223w ago - Japanese PlayStation 3 owners have been enjoying Ad Hoc Party for nearly a year now, but when will it hit North America... Possibly next week?
That's when fighting game Fate/Unlimited Codes releases for the PlayStation Portable, according to the official PlayStation.blog.
To quote: Fate/Unlimited Codes is one of the games that uses Ad Hoc Party for its online multiplayer in Japan, turning the PlayStation 3 into a multiplayer server for PSP games without an infrastructure mode built-in, so one might think it will do the same in America.
That game's trailer promises that PSP owners can "play online with Ad Hoc mode."
Sony Computer Entertainment recently trademarked Ad Hoc Party in the United States, a good indicator that it plans to introduce it to North American PS3 owners.
Granted, the trailer for Fate/Unlimited Codes may be out of date and we wouldn't leave it up to the publisher of that game, Capcom, to determine the launch date of a Sony product.
We were told at E3 this year that Ad Hoc Party support in the West was "in the works," but weren't given a release window.
223w ago - Today Capcom's John Diamonon has announced that Fate / Unlimited Codes will be making its way to Sony's PlayStation Network next week, as follows:
I'm here to talk about Capcom's next fighting game, Fate/Unlimited Codes, specifically designed for the PSPgo. This game will be available next week, September 3, and is exclusive to the PlayStation Network.
Fate is developed by Eighting, the talented group responsible for the Bloody Roar series and Tatsunoko Vs Capcom.
Based on the popular Japanese visual novel/anime, Fate/unlimited codes takes place in a local town in Japan where 7 pairs of 'Masters' and 'Servants' compete for the 'Holy Grail' that will grant them any wish.
This compelling combat experience features a deep roster of characters and unique fighting moves, while employing a fast-paced, weapons-based fighting system that is sure to meet any Capcom fans highest expectations. It also features beautiful 3D graphics and a pseudo-3D fighting system. (Side-stepping evades FTW!)
Kazuhiro Tsuchiya, the producer of this game and known for his work on the Street Fighter Alpha series, loves the PS community and wants to share a few things about...
223w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Canada's Senior Public Relations Specialist Kyle Moffatt has announced that this weekend PlayStation Canada will be attending the Fan Expo in Toronto.
To quote: Huge news for Canadian gamers attending Fan Expo this weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
PlayStation Canada is attending the show in a massive way this year offering attendees the chance to get some hands-on time with a few major first party blockbuster titles. PLAYABLE the first time in Canada will be on the PSP Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier and for PlayStation 3, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Buzz Quiz World, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time and God of War III.
Be sure to stop by our booth this weekend so you can play these top titles well in advance of their release. Also if you are planning to attend the show on Saturday, be sure to check out the panel discussion featuring the host of Electric Playground Victor Lucas and SCEC's own Matt Levitan at 4 PM.
We'll be giving away plenty of prizes and tons of swag throughout the weekend so be sure to come see us when you are at the show. This will be your only chance to play Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier and God of War III before release so don't...
224w ago - According to an analyst with EEDAR, the Xbox 360 price drop will happen within a week.
That's right, the Xbox 360 price drop will no longer be rumor or speculation seven days from now, says EEDAR's Jesse Divnich.
Instead, the Xbox 360 price drop will be reality within one week's time - and maybe within the current week.
To quote: "EEDAR is pleased to see that the PlayStation 3 has finally dropped in price. The new PlayStation 3 pricing scheme finally makes the Sony console a much more competitive product, relative to its closest rival, the Xbox 360.
In terms of value, the PlayStation 3 is a superior hardware product in comparison to the Xbox 360; however, this is not to suggest that hardware sales will suddenly shift to Sony's favor -- a superior hardware system is only one variable in the equation for next-generation success.
Nevertheless, the PlayStation 3 price cut will act as a positive catalyst that will close the sales gap between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This price drop also places the PlayStation 3 at a competitive price to the Wii (retail MSRP $249).
While the target audience for the two platforms varies greatly, some consumers will face a tough decision to purchase the Wii with outdated processing...
224w ago - Today SCEE Content Manager Nina Scherer has shared this week's SingStore content update on the PlayStation Blog, as follows:
It's SingStar update time today, but first of all I would like to apologize again for the delay with the last update.
This week, new tracks on the SingStore include the legendary Paul McCartney and Wings with 'Let 'Em In', plus The Stanley Brothers with The Clinch Mountain Boys' "I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow" which you may recognize from the excellent O Brother Where Art Thou movie.
The total number of downloadable songs available in the U.S. SingStore now stands at over 900, and don't forget there are also over 20 song packs available on the store.
Thanks for your continuing support. See you in a couple of weeks time.
In English • Empire Of The Sun - We Are The People
• Newton Faulkner - All I Got
• Take That - A Million Love Songs
• Take That - Babe
• Take That - It Only Takes A Minute
• Take That - Pray
• The Coral - Bill McCai
• The Stanley Brothers with The Clinch Mountain Boys - I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow
• Travis - Something Anything
• Wings - Let 'Em...