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Sony Confirms God of War Collection for PS3 is Region-Free

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264w ago - Sony has just confirmed to VG247 (linked above) that the PlayStation 3 God of War Collection, featuring God of War I & II, will indeed be region-free.

To quote: "Folks were wondering if it would be region locked since the European version will not be released until after the start of 2010.

Luckily, like most PS3 games, it is importable.

Good thing. We were worried folks would start showing up at Sony Santa Monica wielding their Blades of Chaos in protest.

Thank Kratos that won't be the case this holiday season."
 

Free Female Gundam Clothing Hits Sony's PlayStation Home

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264w ago - It appears Namco Bandai is an equal opportunity PlayStation Home supporter, as starting tomorrow they are offering free female Gundam clothing... but for a limited time only.

What's the catch? It will only be available from September 3 through September 6, 2009 and to obtain it users simply have to watch the latest Gundam Senki trailer in the Home theater.

To quote: "Namco Bandai continued with its PlayStation Home festival of Gundam today with the availability of additional free avatar costumes.

Today's clothing offering is for a female version of the Federation soldier clothing. This will be available from September 3 through September 6. To obtain it, all you'll have to do is watch the latest Gundam Senki trailer in the Home theater.

As a reminder, the giant Gundam is going to be parting ways with Home on the 10th, so be sure and check it out before then!"
 

Reports of PS3 Firmware Update 3.0 Freezing Games Surface

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264w ago - Well, it's less than a day after Sony's PS3 Firmware 3.0 update has been released and already there appears to be numerous reports of some PS3 games freezing post-update.

According to Examiner.com (linked above), at least three PS3 titles thus far seem to be adversely affected.

To quote: "One of the biggest games being inflicted by this freezing bug is Uncharted. Numerous forum goers on [Register or Login to view links] are complaining about the freezing issue. There have also been a few reports of the UFC and Bioshock getting similar symptoms.

Whether this is just limited to Uncharted isn't known, but it could very well cause some minor problems to other titles, too. Let's hope Sony finds a cure for this minor inconvenience soon."

A few others are reporting that NFS: Undercover now freezes when playing online and COD4 froze when in a lobby.

That being said, if anyone here has experienced any PS3 game freezing issues since updating to PS3 Firmware 3.0 feel free to reply in the comments below!
 

DLC Supporters Receive a Free Killzone 2 PlayStation Home Shirt

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265w ago - Today over 100 items were added PlayStation Home, along with 2 new apartments.

Added to this plethora of new goodies, Sony is giving you Killzone 2 fans something for you to show off in PlayStation Home.

To quote: "Sony has begun sending out codes for a free Killzone 2 Home T-Shirt to PSN users who have purchased either the Steel and Titanium Map Pack, or the Flash and Thunder Map Pack, as 'a special thank you for supporting the blistering first person shooter'.

The shirt features a glowing stripe pattern of the guns from KZ2.

So far the T-Shirt has only been confirmed for SCEE regions, with US accounts not yet receiving the promotion as of this writing."
 

Crash Commando - New Add-On Content and Free PS3 Patch

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265w ago - SCEA Producer Daimion Pinnock has announced that some new Crash Commando add-on content and a free PS3 patch will arrive this week.

To quote: This week we're launching a bunch of new stuff for Crash Commando including a patch, new characters and a new map pack. Here to talk about it is John McLaughlin from Xdev Studio Europe. Keep an eye out for the patch and DLC, launching this Thursday with the PlayStation Store update.

I'm pleased to announce that on August 27 we will be releasing a new patch and some new content that I'm sure you will all love.

We are always looking for feedback and listening to what you guys are saying about Crash Commando. We've been taking your comments on board and will be releasing a patch with the following improvements:





• Rebalanced primary weapons
• Portraits of the characters on the standing screen
• Access to the online store within the game
• Specific invert axis option for the turret gun
• Improved sound output levels
• Taunt animation when standing still added for original characters
• Improved BOT AI

As well as that we have a bunch of cool new downloadable add-ons for you.

First of all there are...
 
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