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Guinness World Records Recognizes PlayStation Accomplishments

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218w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has announced today that Guinness World Records has recognized PlayStation accomplishments!

For those unaware, Guinness Breweries started the [Register or Login to view links] to settle pub arguments over the biggest, fastest, and best milestones in the world.

To quote: Guinness World Records now not only publishes the book that you probably own, but also annually produces the [Register or Login to view links]; a records book devoted games and gaming-related achievements (high scores, etc).

That brings us to E3 2010, where the Guinness folks dropped by our booth to recognize a trio of PlayStation milestones.

Scott Rohde, Vice President of [Register or Login to view links], North America, accepted records for LittleBigPlanet with the Most User-generated Levels (2,463,073), UNCHARTED 2 as the Best Selling PS3 platform game and MAG for the Most Players in a Console FPS with 256.

Although we're the recipients of the plaques, none of these records could've been set without you, the PlayStation gamer. It's you who made the levels in LBP, you who bought UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves by the million, and you...
 

FIFA World Cup, BioShock 2 and Kekkaishi Hit PlayStation Home

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220w ago - Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has announced today that the 2010 FIFA World Cup, BioShock 2, Kekkaishi and more are hitting Sony's PlayStation Home this week.

To quote: This week marks a truly monumental point in the history of PlayStation Home, as one of the world's biggest sporting events receives a dedicated space.

PlayStation Home's FevaArena - a virtual stadium devoted to the [Register or Login to view links] - will serve as the rallying point for soccer (err... futbol!) fans that want to play exclusive games, collect rewards and limited items, and indulge in their affinity for the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world.

Start at the FevaShoot mini-game, where you can hone your penalty kick skills and earn points that can be cashed in for special rewards. Then head over to the FevaSimulation Center, and track the simulated progress of your favorite teams throughout the World Cup (and cash in some of those points for exclusive furniture and clothing rewards).

Afterwards, you and your friends can hop into the Photo Booth or shop for exclusive virtual items (such as your favorite team's jersey) from the FEVA Arena's unique Mall area - all from the comfort of your console.

The FevaArena's doors...
 

VidZone PlayStation 3 Update: World Cup Fever Hits VidZone

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221w ago - VidZone's Head of Production Ben Creasey has posted this week's PlayStation 3 update today, which showcases World Cup Fever in VidZone as follows:

Here at [Register or Login to view links] Towers we are as excited as the rest of the world about the upcoming World Cup... it excites us even more because it gives us the chance to feature all the amazing footy songs from over the years!

So... What we were thinking... was... that maybe you could send us the names of your favourite football anthems... Just to make sure we have all of them. That ok? Coooool.

My personal favourite football song lyric of all time, John Barnes... Anfield Rap... "I come from Jamaica, my name is John Barnes When I do my thing the crowd go bananas"... Genius.

We also have a very cool Dan Le Sac Celebrity Playlist - featuring videos from Fever Ray, Dead Prez and Bomb The Bass and a intro video from the guys which they filmed just for us... Which is nice.

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BUZZ! PS3 Scores New World Soccer Quiz DLC Today via PSN

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221w ago - Associate Producer Jenny Barbour has announced that BUZZ! PS3 scores some new World Soccer Quiz PlayStation 3 DLC via PSN today, as follows:

Next month, the [Register or Login to view links] kicks off in South Africa, and we've got you covered with the perfect way to get ready for the tournament and brush up on your soccer trivia: the BUZZ!: World Soccer Quiz question expansion pack, available for BUZZ!: Quiz World PS3 and BUZZ! Quiz TV today on PSN.

Delivering over 500 new questions, the BUZZ!: World Soccer Quiz downloadable quiz pack covers everything from the sport's most legendary players to their history-making games. Amp up for the world's biggest soccer event by challenging your friends to a trivia showdown featuring fun questions like these:

WHO FINISHED HIS CAREER WITH AN INFAMOUS HEADBUTT IN THE 2006 WORLD CUP FINAL?

• ZINEDINE ZIDANE
• RONALDO
• DIEGO MARADONA
• PAUL GASCOIGNE

WHICH ENGLISHMAN WAS FAMOUSLY SHOWN A RED CARD FOR KICKING OUT AT DIEGO SIMEONE AT FRANCE '98?

• DAVID BECKHAM
• TREVOR FRANCIS
• SOL CAMPBELL
• PAUL SCHOLES

WHAT TYPE OF ANIMAL IS ZAKUMI, THE OFFICIAL WORLD CUP MASCOT?

• GIRAFFE
 

THQ Announces World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars Hits PSN Today

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223w ago - The Sprint Cars franchise makes its PlayStation Network debut today as THQ has officially announced the arrival of World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars on PSN.

Press Release: AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - THQ Inc. today announced that World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars is now available on the PlayStation Network.

Players can take on fan favorites, such as Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser to compete in 12 tracks including The Dirt Track at Charlotte. World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars is rated 'E' for everyone and is available for download at the suggested price of $19.99.

In World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars, players start off their career as a World of Outlaws rookie who must compete in several high octane races to ultimately make their way to the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Throughout the game, players can take on fierce competitors like Donny Schatz, Steve Kinser, Jason Meyers and Joey Saldana, while also experiencing real time track deformation in some of the toughest tracks in the World of Outlaws series.

World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars was developed by Big Ant. For more information on the game and other THQ titles, please visit www.thq.com.
 
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