GoW III Ultimate Announced

Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces God of War(R) III Ultimate

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced today the worldwide release of the God of War® III Ultimate Edition available exclusively for the PlayStation®3 (PS3(TM)) system. Built by the fans and for the fans of the award-winning God of War® franchise, the God of War III Ultimate Edition will feature an assortment of exclusive collectible and digital content encased in a high-end sculpted replica of Pandora’s Box. Scheduled to release along with God of War III in March 2010, consumers can pre-order their copy of the God of War III Ultimate Edition beginning today from select retailers and receive a free PlayStation®Network voucher code to download the God of War III E3 2009 demo.

“In addition to a copy of the highly anticipated God of War III and the limited-edition art book, fans will receive exclusive digital content headlined by the director’s cut of God of War: Unearthing the Legend, a full-length movie documentary depicting the history of the God of War franchise. The Ultimate Edition will also include God of War– inspired downloadable music in the form of the God of War Trilogy soundtrack and the God of War Heavy Metal EP (Extended Play). Lastly, fans will have access to the God of War Combat Arena, containing an exclusive environment and up to seven unique challenges, as well as the exclusive Kratos skin, Dominus, all available for download via the PlayStation Network. The God of War III Ultimate Edition will retail for $99.99 (MSRP).”

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Coming Soon: Netflix on PS3!

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Coming Soon: Netflix Members Can Instantly Watch Movies and TV Episodes Streamed

“The partnership further solidifies the PS3 system as the most complete home entertainment hub on the market today, enabling consumers to play high-definition games, watch Blu-ray movies, listen to music, view photos, browse the Internet, and download content from PlayStation®Network – from exclusive games to blockbuster movies and popular TV shows. PS3 system owners will soon enjoy an unparalleled experience watching their favorite movies and TV shows streamed instantly from Netflix, downloading from the PlayStation Network or watching Blu-ray/DVD media. The Netflix offering expands on the entertainment experience delivered to PS3 system owners via PlayStation Network.”

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New PS3 Back in Black

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New Slimmer and Lighter PlayStation®3 to Hit Worldwide Market This September:

“TOKYO, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today unveiled the new PlayStation®3 (CECH-2000A) (body color: charcoal black) computer entertainment system, featuring an extremely streamlined form factor with a 120GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD). The new PlayStation®3 (PS3®) system will become available in stores from September 1, 2009, in North America, Europe/ PAL territories and Asian countries and regions at a very attractive recommended retail price (RRP) of US$299 and euro 299, respectively. The system will become available in Japan on September 3, 2009,( )at a RRP of 29,980 yen (including tax). With the introduction of the new PS3 system, SCE will also reduce the price of the current PS3 with 80GB HDD to a RRP of US$299 from August 18 and euro 299 from August 19. Also in North America, the price of PS3 with 160GB HDD will be reduced to a RRP of US$399 from August 18. By launching a vast library of exciting and attractive software titles for PS3 this holiday season and offering customers a line-up of hardware models and pricing to match their preference, SCE will build on the momentum and further accelerate the expansion of the PS3 platform.”

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LittleBigPlanet(TM) Recognized as a Game-Changer With Industry Awards and Nominations

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LittleBigPlanet(TM) Recognized as a Game-Changer With Industry Awards and Nominations:

“FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today celebrates the recent success of the PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) exclusive and community-based title, LittleBigPlanet(TM), which has been recognized with a slew of industry awards since its launch. Of particular note, LittleBigPlanet was awarded an impressive eight awards, including the prestigious Game of the Year title, at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences‘ (AIAS) 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards(R) (IAA) in Las Vegas, and was recognized by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) organization for the Best Artistic Achievement GAME award. In addition, the National Academy of Video Game Testers and Reviewers Corp.(TM) (NAVGTR) presented LittleBigPlanet with a leading six awards, including Game of the Year, as part of the 8th Annual NAViGaTR Awards.”

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New vid from Criterion for Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box!

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Legendary Cars – 88 Special, Manhattan Spirit, Carson GT Nighthawk, Cavalry Bootlegger – Burnout Paradise CRash TV 20

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All this and Paradise swag, too! From Criterion Games‘ YouTube channel.

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RawSugar Item: Sony releases PS3 firmware 1.3, ignores 1080i woes

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“Well, whaddaya know. Sony just rolled out a global update for the PS3 this morning, fixing some of the smaller gripes with the console, and completely ignoring the only one we care about.” /RJBailey

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From my RawSugar Directory

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“In response to some fairly bogus claims by an “analyst” last week, Sony has come out of the woodwork to state that yes, it is indeed planning to build a PlayStation 4, but not until at least 2010.” /RJBailey

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From Engadget: Hands-on with the PlayStation Network

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“It’s not really fair to judge the PS3’s online component before, like, the console is actually released and gamers start putting it through its paces, but it’s still interesting hear Eurogamer’s take on a pre-launch version of the…” /RJBailey

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