Marvel vs. Capcom 2 50% Off on PSN and a PS3 Contest Begins

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217w ago - Today Capcom's John Diamonon has revealed that Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is now 50% off on PSN, and announced news of a PS3 comment contest on the PlayStation Blog.

To quote: I'm glad to finally make my return to the PS.Blog, bearing Capcom gifts and good news. It's been too long my friends.

But before we get to another infamous comment contest, I have something cool to announce. Starting tomorrow (2/18), we will be discounting some of our popular PSN downloadable games by 50%. That's right. Five weeks. One game a week. Fifty percent off!

Here's the sale schedule:

• February 18, 2010 - Marvel vs. Capcom 2 for only $7.49!
• February 25, 2010 - Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix for only $7.49!
• March 4, 2010 - Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix for only $4.99!
• March 11, 2010 - Age of Booty for only $4.99!
• March 18, 2010 - 1942: Joint Strike for only $4.99!

What a deal huh? You better jump on this because who knows when we'll be able to do this again.

Now back to the contest! Here's the drill: Jeff and Chris assure me that the Blog is now "John D-proof," so that means I can get back to rewarding our most...
 

Sony Begins Investigating GeoHot PS3 Hack Allegations

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221w ago - Just before the weekend iPhone 2G hacker GeoHot announced that he has hacked the PS3 entertainment system, and today IncGamers.com (linked above) has confirmed from their Rep that Sony is launching an investigation into it.

This comes as no surprise, considering a public PlayStation 3 hack would cost Sony Corporation and developers millions in lost revenue due to piracy as a result of reverse-engineering their intellectual property.

GeoHot has also told the BBC that, "I can now do whatever I want with the system. It's like I've got an awesome new power - I'm just not sure how to wield it."

To quote: "We contacted Sony and a spokesperson confirmed that the company is looking into the issue.

"We are investigating the report and will clarify the situation once we have more information," said the statement."

Time will tell if Sony gets tough or goes in the direction as Apple did, simply sending out DMCA notices and not attempting to hold George Hotz personally accountable for his actions.

Unfortunately, unless Sony makes an example of Hotz it may encourage other hackers to continue defeating...
 

Microsoft Begins Banning Homebrew XBox 360s from LIVE

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225w ago - The inevitable has happened according to a multi-page thread on XBox-Scene (linked above), it appears Microsoft is now beginning to ban homebrew XBox 360 consoles running freeBOOT or XBReboot from XBox LIVE.

This move comes just under two months from their last XBL ban wave, and while there are guides to unban your XBox 360 from LIVE and to prevent XBox 360 HDD crippling, it appears the safest route if you use XBox 360 homebrew is to simply keep the console off XBL.

To quote from -DeToX-: "Well.. it seems new bans have been handed out, just now.

I just have over 7 people with XBR/FreeBOOT consoles report to me that they have been banned, and I as well have. However, anyone who played hacked games with these people remain untouched.

I was playing MW2, when I was disconnected...
 

Sony Begins Digital Comics Competition, PSP Channel Relaunched

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227w ago - Today SCEE's PSP European Product Manager Adam Grant has announced news of a Digital Comics competition alongside an official PSP Channel relaunch, as follows:

Think you know your comic book characters? Feeling a bit super? Then put your powers of knowledge to the test and enter the Digital Comics competition.

All you have to do is correctly name 8 comic characters and you could be in with a chance of winning a PSPgo and other prizes. Put yourself to the test.

The competition is currently only open to entrants from UK, South Africa and Ireland. Keep up to date with the latest Digital Comics news on Twitter and, if you missed it last week, check out Pete Stott's last Blog post for four free comic download codes to keep you busy until launch.

The Digital Comics reader is now available to download for PSP - with the comic store launching later this month in UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

We have just re-launched our PSP channel on YouTube to show all the new great content available now and coming soon for PSP. The videos include info on the new PSPgo, top games and new things from PlayStation Network, including Playstation Comics! Have a look and leave some comments on what you think of the videos. The channel is currently in English...
 

LittleBigPlanet PS3 Contraption Creation Challenge Begins

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227w ago - SCEE's MusterBuster has announced news today of a LittleBigPlanet PS3 Contraption Challenge on the European PlayStation Blog, as follows:

I'm MusterBuster and, although you can usually find me arranging fantastical community events and bantering with gamers over at the Official PlayStation Community forums, I've come here to stomp on Jem's territory and tell you all about a very, very special community event.

We call it the LittleBigPlanet Contraption Challenge and the concept is stupendously simple. Each month, our resident LBP creation expert Nuclearfish sets the PlayStation Community a challenge. All you have to do is create a contraption in LittleBigPlanet which is capable of completing that challenge... with style!

This month marks our 9th Contraption Challenge and we're asking you to create a gap-crossing vehicle! To find out more and get involved, all you need to do is take a trip down to the Official PlayStation Community forums by clicking right here.

If you're not convinced, or just want to have a ganders at some of the stuff our community has already created for the challenges, check out some of the links below.
 







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