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Video: PAIN AXE - Do the Move PAIN Contest Live Tomorrow

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277w ago - Today SCEA's Director of Network Advertising David Winding has announced that the 'Do the Move' PAIN Contest goes live tomorrow, and he has posted up a PAIN AXE video which includes contest details.

To quote: The Sony Computer Entertainment America and AXE "Do the Move" PAIN contest is on. This is your chance to earn some bragging rights for your Double Pits to Chesty combination while also putting yourself in the running for some cool Sony and AXE prizes.

The contest is simple, launch AXE's Smooth Jarvis character into any PAIN area, then execute the Double Pits to Chesty move. Then, use PAIN's in-game video capture feature to record, edit and post your combination to your YouTube account - making sure to use the tag "PAIN AXE Jarvis."

If your combination is funnier and more challenging than the rest, you could be in the running to win the grand prize - which includes a new 42" Bravia LCD HDTV to enjoy PAIN and your other favorite PS3 games on, as well as a sweet PAIN AXE Jarvis Maquette and some other cool AXE prizes.

The contest starts tomorrow, September 1st at 12:01 AM PST and runs through September 30th. Don't delay the PAIN! The first 250 contestants to earn the AXE trophy in game will also win a PAIN t-shirt. Check out [Register or Login to view links]...
 

Microsoft Job Posting Suggests Move to Web, Console and Mobile

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280w 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.
 

D3Publisher Announces Plans to Move Entire PSP Catalog to PSN

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328w ago - PSP Gamers will now have access to favorite D3P titles including the original and very popular Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, critically-acclaimed Dead Head Fred, and more... no UMD required!

PRESS RELEASE: D3PUBLISHER TO BRING CLASSIC PSPTM (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE) GAMES TO THE PLAYSTATION®STORE FOR THE PC FOR DOWNLOAD ACROSS EMEA

PSPTM Gamers Will Now Have Access to Favourite D3P Titles Including the Original and Wildly Popular Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords®, Critically-Acclaimed Dead Head Fred® and more–no UMD Required!

CAMBRIDGE–September 9, 2008– Premier publisher of interactive entertainment software, D3Publisher (D3P), will bring its classic PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) titles to gamers for download via the PLAYSTATION®Store across EMEA beginning this September. PSP™ owners will no longer need a UMD to play critically-acclaimed PSP™ titles such as the original Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords®, 2007's multiple award-winning cult hit and Dead Head Fred®, a head-swapping, third person-action game and more.

"D3Publisher is always looking to make fun and original gaming experiences easily accessible to everyone," said Yoji Takenaka, president and chief executive officer, North America and Europe, D3P. "We believe that making...
 

Is it time to move over to the PS3?

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337w ago - An Xbot's take on why the time is now right for Xbox 360 gamers to seriously consider getting rid of their 360's and purchasing a PS3

Before beginning this article I would like to make it clear that I'm a confessed Xbot. Even after churning through 3 separate Xbox 360's due to hardware failure, I have remained loyal to Microsoft and believe that Xbox Live is an amazingly fun service, even worth paying for.

BUT do I really? What has kept me coming back again and again when a normal gamer would have spat the dummy and gotten rid of the Xbox 360 years ago? Why is now the right time to finally break away from Microsoft?

The following reasons are what I believe to be the most compelling as to why my fellow hardcore Xbots should seriously consider taking the plunge and moving over to the PS3.

The Play Station Network
Now I hear what you guys are saying, nothing beats Xbox lives usability, social aspects and servers, but PSN has come a long way over the last year or so. The Servers (due to less traffic) experience a lot less lag than what we have all become accustomed to on Live. The PSN interface thanks to 2.40 update will encompass almost all the functionality that Xbots are familiar with, including fast access to friends and game invitations, and it's FREE!
 
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