sony

Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社, Sonī Kabushiki Gaisha), commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan. [read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony]

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    Someone on flickr.com has post 200 pictures of the presentation of the PS3, some are really dark since they are pirate (It was not allowed to take any pictures duing the presentation, which has been respect by no one for our pleasure...)





  • What would You do, if you were able to play with:
    • 70,000 liters of paint
    • 358 single bottle bombs
    • 33 sextuple air cluster bombs
    • 22 Triple hung cluster bombs
    • 268 mortars
    • 33 Triple Mortars
    • 22 Double mortars
    • 358 meters of weld
    • 330 meters of steel pipe
    • 57 km of copper wire
    • A set of buildings in England.
    Sony know, an that's a great publicity of 70 seconds for their Bravia line of TV.

    Full BRAVIA Paint Ad (70 seconds) click Here.

     The result is a great publicity but also a waste of resources, time and energy. At one point, I was thinking of a computer trick.

    "It took 10 days and 250 people to film. The cleaning took 5 days and 60 people..."
  • sony_playstation_ps3

    Ken Kutaragi reveals the console's hard drive will use alternate OS, hints that it will ship separately and will come in more than one model.
    Since E3, Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi has been calling the PlayStation 3 an "entertainment supercomputer" rather than a gaming console. Now, he's revealed a new plan to make sure that it's acknowledged as one. In an interview with Impress PC Watch, Kutaragi disclosed that he plans to install the Linux operating system on the PS3's hard disc drive (HDD) so it will be recognized as a computer, rather than a mere console.

    Read more HERE at www.gamespot.com

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    I will keep this post up to date with all possible PS3 lenses, you are welcome to send me any new/better pictures. As say a lot of time before. Open up your PS3 before ordering any of these optical lenses online. There is no guarantee that your model with have one of the other model. This post should help you identify which lens to order.

    KES-410ACA Playstation 3

    PS3 Compatible Replacement Laser Lens (KES-410ACA)

    KES-400A Playstation 3  40GB

    Sony PS3 Laser Lens Repair KES-400A (40gbPlaystation 3 Compat Replacement Laser Lens KES400AAA

    KES-450A Playstation 3 slim

    KES-450A.ps3.slimPS 3 Slim Compatible Remplacement Laser Lens KES450A

    KES-460A Playstation 3 slim 160-320GB

    LASER LENS PS3 SLIM 160-320GB KES-460A

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    Here's another game play video of Little Big Planet.

     

  • sony hdr sr7AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a new high-definition recording format introduced by Sony and Panasonic. It can use various storage media, including 8 cm (3") recordable DVD discs, a hard disk, or flash memory cards. The format is to compete with other handheld video camera recording formats, particularly HDV and MiniDV.[from WikiPedia]

    The major complain when it come to reviewing Sony SR7/SR8, panasonic SD5 or any previous model is the lack of editing tools for AVCHD (beside low light performances, but that is common on consumer camcorder). That's why I propose You some links now:

    Playing AVCHD (*.m2ts)

    • Natively on a PS3 directly from the camcorder
    • Sony Picture Motion Browser is also a good player (Free, on your sony's camcorder cd suite, PC only)
    • Power DVD 7.0 Ultra ($99), by the way the best non free player (VideoLan being free and multi platform)
      power.dvd.7.ultra.avchd.player.jpg

     

     

    Converting .m2ts to .wmv

    Windows Media Encoder + K-Lite Codec Pack
    I have been able to use this combination and it works well. I can't recommend encoding to .wmv (not as open as mpeg for many device) except if you wan to stream to an Xbox 360 (Media Center Extender

    Converting.m2ts to .mp4

    Nero Recode will convert .m2ts files to .mp4 without a hitch. Good quality, as well 

