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Sony: Rumors are True, Patapon 2 for PSP is Going Digital!

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288w ago - A few days back Ars Technica confirmed that Patapon 2 for PSP was going to be UMD-free.

Today, SCEA Associate Producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda reaffirmed it by stating the rumors are true, and Patapon 2 for PSP is indeed going digital.

To quote: Yes, the rumors are true (way to ruin a surprise, [Register or Login to view links]!): Patapon 2 offers fans a new way to get their Pata-on with a digital-only release for your PSP.

For the Patapeeps who want and need a box on their shelves:
No worries, on May 5th, (Cinco de Pata-yo) Patapon 2 voucher cards will ship out to retail stores in the normal PSP packaging along with a printed manual. The voucher will have a code which you can redeem on the PlayStation Network so you can get drumming.

For those of you who don't want to change out of your jammies to go shopping: On Thursday May 7th, Patapon 2 will go up on the PlayStation Network for your download pleasure.

What about us, the faithful pre-order-ees? Well, you guys will get what's coming to ya... via mail, or whatever form of shipping you requested...
 

Hindus Want Sony to Pull Recent PS2 Exclusive Hanuman Game

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288w ago - Hindus have reportedly urged Sony Corporation to withdraw the newly released "Hanuman: Boy Warrior" video game for PlayStation 2 console, saying it trivializes the highly revered deity of Hinduism.

To quote: We posted with some excitement a few weeks back that India had produced their first video game, Hanuman: Boy Warrior. Sadly, the game hasn't gone down too well with the Hindu community.

Rajan Zed, an acclaimed Hindu statesman, [Register or Login to view links] that the game put players in control of the Lord Hanuman, while in reality believers put the destiny of themselves in the hands of their deities. He said the re-imagining the scriptures for commercial gain would hurt devotees.

No word on whether Sony are going to pull the game or not yet, but it's obviously a very sensitive matter for Hindus.

We can't help but think it's a shame though, we were genuinely really excited for India's developer's putting out their first release and, now this.
 

Microids Urge Fans to Support Syberia 3 on Sony's PS3 Console

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288w ago - Today Emmanuel Olivier, president of the team behind Syberia, has launched an SOS to all fans of the Syberia franchise to bring the game to the PS3 console.

They want you to help rally Sony to support the independent creation, and convince Sony to change its rules and allow Syberia 3 to hit the PS3.

Press Release: RETURNS ON THE SYBERIA 3 ANNOUNCEMENT

April 17, 2009 - Following the countless messages and questions from fans which followed our announcement on April 1st regarding the launch of Syberia 3, Emmanuel Olivier, President of Microïds, gives more details on that announcement.

"Syberia 3 is not an April Fool's joke. The game is highly expected by the community of fans of adventure games and fans of Kate Walker and it will be launched, it is one of our most strategic projects at Microïds and we have been anticipating it for a long time.

It will be released on PC for sure, however, on PS3, this could actually turn into an April Fool's joke because SONY is the only decision-maker on this point, as strange as it may seem to some people.

Benoît Sokal, the author of Syberia and Syberia 2, has mentioned several times in the press that he would only participate in a sequel to his masterpiece if he had enough financial means to design and develop...
 

Sony's PSP Detective Game Negotiates June 2009 Release

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288w ago - Does a game called Okage: Shadow King ring a bell? This PSP game is from the same developer, Zener Works.

First seen at Tokyo Game Show, Diamond and the Sound of a Gunshot is a visual novel where players negotiate tense situations.

See how the portraits push each other? It's more than a dramatic effect. This lets players know how close they are at pushing their negotiations.

Even though it hasn't gotten much attention, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan will release Diamond and the Sound of a Gunshot in on June 18. There's little chance that Sony will give this game a retail release, but if Patapon 2 can go digital why can't this?




 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for April 16, 2009

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288w ago - Here we go, another PSN update courtesy of PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen:

Hey, everyone. It's time again for the weekly PlayStation Store update. Make sure to check out the new Save Our Earth Collection under Games & New Releases. With Earth Day in mind, Save Our Earth celebrates why this world is worth protecting!

Add-on Game Content
PixelJunk Eden Encore ($5.99)
PixelJunk Eden Encore is an expansion pack to the popular organic platformer that sees you take control of a little 'grimp', swinging and jumping between tall alien plants, and collecting pollen to grow more life. Lush visuals, slick controls and amazing music make it an incredibly atmospheric and addictive experience. Download this add-on to expand the game with five stunning new levels, complete with unique new Trophies and music.
File size: 34 MB

BUZZ! Quiz TV U.S. Sports ($7.99)
Are you the ultimate sports fan? Then test your knowledge on America's favorite past times, Football, Basketball, Baseball and everything in between. This new BUZZ! Quiz TV quiz pack features over 500 new questions about U.S. sports to play in your favorite BUZZ! Quiz TV game modes. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown. Challenge friends and family...
 
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