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Rumor: PS3 RSX Driver in Development, May Arrive Soon

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243w ago - Update: Disane has also now [Register or Login to view links] a guide (below) on coding on the PS3 (GNU Tool-chain and CodeLite 2).

As recently hinted, a PS3 RSX driver is rumored to be in development and may arrive soon.

For those who are unfamiliar with it, you can check out PlayStation 3's RAM and RSX Explained as a start.

To recap briefly: In 2007, Glaurung and IronPeter hunted for 3D graphics access from homebrew/Linux (Other OS) on the PS3.

CNLohr shared a video of PS3 GPU Use in Linux, followed by a second video courtesy of fartist demonstrating PS3 RSX access.

In PS3 Firmware update 2.10 Sony blocked a potential RSX exploit that allowed full...
 

Take-Two Confirms Mafia 2 Release to Arrive in Q4 2010

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246w ago - JoyStiq's Christopher Grant has received confirmation from Take-Two Interactive that the upcoming Mafia 2 release will indeed arrive on Windows and both XBox 360 and PS3 consoles in Q4 2010.

To quote: "Earlier this month, Take-Two announced the potential movement of one of the titles planned for release in its fiscal fourth quarter, extending from August to October.

The choices were: LA Noire, Mafia 2, Max Payne 3, or Civilization V. During our demo of Mafia 2 on Wednesday, we were told the game would make its Q4 release, removing it from the list of potentially delayed titles.

If we were the betting type, we'd be looking at one of those two Rockstar titles; after all, we've seen Civilization V at this point while LA Noire and Max Payne 3 remain shrouded in mystery."
 

Rumor: PS3 3D Firmware Update to Arrive on June 10, 2010

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246w ago - Update: Today SCEJ has [Register or Login to view links] the rumor, as discovered by [Register or Login to view links], along with the initial PS3 3D titles previously announced.

Just under a month ago we reported on an upcoming PS3 Firmware update that includes a 3D video output option, and today Japanese site [Register or Login to view links] claim that it will arrive on June 10, 2010.

To quote: "The update, which we're assuming will coincide with the launch of the LX900 television, will also unlock 3D Blu-ray movie viewing.

You'll need a compatible set (and those glasses) to see the 3D, though."

For those curious, PS3 Devs have confirmed that Debug update 3.20 weighs in at 149 MB (156,756,437 bytes) and that 3.21 is also already making its rounds... hopefully a leak will follow, eh?
 

Navigator, Ratchet & SOCOM Items Arrive in PlayStation Home

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246w ago - As is typical for a Wednesday, lots of PlayStation Home news today including SCEE's Home Business Manager Daniel Hill introducing Navigator, Ratchet & Clank and SOCOM items among other updates.

To quote: The World Map has now been replaced by the brand-new Navigator interface (see the screenshots below).

Navigator will help you explore Home quickly and simply - allowing you to hook up with your PSN Friends at the touch of a button as well as check out "Featured Spaces" and new releases.

But that's not all, as announced yesterday, the Final Fantasy Eden personal space will be available to all users via Home Estates in the Shopping Centre tomorrow. This new personal space is retailing at £3.99 (4.99 euro) and will release with a selection of Final Fantasy XIII furniture to customize your ideal space.

Next up, we have a brand new selection of Ratchet & Clank figurines and ornaments available via both the commerce point in the Gadgetron HQ and Shopping Centre spaces. Check out the screenshot below of these funky new items:

Grab yourself a Dr. Nefarious, Ratchet, Clank, Clunk, Lawrence, Courtney or Gleeman figurine (there are plenty more to choose from too!) or maybe a RYNO V or Groovitron Glove ornament for your Harbour Studio.

Finally,...
 

God of War III PS3 Info Drought Ends, Details & Pictures Arrive

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254w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has announced that the God of War III PS3 information drought is officially over, and shared some additional GoW III ([Register or Login to view links] to be released on March 19, 2010) details and pictures today.

To quote: It's not often that buzz builds behind a news embargo, but judging by comments on the Blog, it seems a lot of you have been looking forward to hearing more about [Register or Login to view links] today.

I'm happy to report that with the release of [Register or Login to view links] and impressions of the game from last month's New York preview event, you'll be seeing GoW III updates much more frequently.

Back to last months' event, we've been dying to share what we saw since we first laid eyes on this Titan-riding, boss-fighting segment of the game.

If the wait until God of War III's March release seems unbearable, I'm right there with you. We're almost there, and we have MAG, White Knight Chronicles, and Heavy Rain to tide us over until then.
 
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