156w ago - Today Spanish site NicaGamerz.com (linked above) reports that the PS JailBreak PS3 ModChip is now legal in Spain, and that Sony must pay damages to the defendant.
The Barcelona court trial verdict apparently hinged on Sony's removal of OtherOS functionality.
To quote, roughly translated: "In Spain there was a precedent because any PSJailbreak product is legal for sales and advertising.
According to court No 8 Mercantil de Barcelona, on 07 December two thousand and ten, was officially PS legalization of Jailbreak in any store in Spain, too, that Sony will have to pay all the costs to the stores selling this product.
With the departure of PSJailbreak, Sony tried everything possible to prevent the sale in Spain of products that create the bootable Playstation 3 video games downloaded over the Internet or using backups for loading the games, following complaints produced by Sony, shops that were affected did not hesitate to attack Sony resorting to lawsuits.
As a conclusion all the devices that were previously illegal and can upload copies of video games has been legal in Spain.
Today, Engadget (linked above) is reporting news that a FIFA 2010 PS3 250GB Bundle is set to debut in Spain this October.
To quote: "We're circling in on a 250GB PS3 Slim, and this time it's made an appearance at Spanish retailer GAME with an October 8th release date and a copy of Euro-centric FIFA 2010 along for the ride.
No pricetag or box shot, but we like where this is headed all the same."
223w ago - Today SCEA's Director of Network Advertising David Winding has announced that the 'Do the Move' PAIN Contest goes live tomorrow, and he has posted up a PAIN AXE video which includes contest details.
To quote: The Sony Computer Entertainment America and AXE "Do the Move" PAIN contest is on. This is your chance to earn some bragging rights for your Double Pits to Chesty combination while also putting yourself in the running for some cool Sony and AXE prizes.
The contest is simple, launch AXE's Smooth Jarvis character into any PAIN area, then execute the Double Pits to Chesty move. Then, use PAIN's in-game video capture feature to record, edit and post your combination to your YouTube account - making sure to use the tag "PAIN AXE Jarvis."
If your combination is funnier and more challenging than the rest, you could be in the running to win the grand prize - which includes a new 42" Bravia LCD HDTV to enjoy PAIN and your other favorite PS3 games on, as well as a sweet PAIN AXE Jarvis Maquette and some other cool AXE prizes.
The contest starts tomorrow, September 1st at 12:01 AM PST and runs through September 30th. Don't delay the PAIN! The first 250 contestants to earn the AXE trophy in game will also win a PAIN t-shirt. Check out www.PAINPS3.com...
226w ago - Today SCEA's Director of Network Advertising David Winding has introduced a new "Smooth Jarvis" character and some new moves in PAIN for PlayStation 3.
To quote: Starting today Sony Computer Entertainment America and AXE will be introducing the first ever AXE-branded virtual video game character in the form of "Smooth Jarvis."
Smooth Jarvis will come enabled with two Double Pits to Chesty (DPTC) themed moves that mimic the signature motions involved in applying AXE deodorant bodyspray for men. You've seen the moves before-under both arm pits and across the chest – now here's your chance to use them to your advantage.
Combine these moves successfully with any of the eight original standard PAIN moves and not only will you earn classic points and trophies, you'll also rack up some bonus points to help take that final score to the next level!
The fun won't end there though. Keep practicing those moves because it may just earn you bragging rights for your favorite combo as part of a four-week PAIN contest. Players will be able to use PAIN's in-game video capture feature to capture and post your favorite combination to your YouTube account, putting...
228w ago - For the first time, the economic downturn appears to have caught up with the maker of the Wii, as sales and profits plunge.
Nintendo continues to operate profitably, something that can't be said for Sony, which faces the same conditions that Nintendo does, but announced another losing quarter today.
To quote: Japanese electronics companies face two significant issues when it comes to the current economy. The first is that the crisis has caused the currencies of larger, stable economies to increase in value.
The strength of the Yen has meant that overseas sales, which constitute the majority for many of these companies, are worth less; both Nintendo and Sony have been hit with this problem.
The second issue is that consumer spending has dropped, which means fewer products sold. So far, this hadn't been as severe a problem for Nintendo, but the trend finally caught up with it this quarter.
Compared to the same quarter a year ago, handheld sales dropped by nearly a million units, to just under 6 million total (over half of those were the DSi). Wii sales dropped by more than half, with only 2.23 million sold in the previous quarter. Software didn't fare as badly,...