Thursday, November 8, 2007

PAIN: Four New Movies

Here are four new movies of the upcoming PLAYSTATION Network title, PAIN, from Sony Computer Entertainment. Enjoy the pain.

[Via IGN]

Uncharted: Three New Videos

The demo of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune went live on the PLAYSTATION Store today. New gameplay videos have showed up on GameTrailers from the demo, including the Game Intro, some Forest gameplay, and such. Enjoy the watch, or go play it yourself.

PS3 Hax Starts Rolling In Themes

If your not to crazy about the three new themes that Sony gave us today, then don't worry, thats why we have custom themes, and local PLAYSTATION 3 site, PS3 Hax really knows how to bring it to us.

So far, since their Theme database launched (today, November 8, 2007) they have three custom themes into the system and you and other users can upload your own themes as well. It's all about the users. See and upload your themes at the link below.

[Visit: Themes Database]

The Elder Scrolls Travels for PSP Cancelled?

A few Kotakuites have received messages from their local Game Stops with sad news, that The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion has been cancelled for the PLAYSTATION Portable. Rumors like this have been circulating since Spring 2007, when the game was supposed to release.

It looks like the end for this Elder Scrolls portable title. When word comes in from Bethesda Softworks, we will let you know.

[Via Kotaku]

Sony Unleashes the PLAYSTATION Store In Four New Territories

Sony has announced today that they have finally opened the PLAYSTATION Store in four new territories around the world.

Now Poland, Greece, Saudi Arabia and the Czech Republic all have access to PLAYSTATION Store downloads, starting today.

These PLAYSTATION Stores will "mirror the other SCEE stores" in terms of content, meaning that there's a large selection of content to start downloading - including Calling All Cars, Super Stardust HD and Warhawk.

The new PLAYSTATION Stores opened just in time for the Thursday PLAYSTATION Store update, and firmware 2.00.

[Via PS3 Fanboy]

The Downloadable Content of Rock Band

The latest isse of the Official Xbox Magazine reveals the upcoming Rock Band downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION Network and Xbox Live. This includes 24 downloadable tracks from 17 rock artists.
The Police Pack
  • "Roxanne"
  • "Synchronicity II"
  • "Can't Stand Losing You"
Queens of the Stone Age Pack
  • "3s and 7s"
  • "Sick Sick Sick"
  • "Little Sister"
Metallica Pack
  • Three or six songs, none announced yet
Black Sabbath Pack
  • "N.I.B." (cover)
  • "Sweet Leaf" (cover)
  • "War Pigs" (cover)
David Bowie Pack
  • "Moonage Dream"
  • "Heroes"
  • "Queen Bitch"
Punk Pack
  • "Ever Fallen in Love" by Buzzcocks (cover)
  • "I Fought the Law" by The Clash
  • "Rockaway Beach" by The Ramones
Single Songs
  • "Fortunate Son" by Credence Clearwater Revival
  • "Juke Box Hero" by Foreigner
  • "My Sharona" by The Knack
  • "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways
  • "Bang a Gong" by T-Rex
  • "Joker and the Thief" by Wolfmother
  • "Brass in a Pocket" by Pretenders
  • "My Iron Lung" by Radiohead
  • "Buddy Holly" by Weezer
Talk about a lot of content. Enjoy it when it comes.

[Via JoyStiq]

Welcome To Paradise, Burnout Paradise

Getting ready to crash and bash your motorvehicles? Well then take a look at the spots and the sites you'll be racing through in Paradise City in Burnout Paradise.

WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 In-Depth Interview

Learn about the different features each version will have in the most innovative year of the WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw series yet. Enjoy.


Specifically, the PS3 doesn't reset its output resolution when unplugged, which means if you've been playing with it at your home on 1080p over HDMI and then bring it to your friend's house and try to connect it to a 480i TV, you simply won't get a picture as the console is still thinking it's talking to a fancy TV. You could go into the PS3's menus and set the resolution correctly, but only if you go back to a fancy TV where you can get an image out of the PS3 once again.

Though it is possible to avoid the issue by planning ahead and adjusting the PS3 before leaving its home display, it can be a tough thing to remember to do. As such, XCM has developed a handy tool called the E-Setter to make changing the PS3's resolution a rather simple process. The dongle plugs into the PS3 via USB and features buttons that can call up each of the PS3's various output resolutions. If you've got your PS3 plugged into a TV that can't display its output, a press of the buttons on the E-Setter will set it right whether or not you can see anything on the TV and without the hassle of navigating through all the menus.

The XCM E-Setter is priced at $29.99.

