Sony Responds to PlayStation Skin Disorder Claims

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268w ago - Earlier today, a buzz was being made about "PlayStation palmar hidradenitis" after a girl developed painful red lumps on her hands after playing PlayStation for a number of hours per day.

Sony has responded to the matter by indicating there are possible consequences if gamers do not follow common sense and the guidelines.

To quote: Sony has issued a statement following an earlier report linking use of its PlayStation console to a skin disorder.

Earlier today the British Journal of Dermatology released a report in which it named a skin disorder "PlayStation palmar hidradenitis" after researchers at Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland studied an afflicted 12-year-old girl.

She had developed painful red lumps on the palms of her hands after using her PlayStation for several hours a day before symptoms first appeared.

Sony has stated that it will study the findings, but points out that this is the first time it has heard a complaint of this nature.

"We firmly believe that video gaming is a legitimate entertainment pastime like watching movies, listening to music, or reading books," reads the statement.

"As with any leisure pursuit there are possible consequences of not following...
 

Video: Motorstorm Arctic Edge Trailer for PlayStation Portable

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268w ago - Earlier today Sony announced that MotorStorm Arctic Edge was making its way to both the PSP and PS2 consoles.

That being said, below is the MotorStorm Arctic Edge trailer courtesy of elhabibpatrick via YouTube. The video's caption reads:

Sony has just announced a new Motorstorm for the PlayStation Portable called Motorstorm Arctic Edge.

Check out this Teaser Trailer:




 

Destination PlayStation: New Bundles & Games Coming to PSP

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268w ago - Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein shared some highlights from the Phoenix area, where SCEA's annual Destination PlayStation conference is currently taking place. To quote:

I've copied the entire press release for you below, but here are some of the highlights:

• New PSP bundles coming in 2009, including an Assassin's Creed PSP Entertainment Pack and a Hannah Montana PSP Entertainment Pack, which includes a new Lilac PSP.

• Some of your favorite games are going portable for the first time, with exclusive PSP editions: MotorStorm Arctic Edge (also coming to PS2), LittleBigPlanet, and the Petz series.

• The Warhawk Command Center launches in PlayStation Home this week.

There's more, so read the rest straight from the press release. Look for more details to come later in the week.

Press Release: SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., February 24, 2009 - At its annual retail and publisher conference Destination PlayStation®, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced its unprecedented line up for PSP®(PlayStation®Portable), including a new hardware offering that extends the PSP market to young female gamers, the debut of blockbuster franchises MotorStorm® and LittleBigPlanet™ on the platform, and major software support from Disney...
 

Global PlayStation 3 Releases for the Week of February 22, 2009

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268w ago - The first rule of Killzone is: you kill the guys with red eyes. The second rule of Killzone is: you KILL the guys with red eyes! The premise is low maintenance, but Killzone 2 packs a lot of baggage.

From its conspicuous debut to subsequent years of shrouded development to a confident early review strategy, it's been a long journey for the shooter-that-should, which finally arrives at its retail destination on Friday.

PS3 Retail
• Killzone 2 [USA] $59.99 FRI
• Shellshock 2: Blood Trails [USA] $39.99 TUE
• Suzuki TT Superbikes (PS2) [USA] $14.99 TUE
• 50 Cent Blood on The Sand [USA] $59.99 TUE
• Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock (game only) [PAL] £49.99 FRI
• Killzone 2 [PAL] £49.99 FRI
• Silent Hill: Homecoming [PAL] £49.99 FRI
• 80 GB PS3 console with Killzone 2 [PAL] £299.99 FRI

PSN Games
• TBA

PSN Demos
• TBA

PSN DLC
• Prince of Persia: Epilogue [USA/PAL] TBA THU
• Rock Band [USA/PAL] varies THU
 

Project: PS1 Emulator for PlayStation 3 Being Investigated

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268w ago - Over the weekend DemonHades and ifcaro, who not long ago brought everyone the PS3 USBLD Loader to play PS2 iSO back-ups on the PS3, have begun investigating the possibility of a PS1 emulator for the PlayStation 3 console.

Below is a rough Google translation from Spanish of their findings thus far:

We bring fresh new info to know a little more how the emulator PlayStation 1 works. The first thing to say that this information is solely and exclusively on the Web for an idea that you do... PlayStation 1 emulator consists of 2 blocks:

The emulator itself made up of:

• ps1newemu.self 810,016 Bytes
• ps1netemu.self 839,704 Bytes
• ps1emu.self 886,336 Bytes
• ps1_rom.bin 4,089,584 Bytes

Looking inside I have seen some interesting things:

RESET
EXTINFO
ROMVER
IOPBTCONF
IOPBTCON2
SYSMEM
LOADCORE
EXCEPMAN
INTRMANP
INTRMANI
SSBUSC
TIMEMANP
TIMEMANI
DMACMAN
SYSCLIB
HEAPLIB
THREADMAN
VBLANK
IOMAN
MODLOAD
ROMDRV
ADDDRV
STDIO
SIFMAN
SIFINIT
EESYNC
PS1ID
PS1VER
 







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