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Hacker puts BBC's iPlayer on PS3; official version coming "in due course"

Not willing to wait for the BBC to get its act together and release a PS3-compatible version of it's iPlayer streaming video web site, an enterprising hacker has pieced together his own version and put it out for the world to share. PS3iplayer.com works by making the PS3's web browser pretend it's ...

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TwoStick system offers quicker on-screen text entry

With web browsers and text messaging becoming a bigger part of the "console experience," some sort of method for quick text input is definitely a must. Sure, you can plug in a USB keyboard or a thumbboard controller attachment to enter text faster, but who wants to keep track of yet another periph...

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Cartoon Network develops web-based games for consoles

Cartoon Network recently announced plans to begin developing flash-based games specifically for the web browsers included with the PS3 and Nintendo Wii. The MEGA series games will be more than just simple puzzle games, inviting the player to "stream movie clips to mesh together the most realistic ca...

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Are game system web surfers an untapped market?

We're not really that big on the whole web browsing on a gaming system thing -- the home computer does a fine job for most of our 'net surfing needs. There must be some people out there who disagree though, because a recent press release from sci-fi eBook provider NextGenBooks reveals that "over hal...

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Playing Nintendo's Donkey Kong on Sony's PS3

Since Nintendo's Virtual Console service isn't live, we decided to do the next best thing: fire up a Flash version of Donkey Kong inside the PlayStation 3's web browser. Sites like everyvideogame.com require Java, so we had to settle for a Flash implementation. Even though the PS3 browser's Flash i...

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The first ever blog post written completely on a PS3 [update 1]

[Update: Added the above picture of the PS3 blogging experience from my laptop. Our picture upload tool did not work on the PS3 browser] This blog post is being constructed completely on the PS3's web browser using an IBM keyboard, a Microsoft mouse and a Panasonic HD projector (isn't it great when...

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Opera asks you guess the web page for free stuff

Opera is running an interesting contest which rewards those who know the net the best with a DS Lite and Opera web browser. By heading on over to their contest page, you'll be asked to identify four different webpages by merely seeing a zoomed in snapshot of the page's contents. The 4 different pict...

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Wii Opera browser: Built-in, easy to use

A recent Cubed3 interview with Scott Hedrick, executive vice president of Opera for Devices, confirms that the Wii's web browser will come loaded on the system, though he thankfully never resorts to that Dreamcast-era phrase, "internet right out of the box." Unlike the DS version of the browser, the...

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Opera: Wii's World Wide Web solution

IGN recently chatted with Opera for Devices' executive vp Scott Hedrick about the company's commitment to develop a web browser for Wii. When asked about the lack of keyboard support, Hedrick had this to say: "Opera plans to use [the Wiimote] to its full advantage and it will provide an intuitive wa...

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Wii: first a symphony, now Opera

Nintendo's keynote on Tuesday began with a symphony: Miyamoto came out onto the stage conducting with the Wiimote. The following day they announced an Opera ... web-browser for the Nintendo Wii. According to Nintendo's Genyo Takeda: "For our Wii console launch in 2006, we required a browser that wa...

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