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Zipper Interactive Announces MAG v1.07 Hits PS3 in Early August

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216w ago - Update: The MAG PS3 update patch version 1.07 is now live- as always, details are below for those who missed them the first time!

Zipper Interactive Sr. Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has announced today that MAG v1.07 hits PS3 in early August, 2010.

To quote: If you consider yourself the type of person who likes getting new video game features for free, then our next MAG patch – version 1.07, due in early August – is definitely something for you.

Yes friends, in just over a week from now, players will be treated to a number of features that you've been asking us for all summer in addition to a few surprises. Like what, you ask? Like these:

• A new "Happy Hour" Double XP bonus that's applied to the first hour of any player's gameplay session in a 24-hour period.
• Suppression will join Sabotage as a "Faction Neutral" gameplay mode, allowing any PMC to battle each other on any Suppression map.
• Faster download and patching code that allows us to update MAG with more content and bigger file sizes in a speedier way.
• Redesigned versions of the Flores Basin (Raven) and Alyeska Terminus (Valor) Domination maps that include new obstacles and repaired exploits.
• New lighting effects for more attractive and realistic...
 

Play God of War III PS3 Early at Sony GDC San Francisco Meetup!

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237w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has revealed that those who attend the GDC 2010 San Francisco meetup can get a chance to play God of War III on PS3 early!

To quote: Come celebrate the release of the [Register or Login to view links] of 2010 - by playing it early!

Earlier today, we sent this God of War III invite out to media, industry luminaries, heads of state, space marines, surviving Greek and Roman gods, and select reality TV show stars (nobody from celebrity rehab shows, thankyouverymuch).

Assuming you don't fit into one of those categories, we did what we always do here at PlayStation.Blog: score extra tickets for you community members.

We've got a couple HUNDRED tickets to get some of our close, personal friends (this means *you*) into this super-exclusive event, where you'll get to go hands-on with the final, polished version of [Register or Login to view links], enjoy our legendary hospitality, and watch a Really-Awesome-Band-That-I-Can't-Name-Yet perform.

What do you need to do? Well - just show up.

Based on previous meet-ups we've held, we know some of you will get there early. For this event - we're expecting it. Heck,...
 

Nintendo Unveils Early 2010 Wii, DS and DSi Video Game Lineup

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248w ago - Dozens of games for the Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems are on the way in a wide range of categories from both Nintendo and its third-party partners.

Consumers nationwide continue to snap up Nintendo products for the holidays, and Nintendo is poised to carry that momentum into 2010.

Press Release: Hand-Held Pokémon Adventures and New Wii Remote Colors are on the Way

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 14, 2009 - To bring a little color to the winter months, Nintendo will release two new colors for its Wii Remote™ controller. Starting Feb. 14, the controller will come in Pink or Blue and will be bundled with a Wii MotionPlus™ accessory. Along with the current White and Black versions of the controller, now every player in four-player matches can have his or her own color.

"During the holidays, tens of millions of Americans are going to spend enjoyable hours with both Wii and Nintendo DS," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "And the enjoyment will only grow in the early weeks of 2010, whether your taste in gaming comes from exploring ocean depths, catching, training and battling Pokémon or even designing your own micro-games."

On the Wii console, Endless Ocean™: Blue World arrives on Feb. 22...
 

Sony 'iTunes' Online Entertainment Service Coming in Early 2010

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252w ago - Today Sony Executive Vice President Kazuo Hirai announced that an 'iTunes' style online entertainment service will be coming in early 2010.

Sony plans to launch the new online service to distribute movies, music, books and other content to the PS3, network-capable Bravia TVs, Blu-ray players, ebooks and others in a bid to add value to its hardware.

To quote: "Sony Computer Entertainment chairman Kaz Hirai has revealed the firm has pencllled in an early 2010 launch date for its new iTunes-rivalling online service.

"[A launch] earlier in the year would be preferable," Hirai told [Register or Login to view links] in an interview after the announcement."
 

OPM Hints That Uncharted 3 for PS3 is in Early Development

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254w ago - A few weeks ago Amy Hennig hinted that an Uncharted 3 PS3 game may be in the works.

Today the Official PlayStation Magazine (OPM) has added credence to her interview hinting that the game is indeed in the early stages of development.

To quote: In the latest Official PlayStation Magazine (December 2009, UK version), in the latest 'The Big 10' section, the guys over at OPM have asked Uncharted 2 Multiplayer designer Justin Richmond 'How do you top Uncharted 2?'. The answer, well it seems to all-but confirm that early work has begun on the sequel;

"Haha! More of it." he said "The guys back at the office are already starting to look at optimising the engine, getting more stuff on screen - all the stuff that we've done in this project that we could do better with."
 
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