254w ago - Killzone 2 has long been the center of a lot of attention by hardcore PS3 fans for it's ultra-realistic graphics and deep multi-player gameplay.
However, the title's popularity even among the masses is becoming increasingly more obvious. Amazon just announced earlier today that Killzone 2 was the number one most pre-ordered PS3 game and the #2 most pre-ordered video game total.
This puts it above other various blockbuster releases due out soon, including Street Fighter IV(PS3/360 - #8), Halo Wars(360 - #7), and even Capcom's highly anticipated Resident Evil 5(PS3/360 - #4).
Killzone 2 is surpassed only by Mario Power Tennis, which is due out for the Wii in March.
Killzone 2 is a first person shooter and sequel to the 2004 title of the same name. Developed by Guerilla Games exclusively for the PS3, Killzone 2 will hit shelves late in February, on the 27th.
Stay tuned for more info on the title as the release draws near.
255w ago - RedOctane/Activision Producer Chuck Park announced some good news for Guitar Hero World Tour players as follows today:
This coming Tuesday, January 27 (yes, you read that correctly, Tuesday), we're all VERY proud to welcome Bruce Springsteen to the Guitar Hero World Tour family, as you'll be able to download the Bruce Springsteen Track Pack for FREE from the PlayStation Store.
The Track Pack has two great songs, the classic anthem "Born to Run" (if you don't know, go ask Dad about it and watch him reminisce about his younger days as he begins to sing at the top of his lungs) and Bruce's new single "My Lucky Day". We're giving this to you on a Tuesday, as it coincides with the release of Bruce's new album "Working On A Dream".
Bruce has been pretty busy lately, as he won a Golden Globe, performed at the Inaugural Celebration, is releasing a new album AND will perform at halftime of the Big Game in Tampa on February 1. So do yourself a favor and add these songs to your ever-growing Guitar Hero World Tour set lists! We hope you enjoy playing these songs as much as we enjoyed delivering them to you.
One last note about the Track Pack. It's FREE for a limited time only. You have from Tuesday, January 27 - Wednesday, February 4 to download it for...
255w ago - Associate Producer Jenny Barbour has shared the following BUZZ! update via PS Blog today:
Today is the 56th U.S. Presidential Inauguration, and a good cause for showing your American pride. We're going to help you get in the spirit with the release of the new BUZZ! Quiz TV American Culture Quiz Pack on PlayStation Network this Thursday, January 22.
The American Culture Quiz Pack is bursting with over 500 new questions covering everything from national history to U.S. icons and is a great addition to your BUZZ! Quiz TV question library.
With the inauguration today, and President's Day just around the corner, the American Culture Quiz Pack is a perfect way to help you get your national pride on with questions like this (picture below).
Other examples include:
HOW DID 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BARACK OBAMA ANNOUNCE HIS RUNNING MATE?
WHICH AMERICAN CHOCOLATE BAR MADE ITS MARKET DEBUT IN 1900?
WHICH VIRGINIA COLONY WAS THE FIRST SETTLEMENT IN THE COLONIAL UNITED STATES?
255w ago - Developer Ethan Nicholas at Sun Microsystems has handed in his two weeks notice after finding success with an iPhone game.
His game iShoot Lite went live on January 3, 2009 and less than ten days later, it was the top app on the iTunes App Store with a massive 16,792 downloads in one day!
To quote: "iShoot Lite" went live on January 3, 2009. Less than ten days later on January 11, the original iShoot rocketed out of obscurity as the number one Top Paid App in the iTunes App Store with 16,972 downloads in one day.
It virtually blasted the reigning number one iFart app off its perch overnight. iShoot simultaneously grabbed the Top Free App number one spot as well.
For an app to reach number one and remain there, some 10,000 plus downloads per day are required. That's roughly $21,000 a day for this $2.99 app after Apple takes its 30-percent stake.
Nicholas attributes iShoot's meteoric rise to the release of his 'Lite' version, giving millions a free chance to experience the thrill of launching tank artillery. It's important to note that a $2.99 price point was no barrier to the ultimate success of iShoot.
"I'm still in shock," Nicholas said, "I've given my two week notice at Sun Microsystems. I'm gonna do this full time now."
255w ago - Today gourangaman656 let us know of a PlayStation 3 Development Kit DECR-1000 A (TOOL) that has hit eBay HERE!
The seller is haly20, and at the time of this writing the current bid is only US $1,125.00.
Needless to say, if the auction doesn't get pulled over the next 10 days the price is likely to exceed $10,000.00 but still quite interesting as they are extremely rare to find!
What is so good about a PS3 TOOL over a PS3 Debug/Test console? Among other things, this unit can dump/debug the PS3 Hypervisor and Kernel... meaning PS3 Devs and hackers would LOVE to get their hands on one!
To quote: This auction is for a PlayStation 3 Development Kit, MSRP $10,250. It has been opened for photographing and that is all. BRAND NEW IN BOX. The console is sold as-is, with all accessories and manuals in English.
The system appears to have two slots for HDD's with HDD's already inserted, along with a Blu-ray slot. All photos are original and if the part you are looking for is not in the description, it is not included.
I will ship in the box that it came in. This thing is incredibly heavy shipping is as you see on the calculator. If you have any questions, feel free to...