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Friday, 16 November 2007

European and US PS Store updates for November 15th

Due to various issues, PS3 Attitude has been a little quite over the last few days.

Since our friends at PS3 Fanboy do such a brilliant job of detailing the European and US store updates the best thing we could do right now is point you over there to get the latest news.

European Updates
US Updates

Normal service will be resumed soon.

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Assassin's Creed week; launch day

So it's finally here - Assassin's Creed hits the shelves today.

You may have noticed we don't do traditional 'reviews' here at PS3 Attitude. We prefer to tell you what we think and leave you to make up your own minds.

But just in case you were wondering what everyone else thinks of this much anticipated title we thought it would be a good idea to give you the current 'scores on the doors'.

Games Radar - 100/100
Game Informer - 95/100
1Up - 70/100
PSX Extreme - 9.1/10
CCC - 4.4/5
GamePro - 5/5
Spong - 7.9/10

I could go on, but it seems there's a pattern - most people love it, a couple of sites think it is good but not great. Whether those sites/magazines/publishers are getting enough advertising revenue from Ubisoft could always be swaying their opinion of course!

So if you were in any doubt, it looks like the PS3 has gained another 'must have' title. How I'm going to fit this in to an already packed diary of Ratchet & Clank and Call of Duty 4 I'm not sure - and that's before Guitar Hero III and Haze turn up!

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Tuesday, 13 November 2007

PS3 DivX support just around the corner

After all the rumours and blurry pictures of DivX videos in PlayStation Home, it's finally happened. DivX Inc. confirmed today that DivX technology will be coming to the PS3 'real soon'.

DivX Inc are currently working to certify the PS3 for their video compression format and DivX support for PS3 users will arrive in the form of a firmware update in the not-too-distant future.

Developers can already integrate DivX technology into their titles using the current build of the dev kit, which was released to them on 2nd November 2007.

Is this the end of having to convert videos using PS3 Media 9 or whatever your favourite flavour of video converter happens to be? Let's hope so.

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PS3 Attitude Mobile; take your PS3 news with you

New features always make us happy at PS3 Attitude, and today sees the launch of PS3 Attitude Mobile.

By clicking the 'chicklet' on the left or by visiting m.ps3attitude.com you will now get a suitably 'light' version of the site specifically designed for mobile phones and other devices (such as the PSP).

The last 10 stories are available in summary form and you can then choose to launch through to the full HTML version if you're suitably interested.

Hooray!

If you're reading this on a mobile platform, why not click the chicklet now?

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PSP gaining full access to the PlayStation Network?


Recently, PS3 owners received another terms and conditions update notification by email.

As usual, we went digging around to see what had changed.

Apart from all the usual 'don't upload nasty things' stuff that had already appeared in some parts of the last update, we noticed a glaring new addition - the constant mention of the PSP.

Now whilst this may just be a legal department being extra zealous, there is a good chance that this version of the agreement (version 4.0 in SCEE terms, 2.0 in SCEA terms) points the way to the PSP being able to access the PSN directly.

This is not the first time we have thought this at PS3 Attitude. When the PSP Remote Play via Internet feature launched we noted that the need to sign in to the PSN using your email address. We thought this already pointed to direct access to your Friends and other PSN features.

And we already know from various announcements that the PS3 will become a 'hub server' for various other Sony platforms, including the PSP. Imagine connecting multiple PSPs to your PS3 to stream your movies, music, TV and other HDD content to several PSP devices. That would make the PS3 rival devices like Slingbox and Philips Streamium.

Now it would appear these latest Ts&Cs changes shore up those points of view. It's just rumour and speculation right now, but will we see direct PSP access to the PSN soon?

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Assassin's Creed week; official score mp3 downloads

Fresh from Ubisoft come two MP3 downloads for your listening pleasure that go some way to helping you get a feel for the quality of the audio throughout the game.

You can download two tracks from Assassin's Creed directly from PS3 Attitude (right-click and choose 'Save Link As' or 'Save Target As'):


Keep checking back for more Assassin's Creed Week content as we build up to the release of the game this Friday.

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Monday, 12 November 2007

Assassin's Creed week; new 'Cello' trailer

Here's a brand new trailer for Assassin's Creed, part of our week of highlights to celebrate the forthcoming launch of this great title.

Enjoy!

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European releases for week beginning 12th November

There may not be a huge number of games released in Europe this week, but the one title that is on the way is certainly one of the biggest releases of the year.

Yes - you can finally get Assassin's Creed this week (hit the link to pre-order and have it deliverd on the day of release)

It's true you won't find a more hyped title this side of Christmas, what with the game's producer (that's Jade Raymond if you've been living under a rock) getting almost as much publicity as the game itself.

What Jade does very well is show her boundless enthusiasm and seemingly sincere excitement for the game in every interview, no matter how many times she's had to repeat answers about the title (and herself) that day. And why shouldn't she - it looks truly impressive.

Look out for more on AC here at PS3 Attitude as the week progresses.

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