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New BUZZ! Content for PS3 Hits PlayStation Network

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305w ago - Associate Producer Jenny Barbour has shared the following BUZZ! update via PS Blog today:

Today is the 56th U.S. Presidential Inauguration, and a good cause for showing your American pride. We're going to help you get in the spirit with the release of the new BUZZ! Quiz TV American Culture Quiz Pack on PlayStation Network this Thursday, January 22.

The American Culture Quiz Pack is bursting with over 500 new questions covering everything from national history to U.S. icons and is a great addition to your BUZZ! Quiz TV question library.

With the inauguration today, and President's Day just around the corner, the American Culture Quiz Pack is a perfect way to help you get your national pride on with questions like this (picture below).

Other examples include:

HOW DID 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BARACK OBAMA ANNOUNCE HIS RUNNING MATE?
*VOICE MAIL
*EMAIL BULLETIN
*SKY WRITING
*TEXT MESSAGE

WHICH AMERICAN CHOCOLATE BAR MADE ITS MARKET DEBUT IN 1900?
*NESTLE CRUNCH
*SNICKERS
*HERSHEY BAR
*KIT-KAT

WHICH VIRGINIA COLONY WAS THE FIRST SETTLEMENT IN THE COLONIAL UNITED STATES?
*WILLIAMSBURG
*JAMESTOWN
*THOMASVILLE
*BILLYBORO

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Magic Ball for PS3 Available Today via PlayStation Network Store

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305w ago - Creat Studios Producer Olga Sokolova shared the following today via PS Blog:

Magic Ball (available today, January 15 for $9.99 on the PS Store) is another addictive game from [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links] and it's filled with fast action, great humor and giggle-inducing fun.

While the game doesn't have an overall storyline like Cuboid, we have created comedic scenes for each level - so in a way, each level has its own little story! Each of the scenes is divided between two visual themes - Pirates and Knights - and each theme has its own mini-story scenes.





Magic Ball boasts a vast number of trophies that players can try and achieve - each of the trophies requires the player to overcome a specific challenge. It was a blast trying to come up with the trophies, and we tried to keep a lot of them consistent with the humorous themes of Magic Ball.

For example, we have the "25 in a row" trophy where you need to complete 25 levels in a row and several "Goodbye Cruel World" trophies where the player needs to pick up 5 skulls while completing the level.

One of the strategic elements of Magic Ball is the...
 

PS3 And PSP Versions of UNO Coming to PlayStation Network

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306w ago - The popular card game UNO is getting PS3 and PSP adaptations, courtesy of GameLoft. The two versions will be available on the PlayStation Store. Both versions will be available some time this year.

To quote: Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones and consoles, announced today a worldwide multi-year licensing agreement to develop, publish and distribute the popular card game, UNO.

In addition to the iPhone and iPod versions currently available, UNO will now also be available across mobile phones, PlayStation 3 Network, PlayStation Portable Network, WiiWare and DSi Ware. The game will be available for these platforms in 2009.

"This agreement is the first step towards a long and successful relationship between Mattel, one of the world's premier toy companies and Gameloft, the global leader in video game development," said Michel Guillemot, president, Gameloft. "UNO is one of the most recognized card games in the world and we are excited to extend it beyond mobile and onto a whole host of console executions."

"Gameloft is a one stop shop for quality video game development and they have firmly established their excellence in this industry for years," said Cynthia Neiman, Vice President, Mattel Digital Play. "Gameloft's successful launch...
 

BioShock PS3 DLC Surfaces Tomorrow on PlayStation Network

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314w ago - 2K Boston Assistant Producer Keith Shetler shared the following via PS Blog today:

Hey there! What's that you say? You love challenging gameplay... and failed underwater utopias?

Then prepare to experience the world of Rapture like never before with the BioShock PS3 Challenge Rooms Add-On Content pack available tomorrow, November 20, for $9.99 only on the PlayStation Network.

I'm Keith Shetler, Assistant Producer at 2K Boston, and I'm very excited to introduce two new play modes with this DLC pack: New Game Plus and Challenge Rooms. Both add new twists to the game millions already love!

New Game Plus allows you to start a new supercharged playthrough of BioShock. Ready for this? You begin the game with any weapons, abilities, and inventory that you collected during a previous playthrough. Always wish you could obliterate Dr. Steinman with your uber grenade launcher? Now you can!

Challenge Rooms are another beast altogether. These are puzzle rooms where the objective is to rescue a Little Sister. Sounds easy enough, right? Dead wrong! Whether it's fighting a Big Daddy without any weapons or surviving room after room of Splicers, Challenge Rooms require equal amounts brain and brawn in order to succeed.

The whole BioShock downloadable content...
 

Penny Arcade Adventures Hitting PS3 Network

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331w ago - Hothead Games today announced that its successful humor-filled XBLA title Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness will hit the PlayStation Network later this fall as a digital download.

"We keep getting emails asking why our Penny Arcade game is not on PSN," said Hothead's CEO, Vlad Ceraldi.

"We have always said we wanted to have our games on as many platforms as possible to give choice to gamers. All good things take time and we are very excited to be debuting our first PS3 title and look forward to bringing more games to this platform in the future."

No specific word on pricing, but Hothead says the PS3 port will be "priced in line" with the game on other platforms. Considering the XBLA edition cost 1600 Microsoft Points, expect to shell out around $20.

Press Release: PENNY ARCADE GAME COMING TO A PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM NEAR YOU

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - July 23, 2008 - Hothead Games today proudly announced that its well received Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One is currently in development for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and will debut on PLAYSTATION®Network late fall 2008.

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness...
 
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