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Rumor: Kingdom Hearts III in development for PS3, TGS-bound!

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339w ago - According to a rumor from the latest OPM, Kingdom Hearts III is currently in development as a PS3 exclusive and will be announced at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show. Interesting indeed...

To quote:

In it's rumor section, it mentions the fact that Kingdom Hearts III is in development for the PS3 and will be at TGS.

The exact quote being:

"Kingdom Hearts III is currently in development as a PS3 exclusive and will be announced at TGS."
 

Samsung Spinpoint M6: Unlock 500GB of Storage Space in 5 Steps

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339w ago - GamePro has given us the low-down on how to super charge your PS3 with the only PS3-supported 500GB hard drive - the Samsung M6. They claim it is the only available 500GB drive on the market to support the PS3, read on for the simple steps to supercharged success...

Step #1: Purchase the Samsung M6 500GB hard drive (widely available online for around $230). Important note: The M6 is the only 500GB internal hard drive that will fit into the PS3. Use the PS3's Backup function to transfer saves and other content to a USB drive.

Step #2: Unplug the PS3 and ground yourself. Open the PS3's hard drive access port, located on the side of the unit, with your fingernail.

Step #3: Carefully unscrew the blue screw using the correct screwdriver bit (Philips Precise) using gentle pressure, taking care not to strip the screw. Pull out the metal hinge, and slide the hard drive tray out.

Step #4: Unscrew the four screws that attach the hard drive to the metal tray, and remove the old hard drive (place old drive in anti-static bag).

Step #5: Attach the new Samsung 500GB hard drive to the tray, replacing the four screws from the previous step. Slide the hard drive tray back into the PS3 port, and snap the metal hinge back into place, then replace the blue screw. Close...
 

LittleBigPlanet Hot Bundle Arrives for the PS3

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339w ago - It looks like LittleBigPlanet will be gracing you with it's own bundle.

Sony will be really pushing LittleBigPlanet as one of it's top PS3's exclusive games late this fall.

It comes at no surprise that the game will be combine with a 80GB console system and will retail for € 399, which at this time in the currency exchange market would translate to $585.43 U.S., the system and the game would also be shipped with the Dualshock 3 controller and is now available for pre-order.
 

PS3 Theme Builder, PS3 Theme Creator, Xross Media Simulator out!

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339w ago - Before the month's end, a few updates we missed are from earlier this month as follows:

Lili-Chan has updated to PS3 Theme Builder v2.3 followed by PS3 Theme Builder v2.3a (changelogs below). He also released PS3 Xross Media Simulator v1.0 recently.

In related news, A.R.K. has updated to PS3 Theme Creator v1.7 (FW 2.4 Patch) which includes support for 2.4 FW Themes, and gets patch-updated to PS3 Theme Creator v1.6.

PS3 Theme Builder v2.3a Changelog:

- Sounds Effects will now work in conjunction with the new icons.
- Fixed a bug that was causing some themes to fail to compile
- Bundled the Xross Media Simulator into the application. The Xross Media Simulator replaces the existing 'Test Drive' Functionality.

I have also made the first release of Xross Media Simulator. This can be downloaded as part of the PS3 Theme Builder or it can downloaded as a standalone application. This tool allows you to preview theme in 720p resolution....
 

Sony's Stringer: We Can't Make Enough PS3s to Meet Demand

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339w ago - Sony CEO Howard Stringer has revealed that consumers are purchasing PS3 systems faster than Sony can possibly produce them.

Obviously this contributes to what is known as a production bottleneck for the PS3. He also added that Sony continue to make a loss on every PS3 console sold.

To quote: He was, however, bullish in terms of consumer uptake of the PS3, saying that, "Consumers are purchasing our PlayStation 3 video game consoles faster than we can produce them."

"We currently have a production bottleneck with the PlayStation 3", he continued.

He also confirmed that even with hardware bottlenecking due to demand, "You also know, however, that our business model is not perfect, and that we make a loss on every console we sell. "
 
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