Steinberg hints at a few upcoming PS3 features

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315w ago - Scott Steinberg seems to be in a PR overhaul lately, popping up in several interviews. This latest installment has what some would call a challenge to the competition, but we won't focus on that flamebait comment.

He talks about how Sony hasn't had a big keynote speech this year yet -- he feels the Blu-ray victory is good enough for now. We're personally expecting a big one at E3. He hints also that movie and music download services may be coming soon -- perhaps also to be covered at our expected E3 speech?

Big name titles, he says, will keep momentum going for the PS3 this year, but he also mentions the possibility of more downloadable PS-One and PS2 games on the PlayStation Store. Steinberg says there are "on-going sessions" to get more third-party titles up on the store, so who knows, before the end of the year we might have a much more impressive library than we do now. Maybe it'll almost rival the insane selection available on the Japanese store.

Speaking of games, there's no open Home beta now because Sony has set the bar so very high, they don't want any more people to see it until it meets their standards to get into the public eye. We'd like to see more PS-One and PS2 games on the store, and an open beta for Home would be nice. We'll see what happens this year!
 

Warhawk v1.4 Patch In Development; Features New Game Modes

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316w ago - The version 1.3 patch for PlayStation Network title Warhawk, which is set to bring a number of custom aircraft paint schemes and HOME integration to the table, isn't out just yet – but that isn't stopping Dylan Jobe and crew from dropping details on the next major update for Warhawk.

To quote from the blog comment linked above: So while I can't say too much, I can say that the team is hard at work on developing some new game modes.

We have a lot of new designs at various phases of development so I can't say which ones will make the cut for the v 1.4 patch just yet... but rest assured that the next patch *will* have new modes, and of course, they will be free.

Don't forget that the version 1.3 update is scheduled to hit later next week. :P
 

Rumor: Devil May Cry 4 to get exclusive features on PS3

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329w ago - According to Internet reports, Famitsu has revealed that Devil May Cry 4 for the PS3 will include exclusive features including 5.1 LPCM audio, PSN support and the option to install data to the hard drive. The game reportedly takes up 5GB of storage.

To quote: In this month's issue of Famitsu, a popular Japanese magazine, they reveal that Capcom will be including exclusive features in the PS3 version of Devil May Cry 4.

Some of these new features include; 5.1 LPCM audio, PSN support, and the option to install data to the hard drive. Apparently though, game data takes up 5GB of storage, but on the bright side of things, it removes all load times in the game.

As of now, there is no word on what Capcom has planned for the PlayStation Network. Whether it's episodic content, new characters, new weapons, or even new bosses, we'll take it!
 

New Folding@Home features coming

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330w ago - The Official PlayStation blog has posted up that new features in the Folding@Home project. There is an auto sleep function, a background music player and a few minor features that will help you to maximize your contribution to the project.

To quote: What's a better Holiday addition to Folding than playing music? We've added a great feature in this version in the form of a background music player:

- To activate the music player select Music and then a channel. The channels are automatically populated with songs you have stored on your Hard Disk Drive! For holiday music I prefer to choose Dramatic (yeah!) and voila - music is playing.

- If you wish to skip to another track, just use a combination of X + left or right arrow. You can also change the channel by choosing X + up or down arrow. Happy listening!

- To stop music from playing, select Music again from the main menu and choose "disable." Your music playback selection will be saved between consecutive runs of Folding@home.
 

Sony sneaks extra features PS3 into Firmware v2.10

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330w ago - The big new features of the latest PS3 firmware DivX and WMV playback, but let us spare a thought for some of the lesser features that sneaked into the latest update. There is a new planet music visualizer, they fixed the video thumbnails in folders not playing and lastly BD/DVD dynamic range control has been tweaked.

And who could forget that the PS3 is now well equipped for the 1.1 profile movies that will hit early next year.

To quote: As well as providing DivX and WMV playback in the latest firmware as we revealed yesterday (which is now out, by the way) Sony have added a couple of really cool new features that aren't documented in the changelist.

Firstly, they've added a new 'planet' music visualiser from our friends at Q Games (press 'square' when playing music) which has got to be the most amazing thing we've ever seen. They've also fixed the video thumbnails in folders not playing, and finally BD/DVD Dynamic Range Control has been tweaked for those late night sessions. With the recent changes the PS3 is now the ultimate Blu-ray player, and the first 1.1 Profile movies come out on the 1st of January.
 







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