273w ago - Gamers and journalists alike have complained about the slow download speeds on PSN. "I would say PSN is generally slower than other services, especially wireless," says Chris Morell, senior editor and PlayStation liaison at GamePro.
However, Sony's director of communications Patrick Seybold has responded by saying that he hasn't noticed this at all, and "I have both [a 360 and Wii] at home and downloads are comparable if not slightly quicker for PS3. Of course, that's just my experience."
To quote: Two weeks ago, it took a frustrating six hours to download WarGames from the PlayStation Store, all while my PC, Powerbook, 360, and Wii enjoyed fast, uninterrupted wireless transfers. This was slower than normal, but I typically suffer less-than-desirable wait times for PS3 demos and system updates as well. (I get 15 mbps down in my area courtesy of Comcast, by the way.)
"I would say PSN is generally slower than other services, especially wireless," says Chris Morell, senior editor and PlayStation liaison at GamePro. "I switched to wired, which is better, but it took me a long time to download the new Ratchet and Clank the other night, despite my ridiculous 32 mbps down."
A quick Google search reveals the same, that several other users have experienced slow PSN downloads,...
275w ago - In celebration of the impending Red Alert 3 release and 13 year anniversary of the critically-acclaimed Command & Conquer franchise, Electronic Arts is giving away one the original games that started it all - the classic Red Alert - for free.
Starting this Sunday at 12 a.m. Pacific time, fans can download the 1996 original straight from EA's site.
Additionally, those who pre-order Red Alert 3 before October 27 will receive a free copy of the second installment in the series.
For all the details and related download click HERE or check out the link above.
275w ago - Here are some more Metal Gear Solid 4 codes for all of you who want "free" stuff. It's technically free because you don't have to exert any effort in getting them, but it's all content already on the disc, which means you already paid for it. Go figure.
Anyway, these items are not as great as last week's, but we're sure you'll enjoy them just the same.
- skynytktjp - Scanning Plug S.
- mgo2play - Subsistence Action iPod Music
Just like last week, there's another item for download in addition to the codes. "Metal Camo" is available which causes Life and Psyche gauges to decrease at half the normal rate.
Your Camo Index will also go down by 10 percent. You can grab all three items by accessing the "Extras" menu.
276w ago - Per Buubar of the European PlayStation boards, the v1.50 patch for Warhawk has now gone live on the PlayStation Network and is also available to download from http://www.ps3news.com/subdomain.php?pagename=psn. The download weighs in at 66MB and includes trophy support, which gives us all a good reason to visit the game once more.
The trophies in the new patch are tied to your PSN account, so if you have met any of the requirements you should find some trophies already unlocked.
Features of V1.50 Patch:
- Custom In-Game Music
- XMB Trophies
- Training Tutorials
- Retract Clan Invites
- New Paint Schemes & Insignias
- GGL Ceremonial Blades
- "Rookie" Server Color-Coding
Finally, those seeking a comprehensive Warhawk Trophy list can check HERE.