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Sony's This Is Living "talking urinals" Video available

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339w ago - Sony surprised attendees at a recent PlayStation event with talking urinals. The plastic gizmos gave out the following message: "Mate, when the urinal starts talking to you, it's time to call a taxi! Or dance on the bar! Woohoo! This is living!"

To quote: The toilet facilities at the recent PlayStation soiree held in Auckland held a sinister secret. With the harmless-looking plastic objects sporting the "This is living" slogan, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was safe to relieve yourself; until it starts talking.

"Mate, when the urinal starts talking to you, it's time to call a taxi! Or dance on the bar! Woohoo! This is living!"





Experiencing this firsthand was disconcerting enough to reverse the immediate reason for visiting, and creepy enough to encourage me to seek refuge in a cubicle. Kudos to the sick, mad genius in Sony's marketing crew who came up with this one.
 

No Afrika for Europe, says Sony

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339w ago - A Sony Computer Entertainment Europe spokesperson has confirmed that it will not publish Rhino Studios' forthcoming "safari-simulator" Afrika in European territories, according to a Eurogamer report.

Initially announced during E3 2006, a coming soon teaser page for Afrika was recently launched on the company's Japanese website. Little is known about the title thus far, but from looking at the released screenshots it does appear to be a photography game in the vein of Pokemon Snap – except with, you know, real wildlife.

Note that this does not rule out another publisher picking up the title for a European release in the future. A North American release has yet to be announced.
 

PlayStation Portable Still King in Slow Sales

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339w ago - Another week has gone by, which means we should take another look at the situation of hardware and software sales in Japan. Research firm Media Create has again posted the numbers for the week that ended on May 23 and we'll be serving up a bit of analysis alongside the figures.

Both hardware and software sales registered a drop in the analyzed interval, but the latter suffered much more than gaming consoles in terms of sales. The PlayStation Portable seems to have an iron grip on the first spot in sales, with a bit over 70,000 consoles sold, which registered as both a win and as a loss, because it sold over 19,000 units less than in the previous week.

The Nintendo Wii dropped even more, somewhere around 41,000 thousand, with over 25,000 units less than in the previous week, but it made it on second place, while the DS came in third, with a smaller drop than any of the top three consoles and sales of around 35,000 units.

The PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 2 from Sony have almost equal sales, of 7,701 for the first console and 7,022 for its last generation cousin. They both sold more than the Xbox 360 from Microsoft, which only managed to move 1,298 units during last week.

The week will be remembered as the moment when the Nintendo Wii managed to cross the 6 million sales barrier,...
 

Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft ready pre-E3 exclusives

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340w ago - Nothing's official until E3, but that hasn't stopped the Big 3 from showcasing some of their finer wares.

As E3 draws close, Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony are surely readying a massive Megaton-style release of Q3 and Q4 games for the storied (albeit shrinking) show. Here's what we know so far.

Sony dropped a few big names last week with its first party exclusives list. The dates are subject to change, as always, and it wouldn't be a surprise given the number of big name delays we've seen in the past six months (the terribly reviewed Haze foremost among them).

- Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 -- PSP (Available June 3, 2008)
- Secret Agent Clank --PSP (Available June 17, 2008)
- wipEout HD --PSN (Available Summer 2008)
- Elefunk -- PSN (Available Summer 2008)
- PixelJunk Eden -- PSN (Available Summer 2008)
- SIREN: Blood Curse --PSN (Available Summer 2008)
- SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation -- PS3 (Available September 16, 2008)
- LittleBigPlanet -- PS3 (Available October 2008)
- NBA 09 -- PS3, PSP, PS2 (Available Fall 2008)
- NBA 09 -- PSP (Available Fall 2008)
- NBA 09 -- PS2 (Available Fall 2008)
- About BUZZ! Quiz TV-- PS3 (Available Fall 2008)
- BUZZ! Master Quiz -- PSP (Available Fall 2008)
 

Sony Taking Action Against Phony Uncharted Airsoft Gun

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340w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment is none too thrilled over the fact that online retailer King of Swords is selling an unofficial replica of the Beretta M92F gun featured in PlayStation 3 title Uncharted.

According to a company spokesperson, they will be taking "appropriate" measures against the Web site very soon:

The Drake's Gun is not licensed or in any way sanctioned by SCE and one we certainly do not condone.

We are investigating the source of this product and will proceed with the most appropriate action.

It's worth pointing out that this same retailer is also selling a number of unlicensed swords from the Final Fantasy series.
 
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