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Electronic Arts Announces Medal of Honor for PS3 Gets Hot Zone

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217w ago - Electronic Arts Community Coordinator Eduardo Vasconcellos has announced today that Medal of Honor for PS3 is getting what's being dubbed Hot Zone.

To quote: It's been a few weeks since Medal of Honor launched, and thanks to our fantastic PlayStation fans, things have been a great success.

Now that you've had time to get used to the game's multiplayer offering on the PlayStation Network, I think it's time we let you in on a little secret: there's more. While you may already know that Clean Sweep is coming on November 2 (free for everyone who activated their Medal of Honor Online Pass), what we didn't tell you is that a whole new mode dubbed Hot Zone is coming to the PSN on the same day.

Coming to the PlayStation Network for $9.99, Hot Zone is a king of the hill-type mode where two teams tussle over a single objective within a map. As long as you hold the Hot Zone, you gain points which go to your final score.

Unlike other game modes, maintaining control on the Hot Zone is the only way to earn points, so while laying down suppressing fire and taking out enemies coming your way is certainly a good thing, these kills won't earn you any extra points.

The pacing and overall feel of the new mode is different as all players will be surrounding a single...
 

The Shoot Targets PlayStation Move Today, PSN Demo Incoming

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219w ago - SCEA's Product Marketing Manager Jefferson Dong has posted that the new Playstation Move shooter dubbed The Shoot along with the Shooting Attachment are now available on shelves across North America with a PSN demo incoming as well.

To quote: Today is an exciting day for arcade shooter fans, because PlayStation Move's new shooter, The Shoot, is now on store shelves across North America!

Also available today is the PlayStation Move Shooting Attachment ($19.99) which lets you hold the motion controller like a pistol for a more immersive experience when playing games like The Shoot.

To get you amped up for the games release, we're posting a demo of The Shoot later today on PSN. Check out the fast-paced shooting action today by sampling the Outlawed level before you buy the game.

For those of you who aren't up to speed, The Shoot is a new game for PlayStation Move that lets you become the ultimate action movie hero. In order to earn that title, you'll have to impress the director who's cast you in his latest blockbuster.

Hit the studio lot and get ready to blast through elaborate sets featuring massively destructible environments. On location at the Haunted House Party, Outlawed, Robot Rebellion, Deep Perils and The Mob sets, you'll be able to shoot...
 

Sony Targets PS JailBreak, PSFreedom and PSGroove PS3 Hacks

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222w ago - Today garyopa at PSX-Scene.com (linked above) reports that Sony appears to be targeting the PS JailBreak, PSFreedom and PSGroove related PS3 hacks and has shared numerous court documents for those interested.

From one of the documents, to quote: "Similarly targeted document subpoenas or deposition notices to any other third party who SCEA learns may be involved in the distribution or sale of the PS Jailbreak software, known as, for example, PSGroove, OpenPSJailbreak, and PSFreedom, or who may have knowledge of the distribution or sale of this illicit software."

PS3 hacker Mathieulh is also mentioned in one of the documents as recently [Register or Login to view links] to be one of 20 individuals behind PSGroove, to quote: "Mathieu Hervais told BBC News he was one of about 20 hackers involved in PSGroove's development."

Just under a month ago Sony was granted an injunction by Australian Courts on the sale of PSJailBreak PS3 modchips, followed by blocking PS JailBreak and PS3 proxy...
 

Sony Begins Offering PlayStation Plus Retail Cards at Target

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222w ago - While PSN cards have been available at retailers for some time now, JoyStiq.com (linked above) reports today that it appears Sony is now offering PlayStation Plus cards at Target as well.

To quote: "You'll soon have an easy way to give the gift of Hulu Plus eligibility and discounts on random PSN games.

Tipster BlindNoir photographed a PlayStation Plus access card found at a Target store, redeemable for one year of membership to the premium service.

Plans for these cards were first (casually) revealed by Sony's Susan Panico in June.

Of course, you could just buy a PSN retail card and use that to pay for a Plus membership (or anything else), but this move gives the fledgling PlayStation Plus more visibility during the holiday shopping season."
 

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for PS3: Getting to Know Gabriel

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222w ago - Producer Dave Cox has made available some new details on getting to know Gabriel Belmont for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on Sony's PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: When designing [Register or Login to view links], I often looked back at the [Register or Login to view links] for inspiration.

I would remember the feelings I had as I traversed the dark, gloomy landscape and recall the wonderful music that would create an atmosphere quite unlike any other game of the time.

For me, Castlevania was always about lone warrior battling supernatural creatures with a whip. This was the core idea that when you strip away all the layers, is what remains true for the series even now. Of course, back then, games were far simpler and story lines, characters, and the rest were often secondary to the all-important gameplay.

Over the years, games have become more sophisticated and players have wanted deeper experiences and more far-reaching gameplay mechanics. Expectations for memorable characters and realistic environments often mean it's much more difficult to find the core of a game and truly understand where something is coming from.

We decided early on...
 
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