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Sony and Square Enix Sued for Final Fantasy XIII Freezing on PS3

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221w ago - As if there weren't enough class action lawsuits filed recently for the removal of OtherOS on PS3, IGN reports that yet another [Register or Login to view links] (PDF) is brewing against Sony and Square Enix over Final Fantasy XIII freezing and in some cases breaking the user's PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: "The lawsuit, filed on June 2, 2010 by Daniel Wolf of San Diego, Calif., alleges Final Fantasy XIII has caused 'severe and widespread damage' to Sony PS3 gaming systems since its release on March 9, 2010.

The lawsuit states that, for many consumers playing Final Fantasy XIII, has 'caused their PS3 consoles to freeze and become totally and permanently inoperable.'

Wolf said he purchased a copy of Final Fantasy XIII the day it was released, and when attempting to save his game, his PS3 became unresponsive and would no longer play any other media after restarting it.

The suit also alleges that both Sony and Square Enix blamed the issue on one another. Square Enix said the issue resulted from Sony's console, and Sony blamed the issue on a faulty Final Fantasy XIII game disc. Neither company...
 

Sony Offers Ten Free PSP Game Downloads to PSPgo Registrants

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222w ago - As an incentive to boost PSPgo sales, today Sony has announced that those who register their PSPgo handheld after April 1, 2010 will get ten free full-game PSP downloads!

Select titles include Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet, 2010 FIFA World Cup and Grand Theft Auto, and the deal is inline with their recent announcement of a PSP Essentials budget software range that will offer several triple-A titles available both on UMD and digitally for just £9.99.

To quote: "On PSPgo we've decided to innovate with that particular business model," SCE UK sales director Mark Howsen told MCV.

"Next month we're launching a free ten game offer. And this isn't just older titles - we've worked with third parties and there's some really good core products.

"We're using it as a method to drive the hardware as well by making the whole proposition much more appealing."
 

Sony Reveals Initial 3D PS3 Games and Free 3D Patches via PSN

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223w ago - Yesterday OPM confirmed that the much-anticipated 3D PS3 Firmware update is set for a June 2010 release, and today Sony has listed the initial 3D PlayStation 3 games along with confirming free 3D update patches will be available from PSN.

To quote via [Register or Login to view links]: "3D gaming is about to get real. To enable true 3D gameplay on the new BRAVIA 3D TVs, we are releasing a free of charge 3D firmware upgrade for the PlayStation 3.

At the same time, a number of exciting new 3D games will be released including WipEout HD, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, SuperStardust HD and PAIN.

And if you already own these games, you'll be able to upgrade to the 3D version absolutely free, simply by downloading a patch from the PlayStation Network."
 

MAG Free PS3 DLC: Fast Attack Pack Arrives on April 29, 2010

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227w ago - Zipper Interactive Sr. Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has revealed that a free MAG PS3 DLC Fast Attack Pack will arrive on April 29, 2010.

To quote: Mark April 29 on your calendars now, because it's the day you're going to see our next 100% Free MAG DLC add-on! Known as the "Fast Attack" Gear Pack, our latest downloadable extra will likely cause marksmen to swoon.

Why? Two big reasons. First, we're adding three brand new Special Edition Sniper Rifles (Raven's HM 90 SE, SVER's SASR M, and Valor's MK 14 Mod 1 EBR) that include a number of performance adjustments and visual variations to our already-popular long-range weapons.

Second, you can expect to get your hands on a collection of new armor types! All three factions can now choose to equip Improved Light Armor in their loadouts for the bargain price of just 400 in-game credits.

Oh, and did we mention that the "Fast Attack" Gear Pack is free? Yes, we did, but we're saying it again anyway. Look for it to appear in the PlayStation Store the afternoon of April 29, alongside all other scheduled PSN updates.

For more MAG-related news and updates, be sure to visit the [Register or Login to view links].
 

Video: Sony PlayStation Freestylers Competition Begins

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229w ago - Sony's Sampling Manager Charli Gallagher has shared a video reveal today of their new PlayStation Freestylers Competition underway.

To quote: PlayStation Freestylers is a freestyling competition open to both males and females within two categories; 13 - 15 years and 16+.

One male and one female winner from each age category will each win a pair of tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final in Madrid on Saturday 22nd May, including return flights and 2 nights' accommodation.

To be in with the chance to win this fantastic prize, take a video of your best moves and upload it to our [Register or Login to view links] site.

You can only enter this Competition if you live in the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands).





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