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GGL Global Gaming Launches Road to Retribution PSP Tournament

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283w ago - Today Public Relations Specialist Brian Keltner has announced news that GGL Global Gaming has launched a Road to Retribution PSP Tournament. To quote:

Resistance: Retribution has only been available for mere hours, but we hope you've been practicing! Starting today, there's more than James Grayson's life on the line - try $25,000 in Sony prizes.

[Register or Login to view links] and SCEA have teamed up to offer fans the [Register or Login to view links], where Resistance Retribution players go head-to-head on the new PSP-exclusive third person shooter.

Registration for the 2v2 and 4v4 ladders kicks off today, and runs through May 10, 2009. The top players from the ladders will move up to compete in the bracket playoffs from May 13, 2009 to May 31, 2009 and battle it out for SonyStyle gear from PlayStation, PSP system prize packs, and Resistance: Retribution inspired leather bomber jackets.

To join the open ladder, participants can head over the the [Register or Login to view links] to complete the online registration form. All players must be legal residents of the U.S. or Canada and at least 13...
 

Nintendo DSi Launches on April 5, 2009 in the United States

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287w ago - Nintendo has confirmed that the new DSi will launch in North America on April 5th, 2009. The price of the system will be $169.99, and it will be available in blue and black colors at launch.

Press Release: Nintendo DSi Launches April 5 in the United States

New Portable System Offers Customized Gaming Experiences

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo pioneered hand-held entertainment in the '80s and made it fully mobile with the Game Boy™ video game system.

Now, Nintendo is transforming the way people access, experience, create and share content with the new Nintendo DSi™ system, the third iteration of the world's best-selling portable video game system. Nintendo DSi launches in the United States on April 5, 2009, at an MSRP of $169.99. The colors available at launch will be Blue and Black.

"Ever since the arrival of the first Game Boy, consumers worldwide have turned to Nintendo for their portable gaming," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Nintendo DSi builds on Nintendo's commitment to bringing fun and creative entertainment to everyone, and will allow consumers to personalize and share their very own experiences."

Some features that will be built into the system and...
 

Microsoft Launches 'Free Your Avatar' for XBox Live Members

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288w ago - Recently Microsoft launched a new way for XBox Live members to interact with their newly minted avatars.

The new initiative is called "Free Your Avatar" and with this new idea, comes a [Register or Login to view links] where you can take your avatar out of the Xbox Live arena, and put him into desktop wallpaper, screensavers, etc.

Once exported, users can then customize their image, uploading and adding props and backgrounds to liven things up. You will even be able to create festive cards that you can send to friends and relatives.

All clothing choices are free, and will remain available. It is easy to tell what is new when you are in the avatar editor, just look for the gold star. Any item of clothing with a gold star is new since the last time you signed in to the avatar editor.

Finally, Microsoft states the application will provide options for every special occasion, from XBL member's birthdays to holidays.
 

Sony Launches World's Thinnest TV, Slimmer Than Slice of Toast

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290w ago - The £3,000 TV, the latest in the Japanese firm's Bravia range, is just 9.9mm thick. That is 60 TIMES slimmer than a typical set from the 1950s.

It is so thin because tiny LED lights usually illuminating the flat screen from behind have been placed round the sides.

Spokesman Christian Brown said: "Sony is continuously striving to lead the way with advanced innovations in TV technology and cutting edge design. We're excited to see our customers' reactions."

THE 1969 moon landing has been voted the best "World First" captured on TV, according to a Sony poll to promote its new tellies. Barack Obama's inauguration was second and the assassination of John F Kennedy third.
 

Microsoft Launches Get Game Smart Campaign for Families

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292w ago - Microsoft has launched a safety education campaign to help parents their children's digital media use. Below is the press release with the announcement:

Press Release: Microsoft Encourages Families to Get Game Smart

Safety education campaign helps families manage video gaming and media use; company starts nationwide search for parents and teens to serve as gaming safety ambassadors.

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With 65 percent of American households playing computer or video games,(1) it is more important than ever for parents and caregivers to be aware of - and have access to - resources and tools to manage their children's digital media use.

This is why Microsoft Corp., along with the nation's most prominent children's media advocates and consumer electronics retailer Best Buy(R), is encouraging families to Get Game Smart with a first-of-its-kind approach to educating and engaging American families.

Get Game Smart is a new public service campaign designed to help parents and kids maintain a dialogue about balanced and age-appropriate media use and, more specifically, video gaming on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and Windows-based PC in their homes.

Get Game Smart gives families resources and incentives to...
 
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