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Killzone 3 PS3 Beta Multiplayer Web site Launches, Details Coming

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208w ago - A few days back we saw hints that the Killzone 3 PS3 beta may be coming, and today further confirmation arrives with the launch of the official Killzone 3 PlayStation 3 Web site [Register or Login to view links].

According to JamesM5150 via IronStarMovement.com (linked above), more Killzone 3 PS3 details are expected to surface at this year's Gamescom convention, which runs from August 18th to the 22nd, 2010.

To quote: "This pretty much confirms that there will be indeed some sort of public beta announcement soon, considering everyone that had access to the Killzone 2 multiplayer beta (which started: 10/08/08) can view the Killzone 3 beta listing themselves.

There is also a Killzone 3 beta website that allows you to log-in with your PlayStation Network ID, however, you cannot access the contents of the webpage just yet and your PSN ID is claimed to be invalid."
 

SOCOM Cheater Gets Probation for Hacking PlayStation Web site

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222w ago - Today Techeye.net (linked above) reports via [Register or Login to view links] that a 17-year-old SOCOM US Navy Seals cheater who got kicked off Sony's PlayStation site retaliated by hacking it, and as a result he was sentenced to a year's probation.

In addition, the Latrobe teen will also have to perform 250 hours of community service and pay Sony $5,000 in damages.

Apparently Sony asked for more than $33,200 in restitution, but the judge ruled that amount would be too excessive for the teen.

To quote: "Coppers claimed that the teen crippled Sony's online PlayStation site in retaliation for being kicked off the site for cheating while playing a war game called SOCOM US Navy Seals.

He used hacker tools to contact a botnet and these were directed clog three games on the PlayStation site, causing it to crash and go off-line.

Sony wanted $33,200 in restitution, but the judge ruled that amount would be too excessive for the teen."
 

Heavy Rain PS3 Official Web site Live and More Details!

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237w ago - Today European Product Manager Alex Pavey has let us know the official Heavy Rain PS3 Web site is now live and revealed some more details, as follows:

Hi everyone! More exciting Heavy Rain news - I'm pleased to confirm that the official Heavy Rain website is [Register or Login to view links].

You can head over there right now to check out screenshots, character info and videos. But that's not all - you can also find out about 'Four Days' - the Heavy Rain Online Experience...

'Four Days' is a live online mystery which plays out in real time across three weeks, beginning on January 26th. You'll be able to get involved in the hunt for a killer - interacting with characters, identifying clues, making decisions.

Between Tuesday and Friday of each week there will be daily tasks for you to complete, or puzzles to solve. Along the way, you may well discover some cool exclusive content - but just as importantly, you won't find any spoilers that will ruin your experience of playing Heavy Rain itself!

Look out for further updates on 'Four Days' over the next few weeks, and register now at the official site to make sure that you don't miss the start of the hunt. If you do, you'll also get a voucher code for an exclusive...
 

Nintendo Wii WODE Jukebox Web site is Live - Interesting Facts!

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253w ago - We've previously covered the WODE which is set to revolutionize the Nintendo Wii modification scene.

USB Loaders have their downfalls as they don't boast 100% compatibility and are limited to the WBFS a file system designed for the loaders.

The WODE is a totally hardware based solution that comes with the compatibility and reliability of a modchip - something you can't get with software loaders. Anyway, the WODE Team have just launched a [Register or Login to view links] for their upcoming modification.

It doesn't reveal much, but the opening animation is interesting. It seems the stand for the Wii houses a port and the intro shows it using a USB hard drive or an Ethernet card. That totally got my attention.

To quote: WODE will include a Flatmod type mainboard that attaches (solderless) to the Wii drive cable similar to other available chips.

It also comes with it's own vertical stand that harnesses a slave board with built-in LCD, USB, and SD slot. The SD card is used to house the powerful Linux-based WODE software.

WODE is compatible with WII DMS, D2B, D2A, D2C, D2C2, D3, D3-2 boards. The OS is LINUX and allow to manage WIFi connection and many...
 

Microsoft Job Posting Suggests Move to Web, Console and Mobile

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259w ago - According to Arstechnica (linked above), a new [Register or Login to view links] suggests that Microsoft is looking to create a gaming platform that goes beyond just the Xbox 360 to the Web, console and mobile devices.

The job posting from August 10, 2009 states Microsoft is looking for a LIVE Community Director in the Entertainment & Devices Division.

This suggests that Microsoft is looking to bring the Xbox Live, Windows Mobile, and other similar properties closer together. More specifically, there's talk of a "casual and social gaming platform" that would be available via more than just one device.

To quote: The LIVE Engagement Team is looking for a LIVE Community Director to manage its LIVE community strategy and execution across a range of properties, from Xbox LIVE to Windows Mobile.

This senior position will play a vital role in the community space as the LIVE Engagement team builds and program's Microsoft's next-generation, LIVE-enabled casual and social gaming platform across the Web, the console, mobile and beyond.
 
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