Expect to see more PlayStation-branded apparel and lifestyle items hitting retail shelves as Sony has opened up its official license program to interested licensees.
The initiative aims to bolster brand image by granting third-parties the ability to use iconic PlayStation marks on a wide range of everyday products, including “apparel, accessories, house wares and more.” That means we could soon see LittleBigPlanet coffee mugs and kids utensils. Sky’s the limit, really.
Interested parties can apply for inclusion by filling out the request form on SCE’s official site.
Update: PS3 firmware 3.41 is now live, available via Network Update or direct download.
Sony aims to enhance your PlayStation Store browsing experience with the next PS3 firmware update, which is reportedly due out “soon.” PSN director Eric Lempel tells us that firmware 3.41 will add an all-new “You May Like” widget to the storefront, highlighting recommendations tailored towards the item you are currently viewing.
The underlying methodology behind this feature is based on prior purchases of other PSN members.
While firmware 3.41 itself will likely pop up later tonight or tomorrow, this feature is scheduled to go live at July’s end. In addition, the release of PS3 firmware 3.41 will coincide with the arrival of a minor PSP firmware update. Version 6.31 merely promises “system software stability” improvements — hardly exciting, we’d say.
We’ll let you know once the firmware duo hits Network Update.
Just Add Water’s vector-styled shooter Gravity Crash will make the jump to PSP on July 20 with a host of gameplay enhancements and changes, Sony announced today. A PSN effort, the Thrust-inspired title pays homage to arcade classics of old with its 2D perspective and straightforward pacing mechanics. Players are tasked with guiding a spacecraft through intertwining caverns in the far-reaching depths of outer space.
GTA – China Town Wars is a cool new game, and Cheats always makes the game way lot more interesting. But remember, NEVER save the game after using any of the cheats you find here in order not to disrupt the natural order of the GTA universe as you go along playing and finishing all the level in this game.
Sony had a spot in its press-only booth area reserved for showing off the various accessories that will be available for PSP Go when it hits US shelves on October 1. There were cases, wrist straps, Sony-branded screen protectors … and wait, what was that? Since the handheld doesn’t have a standard mini USB port like the PSP-3000, we’ll have to buy all new accessories? Sad, but true.
The PSP Go has a new multifunction port on its base (check out the video!) that is used for everything from data transfer to charging to video output. While asking owners of the older model to change a USB cable is not really a big deal, the fact that more expensive existing accessories — such as component A/V cables, voice headsets and pretty much anything made to work with the 3000 — are completely incompatible is cringe-worthy. That’s not even taking into account third-party add-ons, or things like Sony’s own GPS module.
We know Sony is planning a trade-in program for UMD games; somehow we think the company won’t be extending the same offer to include cables, peripherals and other accessories.
Now i remember why i wanted a PSP in the first place.
Scheduled to come Q3, probably in time for the release date of the PSP GO! The PSP just keeps on getting better and better.
Well its not a surprise that Sony would ship this baby to the US as early as possible.We heard from Sony at its E3 press conference that it won’t “replace” the PSP-3000 or UMD, it’s 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than the original PSP. All future retail titles will have retail and PlayStation store release. Japan can look for it Nov. 1 for ¥26,800. But what consumers wont probably like is that whopping $249 price tag! What the hell sony? we though you wanted more PSP sales with this new Gaming device and yet you give it a considerably big price increase?!
Check out Gamespot’s PSP GO! unboxing video:
Impaler PSX eBoot Creator
This app was created to simplify the process of building eBoots from Playstation games. It allows the users, based on how many disks are selected, create a single or multi-disk eBoot. It also allows users to select a previous eBoot and will convert it to an ISO. Currently the only disk format that is supported is ISO. There is a link to a disk converter for download to convert BIN/IMG files to ISO.
Step 1: Select an eBoot / ISO
This selection screen allows the user to select an ISO or EBoot. If an EBoot is selected, the user will be prompted for a new name and the eBoot will be ripped back into an ISO. Then the newly created ISO will be selected. Currently the app only supports ISOs. UltraISO is available for download to convert and other images to ISOs.
Step 2: Enter an Game Title / Game Codes
Next, the user must enter a Game Title. The Game Title will be the name of the folder that is created after the application is completed. After the Title is entered, click search and a list of matches will appear. ONLY SELECT ONE code. If more than one title is selected an error is thrown.
Step 3: Select specialized boot images
Next, the user can select different images (png) for the menu. The best website that i have found is PopStation ImagePacks. After the images are downloaded, just select them.
Step 4: Create the EBoot
The last step is to click the create button, once the operation is completed. A folder is created in the results folder named like the Game Title.