    Fast and multiple format converter

    elecard converter studio avchd
    Elecard Converter Studio AVC HD Edition is a program for movie file conversion from AVCHD® to MPEG-2 HDV and MPEG-2 DVD compatible formats. Owners of AVCHD® Camcorders (for example, Sony® HDR-SR1E, Panasonic® HDC-SD1. Click here for a full list of camcorders.) will find it a useful product which allows them to convert the footage from their cameras into format supported by their favorite editing software.
    You can download a demo here ($75 for the full edition), it is working great and play the original m2ts a lot faster than Power DVD 7 Ultra on my machine. It is also damn fast (on my HP NW9440)

    Nero 7 Ultra Edition Enhanced, is a software suite which contains the AVCHD editor Nero Vision. Also included in this suite is Nero Showtime, which plays AVCHD files natively. Nero Vision can convert AVCHD files to other formats such as MPEG-2 or AVI and can import them for use in video editing projects. Nero Vision can also export Sony's M2TS format to MPEG-4 files that can be viewed by Quicktime 7. Edited video can also be burned to DVD discs in AVCHD format for playback on hardware players or in Blu-ray format.[from WikiPedia]

    Editing AVCHD


    Ulead Studio 11 Plus (30 days trial here). It also keeps AVCHD files with 5.1 audio, in it's original state. You can then convert it to any output format; to Hardrive, DVD, HD DVD etc. It's the first AVCHD editor, that allow to trim the front part of the AVCHD files, without crashing, hanging up, losing the video. You can edit AVCHD file from any brand,, not just Sony.

    Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 8 ($119), is just for Sony AVCHD cameras and is maybe the more adavanced editor on the market as for today. I was able to use basic functions (cutting, moving track, exporting) in a few minutes. Speed and use of great is great. Same rule apply, try it yourself before buying it.

    Some .m2ts  video samples to play with

    I recommend You to download low light video, pictures and judge yourself.

  • I can't review camcorder, a lot of site are doing it in a professional way. Like always I propose You some links that You can use to gain a loooooot of time.

    Video Playback

    Attention:
    you must deinterlace video to have the best experience! I use Elecard Converter Studio to view them (free for viewing, use De interlacing:option  best for speed),
    You have to deinterlace because computer monitor are not interlaced!
    1080i30(60 fields) or 720p60 or 1080p30 have the same raw data rate, while 1080p60 has twice more data!

    I've tried

    Sony SR7 SR8

    Reviews

    Judge Yourself by looking at video samples

    By canadiankorean 

    Canon HG10



    Reviews


    Judge Yourself by looking at video samples


    Finding source of video samples
    Vuze has some video as well
    http://www.vuze.com/search?q=avchd


    Side by side table

    The best way to compare characteristics is to look at them side by side, below are site that allow this. Ive choose to compare Panasonic SD5, Sony SR7/SR8 and Canon HG10

    Thread from users


    Best Forums

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    Side by side, here are the PS3 lenses that are currently available for your PS3. If you ever decide to change the lens yourself, my best advice is to always open your PS3 first before ordering any new lens as there is no way to determine which model use which lens.

    Attention: PS3 40gb may use a different lens: LENS KES-410A or KES-410ACA (but some ps3 40gb has been found with the other lens KES-400AAA)

    ps3.lens.comparaison 
    KES-400AAA on the left, KES-410A on the right

    Change your PS3 Bluray lens yourself

    Thanks to Sarah for allowing me to publish this picture on my site.

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    With the latest PS3 firmware 1.80 released on 24th May, it is now possible to enjoy streaming and turn the PS3 in a real media center hub. I am starting this howto for all people wanting to enjoy their MP3, pictures and video as fast as possible :-)
    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced today availability of the latest version of the PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) firmware. Version 1.80 features upscaling of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games, and DVD movies up to full 1080p HD resolution when viewed on a compatible HD TV set.

