145w ago - As a follow-up to our previous article, today the civil court of justice in the Hague has granted LG a preliminary injunction that will see all new PlayStation 3 consoles imported into Europe confiscated by customs for at least ten days leaving only a few weeks worth of PS3 stock left in the channel.
To quote from MCVUK: "Shipments of PS3 consoles have been seized by European customs officers as an LG injunction against Blu-ray technology seeks to block Sony products from sale, according to a report in The Guardian this afternoon.
Earlier this month, LG had filed a claim with the International Trade Commission calling for a block on PS3 sales, saying the device infringes on its copyrights.
The technology firm claims its rival's Blu-ray disc devices use four patented technologies while, Bravia TVs infringe another four.
At the time, the firm said it wanted to have sales of the PS3 (which plays Blu-rays) and other products banned.
And now, surprisingly, its got its way. The Guardian reports that an initial injunction has now been granted by the civil court of justice in the Hague, leading to all new imports of PS3s to be confiscated."
146w ago - Shortly following Sony's raid on his house, Dukio have now confirmed while posting a legal notice that Sony is suing Alexander Egorenkov known in the PS3 scene as Graf Chokolo for 1 million Euros and he states that he still wants to continue hacking the PlayStation 3 console with VGHQ.net reporting he has received over $28k in donations already!
To quote: I received a legal notice from SCEE lawyers requesting me to remove the coolstuff links that graf_chokolo has distributed on grafchokolo.com as well as the links at this blog. What i found interesting in the legal notice is that the lawyers are suing graf_chokolo for 1 million euros. That is quite a number, but graf_chokolo doesn't seem to care.
He still want to hack the PS3, where he said he cannot sleep knowing that he cannot touch the hypervisor of the PS3. Man, i never see someone like graf, he is an extraordinary genius hacker that Sony wasting it by making a...
146w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team has posted up this weeks European PSN Game Store updates today, as follows:
And so, the sun sets on February and we round off with another strong week of content with fun stuff to be had for PS3 and PSP.
The Undergarden floats onto PSN this week, spreading joy, pollen and brightly coloured cuteness in its wake, the perfect counter-point to Alien Breed: Descent, the third chapter of Team 17′s twin-stick, extra-terrestrial bug hunt. TNT Racers is also now available for all across Europe.
For all your freebie lovers, we've got demos of Dragon Age 2, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars and platform exclusive, Yakuza 4.
Awesome DLC this week in the shape of the highly anticipated Dead Money for Fallout: New Vegas and the Retro Map Pack for KillZone 3. We've also got the first of three new Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit packs this week - Armed and Dangerous which brings new content for you Autolog junkies.
More fan favourites on PSP with Ys I & II Chronicles and Tactics Ogre, and some low cost titles to be revisited with Peter Jackson's King Kong and Disney/Pixar's movie tie-in, Cars.
To get you in the mood for David Jaffe's Twisted Metal reboot, we bring you the roots of the franchise this week...
147w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN updates today, to quote:
So what's on the menu this week? New offers hit, with both Alien Breed titles reduced in preparation for the launch of the third outing, Sky Fighter, a selection of Split/Second unlocks and a few choice PSone titles - plus let's not forget the second round of minis from our February Mega minis Sale.
Dragon's Lair bursts onto the scene, heading up our new PSN releases this week, and in polar contrast, Acceleration of Suguri brings the fast paced robot destruction.
TNT Racers arrives for both PS3 and PSP, but the PS3 version is a FirstPlay exclusive this week. The rest of you can grab it from the 23rd.
New PSP games arrive (Final Fantasy!), we've got more of those Flag themes you guys love so much and there are new minis, including the iOS hit, Zenonia.
Of course we've also got the single player KillZone 3 demo for you, which comes in both regular and 3D flavour for you early adopters. Not long to wait for the full game! If you're a fan of the genre, it'll blow your hat off. Replace hat with whatever word you feel most comfortable with.
And worthy of note, but not listed here in the content update (although it'll be back...
148w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN game store updates today.
To quote: The new contents where we go believing because of you, including the monopolistic article of splendidly new PSN, Explodemon this week it possesses!
No, I haven't quite gone completely off the deep end yet, this is merely my homage to Curve Studios' PSN-Exclusive Explodemon!, which hits the Store today. You are tasked with saving your world from evil alien invaders by blowing yourself up repeatedly and often - this is exactly why video games were invented as far as I'm concerned. But Explodemon is only one of the great titles we have for you today...
Stacking (which is being given away in Plus this week) is the latest adventure/puzzler from Double Fine, following the story of Charlie, full time chimney sweep and Russian doll, as he attempts to save his family from the evil Baron.
Tales from Space: About a Blob gives you the chance to be part of your own sci-fi B-movie as you make your way through colourful environments, mercilessly devouring all in your path to become an unstoppable force of blobitude (yes, it is a word).
We also have the ultimate 'Breakout' experience for you in the form of Ricochet HD, the last word in horticultural-based...