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PS3 Firmware 1.82 Released

Posted by Aaron on Thursday, July 5, 2007

Sony has updated the PS3 firmware to 1.82. What does this update do? Well it let’s you play H.264/MPEG-4 on your PS3 and some PS1/PS2 backwards compatibility issues were fixed.

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PS3 Firmware 1.82 Coming Soon

Posted by Aaron on Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Eric Lempel Director of PlayStation Network Operations has posted at the Official Playstation blog that PS3 Firmware 1.82 update will be released in the next few days.

Here is the post:

Hey everyone, you told us you wanted to hear about updates a few days in advance, so here’s a quick heads up that we have a PS3 firmware update in the works. Scheduled for release in the next few days, firmware 1.82 is an update that enables the playback of AVC High Profile (H.264/MPEG-4) files. As most of you know, these are high quality files that you’ll now be able to play on your PS3. Hopefully this update is moving us closer to the audio playback features many of you commented about in my post the other week. We’re continuing to evaluate and improve things across the board, including PS2 software compatibility. I’ll chime in here quickly with an update once the firmware is live and ready. Thanks for all of your support and feedback, keep it coming!

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Sweet! I love firmware updates 🙂

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TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection Getting Online Mode

Posted by Aaron on Saturday, June 23, 2007

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. has announced that they will be releasing a online mode for the PS3 exclusive downloadable game TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection. Key features include:

Online

* Opti Match
* Quick Match
* Custom Match
* Friend Match
* Voice Chat

Offline Single Player

* Practice mode
* Survival mode

TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection Online will be released later this year with a price of $9.99.

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I just bought this game and I cannot wait for this update. Pretty sweet! 🙂

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SCEA opens up Official Playstation.Blog

Posted by Aaron on Tuesday, June 12, 2007

After years of Playstation fans and various gaming sites calling on Sony to start up a official blog yesterday SCEA opened up the official Playstation.Blog. Here is a little tid bit from their welcome post:

It’s with enthusiasm, eagerness and, honestly, a little bit of relief that we lift the cover on our first official Sony Computer Entertainment America company blog – welcome and sorry for the wait.

PlayStation.Blog is a bit of work in progress, we see it as a place where we can share with you our company’s collective insights, opinions and perspectives on all things related to SCEA, PlayStation and the industry we play in.

At the moment, we’re thinking about sharing all sorts of things here, ranging from product news and title announcements to developer updates and industry opinion posts – all of which will come straight from the people here inside SCEA who are working, thinking and playing with this stuff every day. Look to the categories on the sidebar for some initial thoughts we have on future post themes.

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Personally I am excited to see Sony starting up a official blog. The blog looks slick and I can’t wait to see what else they have in store 🙂 Nice job guys! 😀

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Play the Ninja Gaiden Sigma demo get stuff in the final version

Posted by Aaron on Monday, June 4, 2007

Man Team Ninja and Tecmo are awesome! Not only are they giving PS3 owners an awesome version of Ninja Gaiden but they are doing something that will make the final version of the game last even more. All you need to do is download and play the Ninja Gaiden Sigma demo from the Playstation Store and when you get the retail version of Ninja Gaiden Sigma and it will detect how much of the demo you have played and it will reward you with Yellow Essence. Yellow Essence is the in-game form of currency that can be used to purchase items and power-ups for your weapons. So get downloading the demo(if you haven’t already. If you haven’t then shame on you lol 😛 ) and starting playing the Ninjas out of it!

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Resistance DLC Delayed till 6/7/2007

Posted by Aaron on Monday, June 4, 2007

According to CVG the Resistance Map Pack DLC & Patch have been delayed till June 7th. Here is what SCEA’s Greg Phillips had to say about it:

“The map pack has completed the approval process, and the content update is in the final day of testing worldwide.

“The DLC, itself, is on track and ready to go as promised by Insomniac back in March,” he confesses. “The reason for the delay is we (SCEA) needed a little extra time to get the global servers locked in and ready for thousands of players to come knocking. We would rather have a short delay and continue to deliver on our over the top, online experience.”

