The PS3 Does Less Than It Did



If you haven’t heard by now, a new PS3 Firmware (v3.21) Update will be released on April 1, 2010. With it comes nothing new as in added features. What this update will do though is disable a feature, the “Install Other OS” feature that was available on the PS3 systems prior to the current slimmer models.

With this Update, it might be a good time for Sony to drop the tag line “IT ONLY DOES EVERYTHING” because over the years they have removed a few features from the PS3 that some people care about. Sure they also add new features every so often but if they continue to remove things as well than they can’t be claiming it does Everything and could be setting themselves up for a lawsuit. They could change the tag line to “IT ONLY DOES LESS THAN IT DID!”, but don’t think they’ll sell many more consoles that way.

I personally didn’t use the “Install Other OS” feature but for Sony to take this away from those that did will sure piss a few off as you can see in the comments. Over 3000 comments now!

What else has been removed from the PS3 since its launch? Let’s see:

  1. Backwards compatibility for PS2 games
  2. Flash card reader
  3. 2 USB ports removed
  4. No SACD support
  5. and Now, No third party OS install

Did I miss anything?

The PS3 is still a good system to own and will only get better over the years (I hope) but it’s too bad they keep removing features that some if not all enjoyed having as well. What will be next on the chopping block?

Time will only tell!

Killzone 2 gone Multiplat?


Looks like Gameinformer has a small typo, you think?

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N4G readers having fun with it!


Qore Episode 06 Home Beta Update



Did you get this email?



As an update to the PLAYSTATION(R)3 News email sent on Friday, October 24th, the special invitation to PlayStation(R)Home's closed beta is available only to Qore annual subscribers who purchased subscriptions by 10/29. Qore Episode 06 purchasers will not be eligible for the special PlayStation(R)Home beta invitation at this time. We apologize for the miscommunication.

Participation in PlayStation(R)Home's closed beta is limited to those 18 years and older and requires agreement with the PlayStation(R)Home Beta Trial.


So, only those that pay for an annual subscription to Qore get into Home's closed beta and not those that purchased Qore Episode 06 only. PS3 fanboy's can't be happy about this. Home is suppose to be free, why are they charging to get into the beta?

What do you think of this?

Gears of War 2: Last Day TV Spot



Momentous Gears of War 2 Last Day TV Ad Makes its Worldwide Debut as this Holiday Season’s Must-Have Game Approaches

Today, Microsoft lifts the curtain on “Last Day,” a 60 second ad spot for the highly anticipated Xbox 360 exclusive, “Gears of War 2.” The ad will premier today on Yahoo! Games online, followed by a roll out on movie and TV screens worldwide. The spot shows the last precious moments that Marcus Fenix and other members of the intrepid Delta Squad spend above ground as they prepare for the most important battle of their lives – the battle for humanity’s very survival.

The “Last Day” ad will air in 15 countries. A selection of programming includes:

  • U.S. – Nov. 2 during the NFL’s Sunday Night Football presentation of the New England Patriots at the Indianapolis Colts on NBC
  • Canada – Nov. 3 during the NFL’s Monday Night Football presentation of the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Washington Redskins
  • France – Nov. 3 on Sci Fi Channel and MTV
  • Mexico – Nov. 3 on FX, FOX and CVM networks during prime time programming
  • Australia – Nov. 4 during The Simpsons on FOX 8, Nov. 7 on MTV during the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards and Nov. 10 during American Chopper on the Discovery Channel
  • United Kingdom – Cinema spots including films such as Saw V and Max Payne; TV spots on Dec. 1 during The Simpsons on Sky One and Dec. 2 on Sky Sports 1 during Carling Cup Football

*Check local listings for program broadcast times

“Last Day” features the hauntingly beautiful music track, “How it Ends,” by indie rock band DeVotchKa, which can be found on Zune Marketplace. The ad spot was created entirely within Unreal Engine 3, the same graphics engine technology used in the “Gears of War” franchise.

Microsoft and Epic Games partnered with ad agency T.A.G SF, special effects house Digital Domain and director Joseph Kosinski, the same collaborative team that created the award-winning “Mad World” (2006) television commercial for the original “Gears of War” campaign.

The battle begins Nov. 7.

For more information about “Last Day” and for the latest updates on “Gears of War 2” visit

levelHead is Mind Blowing


levelHead, an augmented-reality spatial-memory game by Julian Oliver

Let me level with you, my mind is blown leaving me speechless, just watch the video.

Want to know more about LeveHead? I would too so CLICK!

First Screen Caps from Halo 4



In Halo 4, heads are replaced with a Spartan Laser

Bad Controller


What do you think of the name?