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Archive for the ‘PS3’ Category

postheadericon Court rules in Sony’s favor against LG, PlayStation 3 free to enter Europe again

Well, it looks like there won’t be a widespread PlayStation 3 shortage in Europe anytime soon — the Hague’s civil court of justice has just ruled in Sony’s favor in its dispute with LG, and ordered that the 300,000 PS3s currently seized by customs be released to Sony for distribution across the continent. LG has also reportedly been ordered to pay €130,000 in legal fees — and if it doesn’t comply, it will face a fine of €200,000 per day until it does. That doesn’t mean that the tussle between the two companies is over, however, as this ruling doesn’t have anything to do with the patents at the heart of the dispute.

[Thanks, Manit]

Court rules in Sony’s favor against LG, PlayStation 3 free to enter Europe again originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon PS3 firmware update v3.60 live, adds cloud storage and turns off controllers at intervals of your choice

If you’re rocking a PlayStation Plus subscription and can’t wait to boot your savegames into the cloud, you’ll be happy to hear that the System Update enabling that — firmware v3.60 — is available for download right now. If you aren’t paying $50 a year for PS Plus, what good is it to you? Well, it’ll let you set how long you’d like the system to wait before it tells your DualShock and Sixaxis controllers to shut down, hopefully conserving battery life without intermittent annoyance. Enjoy!

[Thanks, Tim and Colin]

PS3 firmware update v3.60 live, adds cloud storage and turns off controllers at intervals of your choice originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 Mar 2011 23:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Sony adds cloud storage for game saves to PSN Plus subscriptions

Alright, it’s official, Sony’s PlayStation Plus subscription just became a thing worth owning with the new addition of online storage for game saves. It’s coming with v3.60 of the PS3 firmware, which we’re promised to receive tomorrow, March 10th. You’ll be allowed to stash up to 150MB of PlayStation 3 game progress data in Sony’s make.believe cloud, which is not exactly a staggering amount, but then it’s not like those save files take up that much space. The major attraction that we see here is being able to just plug your account details into any PS3 around the globe and continue your questing in Dragon Age II as if you’re still at home. See Sony’s press release and instructions on how to use the new cloud saving option after the break.

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Sony adds cloud storage for game saves to PSN Plus subscriptions originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 Mar 2011 12:48:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Judge in Sony vs. Geohot orders YouTube and others to give up users’ personal info

Remember when Sony sued Geohot and demanded that YouTube hand over the user info of all the folks who posted comments to Geohot’s PS3 jailbreak video? Well, score a victory for SCEA, as the judge overseeing the case’s jurisdictional discovery process has ruled that Sony can get what it wanted — information from: Bluehost (who hosts Geohot’s website) regarding who downloaded the jailbreak, Twitter regarding any tweets made by Hotz, Google Blogspot regarding comments made on his blog, and the aforementioned YouTube user data. Keep in mind that Sony’s getting this information to show that many of the downloaders and commenters are from Northern California and that Hotz’s hacking efforts were aimed at Californians — meaning the case should remain in the Bay Area instead of moving to New Jersey where Geohot hacked his PS3. With this new information at its disposal, Sony’s better equipped to oppose Hotz’s motion to dismiss in a hearing early next month, but this doesn’t mean the company will succeed in its bid to keep the litigation a West Coast affair. We’ll have to wait and see if this latest victory helps Sony win the war. Stay tuned.

Judge in Sony vs. Geohot orders YouTube and others to give up users’ personal info originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 07 Mar 2011 07:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon New SteelSeries gaming headsets come to CeBIT, now iPhone compatible

As you might have heard, a little something called CeBIT is going down in Hanover, and all the usual suspects are there. And that includes the kids at SteelSeries, who are debuting three more headsets for the gamers in the crowd. Siberia v2 for PS3 is compatible with the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Mac, featuring 50mm driver units, leather earcups, and a retractable microphone for your clumsy pick-up attempts while playing Assassin’s Creed. This bad boy also features independent volume controls for game action and conversation, as well as LiveMix audio presets. But wait — there’s more! The company’s Siberia v2 and SteelSeries 7H headsets are now available in Apple-approved flavors with a single 3.5mm jack for audio and voice, an inline remote, and compatibility with your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad. Look for the Siberia v2 for PS3 in Q3 2011 for $120 MSRP. Look for SteelSeries 7H and Siberia v2 for iPod, iPhone and iPad soon for $130 and $100 respectively. PR after the break.

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New SteelSeries gaming headsets come to CeBIT, now iPhone compatible originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 04 Mar 2011 13:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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