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United Front Games Answers ModNation Racers Fans Questions

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240w ago - Marketing Executive Grainne Murray of SCE Ireland has shared answers to fan questions today from United Front Games on their ModNation Racers title for PS3 and PSP.

To quote: As you may recall, a couple of weeks ago we asked you to submit your ModNation Racers questions so we could ask the guys in [Register or Login to view links] when they visited Ireland.

Unfortunately, thanks to the volcanic ash cloud the guys didnt make it over but they've kindly sent through the following answers to your questions:

DANTHEMAN121: What kind of PlayStation Home content will there be for ModNation Racers - Game space? Game launching? Items and outfits?

The ModNation Racers Event Space launched just last week! Straight away, you can explore a gallery full of Mods of all different styles. It shows off the versatility of our Mod Studio and hopefully it will give you lots of inspiration for what you want your Mod to be like.

There's even a mini-game that challenges you to hunt for Mods in record time. Try and top the leaderboard and you could win an exclusive Mod! There's also a really neat hat available for your Home Avatar. It has animated karts racing around it, so you can literally have ModNation Racers on your brain!
 

Sony Invites LA Fans to Try New Fat Princess PS3 Features

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246w ago - Today Sony Producer Matt Morton of Santa Monica Studio has invited fans in LA to try out some of the new Fat Princess PS3 features.

To quote: We have a very special request for fans of Fat Princess on the PS3 who are living in the Los Angeles / Santa Monica area. We value your input so much that we are looking for a select few to help us test some new features for Fat Princess PS3.

We are looking for people who can give us two hours of their time and let us know what you think. We need people for this Friday, April 2nd in any one of the following sessions:

• Session 1: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
• Session 2: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
• Session 3: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
• Session 4: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Requirements for the Playtest are as follows:

• Be at least 18 years or older.
• Be willing to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement, because what you will be testing is a BIG Cake-of-a-secret!
• Be familiar with Fat Princess on the PS3.
• Live in the LA area with reliable transportation to the playtest.

Mastery of the game is NOT a requirement!

For your time and valuable input, we will give you a free copy of [Register or Login to view links] for your PS3 enjoyment!

If...
 

Sony CEO Thanks PS3 Fans for a Great 2009, NPD Sales Up 36%

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253w ago - Sony's President & CEO Jack Tretton has thanked PS3 fans today for a great 2009, and stated that today's NPD numbers show a 36% sales increase on PS3 hardware when compared to last January.

To quote: 2009 was a great success for the PlayStation brand in a market that continues to be impacted by a down economy. I wanted to thank you for making this past year the best yet for the PS3.

According to [Register or Login to view links]'s recent [Register or Login to view links], PlayStation was the only company to see consumers in three territories ([Register or Login to view links], US and [Register or Login to view links]) spending 15% more on PS3 software in 2009 than they did in 2008 - this is while the category as a whole experienced a 9% decline in software sales.

The PS3 was also the only console in the U.S. to see double-digit growth in sales this past quarter. December also marked the best sales month in the platform's history, breaking one million hardware units and 7.3 million software units.

We're nowhere near slowing down in the new year as today's NPD numbers show a 36% sales increase on PS3 hardware when compared to last January. This is...
 

New PSP Exploit Found, May Aid Firmware v6.20 and PSPgo Fans

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254w ago - Update: Flyer has found a savedata crash exploit (pictured below) that may also work with PSP Firmware v6.20.

A few months after the Mercury PSP Exploit was released comes the next discovery, specifically pspjoke of LAN.st (linked above) has found a new PSP exploit that should work on PSP Firmware 6.20 and the PSPgo!

While it isn't released yet, SilverSpring is examining it and if possible stated he would make an exploit from the game save crash... which may even be useful for eLoader fans.

To quote: "If this looks exploitable I would like to speak to one of the pros via pm to further the development of the exploit and to learn more about exploits in general.

The overrun string was just a ton of A's or 0x61.. as you see I managed to overwrite ra so I think I'm on to something.. changed to 0xEE and it is for sure."

More details to follow as they are available.
 

Sony and VidZone Wish PS3 Fans a Happy Australia Day

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255w ago - Today VidZone's Head of Production Ben Creasey has announced that both Sony and VidZone wish to extend greetings of a Happy Australia Day to PS3 fans.

To quote: Australia has a day? Who would have thought? Nah, I'm joking... I knew that. Well we couldn't let this one slip by without contributing something to the party.

Now what do you think we could give to the Australian people to help them celebrate? Alcohol? Nope, BBQ food? fraid not. Party hats? don't be stupid!... Not got it yet... A PLAYLIST OF COURSE!!!

We have videos from everyone that is anyone in the Australian music scene. From Pendulum to Powderfinger, Hilltop Hoods to Hunters and Collectors.

This one is only available to Australian VidZone users (for obvious reasons) and will be available on Monday 25th of January which I know is a day early, but it gives you a day to check out the videos before the main event.

Hope you all have a "Bonza" day (sorry I had to put one in...) Let me know how it went!
 
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