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TweakDisplay v0.7.729 for PlayStation Portable Released!

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303w ago - Mr305 has released an update to TweakDisplay, a plug-in that gives a set of 20 visual effects to your PSP. It also has a way excellent visualizer for your music!

This plug-in works with most homebrew out there, spicing them up with some psychedelic effects that'll definitely give you PSP gaming a new kick.

Download: TweakDisplay v0.7.729 for PSP

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This plug-in's been brewing for months now and a lot of people finally got to get their hands on it when it was officially released yesterday, containing the following effects:

- Contrast Boost that mimics PSP-3000's improved contrast via Software.
- Brightness Boost with variable adjustment
- Physically Flipped XMB with natural keymapping (PSP 1000 Feels lighter than it is, if held this way )
- SUPER Stylish Music Visualizer (for Bars Visualization)
- Warm Tones, Cool Tones, Red tones...
- Color Filters (5+)
- Inverted Colors
- Mirror effects (2)
- Oil Paint effect
- Everything else you could think of...

Remember now, you'll need CFW 5.00 M33-3 for this. This update provides a "possible performance improvement."...
 

Heavy Rain Developer Interview & New Screens for PlayStation 3

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303w ago - Recently 1UP has conducted a great interview with Quantic Dream's president and CEO (and Heavy Rain writer and director) David Cage, and have released a couple more screenshots that can be considered breathtaking to say the least.

Of course, screenshots have the ability to speak just fine for themselves. Make sure to visit the source (linked above) to see them all. Below is an excerpt from the interview:

1UP: You warned against reading too much into the taxidermist scene, but does that scene suggest Heavy Rain's themes might be more rooted in reality than Indigo Prophecy's?

DC: Definitely. We tend to believe in our industry that we need to tell simplistic or spectacular stories, where the hero saves the world, destroys evil, or has supernatural powers. This is because the videogame, as a medium, has been too immature to tell complex and subtle stories. I made this mistake myself at the end of [Indigo Prophecy], where I felt my story needed something spectacular because all I had so far was normal people leading a normal life.

I realized that the "normal" part was the one that worked the best, and that it wasn't necessary to save the world to tell something exciting anymore. Heavy Rain will be about normal people in real life, and I believe it'll be much more emotionally...
 

PlayStation 3 Firmware Update 2.53 Finally Released!

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303w ago - After being initially announced nearly a week ago, and then mysteriously vanishing three days ago, today PlayStation 3 Firmware Update 2.53 is officially available!

Download: PS3 Firmware Update 2.53 (US) / PS3 Firmware Update 2.53 (EU)

Changes per Eric Lempel of the PlayStation Blog:

Hi everyone, in the next PS3 firmware update (v2.53) we're improving the way the Flash Player works with the Internet browser. In addition to being able to access more sites using Flash, you'll be able to enjoy:

• Full-screen mode playability
• Live movie (using RTMP format) playability

Now it's going to be even easier to enjoy Web content on your PS3, in full-screen!
 

BBC iPlayer Now Working with the PlayStation 3 Console

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303w ago - BBC staff member Jon (iPlayer Host) has stated on their forums (linked above) that they have fixed issues people were having using the BBC iPlayer on the PlayStation 3 console.

To quote: Kalel2008: As soon as I read on the Web site that you can play videos from the iplayer on the PS3, I was so excited untill I found that it was not true.

dosyman: You can, but it's an unofficial site. www.ps3iplayer.com

Steve9719: There's an even more official way to get the iPlayer working on the PS3. Simply visit the Wii version of the site: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/bigscreen/

Jon (iPlayer Host): We're putting in a fix soon that should make everything better (for the PS3 at least). Update: We've put the fix in and it should now work correctly.
 

Sony's Jack Buser Discusses PlayStation Home's 2008 Launch

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303w ago - PlayStation Home director Jack Buser was recently asked if Home is definitely going to launch this year. "It's imminent. We haven't announced a specific date but we will make a public announcement." he replied.

Buser also went onto say that Home is going to be a very different experience maybe, six, twelve months down the line compared to what you see on day one.

To quote from the Gamasutra interview:

And Home is definitely going to launch this year?

JB: it's imminent. We haven't announced a specific date but we will make a public announcement.

It has suffered many delays already, of course.

JB: When you think about PlayStation Home you really have to think of it, as I've said before, as a massive undertaking. We've been trying to create something that really has never been done before.

But we're now at the point where we've created the platform, third-parties are creating content for the platform, and yeah, we have executed on our vision and we're standing in a really good place with it and we will launch this year.

The platform is really strong. It's going to allow us to scale very organically with all the content that third parties are going to be adding -- you're really going to see PlayStation Home evolve over time....
 
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