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Sony Announces Tekken 6 PS3 MLG Pro Circuit Registration Open

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221w ago - Sony's Media Partnerships Specialist Brian Gauld has announced today that Tekken 6 PS3 MLG Pro Circuit Columbus registration is now open, with prizes including $2,500 in cash!

To quote: Do you take down all challengers on PSN in Tekken 6? Now's your chance to prove yourself against the best Tekken 6 fighters on the [Register or Login to view links]!

This June 4 and 5, you have a chance to compete LIVE in the double-elimination 1v1 tournament at the MLG Pro Circuit Columbus Event. The champion walks away with $2,500 in cash.

[Register or Login to view links] is open now, and contains more event details. Not able to attend? [Register or Login to view links].

A special shout-out to KOR, who took the championship and left Orlando with $2,500 burning a hole in his pocket, plus a VLX Premium Arcade Stick signed by [Register or Login to view links] Producer Katsuhiro Harada! Watch the championship match and other top contenders' matches [Register or Login to view links].

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Video: Konami Announces Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2011

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221w ago - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced that it will deliver a completely new soccer experience later this year with the advent of Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2011, scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, Wii and Windows PC this fall.

The publisher's long-running Pro Evolution Soccer series will undergo the most radical revamp in its history.

Press Release: The PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER franchise has long been regarded as offering incredible realism and control, however PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2011 will reinvigorate the series with the most advanced set of improved gameplay additions, control options and to catch up with the evolution of the real-life football.

Central to its total freedom of play, PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2011 introduces a power bar for each player that allows the user to determine the exact strength and placement of every pass and shot.

Balls can now be spread absolutely anywhere with surgical precision, with long balls into space, short passes to feet and intricate one-twos allowing the player to dictate play and control the tempo of a match.

This freedom of play is also extended...
 

Video: UFC Undisputed 2010 PS3 Producer Interview

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221w ago - SCEE Social Media Manager Jem Alexander has shared a video interview today with the producer of UFC Undisputed 2010 for Sony's PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: Fancy a bit more insight into UFC Undisputed 2010? You'll want to check out this interview with the game's Producer, Neven Dravinski, taken at an event in London recently.

From what we checked out while we were there, the game's looking like a great improvement over last year's title.

If you haven't tried the demo yet, you'll be able to find it the PlayStation Store this week.

Check out the PlayStation 3 video interview below!




 

Sony Offers PlayStation Protection Plan for Added Peace of Mind

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221w ago - Today Sony's Hardware Marketing Director John Koller has announced news of a new PlayStation Protection Plan for those seeking added peace of mind with their PS3 and PSP product purchases.

To quote: Many of you can attest to the fact that the PlayStation brand has long been synonymous with the highest quality in engineering and design.

For those of you looking for a little extra peace of mind, we're now offering an extended service plan for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PSP (PlayStation Portable) systems that is backed by SCEA and leverages our technical expertise. Under the new program, PS3 and PSP owners in the United States can purchase an extended service plan of one or two years that begins after the original one-year manufacturer's limited warranty expires.

With the PlayStation Protection Plan, you can extend the same coverage from the original manufacturer's one-year warranty for one or two additional years. The pricing includes all shipping charges and repairs, which are performed by PlayStation-trained service technicians at SCEA-authorized repair facilities.

The PlayStation Protection Plan is available beginning in May 2010. PSP owners can also choose the Accidental Damage Plan, which provides coverage for cracked-screen damage in the event of an unexpected...
 

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."
 
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