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Q-Games Developer Comments on PSN Game Sharing for PS3

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264w ago - Update: It appears Dylan Cuthbert is not alone on his stance towards PSN gamesharing, as David Jaffe also recently [Register or Login to view links] his thoughts against it.

Recently it was reported that the PSN European Terms of Service only allowed three activations, which was quickly corrected by SCEE's MusterBuster stating it was a typo and five activations are still allowed on the PS3.

During that time Dylan Cuthbert (developer of the upcoming PixelJunk Shooter) of Q-Games commented on PSN game sharing via [Register or Login to view links], to quote:

"Good news, 3 is plenty!"

When someone asked what will happen to the limit if his PlayStation 3 broke down, he responded with the following:

"If you had a lot of hardware failures Sony are actually quite receptive to resetting the count (if you ask them nicely)."

Finally, he added the following statement in regards to game sharing:

"Running on 3 accounts should be enough for anyone really, and re-downloading is unlimited - the 24hr lockout is fairest tho."

Finally, for those who...
 

Rumor: Killzone 3 Gets 2011 PS3 Target Date by Guerrilla Games

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267w ago - Three weeks ago it was rumored that Killzone 3 is in development for Sony's PS3 console, and tentatively scheduled for release sometime during 2010.

Today, ConnectedConsoles.com (linked above) is reporting that Guerrilla Studios employee Jan-Bart Van Beek stated the title is actually being developed with a 2011 target date, but the game could be released as early as 2010.

For now, it's just more fuel on the fire for the rumormill... as there has been no official confirmation by Guerrilla Games nor Sony.

To quote: When speaking in a video interview with a Dutch TV Show recently, Guerrilla Studios employee Jan-Bart Van Beek is reported to claim "Right now, Killzone 3 for a release in 2011, is being developed. Who knows, maybe we'll see the game even as early as 2010."
 

Police Officer Gets Caught Stealing PS3 Games Under His Vest

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267w ago - A police officer from the UK has been found guilty of stealing Sony PS3 games from a store that he was being paid to protect.

The thief allegedly snuck PS3 games in his hat and then transferred them under his stab vest to avoid setting off the alarms.

To quote: "Peter Cokell, 34, was found guilty of theft after he was caught on CCTV shoplifting from the store he was being paid to protect.

The damning footage, which was shown to magistrates in his trial, shows him stealing two PlayStation 3 games and then taking them to the rear of the shop in his police hat.

He can then be seen slipping the games - Call of Duty and Kill Zone - worth only £74.98, inside his stab vest before walking from the shop without setting off the alarms.

However, a security guard who witnessed the crime contacted police and Cokell was arrested and charged with theft."
 

Video: Sony PS3 - It Only Does Great Games

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269w ago - Today Sony's Senior Vice President of Marketing & PlayStation Network Peter Dille has posted a PS3 video dubbed 'It Only Does Great Games' on the PS Blog.

To quote: In just the few weeks since my last post, we've launched the amazing UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, we've unveiled the new 250GB PlayStation 3 and we've welcomed nearly half a million new PS3 owners into our PlayStation family. There is no doubt it has been a busy and exciting few weeks here; and as promised, PlayStation 3's momentum just keeps building.

Since its introduction in 2002, the Ratchet & Clank franchise has become wildly popular, selling more than 16 million units worldwide and finding a permanent home on the "top ten favorites" lists of gamers everywhere. The latest and much anticipated installment, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, promises to deliver more of the signature humor and mind blowing weapons fans have come to expect while exploring the story behind Ratchet and Clank's past and the key to their future.

While the game won't be in stores until next Tuesday, critics are already starting to pour on the praise, touting that the latest Ratchet & Clank adventure looks like the "the best yet." And just in time for its release, Kevin Butler is back to spotlight this incredible...
 

Sega Leak Reveals PSN to Bring PS2 & DreamCast Games to PS3

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274w ago - According to Edge Online (linked above), Sega has leaked a confidential [Register or Login to view links] (removed now) of a meeting with SCEA held in August by accidently uploading it to their public FTP site.

Among other things, the document states a March 2010 release for Sony's new Motion Controller in Japan with the ambition of selling 4-5 million units world-wide. No Prices or Bundles are mentioned though, yet.

Furthermore, and for many of you maybe even more interesting, the document states that Sony wants to introduce a PS2 emulator for the PS3, allowing them to sell DreamCast games and "all PS2 titles on PSN".

Unfortunately it doesn't mention any further details or the possibility to play PS2 game discs.

To quote: We've contacted Sony and Sega for comment and have reprinted the document in question in its entirety below:

SCEA Meeting Aug 5th Notes
Aug 6 2009 - DRAFT FOR COMMENTS

Objectives of Meeting
Dyer agreed to regular quarterly meetings with SOA

Sony PS3
• SCEA reiterated plans to sell 13 million PS3s this year
• Big announcement back half of year they can't talk about (potentially price cut of PS3 to reach hardware...
 
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