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August 18, 2009

Playstation 3 firmware update v3.0 coming soon

Filed under: PS3,Sony — Tags: , , , , — technofranki @ 20:45

Sony will soon release firmware v3.0 for Playstation 3. It looks like a very nice udpdate. Here is the list of what the update will contain.

  • “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.

Source: blog.us.playstation.com

August 13, 2009

PSPgo Hardware Walkthrough (IGN)

Filed under: psp,Sony,videogames — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 19:36

IGN.com have put up a video with John Koller (director of hardware markeding, SCEA) taking you trhough the new PSPgo.

More PSP Videos at IGN.com

July 7, 2009

Play-Asia.com: Best selling games – Tuesday July 7th, 2009

Filed under: Amazon,Microsoft,Nintendo,Sony — Tags: , , , , , — technofranki @ 08:30

Here is the best selling games on Play-Asia.com as of Tuesday July 7th, 2009.

Top 5 – Xbox 360

  1. Prototype
  2. Fight Night Round 4
  3. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
  4. Prince of Persia
  5. Red Faction: Guerrilla

Top 5 – Wii

  1. Wii Sports Resort (with Wii MotionPlus)
  2. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes
  3. Wii Sports Resort (with Wii MotionPlus)
  4. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (w/ Motion Plus Bundle)
  5. Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil

Top 5 – DS

  1. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
  2. Phantasy Star Zero
  3. Pokemon Heart Gold
  4. Pokemon Soul Silver
  5. Super Robot Taisen K

Top 5 – Playstation 3

  1. Demon’s Souls
  2. inFAMOUS
  3. Prototype
  4. Hakuna Matata (English / Korean Version)
  5. Fight Night Round 4

Top 5 – PSP

  1. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva
  2. Pump It Up EXCEED Portable
  3. Bleach: Heat the Soul 6
  4. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
  5. Fate/Unlimited Codes Portable

Amazon.com: Best selling games – Tuesday July 7th, 2009

Filed under: Amazon,Microsoft,Nintendo,Sony — Tags: , , , , , — technofranki @ 07:51

Here is the best selling games on Amazon.com as of Tuesday July 7th, 2009.

Top 5 – Wii

  1. Wii MotionPlus
  2. Wii Fit
  3. Wii Sports Resort
  4. Mario Super Sluggers
  5. EA Sports Active

Top 5 – DS

  1. Mario Kart
  2. The Legendary Starfy
  3. New Super Mario Bros.
  4. Pokemon Platinum
  5. Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Top 5 – Xbox 360

  1. Gears of War 2
  2. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Limited Edition
  3. NCAA Football 10
  4. Fight Night: Round 4
  5. Halo 3: ODST

Top 5 – Playstation 3

  1. Infamous
  2. Fight Night: Round 4
  3. Grand Theft Auto IV
  4. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  5. NCAA Football 10

Top 5 – PSP

  1. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
  2. God of War Chains of Olympus
  3. Dissidia Final Fantasy
  4. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
  5. Rock Band Unplugged

Amazon.co.uk: Best selling games – Tuesday July 7th, 2009

Filed under: Amazon,Microsoft,Nintendo,Sony — Tags: , , , , , — technofranki @ 06:44

Here is the best selling games on Amazon.co.uk as of Tuesday July 7th, 2009.

Top 10 – Wii

  1. EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer
  2. Wii Fit
  3. Mario Kart with Wii Wheel
  4. My Fitness Coach
  5. Wii Sports Resort (w/Wii MotionPlus)
  6. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
  7. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
  8. EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis
  9. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  10. MySims: Kingdom

Top 10 – DS

  1. Professor Layton and The Curious Village
  2. Pokemon Platinum
  3. Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box
  4. Classic Word Games
  5. Mystery Case Files: Millionheir
  6. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force
  7. Mario Kart DS
  8. New Super Mario Bros.
  9. Lego Battles
  10. Bratz Girls Really Rock

Top 10 – Xbox 360

  1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  2. Halo 3: ODST
  3. Prototype
  4. Gears of War 2
  5. FIFA 09
  6. Call of Duty: World at War
  7. UFC 2009: Undisputed
  8. Fable II
  9. Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood
  10. Grand Theft Auto IV

Top 10 – Playstation 3

  1. inFamous
  2. Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood
  3. Red Faction: Guerrilla
  4. LittleBigPlanet
  5. Killzone 2
  6. Prototype
  7. UFC 2009: Undisputed
  8. Virtua Tennis 2009
  9. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – The Game
  10. Dead Space

Top 10 – PSP

  1. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
  2. FIFA 09
  3. Virtua Tennis 3
  4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
  5. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories – Platinum Edition
  6. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – The Game
  7. LEGO Batman: The Videogame
  8. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
  9. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
  10. Daxter – Platinum Edition

June 9, 2009

VidZone – June 11 launch on PS3

Filed under: blog,music,PS3,Sony — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 17:59

VidZone, the new music video streaming service on PlayStation 3, will launch on June 11 in United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Australia. More countries will follow. The service will be free, and you will get a 30-second commersal break every five songs. (Source: GameSpot.com)

Here is also a video showing you the new music video service.

June 7, 2009

E3 2009: Interview with Peter Dille (Gametrailers.com)

Filed under: E3,PS3,psp,Sony,videogames — Tags: , , , , , , , — technofranki @ 22:46

Two video interviews with Peter Dille, Sony’s SVP of marketing. In the first video he talks about the new PSP Go and in the second video he talks about the new motion controller. Videoes taken from Gametrailers.com.

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