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Sony: 15 PS3 exclusives in 7 months, 15 internal studios working on PS games

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348w ago - There will be 15 exclusive PlayStation 3 games between September 2007 and April 2008, according to SCEA's Peter Dille.

Sony's senior VP of marketing also said that Sony has "15 internal studios working on PlayStation titles, more than Microsoft and Nintendo combined." Today's Reuters story examines the decline in PlayStation brand exclusives and rise in multiplatform games.

Dille's simple answer for the decline is that third-party publishers need to recoup their investment. The real question that he doesn't answer is, which exclusives span the seven months he's talking about?

September through December exclusives include:
1. Heavenly Sword 9/12
2. Folklore 10/9
3. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction 10/23
4. Eye of Judgment 10/24
5. NBA 08 11/2
6. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 11/20
7. Time Crisis 4 11/20
8. Unreal Tournament III 12/10

Exclusives still to come during early 2008...
9. Haze
10. LittleBigPlanet
11. Killzone 2
12. SOCOM: Confrontation
13. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of Patriots
14. SingStar
15. MLB 08

Dille's definition of "exclusives" is...
 

Assassin's Creed PS3 patch complete

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348w ago - UbiRazz, a Ubisoft community manager has revealed that a patch for the PS3 version of Assassin's Creed is now complete and will be released on the Playstation Network over the next few days.

To quote: Following consumer feedback regarding some issues while playing Assassin's Creed for PlayStation 3, a corrective update has been developed and will be released worldwide on the PLAYSTATION® Network over the next few days.

You can proceed to installation simply by launching your Assassin's Creed game. Please note that release times of this update may vary depending on your location. Thank you again for your patience.
 

Video On Demand Comes To PS3 Early 2008

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348w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment plans to launch an on-demand high-definition video service in Japan for PlayStation 3 early next year, according to Japanese press reports.
Japanese PS3 owners with Internet access will be able to download content onto their PS3 hard drives. The first offerings will be motor-racing vids and a BBC car documentary that Sony hopes will interest owners of its "Gran Turismo 5 Prologue," which bows Dec. 13. Each download will cost about $1.85.

To kick off the service and promote the launch of "Gran Turismo 5 Prologue," Sony is offering free downloads of "The GT-R Legend Inside Story I," the first of a three-part docu about Nissan's GT-R racing car. Users can download the docu free through Dec. 6. The other two parts will go online after the game's launch.

Sony plans to add to its online service lineup with pics and other video content from SPE and other companies.
 

Want your Rock Band sexier? Order it with a girl.

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348w ago - For some reason, sex and Rock Band don't associate themselves in my mind, but I suppose even bananas and masking tape can look sexy if placed in the right situation. Enter this Ebay auction, in which you can win the new Rock Band bundle along with two Guitar Hero 3 Gibson SG guitars ... and Chloe.

What will Chloe do for you? Well, she will apparently open the gifts for you (which makes no sense to me -- it's my damn gift and I wanna open it), and possibly slither all over them once opened. Then she'll take pictures with you before she leaves, leaving you with a tent in your pants, and a brand new copy of Rock Band.

Now, I was thinking about this last night driving home: If I were a guy and I had the choice between going to a strip club and blowing a bunch of money to not touch a semi-naked girl, or stay home and watch porn for free, well, I'd take the latter every time. Maybe for some, suggestion is just more fun. The girl posted her MySpace link, so I went to investigate. Occupation? "Dancers, models, Suicide Girls and Adult entertainers." Shocking!
 

Ghostbusters game plays out third movie

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348w ago - British magazine reveals details about the game based on the hit '80s movies--just don't cross the streams...

If bustin' makes you feel good, then it looks as if there's a treat in store for gamers in the recently announced game being developed by Red Fly Studios for the Wii, reports UK Nintendo magazine NGamer.

The mag has the first firm details of the title, and says that the game will be set in 1991, two years after the events of the film Ghostbusters 2.

The game will have 10 or so single-player levels, including the streets of New York during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, a library basement, a graveyard, and "Lost Island," along with four-player co-op and competitive modes, and a series of minigames.

Multiplayer modes include two-versus-two battle mode, where the team that catches the most ghosts wins, or another where you just damage as much furniture as possible. There is also domination mode, where players have to control a series of artefacts. Minigames will include Shuffleboard, Ghost Trap, and Proton Packs.

The famous, fluffy Marshmallow Man also puts in an appearance, along with the Ectomobile, and the creepy woman in the library from the first film.

Ghostbusters is currently expected to zap in for a Christmas 2008 release, and will...
 
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