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GT Academy 2010 PS3 Time Trial - Closing Stages

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253w ago - European Brand Manager Penrose Tackie has started winding down the GT Academy 2010 PS3 Time Trial today with a peek at the closing stages.

To quote: We are now edging ever nearer to the closing stages of the Time Trial element of this year's GT Academy.

With well over a million downloads of the GT Time Trial Challenge, its been clear that GT fans and newbies alike have heeded the call of what has proven to be a demanding test of driving skill and nerve.

Racing into this final week, a look at country rankings based on best individual times, offers a fascinating if highly non-scientific gauge as to which countries are currently earning bragging rights on the Time Trial.  The order of merit is as follows;

1st. GERMANY
2nd. FRANCE
3rd. AUSTRALIA
4th. SPAIN
5th. FINLAND
6th. ITALY
7th. PORTUGAL
8th. UK
9th. SWITZERLAND
10th. NETHERLANDS

So, what happens at the end of the Time Trial? Read on to get the lowdown....

The Time Trial Challenge will officially end on Sunday January 24th at 23.59 GMT.

From 06.00AM GMT Monday 25th January, you should check [Register or Login to view links] and if you are in the top 30 within one of the participating countries you will...
 

Sony's PlayStation 3 is Closing in on Selling 23 Million Units

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289w ago - Sony's 2008 results, in the fiscal-year ending March 31st 2009, show that the company sold 10.06 million PlayStation 3's for the year, up 10 per cent from a year earlier.

When adding fiscal-2007's numbers (9.12 million) and fiscal-2006 launch sales (3.61 million), the PlayStation 3 is closing in on 23 million units sold (shipped) worldwide, which it is expected to surpass when April 2009 sales are included.

The company predicts that the console will sell 13 million units during this fiscal-year. This increase is either extremely optimistic, or presumes a price cut, new model, or killer software.

The PSP also saw increased sales at 14.11 million, up from 2007's 13.81 million. PlayStation 2 hardware and software sales were down significantly and the company expects to sell 3 million less in 2009 than in 2008.

Sony's 2008 fiscal results reveal an annual loss of 98.9 billion yen (£685.20 million/$1.04 billion), with losses continuing in the gaming division but tapered by the PlayStation 3's success.
 

Circuit City Officially Closing 155 Store Locations

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316w ago - The Consumerist reported over the weekend that electronics retailer Circuit City was closing 155 stores in an effort to cut costs.

Today, the company made it official via the Press Release linked above. Liquidation sales at the affected locations will begin on November 5. Below is the complete list.

Store Location Closings:

Store # / Store Name / Street Address / City / State / ZIP

3280 ANNISTON 704 SOUTH QUINTARD AVE ANNISTON AL 36201
829 TRUSSVILLE 3555 ROOSEVELT BLVD TRUSSVILLE AL 35235
3240 FAYETTEVILLE 744 EAST JOYCE BLVD FAYETTEVILLE AR 72703
441 AVONDALE 10140 W MCDOWELL RD AVONDALE AZ 85392
3330 CHANDLER 3456 WEST CHANDLER BLVD CHANDLER AZ 85226
3580 GILBERT 2817 S MARKET ST GILBERT AZ 85295
3760 GOODYEAR 15433 WEST MCDOWELL RD GOODYEAR AZ 85338
436 MESA 1530 WEST SOUTHERN AVE MESA AZ 85202
3337 SUPERSTITION SPRINGS 1515 S POWER RD MESA AZ 85206
3362 ARROWHEAD 7645 WEST BELL RD PEORIA AZ 85382
435 PHOENIX METRO 9801 N METRO PKWY E PHOENIX AZ 85051
3341 NORTH SCOTTSDALE 7000 EAST MAYO BLVD PHOENIX AZ 85054
3426 CAMELBACK 1670 EAST CAMELBACK RD PHOENIX AZ 85016
 

Videos: NVISION Closing - Going Out with a Bust

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325w ago - Capping off three days of gaming, competing, creating and record breaking was the final keynote address given by NVIDIA Senior VP of Marketing, Daniel Vivoli. It was the culmination of all of the major events of the convention-results for the Guinness World Record, ESWC, the Demoscene and NVScene challenges-as well as the winners of best visual application and emerging companies. But what really stole the show: the Mythbusters blowout demo.

Congratulating the daunting task of completing a new Guinness World Record was the first highlight of the show. A total of 203 gamers played for 36-hours straight against each other-no small feat indeed. For their efforts, those that completed were awarded with customized plaques commemorating their achievement, gift certificates, a refund on their registration fee and sweet, custom NVIDIA-themed shoes by Nike.









An NVISION recap video was then shown, with highlights from the past three days at the convention (with a brief appearance by yours truly in the Sketch Contest-more on that later). This was followed by a presentation of awards for company presentations at NVISION. The best visual computing award went to Total Immersion for an interactive video solution that combines...
 

Sony closing servers for some PS2 and PSP games

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347w ago - Sony has announced today that as from June 30th, 2008 a variety of PS2 and PSP games will no longer be online compliant.

Here is the list in full:

PlayStation 2:

Amplitude
Destruction Derby Arenas
Everybody's Golf
EyeToy Chat
F1 '04
Jak X
Lemmings PS2
My Street
Syphon Filter Omega Strain
This is Football 2004
This is Football 2005
Twisted Metal: Black Online

PSP:

Lemmings
World Tour Soccer 2

After this date, you will still be able to play them offline, with the exception of EyeToy Chat and Twisted Metal: Black Online, which do not have offline modes.
 
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