Many people when they saw the change-list for the latest PlayStation 3 firmware were slightly miffed that it did literally nothing for them, however examiner.com believe this firmware to be a new breed if you will, a firmware patch.
Archive for July, 2010
Developer: From Software, SCE Japan Studio
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment (Japan), Atlus (North America), Namco Bandai (Europe)
Format Played On: PlayStation 3
Also On: N/A (PlayStation 3 exclusive)
Release Date: June 25th 2010 (Europe)
Age Rating: CERO: D, ESRB: M, PEGI: 16
Yaster, one of the moderators at the Official PlayStation Community, has posted that PSN will be undergoing maintenance
tonight from 1700 BST – 2100 BST, with access the PS Store, Account Management and Registration pages being unavailable to users for the first 45 minutes of the maintenance.
However you’ll still be able to log-in to the Network (assuming you have done so previously on the PS3/PSP you’re using) and play online.
Sony have announced via the US PS Blog that ModNation Racers will be patched in the coming future to add a casual difficulty mode to the game to make it easier for new players to get to grips with the title, a welcome addition which will hopefully nullify some of the rubber banding we found in our review that was all to prevalent.
On the Blog, Sony state that the patch will bring a “career difficulty that has less “aggressive” computer-controlled racers,” however no other information on the patch was given, nor a release date for it.
Analyst Sandeep Aggarwal from Caris & Co is predicting Microsoft’s Kinect to be in the homes of 15-25% of current Xbox 360 owners in the first year of the release of the hardware.
If the lower estimate of a 15% rate of uptake is correct, and at the $149 price-point, this would bring in approximately $900 million in revenue for Microsoft in the first year for Kinect, with the new hardware meaning a higher adoption rate and increased market share gain for the 360. Aggarwal also figures that Microsoft could sell an one million consoles in the first year which would bring in a further $300 million revenue, making Natal one hell of a success in it’s first year.
Black Bean Games today announced that the new WRC 2010 game will be released this autumn, on October 8th on PS3, Xbox 360 and on PC.
The game features 78 rally stages from the 13 countries which host the World Rally Championship.
In an interview with Wired, Hideki Konno of Nintendo confirmed that the design of the 3DS that was shown at E3 last month will more than likely be the same design as you’ll pick up in shops in the future.
In the interview Chris Kohler posed the question “In 2004, when the first DS was first shown at E3, we saw an exterior form factor that wasn’t final. Will the look of the 3DS be changed before its release?” to which Konno responded saying “you can take this as the final shape.”
Crackdown 2 has displaced Lego Harry Potter from the top of the UK chart.
Developer: Remedy Entertainment
Also on: N/A (Xbox 360 exclusive)
Release Date: Friday May 14th 2010
Age Rating: ESRB: T for Teen, BBFC: 15, PEGI: 16+