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Sony: Interest in PlayStation Home has Been Off of the Charts

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309w ago - PlayStation Home's director Jack Buser has told MSNBC that the interest in PlayStation Home has simply been off the charts.

However, Buser himself failed to give out any specific numbers but added the whole point of Home is to help people form deep relationships.

To quote: "The interest in PlayStation Home has been off the charts," Jack Buser, Sony's director of Home, told me earlier this week, though he declined to reveal any specific numbers.

A visit to Home during this, its first week open to the public, certainly reveals a place bustling with visitors - even into the wee hours of the morning.

What Buser will say is that, "Home was born out of this Need for a social network for gamers. The idea was that we could provide this extremely realistic, immersive environment that would allow people to get to know one another.

When you meet someone in Home, and you hang out with them... you really start to feel like you know this person. And that was our hope - to enable people to form deep relationships.
 

David Hasselhoff Launches PAIN: Movie Studio Tomorrow

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314w ago - David Hasselhoff aka "The Hoff" has posted the following on the PS Blog today:

It's The Hoff again... coming to you from Korea, where I am filming a new movie. Now that the elections are over, let's concentrate on the real nitty gritty... PAIN: Movie Studio!

With only 1 day left before the Hoff invades your PS3, I had to make a call into the Ryan Seacrest show on KIIS FM to tell all the listeners in Hoff-land to come check me out this Thursday! We talk about my new role in PAIN: Movie Studio, my upcoming movie, K.I.T.T. and more!

If that's still not PAINful enough for you, check out PAIN's producers, Travis and Jason, talking about The Hoff and how they got me into PAIN: Movie Studio on the new PlayStation Nation Podcast!

Do you really want to hurt me? Holla at the Hoff in PAIN: Movie Studio beginning this Thursday, November 13 exclusively on the PlayStation Network.
 

Wii Speak Channel Only for Wii Speak Purchasers, Don't Buy Used

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314w ago - A Nintendo rep has said that the only way gamers will be able to download the Wii Speak Channel is with a "Wii Download Ticket Number" that is printed in a pamphlet that comes with the Wii Speak microphone.

This apparently means that if you buy the peripheral it used, you won't be able to use it as you can't download the Wii Speak Channel.

To quote: But there's a catch, a fine print surprise. There is a pamphlet packaged with the peripheral that includes a 16-character code, a "Wii Download Ticket Number," to be used for downloading the Wii Speak Channel.

According to the pamphlet, this code "cannot be replaced by Nintendo or your retailer if it is lost or stolen."
 

Metal Gear Online Now Has One Million Members

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315w ago - Konami announced that over one million users created a Konami ID to play Metal Gear Online.

To celebrate the achievement, they are launching a rewards campaign on November 25, offering players who sign on the MGO service 10,000 reward points through December 9.

Those who sign on during the timeframe will be automatically entered into a random draw to win 100,000 in reward points.

Press Release: KONAMI ANNOUNCES 1 MILLION MEMBERS FOR Metal Gear ONLINE

Access METAL GEAR ONLINE and Receive 10,000 Reward Points!

EL SEGUNDO, CA - November 3, 2008 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Konami's online action game, "METAL GEAR ONLINE," has gained over 1 million members worldwide since the launch of the service in June 2008.

To commemorate this achievement, Konami will launch a special campaign, "METAL GEAR ONLINE: Commemorative Campaign," that will officially begin on November 25, 2008, awarding reward points to gamers who access METAL GEAR ONLINE during the promotion. These reward points can be used to purchase new online gear from the in-game reward shop.

During the Commemorative Campaign period of November 25, 2008 from December 9, 2008, all players who own a METAL GEAR ONLINE account (Game IDs) and access METAL GEAR ONLINE will receive 10,000...
 

Sony Chases Apple's Magic

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316w ago - Sony Chief Executive Howard Stringer bristles every time he gets the question: Why can't the Japanese electronics giant be more like Apple?

The maker of the iPod, iPhone, and Mac computers consistently delivers supercool gadgets that are easy to use, while Sony sells music players, TVs, and cameras that get mixed reviews and often don't even work well with other Sony (SNE) products.

"Sony is a very big company," Stringer says by way of explanation. "Our toughest competitors are niche organizations."

Stringer is quick to admit, though, that Sony may face a troubled future if it can't rival Apple (AAPL) in creating simple software that makes its gadgets fun and in giving consumers easy access to music and videos.

Apple's iTunes store has long made filling iPods a cinch, but Sony's consumer electronics and PlayStation divisions have only recently started to integrate their offerings with those of the company's movie studio and music label. That's one likely reason why Sony's products earn profit margins of 10% or so, compared with the 30% margins that Apple's devices command.

So Stringer went straight to the source. Three years ago, he hired Tim Schaaff, a top lieutenant of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and created the title of senior vice-president for software development...
 
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