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PS3 going for the Cloud

By: DragonKiss83 Mar 9, 2011 | 12 Comments

Looks like Playstation Plus gets a head start

PS3 users with playstation plus will be able to save 150 megabytes to the Sony servers.  

http://ps3.gamespy.com/articles/115/1154574p1.html from Gammespy

This is just another step forward for our current sytems and may be a preview of what to expect on the next generation.  By itself this isn't that big of a deal, but it just shows how fast the companies are implementing new technology as it presents itself.  What would you like to see make it on the systems next?  We already have web browsing, netflix, and countless other things.

 

Don't be a Jimmy, let's hear some ideas.

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Sony E3 2011 Press Conference Live Stream

By: BatRastered Jun 6, 2011 | 4 Comments

The official feed from Sony, watch it here!

Check it out, leave some comments below on what's happening.

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Developers are getting PSN back

By: DragonKiss83 May 13, 2011 | 11 Comments

Could we take this as a good sign?

Source http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/05/13/rumor-psn-back-up-for-developers.aspx

Giant Bomb has confirmed that developers have some access to PSN back.  They can't create new accounts, but this is a start.

"As developers are able to bypass the login screen, shooters have been largely okay; those games connect to servers running independent of PSN. Games that access the friends list do not have the same option."

from http://www.giantbomb.com/news/developer-playstation-network-back-online-but-not-without-issues/3185/

Hopefuly the rest of us will be back online soon enough.

Sony Computer Entertainment today announced that it entered into a definitive agreement on June 30, 2012 (Japan Time) to acquire Gaikai Inc., the world's leading interactive cloud-based gaming company, what will this mean for the PS4?

I'm not sold on network powered gaming yet. Having the processing power in the cloud means you don't have to buy hardware, and it means the operating company can upgrade the hardware at any time without bothering you, but the input and display lag has to kill certain genres of games. Would you play an FPS or a fighting game with noticeable lag, for instance? For a single-player cinematic experience, this system would be tough to beat (like Uncharted's campaign) though I think even some action games would need to be tweaked to be a bit more forgiving of timing based actions.

Sure, the internet is getting faster all the time, but that's just download and upload speed... bandwidth. The real issue is latency, which is how long it takes your signal to go from your computer (or device) to the servers and for information (in this case a screen image) to come back again. This is limited by how far away you are from the servers and the speed of light. There's not much Gaikai can do about the later, so they solve this problem by co-locating servers closer to population areas... having East coast and West coast datacenters is common as is having European and Asian area datacenters. That said, I wouldn't expect there to be datacenters all over the U.S.A. If you live in the middle of nowhere, you're probably out of luck as far as latency goes. Your only option is to move to New York or San Francisco (or somewhere closer to them).

Anyway, what does all this have to do with the PS4? Well, for starters, you may already have the hardware in your house now:

"By combining Gaikai's resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with SCE's extensive game platform knowledge and experience, SCE will provide users with unparalleled cloud entertainment experiences," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "SCE will deliver a world-class cloud-streaming service that allows users to instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices." - Source: Sony Press Release

Hey, you know what's an "internet-connected device"? The PS3! What else? Most Sony TV's sold today. Sony could easily put a Gaikai app on the PS3 dashboard... they probably will do this whether or not they release an actual hardware PS4. Not having to release new system hardware would save the company a ton of money. More than enough to cover the $380 million (USD) they spent on Gaikai. It's hard to say why Sonly would have purchased Gaikai if they didn't plan to integrate it into the Playstation brand, though I guess stranger things have happened.

What do you think? Is cloud gaming in your future or will they have to pry physical hardware from your cold, dead hands?

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My Love For The PS3

By: SonicZero Dec 27, 2010 | 15 Comments

My journey with the PS3 ups and downs

So for Christmas I got a PS3! I got 4 games with it(Heavy Rain, Metal Gear Solid 4, Little Big Planet, and Uncharted) So far everything is going good. I watched a ton of movies made a PSN and what not. But what pisses me off the most are the updates for games. Right now I wanted to play Heavy Rain for the first time and I have to sit for 183 minutes waiting for the update. Is that why PS3's memory is so big? To store all these updates? What's the point of installing every game ever made. It just wastes so much time and I decided to write this story because I have nothing better to do while Heavy Rain is updating. I've already taken a shit and made a meal. So what do you guys think of the PS3? I was actually blown away on how good it can look when set up right. They have good exclusives, and its just a nice sleek console and a change from my xbox. The only con for me right now I guess is the updates. :(

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If you don't have a PS3, start with this sweet-ass deal!

