Thursday, October 16, 2008

Firmware 2.50 for the PS3 is OUT!!!!

Well, what are you waiting for? Go get it! Oh, so first want to know what are the features so that you don't waste time downloading an update that does nothing-like the previous one. Well then, lets get down to business!

  • First of all, the way you create a PlayStation Network account has been redesigned. And believe me, it looks good! I would rather say, more appealing and simple for casual gamers. Then again, only hardcore gamers buy the beloved PS3 right?
  • You can also turn off your PlayStation 3 after a background download or an installation has completed!
  • Various names have been changed: like 'BD/DVD Settings' has been changed to 'Video Settings'. A feature worthy to be noted, 'Sequential Playback' has been added under the renamed 'Video Settings'.
  • If your electricity bills are unusually high, you know who the culprit is-your PS3! Thankfully, Sony has added 'Power Save Settings'-a feature Xbox360 owners have long been used to! It means, you can turn-off your Sixaxis/DualShock3 after a period of inactivity! Cool, huh?
  • The method of reconnecting Bluetooth devices has been changed! And, you can select 'HP' as an option under 'Printers' if you want to print your favourite pictures!
  • You can use 'Mosquito Noise Reduction', support for Adobe Flash 9 has been added! There's much more! Click this link to get to know all the features!
You know what, I think you've heard enough! GO DOWNLOAD IT IMMEDIATELY!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

LBP Beta levels will make their way in to the retail version!

All you lucky ones who got to work on the Beta levels of the much anticipated LittleBigPlanet! It has been confirmed that the Beta levels created by gamers will eventually make their way into the full version of the game, that is, as long as you remembered to 'publish' the levels!

This must make it easier to market the tough concept of the one-of-a-kind game. Although there will be loads of default levels, custom Beta levels will only add spice to the game and also prove how dynamic the level creation system is! Only 9 more days to go for the American release and only 12 more days to go for the European release! I can't wait!

Friday, October 10, 2008

New, revamped Xbox360 interface slated for release on November 19

At the Tokyo Game Show, Microsoft revealed an improved interface for Xbox Live and Marketplace- and it is called the 'New Xbox Experience'. It will be available on November 19 and will be available in 26 countries in 19 localized languages!

The redesigned Marketplace interface will feature a new "back of the box game details". The blade interface has been removed, and now users will be able to see info about games on the web, even when they are not using Live.

A lot of features have been added and the new interface certainly looks glamorous! Read more at Daily Tech.

Tekken 6 is a multiformat release...

Namco Bandai, the makers of Tekken franchise, have stated that Tekken 6 will be released in Autumn 09. And, oh, it's also for the infmaous 360! Well, nothing else!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

No more price cuts, and a no is a no!

Sony while talking to Edge stated that there will be no price cuts for the PS3 during Christmas. Although the PS3 hasn't yet had any 'ambassador' titles unlike its counterpart, titles like LittleBigPlanet might become system seller...or maybe not (I know it will!). If doesn't, the reason will be that many gamers do not understand the core of the game, and its simple yet vast game experience. It may look kiddish, but it isn't.

Whereas Resistance2 will mostly be a success-because of the appealing content to many gamers. You have to make note that many gamers now a days are atlease 15 years old, and so to them, only such games will seem fun! Yet, this holiday season, the stream of games to be released are multi-platform, and the 360 costing less than even half the PS3's price!...who knows what will happen.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

XP reborn

Microsoft has once again extended it's best-selling OS-XP's deadline from 31 January 2009 to 30 June 2009. Guess Microsoft did realize that 'old is gold'. Many PC manufacturers still offer XP as a OS variant apart from Vista- which did not appeal to many, although the 31 January will apply to small PC vendors. Microsoft claims that they are extending XP's 'kill date' to a new date just because many users are taking time to shift to Vista- who knows if this is true!