256w ago - MobileToday (linked above) is reporting that there is no PSP phone as Sony refused Sony Ericsson to use the PlayStation brand after pitching to the board late last year.
Apparently there has been a fall out because of the refusal to use the PlayStation brand, so a PSP phone is looking far less likely now.
To quote: Sony is understood to have refused to allow Sony Ericsson the use of its PlayStation brand, after the handset manufacturer presented a pitch to the board late last year.
Sony Ericsson was planning to develop a PSP phone to capitalise on the growing success of the gaming sector, and after the success of Cyber-shot and Walkman handsets.
Sources said the refusal to sanction the brand on the handsets in December has prompted a fallout between Sony and the mobile phone joint venture.
Several sources close to the matter claimed Sony executives told colleagues at Sony Ericsson that it would only license the PlayStation brand if and when Sony makes handsets independently - effectively pushing for an exit From The joint venture with Ericsson.
262w ago - BrandRepublic (linked above) is reporting that Red Bull has become the first brand to build a presence in PlayStation Home.
Red Bull has apparently built a tropical island, featuring an aeroplane racing game based on Red Bull's real world Red Bull Air Race series.
To quote: John Beasley, brand marketing manager for Red Bull UK said Home represents an opportunity for brands to create "memorable and rich content".
"The game gave us the first opportunity to recreate in the gaming world what we try to do in the real world, which is to facilitate interaction, to give people stories, memories, experiences and a really good opportunity to interact with the brand," he said.
Beasley said Home will show marketers how in-game advertising can be used effectively and will open up the medium to more brands. "It's an easy environment for brands to take that first step into gaming," he added.
Sony has set up Home so that gamers and brands can "generate significant revenues", but has not revealed details of brands it is working with.
A spokesman for Sony said that brand partnerships for Home will be announced at a later date.
272w ago - JStevenson, one of the developers of Resistance 2 just confirmed at NeoGAF forums (linked above) that there would be new 'ingame' images of Resistance 2, which would be posted tomorrow.
Here is what he said:
I'm exhausted, but we showed co-op, SP and MP... some folks played co-op for close to two hours, others played SP for that time, and others played MP. We went for over four hours and still had to kick people off.
Feedback was universally and exceptionally positive.
I'll be on a plane tomorrow when everything breaks. Rest assured i'll be around to answer questions when I get in.
And yes, all the screenshots you'll see tomorrow are real... "