By: iorilamia Feb 18, 2011 | 7 Comments

Buy a New PS3 and basically get one of its most anticipated games free? Jump on it!

Have you have been contemplating buying a PS3? Soon is the time to buy it. Tuesday Feb 22nd is the release of Killzone3 ...and the ps3/killzone 3 bundle! You get 160GB PS3 for the regular $299.99 a long with a brand new Killzone 3, that's pretty hard to say no too. Also if you are not familiar with the other 2 Killzone games http://www.youtube.com/user/IGNentertainment has uploaded a video explaning Killzone 1-2 in a few minutes.

source: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/02/15/new-ps3-160gb-killzone-3-bundle-available-february-22nd/

Buy one?!

Everyone has seen the Kevin Butler commercials about how "great" the PS3 is. I've never understood them, because when someone tells me the console does everything I just laugh. Now the truth has been freed, and this new commercial tells the truth about PS3

Be sure to grab your PS3 for only $299. Hurry up and experience the greatest console of all time. Don't be a Jimmy!

Source: rickymachinima Youtube channel

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket software issues or broadcast issues? Not working on the debut day for PS3. We've contacted DirecTV here's what they told us ..

Widespread issues of NFL Sunday Ticket not working on PS3, To-Go and other HD Receivers. PS3 owners have also posted about slow feeds and terrible picture quality.

From the DirecTV forums:

"Anyone else using the PS3 function and having problems? mine keeps freezing and going back to pregame and then catching up?"

"Have this game going in Hershey, PA on my PS3.  It is a TERRIBLE feed.  I am seeing 4.1mbs download and 3.4mbs upload.

Please help!  It is lagging, and occasionally cutting back to moments from the pre-game show."

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There are some huge releases next week in the world of video games. Amazing exclusives like Socom 4 in 3D and Move compatible. Sega's Conduit 2 Exclusive to Wii. The return of Mortal Kombat, the original, the violent, the flawless victory classic. And of course what is going to be one of the biggest games this year, Valve's Portal 2. You Monster!

With this short guide, I'm going to show you who has what and where. Exclusive Pre-Order Bonus DLC, Coupons, and the cheapest shipping. Also we at Gouki.com would like to announce our official partnership with Mad Catz with our EXCLUSIVE COUPON CODE for FREE SHIPPING on ANY ORDER. Use GOUKISTICKS during your check out and we'll take care of all of the shipping costs. This code doesn't stack with the other deals right now, but do the math and see what will save you more. 

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PSN store is back

By: DragonKiss83 Jun 1, 2011 | 9 Comments

But it's glitchy as hell. An error has occurred (80710D36) get used to seeing it for now.

Source 1 http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/06/01/playstation-store-is-available-and-updated-now/

Source 2 I'm on it right now

Sony has got the store back up and running (like crap though) and I'm not seeing anyone else talking about it yet.  For once insomnia turned out to be a good thing.  The page above says that out thanks for putting up with this shit pack isn't in effect yet, "it's in the final stages of testing".  WTF?  As you go through the store expect a lot of error messages, but backing out once or twice will fix it, yes Sony is still screwing you.  The money I added to my wallet was there and ready so hopefully this will be the case for the rest of you.  There are a few demos up, and some wallpapers, plus some other crap.  It's all listed on that site up there.  And on a quick look through Sonic 2 and Abe's Exodus are both free for Playstation Plus members, I'm hoping I can still get these when they activate our free month of the service.  It would be nice to play through them again, and I'ld be done way before the trial is done.

 

So there you have it Jimmys, the PSN store has been resurected and it like any other zombie has some issues.  Are you glad it's back?  Ready to give Sony your hard earned money again?  Pissed that you have to wait longer to get you welcome back stuff?  Will you be able to trust Sony again?  

A video showing some PlayStation symbols and a date, Feb 20, entitled "See the Future" was released by Sony yesterday.

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The new trailer for Season 2 of The Tester is on the net. I'll watch it, no doubt. It looks just as bas as last year, just now ... Even less actual gameplay.

The show is more about jumping around and crawling through dirt than it is actually testing games. The cast looks semi decent with a few possible hot chicks in there. There's a GT5 console set up in the house. It's only the Prologue version though. Nubfarm. I'm telling you it's big brother for gamers and instead of winning big money like 250k or even a million, these Jimmys get a JOB and 5000 bucks. Watch the trailer!

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