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Video: LittleBigPlanet 'The Patch' - Freestyle Skier Sarah Burke

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283w ago - Freestyle Skier Sarah Burke introduced the next LittleBigPlanet 'The Patch' video via PlayStation Blog today, as follows:

Hi there, I'm [Register or Login to view links] and I'm a professional skier. When I was at the X Games this year, I met up with some of the folks from Sony to work on creating my very own level for LittleBigPlanet.

I had played plenty of video games before, but never had a hand in design which made me super nervous. Lucky for me the Sony peeps made it super easy.

They first showed me a few of the levels of LittleBigPlanet that were already made, so I got a good idea of the feel of the game. Then we just started talking and brainstorming to flush out an overall concept for the level.





We fiddled around with the different looks of the character, the car and the surfing. I told Mark lots of details of what I liked about X Games, how slopestyle was an event this year and how I loved to surf almost as much as I love to ski.

What I thought was most appropriate – and most fun, since the kids playing it would actually be at X Games – was a level about my trip to [Register or Login to view links], what I hoped to achieve while in Aspen, and the reward I would...
 

Free PlayStation Home Code That Unlocks Two Hats Available

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284w ago - It appears Sony has included a code in a recent PlayStatation Home trailer which unlocks two hats users can wear while walking around the virtual world.

To quote: In a new PlayStation Home trailer Sony snuck in a code that unlocks two new hats for your PSN people to wear.

This code (MC56 BXBC 349K) unlocks the Koi Hat for the guys and Shark Hat for the gals.

If your like me you had no idea how to redeem a code on PSN, so here is a little tutorial on how to do it.

Go over to your PlayStation Network XMB, click on "Account Management" and then scroll down and click "Redeem Codes," very easy once you know where your going. Enjoy the hats!
 

New PlayStation Home 'Chamber' Apartment Available, Rent-Free

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284w ago - PlayStation Network Marketing Manager Megan Ybarra shared the following news today via PS Blog:

Hey everyone, starting today you can download the exclusive "Chamber" apartment for free in PlayStation Home. Nope, that's not a misprint.

This interactive space comes complete with fire pits, waterfalls and a giant tree that's more alive than you might expect. But make sure to come into Home and download your apartment now, because after May 21st, this premium personal apartment disappears from the housing market forever.

One last thing before we go. We've created a new video for Home and we'd love for you to check it out and let us know what you think. We hope you like it!




 

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift PS3 Game Update and Free DLC

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284w ago - Today SCEA Product Marketing Specialist David Bull has announced a MotorStorm: Pacific Rift PS3 game update and free DLC!

To quote: Starting this Thursday, May 14th, we'll be sending a downloadable vehicle livery pack your way every week for the next eight weeks exclusively via PlayStation Store.

Each pack features new paint jobs for three vehicles, and the full set will give MotorStorm: Pacific Rift players a cutting-edge new look for every single vehicle class in the game: Mudpluggers, Quad Bikes, Monster Trucks, Rally Cars and more. Each new livery has been designed by one of Evolution's top studio artists and the result is a collection of some of the craziest and out-there vehicle sprays ever seen in a racing game!





And to top it off, all these liveries are FREE!

Additionally, Game Update #2 was just released, and provides a number of useful fixes and updates for MotorStorm Pacific Rift. These include:

• Sugar Rush short-cut removed - The short-cut to the left of the "keep right" arrows going into the sugar field was not intentionally included and has been removed
• Sugar Rush respawn point fixed - Crashing at a certain point on the track no longer respawns the vehicle in a generous position...
 

PS3 AntiVirus Available FREE for a Limited Time from Trend Micro

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287w ago - Trend Micro has been a leader in Anti-Virus services for quite some time, and now they offer there services for the PlayStation 3 Web browser.

With the latest update of PS3 Firmware 2.70, Trend Micro is offering a trial service for the PlayStation 3 Web browser in two varieties.

To quote: The first of which is a Web filter, which will help you filter out adult content and spam to keep your children safe on the web. The filter will remove images and search results of innappropriate matter as well as block known Web sites that contain adult content and illegal matter.

The second is a privacy lock, that helps protect your personal data such as email addresses, passwords and credit card information from falling into the wrong hands. The filter also eliminates most spoof sites of your favorite web destinations, like Paypal knockoffs and Ebay shams.

While security on the PlayStation 3 has never been an issue, it is nice to know that a company is stepping up to offer services to the unique platform, providing an added peace of mind to an ever-growing market.

While Trend Micro originally added this feature in 2007 with Firmware 2.0, it is now readily available through the browser...
 
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