Yes, I know video game console firmware updates can get annoying, but not when they have really cool new features!

Tomorrow (3/25/15) the Yukimura update 2.50 will be available on the PlayStation 4.

This will add Suspend and Resume, a feature gamers have been excited about.

Our Gaikai team has slipped in something as well…

Remote Play and Share Play — For games that support 60 fps, users will be able to automatically enjoy those games with 60 fps for both Remote Play and Share Play** on supported devices.

Enjoy!

You can find a list of the new features here: Firmware update 2.50

This Ted Talk by David Isay of StoryCorps won the 2015 TED prize, he got a million dollars to help him realize this idea and he got a well deserved standing ovation.

How powerful can a simple idea be?   Check it out:

http://go.ted.com/Mwr

Disneys Aladdin

I’m amazed how the Internet Archive continues to grow.  They even have the PC Aladdin Video Game in there.  (I programmed the Sega Genesis version that it’s based on.)

https://archive.org/details/msdos_Disneys_Aladdin_1994

Press ENTER when it asks for the word from the manual.

NOTE: The Emulation was a bit slow/jerky on my PC.

Disneys Aladdin 2

CURSOR KEYS to move.

Space  = Jump

CTRL Key = Swing Sword

ALT Key = Jump

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Happy to see articles like this, that are starting to reveal the potential of cloud gaming

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2478614,00.asp

I had our resident fighting game expert Jeffrey L. Wilson play King of Fighters 13 over PlayStation Now. He plays the game often over Steam, and offered the best sense of the game’s responsiveness when streaming: He said it looked and felt like it was a local, console version of the game. He even executed some of his favorite combos without issue. For fighting games, when frame counting and reaction times are key, this is impressive.

Congrats to my friends on the Crowfall Team for exceeding their Kickstart goal!

Nice job!  Can’t wait to play it.

KICKSTARTER LINK

Just in case you missed it, somehow they took this video:

And turned it into this…  (skip the advert)

This kind of incredible work makes me want to level up at using Adobe After Effects.

One of my favorite shows.. Slapstick tech world comedy Silicon Valley returns for a second season next month, and last night HBO unleashed a new trailer to make the wait a little easier. Or harder, depending on how you look at it. The clip features the Pied Piper gang getting ready to brain-battle it out with their Nucleus competitors.…

 

http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/22/8272225/silicon-valley-trailer-watch-hbo