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God of War III Coming Soon To PlayStation 3

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339w ago - God of War III is now officially "coming soon" to the PlayStation 3.

The back side of the God of War: Chains of Olympus instruction booklet displays the series trademark omega symbol with "PS3″ stamped right in the middle. Under that is a small caption which reads "Coming Soon" in bold letters.

How soon? We don't know! Our guess is good as yours.

However, we suspect Sony has a different interpretation of the phrase "coming soon," as all signs currently point to a 2009 release for God of War III.

Hopefully that's not the case. Hopefully, GoW III will be released this year.
 

Red God of War PSP Bundle Coming This Summer

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339w ago - Sony has announced plans to bring a new red, God of War themed PSP bundle over to North America at the Destination PlayStation retail trade show.

The bundle will include God of War: Chains of Olympus, a UMD copy of Superbad, and a voucher good for a free copy of PSN title Syphon Filter: Combat Ops.

Scheduled for a release in June, the God of War PSP bundle is expected to retail at $199.99.

Press Release: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA TO UNLEASH KRATOS IN LIMITED-EDITION GOD OF WAR® PSP® ENTERTAINMENT PACK

Package Includes "Deep Red" PSP with Kratos Silkscreen, God of War®: Chains of Olympus, Superbad on UMD Video and Voucher to Download Syphon Filter®: Combat Ops

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced the God of War® PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Entertainment Pack, a limited-edition offering that celebrates the debut of the best-selling God of War franchise on PSP. This special bundle will feature a limited-edition "Deep Red" PSP with the God of War himself, Kratos, silkscreened on the back of the unit; the highly anticipated God of War®: Chains of Olympus game; the hit comedy movie from Columbia Pictures, Superbad, on UMDâ„¢ (Universal Media Disc); and a PLAYSTATION®Network voucher to download the Syphon Filter®: Combat...
 

Toshiba to give up on HD DVD, end format war

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341w ago - Toshiba Corp is planning to give up on its HD DVD format for high-definition video, conceding defeat to the competing Blu-Ray technology backed by Sony Corp, a company source said on Saturday.

Japanese public broadcaster NHK had earlier reported that Toshiba would suffer losses in the tens of billions of yen (hundreds of millions of dollars) as it scrapped production of HD DVD players and recorders and took other steps to exit the business.

The company source told Reuters that Toshiba was in the final stages of planning to exit the HD DVD business and that an official decision would be made soon.
 

Estonia fines man for 'cyber war'

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344w ago - A 20-year-old ethnic Russian man is the first person to be convicted for taking part in a "cyber war" against Estonia.

Dmitri Galushkevich was fined 17,500 kroons (£830) for an attack which blocked the website of the Reform Party of Prime Minister Andrus Ansip.

The assault, between 25 April and 4 May 2007, was one of a series by hackers on Estonian institutions and businesses.

At the time, Estonia accused the Russian government of orchestrating the attacks. Moscow denied any involvement.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the BBC in May 2007 that the allegations were "completely untrue".

Minority attacks

The attacks took place against a backdrop of riots by ethnic Russian Estonians prompted by the removal of a Soviet war memorial from the centre of Tallinn.

During the unrest, one person was killed and more than 150 injured.

Moving the so-called Bronze Soldier was seen as an affront to the memory of Russian soldiers who died during World War II.

Prosecutors said Mr Galushkevich, a student, had claimed the attack was an act of protest against Mr Ansip, who became a hate figure for Estonia's Russian minority.

Ethnic Russians make up about a quarter of Estonia's population of 1.3 million.

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THQ cancels Frontlines: Fuel of War for PS3

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344w ago - THQ announced today that it has canceled PS3 version of Frontlines: Fuel of War(TM) and also the PS2 version of Destroy All Humans!(R): Big Willy Unleashed.

Two unannounced titles for Xbox 360 and PS3, scheduled for 2010, have also been canceled. The Concrete Games studio, which was working on one of the unannounced titles, will also be closed down.

To quote: However, the company expects to report approximately $20 million in accelerated amortization expense related to the underperformance of certain previously-released games, including Stuntman(R):Ignition(TM), Ratatouille and Conan(R). In addition, consistent with the company's previously-announced quality initiatives relating to product development and its product pipeline, the company expects to record non-cash charges of approximately $27 million related to:

1) the cancellation of the PlayStation(R) 3 (PS3) version of Frontlines(TM): Fuel of War(TM) and the PlayStation(R) 2 (PS2) version of Destroy All Humans!(R): Big Willy Unleashed;

2) costs associated with two unannounced titles for Xbox 360 and PS3 that had been scheduled for release in fiscal 2010; and

3) the company's decision not to pursue its Juiced(TM) and Stuntman(R) intellectual properties.

The company also announced the closure of its...
 
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