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Sony Confirms 32 Additional PSP Titles for Ad-Hoc Party Support

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300w ago - Sony has announced that an additional 32 PlayStation Portable titles now support Ad-Hoc Party.

Most games seem to be working with no problem, but there a quite a few that are suffering from issues such as slowdown when using voice chat.

To quote: Games that have no reported problems include:

* Derby Stallion P (Enterbrain)
* Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable (Square Enix)
* Initial D Street Stage (Sega)
* Nouryoku Trainer Portable 2 (sega)
* Sarugetchu P! (SCEJ)
* Dokodemo Issyo (SCEJ)
* Piposaru Academia (SCEJ)
* Bleach Heat the Soul (SCEJ)
* Bleach Heat the Soul 4 (SCEJ)
* Boku no Natsuyasumi (SCEJ)
* Minna no Golf Portable (SCEJ)
* Minna no Golf Portable 2 (SCEJ)
* Ratchet & Clank 5 (SCEJ)
* LocoRoco (SCEJ)
* Gundam Battle Royal (Bandai Namco)
* Gundam SEED Federation VS Z.A.F.T. Portable (Bandai Namco)
* Taiko no Tatsujin Portable (Bandai Namco)
* Taiko no Tatsujin Portable 2 (Bandai Namco)
* Tales of the World Radiant Mythology (Bandai Namco)
* Tekken Dark Resurrection (Bandai Namco)
* Dragon Ball Z Shin Budoukai 2 (Bandai Namco)
* Narutimate Portable (Bandai Namco)

Games that have problems in some capacity include:
 

Microsoft's Helping Hand Through Sony PlayStation Advertising

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300w ago - Ever thought you would read this in a headline?

Well in any case, below is pictured a leaflet from Microsoft Windows Vista unconsciously advertising for PlayStation instead of Xbox or Xbox 360.

The sheet contains a photo with 2 guys playing with PlayStation 2 controllers!

Surely an oversight by Microsoft, but one they probably will not like once it catches up with them.

Click on the pic below to enlarge it.
 

Sony: LittleBigPlanet a Clear Number One Any Other Time of Year

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300w ago - Sony's head of public relations for the UK, David Wilson, has revealed the company is pleased with the initial reaction to LittleBigPlanet as it has been their highest scoring game ever.

He added that in any other time of year it would be a clear number one, so the chart which says otherwise must be put into context.

To quote: "We're really pleased with the initial reaction to LittleBigPlanet - it has been our highest scoring game ever I believe with a Metacritic score of 95 and a huge list of 10/10s or 100 per cent scores," explained Wilson.

"We are also pleased with its commercial performance. In other times of the year it would be a clear number one - so you have to put the chart in context.

This is an incredibly volatile time of year and the chart reflects that - November 7 saw 47 titles released on that one day alone including many big hitters with Christmas number one aspirations. Look at the chart this week - the top four are all brand new entries."
 

Netflix Speaks on Sony Movies Disappearing from XBox 360 Service

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300w ago - A week ago,"An Evening With Kevin Smith 2″ through the Netflix streaming service on my Xbox 360 but didn't finish. Now, I can't watch the rest.

Joystiq broke word this evening that Netflix stopped Xbox 360 users from streaming movies distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

This restriction only applies to Xbox 360 users. PC, Mac and other Netflix-enabled on-demand devices can still stream Sony Pictures Entertainment films, and is not a glitch.

"In the case of Xbox 360, a few hundred titles are temporarily unavailable to be streamed via the Xbox game console," Netflix VP of corporate communications Steve Swasey told MTV Multiplayer in an e-mailed statement tonight.

"Those titles are still available to be watched on subscribers' computers and on TVs via other partner devices, and we hope they'll be licensed for Xbox 360 shortly."

When asked if the license just coincidentally expired as Microsoft was adding Netflix support or Sony Pictures Entertainment specifically requested Xbox 360 streaming to be disabled, Swasey wouldn't say.

"As watching instantly becomes a more prominent part of the Netflix service, our goal is to have all of...
 

Sony Fined $18.5 Million in Patent Infringement Suit

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300w ago - Over two years ago, Agere Systems filed a suit against Sony for potential infringement on patents regarding "wireless local area network apparatus."

Looks like the courts ruled in Agere Systems' favor.

Sony has been fined $18.5 million for use of the technology in their devices, such as the Mylo and PlayStation Portable.

Finally, the jury ruled that the patent infringement was willful.
 
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