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Motorstorm 3.0 client update available 25th October

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361w ago - The 3.0 client update will be available for download tomorrow 25th October. To download it, please boot MotorStorm from the Blu-Ray disk, select 'Online' from the main menu, select an appropriate game universe and install the update when prompted to do so.

MotorStorm Update 3.0 provides the following changes;

- Added vibration support for DUALSHOCK 3 controller with adjustable sensitivity settings.
- Grid order has been randomised for first race in any online lobby.
- Finishing positions in your last race now determine your starting grid position in the next race within the same online lobby.
- On-screen indicator has been added to show whether voice comms are issuing from TV or headset; As before, please press and hold L1 (R1 if using control scheme 'B') to toggle headset output through TV or Headset.
- Sensitivity Settings for SIXAXIS™ Motion Sensor control have been added.
- 'Gloating Index' has been added to the Stats card; The Gloating index gives guidance as to a racer's online prowess. It takes into account the number of people you've beaten in each race and the number of people that have beaten you. Use the gloating index to spot the players to beat in each race! Try and rank your Gloating Index up to the perfect '10'!
- Several causes for...
 

Sony talks up PS3 update

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362w ago - A Sony executive has left PS3 fans all a-quiver after promising to release a firmware update "soon" that will improve the console's support for Blu-ray Disc interactivity features.

Don Eklund, VP of advanced technologies at Sony, reportedly made the promise at the recent HDTV DisplaySearch conference in California. Unfortunately, he didn't say anything more specific about the release, leaving PS3 buffs to speculate about what new interactive features Sony might introduce to the console.

The Blu-ray Disc Association has already mandated that all Blu-ray players launched after 31 October must feature picture-in-picture video playback, so Sony could be prepping things to make sure any PS3s sold after that date are compliant.

Any Sony update will follow hot on the heels of an interactivity features update for HD DVDs, announced recently by Universal. Its release consisted mainly of online shopping features, such as merchandise or trailer downloads, and a function allowing users to share their favourite movie clips with friends directly from their player.
 

SingStar PS3 Release Date Rescinded

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363w ago - SCEA won't even confirm a 2007 release date.

UPDATE: SCEA has confirmed the news to 1UP and refused to specify a new release date, even one within a "end of 2007" timeframe. Here's their official comment:

"In an effort to provide consumers with the most robust experience on the PlayStation 3, and access to a diverse catalog of downloadable content, the date of SingStar PS3 has been pushed back. We hope to have a new launch date confirmed in the near future. With a strong lineup currently available for the PS2 including SingStar Rocks, SingStar Pop, SingStar '80s, SingStar Amped and the limited edition SingStar Pop Ceramic White PlayStation 2 bundle, the franchise will continue to provide fun for the entire family this holiday season."
ORIGINAL STORY: The November 13 release date assigned to SingStar for PlayStation 3 in August may no longer be valid, as Sony confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that the game needs additional testing and does not have a current release date.

"We want to ensure that consumers have the best possible experience when playing SingStar on PlayStation 3," said a Sony spokesperson to the website. "We are therefore taking extra time to test the downloadable content and community features of SingStar to ensure that it is as rich, simple and accessible...
 

Madden 08 auto-update details

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365w ago - A required update was released for Madden 08 on the Xbox 360. The PS3 will receive this same patch soon. The details on what this update corrected follows below:

>>Franchise: Editing a player causes his contract value to change

>>Franchise: Former user coaches do not fill their new team's roster causing the game to stop simulating.

>>Franchise: The game crashes when simulating if the user releases all the HOF players from the Player Management Menu and then starts a franchise

>>Train for This Game: Certain Player Weapons Stat Points are not being recorded after Training.

>>Online: In Game: If the Client pulls connection at the end of game, prior to the Match Up screen, they will crash the Host.

>>Online: When the client ejects disk after the game clock has been reduced to 0:00 but before the opponent gets the match-up screen the Host will crash.

>>This update is not representative of a potentially more complete patch that will address gameplay and other franchise issues
 

PS3 1.92 Firmware OFFICIAL Changelog... Best update yet?

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366w ago - The PLAYSTATION®3 system software version 1.92 (with 1.90) update includes the following:

  • Customizing wallpaper (Theme Settings)
  • You can now display an image as the background of XMB™ (XrossMediaBar).
  • You can now use emoticons when creating messages under [Friends].
  • You can now enter text directly into text entry fields of Web pages using a USB keyboard.
  • Upsampled output of audio CDs is now supported.

    Other new or revised features in version 1.92 (with 1.90):

    Settings
    [44.1/88.2/176.4 kHz] has been added as an option in [Audio CD Output Frequency] under [Music Settings].
    [Type 2] has been added as an option in [Bitmapping] under [Music Settings].
    [On] has been added as an option in [BD 1080p 24 Hz Output (HDMI)] under [BD/DVD Settings].

    Video
    The [Image Quality Adjustment] option in the control panel has been changed to [AV Settings].
    You can now play AVCHD-format video files that are saved on Memory Stick™ media or on the hard disk of a video camera.
    You can now operate the (Slow (Back)) and (Frame Reverse) functions when playing video files saved on storage media or on the hard disk.

    Game
    New for 1.92: Playability status with the...
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