268w ago - Update: Bad news, we're afraid. Sony Europe has just informed us that, due to unforeseen circumstances, those hugely-anticipated Resistance 2 beta keys have been delayed. Regrettably, that means IGN is unable to offer them today.
Many apologies to all of you that have camped out here this morning in anticipation of their arrival. Sony has given its assurances that the situation will be rectified shortly and we'll have further news for you over the next few days. As for now, it's safe to step away from the computer and get some fresh air.
To quote: You may not have heard, but IGN is giving away a slew of EU beta keys for Resistance 2, the eagerly awaited follow up to one of the PlayStation 3's greatest first person shooters.
Keys will be going live later on today, so keep your eyes affixed to the site and your finger hammering the F5 button. Either way, be sure to keep your browser set to IGN.com and watch out as your chance to get involved with the Resistance 2 beta goes live later today.
268w ago - The latest Sony PS3 Firmware 2.50 update added many great features to all of our Playstation 3's, but we are also getting many reports of problems as well. The main problem with the latest update seems to be related to the DivX VOD addition.
Some users have video displaying in black and white, although it worked fine before updating. You can read some of the problems users have reported below, feel free to share a comment once reading.
If you have video on your HD don't get if you have an SD TV unless you like black and white, I found out the hard way.
I downloaded 2.50 yesterday, I also have same problem with my videos showing only in black and white plus small difference in sound. I really hope that Sony fixes this bug fast, because this is not what I paid for. Also I'm very disappointed over the freezing of GTA IV still not fixed.
It's completely stopped my current DivX movies from working correctly! (Black and white, funny lines at the top of my screen) I didn't pay R6000 for this. What gives?
About 100gb of films I have are now black and white... not Alfred...
268w ago - I have been playing on the PlayStation Network (PSN) and downloading games there for a year now. The question I am asking myself: is it enough?
In all honesty, no! I will admit that I have love for many of the games that I have downloaded, but where is the depth of games that Xbox Live Arcade has to offer. A few games that I am missing are Luxor 2, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and Pac-Man: Championship Edition.
I have loved the Luxor games since I fist played them and find it delightfully addictive. I picked it up along with Pac-Man CE on the Xbox Live Arcade Compilation disc. I simply do not understand why the PSN does not offer at least one of these great games. Further, where is UMK3? Sure many purists swear by MK2, but I have love for the run button and would love to try my skills against players worldwide.
I am not going to say that the PSN lacks great titles, but I expect more. I find myself playing PAIN and it's expansions more than most of my disc-based games. However, it gets old faster than I like to admit. PAIN is also amazing in that my 8-year-old son and I can get lost in it for hours on end.
I am glad to have Super Puzzle Fighter HD and Rampart to lose myself in. They are great classics that I have already spent quality time with them. If you ever get a chance to play...