    The capability to upscale DVDs to HD quality is a feature normally only associated with top range DVD players, and its inclusion in the latest firmware upgrade now allows PS3 owners with an existing DVD collection to dramatically enhance the viewing pleasure of their DVD collection when viewed through a compatible HD TV set1. Not only can DVD movies be enhanced to full 1080p HD quality but so too will PlayStation 2 and PlayStation games be upscaled to provide much improved gaming pleasure.
    In a comprehensive update to PS3's already impressive capabilities, Version 1.80 also allows users to enjoy Remote Play on their PSP across the internet, allowing them to access their PS3 anywhere in the world where a broadband internet connection is available2.
    Version 1.80 also allows users on a home network to seamlessly view and play rich media content such as images, music and video on their PS3, that is stored on their DLNA3 enabled devices such as PCs and laptops elsewhere in the house, reinforcing PS3's credentials as a home entertainment hub that truly deserves pride of place in the Living Room.
    A host of other enhancements include the ability to print photo images stored on PS3's hard disk or inserted storage media to a selection of Epson printers.
    PS3 owners will be able to upgrade their PS3 with the latest Version 1.80 firmware from 24th May 2007.

    (From the press release)

      Why choosing a PS3 as a media center HUB?

    • It has the best blu-ray player till today,
    • It is a game machine as added value
    • You can stream data from any UPNP source (Mac, Linux, Windows, embeded network disk)
    • I is upscaling DVD, game like no hardware scaler on the market 
    • You can boot linux
    • It require no particular/proprietary peripherals (bluetooth)

    AVS forums review concerning the quality of the blu-ray player
    Excellent/Amazing 1080p upscaling of DVDs
    • For those with 720p only sets it now does 720P downscaling for BD along with upscaling for DVD
    • 1080p24 support (film is native 24 fps, no more 3:2 pulldown)
    • Blacker-than-Black (BTB) and Whiter-than-White (WTW) support with (full range/limited) the BTB has been confirmed by DVE
    • HQV DVD test and the PS3 1.80 firmware passes ALL tests!! Cadence, interlacing, artifacting, you name it, it passed!!!


    Why not choosing the Xbox360?

    • Crippled with Digital Right management DRM
    • Noisy so noisy
    • Streaming only from and to Microsoft centric world
    • Proprietary peripherals

     


    UPNP open source streaming protocol ?

     

    (fromWikiPedia)
    UPnP technology is a distributed, open networking architecture that employs TCP/IP and other Internet technologies to enable seamless proximity networking, in addition to control and data transfer among networked devices in the home, office, and public spaces.  The UPnP architecture allows peer-to-peer networking of PCs, networked appliances, and wireless devices. It is a distributed, open architecture based on TCP/IP, UDP and HTTP.
    UPnP enables communication between any two devices under the command of any control device on the network (LAN). Among its features are:
    • Media and device independence. UPnP technology can run on many media including phone lines, power lines (PLC), Ethernet, IR (IrDA), RF (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), and FireWire. No device drivers are used; common protocols are used instead.
    • User interface (UI) Control. UPnP architecture enables vendor control over device user interface and interaction using the web browser.
    • Operating system and programming language independence. Any operating system and any programming language can be used to build UPnP products. UPnP does not specify or constrain the design of an API for applications running on control points; OS vendors may create APIs that suit their customer's needs. UPnP enables vendor control over device UI and interaction using the browser as well as conventional application programmatic control.
    • Internet-based technologies. UPnP technology is built upon IP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, and XML, among others.
    • Programmatic control. UPnP architecture also enables conventional application programmatic control.
    • Extensibility. Each UPnP product can have device-specific services layered on top of the basic architecture.
    The UPnP architecture supports zero-configuration, "invisible networking" and automatic discovery for many device categories from a range of vendors; any device can dynamically join a network, obtain an IP address, announce its name, convey its capabilities upon request, and learn about the presence and capabilities of other devices. DHCP and DNS servers are optional and are only used if they are available on the network. Devices can leave the network automatically without leaving any unwanted state information behind.
    fromWikiPedia

    The Sony PS3 is registering as a UPNP client client as soon as it will be connected to the network

    Attention:
    The PS3 is either able to use Wireless or Ethernet but not both technology at the same time. Do not try to connect the PS3 to a router while the Wireless is active in the XMB workbench!