[Via IGN]

PLAYSTATION 3 Line-Up Shows Unreal Tournament III For 2007, New Content

In a new press release from Sony, the line-up for 2007 was shown. In the release, Unreal Tournament III is still on for 2007. Could this mean we can kick some ass for the holidays? Take a look at the release.
  • First-Party
    • THE EYE OF JUDGMENT(TM) Heavenly Sword(TM)
    • NBA 08
    • Lair
    • Folklore(TM)
    • Ratchet & Clank(R) Future: Tools of Destruction(TM)
    • Uncharted: Drakes Fortune(TM)
    • Warhawk(TM)
  • Third-Party
    • Call of Duty(R) 4: Modern Warfare(TM), Activision
    • Guitar Hero(TM) III: Legends of Rock, Activision
    • Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, Activision
    • Jericho(TM), Codemasters
    • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men(TM), Eidos
    • FIFA 08, EA
    • Medal of Honor Airborne(TM), EA
    • Rock Band(TM), EA
    • Orange Box, The, EA
    • Simpsons(TM) Game, The, EA
    • Bladestorm(TM): The Hundred Years' War, Koei
    • LEGO(R) Star Wars(TM): The Complete Saga, Lucas Arts
    • BlackSite(TM): AREA 51(R), Midway
    • John Woo Presents Stranglehold(TM) Collector's Edition, Midway
    • Unreal Tournament(R) 3, Midway
    • Time Crisis(R) 4, NAMCO BANDAI
    • SEGA Rally Revo(TM), Sega
    • College Hoops 2K8, Take 2 Interactive
    • WWE(R) SmackDown(R) vs. Raw(R) 2008, THQ
    • Juiced(TM) 2: Hot Import Nights(TM), THQ
    • MX vs. ATV(TM) Untamed, THQ
    • Assassin's Creed(TM), UbiSoft
    • Blazing Angels(R) 2: Secret Missions of WWII, UbiSoft
    • Haze(TM), UbiSoft
    • TimeShift(TM), Vivendi
    • Elder Scrolls IV: OBLIVION(R) - Game of the Year Edition, Zenimax
  • High Velocity Bowling(TM)
  • PAIN
  • Everyday Shooter
  • Go! Sports Ski(TM)
  • Go! Sports Skydiving(TM)
  • Mesmerize 1
  • Trials of Topoq
  • MotorStorm(TM) Christmas Livery
  • Toy Home(TM)
  • Twisted Metal(TM) 2 (PS One)
  • MotorStorm(TM) Premium Pack 2
  • Resistance: Fall of Man(TM): Map Pack 2
  • Operation Creature Feature(TM)
  • Aquatopia
  • Snakeball(TM)
  • flOw Download Pack
  • MotorStorm(TM) Vehicle and Livery Pack
  • PixelJunk(TM) Monsters
  • Folklore(TM) Download Packs 1 and 2
This release also seems to show new content for the PLAYSTATION Network, that includes the bolded above.

[Via PRNewsWire]

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune First Review Scores 9.5/10

The guys over at PS3Fan seem to have already received their copy of Naughty Dog's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Unfortunately, the review is in a foreign language, but it's not hard to translate the score they gave it of 9.5 out of 10.

[Read: Uncharted Review]

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Demo Runs in 1080p

The Uncharted: Drake's Fortune demo runs in 1080p according to a NeoGAF member who provided proof with an image. This just shows how dedicated Naughty Dog really is to their titles.

[Via NeoGAF]

HAZE Coming This December

In sad, but true news, the PLAYSTATION 3 exclusive title, HAZE is delayed to this December.

If you remember back at E3, Sony was hyping all the good exclusives we were supposed to get this month, such as Unreal Tournament III and HAZE. Unreal Tournament III is coming late this year due to a delay, and now HAZE?

Most sites now are reporting a release for December 4th and 11th. So at least it's still this year.

If only we could of kept Assassin's Creed as an exclusive.

[Via Kotaku]

PLAYSTATION 3 XMB: Three New Themes Available

Three new themes for the PLAYSTATION 3 XMB have gone live today on the Japanese PLAYSTATION website. These themes include the LED theme, and two others. Download them at the link, below are the instructions.
Step by Step Guide
  1. Download file off RapidShare or off the Japanese PLAYSTATION Site site.
  2. Get a form of portable media (SD card, Flash drive, USB memory stick).
  3. Create a new folder on the memory stick called PS3.
  4. Then create a new folder inside the PS3 folder called THEMES.
  5. If you downloaded from RapidShare the folders will already be created.
  6. Place the theme files that you downloaded inside the THEMES folder.

    The folder should look like: Memory stick » PS3 » THEMES » "Theme File"

  7. Insert memory stick into your PLAYSTATION 3.
  8. Select Themes from Settings in the XMB.
  9. At the top of the right sidebar, click install.
  10. Select the theme you want to install, and then set it.
Enjoy your themes!

[Download: XMB Themes]

Naruto: PS3 Project: Two New Screenshots

Getting amped for one of the greatest Ninja animes to hit the PLAYSTATION 3 console? Well, the official site for the project has just been updated.

