115w ago - Sony Portal Manager Emmanuel Orssaud has announced today that the official PlayStation App version 1.05 goes live today in multiple languages.
To quote: The latest version of the official PlayStation App version 1.05 will be available for download from the iTunes App Store and Android Marketplace from this afternoon.
The App is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch (OS 4 and above), or most Android compatible handsets (OS 1.6 and above).
In the latest version (1.05) we've added support for most SCEE countries which means you'll be able to use the app in your language and also read news and find out about products that are available in your country.
The full list of supported countries/languages:
• Arab Emirates - English
• Ireland - English
• Belgium - French
• Belgium - Dutch
• Luxembourg - French
• Luxembourg - German
• Switzerland - French
• Switzerland - Italian
• Switzerland - German
• Austria - German
• Portugal - Portuguese
• Denmark - Danish
• Norway - Norwegian
• Finland - Finnish
• Sweden - Swedish
117w ago - Sega of America's Assistant Community Manager Aaron Webber has shared a video announcing the Yakuza 4 PS3 demo is going live on PlayStation Network today.
To quote: That one guy from SEGA is back again, here to talk all things Yakuza 4, answer your questions in the comments, and remind you of one very important thing: The free Yakuza 4 demo is going live on PSN today!
If you've never played the Yakuza series before, I highly recommend you download the demo and give it a whirl. Today's demo is built around brawling, and in it you'll get to play as all four unique characters in the game.
Oh, and if you're glowing blue and you see the triangle button appear, make sure to press it - those are called HEAT actions, and they're both brutal and pretty amazing.
Also, hidden tip - we've equipped each character with a special weapon to use! Tap down on the d-pad to equip a weapon, and you'll find yourself armed with everything from nunchucks to spears to katanas. Kazuma Kiryu, the final character in the demo, also comes equipped with all three for you to try out.
If you own a PS3, you owe it to yourself to see why this series is exclusive to the console. And there's even more good news: following the great...
118w ago - Following up on our earlier GT5 article spotlighting remote racing, the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 update version 1.06 is now live and the complete changes are detailed below from the official site.
To quote: GT5 PlayStation 3 Update Notice (1.06)
An update to Gran Turismo 5 has been released. The contents are as follows:
[Major Changes and New Features]
[Remote Races] have been added to the bottom left of the [GT Mode] - [Community] screen.
Here you can start a fully automated B-Spec race using yours and your friends' "My Drivers", and gain rewards and experience from it.
For details please see section 8-4 [Remote Races] in the [Manual] accessible from the main menu, and also the new "Remote Race" page on gran-tursimo.com, under the GT5 product information section.
・Remote Racing from a Web Browser
In [Remote Races], you can visit the official "gran-turismo.com" website using a web browser, and remotely control your PS3Â® at home. You can start races, monitor its progress and check results from the website. This is a new playing style allowing you to play Gran Turismo anywhere.
120w ago - Product Marketing Manager TJ Consunji has announced that as of today the Killzone 3 PS3 Multiplayer Open Beta is live!
To quote: Starting at 10AM Pacific Time today, the Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta is live!
Japan and Europe are already hard at frag and now it's time for North America and Mexico to join the party! You'll find the Killzone 3 Beta on the main page of the PlayStation Store; it's also listed under the 3D and PlayStation Move categories for added convenience.
The Open Beta includes one map, Frozen Dam. All game modes can be played on this map:
• Warzone: The traditional Killzone game mode with game types changing on-the-fly
• Guerrilla Warfare: Our take on Team Deathmatch
• Operations: Our new story driven multiplayer game mode
• Botzone: An offline version of Warzone which can be played against AI opponents
The Killzone 3 Open Beta is playable in 3D and supports the PlayStation Move motion controller. The Beta trial runs until February 15th, so get on board while you can!
If you have any feedback, Killzone.com has a section of the forum specifically set up for this purpose....
126w ago - Today Treyarch Developer JD_2020 has announced that the Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 v1.05 update went live and shared patch details, as follows:
This patch is part of a series of ongoing improvements to online connectivity which will be continued over the next few weeks.
Treyarch is dedicated to ensuring the best gaming experience for the fans, and we've been actively working with you to continue to improve the game based on your feedback. As always, keep the feedback coming through the community forums.
LIVE FIXES - 12/22 (full patch 1.05)
• Improved party reliability when leaving with party - an additional step in an ongoing series of party improvements continued in the next patch
• Improved UPnP functionality - further expands the game's capability to open NATs on routers with universal plug and play enabled
• Enabled mute functionality in Playercards in the pre-game lobby
• Enabled kick functionality in party and private match lobbies
• Addressed an issue where the pre-game lobby would not always display properly when multiple players leave the lobby after a team split
• Addressed an issue where the pre-game lobby would appear stuck on the countdown timer while waiting to balance teams