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PSP Firmware 3.51 Released

Posted by Aaron on Thursday, July 5, 2007

Sony has released a update for the PSP firmware. 3.51 was released last week and includes the following:

A security patch was added to address security vulnerabilities in the system software.

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New PSP Slim/Phone Rumor Debunked By Sony

Posted by Aaron on Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Less than 24 hours of opening up the official SCEA Playstation.Blog John Koller Sr. Marketing Manager, PSP has debunked the PSP Slim and PSP Phone rumors. Here is what he had to say:

The rumor mill is flowing about new PSP hardware and a PSP phone, and I just wanted to take the time to clear the air. We haven’t announced anything about a new PSP, much less one that would have any phone capabilities. As SCEA’s resident PSP guru, I’m thrilled to hear that there’s so much interest in the platform, but sorry folks, these reports floating around fall into the rumors/speculation category.

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Oh well thats sucks. Personally I don’t think the PSP needs a redesign. It’s fine as it is. It just needs more awesome games and PS Network integration. 🙂

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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! 😀

Posted in News, Playstation 3, Playstation Network, Playstation Store, PSP, Sony | 4 Comments »

Redesigned PSP Coming Soon?

Posted by Jay on Friday, June 8, 2007

Kotaku has posted some interesting info on a redesigned PSP, supposedly hitting shelves this August or September. It will be unveiled at E3, and will feature a slimmer design, better battery life, 8 GB flash memory, revamped buttons, and hopefully be priced at under $170. Rumor for now, but if it’s true, I’m picking up one of these!

Back in March, we brought word of a new and improved PlayStation Portable. But what good are the rumblings of new hardware without some of the details? Today, thanks to several sources close to Sony, we bring you that nitty gritty as the redesigned Playstation Portable nears completion.

Keep in mind this isn’t Playstation Portable 2, but rather a redesign of the original, so it will be sporting the same internal hardware. But that’s about the only thing that hasn’t changed. The new Playstation Portable will have a much slimmer design, thanks mostly to a new LED screen that will deliver an ultra-crisp image but take up far less space. That LED also helps pump up the battery life of this sexy new model, which can last as much as four times longer than the original PSP. While the new PSP still makes use of the UMD drive, it will be a faster version and to help speed up loadtimes and gameplay, the portable will come packed with 8GBs of internal flash memory. Finally, the PSP’s much maligned buttons have been revamped and the D-Pad has gotten a major overhaul, giving portable gamers something more like a Playstation 3 D-pad to play with.

The company is still trying to decide whether or not they want to include a built-in camera, as they weigh whether the cost of adding the device will be worth the benefit to gamers. Our money is on no camera because of the competitive price issues. Those of you holding out for a touchscreen are, unfortunately, going to have to wait, though word has it that it will most like make an appearance in Sony’s next portable gaming device. While the new PSP will remain black, Sony is still trying to decide whether it will have a glossy or matte finish.

The final price for this new PSP hasn’t been set, but Sony is hoping to sell it for under $170 or so. Manufacturing should commence in the upcoming weeks, and the product is going to be officially unveiled at this year’s E3. The sale date being tossed around is August, but don’t be surprised if it’s pushed back to September. What’s this reworked PSP called? It doesn’t have a name as of yet, but may we suggest “PSP Slim”?

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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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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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Sony Gamers Day 2007 Coverage

Posted by Aaron on Thursday, May 17, 2007

Talk about info. overload lol A bunch of sites have posted up info. on the new PS3,PSP and PS2 games from Sony Gamers Day event. Check out the links below for more complete coverage of Sony Gamers Day event.

PS3 Fanboy
PSP Fanboy
IGN PS3
PSP IGN
1UP

Wow awesome stuff it’s going to take me all day to read through everything lol 😛

Posted in Beta, demos, downloadable content, News, Playstation 3, Playstation Network, Playstation Store, Press Releases, Previews, PSP, Screenshots, Sony, Trailers, Videos | 1 Comment »

God of War for the PSP Revealed! Get a Free UMD Demo of God of War: Chains of Olympus Hurry!

Posted by Aaron on Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The title for the PSP God of War has been revealed. It’s God of War: Chains of Olympus. Head on over to the official God of War: Chains of Olympus Website and signup for a free UMD demo of God of War: Chains of Olympus! But you have to hurry for supplies run out! To signup for the demo visit the Official God of War: Chains of Olympus Website 🙂

Official God of War: Chains of Olympus Website

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PSP Firmware Updated to v3.40

Posted by Aaron on Friday, April 20, 2007

Sony has released a new firmware update for the PSP. The firmware version is now v3.40. Here are the details:

New for 3.40: Support for PLAYSTATION®Network titles has been expanded.
New for 3.40: Saved data from PlayStation® format software can now be used on both PSP® and PS3™ systems.
New for 3.40: [Certificate Utility] was deleted.
Information that was displayed in [Certificate Utility] can be checked by the following method.
Select the icon of the game you want to display information for, press the Triangle button, and then select [Information] from the options menu.

You can update by connecting to a wireless access point then select Network Update or you can download it from the following links:

PSP Version Updates (US)
PSP Version Updates (EU)
PSP Version Updates (AU)
PSP Version Updates (JP)

Posted in Firmware, News, Press Releases, PSP, Sony | 4 Comments »

Spider-Man 3 Movie cast returning for Spider-Man 3 the game

Posted by Aaron on Friday, April 13, 2007

Via GameDaily.biz:

Tobey Maguire and other stars from Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man 3 are again lending their voices and likenesses to the Activision video game based on the film, the first in the franchise for all three next-generation consoles.

Joining Maguire (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) in the voice cast are James Franco (Harry Osborn/New Goblin), Topher Grace (Eddie Brock/Venom), Thomas Haden Church (Flint Marco/Sandman) and J.K. Simmons (J. Jonah Jameson). Also serving as the in-game narrator for the third time is Bruce Campbell, who appeared in the first film.

Spider-Man 3 hits theaters May 4. The Activision game — for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2, PC, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance SP — will be in stores by then.

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Glad to hear the cast is returning for the game 🙂 Anyone getting Spider-Man 3? If so what platform are you getting it on?

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