The update just added two images. They may not be new to us as we've seen it on a V-Jump scan a while back, but now there in an actual image. Enjoy.

[Via Naruto: PS3 Project Site]

US PLAYSTATION Store Update: November 8, 2007

Thursday, that means time for another PLAYSTATION Store update brought to you by Sony Computer Entertainment. Lets take a look at the new offerings.
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune demo (free)
  • College Hoops 2K8 demo (free)
  • MotorStorm Devil’s Weekend Add-On ($5.99)
  • Guitar Hero III Foo Fighters Pack ($6.25)
  • Guitar Hero III Velvet Revolver Pack ($6.25)
Game Videos
  • MotorStorm Devil’s Weekend Video (free)
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: ToD Launch Trailer (free)
  • Devil May Cry 4 TGS Trailer 2 (free)
  • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 Trailer (free)
  • Burnout Paradise “Carson GT” Trailer (free)
  • Burnout Paradise “Manhattan” Trailer (free)
Movie & Blu-Ray Disc Trailers
  • One Missed Call Trailer (free)
  • Sweeney Todd Trailer (free)
  • Hostel Part II Trailer (free)
  • (5) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Wallpapers (free)
  • Classy Pink Theme (free)
  • Nature Theme (free)
  • Pixels Theme (free)
Pretty nice update, considering we received the Uncharted: Drake's Fortune demo, but it makes you wonder what happened to the Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 and Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 demo.

PLAYSTATION Store Worldwide

EU PLAYSTATION Store Update: November 8, 2007

An update full of Tekken goodness hits the European PLAYSTATION Store today. Here is what you have for this week.
  • Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online (€14.99)
  • Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online Upgrade (€3.49)
PSone Classics
  • Cool Boarders (€3.49)
  • Need For Speed: ProStreet demo
  • Folklore - Bottom of the Sea (€1.49)
  • Motorstorm - Devil's Weekend (€3.99)
Game Videos
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - Animation Overview
  • PSP - Shapes Your World Advertisement
Thats the update, enjoy, see you all in Tekken.

JP PLAYSTATION Store Update: November 8, 2007

Thursdays keep the updates coming. Japan received new games along with some new content as well. The list below.

  • Dark Mist (800 Yen)
  • Winning Eleven 2008 demo
Add-On Content
  • Motorstorm - Devil's Weekend
  • FolksSoul - Bottom of the Sea
Game Videos
  • Devil May Cry 4 - Full TGS 2007 Trailer
  • Heavenly Sword - Anime Series Part 4
  • Winning Eleven 2008 Video
  • Imabikisou - Video #2
  • Agarerst Senki - Video
>Thats all folks!

PLAYSTATION 3 Theme Creation Tool

Okay, the theme packed 2.0 was released last night, so we need to get creating themes for us to enjoy. Of course the Japanese site already has the theme creation tool.

1) First, download the tool.

2) Extract the folder.

3) Open command prompt and navigate to the folder.

4) The folder should contain a sample folder, a GrimConv folder, a p3tcompiler.exe and other assorted files. To create your theme you will need to run the p3tcompiler.exe passing in the sample.xml. (ex: Example: If you are in the p3tcompiler_v101 folder, you run: p3tcompiler .sample�1sample.xml)

5) This creates a number of .gim files and a sample.p3t files in the sample /01/ directory. Take the sample.p3t file and transfer it to a memory stick in the following location: PS3->THEME.

6) Plug the memory stick into your PS3 and select the theme setting, where you will be given an option to install; do so, and you will have your sample theme.

7)To construct your own custom theme, it’s a case of editing all of the .png files in the sample directory, and re-run all of the above.
Have fun creating themes!

[Via PSU]

Sony Denis Rumors 40GB Failure Rate

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has categorically denied that there is a 40% failure rate on the newly release 40GB PLAYSTATION®3 as has been reported on a Dutch website. Having launched in October, the 40GB PS3 has encountered the same industry leading, very low failure rates, comparable to the low level failure rates of the 60GB PS3.

“We are very proud of the quality and reliability of PLAYSTATION 3 and are disappointed that such extremely sloppy journalism has resulted in this totally inaccurate story,” said David Reeves, President, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. “Since launching the 40GB PS3, we have experienced a fantastic jump in sales and the failure rates have remained at the very low level that we not only strive for, but have been achieving since the launch of PS3.”

[Via SCEE]

Time Crisis 4: FPS & Airport Gameplay

One of the unique features of the exclusive PLAYSTATION 3 console version of Time Crisis 4 is that you don't have to insert quarters. That and the new FPS mode, where YOU move freely, not the computer. But if your more old fashioned, Namco Bandai still has the classic campaign gameplay, like in the Airport video below. Enjoy.