent out DMCA takedown notices to sites hosting PlayStation 3 developer files including California-based Github, and as a result the PS3 hackers have now mirrored the removed files on Norway-based Gitorious.
Those seeking to read Sony's takedown notice can do so HERE, with the violation citing "Trafficking a device that circumvents effective access controls, and/or Trafficking a device that circumvents effective copyright protection...
121w ago - Update: Sony has now done as expected and reissued the PS3 Firmware 3.56 update. More details to come as they are available (PUP SHA1/MD5 hash comparison HERE) on whether it remedies the PlayStation 3 HDD upgrade issues or not.
Some may recall Sony quietly reissued PS3 Firmware 3.41 to rectify issues for PlayStation 3 HDD upgraders, and today Examiner.com (linked above) reports the same remedy may be necessary in the recently released PS3 Firmware 3.56.