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Project Origin is now F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin by Monolith

311w ago - It's official. Monolith Productions' Project Origin will no longer be a "spiritual successful" to their own hit shooter F.E.A.R. Instead, it's now a full-blown sequel.

F.E.A.R. fans out there will probably remember that Sierra retained ownership of the F.E.A.R. name while Monolith was left with the rights to the whole F.E.A.R. universe after the latter was acquired by Warner Bros.

This whole situation resulted in the announcement of two F.E.A.R. follow-ups: a "spiritual successor" from Monolith and an "official" sequel Sierra was supposed to make with another developer. For their project, Monolith held a naming contest, where "Project Origin" won out.

Flash forward to 2008. After Sierra's parent company Vivendi merged with Activision, Sierra had to face the cancellation of most of its upcoming games. Warner Bros. and Monolith weren't about to let the opportunity pass by, and so they took the chance to re-acquire the F.E.A.R. brand.

So, what does this leave us with? F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.

The game's also finally been given a release date: February 10, 2009. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin will be available on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3.

Novastrike Update Brings Trophies... Right Now!

311w ago - Per Kevin McCann (President and Creative Director, Tiki Games, Inc.) via PlayStation Blog:

Hey folks - I'll keep this one short - the NOVASTRIKE update is finally out. Again, highlights of the update include trophies, tamed difficulty modes, customizable controls, XMB playlist support, and more.

You can also read about the NOVASTRIKE trophy requirements on PS3 Fanboy's trophy page.

I'd definitely like to thank QA, developer support, and my account manager - they were very responsive in helping us get the update out this week.

LittleBigPlanet Manual Now Available for PlayStation 3

311w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA) have made available the LittleBigPlanet manual today for those interested in getting a head start before the upcoming release on October 29, 2008.

Download: LittleBigPlanet English Manual

Game Description: Developed by Media Molecule, LittleBigPlanet™ is a new PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system community-based game with a hugely innovative concept behind it. Players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots - and use their character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PLAYSTATION®Network.

The LittleBigPlanet experience starts with players learning about their character's powers to interact physically with the environment. There are places to explore, creative resources to collect and puzzles to solve - all requiring a combination of brains and collaborative teamwork. As soon as players begin their creative skills will grow and they will soon be ready to start creating and modifying their surroundings - the first step to sharing them with the whole community.

Characters have the power to move anything in this glued and stitched-together 3D landscape;...

PSP Filer v5.5 Update Now Available

311w ago - Mediumgauge has updated PSP Filer today, a file management application designed for PSP. For those who don't know, PSP Filer allows users to edit, copy, delete, and transfer files on the memory stick and flash memory.

Download: PSP Filer v5.5 [Right-click, Save As]

Changelog from the included changes.txt file:

- fixed a bug that time stamp of folders in zipfile was corrupted.
- changed a feature to close window when copying done.
before: pushing cross to close it.
now: pushing either circle or cross to close it.
- changed a feature pushing right arrow:
before: mark all files in folder.
now: mark/unmark all files in folder.
- removed a feature pushing left arrow, to unmark all files in folder.
- added a feature to move to parent folder by pushing left arrow + circle.
- added a feature to save this folder to default (this folder appears in next startup) by pushing left arrow + START.
- added a feature to move to default folder by pushing left arrow + triangle.
- added a feature to restore opened folders in archive files after copying/deleting files.
(note: restoring feature is slow: you have to wait a lot if you open many...

New Google Chrome Browser now Available for Download

312w ago - As announced yesterday, the Google Chrome Browser is now available for download below:

Download: http://www.Google.com/Chrome/

Google Chrome (BETA) for Windows is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the Web faster, safer, and easier.

One box for everything- Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and Web pages.

Thumbnails of your top sites- Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.

Shortcuts for your apps- Get desktop shortcuts to launch your favorite Web applications.

More about it's features can be seen HERE, and feel free to post your thoughts on it if you give it a try!
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