275w ago - From Elixor of the European PlayStation boards:
This week's store update brings the following:
[FREE] The Last Guy
[FREE] NHL 09
[4,99 EUROS] Buzz! Junior Jungle Party
[19,99 EUROS] Medal of Honor Heros 2 (PSP)
[5,99 EUROS] Warhawk - Operation Fallen Star
E3 2008 - Far Cry 2
Movement - London: Back in the UK
Movement - Bianca Rose Interview
Movement - Doll's House: I Hate Today
Movement - Doll's House Interview
Movement - London: Doing the Tourist Thing
Movement - Bianca Rose: What Will Remain
Movement - Doll's House: 9988
Movement - Bianca Rose: Rainy Nights
275w ago - According to Gamer.tm, SEGA's latest PS3 exclusive Initial D: Extreme Stage which launched in Japan not only looks bad but also plays bad.
They note that the game looks like little more than a high-res PS2 title, and the game play sucks with "floaty handling and iffy collision detection aplenty."
To quote: Unfortunately, it seems that SEGA's usual top form has deserted it on this occasion, as our exclusive screenshot gallery shows.
Although there are no obvious faults with the game's graphics, it must be said that - between the flat textures, the lack of detail and the primitive special effects - there's not a lot right with it, either.
Indeed, we'd go so far as to say it looks like little more than a high-res PS2 title.
Unfortunately, the gameplay doesn't help much either, with 'floaty' handling and iffy collision detection aplenty.
276w ago - Update: The space is called the Media Event Room where Sony will be able to bring content from different conventions right onto PSN through Home. Now you can feel like your in the convention yourself without even attending! Now if we can get live coverage that would be the bit hit for this room. Regardless we got three news screens below showing off what's currently inside.
mbsaeger of the PlayStation forums found some interesting content in the Home video from Leipzig Game Convention.
The screenshots below were shown in the video for nearly a split second, and most users who commented have yet to see this room. If you view the images below you will notice that the room connects to several other spaces that specialize in different games.
One for example being Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty seen in the second picture. Also if you have a sharp eye you might notice the Resistance logo on the right side of the third picture.
Innervision96x who claims to be a BETA tester has posted in the thread commenting that the room is locked off to BETA testers.
"Nope, it's currently the only location locked off..."
276w ago - Sony Entertainment has revealed two new PS3 packs. They are an 80GB PS3, with two Dual Shock 3's and GT 5 Prologue for 449 Euro's. While the other pack will see a 80GB PS3, DualShock 3 and a specific movie sold at 399 Euro's.
The packs go on sale September 10th and October 29th respectively according to French site GameKyo (linked above).
449€: PS3 80Go + two Dual Shock 3 + Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (Septembre 10th)
399€: PS3 80Go + Dual Shock 3 + Blu-Ray Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (October 29th)
276w ago - CVG has learnt that Sony's next firmware update for PlayStation 3 will include an option for screen grabbing, allowing you to take your own shots of what you get up to on your PS3.
A development source has told CVG that PS3 firmware update 2.5 is rumored to have screen grabbing built in.
Exactly how this would be done and what you could do with the shots once you've grabbed a piece of the action isn't yet known. But you've got to reckon that uploading them to a server and showing off and using the images as themes would be a safe bet.
Sony hasn't announced anything about a 2.5 update yet and won't even discuss the subject.
We'll file this one under 'wait and see' for the time being.