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PS3 System Software Update 4.10 Arrives, Details and New TOS

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136w ago - Today Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has announced that the mandatory PS3 System Software Update 4.10 has arrived with details outlined below on their latest PlayStation 3 Firmware, as follows:

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Hi, everyone. We are releasing a new system software update (v4.10) for PlayStation 3 today that will include a few minor changes that we want to make you all aware of.

First off, once you download the new system software, you will be asked to accept a change to our Terms of Service. In an effort for more unity between PlayStation Network (PSN) and other Sony Entertainment Network services, your "PSN Account" will now be...
 

Video: Solar v4.0 PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver Update Arrives

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136w ago - Following up on the previous update, today I have released version 4.0 of my Solar PS3 homebrew 3D screensaver alongside a video of it in action below.

To quote: Hi guys, here's Solar v4.0. Lots of graphical work went onto this release, including user input... moving the planets and such, plus a lot of other stuff, check the change-log to see all the new additions, and as always I hope you enjoy. caw!

Solar v4.0 Changelog:

  • Added user input "now planets can be moved/rotated/zoomed" Check Help screen for pads usage!
  • Rotation in any axis 360 degrees, all screens. Zoom and X/Y movement on screen# 1 only.
  • Added Volume Slider.
  • Minor Volume adjustment.
  • Minor Seek adjustment.
  • Replaced and created a new User Interface.
  • Added dual time & date Clocks.
  • Added fade effects.
  • Added new Help screen "press X".
  • Replace & Improved Exit Dialog.
  • Added atmosphere to some planets. "WIP"
  • Added Higher resolution textures.
  • Increased Particles count.
  • Added comet tails, "grow with speed"
  • Added new Sound Effects and event triggered...

 

PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for February 7, 2012

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136w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:

With great new PSN Games, the return of two PlayStation legends, great new PS3 Full Games and a stellar February kick-off for [Register or Login to view links] subscribers; there's a lot to love with today's update.

New PSN Games hitting this week include Gotham City Impostors. Bringing a new style of multiplayer mayhem with a tongue-in-cheek Gotham City style, you'll want to see what the players in the Beta have been raving about.

In addition, side-scrolling action comes in two flavors this week. For brutal combat action, you'll want to check out Shank 2. For classic four-player co-op beat em 'ups, download The Simpsons Arcade Game.

It's also a big week for PlayStation legends Jak and Daxter. Not one, not two, but three of their original adventures are hitting the PlayStation Store today! And the best part?

These classic PlayStation 2 games have been remastered in HD along with stereoscopic 3D functionality and new Trophy support! Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II and Jak 3 are now available individually, or grab them as a bundle at a lower price.

As mentioned...
 

Video: Sony Introduces The Tester 3 Premiere - Episode 1

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136w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has introduced The Tester 3 Premiere Episode 1 today for fans with the video available below.

To quote: The time has finally come: it's premiere day for The Tester 3!

We hope you've enjoyed getting an inside look at this exciting season: we've introduced our diverse group of contestants, panelists, and special guests, provided a sneak peek at the first episode, and gone behind the scenes at  the future workplace of the season 3 winner.

To celebrate the start of season 3, we've brought our past two winners of The Tester here to the PlayStation.Blog to talk about their experiences. Both season 1 winner Will Powers (Cyrus) and season 2 winner Matthew Brown (Gaymer) have gone on from their experience on The Tester to full-time careers at Sony. We spoke to both of them recently, and below, they've given us their thoughts on being a part of the show, and where it has taken them.

Here's a look at the first minutes of the season premiere of The Tester 3:





Will Powers, Associate PR Generalist, SCEA

Because of the nature of The Tester, upon winning I was exposed to various media interview requests, all of which had to be...
 

Sony PS Vita 1.6 Firmware Update with Video, Map & Mac Support

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136w ago - Following up on their previous update, today Sony has announced that the PS Vita 1.6 Firmware / System Software update is slated to arrive this Wednesday and will include Video, Map and Mac support.

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To quote via Andriasang.com (linked above): "Sony will be giving PlayStation Vita its first major firmware update on February 8. The system's version 1.6 update adds two major features.

Your Home screen will now have a Map app. Open this up, and you'll be able to see your positional information on a map. The map can be viewed with satellite imagery turned on and off. You can also search for walking and driving directions and view details about your current location.

The system's photo app will be updated with the ability to take videos. The app is currently limited to static photos. As a smaller change, the Home button will now flash blue when you have the Vita hooked up to power.

Separate from the system's firmware, Sony will release a MAC OS version of its Content Management Assistant...
 
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