    &title=
    Preparing your local network" />Preparing your local network

    You must check if your router has "UPnP enabled for automatic device configuration". Connect to the router  administrator panel http://192.168.1.1 (only for Netgear, consult the notice for the correct admin adress if you are unsure)



    Here my PS3 is at 192.168.1.6

    Turn UPnP On Advertisement Period

    UPnP can be enabled or disabled for automatic device configuration. The default setting for UPnP is disabled. If disabled, the router will not allow any device to automatically control the resources, such as port forwarding (mapping), of the router.

    The Advertisement Period is how often the router will advertise (broadcast) its UPnP information. This value can range from 1 to 1440 minutes. The default period is for 30 minutes. Shorter durations will ensure that control points have current device status at the expense of additional network traffic. Longer durations may compromise the freshness of the device status but can significantly reduce network traffic.
    Advertisement Time To Live UPnP Portmap Table
    The time to live for the advertisement is measured in hops (steps) for each UPnP packet sent. A hop is the number of steps allowed to propagate for each UPnP advertisement before it disappears. The number of hops can range from 1 to 255. The default value for the advertisement time to live is 4 hops, which should be fine for most home networks. If you notice that some devices are not being updated or reached correctly, then it may be necessary to increase this value a little. The UPnP Portmap Table displays the IP address of each UPnP device that is currently accessing the router and which ports (Internal and External) that device has opened. The UPnP Portmap Table also displays what type of port is opened and if that port is still active for each IP address.


    &title=
    Installing a UPNP server" />Installing a UPNP server

    The challenge is now to find a server UPNP implementation for your operating system.


     
    TwonkyVision


    Attention:
    You MUST install 4.4 beta 2 at least or the PS3 wont find the mediaserver. Download HERE
    http://tversity.com
    TVersity with the latest PS3 patch (0.9.10.2),
    • Free
    • You can transcode XVID,WMV, OGM, DIVX
    • You can play itunes music and RealMedia


    Philips Media Manager

    • Free
    • 27Mb
    • Easy assistant to share file
    • Windows look and feel

     


     


    Windows only &title= Windows only" />Windows only

     

     

    Windows Media Player 11 Not recommended as it install a hell of DRM, links, zune or napster shops. While a normal user wont see it, it is more than innaceptable. You say do not assign Media player to your  media, but it do it anyway. Clippled graphical user interface. it do not play all kind of exotic format, but download missing codecs (and even after some file do not work)
    Install it only if you want to view video on your PC, but you may be better served with Videolan (VLC) as it open nearly anything and do to support DRM.


    1. Download and install Windows Media Player 11
    2. Click on the Library tab
    3. On the left you'll see a tree structure. Right click on Library in the tree structure.
    4. Click Media Sharing
    5. Enable your options, what folders, devices, etc.
    6. When your PS3 turns on and scans, Windows will pop up and ask if it's ok to allow the device. Allow it.

     

    Windows Media Connect (Now ZUNE connect)
    Not recommended as it install a hell of DRM, links, zune or napster shops. While a normal user wont see it, it is more than innaceptable. You say do not assign Media player to your  media, but it do it anyway. Clippled graphical user interface. Install it only if you want to view video on your PC, but you may be better served with Winamp

    1. Click on the Library tab
    2. On the left you'll see a tree structure. Right click on Library in the tree structure.
    3. Click Media Sharing
    4. Enable your options, what folders, devices, etc.
    5. When your PS3 turns on and scans, Windows will pop up and ask if it's ok to allow the device. Allow it.

     
    Windows Vista Has a native UPNP server, switch the PS3 on, try to locate the PS3 in the network range and start sharing drive like you are use to.
    On2Share Pro

    On2Share Pro  is an UPnP enabling suite for your favourite Media Player. With On2Share comes the On2Share UPnP AV Media Server, Renderer and control point. With On2Share Pro you can share your Windows Media Player  and Winamp playlists or local media folders to UPnP devices in your local network. On2Share also integrates an UPnP control point, so you can access other UPnP Media Servers in your local network. You will find the shared playlists in the Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center or Winamp Media Library. Internet Streaming addresses in your WMP or Winamp Library are shared, too. Version 4.3 supports Windows Media Center and is Windows Vista compatible.

