EA Sports Complex Now Live in Sony's PlayStation Home

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260w ago - Here we go, from PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star via PlayStation Blog today:

The day has finally come! Phase one of the EA SPORTS Complex has been unleashed and it is high time that all of you sports fanatics log in to PlayStation Home, explore this hugely interactive space, try your hand at the available mini-games, and check out all the teasers and trailers that await your prying eyes.

Out of the proverbial box, EA has two casual multiplayer mini-games for you to challenge your friends to: A whole floor of poker tables and the new EA SPORTS Racing game.





The former allows for up to 8 players per table to indulge in high stakes tournament-style Texas Hold 'Em and the latter lets you put the pedal to the metal and compete for the best time against 3 other users in a formula-style race.

The Complex - much like the PlayStation Home platform - will evolve over time. Currently scheduled updates include the EA SPORTS Golf mini-game (where users can test their stick skills at an indoor driving range) leaderboards, poker bracelets and a rewards system. As new titles are announced, content within the space and additional game-specific achievement rewards will be added.
 

BUZZ! Quiz TV U.S. Sports Quiz Pack Hits PSN Today

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261w ago - Associate Producer Jenny Barbour announced news that the BUZZ! Quiz TV U.S. Sports Quiz Pack is hitting Sony's PlayStation Network today.

To quote: Today's release of the U.S. Sports Quiz Pack is the tenth downloadable quiz pack released for BUZZ! Quiz TV, with the total number of questions for the title doubling from the original amount, bringing the grand total to over 10,000 questions!

Featuring over 500 new questions, the U.S. Sports Quiz Pack covers all of your favorite teams, athletes, and memorable moments in sports history. And now for your trivia pleasure, test your knowledge on a few of these brain busters from the Quiz Pack:

WHICH TEAM DID THIS PLAYER START HIS NFL CAREER WITH?

• LIONS
• PATRIOTS
• VIKINGS
• BENGALS

WHO IS THIS U.S. TENNIS PLAYER?

• JAMES BLAKE
• SERENA WILLIAMS
• JOHN MCENROE
• JIMMY CONNORS

WHERE WAS THE SECOND WINTER OLYMPICS THIS ATHLETE COMPETED IN?

• BEIJING
• ATLANTA
• CALGARY
• SALT LAKE CITY

WHICH OF THESE SKIING TECHNIQUES IS USED FOR CLIMBING STEEP HILLS?

• SKIJORING
• ANGULATION
• SIDE SLIPPING
• HERRINGBONE

WHEN DID FLORIDA BECOME...
 

MTV Tours the Impressive EA Sports PlayStation Home Space

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268w ago - MTV recently toured EA Sports upcoming PlayStation Home Space. To quote:

The Sports Complex is an EA Sports shrine and gaming center. It is still being built, scheduled for a partial April opening. By the time it is launched, two of a planned three games will be available within it: racing and poker, with a golf game to follow.

What you see in this post is what the Sports Complex will get you, for free, through Home. But what's hard to see is how it works. An EA rep walked me through it.

The most important thing to note for Home skeptics is that EA is trying to make boredom in this virtual place impossible. The space is designed to keep as many as 70 people busy with something, though Sony's 'Home' service starts pulling people into duplicate 'instances' of its regions once about 50 people are in it.

The 70 or so stations are spread across the gaming activities and other hangout areas. For example, there will be eight golf stations, accommodating two groups of four people. There are three tiers of poker tables, each seating up to eight players, with slots for other 'Home' users to secure a spot in the next round.

The games are designed as feature...
 

CES 2009 Video: Inside EA's Upcoming PS3 Home Sports Complex

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275w ago - Yesterday EA announced news of their upcoming EA Sports Complex for PlayStation Home, and today we have a peek inside it courtesy of Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein as follows:

You've seen the trailer, now get your guided tour of EA Sports' Home space from the CES show floor.

EA Senior Producer Robert Burnett shows off the digs, talks mini-games, stat progression, and exclusive poker bracelets for you high rollers out there. Hey, we're in Vegas!





The EA Sports Complex will move into PlayStation Home this Spring. We'll have EA back on the blog to let you know more when when the release is imminent.
 

CES 2009: EA Announces EA Sports Complex for PlayStation Home

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275w ago - Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell reports from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas of big news for PlayStation Home.

EA officially announced its plans to launch the EA Sports Complex in the Home Beta this spring, the first Home space from EA. To quote:

For now, take a look at the EA Sports Complex trailer to whet your appetite, and stay tuned for more CES coverage today and throughout the week.





EA and Sony have been hard at work to create a space that both casual and hardcore gamers will enjoy, allowing Home users to play exclusive new EA Sports multiplayer games, meet EA Sports fans, check leaderboards and watch EA Sports trailers.

And better yet, EA is currently working with Sony with further PlayStation Home support, with announcements coming in the future.