185w ago - Video-on-demand service Blinkbox was recently made available to stream movies on PlayStation 3 consoles, and now it has been optimized for the PS3's browser and gamepad.
Blinkbox offers a wide range of TV shows and movies that users can rent or buy, as well as a number of free videos also available to stream.
CEO of Blinkbox Michael Comish states: "The PS3 is the first of a number of devices to which we will be bringing Blinkbox, enabling customers to use our service on their TVs for instant streaming of new blockbuster movies - available on the same day as their release on DVD - as well as a growing library of free ad-supported titles."
According to CriticalGamer.co.uk (linked above), Blinkbox is now easier to navigate through the menus via PS3 and an overall smoother experience to use.
To quote: "On demand movie and TV streaming service, Blinkbox, has now been optimised for the PS3, meaning console owners have an alternative place to watch things through their console that will adjust to their screen accordingly.
The service has been optimised for the PS3's browser and gamepad so it should be a smooth experience to use and easy enough to navigate."
246w ago - Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, look out... a start-up called OnLive announced a brand-new game distribution system Monday night that, if it works as planned, could change the games game forever.
OnLive, which was started by WebTV founder Steve Perlman and former Eidos CEO Mike McGarvey, is aiming to launch a system--seven years in the works--that will digitally distribute first-run, AAA games from publishers like Electronic Arts, Take-Two, Ubisoft, Atari, and others, all at the same time as those titles are released into retail channels.
The system is designed to allow players to stream on-demand games at the highest quality onto any Intel-based Mac or PC running XP or Vista, regardless of how powerful the computer.
Press Release: OnLive Revolutionizes Video Games: State-of-the-Art Games Play Over the Internet without High-End Hardware
OnLive™ Game Service Delivers the Hottest Titles from Top-Tier Publishers
Game Developers Conference
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of the on demand era of video games, will emerge tonight from seven years of stealth development within the Rearden incubator to unveil The OnLive Game Service and OnLive MicroConsole™ at the 2009 Game Developers Conference....
315w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment plans to launch an on-demand high-definition video service in Japan for PlayStation 3 early next year, according to Japanese press reports.
Japanese PS3 owners with Internet access will be able to download content onto their PS3 hard drives. The first offerings will be motor-racing vids and a BBC car documentary that Sony hopes will interest owners of its "Gran Turismo 5 Prologue," which bows Dec. 13. Each download will cost about $1.85.
To kick off the service and promote the launch of "Gran Turismo 5 Prologue," Sony is offering free downloads of "The GT-R Legend Inside Story I," the first of a three-part docu about Nissan's GT-R racing car. Users can download the docu free through Dec. 6. The other two parts will go online after the game's launch.
Sony plans to add to its online service lineup with pics and other video content from SPE and other companies.