    I do not like their GUI colors and capabilities but it work
     

    &title=
    Results" />Results

    2 UPNP server found

    mp3 albums fund
    pictures browsing








     

     
  • sony_playstation_ps3

    Sony PS3 love linux...

    These instructions show you how to install LINUX on a Playstation 3 with the latest firmware.

    Downloading a Linux flavor

    Download one of these Linux versions:


    Ubuntu
    • Kubuntu - Ubuntu with KDE (recommended I can't stand GNOME desktop)
    • Ubuntu - The standard version using Gnome Desktop.
    • Xubuntu - Using the lightweight XFCE desktop environment
    • Edubuntu - Designed for use in school classrooms
    Yellow Dog
    Debian
    Fedora
    Fedora Core 5 PPC DVD - 3.4GB
    OpenSUSE
    not working, work in progress [http://en.opensuse.org/PS3]
    Gentoo linux
    how to [http://whitesanjuro.googlepages.com/]

    Burn the iso-file onto a CD/DVD depending on the size of the distribution

    Preparing the PS3

    In this step we will format the PlayStation 3 and create two partitions, one for the XMB (the PS3 operating system) and one for Linux. Before formatting the PS3, you MUST backup your games saved data.

    • In the XMB go to Settings > System Settings > Format Utility > Format Hard Disk. Choose Yes.
    • Choose Custom partition setting and Allot 10GB to the Other OS. Perform a Quick Format.
    • Reboot the PS3 by pressing X on your controller.

    Preparing to run the LiveCD

    • Insert the Linux CD/DVD you burned into your Playstation 3.
    • Go to Settings > System Settings > Install Other OS.
    • The system will detect a file called otheros.bld on your disk. Hit X to start the installer.
    • Go to Settings > System Settings > Default System. Set it to Other OS. Restart your PS3 by clicking X.
    • At the kboot: prompt, hit Enter. Linux will boot, slowly, from the CD.

    Once the system is up and running from the disc, you may choose to install Linux permanently.

    • Double click the install icon on the desktop.
    • Select Manual partitioning, and choose the 10.7GB drive.

    Back to normal operations under XMB

    To boot back to the XMB environment, type boot-game-os at the kboot: prompt.

  • Make your sony ericsson k750 mobile phone communicate with your PC under linux...

    The difficulty is to find the right device the sony ericsson k750 has received from linux

    1. Open a terminal console, ans as root (type # su then root password)
    2. verify that udev (the automounting system) has recognized your phone. type
    # lsusb
    Bus 003 Device 006: ID 0d49:7100 Maxtor
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 050: ID 045e:0025 Microsoft Corp. IntelliEye Mouse
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0fce:d016 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


    For me the telephone has been recognized...

    3. Lets find the device now, type
    # dmesg
    and search for the ericsson, If You find the device name, You are lucky. I must admit that I did not find it like this,
    I brute force all possibilities :-) since I find on the official homepage of kmobiletools that it must be /ttyACM*

    4. check permissions
    most of the time only the root has access to ttyACM (must be the modem port), check
    # ls -la /dev/ttyACM*
    crw-------  1 root uucp 166, 0 2005-03-19 20:36 /dev/ttyACM0
    crw-------  1 root uucp 166, 1 2005-09-10 23:19 /dev/ttyACM1
    crw-------  1 root uucp 166, 2 2005-03-19 20:36 /dev/ttyACM2
    crw-------  1 root uucp 166, 3 2005-03-19 20:36 /dev/ttyACM3


    5. change permissions temporarly (will be overwritten at reboot by udev and that's better because i am gonna give full access to all)
    # chmod a+rw /dev/ttyACM

