Playstation 3 System Software Version 2.50 Hits Today

15 10 2008

PS3 System Software version 2.50

Improved Official Bluetooth Headset wireless headset support, including an on-screen indicator that shows volume, battery charge, and mute functions.
Bluetooth Headset Wireless headset High Quality (HQ) mode, which utilises advanced wireless technologies and the headset’s dual-microphone design to enable clear and wide-band wireless voice communication with PS3 system.
– An in-game screenshot capture tool – titles that support the feature will be announced in the future.
PS3 Trophies user interface enhancement – When players acquire a Trophy, the in-game notification will now include the specific Trophy icon created by the developer, while more intuitive options for comparing Trophies with friends have been added, including an icon to represent each Trophy level.
– Video – Video scene search functionality will provide thumbnails to help you find a particular scene in a video more easily.
Information Board – The Information Board will be able to include direct links to PlayStation Store, making it easier for PS3 owners to download content that they read about on the Information Board.
Power save – PS3 owners will have the option to automatically shut-off their console or controllers after pre-selected periods of inactivity.
Flash 9 content becomes supported on the Internet Browser.

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Trophies Unveiled – Resistance 2

14 10 2008

There are 39 Trophies that can be earned in this title.

 
 
   
  Rampage! Bronze Trophy
Kill 40 hybrids in the Single Player Campaign.
  Covert Ops Bronze Trophy
Collect 5 pieces of Intel in the Single Player Campaign.
  Nowhere to Hide Bronze Trophy
Tag and kill 30 enemies with the Bullseye in the Single Player Campaign.
  Sharpshooter Bronze Trophy
Get 30 headshots while scoped in with the Fareye or Marksman in the Single Player Campaign.
  Explosives Expert Bronze Trophy
Get 150 kills with the Carbine 40mm, LAARK, or Frag Grenade in the Single Player Campaign.
  They Go “Boom” Bronze Trophy
Get 30 kills with the Magnum secondary fire in the Single Player Campaign.
  Pyromaniac Bronze Trophy
Set 100 enemies of fire with the Bellock Semi-Automic, Air-Fuel Grenade, Spider Grenade, or environmental hazard in the Single Player Campaign.
  Spitting Lead Bronze Trophy
Kill 50 enemies using the Wraith with the force barrier engaged in the Single Player Campaign.
  I See You Bronze Trophy
Kill 50 enemies through solid matter with the Auger in the Single Player Campaign.
  Talk To The Hand Bronze Trophy
Use the Auger force barrier to stop 150 incoming enemy shots in the single player Campaign.
  For Close Encounters Bronze Trophy
Get 10 one-hit head-shot kills with the Shotgun in the Single Player Campaign.
  Pincushion Bronze Trophy
Get 50 kills with the Hedgehog in the Single Player Campaign.
  Up Close and Personal Bronze Trophy
Get 50 melee kills with any weapon in the Single Player Campaign.
  Wrecking Machine Bronze Trophy
Destroy 40 vehicles in the Single Player Campaign.
  Mind Your Surroundings Bronze Trophy
Get 50 indirect kills using explosive objects in levels in the Single Player Campaign.
  Berserker Bronze Trophy
Use every berserk at least once in Online Competitive Multiplayer.
  Specter Recon Bronze Trophy
Collect 50 pieces of gray tech in the Cooperative Campaign.
  Specter Initiate Bronze Trophy
Complete 20 missions in the Cooperative Campaign.
  Team Player Bronze Trophy
Complete 5 missions with a full party of 8 in the Cooperative Campaign.
  Tour of Duty Bronze Trophy
Complete one mission on each region in the Cooperative Campaign.
  Salute Me Silver Trophy
Achieve the rank of Lieutenant.
  Exotic Weapon Collector Silver Trophy
Get 20 kills with each weapon in the Single Player Campaign.
  Master Spy Silver Trophy
Collect all the Intel documents in the Single Player Campaign.
  Snipe Hunt Silver Trophy
Kill 30 Spinners in the Single Player Campaign.
  Xenocide Silver Trophy
Kill 1000 enemies in the Single Player Campaign.
  Point Man Silver Trophy
Earn 1 million XP from ranked games in online Competitive mode.
  Specter Officer Silver Trophy
Reach max level (30) with one class in the Cooperative Campaign.
  Primarch Hunter Silver Trophy
Kill 200 Elite Chimerans in the Cooperative Campaign.
  Killing Machine Gold Trophy
Score 10,000 kills in ranked matches in Online Competitive Multiplayer.
  Specter Intel Gold Trophy
Collect all Intel in the Cooperative Campaign.
 
