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  • Sony secures patent to block second hand games

    2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 3, 2013 under Featured, Playstation 3
    Sony has registered a patent that would allow it to block second hand games from being played on consoles. Of course this may just be an attempt to block other companies from doing something similar, or a way to resell its tech elsewhere, but likely we'll see this implemented in the next PlayStation. "When the game is to be played, the reproduction device conveys the disc ID and a player ID to ... more.
  • UK PS3 sales jump at release of new model

    6 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 2, 2012 under Featured, PS3 News
    UK based sales of the Playstation 3 have seen quite a jump since the release of the latest "super slim" version: 138 per cent in total, with purchases of the new 500GB model making up nearly 40 per cent of them all. These results come from new GFK data, which will please Sony, since the company was hoping to make a dent in Christmas Wii U sales, as well as providing a final version of the conso... more.
  • Gamestop prediction: only one next gen console in 2013

    1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 4, 2012 under Featured, Hardware
    Gamestop's CEO Paul Raines has been speaking about the next generation line up of consoles and his predictions for their release dates - something that has so far remained largely speculative. Granted that's like all Mr Raine is going on also, but he's in a better position than most to guess. According to rumours he's heard circulating and his own thoughts, Mr Raines believes that while we'll c... more.
  • The Next Gen PlayStation is Coming Next Year!

    0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on April 5, 2012 under Featured, HW News, Hardware
    For quite some time, gamers have speculated about next gen consoles and rumors have been flying.  Nerds rejoice – finally, news about the upcoming PlayStation is here! We are less than two years away from the new PlayStation, with an expected release for holiday season 2013.  Although previous articles and rumors referred to the next gen PlayStation as the PS4, it will actually be called Or... more.
  • Rumors of an Xbox 720 Touch Screen Controller

    0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on February 15, 2012 under Featured, HW News, Hardware
    In December, KitGuru brought you news of the upcoming PS4 and Xbox 720 consoles, including mounting anticipation among gamers and developers for the improved graphics these next gen consoles can provide.  Now, rumors have shifted from focus on the consoles themselves and towards updated controllers. In a recent Xbox World Magazine article, unnamed sources revealed Microsoft’s experimentation... more.
  • Double Eleven to become an Exclusive Sony developer

    0 CommentsPosted by Dave Mack on July 20, 2011 under Featured, PS2 News, PS3 News, PSP News, PlayStation Portable, Playstation 3
    Earlier today Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced that the UK development firm Double Eleven had just signed a deal with them. Know for it's work on LittleBigPlanet, Double Eleven will become an exclusive developer for Sony platforms like the PS3. Double Eleven was initially founded  in 2010, by former Rockstar lead engineers. As aforementioned the new development team is ... more.
  • Hacking group “Anonymous” denies involvement in PSN outages

    0 CommentsPosted by Dave Mack on April 24, 2011 under Featured, PS2 News, PS3 News, Playstation 3
    The PlayStation Network (PSN) has been plagued with issues and outages for several weeks, and the service has been unavailable for several days. Sony has commented that this issue is not primarily related to the companies servers themselves. In fact they have stated that these issues have been caused by hackers, and Anonymous had been named. "An external intrusion on our system has affected ou... more.
  • Sony ditches physical media for the PlayStation Move

    0 CommentsPosted by Dave Mack on April 19, 2011 under Featured, PS3 News, Playstation 3
    Kitguru found out earlier today Sony is adapting a new trend regarding software and documentation. The PlayStation Move bundle will no longer include a CD or other physical media. This is being used by a few companies due to the availability of downloadable media online. What Sony is incorporating instead are downloads  available from the PlayStation Network (PSN). This feature we actual... more.
  • Crash Bandicoot reborn with the CryEngine 2?

    0 CommentsPosted by Dave Mack on April 17, 2011 under Featured, PC Gaming, PC News, PS2 News, PS3 News, Playstation 3, X360 News, Xbox 360
    We spotted this on the weekend, and know how much you Kitguru's love speculation and debate. Personally we feel this game kicked some serious a** on the PS years ago, and a face-lift might be welcomed. Utilizing the CryEngine 2 with the creative vision included within the Crash Bandicoot series, seems like a deadly combination to us. This might just be another clever Crysis mod, but put o... more.
  • Jungle Add-On Pack for Magic Orbz added on PlayStation Network

    0 CommentsPosted by Francesco on April 14, 2010 under Featured, PS3 News, Playstation 3
    TikGames and Creat Studios today announced that a new Jungle Theme Add-On Pack for their best-selling brick-breaker game Magic Orbz will be available on Thursday, April 15th in North America and April 22nd in Europe. The third Add-On Pack for Magic Orbz can be downloaded on the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system for $2.99/€2.99. “TikGames and Creat Studios are happy to deliver our t... more.
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