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Five PlayStation 3 RPG Games Being Worked On Internally at Sony

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301w ago - Shuhei Yoshida finally answers the burning question on many, many, many hardcore gamers minds... Where are the RPG's?!

In a poorly translated Japanese interview from a recent Famitsu magazine, a good soul who visits the site has been able to piece together 3 things for us:

1 - Sony is disappointed in their Japanese business model at the moment
2 - Sony is working on 3rd party relations
3 - Sony is developing 5 RPG's internally for their fanbase

While we already knew 2 of those things we, or at least I, didn't know the last one... I remember seeing an incredible looking series of screenshots from the now defunct Gamesblow's Web site in which he said were Legend of Dragoon 2... they were absolutely mind blowing for an RPG.

I can only hope one of these is in fact LOD2. We also know Dark Cloud 3 is being worked on... but the other 3 seem like a mystery to me.

A direct, not entirely accurate reading, of the snippet:

FM - A strong interest here in Japan is in role playing or deep strategy based games, why has Sony not played to these strengths with the PS3?

Shuhei Yoshida - The inception of a console is one of trial and error. It is never one set path one takes to success and success should never come from an easy path. When...
 

Introducing PULSE Presented by Sony PlayStation Network

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301w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi shared the following via PS Blog:

For fans wanting even more ways to stay connected and in the know on PlayStation news and updates, we launched a new original program, PULSE presented by PlayStation Network available on PlayStation.com.

Note: Video can be seen by clicking the PULSE link above or downloaded from Sony's server HERE.

PULSE, a part of our continuous push to provide original video programming, is a video showcase about what's happening in the world of PlayStation. The program features new Blu-ray disc and PlayStation Network releases from the PlayStation Store, including games, demos, movies and television series available for your PS3 and PSP.

Check out PULSE at work, at home, or on the go with the PSP, appearing every other week on PlayStation.com.

We hope you enjoy the show.
 

Sony, Please Fix the 80022d11 Error - PS3 Games are Unplayable!

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302w ago - Warning: Changing your PSN email or password via the PS3's XMB account management tool will corrupt your save files! Sadly, PlayStation 3 Firmware Update 2.53 does NOT resolve this issue.

There is a large thread (linked above) over at the PlayStation forums regarding error 80022d11 (save file created by another user).

Once this occurs, trying to load a save file for a game that supports trophies will give you the option to either start over (wipe the save file) or sync trophies (which fails). At this point trophies will no longer work and save game files for any game that supports trophies will no longer load.

The only work around at this point is to delete your PS3 user account (not to be confused with your PSN user account) and create a new one (which you can link to your existing PSN account).

Once this is done your trophies will sync, but you will lose all your saved games. If you try to restore any saved games you made before doing this, the error will occur again.

The problem appears to be triggered if the user changes his/her email address or password using the XMB account management tools. So until Sony fixes this problem, users should not change their...
 

Can Sony Maintain PlayStation 3's Momentum in 2009?

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302w ago - If we look back on 2008 and start ticking off the top names of 2009, one will want to assume that the PlayStation 3 has the momentum.

Not only does it have the obvious exclusive edge over Microsoft's Xbox 360, but it has several other factors going for it.

It's $200 cheaper than it was upon launch two years ago, the launch of the PlayStation Home open beta is scheduled for this month, Blu-Ray has won the HD movie war (and it's certainly the more preferable software format for games), the PlayStation Network and Store have taken gigantic strides, the machine is far more reliable than the 360, and yes, as we just said, the exclusives have really been impressive.

We saw Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Resistance 2, Wipeout HD, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation, Valkyria Chronicles, and LittleBigPlanet this year and we can expect Killzone 2, God of War III, Gran Turismo 5, the recently unveiled Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Heavy Rain in 2009, along with Final Fantasy Versus XIII at some point.

Sales are up, Network subscriptions are up, and finally, most third-party developers have gotten over their initial PS3 hang-ups that saw many poor 360-to-PS3 ports. Hence, we'd like to clearly conclude that the PS3 has snagged the momentum away from the competition at this...
 

Marketing Head to Share How Sony Realized New Revenue Routes

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302w ago - Peter Dille, SVP of Marketing and PLAYSTATION® Network, was announced as the final keynote speaker for the CMO Council's 2008 CMO Summit, and he plans to share how Sony changed the game to realize new routes to revenue.

Press Release: PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2008) - The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council announced today that Peter Dille, Senior Vice President of Marketing and PLAYSTATION® Network for Sony Computer Entertainment America, will be a keynote speaker at its CMO Summit on December 10 and 11 in Monterey, California.

Dille will speak to the CMO Summit theme of "Routes to Revenue" drawing on his experience in creating new audiences, building deeper connections with core game players, developing digital channels and creating new sources of revenue in a highly competitive marketplace.

Dille is a 20-year marketing veteran with over 15 years in the gaming industry, including playing a pivotal role in the launch of the original PlayStation console in 1995. Dille is responsible for all facets of SCEA's marketing efforts in North America, including PlayStation® brand management, hardware and software marketing, advertising, channel marketing & events, corporate communications and promotions.

In addition, Dille oversees the PLAYSTATION® Network...
 
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