Life with PlayStation really goes live

Thursday, 18th September 2008 07:41 GMT By Patrick Garratt


After yesterday’s botched launch, Life with PlayStation has gone live and is now available for download. Which we are doing as we type.

There’s more detail on the US PS Blog. From the post:

Life with PlayStation provides a stunning interactive globe, a 3D world map that you can twirl around to see live cloud movement courtesy of the University of Wisconsin, combined with up-to-date weather information from the Weather Channel, top news headlines provided by Google news, and live web cam images via the Earth Television Network — all localized to the select city. And why not have your favorite soundtrack playing in the background while you go through your morning ritual (just think, no TV commercials and teasers to find out if you need to bring an umbrella to work)? You’re on your own for your morning caffeine fix.

There’s also an explanatory video, courtesy of SCEA, after the link.



  1. pjmaybe

    Life? Don’t talk to me about life.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    Just had a fiddle about with it. S’alright, I guess.

    *bit confused what all the fuss was about*

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Well, quite. Yet another ‘service’ which nobody really wanted or cares about. They’re all at it these days. I wish they’d put this money into games and stuff instead.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. pjmaybe

    At least this one’s not a “forced” upgrade. Thank gawd.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. No_PUDding

    Blerk this is obviously to appeal to the media centre name.

    No one honestly does want it, but it’s still somethign to justify it, without having to sit down and watch BBC news.

    patlike, can i download this in Europe? I am installign 2.43 now.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. David

    “No one honestly does want it, but it’s still something to justify it, without having to sit down and watch BBC news.”

    Who honestly watches the news for the weather any more. I have vista’s weather sidebar that constantly keeps me up to date on the weather Now and for the next 5 days.

    Even if you don’t have vista it takes all of 2 seconds to go to a weather site.

    Then again I’ve not watched TV in 5 years. XD

    #6 6 years ago
  7. morriss

    Very nice it is too. Complete rip off of that Wii News service, but very nice.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. BartonFink

    Err how do get this?

    Been browsing around the Store and nada.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. ecu

    It’s in Folding@Home apparently.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. morriss

    Just boot up Folding@Home. It’ll update.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Tonka

    I love playing with the globe in the Wii Weather Channel. This HD version looks like even more fun. Love the day/night stuff they added.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. No_PUDding

    So even us Europaliens can get it?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Syrok

    Yes, but there is really no point to it. :)

    #13 6 years ago
  14. morriss

    CAn you play with the globe though? Make it spin, zoom in and out etc?

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Syrok

    You can and that’s the best part. :)

    #15 6 years ago

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