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It’s only three more days away it’s not that bad of a delay. I can’t wait! 🙂

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PSP Firmware v3.50 released

Posted by Aaron on Monday, June 4, 2007

Sony has released a update for the PSP’s firmware. It has now been updated to v3.50. With PS3’s v1.80 and PSP’s v3.50 you can now use the remote play feature from any place in the world via a Wifi internet connection. Here is the full list of updates:

Network

o You can now connect a PSP® system to a PS3™ system via the Internet using [Remote Play].
o [Communication Settings] has been added as an option to the [Remote Play] menu.
o [RSS Channel Guide] has been added as a feature under [RSS Channel].

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U.S. Playstation Store Update for 5/31/2007

Posted by Aaron on Monday, June 4, 2007

Sony has updated the U.S. Playstation Store with some goodies. Check it out:

Championship Sprint(Arcade Game) – $4.99
Ridge Race 7 Downloadable Content(New music(Pay for), special events(FREE) & decals(FREE))
Tutorial videos MLB ’07 The Show
Movie trailers for: Hot Rod and Ratatouille( Both are free)

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Playstation 3 Firmware 1.80 Released

Posted by Aaron on Monday, June 4, 2007

Playstation 3 Firmware 1.80 has been released. One of the more notable updates in this version is the ability to upscale PS,PS2 games as well as DVD movies to 1080p! Here is a summary of the updates:

You can now upscale the video content of PlayStation® format software, PlayStation®2 format software, and DVDs to HD resolution.

You can now copy saved data from PlayStation® format software and PlayStation®2 format software to a memory card or a memory card (8MB) (for PlayStation®2).

You can now display images or play music or video files that are stored on a personal computer or digital video recorder with DLNA Media Server functionality over a network.

You can now connect a USB printer to print images.

You can now use remote play over the Internet.

Check out the full list of updates after the jump 🙂

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PS3 Firmware 1.8 Announced

Posted by Jay on Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Well, it’s not the 2.0 firmware update that we were (hoping) looking for, but at least we have something…and it’s not a small update either. Firmware 1.8 incorporates something that a lot of people have been waiting for, DVD and PS1/PS2 game upscaling. Other features listed in the press release. This update is set to hit on May 24th.

London, 24 May 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced today availability of the latest version of the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) firmware. Version 1.80 features upscaling of PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 games, and DVD movies up to full 1080p HD resolution when viewed on a compatible HD TV set.

The capability to upscale DVDs to HD quality is a feature normally only associated with top range DVD players, and its inclusion in the latest firmware upgrade now allows PS3 owners with an existing DVD collection to dramatically1 enhance the viewing pleasure of their DVD collection when viewed through a compatible HD TV set. Not only are DVD movies enhanced to full 1080p HD quality but so too will PlayStation 2 and PlayStation games be upscaled to provide much improved gaming pleasure.

In a comprehensive update to PS3’s already impressive capabilities, Version 1.80 also allows users to enjoy Remote Play on their PSP across the internet, allowing them to access their PS3 anywhere in the world where a broadband internet connection is available2.

Version 1.80 also allows users on a home network to seamlessly view and play rich media content such as images, music and video on their PS3, that is stored on their DLNA3 enabled devices such as PCs and laptops elsewhere in the house, reinforcing PS3’s credentials as a home entertainment hub that truly deserves pride of place in the Living Room.

A host of other enhancements includes the ability to print photo images stored on PS3’s hard disk drive or inserted storage media to a selection of Epson printers via USB connection.

PS3 owners will be able to upgrade their PS3 with the latest Version 1.80 firmware from 24th May 2007.

Notes:
1. DVD-ROM (including DVD Video content) can only be upscaled with HDMI compatible TV sets.

2. Use of Remote Play requires PS3 version 1.80 as well as PSP firmware version 3.50 which will be available at the end of May.

3. DLNA – Digital Living Network Alliance. For more info on DLNA, please see http://www.dlna.org/en/consumer/home

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