Secret Trophies
 
  Recycler Bronze Trophy
Defeat the Goliath in the Single Player Campaign.
  Fried Calamari Bronze Trophy
Defeat the Kraken in the Single Player Campaign.
  Exterminator Bronze Trophy
Defeat the Mother Spinner in the Single Player Campaign.
  Flyswatter Bronze Trophy
Defeat the Swarm in the Single Player Campaign.
  The Bigger They Are Bronze Trophy
Defeat the Leviathan in the Single Player Campaign.
  Big Game Hunter Bronze Trophy
Defeat the Marauder in the Single Player Campaign.
  R.I.P. Jordan Shepherd Gold Trophy
Defeat Daedalus, Complete the Single Player Campaign.
  OMGWTFBBQ Gold Trophy
Complete the Single Player Campaign on Superhuman.
  Platinum Trophy Platinum Trophy
Obtain all Gold, Silver, and Bronze Trophies for Resistance 2™




New Warhammer 40K Project Coming to PS3/360?

28 08 2008

As posted on IGN.com

An interesting job listing went up on Tsumea, the well-known site for Australian and New Zealand game developers, yesterday, advertising a number of positions for a new game based on the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

The game is to be developed by Brisbane-based THQ Studio Australia and the listing simply states that the company is “seeking videogame development talent across all disciplines to work on an action game for Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 based on the popular Warhammer 40,000 universe from Games Workshop.”

“We want the most talented, most enthusiastic and motivated developers to join us,” it goes on to say, “and help push Brisbane and THQ Studio Australia to the forefront of Australian development.” The company is looking for a Lead Artist, Lead Animator, Environment Artist, Animator, Senior Designer, Audio Designer, Engine programmer, Game Programmer and QA Lead.

While the listing itself gives no details as to the type of game it may be, THQ Studio Australia’s website states that: “We are currently looking for people to work on a next-gen brutal, intimate melee combat game using a world-class brand”.






SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Gets A Date

6 08 2008

That’s right, the long awaited SOCOM game will be hitting stores and PSN on October 14th.  It will have 3 different bundles that you can choose from:

  • $59.99 Bundle Version — Includes the game on Blu-ray, along with the newly designed Bluetooth headset, and some exclusive Behind the Scenes videos.
  • $39.99 Stand Alone Version — Includes the game on Blu-ray and nothing else.
  • $39.99 via PlayStation Network — Includes the game downloadable from the PSN and nothing else.
  • I’d personally go with the $59.99 bundle.  But tell me this…why is the Blu-ray disc and the one you download the same price?  I thought we were paying for the disc….but what the hell are we paying for on the PSN to make it the same price?





    Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Trophy List

    5 08 2008

      First Treasure Bronze Trophy
    Find 1 treasure
      Beginner Fortune Hunter Bronze Trophy
    Find 5 treasures
      Novice Fortune Hunter Bronze Trophy
    Find 10 treasures
      Enthusiast Fortune Hunter Bronze Trophy
    Find 15 treasures
      Intermediate Fortune Hunter Bronze Trophy
    Find 20 treasures
      Skilled Fortune Hunter Bronze Trophy
    Find 25 treasures
      Proficient Fortune Hunter Bronze Trophy
    Find 30 treasures
      Advanced Fortune Hunter Bronze Trophy
    Find 35 treasures
      Professional Fortune Hunter Bronze Trophy
    Find 40 treasures
      Senior Fortune Hunter Bronze Trophy
    Find 45 treasures
      Expert Fortune Hunter Bronze Trophy
    Find 50 treasures
      Crack Fortune Hunter Bronze Trophy
    Find 55 treasures
      Master Fortune Hunter Silver Trophy
    Find 60 treasures
      Relic Finder Bronze Trophy
    Find the strange relic
      Brutal Brawler Bronze Trophy
    Kill five enemies with a brutal combo
      Brutal Slugger Silver Trophy
    Kill 20 enemies with a brutal combo
      Brutal Expert Silver Trophy
    Kill five enemies in a row with a brutal combo
      Stealth Attacker Silver Trophy
    Kill 20 enemies melee-attacking from behind
      Steel Fist Bronze Trophy
    Kill five enemies with a single punch, after softening them up with gunfire
      Steel Fist Expert Silver Trophy
    Kill 5 enemies in a row with a single punch after weakening them with gunfire
      Headshot Expert Bronze Trophy
    Kill five enemies in a row with headshots
      10 Headshots Bronze Trophy
    Kill 10 enemies with headshots
      30 Headshots Bronze Trophy
    Kill 30 enemies with headshots
      100 Headshots Silver Trophy
    Kill 100 enemies with headshots
      Dyno-Might! Bronze Trophy
    Kill 3 enemies with a single explosion
      Expert Dyno-Might Bronze Trophy
    Kill 3 enemies with a single explosion 5 times
      Run-and-Gunner Bronze Trophy
    Kill 20 enemies using firearms without aiming with L1
      Hangman Bronze Trophy
    Kill 10 enemies by aiming while hanging from a ledge
      Grenade Hangman Bronze Trophy
    Kill 10 enemies with grenades by aiming while hanging from a ledge
      Survivor Silver Trophy
    Kill 50 enemies in a row without dying
      50 Kills: PM – 9mm Bronze Trophy
    Kill 50 enemies with the PM – 9m
      50 Kills: 92FS – 9mm Bronze Trophy
    Kill 50 enemies with the 92FS – 9mm
      50 Kills: Micro – 9mm Bronze Trophy
    Kill 50 enemies with the Micro – 9mm
      20 Kills: Wes – 44 Bronze Trophy
    Kill 20 enemies with the Wes – 44
      20 Kills: Desert – 5 Bronze Trophy
    Kill 20 enemies with the Desert – 5
      30 Kills: MP40 Bronze Trophy
    Kill 30 enemies with the MP40
      50 Kills: AK-47 Bronze Trophy
    Kill 50 enemies with the AK-47
      50 Kills: M4 Bronze Trophy
    Kill 50 enemies with the M4
      30 Kills: Dragon Sniper Bronze Trophy
    Kill 30 enemies with the Dragon Sniper
      50 Kills: Moss – 12 Bronze Trophy
    Kill 50 enemies with the Moss – 12
      50 Kills: SAS – 12 Bronze Trophy
    Kill 50 enemies with the SAS – 12
      30 Kills: M79 Bronze Trophy
    Kill 30 enemies with the M79
      20 Kills: Mk-NDI Bronze Trophy
    Kill 20 enemies with Mk-NDI grenades
      Charted! – Easy Bronze Trophy
    Finish the game in Easy Mode
      Charted! – Normal Silver Trophy
    Finish the game in Normal Mode
      Charted! – Hard Gold Trophy
    Finish the game in Hard Mode
      Charted! – Crushing Gold Trophy
    Finish the game in Crushing Mode
      Platinum Trophy
    Collect all other 47 Trophies for this Trophy




    Unreal Engine 4 Will Be Ready When Next-Gen Consoles Ship

    31 07 2008

    So…let’s take a trip Back to the Future… Ha, like how I did that? lol  Anyways….It seems that awesome folks at Epic Games are already at work on the Unreal Engine 4.   Or so says Mike Capps, he confirmed progress on Unreal Engine 4 mentioning that it should be ready for debut “…in the next console generation – our rough guess is 2012 – 2018.”

