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Sony Pulls the Plug on Go!Messenger Service for the PSP Console

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290w ago - Edge has confirmed that Sony will offcially be pulling the plug on the Go!Messenger service that was launched one year ago on February 29th in PSP Firmware 3.90.

The downloadable VOIP service will be closed on March 31st, just barely being available for more than one year. Originally listed online in a [Register or Login to view links] (now removed), a PlayStation Network community team leader commented and then an SCEE spokesperson confirmed:

"Although Go!Messenger brought innovative communications features to the PSP community, the service has not developed the base of users that we were hoping for. We'd like to thank all fans of Go!Messenger and are sorry to have to make this announcement."

Go!Messenger was established from a partnership between Sony and the service's wireless network operator, BT. It allowed PSP users to send videos, voice recordings and text messages, as well as talk directly via video-chat.

SCEE has confirmed to Edge that there were no jobs directly tied to Go!Messenger within the company, and so no jobs will be lost from the withdrawal of the service.
 

Video: Obama Pulls for Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII on Sunday

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294w ago - As many football fans are aware, this Sunday in Tampa Bay, Florida the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers will square off for Super Bowl XLIII.

The kickoff begins at 6:28 PM Eastern, and President Barack Obama is pulling for the same team as I am... namely the Pittsburgh Steelers!

For those interested, [Register or Login to view links] is a video of Barack Obama saying he is rooting for the Steelers.

Obama says other than his hometown Chicago Bears, the Steelers are probably the team closest to his heart.

Below is a picture of Barack Obama holding up a Pittsburgh Steelers football jersey given to him by Dan Rooney, chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team, during a campaign rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 27, 2008.

Feel free to share your thoughts on this Sunday's big game in the comments below!
 
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