282w ago - Sony detailed its upcoming PlayStation movie and TV download store. Available tonight, the service will offer content from a number of partners, including Fox, MGM, Lions Gate, Warner, Disney, Paramount, Turner, and Funimation.
Consumers will be able to purchase content in both standard and High-definition quality. Pricing will run from $9.99 to $14.99 for purchases, while video rentals will cost $2.99 to $3.99.
Content will be portable. After purchasing a video you'll be able to play it on multiple devices at the same time.
Sony also revealed today that Gran Turismo TV will launch on August 1st and that Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty will hit the PSN this summer for $14.99.
Jack Tretton, president and CEO of SCEA, said today that your patience in waiting for PlayStation Home will be more than rewarded. Tretton added that they have made incredible progress and have got some great publisher support on game-specific spaces.
Finally, Tretton revealed that this year they will introduce a single PlayStation Network sign-on for PS3, PSP and PC. He also revealed that over 20 million units of DLC have been download and 180 million units have been download since the PS3's launch.
282w ago - Sony has released a new batch of screenshots from its Home online virtual community, showcasing a variety of Home locales, including specially designed meetup rooms for first-party titles Uncharted and Warhawk.
Currently in a limited closed BETA, Home is planned to launch officially in BETA form to the public later this year. Barring any last minute delays, of course.
One of the screenshots is below, with the rest for the new E3-space within PlayStation Home linked above.
Additionally, in one of the screenshots, a billboard for the title 'Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty' can be seen.
282w ago - An official way to display your PSN ID on various Web sites... Obviously, you will need to have a PSN account. You will also need to sign up for a PlayStation Underground account as well if you do not already have one.
Linking to the two of them together will allow you access to the PLAYSTATION Network Portable ID. The PSN portable ID "is a visual summary of your PLAYSTATION¬®Network account, including your Avatar, "About Me" message and Online ID."
There is even an HTML code provided for you to display this information wherever you please.
You can also now access your Friend List via the PSU -- in addition to the information on their portable ID, you will see their online status. If online, you can view their comment/status and what game they are currently playing. If they are offline, you can see when they were last online. At this time, you cannot manage your Friend List via the PSU.
So what are you waiting for? Link your accounts up HERE.
Then go to your "MY ACCOUNT" page, and on the middle left side you will see, "PLAYSTATION¬®Network Friend List", and like in my image below, I can see that Hazer is online & what game he is playing from via my PC. This is a nice feature to see who's on their...
283w ago - There has been a lot of talk about the PlayStation 3's Random Access Memory (RAM) vs Xbox 360's RAM, saying that the 360 has more RAM to work with etc. Here is an article to explain the situation of its RAM.
Just so you know, the PS3 has 512MB of RAM (256 for video and 256 for system). The Cell chip has 256MB of completely sharable RAM, the GPU has 256MB of dedicated RAM. Now the key here is what type of RAM it is.
The PlayStation 3 has 256mb of GDDR3 at 700mhz and 256Mb of XDR at 3.2ghz. So what exactly is XDR ram? Here are some of the highlights:
- XDR makes PS3 super effiecient
- XDR aids in faster cache mapping, both direct and indirect
- XDR ram works by a pointer to pointer technology and needs very small buswidth for execution
- XDR is not just faster than GDDR3 but it is much more efficient
- XDR RAM works by breaking down data into several packets which prevents data loss and exceptions
The Rambus XDR™ memory architecture is a total memory system solution that achieves an order of magnitude higher performance than today's standard memories while utilizing the fewest ICs. Perfect for compute and consumer electronics applications.
The PS3 has two times as much cache at 2x the speed, making it way faster for direct/indirect mapping....