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Sony had their press conference today at E3 2010 and revealed their plans to enable 3D gaming right away. The president of Sony’s Networked Products and Services group, Kaz Hirai, touted the company’s “end-to-end” 3D offerings, from the Bravia 3D TVs Sony released previously to the new roster of 3D enabled games for the Playstation 3. Hirai said games like Super Stardust, pain, and Wipeout, as well as more than 20 additional titles will all on the roster of 3D games released by the end of 2010. He mentions even more 3D titles will be coming next year, including More >
According to head of Sony’s UK Playstation division, Ray Maguire, the majority of the company’s first-party games will be in 3D in the future, as the technology seems to become popular in the mainstream. The comment was made in a recent interview with CVG. The first of the 3D PS3 games were released today on the PSN network and include games such as Wipeout HD and SuperStarDust HD, both of which have been retrofitted with 3D technology. However, Maguire mentioned that Sony’s attention will soon turn to its more popular franchises such as the Killzone series. The first confirmed 3D title More >
According to sources over at Joystiq, Sony is set to reveal a premium service of the PlayStation Network, labeled PSN+, as announced during its E3 2010 media briefing. Unlike Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold service, PSN+ will focus on giving paid subscribers additional bonuses without limiting online multiplayer between paying and non-paying users.
As per the sources, subscribers will have access to a rotating list of PSP Minis and PSone Classics, exclusive in-game DLC, discounts to the PlayStation Store and “first hour” demo access to full retail titles. Following the first hour of gameplay, More >
Rumors of a premium Playstation Network service have been around for some time now, even from Sony’s Kaz Hirai himself, and a report from VG247 says it will become a reality at E3 next month. According to the site, a “highly-placed source” says that Sony will be announcing the service and a list of new premium PSN features during its June 15th keynote at the show, and that it will cost less than $70 a year. As we’ve heard previously, the current PSN service won’t changed for those who don’t want to upgrade, but as always Sony will be throwing in big incentives to get people to pay up. More >
On April 1st, Sony’s PS3 3.21 firmware update removed the ability to run other operating systems on the device. This ticked off a lot of users, considering if the users opted out from upgrading it knocked off their ability to log on to the PSN.
Sony has been handed a class action lawsuit for removing the ‘Install Other OS’ option from its PlayStation 3 console. In the lawsuit, plaintiff Anthony Ventura argues that “Sony’s decision to force users to disable the Other OS function was based on its own interest and was made at the expense of its customers.” Ventura also alleges deceptive More >
Trophy sorting and 3D gaming readiness should have been enough to satisfy PS3 owners after the latest v3.30 system update (at least it didn’t cause issues like the last time) but there are a couple of surprises in store. There is now a toggle for Bitstream Direct (output audio with the original digital signal prioritized) or Mix (mixed with sound effects such as button sounds and then converted to bitstream format) on Blue-ray movies, while future VAIO PC owners can get a taste of remote play without any PSP intermediary. Other unconfirmed reports include updated Flash compatibility, More >
Sony released PS3 version 3.21 update April 1, 2010 that removed the install other OS option, discovered by iPhone hacker GeoHot and locked out people who used another platform through dual-booting. This ticked off quite a large population of PS3 gamers.
As per the official Playstation forums, a sizable number of PS3 gamers have run into problems with installation, connecting with PSN, disc loading, and some even complained about not being able to power on their consoles. Of course, there’s also lots of users that have updated without any issues whatsoever, and the problems don’tMore >
Game developers can breathe a sigh of relief after Sony‘s David Coombes mentioned that the advanced image processing behind the PlayStation Move controller will only take 1-2 MB of RAM. This is important for game developers to know because the PS3 only has 256 MB of XDR memory to begin with, so knowing that the controller only consumes 2 MB at most will allow them to optimize their games for the most performance and in the end overall enjoyment. The game developers need to focus on fixing their end of the deal by making the games more responsive and avoid the lag which will certainly steer More >
Tell us what you did without during this service outage.
You’re not the only one having problems with the Playstation Network, as Sony confirmed that PSN is down for many users. “We’re aware that many of you are having problems connecting to PSN, and yes, we’re looking into it. Stay tuned for updates”, says the official Twitter feed for Sony Playstation.
It’s unclear exactly what’s going on at the moment, but it appears that the PlayStation Network is down and causing a whole host of related problems for PS3 systems, including 8001050F error codes, game crashes, corrupted trophy info, and even the complete inability to launch certain More >