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E3 2009: Crysis 2 is Maxing Out the PlayStation 3 Console

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268w ago - The CEO of Crytek Cevat Yerli has indicated that Crysis 2 is pretty much maxing out the PS3 console.

He noted a performance analysis that showed the occupation of all the CPUs, the Cell and GPUs were at the limit... adding that there really isn't much more you can do!

To quote: Talking in the wake of the announcement that EA would be publishing Crysis 2, Yerli said that "The interesting thing is we did run a performance analysis on the PS3 devkit, and you know the funny thing is the occupation on all the CPUs, the Cell and the GPUs, is pretty much - the needle is at the limit."

Here, he was implying that Crysis 2, running on the company's new CryEngine 3 would almost max out the PS3's abilities. "There's not much more you can do," he added, "and frankly the breakthrough was very recent, and otherwise we would've had a compromised strategy on the consoles, which we don't have now.
 

E3 '09: The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable Trailers

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268w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared several new PlayStation 3 and PSP E3 2009 trailers today via PS Blog, as follows:

We've snagged a few of our favorite trailers for you here. Enjoy!

Gran Turismo 5




Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Gameplay




Gran Turismo for PSP




Hustle Kings




Echochrono



 

Daily PlayStation Store Publishes for E3 2009 - Day 1

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268w ago - Today PlayStation Store Team member Ro Hernandez has announced the first daily PlayStation Store Publishes E3 2009 update.

To quote: [Register or Login to view links] is going down in LA at its old stomping grounds at LA Convention Center. With all the juicy news and updates coming out of the show, as we did last year, we plan to refresh the PlayStation Store daily starting today thru 6/4 to bring you the latest content from the show!

This E3 2009 category will be available from all Storefronts (PS3, Media Manager PC & PSP) for our US & Canadian consumers. In this dedicated Homepage category, you will be able to find all E3 related items like games, videos, & other promotional items available for download.

Here's a look at some of the content we're offering today (and look for part 1 of the E3 Press Conference Video to go live soon!):

PSOne Classics PS3 / PSP
• Final Fantasy VII ($9.99)
• Medal of Honor ($5.99)

Add-on Game Content
• Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce Pack #1 (free)

Game Videos
• UNCHARTED 2 E3 Trailer
• Hustle Kings E3 Trailer
• Eye Pet E3 Trailer
• Fat Princess Launch E3 Trailer
• Final Fantasy VII Trailer
• Gravity Crash Trailer
 

PlayStation Network Extends Its Video Delivery Service to PSP

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268w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has announced news today that PlayStation Network is extending its Video Delivery Service to the PSP console, as follows:

Beginning today, you can download standard definition movies and tv shows directly to your PSP through PlayStation Network video delivery service.

You can still transfer programs to your PSP via the PS3 or from your PC via Media Go. But now, by accessing the video store directly on your PSP, it's easier than ever to take your favorite entertainment with you on the go.





We're also excited to release a variety of shows from partners such as Showtime Networks, Starz, G4 & E!, Summit Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, HDnet & Magnolia Pictures, Anime Network, Media Blasters, Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment, Starz Media's Manga Entertainment, Toei Animation, Viz Media, WEP, UFC, TNA and Video Action Sports - increasing PlayStation Store's library to more than 1900 movies and 9400 TV episodes.

So check out the 9000 hours of new programming... on your PS3 or your PSP!
 

Final Fantasy VII to Hit PlayStation Store, Over 50 PSOne Classics

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268w ago - The PlayStation Network continues to be an integral part of Sony's business model, with the company today announcing that we can expect 90 exclusive titles and more than 50 PSone classics coming to the service this year.

As previously reported, Final Fantasy VII hits the PSN today, with more titles expected to be announced shortly.

There are currently 24 million users on the PSN across 55 countries, including 11 million users in North America who've downloaded some 475 million pieces of content thus far.

To quote: Today Jack Tretton has announced during Sony's E3 conference that they will be bringing over fifty PSOne Classics to the PlayStation Store this year, starting today with the release of Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII on the store.

Some of these titles are Capcom games, as Capcom has previously stated they are bringing more PSone Classics to the PlayStation Store.
 
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