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SCEE Announce Ghostbusters as a PS3 Timed Exclusive

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277w ago - SCEE have announced that Ghostbusters: The Game will be exclusive to the PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2 for a timed period.

SCEE will publish the PS3, PS2 and PSP versions of the game, but Atari insist that the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii versions are not canned and will still come out at a later date.

To quote: Incase you dont know, Ghostbusters was a Columbia Movie Studios IP and Columbia is owned by Sony Pictures. Anyways, the game will be out on June 19th, the same week the Blu-ray version of Ghostbusters comes out, marking the 25th anniversary of the movie.

But no confirmation has been made yet if it's the same for SCEA or SCEJ, but we've asked Sony and Atari for comment.

Press Release: WHO YOU GONNA CALL? PLAYSTATION®!

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE TO PUBLISH 'GHOSTBUSTERS: THE VIDEO GAME' ON PLAYSTATION® 3, PLAYSTATION® 2 AND PSP (PlayStation®Portable) IN EUROPE AND PAL REGIONS

• Eagerly Anticipated Software Releasing Exclusively on Two PlayStation Platforms in June for the 25th Anniversary of Original Hit Movie
• Original Cast of the Hit Movie Come Back Together to Do Battle With the Supernatural on the Streets of Manhattan
• PSP Version Coming Autumn 2009

LONDON, UK - 6th May 2009 - Sony Computer...
 

David Reeves Quits SCEE, Andrew House Named New President

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280w ago - Update: VG247 has been [Register or Login to view links] that David Reeves - confirmed as leaving SCEE as president this morning - is to take up a senior position at Scottish developer Realtime Worlds. Reeves will leave SCEE on April 30, to be replaced by current CMO Andrew House.

SCEE just confirmed that David Reeves has quit as its president, to be replaced by Andrew House. Reeves will leave the company on April 30. He's been with SCEE since 1995.

House is currently CMO. He'll assume the role of "Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Chief Operating Officer (Co-COO) of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE)" as of May 1.

"It has been a wonderful ride with PlayStation," said Reeves. "I never got to visit all 106 countries but managed 66. I have just two things to say on leaving: I want to thank all of those people who have supported SCEE and me personally in the past 14 years; you have been magnificent!

"Secondly, I am going to spend my time now trying to repay society for all I have taken from it. If your children are having physics lessons at the local school or wondering why their ski instructor is very elderly, your car mechanic has a bad back, or the social worker keeps bringing...
 

SCEE Boss Not Sure if PS3 Will Last its 10-Year Lifespan

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287w ago - One of Sony's main arguments to defend against the Xbox 360 is the PlayStation 3's longevity. They once even said that the console is future-proof, and will last longer than the PS2 will.

But now, even SCEE prez David Reeves isn't sure the console will go completely through its supposed 10-year lifespan, saying:

The competition will have new models on the market by the end of the PS3. I have no doubt and we'll have to be fast on our feet... I don't know whether the PS3 lifespan will be eight, nine or ten years.

He does add though, that the PlayStation 4 is not "on the horizon" yet. And it really shouldn't be - even Microsoft's Robbie Bachexpects this generation to last longer than previous ones.
 

SCEE President Reeves: We're Ahead of XBox in Europe

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299w ago - Sony has moved to dispel Microsoft claims that Xbox is outselling the PS3 in Europe, revealing internal figures that say its console has sold 300,000 more units than Xbox 360 in PAL territories.

And the company doesn't feel it has to follow Microsoft and further ignite consumer interest with a price cut of its own anytime soon.

SCEE president David Reeves told MCV that Sony will remain focused on the value offered by the PS3 and its extra functions and services - at its current £299 SRP.

"No we are not going to go down in price; neither are we going to go down in price on PS3 in spring time either. Absolutely not, whatever you might have heard to the contrary," he said - referring to purported 'leaks' from a Sony meeting two weeks ago that claimed Sony had a price cut planned for March '09.

"Our strategy is very much value added." Reeves added that Sony's business model for the console isn't designed around dropping the RRP every time a manufacturing cost saving has been found. And he was keen to point out that, according to Sony figures, the PS3 is already ahead of Microsoft's rival.

"I am confident that in PAL territories our installed...
 

SCEE Offering 50,000 GBP for PlayStation Network Prototypes

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300w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe launched a competition today where development studios are invited to submit prototypes for a chance to win 10,000 GBP awarded to the five selected, totaling £50,000.

To quote: Sony is to launch the Get in the Game project tonight, offering five developers the chance to receive GBP 10,000 to prototype new content for the PlayStation Network.

The company will be holding a free workshop in December to provide better insight into working with the format holder, with attendees invited to pitch ideas to a panel of Sony execs and producers.

The panel will then select five companies to receive the GBP 10,000 to prototype their ideas over the first three months of 2009. Prototypes will then be shown to Sony Europe with the possibility of going into full production.

The competition is in conjunction with Northwest Vision and Media and is designed to support the games industry in the Northwest region.
 
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