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Sony Trademarks PlayStation Move in Europe, Possible Arc Name?

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246w ago - Update: Sony has finally confirmed at the GDC conference that their PS3 Motion Controller wand-shaped device is called PlayStation Move (official specs below, courtesy of [Register or Login to view links]) and is slated for a Fall 2010 release.

Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, has stated that at Sony alone there are twenty games in development for the PlayStation Move platform.

Plans for a $100 PlayStation Eye and Move bundle package were announced, however, no word on the cost of the peripheral by itself.

Today JoyStiq (linked above) reports that Sony has [Register or Login to view links] 'PlayStation Move' in Europe, which some are speculating may be another name for the PS3 Motion Controller recently dubbed Arc.

To quote: "Yesterday, Sony filed a European trademark, for use with a control device, for 'PlayStation Move.'

It sounds fitting for a motion controller! (It's application number 008936544 in the European trademark database,...
 

Sony Confirms PlayStation Home 1.35 is Launching Tomorrow

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246w ago - Today Sony's PlayStation Home Director Jack Buser has confirmed that PlayStation Home version 1.35 is launching tomorrow, as first hinted a few weeks ago.

To quote: Tomorrow we will be launching PlayStation Home 1.35, a new client update that will include some very significant enhancements that will make your PlayStation Home experience even better.

This update will bring several of the changes that you, the PlayStation Home community, have said are most important to you. Most notably, this update features faster load times, giving you quicker access to PlayStation Home and all the great content within.

The new 1.35 update also enhances the login process. Now, once you have launched into PlayStation Home from the XMB, you will be transported directly to a new intuitive navigator, without the need to click through message screens.

Like much of PlayStation Home, the design of this new navigator is directly based on community feedback on how to improve access to the content used most in PlayStation Home. This streamlined interface features categories to help you quickly move through PlayStation Home and locate friends in just a few clicks.

Categories will include:
 

Final Fantasy XIII for PS3 Comes to Sony's PlayStation Home

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246w ago - Square Enix European Brand Manager Antonio Marfuggi revealed today that Final Fantasy XIII for PS3 is coming to Sony's PlayStation Home.

To quote: It's a big day for us at Square Enix as [Register or Login to view links] is in the shops at last, and I'm sure some of you are already busy following the adventures of Lightning and company.

To celebrate the game's release on PS3, we created a set of very special items for PlayStation Home, inspired by the game's locations and characters.

The items will be available for you from Thursday 11th March, and mark the beginning of SQUARE ENIX's presence in Home.

Here's a full list of items:

Personal space:

•Eden - Primarch's Vigilarium

Furniture:

• Vigilarium One-seater Sofa
• Vigilarium Table
• Vigilarium Sideboard A
• Vigilarium Sideboard B
• Vigilarium Planter Set
• Vigilarium Taxidermic Specimen
• Vigilarium Desk
• Vigilarium Chair
• Cactuar Figure
• Flowering Cactuar Figure
• Tonberry Figure
• Carbuncle Plushie

Check out the Home stores on Thursday, and keep an eye on these pages for more FINAL FANTASY XIII on...
 

PSP Phone Coming, Sony Labels PlayStation Device as Speculation

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247w ago - A PSP Phone has been rumored for quite some time now to compete with Apple, and now the [Register or Login to view links] is reporting that a portable PlayStation device which shares characteristics of netbooks, electronic-book readers and handheld-game machines is indeed coming from Sony.

The device is designed to compete against multifunction products such as Apple's iPad tablet and the smartphone from Sony will allegedly be able to access downloadable games, movies and music, just like the iPhone.

As expected, Sony has [Register or Login to view links] the news as 'speculation' only, and noted that it is not their policy to discuss potential products prior to an official announcement.

To quote: "As already announced, Sony (including SCE) and Sony Ericsson have been strengthening their collaboration in the networked mobile space.

However, it is not our strategy to discuss future products or business plan before we make a formal announcement. Any media report that suggests details of the product or business is based on speculation."
 

Video: Coming to Sony PlayStation Network: Joe Danger for PS3

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247w ago - Today Managing Director Sean Murray of Hello Games has shared a video reveal today that Joe Danger for PS3 is coming to the Sony PlayStation Network.

To quote: My name is Sean Murray. My three friends and I are making a game for PlayStation 3 called [Register or Login to view links]!

We're a tiny indie outfit based in Guildford, UK (across the street from our friends at Media Molecule), and we've been having the most insanely awesome 2010 so far.

To start, we revealed Joe Danger, then had lots of important people say really nice things about us. We've been nominated for two [Register or Login to view links]awards, a [Register or Login to view links] Vision award and now we get to announce that we're coming to PlayStation 3. It feels good to finally tell someone. Whoop, whoop!

Joe Danger is the star of our game. He's a down and out daredevil, this hapless little dude who's known as, "The World's Most Determined Stuntman." You need to take Joe on the ride of his life and go from zero to hero, across over 50 eye-poppingly gorgeous and eye-wateringly dangerous levels.

It's what we like to call a "Stunt-'Em-Up," and your job is to combo, boost and pull ludicrous tricks to...
 
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