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SCEE and SOE join to bring popular PC game worlds to PS3 consoles

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314w ago - Speaking in reference to the new partnership between Sony Online and SCEE. David Reeves of SCEE noted that - "This is an opportunity for SCEE and SOE to bring the best online experiences from PC gaming to the PLAYSTATION 3 universe, the result of which will certainly benefit PlayStation fans."

PRESS RELEASE: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Joins Forces with Sony Online Entertainment to Publish Games for PLAYSTATION®3

Leipzig Games Convention, August 2008: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced today that SCEE has joined forces with Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) - developer of groundbreaking online Massive Multiplayer Online (MMOs) games including the wildly popular EverQuest® -- in an arrangement that will bring a whole new dimension to PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3â„¢) gaming.

Under the new agreement, SCEE will publish and distribute three MMOs developed by SOE for PS3 throughout the PAL territories. In addition, SCEE will also publish the PC versions of DC Universe and The Agency on behalf of SOE in the PAL territories. The new arrangement allows SCEE to benefit from SOE's experience in a different area of video gaming publishing, one which opens up a whole host of possibilities for PS3.

The games included in the agreement are The Agency (PS3 and PC),...
 

Is the PS3 finally the world's best console?

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323w ago - Sony launched the PlayStation 3 (PS3) a year and a half ago, but Nintendo and Microsoft, with the Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 respectively, appear to have the bragging rights in the console market.

However we don't think the PS3 is dead just yet. Here's five reasons why we think you should take another look at the PS3 if you're a home gaming console fan, or if you're looking for a treat for your dad on Father's Day.

Finally, some good games for the PS3: It does take some time for video game makers to come out with games that make you go 'wow'. With the exception of a few games (such as Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction), the PS3 hasn't had that game that inspires people to rush out and buy the console.

Most of the 'must have' games over the past year have been available on one or other two systems, including games like Guitar Hero III, Rock Band and Call of Duty 4. Even Grand Theft Auto IV is available on the PS3 and the Xbox 360.

But the exclusive release of Gran Turismo 5: Prologue means that if you're a fan of this racing series, you'll have to buy a PS3 in order to play it. With more franchise games launching soon (including Metal Gear Solid 4, the next Final Fantasy chapter and eventually God of War 3), there are more opportunities for gamers to rediscover the...
 

Stargate Worlds trailer tonight, sweepstakes soon

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347w ago - Fans of Stargate will get a good taste of the Stargate Worlds MMO today. The first ever trailer for the game will be shown tonight as Stargate Atlantis has its mid-season premiere tonight at 10/9 p.m. EST/CST.

Rod Nakamoto, senior vice president of product development, Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment: "The trailer will give gamers and fans a glimpse at what they can expect to find in Stargate Worlds. It's a mix of old and new elements that hint at the direction we are taking the franchise."

Stargate Worlds studio head Dan Elggren: "Stargate Worlds is about instant adventure in an epic, evolving universe. That's what fans and gamers are going to see in this trailer."

Travis J. Rutherford, executive vice president, MGM Consumer Products and Location Based Entertainment: "We have spent years looking for a quality gaming partner to extend the Stargate franchise beyond television and DVDs. This trailer is an exciting preview of that extension, and we are proud to have the opportunity to debut it as part of the Stargate Atlantis return. Our fans will jump at the chance to have their likeness incorporated in the MMORPG and become a part of Stargate history."

By watching Atlantis, you'll also get the chance to enter the Unlock the Gate Sweepstakes that will start on January...
 

Two Worlds patch details

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355w ago - SouthPeak is fixing both Xbox 360 and PC versions of the action RPG.

The publisher has announced that a playable demo of the RPG adventure Two Worlds has been released on Xbox Live. The demo features a large section of the single-player map to explore and quests to solve.

Meanwhile SouthPeak also says that a patch is forthcoming for both PC and Xbox 360 games to address issues experienced by some players.

Here are the fixes you can expect:

Both platforms (PC and Xbox 360)

>Horse steering has been improved
>Character development curve not as steep over level 25
>HP regeneration slower for max values above 2000
>Death strike skill - executable by strike button while in sneak mode
>Critical hit skill fixed
>Damage is now allowed over 32000
>There is a cap on damage and armor at 99999
>Necromancer spells have been balanced
>Magical boosters - effect restricted to 5 boosters
>Stacking potions with different statistics - fixed
>Objects stacking - objects can't be stacked up if result has higher level requirements than current player level
>Equipment Class cap on 50
>When killing in towns - after you leave the town and go back guards will ask you to pay instead of immediately attacking you...
 

Virtual worlds threaten 'values'

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357w ago - The growing number of toy-themed virtual worlds aimed at young people risks undermining the basic human values we wish to instill in children. So said industry veteran Lord Puttnam opening a London conference devoted to discussing virtual worlds.

He feared that all children will learn from these virtual spaces is that they are first and foremost consumers.

He urged creators to build more moral virtual worlds that instill children with the values societies need.
 
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