Playstation Home associated with Playstation 3 will shut down after serving the community for six years. Sony released the following statement:

PlayStation Home has been serving the PS3 community since December 2008. During that time, tens of millions of users around the world have grown the social gaming platform into a thriving community of creative and enthusiastic gamers.  

Due to a shifting landscape, PlayStation Home will cease publishing new content on November 12, 2014. Gamers in the U.S. and Canada will be able to download content until December 3, 2014. As a token of our tremendous gratitude to the community, we will also be releasing a series of free content prior to the platform’s closure on March 31, 2015.

We would like to thank all of our fans for their support of the PlayStation Home platform over the years.

Sources: http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Home/PlayStation-Home-Update-September-26-2014/td-p/44552202

 
 
Valve has fulfilled every gamers’ dream. You can now listen to your music while you game on Steam without having to switch windows. You can accomplish this by telling Steam which directory your music is located. The Steam Music Library will not only include your music but also your soundtracks you picked up in the DLC in the vast library of games you may have. It may not be Valve’s greatest development but they also include many FREE Valve soundtracks DLCs to gamers’ who already have the games.

They also have other great offers:

75% off Half-Life | Free Soundtrack DLC

75% off Half-Life Two | Free Soundtrack DLC

75% off Half-Life Two: Episode One | Free Soundtrack DLC

75% off Half-Life Two: Episode Two | Free Soundtrack DLC

75% off Portal | Free Soundtrack DLC

75% off Portal 2 | Free Soundtrack DLC

Free to Play | Free Soundtrack DLC

*Offer ends October 1st at 10AM Pacific Time


Source: http://store.steampowered.com
 
 

Unbox Therapy shows that the iPhone 6 Bend-gate is real. Will you still buy an iPhone 6 Plus?

 
 
 
 

by BrianC.

Minecraft is both engaging and addicting. This game is the digital “LEGO” in a world of multiple dimensions and Microsoft just spent $2.5 billion to acquire Minecraft from Mojang last Monday. Why? This seems like an “outside of the box” move for Microsoft. This acquisition of Minecraft makes sense for two reasons: software and consumer time.

In the past several decades, Microsoft has dominated the operating systems for desktop personal computers, laptops, and now even tablets. Their software, on the other hand, such as products like Microsoft Office has not really been a hit but is the default software for documents, presentations, and spreadsheets alike. Internet Explorer is a separate issue since it is not the favorite in the general public, but despite Microsoft’s problem with software, it has invested all its time and money into transitioning into owning computing time in today’s market. The reason is that Microsoft used to have popular products, but that is no longer true.

Microsoft is currently battling companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google for time with the average consumer. Since Microsoft has many products in the office they have stepped out of the office into the world of gaming. This is why in 2001 they introduced the Xbox in order to boost their time with the consumer. However since then they have not really moved forward in the world of gaming, which is why Microsoft acquired Minecraft. The average gamer spends an average of 2 hours every day building in the world of digital LEGOs and that is great news for the owner, but they have yet to realize what direction they will take. While the game is very addicting, Microsoft’s only goal is to increase their time with the consumer and by now owning the future of Minecraft they will be successful.


Sources: techpinions.com, deadline.com
 
 
 
 
TechnologyAdvice is looking for an Account Manager to join their team in Nashville! This video will give you a first hand look into what the position is like everyday.

The current positions available are: Account Manager, Client Development Manager, Inside Sales Representative, Project Coordinator, Research Writer, and Technology Advisor! 


 
 
      There are people lining up outside Apple's Flagship store already and TODAY Tim Cook will make the most important speech of his entire life at the big Apple event.

Cant be at the Apple event today? You don't have to just read blogs because you can watch it live as APPLE WILL BE STREAMING THE EVENT online: TODAY at 1 PM ET / 10AM PT. You unfortunately must use Safari in order to view it.



Sources: theverge.com
 
 
Your favorite Bill Nye the Science Guy at VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY! 

Bill Nye, The Science Guy 

Tuesday, 07 October, 2014, 06:00 PM

Location: Langford Auditorium TN


Ticketed event

Location: Langford Auditorium (Google map of this location)

Sponsored by: Speakers Committee, VPB