    6. verification
    # ls -la /dev/ttyACM*
    crw-rw-rw-  1 root uucp 166, 0 2005-03-19 20:36 /dev/ttyACM0
    crw-rw-rw-  1 root uucp 166, 1 2005-09-10 23:22 /dev/ttyACM1
    crw-rw-rw-  1 root uucp 166, 2 2005-03-19 20:36 /dev/ttyACM2
    crw-rw-rw-  1 root uucp 166, 3 2005-03-19 20:36 /dev/ttyACM3

    7. start kmobiletools and go to the menu Settings / main settings

    as "mobile phone": choose Ericsson generic
    as "mobile phone device" enter one of these (brute force phase)
    /dev/ttyACM0 or
    /dev/ttyACM1 or
    /dev/ttyACM2 or
    /dev/ttyACM3
    click after each choice, apply, if You did not receive an error message, then You have found the right modem tty

    and it work!!! see screenshots below (click read more)


    in order to set access rights on ttyACM1 "correctly" and  definitively, You must as root open the file
    /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev.rules
    search for ttyACM, I found for my SuSE 9.3
    KERNEL="ttyACM*", NAME="%k", GROUP="uucp", MODE="660"
    change to
    KERNEL="ttyACM*", NAME="%k", GROUP="uucp", MODE="666"

    note 666 is unsecure, better would be to add user to the group, but i don't want to risk instabilities if I do not know how to do it: Any Linux master reading this text?


    Settings:

    And Result
  • Littlebigplanet2-boxart

    Oh Yes end of year is near, and the best game for the PS3 is back again: Little Big Planet 2

    I already did reserved mine and you?

    My Playstation Network  ID is MagicianLord see you soon in the GAME!


    Available 8 January, 2011 USA andEurope on 19 January 2011

     

     

     

     

    &160;

    &160;

    The Creatinator

    The Creatinator is a handy new power-up that lets you launch all kinds of useful objects – from water to fight fires to supercharged rockets

    The Grabinator

  • All in all, there are 48 trophies (PS3 reward system) for Little Big Planet

    littlebigplanet

    Platinum Trophy

    • Earn all LittleBigPlanet trophies to unlock this platinum trophy

    Gold Trophies

    • Play - Complete all story levels without dying, with the exception of those levels that only end when you die
    • Create - A level you published was hearted by 50 or more people and you were hearted by 30 or more people
    • Share - Play 150 community levels, tag 50 community levels and heart 10 community levels

    Silver Trophies

    • Just Beginning - Complete all the main path story levels
    • 20X Multiplier! - Get a 20X Multiplier
    • Hi Score - Collect 1,000,000 points over all levels you have played
    • Booty Master - Collect all the prize bubbles on the story levels
    • Dr Frankenstein - Create a living creature with at least 2 eyes, 2 legs or wheels, and a brain
    • Crowd Pleaser - A level you published was played by 50 or more people
    • Feel the Love - A level you published was hearted by 10 or more people
    • Celebrity - You were hearted by 5 or more people as a player

