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Sony to Reveal Secret Game at Tokyo Game Show this October

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321w ago - We don't usually deal with rumor, however since we were the first to break this story to the net via the PlayStation forums, we thought we may as well report it.

So what was this rumor? Well, according to the Gut Reaction feature in the November issue of OPM, Sony will be revealing a "super sexy" secret game at the Tokyo Game Show this October.

We have included a scan below as proof, so start to get excited.
 

Sony is Dropping the 40GB PS3 Model Price $40 This Weekend

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321w ago - A leaked Blockbuster memo has revealed that Sony is permanently dropping the price of the discontinued 40GB PS3 as of Sunday.

The price of the 40GB will now be $360, while a bundle including a HDMI cable, Spiderman Movie, and Tansformers game will be available for $400.

To quote: According to a Blockbusters' memo leaked to us today Sony is permanently dropping the price of the discontinued 40GB model of the Playstation 3 starting Sunday.

The price drop, which was verified by calls to a number of Blockbuster stores, will drop the 40GB model to $360 and an PS3 40GB bundle with an HDMI cable, Spiderman the movie and Transformers the game to $400.

Stores that have trade-ins of the PS3 40GB will be selling it for $360 as well.
 

Sony Could Be Holding Back Resistance 2's Success

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321w ago - If you have paid attention to any of our editorials here at Blend Games since late 2006, you would have noticed a consistent disdain for a particular section of Sony's business model: their video game marketing section.

Sadly, these guys and gals have done very little to properly promote many of their own first-party games, and in result have managed to create a very sub-par community outside the initial fan-boy hype.

Like everyone else out on the net who have seen viral marketing videos for some of Sony's exclusives, you sort of wonder why they stop there. In comparison, Microsoft has all sorts of ridiculous marketing ploys surrounding many of their first-party titles, leading up to the game's release.

In some cases MS will even continue to schedule events, make announcements and continue the viral marketing just past the game's release, like what they did with Gears of War and Halo 3.

Even now, compare the likes of Gears of Wars 2 energy drinks, announcements for limited and collector's editions, as well as a vibrant promotional campaigns, to the simple techniques employed by Sony for Resistance 2. It is almost as if they expect the game to do well and that they should leave it alone, completely.

It appears especially odd considering that gamers seem...
 

Future and Sony to Launch UK's First On-Console Digital Magazine

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321w ago - The UK is set to get its own Qore-style weekly digital magazine available exclusively through the PlayStation Network. Packed with High Definition video content, the digital magazine will include news, reviews, features and downloadable content on games, movies and more.

The pioneering weekly product will be available to UK PlayStation 3 owners in early 2009, and is expected to subsequently roll-out to other European territories.

Press Release: Future and Sony to launch UK's first on-console digital magazine

Pioneering interactive high definition magazine to launch on PlayStation Network

Future, the special-interest media group, today announces that it has signed an agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment UK ("SCE UK") to create an on-console, weekly digital magazine available exclusively through the PlayStationŽNetwork.

The digital magazine will enable gamers in the UK to download interactive, high definition editorial content directly onto their PlayStation 3 consoles from the PlayStation Network - a first for the UK games industry. The pioneering weekly product will be available to UK PlayStation 3 owners in early 2009 and is expected to subsequently roll-out to other European territories.

The deal further strengthens the publishing partnership...
 

Sony's Official LittleBigPlanet BETA Thread Begins

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321w ago - Sam Protagonist, a Sony Dev from the LittleBigPlanet forums, has opened a thread (linked above) to deal with any new information about LittleBigPlanet BETA keys with any Web site key giveaways to be posted. Here is what was posted by Sam:

Hi all, I'll be updating this thread regularly today with information about the beta and where keys can be applied for in this thread only. I won't be responding to any others, simply because there are so many of them.

LittleBigPlanet Beta FAQs

How do I join the beta?

Several thousand invitations are in the process of being sent out today by email. If you do not receive an email from SCE today, you will also be able to sign up over the next 5 days on a variety of popular gaming sites. I cannot name the sites here, however the LittleBigPlanet News Site will be giving out more details tomorrow. If any further places to sign up are made available I'll update this thread again.

What if I don't get a key, I really want to play!?

This beta is being released in order to test element of the online game. As such it should not be seen as a demo, a trial or anything more than helping us to ensure that the server architecture is running. If you don't get a key you...
 
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