Entries Tagged 'Gaming' ↓
September 1st, 2006 — Gaming, Homebrew, PSP, Sony
This story has been brewing since early this afternoon! Dark_Alex and Mathieulh have released a working downgrader (downdater) for PSPs running firmware version 2.71! QJ.net has all the information you need! I'm sure now it's only a matter of time till we see a downgrader for 2.80 firmware.
I can almost hear those Sony engineers uploading the 2.81 firmware to the server…
*update* Here is the link to the original release site.
September 1st, 2006 — Gaming, PSP, Sony
Back in the beginning of August I pointed PSP Fanboy to an article on GI.biz in which Sony spokesman David Wilson acknowledged that a beta version of Gangs of London had, in fact, been leaked onto the internet. "It is not the complete game and it has anomalies in the code since it hasn't been through our QA process yet", Wilson explained.
Well, it has come to my attention that a "PSP release group" known as "psyfer" has released what they claim is the final European retail version of the game. The interesting bit is, according to the NFO, they "dumped the retail UMD of this game and it turns out to be the same as a 'beta' that was leaked onto P2P a month ago".
That brings me to my point. If the leaked beta and the retail version are the "same" what happened to the QA process Mr. Wilson was talking about? Early reviews are saying the game is just another less then stellar game for the PSP catalog (the system has far too many already). The whole thing sounds a bit fishy to me and I don't have any way to verify the groups claims but I'm sure someone out there might be able to…
*update* Added MetaCritic link.
August 30th, 2006 — Code, Gaming, Microsoft
Microsoft has announced that the XNA Game Studio Express public beta is now available from MSDN. So all new devs (and old school devs) got downloaded it and get started on the game you've always wanted to make. This version will only compile for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Once the final build is released developers will be able to purchase a subscription for $99 a year that will give them the ability to compile for the Xbox360.
I've got an idea for a game that I could make. It will feature a hapless blogger wading through press releases and PR sites trying to find something no one else has yet, all while dodging spam and pop ups. Maybe I'll call it blogwars. Heh.
*Update* I'm not sure why WordPress keeps butchering this post but hopefully its fixed now.
August 29th, 2006 — Gaming, PSP, Sony
Yesterday, PSP Fanboy linked to an IGN exclusive on Codemasters remake of Cannon Fodder well, this morning I received an e-mail with some screens that were not part of the IGN write up…
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I'm really excited about this one. I have many fond memories of the Amiga version so hopefully this will live up to the original. In fact, I think I need to break out my WHDLoad DVD and play for a while.
*update* Fixed WHDLoad link.