282w ago - PUMA by Mihara Yashuhiro will be present in 'Dress', Sony's new interactive fashion software which is supposed to bridge the gap between the virtual world and the real world of fashion.
Now PUMA is signed up, perhaps D&G, Cavalli and all the other high profile fashion brands will get on board!
To quote: The subject of fashion is one of the new fronts for Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) who wanted to link the capabilities and services of PS3 with the users to experience fashion in the virtual world.
Dress offers a unique fashion service which fully utilizes the graphic capabilities of PS3 to create beautiful models, true to life fashion items, and clothing using cloth simulation.
Mihara Yasuhiro himself shared SCE's vision for dress from the very early concept stage of the project as it perfectly fits the innovative PUMA by Mihara Yasuhiro philosophy.
283w ago - Lestrade, community team leader over at the official SCEE message board, has announced that the PlayStation Network will be down on Wednesday for around six hours due to scheduled maintenance, starting at 07:00 BST UK time.
As usual, the maintenance will be region-wide, however, due to the timing, will mainly affect European users of the service. Lestrade notes that "during the maintenance, some users might be unable to sign in to PSN, while others who have previously signed in (before the maintenance has started) might suffer disconnections."
To quote: Hello all, Please be aware that there is planned PLAYSTATION¬®Network maintenance on: Wednesday 07:00am - 1:00pm BST or Wednesday 02:00am - 8:00am EST
During the maintenance, some users might be unable to sign in to PSN, while others who have previously signed in (before the maintenance has started) might suffer disconnections.
283w ago - If you regularly browse any popular gaming site you'll have found it hard to avoid hype over the Firmware 2.4 update for the PlayStation 3. While every new update seems to generate unfathomable levels of interest over the smallest, most trivial new features, 2.40 actually appeared to be worth the excitement.
I still firmly believe that Sony gets off extremely lightly with regard to its online service, rolling out additional features and gaining press coverage for services that its rival Microsoft has given Xbox 360 (and even Xbox) owners for months, if not years.
Firmware 2.40 even caused a number of PS3s to cease working, yet the platform holder seemingly came out of the situation fairly unscathed. Those issues aside, PSN is finally becoming the service it should have been from day one, but how can it beat Xbox LIVE?
The biggest inclusion in Firmware 2.40 is support for Trophies, Sony's answer to Xbox's Achievements. Great on paper, but in reality it's nothing more than a novelty. At the time of writing only one game supports the trophy system, which is pretty shocking. Why not launch with support for all key Sony titles? Surely that should have been the bare minimum to expect.
More games will be added to the list over time, but most older titles won't be patched to include...
283w ago - Per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store) today:
Hey, everyone. It's time again for the PLAYSTATION Store weekly update.
Qore Digital Magazine:
Qore Episode 02: July, 2008 ($2.99 Issue, $24.99 Annual Subscription)
Episode 02 of Qore: Presented by the PLAYSTATION Network includes Part one of a three part series following the development of Resistance 2 and the exclusive release of the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm demo.
File size: 1.71 GB
Add-on Game Content:
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock July 4th 2008 Holiday Single (free)
FREE "Top Gun Anthem" as performed by Steve Ouimette. For all song credits please visit www.redoctane.com
File size: 14.9 MB
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.
"Promised Land" - Vesuvius (free)
"Who's Going Home with You Tonight?" - Trapt ($0.99)
"Time Is Running Out" - Papa Roach ($0.99)
"Down at the Whisky" - Motley Crüe ($0.99)
Crüe Fest Pack 1 ($2.99) - includes "Time Is Running Out" - Papa Roach, "Down at the Whisky" - Motley Crüe, and "Who's Going Home with You Tonight?" - Trapt....