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Comedy on Demand: Laugh Factory on PlayStation 3 is Updated

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62w ago - New Media President Lance Koenders announced today that Laugh Factory on PlayStation 3 is now updated for fans with details below.

To quote: How much do you think your health is worth? How much do you think having a smile on your face every day is worth? When the stresses of life - work, school, traffic, kids - get too much for you, the best escape, the best medicine, is laughter.

The Laugh Factory has been providing the biggest and best laughs for over 34 years. Owner and Founder Jamie Masada, has referred to comedians for years as "Doctors of the Soul" and his new partnership with PlayStation 3 is offering laughs to PlayStation 3 subscribers for only 10 cents a day.

For less than $3 a month, the best comedians in the world will help you forget your problems or, at the very least, help you laugh at their problems!

"It is our mission to bring smiles to the faces of as many people in the world as possible and the monthly fee barely cover our costs," says Masada, "but it is cheaper than any pharmaceutical solution, I'll tell you that. Perhaps this offer will put Big Pharma out of business."

In addition to the established comics, new comedians will be added daily offering thousands of hours of laughs and smiles to help provide you with...
 

Blinkbox Video-On-Demand Service is Now Optimized for the PS3

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218w ago - Video-on-demand service Blinkbox was recently made available to stream movies on PlayStation 3 consoles, and now it has been optimized for the PS3's browser and gamepad.

Blinkbox offers a wide range of TV shows and movies that users can rent or buy, as well as a number of free videos also available to stream.

CEO of Blinkbox Michael Comish states: "The PS3 is the first of a number of devices to which we will be bringing Blinkbox, enabling customers to use our service on their TVs for instant streaming of new blockbuster movies - available on the same day as their release on DVD - as well as a growing library of free ad-supported titles."

According to CriticalGamer.co.uk (linked above), Blinkbox is now easier to navigate through the menus via PS3 and an overall smoother experience to use.

To quote: "On demand movie and TV streaming service, Blinkbox, has now been optimised for the PS3, meaning console owners have an alternative place to watch things through their console that will adjust to their screen accordingly.

The service has been optimised for the PS3's browser and gamepad so it should be a smooth experience to use and easy enough to navigate."
 

Games on Demand is Coming to Windows Live Tomorrow

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241w ago - Tomorrow Games for Windows Live will be getting Games on Demand, allowing gamers to access and download their Live favorites.

Games on Demand for Windows lets you purchase and download titles from the Games for Windows Live library from your computer, and allows you to reinstall your games whenever you want, wherever you want.

To quote: The titles that will be available on launch tomorrow include Resident Evil 5, Red Faction: Guerrilla, and Battlestations: Pacific, World of Goo, and Osmos. Purchases can be made using a credit card or Microsoft Points.

"With Games on Demand, we didn't just want to create a cut-and-paste version of existing digital distribution services," said Mike Ybarra, general manager of Live Engagement Services.

"We challenged ourselves to deliver an integrated platform that takes full advantage of the unique capabilities offered by the Live service. Our goal has always been to create a seamless online gaming experience for the Windows community, and Games on Demand is a great step toward that end."
 

Microsoft Responds to Inconsistent 'Games on Demand' Pricing

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259w ago - Microsoft's Games on Demand pricing isn't consistent across the globe. What costs $20 in one place costs $40 (or sometimes more) in another.

Kotaku asked Microsoft, why the discrepancy?

Their response is below, to quote:

"Microsoft HQ said the pricing decisions outside the US were the responsibility of that particular territory. So, for example, if Mass Effect is priced at 6000 Microsoft Points in Australia (as opposed to only 1600 MSP in the US), then that's Xbox Australia's decision."

When Xbox Australia was asked, they added the following:

"No one retailer has the lowest pricing for every product, and our program is about giving people 24 x 7 convenience and selection when shopping for Xbox 360 games.

We're incredibly excited about what Games on Demand means for digital distribution, and will continue to evaluate and evolve the service to meet market and consumer demands."

Anyone think paying double the asking price for a game is worth the convenience?!
 

OnLive On Demand Video Game Platform Slated for Winter 2009

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279w ago - Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, look out... a start-up called [Register or Login to view links] announced a brand-new game distribution system Monday night that, if it works as planned, could change the games game forever.

OnLive, which was started by WebTV founder Steve Perlman and former Eidos CEO Mike McGarvey, is aiming to launch a system--seven years in the works--that will digitally distribute first-run, AAA games from publishers like Electronic Arts, Take-Two, Ubisoft, Atari, and others, all at the same time as those titles are released into retail channels.

The system is designed to allow players to stream on-demand games at the highest quality onto any Intel-based Mac or PC running XP or Vista, regardless of how powerful the computer.

Press Release: OnLive Revolutionizes Video Games: State-of-the-Art Games Play Over the Internet without High-End Hardware

OnLive™ Game Service Delivers the Hottest Titles from Top-Tier Publishers
Game Developers Conference

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of the on demand era of video games, will emerge tonight from seven years of stealth development within the Rearden incubator to unveil The OnLive Game Service and OnLive MicroConsole™ at the 2009 Game Developers Conference....
 
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