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  • Home offline for six hours today for v1.04 upgrade

    Sony has confirmed that it will be putting PlayStation Home under the knife for scheduled maintenance today, with the online social platform heading offline for six hours while it upgrades to v1.04. According to the PlayStation Blog, the primary reason for the downtime is to offer a remedy for us...

  • Rockstar re-signs with Take-Two Interactive

    Those crying out for Sony to take Rockstar under their wing, can now stop. It's not going to happen, not any time soon anyways. Instead, Rockstar has decided to re-sign with Take-Two Interactive for the next few years. "Take-Two has established a new incentive compensation program for the R...

  • Penny Arcade Ep. 2 coming this week

    According to the Official PlayStation Blog, the second episode in the Penny Arcade RPG series is scheduled for release on December 18, 2008. Unlike the first episode which saw a large gap in release dates between platforms, the sequel has cut down that time significantly. Keeping their promise of re...

  • Guide launches: How to build a PS3 supercomputer

    Scientists launched a new guide today, available to the public for the first time, on how to build a supercomputer with the Playstation 3. Funded by the National Science Foundation the guide has been written by Gaurav Khanna and Chris Poulin and is available in full from PS3 Cluster.org. The o...

  • "A next Metal Gear is..." resolved

    When Konami released their cryptic message somewhat detailing the next installment of the Metal Gear franchise, forums and news sites alike erupted in confusion and conspiracies. This quickly became a touchy subject amongst console owners who speculated the historic franchise was surely going green,...

  • Screen Digest: Both Wii and PS3 face recession troubles

    Screen Digest analyst Piers Harding-Rolls has chipped in with another set of predictions for the industry as a whole. In a break from the norm, he thinks Nintendo's seemingly unshakeable Wii and DS platforms could be most at risk in the ferocious economic climate. That's all down to the Mario-mak...

  • Tigon Studios: "true" Riddick sequel on the way

    Tigon Studios' Head of Production Ian Stevens has revealed that a "true" sequel to much-loved Xbox hit The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is in the works - the upcoming Assault on Dark Athena should be considered an "episodic expansion" rather than a follow-up. ...

  • The Dark Knight sells nearly two million on Blu-ray

    The Dark Knight has shattered all previous Blu-ray sales records, shifting nearly two million units in its first week of release. The news comes just one day before director Christopher Nolan will conduct a BD-Live chat, in which 100,000 The Dark Knight Blu-ray Disc owners can participate. Acc...

  • Soul Calibur, Tekken PS Home lounge coming to Japan

    Fancy having a friendly natter with fellow Home users in a lounge decorated by various characters plucked from Namco Bandai’s illustrious career? Well, you’re in luck – that is, if you happen to reside in Japan. The Japanese giant announced today that, starting tomorrow, PlaySta...

  • Eight new Final Fantasy Versus XIII screenshots

    One of the last remaining PlayStation 3 exclusives from Square-Enix, Final Fantasy Versus XIII looks to utilize Sony’s black box to its fullest capabilities, showcasing spectacular visuals in both character design and environments. Check out the latest screenshots below to see for yourself...

  • Media Create: Nintendo swallows Japanese charts

    Media Create has furnished us with Japanese hardware and software sales predictions for the week ending December 14. On the hardware front it's business as usual: the DSi hundreds of thousands of units ahead, the Wii fending off PlayStation Portable for second place, PlayStation 3 going steady at ov...

  • FFVII: AC Complete Blu-ray Japanese TGS 08 trailer

    Square-Enix has released a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete, which up until now was only viewable at the Tokyo Game Show. The trailer features new footage of some of the extended scenes added to the Blu-ray release of the film, due out in Japan in March 2009. Bare in mi...

  • Final Fantasy XIII battle scans

    Japan’s Shonen Jump magazine has smuggled a rather tasty batch of Final Fantasy XIII screenshots out of Square-Enix HQ for its latest issue, and we’ve got them here for you to tuck into, courtesy of finalfantasy-xiii.net. Seen below, the scans depict fresh shots of both Lightning and ...

  • Alma wields death in bloody F.E.A.R. 2 comic book trailer

    Monolith has launched a particularly bloody animated comic book trailer promoting its upcoming horror sequel, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. The footage depicts the events that transpire following the helicopter crash at the climax of the original game, showing Jin Sun-Kwon witnessing the death of ...

  • Home servers could be forced offline by hackers?

    British newspaper The Daily Telegraph has added its two cents to the tragic tale of PlayStation Home hacks. If the paper is to be believed, "developers" have teased out loopholes in the code which allow them to customize their avatars, personal spaces and other paraphernalia beyond the ...

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