New Metal Gear Online Campaign Announced for PlayStation 3

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275w ago - Konami has announced that a new "Welcome Rookie" campaign is headed for Metal Gear Online.

The campaign provides new users who register up to mid-February with a special pack that includes voice content and 5,000 game reward points.

To quote: Konami is attempting to wrangle in more new Metal Gear Online gamers today as it announced a "Welcome Rookie" campaign for the online tactical shooter. The campaign aims to provide new users who register up until February 16th, 2009 with a special codec pack which includes new voice content and 5,000 in-game reward points which can be used to get new items for players' characters.

The exclusive Welcome Rookie Campaign is only open to players who have not previously installed and registered the retail version of Metal Gear Online on their PLAYSTATION 3 entertainment system. Some of the game items that can be purchased from the MGO shop are only available to those who have purchased the Metal Gear Online Expansion Packs. For more information please visit: http://www.konami.jp/metal/mgo/.

Fans who have never played Metal Gear Online have the opportunity to download a free version now thru January 29th. The free demo, along with a free Metal Gear Solid 4 demo, are available on the PlayStation Network.
 

Insomniac: Resistance 2 Patch is Coming for PlayStation 3

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275w ago - Insomniac has confirmed that it is working on releasing a patch for Resistance 2 very shortly.

Although they didn't post any specific details, it was more of a general note to address the fans and make it clear that they are listening to complaints.

To quote: After weeks of no comments from Insomniac we have finally gotten an Official announcement on the MyResistance.net boards that Insomniac is indeed working on releasing a patch "very shortly."

Only problem is this announcement was to address the fans and make note that Insomniac is listening to our complaints and contains no further info.

In reply to a members comment, Bryan (IG employee) noted that the technical flaws are very well known and are being addressed, but rather or not those fixes will appear in the coming patch are still up in the air.
 

Global PlayStation 3 Releases for the Week of January 11, 2009

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276w ago - Lord of the Rings: Conquest releases worldwide this week, while Japan plays catch up with games like Fallout 3 and GRID.

This is the only worthwhile game release until early/mid February, then the craziness begins with two months of massive releases like Street Fighter IV, Killzone 2 and Resident Evil 5.

It'll be like Christmas all over again. Here's the release list:

US Games
• Lord of the Rings: Conquest

EU Games
• Lord of the Rings: Conquest

Asian Games
• Lord of the Rings: Conquest
• Fallout 3
• GRID
• Naruto: Narutimate Storm

That's it.. see ya next week guys!
 

PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 Device Driver v1.02 Available

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276w ago - Japanese developer Tamamy Ikesu updated his Older v1.01 Driver (not optimized for vibration) to v1.02. Better late than never, here are the 1.02 PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 device drivers for those seeking them... be sure to Right-Click, Save As the links to grab the files:

- SIXAXIS/DUALSHOCK3 Device Driver Edition (Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista any 32bit version)
- SIXAXIS/DUALSHOCK3 Device Driver DX version (Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista any 32bit version)
- SIXAXIS/DUALSHOCK3 Device Driver configuration software operation
- Driver vibration feature (Windows XP/Vista 32bit all versions)

Translated Notes: This driver is for USB-connected DUALSHOCK3 controller. Can not be PC made by SCEI SIXAXIS/DUALSHOCK3 will be able to use (USB connection only).. Bluetooth wireless communication is not supported.

Build Windows2000 driver is set to operate in the Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista is to make sure they are operating...
 

Sony: PlayStation Home Was Probably Announced Too Early

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276w ago - When asked about the reception Home has had amongst developers, game director Peter Edward admitted to DevelopMag that the social networking service was unveiled a little too soon.

To quote: "Initially, there was real excitement from people, because we were showing something really different and that had a lot of potential. And then there's the realization that, well, we probably announced it too early - GDC 07 was a long time ago. I think there was sort of recognition amongst developers of 'Oh, this is interesting, but there's still a lot of work to be done.'"

That attitude is changing though, according to Edward. "It's mature and everybody's starting to produce some really interesting stuff. As soon as developers start seeing what other people have done, it really starts to build on the excitement."

Hopefully most will agree with Edward - the wait for Home was simply too long. Would our opinions have been different if the wait was shorter? Hopefully, as time goes on, the service will evolve into something that both gamers and developers can get really excited about.
 











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