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Video: ModNation Racers PS3 - Your Racing Career Begins Now

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246w ago - UFG Game Designer William Ho has shared a video today dubbed ModNation Racers PS3 - Your Racing Career Begins Now!

To quote: Today, I'm going to reveal some details about the single-player Career Mode in ModNation Racers.

You are Tag, a young graffiti artist turned kart racer who enters the Mod Racing Championship (MRC for short). Tag starts off as a rookie in the Home Tour.

As he wins races, he unlocks more rewards and qualifies for higher-level tours that take him to exotic races all over [Register or Login to view links]. Along the way, you're pitted against the MRC's Elite Racers. Each Elite has his or her unique visual style and driving style suited to their respective home tracks.





The Career Mode is both simple and deep. It's simple in that you can blaze your way to the top of the MRC rankings by placing third or better in most races. We also have "Big Show" races – the finales for each Tour – that require you to finish in first place to qualify for the next Tour. Racking up top finishes also gets you lots of unlocks. You'll win plenty of parts, stickers, bodies, buildings, props and more to use in your custom creations.

But for more dedicated racers, we've also added...
 

2010 FIFA World Cup for PS3 and PSP is Now Available on PSN

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247w ago - Today EA Sports Community Manager Yaw Obiri-Yeboah has confirmed that 2010 FIFA World Cup for PS3 and PSP is now available on PSN.

To quote: The world's biggest sporting event is quickly approaching, but you can get your first taste of the festivities by picking up your copy of [Register or Login to view links], which is now available in stores.

For the first time the world's biggest spectacle will be hosted in Africa and you will be able to experience all of that pageantry and atmosphere by playing the game.  There are a host of new features available in the game for everyone to check out.

Captain Your Country

For anyone who played UEFA EURO 2008, I'm sure you enjoyed CYC. So when deciding on game modes for World Cup we knew it had to be included again. Just in case you didn't play the feature before, it's a Be a Pro mode where up to four gamers compete on the same team starting as B-internationals, aiming to get into the first team, qualify for the finals and be appointed the team captain and ultimately lift the trophy.

What's different this time around?

The ranking system is now simply a list of all the eligible players from your country. So you start at the bottom,...
 

Sony is Now Offering 250GB PS3 HDD Upgrade Service in Japan

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248w ago - Today Andriasang.com (linked above) reports that Sony has started a [Register or Login to view links] in Japan for those who are seeking to swap their current PlayStation 3 hard disk drive for a fee.

For the price of ¥18,000 (~$184), Japanese gamers can to send their PS3 directly to Sony who will upgrade the system's hard drive to a 250GB model, and move all the content of the previous drive across. They'll then send your system (and old PS3 hard drive) back to you.

To quote: "For ¥18,000 (~$184), Sony will upgrade your current PS3 to a 250 gigabyte hard drive. The cost includes the hard drive and all labor for swapping the drives and moving over your system software and all content from your current hard drive. Sony will even return the current hard drive to you.

The program works with the following PS3 models:

• CECHA00 (60GB)
• CECHB00 (20GB)
• CECHH00 (40GB)
• CECHL00 (80GB)
• CECHQ00 (160GB)
• CECH-2000A (120GB)

For further details, including a step-by-step guide to placing an order and shipping out your PS3, see Sony's hard drive swap service page."
 

Sony Announces Kick-Ass is Now Available on PSP and PSPgo

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249w ago - Today SCEE Digital Comics Team Designer Pete Stott has announced that Kick-ass is now officially available on Sony's PSP and PSPgo consoles.

To quote: With the release of its very own movie in theaters,[Register or Login to view links] is now on your PSP. That's right, the greatest super hero comic of all-time is finally here!

Before you hit the movie theaters, read the entire comic story from the superstar team of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr!

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WOLVERINE: ENEMY OF THE STATE's team of MARK MILLAR (CIVIL WAR) and JOHN ROMITA JR. (WORLD WAR HULK) reunite for the best new book of the 21st century. Have you ever wanted to be a super hero? Dreamed of donning a mask and just heading outside to some kick-ass? Well, this is the book for you-the comic that starts where other super hero books draw the line. KICK-ASS is realistic super heroes taken to the next level. Miss out and you're an idiot!

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Video: Lost Planet 2 Multiplayer PS3 Demo is Now Available!

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249w ago - Today Capcom PR Manager Brian Keltner has revealed that the Lost Planet 2 multiplayer PS3 demo is now available on PSN, and he also shared a trailer video for the PlayStation 3 title below.

To quote: Beginning with today's PlayStation Store Update, the Lost Planet 2 Multiplayer Demo will be available on PSN. Get together with up to 16 players, grab some weapons, jump in a vital suit and compete in Elimination, Team Elimination, or Data post Grab modes.

This is just a sample of the various modes and ten maps you'll be able to play when the full game ships on May 11.

But wait, there is more! Downloading the demo does more than just let you get a first taste at Lost Planet 2. Capcom has started an exciting charity campaign called, "Kill Big for Charity".

We are partnering with Music for Relief, a non-profit organization dedicated to disaster relief and disaster risk mitigation, to contribute $20,000 to charity if one million demos are downloaded across both PSN and XBL before May 5, 2010. An additional $5,000 will be added to the pot if an extra 500,000 demo downloads can be achieved.





To celebrate the launch of Lost Planet 2, we will be throwing a tournament on May 6 in Los Angeles. Select members of our community,...
 
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