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Sony Announces 99-Cent Movie & TV Rentals at PlayStation Store

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170w ago - Today Sony has announced that they are bringing 99-cent movie and TV rentals to the PlayStation Store.

Below is the official Press Release, and to quote from JoyStiq on the news:

Sony has announced that the $0.99 movie and television rental program will become a permanent part of PlayStation Network. Every Tuesday, a selection of movie and TV rentals will see a week-long discount to $0.99 for SD versions and $1.99 for HD versions.

Press Release: PLAYSTATION NETWORK ANNOUNCES NEW 99 MOVIE RENTAL PROGRAM

99 Movies Also Available on a Variety of Sony Network Entertainment Devices

August 16, 2011 - Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) and Sony Network Entertainment (SNEI) today announced that its 99 movie rental program is coming back to the PlayStation Store in both the United States and Canada.

Beginning today, PlayStation Network users can rent a selection of movies and TV shows for 99 (SD) and $1.99 (HD) through the video section of the PlayStation Store.

The storefronts will refresh the content available with new titles every Tuesday, and the movies discounted the previous week will return to their original price.

Since its initial debut in July 2011, the 99 movie rental program has been one of the most...
 

Modern Warfare 2 Features Cameo from 50 Cent - And More!

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276w ago - Update: Robert Bowling from Infinity Ward confirmed that 50 Cent is "one of many squad voices" that will be featured in the multiplayer and Spec Ops modes in Modern Warfare 2.

Expect to hear Fifty saying things like "Reloading," "Watch your fire," "I'm down, get me up!" and "Tango Down!".

To quote: "He is one of quite a few casual cameos in the game, none of which I can name at this point," Bowling says. "Benji and Joel of Good Charlotte NOT being one of them. They're just good friends with Curtis and came along with him when he was here recently to check out his voice in the game."

Rapper 50 Cent will be strapping on the bulletproof vest once again in a video game–but not one of his own. Instead, he'll be making a cameo in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Fifty won't be continuing the search for his diamond encrusted skull, however. The rapper will simply lend his vocal talents to Modern Warfare 2 as "The Multi-Player Voice," according to official site [Register or Login to view links].

The rapper dropped the news following a visit to Infinity Ward, during which he played Modern Warfare 2 with Good Charlotte's Benji and Joel Madden. No official word yet on whether those two contribute...
 

Report: Desktop PC Game Sales Rise by 18 Per Cent

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286w ago - PC Gaming Alliance research indicates desktop game sales rose 18 percent worldwide last year; installed base stands at 228 million.

According to the PCGA's 2008 Horizon's Report, PC gaming software saw revenues reach $12.7 billion in 2008 which is a rise of $1.9 billion, or nearly 18 percent.

Overall, the study found that the PC software and hardware market stood at $68 billion in 2008, with the PCGA saying that number is expected to balloon to $143 billion by 2013.

More than 42 million PC desktops and 31 million notebooks capable of playing games were shipped during the year. This figure is expected to grow to 59 million and 118 million, in five years.

Gaming-capable PCs and notebooks were also estimated to be about 228 million during the year, and the PCGA estimated the 2013 installed base will grow to 600 million.
 

Video: 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Gameplay Available

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309w ago - Today some new gameplay footage from 50 Cent's upcoming title dubbed Blood on the Sand is available for those interested.

The video comes courtesy of TRUEGAMEHEADZ.

This is also a new video tag test, hope it works! :P

Video is below, via Viddler.

Enjoy!




 
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