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Thursday, 18 September 2008

Life with PlayStation now ACTUALLY released

Well, with the cat truly out of the bag already this week we knew it was only going to be a matter of time before Sony's (high definition cancer curing) answer to the Wii's news and weather channels would emerge.

We postulated it would take two weeks before its release into the wild but it looks like Sony has pulled a fast one and Life With PlayStation™ is available right now. Not bad for a service that was scheduled to hit in July, then late August before the pencil-pushers delayed it until now.

For those frantically refreshing the System Update icon you'll actually find it under the Network category surreptitiously masquerading as the Folding@Home icon. Click here and after two files are downloaded, voilá!, Folding@Home - like an unloved caterpillar, metamorphoses into the beautiful global news and weather service. With headlines and atmospheric condition information streaming directly into your eyeballs cancer will still be hammered into submission in the background so we can finally confirm that the two services are now inextricably linked. How this change impacts the Remote Play aspect of the Folding service is unknown at the moment so let us know in the comments.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Life with PlayStation accidentally released

Whilst testing Life with PlayStation earlier today, Sony inadvertently allowed some PS3 owners to upgrade their Folding@Home client to the new weather and news application.

The mistake was short-lived and Sony pulled the package as quickly as they'd released it. Of course, that didn't stop one enterprising user capturing a video and releasing it to the world at large.

Of course, if Sony were 'testing' that usually means 'certification', and certification normally means the release date is less than 14 days away, so we don't think it will be too long before you'll be able to legitimately download an application that Sony hopes will deliver a new way to wake up in the morning.

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Saturday, 30 August 2008

Life with PlayStation Delayed

Pencil pushers, love 'em or hate 'em, it appears that Life with PlayStation is in their hands now.

It appears that slow traveling paperwork that requires actual physical pushing is to blame for to this latest delay. In the words of Mr. Noam Rimon: "We’re still pushing some paperwork on Life with PlayStation — so hold tight just a bit longer."

It's not all bad news though, it was also announced that the Folding@home client will be combined into the service. So while you read the latest news or check the weather for that weekend beach trip, you will also help cure diseases like Alzheimer’s and different types of cancer. You'll be quite the humanitarian in no time.

These delays are reminiscent of another PlayStation product that shall remain nameless. I'll give you a hint: It starts with an "H" and rhymes with "Gnome".

Source [PlayStation.Blog]

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Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Firmware 2.42 is live; ready for Life with PlayStation?

Firmware 2.4 has gone live on the PS3.

According to Eric Lempel at SCEA, this update "improves the playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation format software".

Given the PS3 community were told that Life with PlayStation was due to launch before the end of the month, we wonder if there is code in this update that might be made 'live' on Thursday with a corresponding PS Store download...

I guess we'll find out if LwP is going to arrive on time in less than 48 hours.

[UPDATE] There is at least anecdotal evidence suggesting Trophy and gamer profile load times are faster. Let us know if you experience this, or any other improvements, in the comments...

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