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VidZone PS3 Update: Summer for Some, Winter for Most

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240w ago - Today VidZone's Head of Production Ben Creasey is here with this week's VidZone PS3 update, dubbed "Summer for Some, Winter for Most."

To quote: Sometimes we forget (sometimes on purpose) that our southern hemisphere brethren have got some good weather going on while we have to sit here freezing our (Insert body part here) off.

Because of this, we have to try to get artificially summery to give you all videos that remind us of the summer. So all the winter crew have a respite from all the depressing winteriness that has invaded our lives, and all you summer crew have a soundtrack to accompany the shining sun.

Straight to the point... Update details... HO!

Homepage Features

Hip-Hop Classics (All Countries)
You better check yourself before you wreck yourself... or sometizzle similar... Let us guide you through Hip Hop with videos from Nas, Xzibit and Outkast.

Escape Winter (EU only)
Videos to melt the ice of your (Insert body part here) Featuring Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama, Beach Boys - Good Vibrations

We Love Summer (Australia and New Zealand only)
Yes... We... Do!!! As the Fresh Prince said "summer, summer, summertime, time to sit back and unwind with VidZone"... ok, not the...
 

LittleBigPlanet - Sack it to Me: The Something for Everyone Edition

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247w ago - SCEA's Marketing Manager Mark Valledor has shared this week's LittleBigPlanet - Sack it to Me, dubbed the 'The Something for Everyone Edition' today on the PlayStation Blog.

To quote: With the holidays almost upon us, this week's Sack it to Me has a little bit of everything for those who didn't find their LBP goodies over the weekend shopping rush.

What's New?

Are you ready for some team building?
This week we just released an update that includes the eagerly awaited "Online Create" mode, allowing you to create levels, objects and more with your online friends. Check out [Register or Login to view links] on the NEW [Register or Login to view links] for all the info.

New on the PlayStation Store

We just updated the PlayStation Store with some great LBP items, including the coveted [Register or Login to view links]. Now you can scale walls and jump from rooftop to rooftop in style as "Ezio" Sackboy.

And don't forget to check out the limited-time release of the [Register or Login to view links]
 

Rumor: Capcom is Saving Some Wii Surprises for E3 2009

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278w ago - Even with all of the information that has become available following CAPTIVATE 09, Capcom is teasing more surprises for E3 2009.

According to the company, among Nintendo Wii surprises two new games will be announced. This comes from Capcom's official [Register or Login to view links] account but unfortunately, no hints were provided as to what will be shared when the event begins.

The wait will not be too long, however, as E3 starts in a little over a month.

Anyone hoping for Devil May Cry Wii or a Lost Planet side story on Wii?
 

God of War III is so Brutal Some Scenes Won't Hit the Internet

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284w ago - While the God of War franchise has traditionally been a particularly brutal series, the developers claim God of War III will push the boundaries to the limit.

When showing off the game most recently, the developers over at Santa Monica's studio told viewers that "Some of these scenes are so violent, they are never going on the internet - at least, not by us. They're just not appropriate for some audiences."

Sony Santa Monica recently showed off God of War III's new 'Zipper Technology', a feature the developers had long wanted to include but never had the power to do so - until they had the PS3. The feature allows enemies' skin to slice open realistically, allowing for internal organs to spill out depending on the severity of the cut.

The Official PlayStation Magazine talks explicitly about seeing Kratos gutting a centaur, with the stomach, guts, and internal intestines oozing out of the wailing beast.

Just hearing that makes me squeamish. Has God of War III gone to far? Is that even possible? God of War III is due out in the fiscal year of 2009, exclusively for the PS3.
 

Microsoft Wants Refund From Some Laid-Off Workers

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287w ago - Microsoft says it made an accounting error when it laid off some employees last month and now feels the best way to correct the error is with what will likely add up to a public relations blunder. To quote:

The software giant, which recently laid off 1,400 employees, sent letters (see image below) this week to some of those former workers letting them know that their severance payouts were a bit too "generous" and respectfully requested that the former employees pay back that money, according to a report Saturday on [Register or Login to view links].

"An inadvertent administrative error occurred that resulted in an overpayment in severance pay by Microsoft," the letter states. "We ask that you repay the overpayment and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience to you."

A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that the authenticity of a letter posted on TechCrunch, but declined further comment, saying it was "a private matter between the company and the affected people."

The company declined to specify how many of these letters were sent out, and it's unknown how much the overpayments total, but it did indicate that some laid off employees were also undercompensated.

The...
 
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