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Sony Files Interactive Content In-Game Advertising Scheme Patent

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118w ago - Today [Register or Login to view links] has uncovered details on an interactive content [Register or Login to view links] that Sony has filed for an in-game advertising scheme presumably for PlayStation Network.

To quote from GamePlox.com (linked above): "Like That Free PSN? Better Get Used to Advertisements - Recently discovered on Google Patents, a patent that Sony Computer Entertainment America filed on November 10, 2011 shows that they plan to interrupt game play to bring advertisements.

The premise is like this: you’ll be enjoying your game, and then it will start to gradually slow down, until an advertisement pops-up on your screen telling you about some great offers, and then your game will resume."

Is PlayStation Network Plus the wave of the future, or should PSN remain free but plagued with in-game advertisements? Feel free to share your opinions on this topic below!


 

SlySoft Defeats Blu-ray's BD+ DRM Protection Scheme Again!

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295w ago - Just [Register or Login to view links] a new Firmware Update was released that beat Blu-ray hackers patching DRM cracks.

Today, SlySoft has announced they have defeated Blu-ray's BD+ DRM protection scheme again as follows:

For Immediate Release: SlySoft defeats Blu-ray's BD+ DRM scheme again

Despite some sites reporting that "SlySoft has been beaten", the Antiguan company renowned for promoting Fair Use Rights has effectively defeated BD+ once again and much earlier than expected; the cat and mouse game of DRM has entered the next round.

Although newer BD+ decryption wasn't expected until February 2009, today's AnyDVD HD 6.5.0.2 release decrypts copy protection on all current Blu-ray movies and, in turn, ensures that consumers may continue to backup and enjoy their Blu-ray movie purchases even when using computer monitors that are not HDCP compliant.

In fact, AnyDVD HD remains the only program that can decrypt all commercial Blu-ray releases, and this incredible magic is, as per usual with AnyDVD HD, performed on the fly without requiring users to rip first to their hard drives.

The following is a selection of current Blu-ray releases supported by AnyDVD HD:
 

Warhawk Paint Scheme & Insignia Contest announced!

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325w ago - Lestrade of the EU PlayStation Forums (linked above) has announced a Warhawk Paint Scheme & Insignia Contest.

Warhawk's Game Director, Dylan Jobe, and his team will pick the best 50 insignia and 20 paint schemes. These winning designs will be added to the forthcoming 1.5 patch update, which will be available to download for free from PlayStation Store this Autumn.

To quote: Hi all,

We're offering you the chance to have your designs featured in a collection of player-created Warhawk insignias and paint schemes that Warhawk players from across Europe will be able to download and use to customise troops and aircraft.

Warhawk's Game Director, Dylan Jobe, and his team will pick the best 50 insignia and 20 paint schemes. These winning designs will be added to the forthcoming 1.5 patch update, which will be available to download for free from PLAYSTATIONŽStore this Autumn.

The winners will also receive a limited edition Warhawk statue from Gentle Giant Studios.

How to enter
All you have to do is design a new insignia or paint scheme - or both - and post it into this thread, or email it to us at competitions@community.eu.playstation.com, with 'Warhawk design competition' in the subject line.

If entering by email,...
 
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