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Sony Makes Giant PlayStation 3 and PSP Sand Sculptures

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279w ago - In keeping with the PlayStation Beach Resort theme we have going today, here is another bit of related news.

Siliconera (linked above) has posted up some pictures (below) taken from Korea's world sand sculpting championship where Sony made giant PlayStation 3 (dubbed "SandStation 3") and PSP sand sculptures.

To quote: Donghae City was the held the first Korean Invitational World Sand Sculpting Championship. What does this have to with video games?

Sony Computer Entertainment Korea showed up and joined the sand sculpting fun.

That's what SCEK made and they seem quite proud of it since they sent out a news bulletin reporting their marketing stunt.
 

Beach Resort Lounge Hits the Japanese PlayStation Home

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279w ago - Today Irem has announced that it is offering a new Beach Resort Lounge and also bringing a variety of beach wear to the Japanese PlayStation Home.

Items include the following, roughly translated:

Straw hats in a variety of colors, hard hats for cave exploration complete with helmet lights, bikini tops and bottoms, sports towels, sandals and tenderloin feet (flippers), water glasses (goggles), surf shorts, and mosquito coils.

There is also an area for you to go underwater, until your Air Gauge runs out of course.

Enjoy the diving and beach resort.. Beach resort is up!
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for August 13, 2009

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279w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is back with this week's PSN Store update, as follows:

Hi Everyone - It's time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

Downloadable Games
Marvel Vs Capcom 2 ($14.99)
Fans asked, and Capcom listened! One of the most popular fighting games of all time returns! MvC2 brings legendary characters from throughout Marvel and Capcom history to duke it out in an insane tag-team fighting experience. Featuring an unprecedented 56-character roster and now with HD support and online play, one of the best fighting games ever just got better!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 199 MB

PSone Classics PS3 / PSP
Dead In The Water ($5.99)
Jump into your powerboat and get ready for a wet and dangerous ride! Choose from 14 wacky characters and nine different courses spread across the world.
Rated E
File size: 91 MB

Ten Pin Alley ($5.99)
Welcome to Ten Pin Alley, where you can have all the fun of real bowling without having to rent the shoes. Choose from 12 different bowlers or customize your own in pursuit of bowling a perfect 300 game. Spice up the experience with Open Play, Team Play and Tournament Mode.
Rated E
File size: 102 MB

Tomb Raider ($9.99)
Take control...
 

Marvel Vs Capcom 2 for PlayStation 3 Arrives on PSN Today!

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279w ago - Today Capcom's John Diamonon has announced that Marvel Vs Capcom 2 for PlayStation 3 is hitting PSN, to quote:

It's my pleasure to announce that Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 arrives on PSN today for only $14.99. (Take that eBay!).

Marvel was nice enough to provide an exclusive offer to the PSN faithful. The first 15,000 purchasers of the full game will receive a code for a free one month subscription to Marvel Digital Comics! If you are one of the lucky ones, you'll receive an email sometime early next week with your redemption code.

Wait, there's more. Since I know you all have mixed feelings about the original Jazz soundtrack, we decided to implement in-game XMB music so you can choose what tracks you listen to while executing your 100-hit DHCs on unsuspecting n00bs. "I'm gonna take you for a ride. I'm gonna take you for a ride. I'm gonna take you for a ride."

Speaking of music, we collaborated with some of hip hop's true artists to come up with a mix tape inspired by the game. The soundtrack includes songs from Talib Kweli, Raekwon, Hieroglyphics, Living Legends, E-40, Planet Asia, Havoc from Mobb Deep, Mc Supernatural, DJ Qbert, Oh No, DJ Toure and more. If you were lucky enough to go to Comic-Con a few weeks ago and snag one of the super limited vinyls we...
 

SOCOM: Patch 1.5 Update Details for PlayStation 3

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280w ago - Today the official SOCOM blog (linked above) has shared some new details on the upcoming patch 1.5 update.

Per Cindy Bowens, to quote:

We are happy to announce that SOCOM: Confrontation Update 1.50 is in its final stages of QA testing and we expect the update to be ready for release in the next week or two.

Due to the extensive list of new features and the amount of content in this update, it has taken longer than expected to finish up the QA process. We appreciate your patience and we are very happy to be getting this update to you.

After Update 1.50 is released, it will be followed by Update 1.60 which will include free downloadable content. We will be providing you more information on that update and the DLC pack in the coming weeks.

We hope you will enjoy the new features that Update 1.50 brings and again, we thank you for your patience!
 
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