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German Customs Seize PS3 Break Shipments from Hong Kong

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205w ago - As Heise Newsticker reports, German customs has seized shipments of PS3 Break USB sticks yesterday that where on their way from Hong Kong to Germany.

Instead of receiving the PS3 Break, customers received a letter from Sony to either sign a contract to agree the destruction of the shipment and not to import or use any PlayStation 3 JailBreak devices or risk to get sued.

To quote, roughly translated: "The copy protection system of the Sony game console Playstation 3 (PS3) in older firmware versions has been undermined, offer various online stores to specific USB flash drives to copy-protected games to the hard disk and copy the console which can start with.

But German PS3 owners who had such a Stick orders received from abroad in recent days received a letter from Sony's lawyers: A call for caution, including a cease and desist letter.

The customs had become aware of shipments of USB adapters from Hong Kong, after their opening drives with the right-unique name "PS3 Break" came to light.

The customs holds it back, first, because in Germany to the importation of devices which are suitable for one, have copy protection, is allowed to bypass other things.

Sony's lawyers are now demanding from the order that they agree to a destruction of the sticks and...
 

PS3Stinger Clone Pics, Russia and Hong Kong Ban PSJailBreak

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209w ago - While new pictures and stock of the PS3Stinger PS JailBreak clone are surfacing, Russia and Hong Kong have been added to the list of territories where PSJailBreak sales and distribution is being banned.

This news comes following Sony's victory in Australian courts and further legal action in both the United States and Sweden.

As seen in the YouTube video below courtesy of oldcake2828, Sony is examining packages at customs and seizing PSJailBreak and all clones of the PS3 modchip in Hong Kong.





In Russia, PSJailbreak has also been deemed illegal recently, to quote from MadFanboy.com (linked above): "Please note that any method of distributing counterfeit games for the PS3 is illegal.

As is illegal to manufacture, sale and...
 

Hong Kong International Airport Gets PlayStation 3 Game Kiosks

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242w ago - According to MoodieReport.com (linked above), the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) now offers PlayStation 3 game kiosks to visitors providing free public PS3 access to all.

This means of course that while waiting for flights, passengers will be able to entertain themselves on any one of the 14 PS3 consoles available!

To quote: "Implemented in partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong, the developer of PlayStation 3, the PS3 Game Poles comprise a total of 14 units of PlayStation 3.

Stationed at various spots, including areas near the boarding gates at Terminal 1 and the Coach Station at Terminal 2, these PS3 Game Poles allow travellers to enjoy themselves while waiting for flights."
 

IPTV Service to be Available Soon on Sony's PS3 in Hong Kong

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247w ago - Today Sony PlayStation Asia made available a Press Release announcing that the IPTV Service (via PCCW TV) will be available soon on the PS3 in Hong Kong.

Press Release: New Way of Watching TV Program IPTV available soon on PlayStation 3 in Hong Kong Offering Exciting TV Programs to Enhance PlayStation® Experience

Hong Kong, December 24, 2009 - Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited (SCEH) today announced at the "Asia Game Show x Online Game Show 2009" (AGS x OGS 2009) that SCEH and PCCW are collaborating to offer a new way of IPTV viewing. By simply installing a now TV decoder, PlayStation®3 (PS3™) users will then be able to watch TV programs of now TV, making now TV available on PS3™ *1.

By the innovative technology, a brand new IPTV viewing experience will become available to the PS3™ users in Hong Kong at first quarter of 2010 (calendar year). Registered Hong Kong PlayStation®Network users will be able to enjoy now TV services without the need to install a now TV set-top box but just one PS3™ system.

The new offering enables PS3™ users to benefit from PCCW's sophisticated network and capability to enjoy a new way of TV viewing experience, and bringing extra convenience to the PlayStation®Network users.

This service is substantialized...
 

Microsoft is Giving Away Gold XBox 360 Consoles in Hong Kong

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296w ago - Microsoft is giving away Gold XBox 360 consoles to residents of Hong Kong. To be in with a chance of winning, they have to buy a new XBox 360 between now and February 15th.

After purchasing the system, gamers are expected to write a [Register or Login to view links] essay and explain why they love the XBox 360.

To quote: Gold, but not solid gold Xbox 360s. These consoles still play Resident Evil 5, but you can't buy one on eBay yet. Microsoft is giving these away as prizes for a Lunar New Year promotion.

To get a chance at winning one you have to buy a brand new Xbox 360 with a 60GB hard drive or an Xbox 360 Elite between January 15 to February 15 . Sorry, Xbox 360 Arcade purchasers Microsoft only wants big spenders in this contest.

After that you need to write an essay and explain why you love your Xbox. Oh, and this is the most important part, you have to live in Hong Kong. It's the only region I've seen Microsoft offer this contest in, which means whoever wins a gold Xbox 360 will have a real collector's item in their hands.
 
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