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Sony PlayStation Card Offer: 12-Months of PS Plus & $50 PSN Code

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104w ago - Sony Director of Marketing Brandon Stander at PlayStation Network has announced today news of a limited-time PlayStation Card offer: 12-months of PS Plus and a $50 PSN code.

Below are all the details, to quote: Hello PlayStation Nation! I hope you're a fan of PlayStation Plus and free video games, because you may have just hit the mother lode.

We've been working tirelessly with our friends at Capital One to put together a special PlayStation Card offer for our community, and I'm excited to finally share the details.

For a limited time, new cardholders will get a 12 month subscription to PlayStation Plus AND a $50 PlayStation Network code after first purchase (and yes, before you ask, the 12 month PlayStation Plus subscription stacks if you are already a Plus member).

As you might recall, last year we launched the PlayStation Card - a credit card designed specifically for our PlayStation community. With it cardholders get:

•10x points on ALL PlayStation Network purchases
•3x points on ALL PlayStation and Sony purchases at Sony stores and Sony.com
•3x points at quick service restaurants, movie theaters and on your mobile phone bill
•1x points on all other purchases

And now, on top of the points you can earn, new...
 

OzMods on PS3 Homebrew, PS JailBreak Contains No Sony Code

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212w ago - Yesterday we reported that Sony halted PS JailBreak Australian sales and distribution, and today OzMods (linked above) confirms PS3 homebrew will still arrive next week while the PS JailBreak folks stand by their claim that the PlayStation 3 modchip contains no Sony code.

Below is an image from the PS JailBreak discussion via ConsoleWinkel.nl and OzMods full statement, to quote:

"28/08/2010 - Hello Everyone. On Friday the 27/08/2010 we where given some documents from the Lawyers representing Sony. The documents are Federal Court orders for a temporary injunction.

The Injunction states that from 24 hours of receiving the documents to the 31st of August OzModChips, Quantronics, Modsupplier and anyone else in Australia:

•Give up all stock in our possession, including our sample

I guess it was lucky that the device was delayed by a couple of days. While many people that have received their sample and sent it off to cloners....we sent ours to a well known homebrew developer.

The developer we picked showed us various homebrew applications that he had already developed for ps3 dev units, that he wants to port over to retail units. Yes, PS3 homebrew...
 

Sony to Add Code Making PSP Games Unhackable for 60 Days

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226w ago - Today Gamasutra.com (linked above) have posted an extensive interview with Sony Computer Entertainment of America's Rob Dyer, who stated that SCEA is working on implementing code to make new PSP games unhackable for up to 60 days from release.

This news comes just months after Sony's recent effort to combat PlayStation Portable piracy through online registration requirements.

To quote: "A lot of the stuff that will be announced at E3 we're very excited about, because they are huge titles. And we also believe that there's a way that you will be able to, not stop, but slow down the piracy in the first 30 to 60 days from a tech perspective.

There's some code that you can embed that we've been helping developers implement in order to get people at least to see a 60-day shelf life before it gets hacked and it shows up on BitTorrent.

That's been the biggest problem, no question about it. It's become a very difficult proposition to be profitable, given the piracy right now. And the fact that the category shrunk inside of retail."
 

Sony Announces PSPgo In-game Promotion Code Available Now

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239w ago - Sony PSP Marketing Manager Kristin Neirinckx has announced that PSPgo in-game promotion codes are available as of today, to quote:

For those of you who still have yet to pick up your very own PSPgo system, there's no better time than now. As most of you already know, PSPgo is the first all-digital, full-game handheld entertainment system on the market to date.

Since its launch last October, we've seen a tremendous response to the newest member of the PSP family. If you're ready to take the next step in portable entertainment, you're in luck!

For a limited time, we're offering an incredible value to all of you PSP newbies. Now through Sunday, March 21, 2010, U.S. and Canadian consumers who purchase a new PSPgo system can download one of our top PSP titles from the PlayStation Store at no additional cost.

How you ask? In short, this limited-time offer combines the PSPgo system with a PSPgo In-game Promotion Code, which entitles you to a digital download of either LittleBigPlanet (PSP) or Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines.

The PSPgo In-game Promotion Code redemption process is simple:

• You must purchase a new PSPgo unit between Thursday, February 18, 2010 and Sunday, March 21, 2010.
• To redeem code, you must create a PlayStation...
 
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