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Sony Europe: No Comment on Activision's Price Drop Opinion

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288w ago - Update: According to [Register or Login to view links] PlayStation spokesman Patrick Seybold has now stated:

"PlayStation has tremendous momentum coming out of E3, and we are seeing positive growth with more than 350 titles slated to hit across all our platforms, including many anticipated games from our publishing partners."

According to VG247 (linked above), Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has just issued a statement on Bobby Kotick's threat earlier today to drop PS3 and PSP support.

To quote: "We respect our third-parties' opinions and their right to express those opinions but we will not be commenting on this story," said an SCEE rep.

The Activision boss said this morning that his company may drop support for Sony hardware in 2010 or 2011 unless PS3's price is cut.

Additionally, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has already [Register or Login to view links] Kotick's comments as "bluffing".
 

Activision Threatens to Drop PS3 if Sony Doesn't Cut the Price

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288w ago - Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has threatened that the company may drop support for the PS3 console in 2010 and 2011 if things don't pick up for Sony's platform.

Apparently he wants a price cut now because the attach rate of games is very low.

To quote: "They have to cut the price, because if they don't, the attach rates [the number of games each console owner buys] are likely to slow. If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony."

Ask when and he says: "When we look at 2010 and 2011, we might want to consider if we support the console – and the PSP [portable] too."

Sounds like Sir Howard Stringer, Sony's chief executive, is going to have to call Mr Kotick pretty fast.
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for June 18, 2009

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288w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has shared this week's PSN update today, to quote:

As you may already know, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is now a PS3 Greatest Hits title, and the price has been permanently reduced to $29.99 (originally $39.99)!

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Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network is a monthly interactive video production covering the world of PlayStation. Qore provides its audience with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to developers and their games, from both the SCE Worldwide Studios and the third-party community, where the audience member can freely navigate through the content.
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Qore Episode 13 - June 2009 ($2.99)
Episode 13 of Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network showcases a hero's evolution in inFAMOUS and enters the ring for Fight Night Round 4. Veronica Belmont auditions for the Frag Dolls. An exclusive inFAMOUS theme and Qore T-shirts for Home are available to all purchasers. In addition, all purchasers will receive the PSone classic Spyro the Dragon (Limited time offer, expires July 31, 2009). Annual subscribers will also receive the full game of High Velocity Bowling.
File size: 1.12 GB
 

Introducing Unbound Saga for Sony's PlayStation Portable

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288w ago - Today [Register or Login to view links]'s Senior Producer Mike Kennedy has introduced Unbound Saga for Sony's PSP console, as follows:

Unbound Saga is an old-school, arcade-style brawler that puts you in the shoes of Rick Ajax, a surly comic book tough guy trapped in a world of endless trouble.

The thing is, he knows he's a comic book character, and after 30 years of dealing with one ridiculous plotline after another, he's had about enough. So you get to take him on an epic adventure to escape the pages of the comic in search of The Maker, the mysterious entity responsible for his daily misadventure.

So why make it a brawler? Well, aside from the logical activity perpetuated by the lead character, we frankly couldn't get enough brawlers growing up in the 8-bit and 16-bit days, and there doesn't seem to be enough of 'em coming out any more these days. We were hooked on games like Streets of Rage, Final Fight, TMNT Arcade, X-men Arcade, Captain American and The Avengers, etc.

They were colorful, visceral, over-the-top, and tons of fun. The gameplay was easily accessible, with simple to understand controls – Punch, Kick, Grab, Throw – that could be strung together to pull off easy-to-execute combinations.

There were no blocks,...
 

Rumor: Metal Gear Solid Movie Poster Found at Sony Pictures?

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288w ago - Apparently, a [Register or Login to view links] (below) of what appears to be a movie poster advertising the new Metal Gear Solid movie has just sneaked onto the Internet today.

To quote: The poster, which is believed to have been taken at Sony Pictures in Culver City, CA, shows Christian Bale (most likely Solid Snake) and Daniel Craig (most likely Liquid Snake) along with a scheduled release for July 2011 and Hideo Kojima's name at the top.

This would undoubtedly be awesome news if we could confirm it as being 100% legit, but until then it'll remain a rumor as there are plenty of individuals out there with decent Photoshop skills.
 
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