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Sony Estimates the Number of Actual PlayStation Network Users

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287w ago - During Sony's quarterly earnings report, there was a Q&A held between Sony executives and market analysts, and Robert Wiesenthal - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sony America - revealed, to quote:

"I think right now close to half of our users have opted to sign up to the [PlayStation] network, and I think it's running on track, and we are expecting really great things this year from it".

Not an exact statistic, sure, but it gives us a rough idea. There are 23 million PS3 consoles out there. If "close to half" of all PS3 users have signed up, that gives us around 11 million people actually signed up to the PSN on their PS3's.

Not sure whether he also included the PSP in that statement, but seeing as online use hasn't been as important for that system to date, we'd say he's not.

All in all, that's a pretty healthy number!
 

PlayStation Network Video Content Update for July 31, 2009

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287w ago - Today PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has shared this weekend's PlayStation Network video content update, as follows:

Here are our this week's new releases and top downloads for the Video Store. This week, we've also launched a new featured collection – Fast & Furious.

Since 2001, the [Register or Login to view links] films have been moviegoers' source for intense thrill rides. Check out this clip below for a sneak peek!





This week we've added the following new content:

HD Movies

• All the President's Men
• Appleseed Ex Machina
• Babe: Pig in the City
• Boat Trip
• Boys Don't Cry
• Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
• Brotherhood of Blood
• Dante's Peak
• Dead Silence
• Dirty Dancing
• Distant Voices, Still Lives
• Dragonball: Evolution
• Dragonheart
• Drumline
• Fat Albert
• Fearless Vampire Killers
• Fever Pitch
• Fever Pitch (Unrated)
• Frankenhood
• Garden Party
• Green Lantern: First Flight
• Horsemen
• In Good Company
• Independence Day
 

Video: LEU-Loader OtherOS v1.0 for PlayStation 3 Linux

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287w ago - This seems like intresting stuff going on.. LEU-Loader OtherOS v1.0 for PlayStation 3 Linux.

To quote, roughly translated: Some time ago we started this project, known as LEU (Launcher Emulators for USB), as you know I care for every detail to make it pleasant and comfortable to use.

To start LEU Linux as it is you need a BootLoader.. usually used in terminal mode type which makes text more compliacado use.

In our case this is, graphics adapters to the environment we want to LEU to reach wider audience and that people lose that fear of the word Linux.

BootLoader has very interesting things like:





• Power-Track Initiative SixAxis
• Recognizes LEUs icon which will be installed (USB)
• Recognizes disc, marking an installation disk icon
• Recognizes HDD with Linux installation
• And finally we have a very cool key indicators from the new XMB that is created from the code Petitboot.

The video that shows how the LEU Loader is being used in conjunction with RAW iSO.
 

PlayStation Store Update for July 30, 2009

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287w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has shared this week's PSN Store update today, as follows:

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

Downloadable Games
Fat Princess ($14.99)
Rescue your beloved princess through teamwork in this comic medieval battle royale. There's a catch, though–the other team has been feeding her magical cake, making her harder to escort back to your castle. Choose from five distinct character classes and switch at any time to best help your team as you work to save your princess.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 329 MB

Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 Videogame ($14.99)
Rorschach has uncovered a mysterious missing person's case and with the help of Nite Owl, the pair sets out to find the young girl. Their search takes them deep into the depraved, sleazy corners of the city and eventually face-to-face with the mysterious Twilight Lady. Experience the next saga in Watchmen's unlawful brand of justice in this long-form downloadable game.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 807 MB

PSone Classics PS3 / PSP
Spec Ops: Airborne Commando ($5.99)
Pull your parachute cord and drop deep behind enemy lines! Engage in missions to rescue friendlies, destroy strategic points,...
 

One Thousand New Videos Are on VidZone for PlayStation 3

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287w ago - The most important feature of the update this week is an addition of ONE THOUSAND more videos! This will mean you need to accept the latest update from the XMB. To see a handful of the best latest added videos, go to Menu > Featured > Latest Videos.

From the rest of the update, to quote: HOMEPAGE FEATURES

Artist of the Week - Beyoncé
Everyone's favourite diva has stacked up quite a catalogue of videos over the years since Destiny's Child. Whether she is 'Crazy in Love' or 'Putting a Ring' on it she keeps rolling out hit after hit after hit.

Best of Acoustic
No electricity allowed! From Jack Johnson to Counting Crow's, sit back and relax to the acoustic sounds straight from the heart.

Exclusive VV Brown Interview
This retro fringed pop fashonista has blasted onto the scene with a blend of 1950's pop and modern day electronica. Having supported The Ting Tings and being a backup vocalist for Madonna and The Pussycat Dolls, we were more than privileged that VV Brown took time out of her busy schedule to exclusively chat with us about jealousy, Polaroid's, evolution and more.

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Party Tunes
Having a house party? Need a DJ? Well look no further! DJ VidZone comes...
 
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