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IREM Square, Wizard's Den, LBP and More Hit PlayStation Home

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264w ago - PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has revealed that IREM Square, a wizard's den, Assassin's Creed virtual items and LittleBigPlanet full game-launching functionality are hitting PS Home this Thursday.

To quote: It's Wednesday, which means that it's the time of the week that we here on the PlayStation Home team drop in to let the awesome people of the PlayStation Home community know what to expect in our weekly content publish. And this one is particularly exciting, as we've got a little something for everyone that comes Home this week.

First up is the legendary [Register or Login to view links], a dusk-flanked carnival scene based upon a traditional Japanese festival that is a veritable reward heaven. Enter into this gamers' gala and rack up a ton of unique virtual items by interacting with a variety of local characters and playing the space's dedicated game. Check out the pics below for a sneak-peek at what this cool new space has in store for you.

Fans of the fantastical have more than ample reason to roll [their 13-sided dice] into PlayStation Home this Thursday, as we release the otherworldly Wizard's Den personal space. This dragon-encircled castle is the perfect place to let loose the sword-wielding, orc-slaying,...
 

PlayStation Home Update: Savage Moon Furniture & London Pub

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264w ago - Last week the London Pub was delayed due to a bug, but SCEE's Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has announced that it's back this week alongside some Savage Moon furniture in this week's PlayStation Home update.

To quote: Coming to PlayStation Home this week is a range of Savage Moon themed furniture for your personal space. Featuring in the range is a table formed from the legs of an Insectocyte, which will be perfectly matched by the rug stitched from Insectocyte sinew.

Light them both with the lamp, then sit back and relax in your choice of Bean Bag or Gun Turret Lazy Boy. Or maybe both! Each item is priced at €0.99.

The London Pub returns tomorrow. Visit Home Estates to get your own personal London Pub, and become a virtual pub landlord. Priced at €4.99, the London Pub offers a warm fire and comedy beer pumps - and more! - all in a setting on the Thames that overlooks the Houses of Parliament.

Gather your friends and challenge them to a few darts matches with the included multiplayer Darts game. You'll need the practice, as you could win one of 30 genuine Eclipse Pro Dartboards courtesy of [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links]!...
 

Exclusive Phoenix Video Interview on PlayStation 3 via VidZone

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264w ago - Today VidZone's Head of Production Ben Creasey has revealed that an exclusive Phoenix video interview is available on Sony's PlayStation 3 via VidZone.

To quote: You know a band called Phoenix? Well you should. They are French, they are cool, and they make some awesome music. We have an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW VIDEO available on VidZone!!

It has loads of behind the scenes footage of them recording their latest album "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" with their producer Philippe Zdar (My favourite producer of all time btw...)

We also have all the videos from the album, for your viewing pleasure. So... go buy the album, watch the videos, and marvel that you are the first people to see how they made the album.
 

Rumor: Sony PS4 to Use Optical Storage Discs Like Blu-ray on PS3

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264w ago - Sony's Senior VP of Product Development Shuhei Yoshida at SCEA has hinted in a recent interview with German site [Register or Login to view links] that PS4 may use optical storage discs like the Blu-ray discs the PlayStation 3 currently utilizes.

To quote from the interview, roughly translated: "Whether Shuhei Yoshida believes that the technology of digital distribution even when stationary consoles like the PlayStation 3 or a future 'PlayStation 4 prevails, "we wanted to know about him:" I think that digital content easier to portable devices like the PSP or the iPod fits.

It's faster, easier and more convenient than a CD, and the volumes of data keep both in music and play in bounds, "replies the Senior Vice President of Product Development at SCEA in discussion with video games area.

For home consoles, where the game files 5 to 30 gigabytes in size, was a download, however no longer feasible. Disc-based media would play on the console market is a part.

"Game developers now have to use the entire capacity of a Blu-ray Disc. But we supplement the offer with smaller titles from the PlayStation Store, but the big blockbuster games will continue to appear...
 

Video: Sony CES 2010: PlayStation 3 and 3D Q&A Session

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264w ago - For those who didn't make it to this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a PlayStation 3 video today which includes a 3D Q&A session.

To quote: 3D is undoubtedly the biggest buzzword at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. We know it's coming to the PS3, but how exactly is that going to work for current PS3 owners?

I asked that question of SCEA Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller, and the answers are in the video below.

We'll have more from CES here on Monday. In the meantime, you can find more Sony CES news [Register or Login to view links].




 
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