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PlayStation 3 Guide: Setting Up Remote Play Between PSP & PS3

317w ago - Here is the third how-to guide, courtesy of Kristin Neirinckx (Associate Product Manager, SCEA) via PS Blog today:

Today is kind of a big deal because Remote Play is arguably one of the coolest features available on the PLAYSTATION 3... and my personal favorite.

This video will teach you how to set up Remote Play between your PS3 and PSP.

I love being able to show off all of my photos, movies and music saved on my PS3's hard drive on my PSP... and it's a feature completely unique to PlayStation. Enjoy!


PS360 Mod: Fitting an XBox 360 Into a PlayStation 3 Case

317w ago - Well it finally happened, Microsoft's XBox 360 was fit into a PlayStation 3 case.

It's now up for sale on [Register or Login to view links] and currently the top bid is US $305.00.

To quote: You are viewing the first ever PS360! Now this is the only PS360 that has been made. I have not seen this any other place but this site, which I made. So therefore, I made the PS360!

It was hard, and I did it right after the Wii64 which is in the [Register or Login to view links].. and the cool thing is the PS360 is 100% working!

A step by step process for building the PS360 is outlined at the link above for those interested.

Resident Evil 5 Demo - PlayStation 3 vs XBox 360 Comparison

317w ago - What follows is a comparison of the Biohazard 5 demos which were recently released for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.

What you should keep in mind when viewing the pictures below is that, as of the publishing of this article, the game still has three months of development time and any of the things you see below could very well be changed by the time the game is released.

Another thing you should note is that I took these shots through component video output on both consoles. Its common knowledge that the Xbox 360 has a sharper output that the PlayStation 3.

As with most multi-platform releases, it's standard practice for different platforms to be on different build releases as they are created. So while these two demos were released just a few weeks apart, it's very likely that one of them is using old assets and code, which may help explain some of the differences.

Also worth mentioning is the fact that you aren't viewing these screenshots in an uncompressed format, however the same compression levels were used for each version.

We'll start by running through the Shanty Town stage. When I first began comparing the images I had captured against each other, I was immediately struck by the color timing differences. T

he Xbox 360 version seems to...

Portable Gaming: Is Nintendo or PlayStation Winning This Round?

317w ago - Through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we heard a lot about the phenomenal popularity of the Nintendo Wii this holiday season. But are shoppers also showing interest in the smaller cousins of the consoles: portable gaming systems? And who is winning that battle for consumer interest?

Sony PlayStation and Nintendo are the major players in this market - with the PSP and the DS, respectively. To get a read on how online interest in these two brands shaped up in 2008, I looked at portable gaming interest in 2008 on two major consumer electronics retailers' Web sites, Best Buy (BBY) and Circuit City. Specifically, I tracked hardware and software for the PSP and DS and other legacy devices by these companies.

- The Nintendo portable devices have consistently generated more traffic than PlayStation across these two retailers' sites.
- Interest in the PSP has been slipping on these sites. More than twice as many people looked at the Nintendo portable gaming products than the PSP last month.

Although this data is taken from just two (albeit large) retailers, the relative popularity of the Nintendo products is worth considering. Despite recent updates to the PlayStation product and its ability to play movies as well as games, it can't seem to edge out the DS in terms of interest or sales....

Another Anti-PlayStation 3 Argument is Put to Rest

317w ago - The arguments leveled against Sony's PlayStation 3 when it first launched in late 2006 were both numerous and legitimate. Lack of software - a common refrain at the start of every new generation - led the charge, but the price tag concern wasn't too far behind.

Then, not much later, we started to see the unfortunate trend of poor 360-to-PS3 ports. The reason for this was simple: developers weren't used to the PS3's complex new architecture and in stark contrast, they had a firm grasp of the year-old Xbox 360.

Therefore, we end up with inferior PS3 versions of games like The Orange Box and F.E.A.R., among others. It wasn't long before this caught on and the mainstream buying public would issue two arguments- 1. the PS3 has no games (which we've already laid to rest), and 2. the PS3 version is always worse than the 360 version.

Yep, it's time to drop the hammer on that latter argument, too, because it hasn't been true for most of 2008 and won't be true ever again in the future.

In fact, many third-party developers are using the PS3 as the lead platform in the software production process, and if they're not, they're at least developing a project simultaneously for the PS3 and 360. We see examples of this at every turn, and for the biggest multi-platform releases of 2008, it's clear...
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