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....
283w ago - Per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store) today:
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283w 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.