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EA: Mass Effect on PlayStation 3 is a Necessity, Not a Choice

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286w ago - One of the longest running rumors on the Internet (besides Metal Gear Solid 4 on Xbox 360) is the Mass Effect trilogy on PS3.

The rumor all started after EA swooped down and picked up Bioware, the acclaimed studio responsible for the excellent game. However, with the economic situation, Mass Effect going to PS3 may be more of a necessity than a choice.

Mass Effect is one of my all time favorite games out there. I even have my character built up to use on Mass Effect 2. The game was so addictive I suffered from withdrawal symptoms while my Xbox 360 was out getting repaired last Christmas. The game had great gameplay mechanics with the turn-based battle system in place.

The rumor recently resurfaced briefly when EA execs indicated that Mass Effect 2 would be released multiplatform. The word "multiplatform" could mean many things; it could mean PS3/X360/PC or just Xbox 360/PC.

The rumor was spurred even further when Edge reached out to EA and was told that they could not go into further details of what was meant by "multiplatform." It is a bit odd as to why EA would go to such lengths to hide the intended platforms.

Second Story Gamer received some attention when they indicated that a reliable source close to EA has revealed that the announcement will be made...
 

PlayStation Network Video Content Update for February 6, 2009

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286w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has shared the following PSN Video content update today as follows:

Hi again! The weekend's almost here, and that means it's time for your weekly update of new movie & TV shows on the PlayStation Network.

This week we've added the following new HD videos:

HD

•Burn Notice Season 2
• Xam'd: Lost Memories Season 2
• 24 Season 7
• American Teen
• Coming to America
• How I Met Your Mother Season 4
• The Beast Season 1
• Bones Season 4
• The Amityville Horror (1979)
• Righteous Kill

And the following feature films:

Movies

• American Teen
• An Inconvenient Truth
• Capote
• Coming to America
• Days of Thunder
• Radio Flyer
• Taming of the Shrew
• The Amityville Horror (1979)
• The Beach
• The Verdict
• Bottle Shock
• Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
• Private Valentine: Blonde and Dangerous
• The Secret Life of Bees
• Gym Teacher
• Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway
• Righteous Kill

And new video content from the following television series:
 

PlayStation Store Update for February 5, 2009

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286w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has shared another weekly PSN Store update with us as follows today:

Hey, everyone. It's time again for the weekly PlayStation Store update.

Downloadable Games
3 on 3 NHL Arcade ($9.99)
EA SPORTS welcomes you to the fast paced world of arcade hockey. From the same team that brought you NHL 09 comes a 3 on 3 experience that throws conventional hockey, and its rules, out the window. Choose from 40 of the NHL's top players and bring them into this no rules hockey game where big heads and big hits rule the day.

With loads of power-ups falling on the ice to the ability to level a guy clear out of the rink, this is definitely not your typical simulation. This full version of the game offers online play, achievements, leaderboard tracking, and more features that will have you coming back for more.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 188 MB

Burnout Paradise - The Ultimate Bundle ($29.99)
Get the full version of Burnout Paradise - 2008's Racing Game of the Year - and get the brand new Pass the Pad Party Pack as well. Paradise City is the ultimate driving playground, set in a vast open-world, filled with gameplay that will push your driving and riding skills to the limit.
ESRB Rated E10
File size:...
 

Qore Episode 09 Hits PlayStation Network Next Week for PS3

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286w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi announced that the February episode of Qore has both variety and new technology, to quote:

Resident Evil 5 in QoreVision
With all the talk about the co-op game play in Resident Evil 5, the Qore team has developed a sweet new way for you to experience it. Using your PS3 controller, you can switch between character viewpoints in real-time during our walkthrough to better understand the strategies involved.

The Godfather II
Making a game based upon one of the most beloved movies in cinematic history is a huge challenge, but for The Godfather II Veronica Belmont discovered that the developers at Electronic Arts captured the spirit of the film - with sizzling blackhand combat enhancements and the new "Don's View."





Pitchers and Catchers Report
With baseball's spring training getting underway this month, Audrey Cleo reports on the new features and gorgeous visuals of MLB 09 The Show.

Digital Destruction
At LucasArts in San Francisco, the Qore team breaks down the animated magic of Digital Molecular Matter - the unique technology used to create realistic destruction in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

As for...
 

amBX Announces Tools & Middleware License for PlayStation 3

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286w ago - Originally conceived and developed for the PC by a UK team within Philips Research, amBX is a technology that delivers real-world sensory experiences - using light, color, rumble and even air flow - through licensed amBX peripherals, to the virtual worlds of video games, music, movies, Internet and TV entertainment.

The Tools&Middleware License agreement with SCEI will allow amBX to develop its ambient experiences technology beyond the PC market and into the worldwide game market.

Press Release: amBX ANNOUNCES TOOLS AND MIDDLEWARE LICENSE FOR PLAYSTATION3

Redhill, UK - amBX today announced that it has concluded a Tools & Middleware License agreement for PLAYSTATION3 (PS3™) with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI).

"This is a major milestone in the development of amBX as a ubiquitous standard for entertainment sensory experiences," commented Jo Cooke, Chief Marketing Officer, amBX."amBX has already proved incredibly popular and successful within the PC games, music, movies and apps markets and the Tools&Middleware License agreement with SCEI will allow us to bring amazing light, rumble, sound and air movement experiences to game users."

amBX has already licensed the technology to many content developers and publishers in the gaming sector...
 
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