167w ago - Update: garyopa now reports that SCEA was granted a temporary restraining order by Judge William H Alsup against the named defendants and the currently un-named John Does #10 through 100 as detailed HERE.
As a follow-up to the previous news reported on Sony targeting PS JailBreak, PSFreedom and PSGroove for PS3, today garyopa at PSX-Scene.com (linked above) has shared more documents that have surfaced.
Some interesting excerpts from the documents include the following:
"Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), 17 U.S.C. 1201 et seq. This Court previously has recognized the illegality of video game console circumvention devices and has enjoined their sale and distribution. See, e.g., Sony Computer Entertainment America v. Divineo, Inc., 457 F. Supp. 2d 957 (N.D. Cal. 2006)."
"SCEA is the exclusive licensee of the trademarks for, among others, PlayStation, PS, PS3, PS.com and...
229w ago - I can't recall a new media format taking as much heat from consumers and the press as I have seen with Blu-ray... tagging it as an unneeded upgrade to DVD and too expensive.
While there may be some truth to one of those arguments, no one should doubt the superior picture and sound quality the format produces.
Sure you can get a DVD player that upscales, but doing that just isn't up to HD quality let alone 1080p. The bottom line in regards to Blu-ray is that it is the best format for Hi-Definition movies currently available.
However, the past few years have given rise to music, games, and software being mostly consumed through digital downloads. DVD's have been slow to fade away and Blu-ray keeps picking up steam. On the other hand, movies at this current moment are primarily still consumed through a physical media.
Netflix has really been the only leader in terms of pushing digital distribution of movies with their pioneering of streaming movies to PC and the Xbox 360.
So naturally it was of great interest to everyone when Microsoft announced Zune Video Service for the Xbox Live with the ability to display streamed movies at 1080p resolution and 5.1 surround...
237w ago - Tetsuya Nomura, famous for his work on Final Fantasy VII and head of Final Fantasy Versus XIII, was interviewed in the latest Famitsu, where we get some project updates on Final Fantasy XIII and Versus XIII.
First of all, Nomura is not involved much at all in production on Final Fantasy XIII, besides design, voice recording and marketing. This make sense since the game seems to be nearing completion, and more of his time can go into Versus XIII now. He actually says he's currently focusing on Versus XIII and Agito XIII.
The team working on Final Fantasy Versus XIII consists of more or less the same members of the Final Fantasy VII team and everyone is working like crazy on the game, ensuring the best quality on the game.
They're currently testing the battle system and map gimmicks as well as town lighting. Nomura says that the day and night for one of the towns made it feel like the town literally existed in front of him.
Nomura says he's preparing to show us something surprising once the time is right for Versus XIII, but we have to wait a bit longer. However, E3 will bring in new videos and images for Final Fantasy XIII.
As for Final Fantasy Agito XIII, the handheld game has a completely different battle system from the battle scenes seen in the trailer....
249w ago - Fallout 3 is one of the most controversial cross-platform projects of 2008, the PlayStation 3 version in particular comes to mind for plenty of criticism to its often-poor frame rate.
It turned out that Xbox 360 version, despite its superior frame rate and full-on 4x MSAA, had flaws of its own - notably some inferior textures when viewed close up, along with a lack of specular maps on the monsters and characters, resulting in a somewhat flat look compared to the other versions of the game.
As it happens, the latest Fallout 3 patch isn't just preparation code for the upcoming DLC... one of the small issues with the launch 360 game has been addressed: the specular maps are back.
Perhaps the omission was simply a bug? Or perhaps not, because while the effect has been replaced in the more obvious locations, elsewhere it is still absent.
But regardless, it's an obviously welcome addition for 360 owners, and we presume that the upcoming DLC will be looking as good as it can possibly be.