    Bronze Trophies

    • The Gardens - Complete all levels in The Gardens
    • The Savannah - Complete all levels in The Savannah
    • The Wedding - Complete all levels in The Wedding
    • The Canyon - Complete all levels in The Canyon
    • The Metropolis - Complete all levels in The Metropolis
    • The Islands - Complete all levels in The Islands
    • The Temples - Complete all levels in The Temples
    • Expert Creator - Complete all levels in the tutorials
    • Artist - Place a sticker
    • Homemaker - Place 10 stickers or decorations in your pod
    • Fashion Sense - Choose a costume for your sack person with at least one item on your head, at least one item on your body, and a material
    • Forager - Collect 25% of the prize bubbles on the story levels
    • Sticky Fingers - Collect 50% of the prize bubbles on the story levels
    • Treasure Hunter - Collect 75% of the prize bubbles on the story levels
    • 2X Multiplier! - Get a 2X Multiplier
    • 8X Multiplier! - Get a 8X Multiplier
    • Incredible Speed! - Travel at incredible speed
    • Incredible Height! - Travel to an incredible height
    • Friendly - Complete a level with more than one player
    • Party Person - Complete a level online with 3 other players who are on your friends list
    • Socialite - Complete a level online with 3 other players who are not on your friends list
    • Top of the Class - Win a 4-player game
    • Traveler - Complete a community level
    • FIRST! - Be among the first 10 people to complete a community level
    • Opinionated - Tag a community level
    • Neighborhood - Watch Heart 5 community levels
    • Networking - Heart 3 authors
    • Talkative - Post a comment on a community level
    • Creator - Build and save a level with the thermometer more than 30% full
    • Team Creator - Build and save a level with more than one player with the thermometer more than 30% full
    • Publisher - Publish a level
    • Look What I Made! - A level you published was played by 5 or more people
    • (Hidden) Trendsetter - Place a sticker or a decoration on another player&8217;s sackperson
    • (Hidden) Cranium Collector - Kill 100 Creatures across all levels
    • (Hidden) Secret Stickerist - Unlock the race in First Steps
    • (Hidden) Sackbird - Spend 8 seconds or more in the air
  • sony_playstation_ps3

    Little Big Planet wallpaper and game insight I've never seen before...
    All credit to their authors,

    UPDATE: original size of wallpaper now online, were reduced previously during the transfer.

    Attention: for broadband user only, 14 MB of pictures

    2lvmule sackboy_lbp

    1221_0008 13-LittleBigPlanet
    938583_20070919_screen001LBP
    little_big1 LittleBigPlanet_401

    ps3bg-lbp2 logostor 

    9234_little_big_planet-orig 14548_little_big_planet-v2

  • LittleBigPlanet-Sackboy11.inches.Statue

    Just order 2 statues (one for me and one for my brother) 10 minutes ago on ebay.com.uk  If you’re a fan and want to keep your console controller, portable gaming system, mobile phone with style, look no further!

    They cost 30€ each, a small prize if you consider all the low quality Sackboy floating everywhere on ebay, in shops.

    LittleBigPlanet is a unique community-based game with a hugely innovative concept behind it. Players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots - and use their character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PlayStation Network.

    Keep your console controller, portable gaming system, mobile phone -or any thing you like - safe with this 11" Sackboy holder.

    This product is officially made by Sony under license from the Copyright holder.

    Link to Play.com shop (32.50 euro)

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    With an emphasis on Sackboy...

    Don't forget to visit also the official site http://www.littlebigplanet.com/

  • Happiest I am currently playing a lot with Little Big Planet, you can find me there with my
    PSN ID:


    MagicianLord





    PSN ID is a reference to ELTA the last Magician Lord in the 1991 SNK game

    In between...

    For all of you wanting to learn how to create better levels, Sony has started a new site LittleBigWorkshop
    LittleBigWorkshop is your personal creative canvas to inspire ingenuity, creative synergy, or for those of you
    who are just curious.&160;

    Want to customize your SackBoy? then head to http://mysackboy.littlebigplanet.com/ This Little Big Planet
    site which lets you create your own little SackBoy

    Also new costumes are coming (unfortunately from $0.99 to $1.99)

    2987379124_a381afec26

    Hope someone will one day reverse engineered the server protocol to see also different content (good or bad the
    world shall not be controlled too much)

  • Happiest I am currently playing a lot with Little Big Planet, you can find me there with my
    PSN ID:


    MagicianLord





    PSN ID is a reference to ELTA the last Magician Lord in the 1991 SNK game

    In between...

