275w ago - Update: According to Play3-Live, two of the main PS Home functions promised since launch may be withdrawn for security reasons... namely, sharing content from your hard drive and music between friends.
We've been informed that PlayStation Home invites are going out. Yes, invites to the extended private BETA that was promised back in early August. An excerpt from the invitation message:
"Thank you for downloading the PLAYSTATION¬®Home Theme! You have been selected to help beta test the next phase of PlayStation¬®Home's evolution.
As a Beta Tester, you will be expected to help shape the PLAYSTATION¬®Home experience by providing feedback and submitting to us any issues you may find. We appreciate your help in making the PLAYSTATION¬®Home experience the best it can be!"
If you weren't fortunate enough to receive an email, the latest...
March 23rd 2007. This was the date that many Europeans had been anxiously awaiting, counting down to the day that they would get their shiny piece of the future. Expecting to find graphics that blew away the competition, and features that left all before it in the dust, many early adopters fired up the latest iteration of the Playstation only to be met with a system that lacked support, and had only a handful of exclusive features.
It is true that on launch day the PS3 did not seem to be the powerhouse, or gamer's choice machine that it promised to be. Despite having great launch titles such as Motorstorm and Resistance, the PS3 was a victim of its own hype, delivering nothing more than a standard console launch with only a handful of killer titles. This was to continue, as time went on the entry 20GB system was axed, leaving the 60GB as the only option for those who wanted to enter the next generation of Playstation, and at £425, it was by no means cheap.
This combination of price, lack of support and only the mere promise of killer apps and a bright future held the PS3 back at the beginning of its lifecycle. Sony believed that they had an ace in the hole however with the inclusion of a Blu-Ray drive and HDD as standard on all...
275w ago - With PS3 sales overtaking Xbox 360 sales in the last couple of months there have been many articles and reports flying around the Internet saying that the PS3 is finally starting to catch up to the 360 and may possibly even overtake it soon.
Interesting concept, except for the fact that it's flawed.
The current sales of the Xbox 360 and PS3 on VGchartz are as follows:
Xbox 360: 20.44 Million
PlayStation 3: 15.05 Million
The thing is, that if you look at the console sales, you can see that the gap in sales between the PS3 and Xbox 360 is still roughly the same as it was when the PS3 was launched.
This means that in the current state, the sales of the PS3 are at best only matching the sales of the Xbox 360 even though sales for Sony's console have picked up recently.
The PS3 is indeed becoming more popular and the past problems with the Xbox 360's hardware have made quite a difference. However, we all know that the Xbox 360 is going to be the only console offering HD next-gen gaming at the magic price of $199 US dollars.
As we have stated in previous articles, come Christmas time, parents are going to be flocking to stores to ensure a truckload of new foul mouthed children join us on Xbox Live and when they do, the low price of the...
275w ago - Home is highly anticipated throughout the PlayStation community. Many are saying that this is going to change the way we socialise on our consoles, and we here at That Gaming Site agree, well just myself and Ankido. Mehar our Xbox reporter and founder of the site, has different opinions, which will be expressed a bit later on.
Innovation seems to be a huge part of the Sony label. They keep bringing new creations and ideas to the table all the time. We've heard and seen the likes of Eye Pet, MAG, Little Big Planet, and the big Sony project, they called Home. Like I said before. Home is highly anticipated by many and is set to deliver a whole new console experience.
So with all this hype and excitement surrounding Home, Microsoft must be slightly worried? Or so we would all assume right? What "Game Plan" does Microsoft have to tackle the long awaited release of Home? Is it the new Dash Board and avatars? We will start with my opinions on this.
From what we have all heard about Home, it really does seem to be amazingly great and I hope the final product turns out like that. So if Home does arrive with all the mentioned features and more, I believe Microsoft really should worry. Based on everything I have seen surrounding Home and the new dash board, Home...
276w ago - Noam Rimon, Sr. Development Manager SCEA R&D has revealed that the team is just pushing some paperwork on Life with PlayStation so we all should just hold on tight for a bit longer.
He confirmed it will be a free service which can be accessed directly from the XMB. And for those who didn't know already: Life with PlayStation will feed live content to your PS3 with updates on news and weather on a visually stunning and interactive global map.
To quote: I've got some good news and some okay news. We'll start with the okay part. We're still pushing some paperwork on Life with PlayStation – so hold tight just a bit longer.
Now on to the good news, the Life with PlayStation application is looking great and to quench some of the curiosity around what it's all about, here's what I can share today.
We're going to offer this as a free service that will be easily accessible directly from the XMB. Life with PlayStation will feed live content to your PS3 with updates on news and weather on a visually stunning and interactive global map. Imagine being able to wake up to your PS3 to see if you need to pack an umbrella for the day. Or just relax as you listen to your favorite tunes while reading up on top news from around the world.