40w ago - Sega Community Manager Julian Mehlfeld announced today that Jet Set Radio is tagging PSN on 9/18 (available now for PlayStation Plus members) and PS Vita on 10/16.
To quote: Jet Set Radio is returning in glorious HD on PlayStation Network and PS Vita as part of Sega's Heritage Collection!
Originally launched in the year 2000 on Dreamcast, Jet Set Radio has always been regarded as a true SEGA classic - bringing a genre-bending mix of rollerblading, stylish graffiti, and a soundtrack that people are still talking about to this day.
Set in Tokyo-to, Jet Set Radio is the name of the pirate radio station that fuels the local street gangs called 'Rudies'. The game follows a group of Rudies called The GG's, as they challenge the rival gangs for control of Tokyo-to. Powered by magnetically enhanced in-line skates, they grind, jump and tag their way while avoiding the ever present and increasingly ruthless police force.
Our goal with Jet Set Radio (and indeed all the Heritage Collection titles) has been to deliver the closest experience to the original product and, when possible, improve on it.
Wait - I know the chill you get when the word 'improve' is mentioned in the same breath as your favorite game, and I can assure you that the core of the game is completely unchanged....
137w ago - SCEE Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has announced today that the London Pub Radio is launching for PlayStation Home.
To quote: Exciting news for music lovers and owners of The London Pub this week, as tomorrow The London Pub Radio (LPR) hits the airwaves - free to all London Pub owners!
Every month LPR will be bringing you new featured bands and artists. First up from LPR are four tracks from Barney, Ben, Graham and Dan: a four-piece London-based band known as 'RedderStare'.
They describe their sounds as "analogue, live, raw and a bit messy, largely because they are all of those things". Find out more about the band here.
That's not all, though... also launching tomorrow will be the LPR website where aspiring musicians will be able to submit their own music for a chance to have their tracks played to an audience of thousands in London Pubs around the virtual world.
The LPR team will choose an artist or band to feature each month. Further details are available on the LPR website, however the most important rules to keep in mind are that submissions must be your own original music and you must not have a signed record contract or publishing deal.
287w ago - A new feature brings Internet Radio to your PSP .. too bad the interface designers forgot to show up
I was personally excited about this one because it would mean that my PSP would finally have that trump card for my audio time vs. my iPhone on the road. And by road I mean a place with a steady interwebs connection of course.
But it seems like nothing with the PSP can be as simple as the line item in the firmware describing it and what should have been a bad ass feature is more hassle than what its worth.
First off you have to download the firmware, not a problem done it over 20 times now since I bought my first PSP. Easy. Done.
Next find the Internet Radio XMB icon.
Navigate to the About Internet Radio Icon and select it.
Click on Adding an Internet Radio Player.
Choose from one of the 2 radio players which seem to be these flash based things with a fuckload of buttons .. I am already shaking my fist in the air.
Agree a couple of times.
Download the Internet Radio Player to your Memory Stick.
Back out to the XMB and choose the IRP you just downloaded.
Select yes to run the imbedded plugin which we all know is FLASH DAMNIT. WHY CANT WE JUST HAVE A MASTER AGREEMENT LIKE EVERY OTHER BROWSER...