Sony Sends Out PixelJunk Shooter 2 Call for LA Testers on Friday

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176w ago - Today Producer Matt Morton at Santa Monica Studio has sent out a call seeking PixelJunk Shooter 2 PSN testers who will be in LA on Friday.

To quote: We are looking for PS3 owners in the Los Angeles area to help us test the latest and greatest installment to the PixelJunk series – PixelJunk Shooter 2: The Belly of the Beast!

We want to get a solid mix of PixelJunk enthusiasts, as well as people who are new to the franchise. The purpose of these focus tests will be to help us balance and polish the game to make sure it's as fun and exciting as it can be.

As you can guess, we've got a TON of exciting things to offer in this sequel to the already amazing PixelJunk Shooter, but we need your input to help make it the absolute best it can be!

As you can guess, we've got a TON of exciting things to offer in this sequel to the already amazing PixelJunk Shooter, but we need your input to help make it the absolute best it can be!

What will we need from you? Your honest opinions on the game as you play through segments of each of the three new environments and encounter new challenges along the way. You will also get to go head-to-head against other testers and experience the online Battle System in which you fight 1-on-1 taking turns being the hunter or the hunted!
 

ModNation Racers Sends PS3 Holiday Greetings, Holiday DLC Pack

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177w ago - SCEA Community Manager Ramone Russell at San Diego Studios has sent ModNation Racers PS3 holiday greetings to fans and announced news of a holiday PlayStation 3 DLC pack today.

To quote: Greetings and Happy MNR Monday everyone.

Packtacular Creations

So, we've got two Packs out now, and you guys just keep getting more and more creative and impressive with the Tracks you're publishing.

Every week, we're blown away by the creations we see. One of the best things about developing software is seeing the community take something far beyond the team's original vision, and that what you guys continue to do.

The more tools you have to create with, the more imaginative and mind-blowing your creations are, so with that said..

Attack Of The Holiday Pack

As I just mentioned, you've done some incredible things with the Stunt Pack, and the Carnival Pack creations are rolling in and looking amazing. Well, we love what you're doing, and we're going to keep it coming, but this time with a Holiday twist.

Starting tomorrow (US PSN/ EU PSN on Wednesday), you can add some Holiday spirit to your tracks with the Holiday Pack! The pack is $4.99, and it includes the following parts:

• Toy Soldier
 

Treyarch Sends Warning to Call Of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Glitchers

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180w ago - Recently some COD Black Ops videos surfaced showing off a 15th Prestige XP and Infinite Care Package hack, and as a result Treyarch COD: Black Ops designer David 'Vahn' Vonderhaar has issued a statement warning PS3 glitchers.

To quote: "This is going to be my one and only statement on this topic, so pay attention.

I got Twitbombed today from dozens of people the same 2 links. Some are people using old dashboards or old versions of the game. Others are claiming victory on old dev builds that don't even connect to the version of Xbox Live that you use. Others are reproducible issues that we will hotfix or patch just like we said we would. In essence, we likely know more about it than you do from watching a video on Vimeo or YouTube.

What many of these people want is to be Internet nerd famous. I'm not going to make them famous and you shouldn't either. Internet hysteria from normal people is exactly what they want and that's how many people reacted today. You gave them exactly what they want.

Given the opportunity, I'd personally wield the ban hammer for anyone...
 

Sony Prototype Power System Sends Electricity Through the Air

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237w ago - On Friday Sony announced they have developed a prototype power system that can send enough electricity to power a television set wirelessly over a short distance.

In tests, the company succeeded in sending a conventional 100 volt electricity supply over a distance of 50 centimeters to power a 22-inch LCD television.

To quote: "The system achieves this feat through magnetic resonance. A power supply feeds electricity into a square coil of wires 40 cm across, called the primary coil, to produce a magnetic field. When a secondary coil is brought within the magnetic field this causes a current to be induced and so the electricity transfer is completed.

Both devices have to be tuned to the same resonant frequency for the power transfer to be successful but that also means exact alignment of the two coils isn't necessary, said Sony. It also means that metallic devices placed inside the magnetic field won't cause them to heat up.

There are drawbacks, including the system's efficiency and the distance over which it works. Sony's prototype set-up was 80 percent efficient, which meant a fifth of the power fed into it was wasted. Further losses occured in circuitry connected to the secondary coil so the original 80 watts of power was cut by roughly a quarter to 60 watts once it had made its...
 

Sony Sends Out a New PlayStation Home Service Survey

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251w ago - Whether you are a first-time user, come back all the time or haven't been back in a while, it appears Sony is seeking your input on PlayStation Home.

The survey asks how many times have you visited Home since it's public BETA launch last year. Questions also include general awareness of Home and what it offers including the Spaces, Mall, Theater and so on.

Game launching was also a subject touched upon, with how frequent you do it or if you even know about it.

To quote: Sony is asking questions, and you are giving answers. What Sony wants to know:

"How appealing would each of the following potential features be if a new public space was created that was dedicated to the PlayStation brand?"

That's the main question, and Sony then breaks things down into smaller, bit-sized polling that covers everything from PlayStation dev video interviews to trailers of upcoming games to the history of PlayStation.
 







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