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Sony unveils PlayStation 3 in India

375w ago - MUMBAI: Sony Computer Entertainment India (SCEI) has unveiled the new 40 GB PlayStation3 and the slim and light PSP with video out facility for the first time in India.

The company also rolled out an assortment of games, including the PSP Spiderman speciality pack, PSP Simpsons speciality pack and three new games for PS3 at the launch of two-day Playstation Expo here on Saturday.

Three more new games for PSP are on the anvil, SCEI Country Manager Atindriya Bose said here.

"Gaming is becoming increasingly accepted form of entertainment amongst Indian consumers and society. We perceive this as an ideal time to expose Indian youth to the complete spread of entertainment that is possible with PlayStation", he said.

The Playstation has 60 per cent market share in virtual gaming industry in India, according to Milestone Interactive Software chairman, Jayant Sharma.

Resistance 2 in 2008, Syphon Filter PS3 in 2009 According to PSM3

375w ago - There have been smidgens of review scores from PSM3's Christmas Edition, but not so much has been seen of the news section in the magazine. And oh, there are a bunch of treats held within its pages. There is news on Resistance 2, and next-gen outings of Hitman, Prince of Persia, and Syphon Filter. Carry on reading over at Ripten.com

For those of you that missed PSM3's review scores, this is for your benefit:

Assassins Creed - 81
Call of Duty 4 - 94
Need for Speed ProStreet - 79
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga - 80
Beowulf - 41
The Simpsons Game - 70
Kane and Lynch: Dead Men - 58
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - 90

Crash of the Titans - 62
Thirllville: Off the Rails - 69
Jackass: The Game - 60
Singstar R&B - 70
The Sims: Castaway - 55
High School Musical: Sing it! - 32

Silent Hill Origins - 82
SOCOM Tactical Strike - 78

A lower than expected review score for Assassin's Creed, but make sure you come back here for our thoughts on that game next week. Now we've got that out of the way we can move onto the good stuff. Within the pages of this Christmas Edition lies nuggets of insider news. From Warhawk downloadable content, to EA working on a snowboarding...

Failures of 2008: Devil May Cry 4, Splinter Cell Conviction and Haze?

375w ago - The class of 2007 learnt a pretty good lesson, too much hype results in a fundamentally flawed game. Rarely has there been a case that a game that has been running on a million shots of morphine, been able to cross the line of both critical acclaim and sales, with the year ending the buzz has already started on the lineup of 2008.

The original Devil May Cry sold millions to the PS2, after DMC's initial screening at E3, MGS 2 was not the only game people wanted to play. Dante was pegged to be the next big avatar next to Snake and Max Payne. The game was launched and proved to be a big hit. Next year the developers decided to make another game starring Dante but this game hardly proved to be different from its predecessor and bombed. The team came back one last time on the PS2 to revamp Dante in DMC 3 and proved that with necessary and radically cool changes in gameplay, the audience would still yearn for Dante.

Production for DMC 4 started off with a bang and then Capcom decided to give gamers a bigger bang by announcing the title for the "Dead (Now) Rising" Xbox 360. The game's officially in production since the announcement of the PS3 and by the looks of it the game might just go down the alley as 2008's biggest disappointment.

Looking at a whole lotta stuff from the game it seems,...

Assassin's Creed PS3 patch being actively worked on

375w ago - The UK Community Manager known as UbiRazz at Ubisoft has confirmed that the team are actively working on a game update to resolve the freeze issues that PS3 owners are experiencing with Assassin's Creed. The upcoming update will bolster the stability of the game and will be released ASAP.

To quote: Following our recent statement regarding the freeze issues that some consumers are facing with Assassin's Creed on PlayStation 3, we can confirm that we are actively working on a game update. This update will help improve the stability of the game and will be released as soon as possible. In the meantime thank you for your ongoing feedback and patience.

Pictures where the PS3 consoles get manufactured?

375w ago - The following images are supposedly from a factory in China where some of the PS3 units are made. The pictures come courtesy of a BBS in China and their validity can not be confirmed.

To quote: The picture on the right shows the sleek and shiny PlayStation 3 by Sony. The picture on the left allegedly shows one of the Chinese factories where the PS3 is made. The pictures are from a BBS in China (see more here).

I have no idea on their veracity, but as my two students Sin Sai Kit and Go Yu Hang said in last night's tutorial presentation, it's another example of stakeholders presenting an alternative view and talking back to companies. The factory is not exactly what one might expect to be the production site for PlayStation.

More pictures at the site linked above!
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