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SCEE Launches Official PlayStation 3 Trophy Leaderboard

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320w ago - Community Team Leader Elixor of the official PlayStation European boards has announced the following today:

1. Introduction

Hello all,

The topic of this discussion is to make a classification Community trophies. As yet there is no automatic system I propose that we simply do this manually in our own way.

2. How does it work?

Each time you win a trophy we will update your score so you can climb up the ranking, the more you have more trophies you will be at the top of the ranking. More important are your trophies and more they are worth many points.

The battle will be very hard for the top places, courage!

3. How to participate?

It's easy, simply add to your list of friend online ID Trophees_01 and wait for our response added. Once you enter added in the list.

If the account is full Trophees_01 simply add Trophees_02, then Trophees_03 and so on.

4. How to update my score?

Again it is simple, once you are entered in the ranking you want to update your points whenever possible, even when you win a trophy.

So to update your score you can simply post a reply in this discussion by stating:

The account on which you are registered, for example Trophees_01,...
 

Islamic Leader Attacks Sony, and Not Like You Think!

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321w ago - As many of you may have already heard (or heard and then fist clenched your pre-order receipt in utter fury) the release of LittleBigPlanet on PS3 has been delayed worldwide due to it containing references to the Qur'an, the central religious text of Islam.

The official word about the incident from Sony is as follows: "During the review process prior to the release of LittleBigPlanet, it has been brought to our attention that one of the background music tracks licensed from a record label for use in the game contains two expressions that can be found in the Qur'an. We have taken immediate action to rectify this and we sincerely apologise for any offence that this may have caused."

Head scratching, knee-jerk reaction? We certainly thought so, and it seems that we're not alone. We recently received a phone call from Mr Keysar Trad from the Islamic Friendship Association of Australia, and he was similarly mystified as to Sony's decision to go into LBP meltdown...

During the brief conversation Mr Trad related the following: "My son is doing Islamic studies over in Lebanon, he is a gamer, and he was very upset that the lines were being taken out. He said "why are we Muslims always overreacting?" He thought that it was perfectly...
 

Microsoft, This is How You Blow Your PS3 Lead in Japan

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321w ago - So Microsoft is doing pretty good in Japan. Not great, but good. Good enough to beat the PS3 last month. This is the Xbox 360 display at Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara. Back in August, the Xbox 360 sold out in this very store.

If you've been to Akihabara, you know that this is a very large retailer. Lots of shoppers! So for Microsoft to sell out right here is a good sign, and it's great for the Xbox 360's reputation in Japan.

This demo set-up is not. Well, no, the set-up is fine, it's the upkeep. But just as Microsoft starts to gain ground in Japan, an old friend rears its ugly head...

Out of all the demo kiosk consoles Microsoft needs working in Japan... Doubt this will catastrophically affect Xbox 360 sales in Japan. Microsoft will most likely sell lots of consoles this holiday season. (So will will Nintendo and Sony. Everyone wins!)
 

TGS 2008: Halo 3 Recon & Tekken 6 Lead New 360 Software Push

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323w ago - Microsoft has revealed a batch of new software titles for the XBox 360 during its keynote session at the Tokyo Game Show today, naming the Halo project recently revealed by Bungie.

Halo 3 Recon is dated for autumn 2009, and sees the return of Microsoft's number one franchise to the XBox 360 system with new single and multiplayer content.

The latest big name franchise to make the leap to Microsoft's console is Tekken 6 from Namco Bandai, also due next autumn.

Tekken follows Final Fantasy as a franchise previously associated with Sony's PlayStation brand and highlights the recent trend for Japanese developers to go multiformat with releases.

A sequel to the Q Entertainment title Ninety Nine Nights is also due for the system, along with a handful of new XBox Live titles including Metal Slug 7 and King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match from SNK Playmore.
 

PS3 to be Lead Format for Skate 2 due to Skate 1 Criticisms

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323w ago - Black Box has confirmed that the PS3 will be the lead format for Skate 2, due to criticisms levelled at its predecessor.

Speaking to GAMER.tm recently, Black Box producer Jason DeLong confirmed that the PS3 version of Skate 2 would be the lead version of the game, after the PS3 version of Skate 1 was criticised for not being as good as its 360 counterpart.

"The PS3 has been our lead platform," DeLong confirmed. According to DeLong, this was due to "the PS3 version Skate not being as good as the 360 version," adding that it "was something we learned very quickly that we had to remedy on the second one."

Despite this, DeLong reckons gamers will be hard pushed to tell the difference. On the topic of whether there'll be any noticeable differences between the two versions, DeLong said "not so much."

"We're definitely been developing [both versions] in parity. The goal is that if you put both versions side-by-side, you will not be able to tell the difference."

So in a nutshell then, followers of both consoles will benefit. Skate 2 is due out sometime next year.
 
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