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Videos: Kevin Butler - New Zealand TV3 Promo and PS3 Montage

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227w ago - Today Sony's VP of International Diplomacy Kevin Butler has shared two videos- a New Zealand TV3 oromo and a PS3 Montage, as follows:

As the star of PlayStation's current advertising campaign, I get compliments on my performances just about every other day.

But recently it has come to my attention that a certain television network named TV3 has created an amazing homage to my marketing prowess.

A commercial that is nearly identical to one we created here in the states aired on TV in New Zealand, found its way to the internet, and ultimately to my desk. Few film greats have been treated to a shot-for-shot shrine (actually I think it's just me and Alfred Hitchcock).

From the desk of Kevin Butler
VP of International Diplomacy
Sony Computer Entertainment America

If you haven't seen our PS3 "Montage" ad in question, here it is:





And Here's TV3's ad:





It's been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If so, color me flattered. However, I do have some constructive criticism for the work that I would like to share.

1. No title for your guy?...
 

Video: PlayStation Move Japanese Promo Showcases PS3 Lineup

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229w ago - Today a PlayStation Move Japanese promotional video has surfaced which showcases a partial PS3 lineup for Sony's upcoming PlayStation 3 Motion Controller.

Although unconfirmed, a female silhoutte that walks, jumps and moves underneath the logo may be considered a mascot for Sony's Playstation Move.

The video hints at PS3 opening the door to a new dimension, and PS3 titles featured in the PlayStation Move video include the following, to quote:

• Beat Sketch
• Big 3 Gun Shooting
• EyePet
• Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition
• The Shoot
• Echochrome
• Tower
• Sports Champion
• Kung Fu Rider
• Nikudan
• High Velocity Bowling
• Ape Escape
• Move de Party
• TV Superstars

Those interested can check out the PlayStation Move Japanese promo video below!




 

Midway Carnival, Alpha Protocol and More Hits PlayStation Home

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230w ago - Sony Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has announced today that the Midway Carnival, complete with a massive Independence Day event, Alpha Protocol, Toy Story 3 Items and more are hitting PlayStation Home this week.

To quote: The Midway – available Thursday, July 1st – launches with 10 games, over a hundred rewards (including the Darla's Den personal space), and plenty of secrets that you will have to uncover for yourself as you progress through this massive new game space.

Simply collect your tickets from the kiosk at the entrance to the Midway and embark on a journey where a new reward is unlocked for every level of every game you master. Hang out in the space for long enough and you can even be rewarded with more plays for your favorite games (or the ultimate bragging rights at the Meet Darla photo booth).

You can even collect exclusive arcade-style games like Trigger Happy-in-a-Box for the Darla's Den personal space! Just enter the hilarious Tele-Porta-Potty in PlayStation Home's Central Plaza to access the Midway when it launches this week.





For a holiday as important as Independence Day, we wanted to make sure we delivered the best event we possibly could to you, the loyal PlayStation Home community.
 

Sony's PSN Product Manager Explains PlayStation Plus

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231w ago - PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe has explained PlayStation Plus today in greater depth, in hopes to clear up any confusion on the upcoming service which arrives next week.

Below he also reaffirms that the much anticipated PS3 Cross Game Voice Chat is NOT currently included for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

To quote: Hi Guys, just wanted to send you a second post on the details of PlayStation Plus and to clear up some of the confusion/answer some of the questions you have raised around the previous post. Apologies for the length but there is a lot to cover!

Ok, here are the basics of the new premium subscription service, PlayStation Plus:

Launching on the 29th June

The current PSN features will remain free. We are still very committed to PSN as a free gaming service and are certainly not planning on reducing this service following the launch of PlayStation Plus.

Plus is an evolving service and the features included at launch will be:

• Games
• Discounts
• Exclusive items on PlayStation...
 

PSP Custom Firmware 5.03 and 5.50 Prometheus Released

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232w ago - Today liquidzigong of the Chinese board A9VG.com (linked above) has released PSP Custom Firmware 5.03 and 5.50 Prometheus, which enables recently released PSP Firmware 6.20 games such as Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep to run without patching required.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] [Right-Click, Save As]

For those who missed it, an updated PRXDecrypter and PSPCipher by hrimfaxi reportedly allows the same, and the latest PSARDump by coyotebean also now supports Sony's PSPgo console.

The 5.03 Prometheus PSP CFW above is intended for PSP 2000 - TA088v3 and PSP 3000 users, with more details on the release available [Register or Login to view links].
 
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