Sony: PS3 Firmware v3.40 – New Features / Nuevas Funciones

June 28, 2010 – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) LLC today announced system software update (v3.40) for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system will be available soon, adding the PlayStation Plus subscription service package, enhancements to the connection between users’ PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts and other new features. Additionally, system software update (v6.30) for the PSP system will launch simultaneously with PS3 system software update (v3.40), adding PlayStation Plus compatibility as well as other minor features.

Main updated features from PS3 system software update (v3.40) include:

  • PlayStation®Plus: A new subscription service package on PlayStation®Network, PlayStation Plus offers gamers exclusive services and content on June 29, 2010, worldwide. PlayStation Network users will be able to purchase membership* to PlayStation Plus, providing members with new options to enhance their gaming experience and enable them to gain a special set of features and content. All PlayStation Network users will continue to have free access to its unmatched and expanding suite of new and exclusive content, services and community focused tools – including online game play – while PlayStation Plus subscribers will gain access to an exclusive and expanding set of evolving features, content and functionality.
  • Photo Gallery: A new network based photo sharing feature is now available on the Photo Gallery. The enhancement allows PS3 users to upload, browse and comment on photos on sites such as Facebook and Picasa Web Album. PS3 users can also opt to share their photos between their PlayStation Network friends.
  • Video Editor & Uploader: Video Editor and Uploader is a new function found on the XrossMediaBar (XMB), which enables users to edit, save and upload video files stored on the PS3 system to sites such as Facebook or YouTube.*
  • Five Star Rating Support: Users can rate PlayStation Store content they have purchased with one to five star ratings.
  • Power Save Settings: The default setting for PS3 System Auto-Off will be set at two hours, providing users with additional power save options and further improving power save features on the PS3 system.

Additional Facebook Enhancements

In addition to the latest features introduced in PS3 system software update (v3.40), a separate, new PlayStation Network application will be made available on Facebook Platform. This builds upon what was previously launched with Trophies and the ability to share purchases from the PlayStation Store. Users can further integrate their PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts with this new application. The application allows them to display their PlayStation Network profile on Facebook, find out which of their Facebook friends have a PlayStation Network account and send them a PlayStation Network friend request, view the PlayStation Network friends’ online status, and add the PlayStation Network application tab on their Facebook Profile. More information will be available at: http://apps.facebook.com/playstation/.

Continued system software upgrades and the evolution of PlayStation Network ensure that the PS3 and PSP systems remain compelling offerings for years to come, with no additional investment from consumers. Further details and instructions on how to update the system software for the PS3 and PSP systems are available at http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Features/SystemUpdate and http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/psp/.

Capcom announces new “Dead Rising 2″ release dates for North America & Europe | Capcom anuncia nuevas fechas de lanzamiento de “Dead Rising 2″ para América del Norte y Europa

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Since its official announcement on February 8th, 2009, Dead Rising 2 has had a couple of delays, including one that Capcom informed to the press a few hours ago. The first delay (in December 2009) did not just affect DR2 but also other important games for Capcom such as Super Street Fighter IV and Lost Planet 2 due to avoiding competition to maximize sales [http://xbox360.gamespy.com/articles/105/1057118p1.html]. The previous release date was August 31, 2010. Today, the Capcom USA PR office informed the press of a delay with the following statement:

We are happy to confirm today that one of our most hotly anticipated titles of the Fall, Dead Rising 2, is set for release across North America on September 28, 2010. Sequel to the million plus seller, Dead Rising, and set in the gambling paradise of Fortune City, Dead Rising 2 introduces a new main character, Chuck Greene, and 1000’s of new zombies in this darkly comedic, no holds-barred action title.

The European release date has also been affected. Its release date of September 3rd has been changed to October 1st.

Sources: Capcom USA PR; Digital Spy: ‘Dead Rising 2′ delayed until October [http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a234644/dead-rising-2-delayed-until-october.html]; Computerandvideogames.com: ‘Dead Rising 2′ Delayed [http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=253581]; GameSpy: Capcom Delays Four Big Games – 2009.12.22 [http://xbox360.gamespy.com/articles/105/1057118p1.html].

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Desde su anuncio oficial el 8 de febrero de 2009, Dead Rising 2 ha tenido un par de retrasos, entre ellos uno que Capcom informó a la prensa hace unas pocas horas. La primera demora (en diciembre del 2009) no sólo afectó a DR2, sino también a otros juegos importantes de Capcom como Super Street Fighter IV y Lost Planet 2, a causa de evitar competencia para maximizar las ventas [http://xbox360.gamespy.com/articles/105/1057118p1.html]. La previa fecha de lanzamiento era el 31 de agosto de 2010. Hoy, la oficina de relaciones públicas de Capcom EE.UU. informó a la prensa de la demora con la siguiente declaración:

Estamos encantados de confirmar hoy que uno de nuestros títulos más anticipados del otoño, Dead Rising 2, se estrenará en Norteamérica el 28 de septiembre de 2010. Como secuela de la más ventas millonarias, Dead Rising, y puso en el paraíso de juego de la Ciudad Fortuna, Dead Rising 2 presenta a  un nuevo personaje principal, Chuck Greene, y a miles de nuevos zombies en este título de acción de comedia oscura  sin restricciones.

La fecha de lanzamiento europea se ha visto afectada. Su fecha de lanzamiento del 03 de septiembre se ha cambiado al 1ro de octubre.

Fuentes: Capcom USA PR; Digital Spy: ‘Dead Rising 2′ delayed until October [http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a234644/dead-rising-2-delayed-until-october.html]; Computerandvideogames.com: ‘Dead Rising 2′ Delayed [http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=253581]; GameSpy: Capcom Delays Four Big Games – 2009.12.22 [http://xbox360.gamespy.com/articles/105/1057118p1.html].