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Sony Responds to PlayStation Skin Disorder Claims

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283w ago - Earlier [Register or Login to view links], a buzz was being made about "PlayStation palmar hidradenitis" after a girl developed painful red lumps on her hands after playing PlayStation for a number of hours per day.

Sony has responded to the matter by indicating there are possible consequences if gamers do not follow common sense and the guidelines.

To quote: Sony has issued a statement following an earlier report linking use of its PlayStation console to a skin disorder.

Earlier today the British Journal of Dermatology released a report in which it named a skin disorder "PlayStation palmar hidradenitis" after researchers at Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland studied an afflicted 12-year-old girl.

She had developed painful red lumps on the palms of her hands after using her PlayStation for several hours a day before symptoms first appeared.

Sony has stated that it will study the findings, but points out that this is the first time it has heard a complaint of this nature.

"We firmly believe that video gaming is a legitimate entertainment pastime like watching movies, listening to music, or reading books," reads the statement.

"As with any leisure pursuit there are possible consequences of not following...
 

New Twisted Metal Details for Sony's PlayStation 3 Console

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284w ago - Unless you have been living under a rock you probably already have heard of Twisted Metal coming to the PS3.

This game is personally one of my top 3 car combat games of all time, plus the new PS3 version is being developed by one of the best developers in the game Industry, David Jaffe. He is well known for the Twisted Metal series and the God of War series.

He confirmed that this game will be coming exclusively to the PS3 with no further info on the game until now.

I have covered every possible factual thing related to Twisted Metal for the PS3 on the Internet for months, and here are some of my findings, but remember nothing has been confirmed about this game so these are all still rumors:

• Tons of weapons and combo attacks
• Improved vehicle physics
• Game will run at a smooth 60-frames-per-second
• All the old characters are back including some new faces
• Co-op modes

I personally can't wait to see more news and trailers for this game because we haven't heard much news about this triple A title in a while.
 

Sony's PlayStation Store Update for February 19, 2009

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284w ago - Here we go again, courtesy of PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen via PS Blog today:

Hey, everyone. It's time again for the weekly PlayStation Store update.

It's week two of the "PSN Spring Fever" section of the PlayStation Store, featuring games, trailers, and themes available for download! Headlining this week are Zuma and Noby Noby Boy!

Downloadable Games
Noby Noby Boy ($4.99)
Push the boundaries of your imagination in the latest game from the creator of the Katamari Damacy series! Control the main character, BOY, to play, stretch and interact with objects and characters in surreal worlds!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 360 MB

Zuma ($9.99)
Discover the ancient secrets of Zuma! Now available on the PlayStation Network, experience the game that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish! Choose Adventure mode to explore a series of temples or Gauntlet mode to challenge your skills! With dazzling colors and levels in 1080p, Zuma will excite and mystify you!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 19 MB

Add-on Game Content
LittleBigPlanet WipeOut Mini-Pack ($2.99)
New costumes and stickers to spread some love in LittleBigPlanet!
File size: 1.04 MB

High Velocity Bowling:...
 

Zuma Available Today for PS3 on Sony's PlayStation Network

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284w ago - PopCap Games Vice President of Video Game Platforms Greg Canessa announced the next in a multi-title publishing deal with Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) to bring their games to the PS3 via PlayStation Network today:

Today I'm pleased to announce the availability of our next title, the action puzzle smash hit [Register or Login to view links], on PSN! Zuma is one of our biggest and most popular games of all time, and it's one of those games that truly appeals to hardcore and casual gamers alike.

It's just the right blend of action and strategy, with a healthy dose of skill and a bit of luck as well. I'm very happy with how great the game looks on the PS3 and how well the controls map to the PS3 controller.

And, like the case with Bejeweled 2, Zuma includes an absolute ton of gameplay - 13 temples, more than 50 levels of puzzle fun, Adventure and Gauntlet modes, unlockables and more. The game looks and sounds great in HD with Dolby 5.1 surround sound, and includes exclusive features like Trophy support and PSP remote play, which you'll only find on PSN.

In collaboration with our partners at SOE, the team has worked hard to bring our biggest franchises and most popular games - Bejeweled 2 and Zuma - to you first, for your immediate enjoyment...
 

Killzone 2 Helghast Forces to Invade Sony's PlayStation Home

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285w ago - PlayStation Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein shared the following "intel" via PS Blog today:

In the upcoming (just 12 days away!) Killzone 2, the ISA forces lead an assault of the planet Helghan. But that doesn't mean the Helghast are on the defensive. In fact, my intel tells me that the Helghast forces are en route to PlayStation Home today.

Fortunately, the Helghast won't be armed with STA-52 Light Assault Rifles (per se), but with demo codes for Killzone 2.

So if you don't already have access (by pre-ordering), just jump into Home tonight starting at about 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern) and keep an eye out for the Helghast soldiers. When you find one, work up the courage and... just ask. If they've got any left, they'll direct message you with the demo key.

Then you can punch that code into the PlayStation Store (upper right corner), download the demo, and repay the Helghan emissary by... invading their planet. Oh well.
 
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