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Rumor: Sony Chooses IBM Power7 CPU for PlayStation 4 in 2012

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265w ago - According to Dutch site PS3Clan.nl (linked above), Sony is rumored to have selected IBM's Power7 CPU for their next-generation console tentatively called the PlayStation 4.

Below are a few fan-made concept pictures of what the PS4 could look like when it allegedly debuts in 2012, as well as a rough translation which states "it is a rumor, and not confirmed by Sony."

To quote: "After earlier reports about the new GPU for PlayStation 4 Sony is now told that the IBM Power CPU 7 has selected the next generation console the PlayStation 4.

"We can officially reveal in this world exclusive that SCEI has officially chosen IBM's currently in development [Register or Login to view links] architecture for it's PlayStation 4 system, currently scheduled for a 2012 worldwide release.

IBM shall debut POWER7 for the server market in the summer of 2010. The PlayStation 4 shall use a cost effective version of the architecture custom designed for Sony's specific needs.

The only information FGNOnline currently has available regarding specifications and performance is that the PS4 implementation of the chip shall use 6-8 cores, 24-32MB shared L3 Cache, Quad threading per core, and a double precision performance approaching 200GFLOPS.

The CELL chip which...
 

Diner Dash is Now Available for PS3 on PlayStation Network

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265w ago - Hudson Entertainment's Producer Andrew Plempel has announced today that Diner Dash is now available for PS3 on Sony's PlayStation Network, as follows:

Diner Dash was originally a PC game release in the early 2000's. Remember that time? People were into [Register or Login to view links]; oh the world was so naïve. Ahem, sorry this old man does tend to ramble on a bit.

Anywhoozers, Diner Dash followed the story of Flo, an office worker who was just gosh darn tired of working on spreadsheets and TPS reports that she quit. While wandering the streets, deciding what to do next, Flo stumbles upon a diner for sale. [Warning: spoiler alert. Just kidding] A light bulb flashes in her head and she decides to buy the diner, and become her own boss! OK, this is where you guys step in.

With your help, you and Flo will manage the daily crowds of customers who need to be seated, fed and billed throughout each shift. The better you do at managing their happiness the more cash you will rake in and the better your diner will improve as you build of Flo's franchise from one to four diners!

Ok, so you got the same career mode as in the PC version, I get it you want more, right? I would. Let me tell you; this ain't your grandmother's Diner Dash. We've...
 

PlayStation Home: Red Bull Event and Fight Night Producer Chat

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265w ago - Today PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has announced news of a new Red Bull space and event, Fight Night Producer chat and more heading to PlayStation Home this week.

To quote: Mark your calendars - this Thursday, November 26th, the next phase of the wildly popular [Register or Login to view links] Island will be released in PlayStation Home. To complement the existing [Register or Login to view links] mini-game, Red Bull will unleash two brand new spaces that will appeal to sports fans and beach bunnies alike.

The first, an exhibition of action and adventure sports photographs from [Register or Login to view links]. The winning photograph from each of the competition's ten categories is displayed on large illuminate cubes, imitating the real-life exhibit.

The second is a [Register or Login to view links] mini-game where users can compete against one another by launching one of five wild flying machines off of a 30-foot high deck in hopes of achieving flight. Think: The Wright Brothers... or that time you and your genius buddies decided to pile into your wagon and take a ride off the roof.

He who flies the farthest wins the high spot on...
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for November 24, 2009

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266w ago - With Thanksgiving arriving this Thursday in North America, PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has posted this week's PSN update today, to quote:

Hi Everyone - It's time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

Updates

PS3 Game Sale (from now until 12/2):

Now $4.99, originally $9.99:

•Flower
•The Last Guy
•Prince of Persia Classic
•Comet Crash
•Bomberman Ultra

Now $7.49, originally $14.99:

Smash Cars
Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves - Eye of Indra 2 Motion Comic ($0.99)(US only)

Killzone 2 DLC Sale (Flash & Thunder now $2.99, bundle now $9.99)

Fate/Unlimited Codes Sale (now $14.99)

Downloadable Games

Gravity Crash ($9.99)
Gravity Crash combines old school arcade gameplay with next-gen visuals, delivering a simple yet addictive experience. Players can even create their own custom levels to share. You'll need quick wits and a precise, steady hand to survive the action in Gravity Crash, coming exclusively to the PlayStation 3 and PSP systems via PlayStation Network.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 178 MB

Diner Dash ($9.99)
Players take...
 

Video: Gravity Crash is Coming to PlayStation Network Today

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266w ago - SCEA's Santa Monica Studio Associate Producer Mike Graham has announced that Gravity Crash is coming to PlayStation Network today, as follows:

Earlier this year at E3, we had the opportunity to introduce everyone to a brand-new old-school arcade style shooter, Gravity Crash.

Well, I'm here to let you know that Gravity Crash will be available on PlayStation Store today for $9.99!

Just to give you a little background info, Gravity Crash combines vintage arcade shooter gameplay with striking HD vector graphics running in 1080p at 60 frames per second.

Piloting a small craft armed with an arsenal of main and special weapons, a rechargeable shield and a carefully watched fuel gauge, players battle gravity and inertia through 35 levels that each feature environmental dangers, enemies and other obstacles. Along the way, players will encounter volcanic eruptions, winding caverns and bodies of water in their pursuit to complete their mission.

But wait, there's more. You can create your own levels and share them with friends! Here to talk to you more about it is my colleague, Stewart Gilray, CEO of the development studio, [Register or Login to view links], to give you the low-down.

Hi everyone, how are you guys doing?
 
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