    Another interesting not is that the  UE4 will have “console focus” where “version 4 will exclusively target the next console generation, Microsoft’s successor for the Xbox 360, Sony’s successor for the Playstation 3 – and if Nintendo ships a machine with similar hardware specs, then that also. PCs will follow after that.”

    I know one thing, if this next engine looks even half as good as UE3 (see Gears of War 2), then they might as well change the name to Surreal Engine…because that’s what it’s going to seem like.  Living life in a video game, which is what I guess they are striving for.





    New Armored Core Coming For 360 & PS3

    30 07 2008

    From IGN.com

    Today Ubisoft announced it will publish Armored Core for Answer, the newest addition to From Software’s mech-based combat franchise, Armored Core. The thirteenth installment in the series, Armored Core for Answer is scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system in September 2008.

    About Armored Core for Answer

    In the distant future, massive urban development and pollution have critically damaged the planet. There is widespread fear that the end of the world is approaching. The League corporations, a military superpower, control the planet’s infrastructure and have forced most of the world’s population to live in huge aerial communities, called Cradles, to avoid the contamination. The ORCA, a rebel resistance still residing on the surface of the polluted planet, have amassed a formidable arsenal and are mobilizing to attack The League’s bases to put an end to their iron grip on the planet. As a mercenary armed with cutting-edge military robot technology, choose your side and defeat the other factions by harnessing the power of the deadliest and most gigantic weapons ever created by mankind. Armored Core for Answer is rated “T” for Teen with Mild Language, Violence.

    Game features include:

    . EPIC BOSS BATTLES – For the first time in the series, cut your way inside colossal mobile battle stations and destroy them from their very core. Identify and exploit the weaknesses of 10 uniquely designed GIANT mobile battle stations to defeat them.

    . PLAY WITH A FRIEND IN SEAMLESS CO-OP MODE OR FACE SEVERAL FRIENDS IN MULTIPLAYER MODES – Cooperate online with a friend in more than 30 missions or face up to 7 other players online in more than 80 different battlefields.

    . CUSTOMIZE YOUR MECH WITH HUNDREDS OF PARTS AND WEAPONS – Find the right combination of weapons and armor that will help you take down colossal enemies. With more than 130 new parts and 400 parts total, enhance your mech to take on increasingly deadlier mobile battle stations. Create the perfect mech design to defeat a powerful enemy and share it with your friends online.

    . SWITCH FACTIONS AND MAKE DECISIONS THAT CHANGE BOTH THE STORYLINE AND YOUR COMBAT EXPERIENCE – Choose your side among different factions including The League, The ORCA and the independent city states, each one having their own sets of giant mobile battle stations, mechs and characteristics, allowing for unique battle experiences. The decisions you make during your adventures will result in one of 3 different possible endings to the war.

    . FIGHT GIGANTIC MILITARY VEHICLES IN BEAUTIFUL, EXPANSIVE ENVIRONMENTS – Experience high-velocity daylight combat or low-visibility night battles as changing weather and time modify the atmosphere of more than 40 battlefields including snow field, desert, ocean, underground and city. Fully destructible environments will bring even more sensational realism to your epic battles.

    . 2 DIFFERENT CONTROL SCHEMES FOR BEGINNERS AND VETERAN PLAYERS – New intuitive controls will allow beginners to skilfully operate your mech in no time. If you are a veteran player, enjoy the full range of controls available in previous Armored Core installments.

    About Ubisoft

    Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has teams in 27 countries and distributes games in 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2007-08 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 928 million euros. To learn more, please visit http://www.ubisoftgroup.com.