185w ago - Just under two weeks ago Sony incorporated Facebook integration into the PS3 XMB through the PS3 Firmware 3.10 update.
Today, NewMediaAge (linked above) is reporting that Sony PlayStation and Facebook are launching a year-long global interactive tournament in December following its recent partnership with social network Facebook.
Details are sparse at the moment, however, we do know that the tournament will be referred to simply as 'The Game' and will highlight the social networking elements of the PS3 system.
To quote: "Sony PlayStation is launching a year-long global interactive tournament, dubbed The Game, following its recent partnership with social network Facebook.
The Game, slated for an early December release and hosted via the online PlayStation Network, is the first tie-up between the two companies after they struck a partnership deal earlier this month."
204w ago - Sony's PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Jared Rea has shared a glimpse of EVO 2009, along with a video of Daigo defeating Justin Wong in Street Fighter IV.
To quote: EVO is the world's largest and longest-running fighting game tournament, and this year it was bigger than ever.
Largely thanks to the incredible success of Street Fighter IV, EVO's overall attendance positively exploded compared to recent years, with over 1,000 die-hard players entering for it alone.
With thousands in attendance, six games are simply not enough and as the fighting-game mecca of the world, there is a ton to experience every year.
Capcom set up shop and showed off the latest builds of Marvel vs Capcom 2 for PlayStation Network, as well as Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Codes for the PSP. Likewise, Namco was on-hand running a side-tournament for the extremely impressive looking Tekken 6 for PLAYSTATION 3, which has to be seen to be believed (seriously, screenshots do not do this baby justice).
Not to be outdone was Aksys who brought their increasingly popular 2D fighter BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, which found its way onto the main stage as well. These titles...
206w ago - Today our affiliates over at PlayStation3.net let us know about three recently launched sites that are geared towards online PS3 Game Battles, Ladders and a Tournament Portal for PS3 Clans.
The first is PS3 Multiplayer, which focuses on Singles and Doubles play. There is a good mix between Fun events and Pay-to-Play events with a large forum community. The Free Entry events also offer prizes such as coupons for the Pay-to-Play events.
Next up is PS3 Leaderboard, which offers fun PS3 Ladders and Tournaments for all the major Playstation 3 games such as Call of Duty, GTA 4 and FIFA 09. Clans and Singles compete for prizes such as Free Entry into PS3 Multiplayer's PTP gaming events.
Finally, Elite Ladders is the Web's leading online battle script allows clans, gaming fans and webmasters to offer their members ladders and tournament gaming for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC. Watch your community grow as they keep coming back for more!