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Rumor: Want Cash for PlayStation Home? Collect Trophies!

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295w ago - There was a rumored meet and greet that took place in the Home closed BETA that released details of PlayStation Home's upcoming release.

The meet and greet was held by the 3 head's of Home (hosted by Locust_Star and CydoniaX, and also they brought in Tdog) and announced the following:

- Home will be for use by those only 18+
- To gain cash in order to purchase things in Home you'll need to collect trophies (Currency System)
- There will be a random weather generator that produces rain, snow, clouds, sun, etc.
- The Home Open Beta will begin December 15th or 30th of this year

Some Home users have called this fake... so like most rumors, this is unconfirmed until it's officially announced.
 

New XBox Experience - What You Want to Know: Final Countdown

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298w ago - Come Wednesday, your Xbox 360 world will change and we can't wait to hear what you think.

There is only one thing we haven't showed you yet, and that is how to get the New Xbox Experience next Wednesday.

It's easy but in case you're having panic attacks and want to know every detail of the prompts you go through, check out a video that our own Major Nelson created below:





You've checked in with us every Friday for weeks to learn about all of the features coming with the New Xbox Experience, like how to create an Avatar and how you can play with your Avatars in games.

We've shown you how you will have your very own video library of more than 12,000 streaming films and TV episodes with Netflix and how searching for Themes, map packs, movies, TV shows and other downloadable content will be even easier in the all-new Xbox LIVE Marketplace (which you can now access from the Web!).

We've talked about playing from the hard drive, decreasing load times and noise from the spinning disc in tray. We showed you the Community Games channel and talked about how everyone can become an Xbox 360 developer.

You've explored the new Premium Themes and Friends Channel and checked out how the Gamercard, Gamerscore...
 

New XBox Experience: What You Want to Know - More Avatars

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300w ago - So, you've made your avatar and now you're wondering what to do with it. When the New Xbox Experience launches on Nov. 19, four existing Xbox LIVE Arcade games will be updated to include Avatar functionality to make your gaming even more personal.

Join your friends and play UNO!, Bomberman Live, Hardwood Hearts and Hardwood Spades and watch your Avatar come to life with custom animations throughout game menus and lobbies. On top of that, a new Xbox LIVE Arcade title will also launch with fully playable in-game Avatars - the first title to ever launch with this feature on Xbox 360! (Stay tuned for more info about this game in the coming weeks).

In addition to Xbox LIVE Arcade, Scene It? Box Office Smash will also incorporate your Avatar into gameplay. The game released on Oct. 28 - it will get a title update on Nov. 19 that will allow you to use your new Avatar.





Want to learn more about Avatars? Check out Major Nelson's interview with Stacey Law and Scott Brodie from the team bringing them to you.

As always, keep your eyes peeled to this space to learn more about the NXE. There's just a couple of weeks to go!
 

Killzone 2 BETA: We Want You!

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302w ago - To quote from the Killzone site (linked above): We Want YOU! Your Feedback Helps Us Make The Game!

Are you a die-hard Killzone fanatic? Have you ever destroyed a squad of Helghast with a single M194 percussion grenade? Can you take out an ISA platoon armed with nothing but an StA-52 assault rifle? Prove it! Download the new Killzone 2 Multiplayer theme and you may be selected for the next phase of the beta trial.

Phase three of the Killzone 2 multiplayer beta trial is about to commence, and Guerrilla wants to offer you, the hardcore fan base, an opportunity to participate. In order to provide a stable and balanced multiplayer experience upon the game's release, we need worthy soldiers to enter the online battlefield and report their feedback to us. And that's where you come in.

If you're an able-bodied PLAYSTATION 3 owner over the age of 18, enlist now! To become eligible for participation in the beta trial, simply go to PlayStation Store and download the new Killzone 2 Multiplayer theme between October 16 and 23. Your PSN account will be flagged and added to our list of prospective recruits. If you're selected for inclusion in the beta trial, we'll notify you via e-mail.

It's a win-win proposal! While we can't guarantee that every flagged PSN account will be entered into the beta...
 

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida: We want XBox 360 to Succeed in Japan

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303w ago - Bet you never thought you'd hear the day that Sony said they'd like the XBox 360 to succeed in Japan, but they recently have said so.

Shuhei Yoshida, Sony's President of Worldwide Studios, expressed the respective thought as if the XBox 360 sells well, then this will further push the concepts of High Definition gaming to local consumers which can only be a good thing for all companies involved in the gaming market.

To quote: Sony's president of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, has said that he wants Microsoft's XBox 360 to succeed in Japan in order to help push the concepts of high-definition gaming to local consumers.

With Nintendo's Wii the most popular console in the Japanese market, Yoshida would like both the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 to sell well in order to convince punters of a more sophisticated take on next-generation gaming.

"I like to see people here in Japan showing interest in high-definition gaming and more sophisticated gaming experiences," offered Yoshida.
 
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