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PAIN PS3 Smack Pack Hits PSN, Includes Darts & Fortress Modes

PAIN PS3 Smack Pack Hits PSN, Includes Darts & Fortress Modes 50°
311w ago - Today PAIN Associate Producer Jason Coker announced news of the incoming PAIN Smack Pack, which includes both Darts and Fortress Modes. To quote:

We're about to drop the Smack Pack on you (sold separately), which includes the Darts and Fortress game Modes. As I'm sure you know, traditional Darts wouldn't be suitable for PAIN. We wouldn't dare make something as simple as launching a character into an oversized dartboard.

Instead, you have to launch you character toward a giant sticky billboard with multiple bullseyes painted on it, in the process grabbing another character (or bomb) and chucking it at the billboard. Sounds simple enough, eh?

Oh, I forgot to mention the fact that your opponents have distractions to jack you up during your flight to the billboard. It makes it even more satisfying to clear the distractions and pull off a bullseye, so I hope your game is in order.

Fortress is the other half of the Smack Pack, and it pits you against up to three opponents, each of you with a giant fortress on a floating platform in the sky. On offense, your task is to aim at an opponent's fortress, launch and grab an exploding object, and chuck it at their fortress to inflict maximum damage.

Every bit of damage you do costs that player points, and when...
 

PlayStation 3 for $250, Same Price as Wii but Includes a Catch

PlayStation 3 for $250, Same Price as Wii but Includes a Catch 350°
327w ago - Pop quiz: Which is the cheapest current-gen home console? If you said the $250 Nintendo Wii, you'd be wrong – it's actually the $200 Xbox 360 Arcade, which eschews the hard drive, headset and premium cables of its Pro cousin to shed a full $100 off of the regular price.

But though the entry-level 80GB PlayStation 3 usually clocks in at nearly twice that last price – with "no plans" for a March price cut – a new Sony offer will put the PS3 in a very close third-place finish with its rivals. If you're willing and able to sign up for the new Sony PlayStation credit card, you can get a PS3 shipped to your door for exactly $284.

While I would not advocate credit even if the US financial market wasn't currently in death throes due to its mismanagement (I avoid credit cards as a matter of principle) for those who don't feel similarly bound this actually appears to be a pretty good deal.

There's no annual fee, the standard APR is 11% variable, and there don't appear to be any unusually nasty penalties –...
 

PlayStation.com Redesigned, Includes PlayStation Home Blog

PlayStation.com Redesigned, Includes PlayStation Home Blog 50°
327w ago - If you've dropped by Sony's official PlayStation.com page lately you will see it's been overhauled, and now sports a new look and promos including LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, and Resistance 2 for PlayStation 3.

In addition, Sony has updated their official PlayStation Network page showcasing new PSN Store content and including official PSN Blog posts.

Finally, as pictured below, Sony has added an official PlayStation Home page which also includes posts from the official PSN Blog, videos, and screenshots.

To quote on PlayStation Home: Expand the depth of your gaming experience through dedicated game spaces, mini-games, game launching features and themed items in this immersive 3D world.
 

High Velocity Bowling PSN Update Includes Online Play & Trophies

High Velocity Bowling PSN Update Includes Online Play & Trophies 50°
333w ago - Per Mike Skinner (Team RamRod) via PS Blog today:

Hello everyone! Team RamRod here, the developers of High Velocity Bowling. Today we break our long silence with an equally long blog post.

To give you some background on the HVB development team, we are a small team who works on several projects. As some of you know, Big Ern has left our neck of the woods (we still miss him). But, the team has since picked up the reins and is now leading a new charge for HVB.

A lot of you have been asking about HVB, and we are here to deliver great news. We are pleased to announce that we putting the finishing touches on a new update for HVB, which will hit the PlayStation Network TOMORROW! Excited? Well, the best part of this is that the new update - all new features included - is FREE! For our brothers and sisters in the north, that means FREE for you, too.

HEAD-TO-HEAD ONLINE PLAY! VOICE CHAT COMMUNICATION! WEEKLY ONLINE LEADERBOARDS!

We can hear you now ... "Wait, what? Really? I get online play in the update? Will it support my Playstation Friends List?" YES to all of the above. You will now be able to play with your friends online AND be able to chat with them using a PS3 headset or microphone. Feel free to chat and talk smack after comparing your stats and rankings...
 

PSP Firmware Update 5.00 Includes MPEG-4 AVC Support

PSP Firmware Update 5.00 Includes MPEG-4 AVC Support 50°
333w ago - The Official UK PlayStation site has also published an article detailing ALL of the features included in PlayStation Portable system software update 5.00. It reveals that support for MPEG-4 AVC is included.

To quote: PSP system software version 5.00 has increased the number of file types that can be played to include MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) Video Main Profile (AVC CABAC) in 640 x 480 pixels.

If you update your PSP system, the system software version will be 5.00 and the following features will be updated.

Main features updated in version 5.00

• PlayStation®Store is now available on the PSP™ system

Using a Wireless network connection, you can now download (as a purchase or for free) products such as games, additional items for games, or video content for use on the PSP system.

• The feature for outputting video from PlayStation® format software to a TV has been improved (PSP-2000 only)

You can now output video from PlayStation format software to a TV in full-screen size.
You can now use video output cables that do not support video in progressive mode to output video from PlayStation format software to a TV.

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• The number of file types that can be played has been increased to include...
 

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