Life With PlayStation Comes to PS3 on September 18, Worldwide

Life With PlayStation(R) Comes to
PLAYSTATION(R)3 on September 18, Worldwide

September 18, 2008

Proposing a New Life Style with

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE)
today announced that it would release Life with PlayStation(R) for
PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(R)) today, September 18, 2008, worldwide simultaneously.
Life with PlayStation is a new lifestyle service that offers users a new visual
and interactive way to use their PS3 to access news and information from around
the world, only possible on the PS3’s feature-rich platform.

As the initial content, LIVE CHANNEL
will be released for Life with PlayStation. Through network connected PS3, it
delivers worldwide news and information centering on two themes, "place" and
"time" on a world map interface. Some of the live content includes; cloud
imagery (provided by University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and
Engineering Center), along with weather information (provided by The Weather
Channel), news headlines (provided by Google News(TM)), and live camera images
(partially provided by The Earth Television Network) of nearly 60 cities around
the globe. Through LIVE CHANNEL, PS3 users will be able to enjoy worldwide news
and live information free of charge. In addition to LIVE CHANNEL, Life with
PlayStation will continually deliver a wide variety of interactive content and
channels to living rooms through network connected PS3s to further enhance the
world of entertainment made possible by PS3.

PS3 users can easily join Life with
PlayStation by simply clicking the [email protected]*1 icon on the network column of
XMB(TM) (XrossMediaBar) that will update to Life with PlayStation.

With the latest update, [email protected]
will support more advanced simulation of protein fold, and will also support
PS3’s unique [email protected] ranking system, which enables users to see where they
stand among the worldwide contributors based on their level of contribution. SCE
will vigorously promote the expansion of the world of PS3 by introducing new
services that will open up new possibilities and enjoyment in interactive

1. [email protected] is a distributed
computing*2 project run by Stanford University which aims to understand protein
folding and misfolding, and how these are related to diseases and many forms of
cancer. PS3 provides approximately 74% (as of February 2008) of the computing
power in [email protected] and over 1 million PS3 users has participated in this

2.Distributed computing is an
approach adopted by universities and research laboratories to utilize immense
computing power without the use of central supercomputers. Small computing tasks
are assigned to each user’s computer and the results are collected after
computation is complete.

For more information, please see the
official website