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PlayTV goes back to DRM-free, PSP-friendly copying!

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315w ago - Sometimes it's hard to keep track of what's "official" and what's not - especially because Sony continues to contradict itself. When we first heard the Euro-exclusive PlayTV box would allow users to copy recorded shows onto the PSP, we all said "yay."

The convenience of recording TV and taking it with us wherever we go sounded swell. Then, we found out that the files would be restricted.

Well, with PlayTV in the hands of reviewers, it appears Sony has switched back to the original plan. You'll now be able to copy DRM-free versions of your recorded programs to your PSP, or any other compatible MPEG-4 device, at least according to CVG.

Our European readers may want to check out CVG's review. The rest of us will just sit here in the corner, waiting.
 

EA: Download Red Alert for Free Starting This Sunday

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315w ago - In celebration of the impending Red Alert 3 release and 13 year anniversary of the critically-acclaimed Command & Conquer franchise, Electronic Arts is giving away one the original games that started it all - the classic Red Alert - for free.

Starting this Sunday at 12 a.m. Pacific time, fans can download the 1996 original straight from EA's site.

Additionally, those who pre-order Red Alert 3 before October 27 will receive a free copy of the second installment in the series.

For all the details and related download click HERE or check out the link above.
 

PSP Utopia - What would a Hacker-free PSP be like?

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316w ago - Recoding has suggested that Sony would do the following if the PSP was hack free...

1) Better games
2) Direct PSN access on PSP XMB
3) Flash player upgrade
4) Partnership with Youtube
5) Music download service
6) Ability to purchase all games digitally
7) PSP arcade

To quote: What would a Hacker-Free PSP community be like? Sony has tried for the last 3 years to make the PSP Hack-free, but have failed because of those genius kids. Now there aren't anymore hackers, Sony has rejoiced and are now looking into making the PSP much better. With hackers being gone Sony announces the following:

o Numerous Games- Socom FTB3, Killzone Liberations 2, Playstation HOME Portable.
o Direct PSN Access on PSP XMB- Sony announces Trophies and Playstation Store PSP.
o Flash Player Upgrade- Sony updates the PSP Flash Player to newest. Videos are not able to stream online.
o Partnership with YouTube.com- Sony and YouTube.com create a partnership where YouTube.com will create PSPYouTube which will be a PSP-exclusive Video and Photo Sharing feature on the PSP XMB via Infrastructure.
o Music Download Service- Sony creates a music download service where you can download numerous artist's song from different genres for only $.99 for each song.
o All...
 

Confirmed: LittleBigPlanet IS region-free, worldwide content for all!

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317w ago - SCE has revealed that the producer of LittleBigPlanet wrongly told journalists that LittleBigPlanet will be region-locked, as previously reported.

Sam_Protagonist (SCE Development) just posted up "This is in fact not the case, and all shared levels in the game will be available worldwide."

To quote: Hi all, as many of you may have heard already in an interview at Leipzig the senior producer for LittleBigPlanet announced that the game is region locked.

This is in fact not the case, and all shared levels in the game will be available worldwide. The confusion arose out of regional differences in how moderation will work as there are different legal rules each region have to play by, and at one point this looked like it may require the game to be independent in each region - however this has been worked around and there will only be one region for the game.... a LittleBigRegion.

Apologies for any confusion over this issue, however I'm pretty sure you're happy with the result.
 

GC 2008: PS3 Home Update - It is coming this year, and FREE!

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317w ago - Martijn Van der Meulen, a Producer on Home, has said that "it is a 100 percent guarantee that Home will be released by the end of this calendar year.

There had been concern that Sony may one day charge for PlayStation Home, but Meulen says that "there are no plans to charge for Home, even in the far future."

To quote in full: Home. We've been waiting for it for quite some time now and some gamers were beginning to think it would never arrive at all. But here at the German Games Convention, Home did in fact make an appearance at the top of a stylish, multi-tiered patio structure built into Sony's booth. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Martijn Van der Meulen, a Producer on Home, to talk about what's going on with the free software that promises to revolutionize the way PS3 owners interact with one another online.

First and foremost, Van der Meulen told me (without hesitation) that it is a 100 percent guarantee that Home will be released by the end of this calendar year. He has absolutely no doubt that this will be the case, so it looks like the long wait to come Home is finally reaching its conclusion. Van der Meulen also assured me, quite adamantly, that Home will always be a free service -- only premium content will need to be purchased. I know some gamers were concerned that...
 
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