PlayStation has launched their brand new service this week – Live Channel. The news and weather service allows you to view what is going on right at that moment in time and what kind of weather you are going to have in your area right there on your PS3 console. The service allows you to view around the 3D map of the world to search for weather and news updates.
You have the ability to pull info from the Weather Channel, Earth Television Network, and Google news. Live Channel can obtain information from at least 60 cities from around the world. The best part about this service is that it is absolutely free – as long as you have a PS3 console of course.
We just can’t help but be excited about the newly released demo for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and it looks as if most people agree with us. LucasArts bragged today that the demo was able to break all of the previous download records for Xbox Live.
They stated that during the first eight days that it was released the demo received over a million downloads. Those numbers combined with the number of people from the PlayStation Network version it is a total of 2.3 million people. With this large amount of people we can only imagine how the sales will be when the full version of the game is finally released September 16th on the Xbox 360, PS2 and 3, and Nintendo Wii.
Xbox 360 owners are not the only ones who will be getting a small treat this year when they are given the chance to download content for Grand Theft Auto IV. PS3 owners will also be getting the chance to download content for Bioshock. Bioshock is being released a whole year later then what was planned.
The special ‘Challenge Rooms’ will be revealed only three days after the game is released (on October 24th) in the form of a special DLC. It will also “supplement a new difficulty Survivor difficulty mode and Trophy support.” But that isn’t the best part. We have it on god authority that this special treatment will be exclusive to the PS3 version of the game.
The 80GB PS3 will be launching a week early from the scheduled plan. Retailers will begin shipping this Friday 22nd of August. Both Amazon and Play will be selling the console.
Acclaim boss David Perry has said that Sony will not be able to make any profit on sales of the PS3. At his keynote speech at GCDC, Perry claimed that the company has lost more money on the Playstation 3 than it made during the five year peak sales period of the Playstation 2.
Soul Calibur IV is the next generation fighting game from Ubisoft. This week it made its debut and is standing out among other games by hitting the number one spot on the charts for all format games.
This is the first game produced by Namco-Bandai to debut at number one since Soul Calibur II was released in 2003. Chart Track figures have revealed that Soul Calibur IV is the fastest selling in the series so far, with 56% of first week sales on Xbox 360 and 44% on PS3.
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