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Amazon Featuring All PlayStation 3 Deals in Gold Box Today!

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320w ago - Today, Amazon.com (linked above) is featuring all PS3-related items in their Gold Box deals.

Current deal of the day is the PS3 Eye for $22.98.

Scan some of the threads for predictions about what each of the upcoming deals will be.

Enjoy guys!
 

LittleBigPlanet Pre-Orders: $15 Off at Circuit City, $10 at Amazon

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322w ago - Those who pre-order LittleBigPlanet online at CircuitCity.com will receive an instant $15 gift card credit towards their purchase.

Amazon.com is offering a similar deal, but is only offering a $10 gift card on pre-orders.

To quote: Circuit City Stores Inc. this week began offering a free $15 gift card with the pre-purchase of Sony Corp.'s LittleBigPlanet for the PlayStation 3.

In the new promotion, buyers who purchase LittleBigPlanet at CircuitCity.com will receive an instant $15 gift card credit towards their purchase.

Concurrently, retailer Amazon.com is offering a $10 gift card with the pre-order purchase of the title.

LittleBigPlanet will allow players to custom-create characters, build levels, and share levels with others online. The title will also include both offline and online multiplayer modes for up to four.

Sony this month said that sales for the PS3 and the PSP are better than expected and may see a shortage at retail.
 

Microsoft unveils its Web vision

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347w ago - Microsoft has lifted the lid on a new Web service called Live Mesh, designed to connect a multiplicity of devices and applications online. The service is seen by many as a key plank in the company's vision for the future of the Web.

Live Mesh is designed to blur the lines between running software and storing data on a desktop and "in the cloud". Microsoft's Amit Mital said Live Mesh would "connect and bring devices together... to work in concert".

Live Mesh pits Microsoft against companies like Amazon, Google and Salesforce.com which are already offering different varieties of so-called software-as-a-service systems. It comes as Microsoft is engaged in a bid to buy rival Yahoo and emphasises just how important the web has become to the firm.

"We may be seeing signs of a Microsoft that is newly focused," Jonathan Yarmis, a vice president and analyst at AMR Research, told Reuters news agency.

He added: "This is exciting because it has as much to do with who is doing it as what Microsoft is doing."

Microsoft has long been criticised for its unfocused efforts in the online space and for attempting to tie the use of Windows to the web.

While initially offered for Windows XP and Vista users, Microsoft has said Live Mesh will also be rolled out to Apple Macs...
 

Amazon Dates Metal Gear Online For November

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349w ago - Online retailer Amazon.com is now taking pre-orders for Metal Gear Online, the upcoming multiplayer-focused spin-off of Hideo Kojima's legendary Metal Gear series.

A price of $59.99 and a release date of November 15, 2008 is scheduled. They have also posted what we assume is the Official box art, displayed below.

Finally, Konami announced last February that gamers who pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4 in the U.S. at any GameStop or EBGames will receive free access to the Metal Gear Online beta test, which is set to launch in late April.
 

Amazon Gives Away $50 To Early HD-DVD Adopters

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349w ago - Amazon.com is offering customers who purchased an HD-DVD player from them before February 23, 2008, a credit good for $50 off any products that expires in one year.

Purchases from third-party merchants on Amazon are not eligible.

To quote: Dear Amazon.com Customer,

As someone who purchased an HD DVD player from us before February 23, 2008,* you might like to hear about a special offer available from Amazon.com.

New technologies don't always work out as planned. We at Amazon.com value our customer relationships more than anything and would like to support customers who purchased these players by offering a credit good for $50 off any products sold by Amazon.com.** Just use promotional code PROMO CODE HERE when checking out. The code is valid through April 9, 2009, so you have plenty of time to use your credit. Purchases from third-party merchants on our site are not eligible.

In addition, we'd like to share some of our top offers on Blu-ray discs, HDTVs and other high-def technology and remind you that the Amazon.com Marketplace is available to sell items you might not want anymore as you upgrade to new ones. Also be sure to check out our monthly Amazon.com Early Adopters Delivers email to find out about the latest technology.

* On February 23, 2008, the...
 
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