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Archive for August, 2009

PS3 3.00 Firmware

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Another firmware update will be available for the Playstation 3 console; here are the features of the update posted at the Playstation Blog.

  • “What’s New” – The “Information Board” will be replaced with a “What’s New” section, which allows you to enjoy interactive PlayStation news every time you start the PS3 system. Located under the PlayStation Network icon, “What’s New” displays the latest and greatest game, video, PlayStation Network and PlayStation news and releases, as well as your recently played games, in a sleek, new animated format.
  • Status Indicator – In the top right corner we’ve added an indicator bar, which displays your user icon, friend icon, the number of friends you have online and a small message icon to let you know if you have any new messages. The indicator also includes a scrolling ticker that features the latest news from PlayStation Network. In addition, when you press the PS button, the battery life indicator will no longer cover up the clock.
  • Friends List – Now your PlayStation Network friends will appear in a slightly redesigned format on your Friends List. Also, messages will now be viewable from each of your friends’ respective profiles.
  • PlayStation Store Shortcuts – We’ve added a handy shortcut icon to the PlayStation Store under both the Game and Video categories so you can access the latest content quickly and easily.
  • Personalization – Personalize your PS3 with new dynamic custom themes and avatars. Dynamic themes as well as free and premium avatars will be available through PlayStation Store. A dynamic theme takes your screen to a whole new level as it incorporates animated objects into the background.
  • Trophies – Showcasing your hard earned trophies just got better. Update 3.00 gives game developers the ability to modify how they display trophies for add-on content. Base and add-on game trophies will continue to be combined into a single list so you can see where you stand in a game as a whole. Within that list, trophies will be broken out into subcategories—base trophies and add-on trophies—that way, you can easily view the percentage of your base game trophy collection, and separately track your trophy progress in add-on packs. Look for this enhancement to be included in upcoming games.

Get Ready for the PS3 Slim

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Sony announces that the new PS3 will be available on September 2009 and will cost $299. Here are some pictures and specs of the new console.

More Tekken Pics

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Here are more pictures of the console version of Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion, Thanks again to Kotaku for sharing the pics.

 

Xbox 360 "Dash" Update

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Xbox 360 has a new system update available, which will be mandatory if you want to log in to Xbox Live. Here are some details of the update:

• Browse and purchase Avatar items and full Xbox 360 games in the console with this update, the ability to add these items your Xbox 360 download queue from Xbox.com will be available this Thursday.

• Xbox LIVE integration with Twitter, Facebook and Last.FM will be available later this year.

• Zune Video Marketplace will also ship later this fall when it will replace the current Video Marketplace.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

The Dark Knight is coming soon to the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on August 25, 2009 and is being developed by Rocksteady Studios and Published by Eidos Interactive. To those who can’t wait for the release date, a demo version is also available for download for all platforms, just be patient because it may take a while for the download to finish.

Tekken 6 BR: Zafina Costume

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Here are pictures of Zafina with her new costume for the console version of Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion. Thanks to Kotaku for the updates.

KOF XII Glitch

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

The Playstation 3 version of King of Fighters XII has received a patch to fix lag issues and improve the quality of online play, however a glitch was discovered when Raiden does a specific attack against Elisabeth, causing a handcuff effect that makes Elisabeth unable to move and stuck on Raiden.

Hopefully the next Patch will solve this problem.