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US Air Force is Buying 2200 PlayStation 3 Consoles for Research

US Air Force is Buying 2200 PlayStation 3 Consoles for Research 750°
275w ago - The United States Air Force will soon be placing an order with Sony for 2,200 PlayStation 3 consoles... and they're not even going to play games on them.

Instead, the consoles will be headed to the USAF Research Laboratory's information directorate in Rome, New York, where they'll be combined with 336 consoles the lab already own to form a "cluster" of Cell chips.

This cluster will then be put to work grinding out better ways to process high-res radar images, video footage, as well as research on "neuromorphic computing."

To quote: "The Air Force will use the system to "to determine the best fit for implementation of various applications," including commercial and internally developed software specific to the PS3's Cell Broadband Engine processor architecture.

The research will help the Air Force decide where Cell Broadband Engine processor-derived hardware and software could be used in military systems.

The Air Force has used the cluster to test a method of processing multiple radar images into higher resolution composite images (known as synthetic aperture radar image formation), high-def video processing, and "neuromorphic computing," or building computers with brain-like properties."
 

Video: Sony PlayStation 3: It Only Does Blu-ray Movies

Video: Sony PlayStation 3: It Only Does Blu-ray Movies 550°
276w ago - Sony's Senior Vice President of Marketing & PlayStation Network Peter Dille has unveiled a new video from PS3's ad campaign today entitled 'It Only Does Blu-ray Movies.'

To quote: Next week's Thanksgiving holiday marks the kick-off to the traditional retail holiday selling season. It's a key part of our year as many people who may not be hardcore gamers begin their research for the hottest gift items. Naturally, we expect the PS3 to be on a lot of those lists this year.

This holiday's PS3 campaign marks one of our most aggressive approaches in terms of our advertising reach and frequency, so we hope you've seen the new commercials while watching your favorite TV programs.

I've been receiving a lot of emails from friends and family and hearing from a lot of you who are catching the commercials regularly and laughing even after the third or fourth helping.

We couldn't be more pleased by the overwhelming response, not just to the ads, but also evidenced by the sheer momentum behind our recent sales numbers. I'd like to personally welcome all of the new PS3 owners to what will be one of our best years ahead.

Beyond the amazing line up of Blu-ray games hitting this holiday, we're also expecting some blockbuster Blu-ray movie releases, including...
 

PlayStation Network Video Content Update for November 20, 2009

PlayStation Network Video Content Update for November 20, 2009 250°
276w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has posted this weekend's PSN video content update today, as follows:

Here's the list of new arrivals and top downloads on the Video Store this week.

You'll see Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bruno, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - It's a Very Sunny Christmas are now available.

Also, check out the free downloads of Avatar Theatrical Trailer, Ninja Assassin Theatrical Trailer, and Voltron Season 6 Episode 5 - Try This World for Size. Enjoy!

FREE NEW ARRIVALS!

Avatar Theatrical Trailer
KatalystHQ | S2 - Crazy for Kenna
KatalystHQ | S2 - Halloween
KatalystHQ | S2 - Pranking the Boss
Ninja Assassin - Theatrical Trailer
Sherlock Holmes - Theatrical Trailer

HD MOVIE NEW ARRIVALS

American Dad | S5
CC Premium Stand-Up Specials
Family Guy | S8
Heroes | S4
House | S6
How I Met Your Mother | S5
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit | S11
Mercy...
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for November 19, 2009

Sony PlayStation Store Update for November 19, 2009 250°
276w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this week's US PSN update today, as follows:

It's time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

Updates

Get Uno for new low price of $7.99

Applications

adhocParty
Play Ad Hoc PSP games online via your PS3!
File Size 6.31 MB

Downloadable Games

Peggle ($9.99 to purchase)
Have you got the Peggle fever? Now on the PlayStation Network, experience the ultimate pinballesque adventure! Indulge your love for bouncing balls and firework effects by becoming a Peggle Master through 55 levels and 75 challenges. Play to your favorite music while collecting 12 PlayStation Network trophies along the way. Want to host your own Peggle party? Jump into a local battle or connect online to tackle multiplayer, duel and party modes!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 204 MB

PSOne Classics

Resident Evil 2 ($5.99)
ESRB Rated M
File size: 757 MB

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver ($5.99)
ESRB Rated M
File size: 381 MB

Game Demos (free)

Smash Cars Demo
Real-time physics, innovative stunts and next-generation graphics combine into a dynamic, tricked-out single and...
 

Sony Officially Launches the PlayStation 2 in Brazil Today

Sony Officially Launches the PlayStation 2 in Brazil Today 650°
276w ago - Hard to believe after Sony's PlayStation 2 console just turned nine years old it would finally hit Brazil, eh?

That is exactly what Sony did today, according to Kotaku (linked above), the PS2 has officially launched in Brazil.

To quote: "It's priced at R$799, which works out to be around USD$465. So, yes, it's expensive to buy video games in Brazil.

Our man Pedro tells us that with a nine year-old console only just launching, there obviously isn't an official PS3 presence, though he says Sony do sell some older PS3 games. For R$199 (USD$115).

Ever wanted to know why piracy was rife in South America, those prices might get you in the right direction."
 

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