    For all of you wanting to learn how to create better levels, Sony has started a new site LittleBigWorkshop
    LittleBigWorkshop is your personal creative canvas to inspire ingenuity, creative synergy, or for those of you
    who are just curious.&160;

    Want to customize your SackBoy? then head to http://mysackboy.littlebigplanet.com/ This Little Big Planet
    site which lets you create your own little SackBoy

    Also new costumes are coming (unfortunately from $0.99 to $1.99)

    2987379124_a381afec26

    Hope someone will one day reverse engineered the server protocol to see also different content (good or bad the
    world shall not be controlled too much)

  • Space station 42By Santana03

    Dinosaurs Island 2By Feistyfrog

    Robot TownBy jump_button&160;

    Metal RevolutionBy Blorf

    Ruins of the Roller[JPN]By O-tera

    &160;&8220;karakuri chochin yashiki&8221; [JPN]By TOUKi555

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    Direct from retailers all over the world, VGChart present the latest next-gen console sales:

    XBOX 360 0.38m Japan
    5.88m Americas
    3.40m Others
     9.66m    
    WII
    1.98m Japan
    2.37m Americas
    1.68m Others
     6.03m    

    PS3
    0.83m Japan
    1.32m Americas
    0.52m Others
     2.67m      


    Nintendo DS

    15.95m Japan
    11.41m Americas
    11.95m Others
     39.31m    
    PSP
    5.42m Japan
    7.95m Americas
    7.53m Others
     20.90m    

    there is just a small eror in PS3 worldwide sales chart,  I know someone that has bought a PS3 an it is still not counted ;-)
    more pictures soon.

  • A very very good news for all Little Big Planet (LBP) fans: Official Sackboy plush are available at Amazon.com. 20$ for a set of 2, 6 inch tall.

     

     sackboy.sackgirl.plush 

    Little Big Planet 6" Plush 2 pack - SackGirl/SackBoyalt

     

    sackboy.marvin.VooDoo

    Little Big Planet 6" Plush 2 pack - Marvin/VooDooalt

    sackboy.sky.gloria

    Little Big Planet 6" Plush 2 pack - Sky/Gloriaalt
  • Really funny and interesting way to present the layout of most if not all game controller ever made to date.

    periodicTableOfGameController

    Via http://www.notquitewrong.com/rosscottinc

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    Since the 2.5 update the PS3 has a Recovery menu with the following options:

    • Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
    • Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
    • Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
    • Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
    • Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
    • System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

    How to get access to service mode

    1. Make sure the PS3 is turned off,
    2. Press and hold the power button on the PS3 it will power on then power off.
    3. When it's off press and hold the power button again until you hear two consecutive beeps.
    4. It will ask for the controller to be connected via the USB cable,
    5. Turn on the controller and you will have access to the menu.
  • sony_playstation_ps3


    MKV / Bittorrent / a better MP3 player that can handle 1000 of songs with album cover... would be also welcome, maybe next time???

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    According to Folding@ home, the PS3 raw cpu power is impressive.
    Since 2000 and in less than a year on the market, it look like the Sony PS3 is 10 times more powerful than any PC. With 10 times less CPU, it process twice more TFLOPS

    OS Type Current TFLOPS* Active CPUs Total CPUs
    Windows 151 159144 1624849
    Mac OS X/PowerPC 7 8713 95337
    Mac OS X/Intel 7 2716 7204
    Linux 35 24959 215690
    GPU 41 697 2185
    PLAYSTATION®3 346 14138 15079
    Total 587 210367 1960344

    I would like also to mention  the Sunday Night Foldathon (S.N.F)  

    Sunday Night Foldathonis a great way to help Stanford University's with there new Playstation 3 Folding@Home program.

    The S.N.F event is simple.  On Sunday Night (March. 25th 2007) everyone who wants to participate in the S.N.F event simply turn there PS3 on and start the folding program, could be anytime you want or when you goto bed, you may let the program run as long as you want but would be great if it could atleast last till 7am Monday morning,  its all up to you since anything helps. This is to see how much help we (the playstation community) can be for this program and to show them that the feature is being widely used and maybe saving lives in the process.

    Team Name: " Sony PlayStation 3"  54751  Joining this team is not required you may join any team.

    I will for sure order one, I just do not want to stay for hours outside shops, at the end I've made the same for the XBOX 360