SCEA Teams Up With IGN for a Haiti Charity Event

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221w ago - Today Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has announced that SCEA has teamed up with IGN for a Haiti charity event.

To quote: We have watched in horror and sorrow as the events in Haiti have unfolded over the past few weeks.

As millions are suffering through conditions unimaginable to us, it's kind of hard to know how to even begin to help. Last week, IGN came to us with an idea that gamers could get behind - a videogame Internet telethon.

Starting at 9am Pacific, the IGN crew will be broadcasting live for 12 hours, and taking donations for Habitat for Humanity.

Here at SCEA, we contributed a number of rare, collectable items to the cause, including a bad-ass Ratchet vinyl figure set, a signed God of War Collection and Guide, a signed...
 

Video: Timelapse Footage from Sony MAG256 PS3 Event

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221w ago - SCEE Social Media Manager Jem Alexander has shared a video today on the Europeam PlayStation Blog which includes timelapse footage from a recent Sony MAG256 PS3 event.

To quote: I'll have a full report from our MAG256 event – including more video, photos and more – on Friday, after I've got my breath back.

Many of you were there in spirit, using the #MAG256 Twitter hashtag to appear on our event Twitter wall. Thanks to all of you who did and, indeed, to all of you who showed up and helped give Zipper a good pounding! (Well, once at least).

To tide you over until Friday, here's a timelapse video of the setup process for the now legendary "256″ structure that housed our brave soldiers during the event. I think you'll agree it's a pretty impressive feat of engineering.

So here's the video. I'll be back with more very soon, but right now, I'm off for a lie down. I think I've got shell shock...




 

Video: MAG PS3 CES 2010 Event and New Tournament Details

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223w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a CES 2010 event video today on the PlayStation Blog and also revealed some new MAG PS3 tournament details, as follows:

Not all the talk at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was about 3D. Last Thursday, Zipper Interactive and SCEA hosted a CES MAG event at the Aria Las Vegas.

One hundred community members (some from as far away as New York!) and a host of gaming and consumer electronics media joined us to celebrate MAG going gold, but the hospitality didn't end at the hors d'oeuvres line; the first attendees through the door will receive a free retail copy of MAG later this month.

If you weren't one of the lucky attendees but would still like to see some of the action from last week's event, head on over to our Flickr page where you can see the highlights.

Right after we announced the gift, MAG Designer Ben Jones talked with me about what Zipper learned in the beta process to make the final launch super smooth on January 26th.





Our CES...
 

Sony PlayStation's VGAs Weekend Event Recap

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227w ago - Over the weekend we saw a lot of videos coming out of SpikeTV's VGAs, and today Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a recap of PlayStation's VGAs weekend event.

To quote: Congratulations to Naughty Dog (UNCHARTED 2 won three awards, including Game of the Year), thatgamecompany (Flower took Best Independent Game), and Sony Santa Monica Studios (God of War III is your Most Anticipated Game) for their Video Game Awards wins this weekend.

And thanks go to the 100 PlayStation fans who joined us to celebrate these wins in Hollywood on Saturday evening. It was a truly fun time, and the reaction of the crowd when UNCHARTED 2 claimed Game of the Year/Best PS3 Game/Best Graphics was made all the sweeter by the fact that several Naughty Dogs were there to watch along with us.

Along the way we raffled off multiple copies of our biggest games of the year (Killzone 2, inFAMOUS, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, UNCHARTED 2 and more), a couple of super-rare James Grayson-inspired Resistance:...
 

PlayStation Home: Red Bull Event and Fight Night Producer Chat

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229w ago - Today PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has announced news of a new Red Bull space and event, Fight Night Producer chat and more heading to PlayStation Home this week.

To quote: Mark your calendars - this Thursday, November 26th, the next phase of the wildly popular Red Bull Island will be released in PlayStation Home. To complement the existing Red Bull Air Race World Championship mini-game, Red Bull will unleash two brand new spaces that will appeal to sports fans and beach bunnies alike.

The first, an exhibition of action and adventure sports photographs from Red Bull Illume. The winning photograph from each of the competition's ten categories is displayed on large illuminate cubes, imitating the real-life exhibit.

The second is a Red Bull Flugtag mini-game where users can compete against one another by launching one of five wild flying machines off of a 30-foot high deck in hopes of achieving flight. Think: The Wright Brothers... or that time you and your genius buddies decided to pile into your wagon and take a ride off the roof.

He who flies the farthest wins the high spot on...
 







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