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The Shoot Targets PlayStation Move Today, PSN Demo Incoming

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218w ago - SCEA's Product Marketing Manager Jefferson Dong has posted that the new Playstation Move shooter dubbed The Shoot along with the Shooting Attachment are now available on shelves across North America with a PSN demo incoming as well.

To quote: Today is an exciting day for arcade shooter fans, because PlayStation Move's new shooter, The Shoot, is now on store shelves across North America!

Also available today is the PlayStation Move Shooting Attachment ($19.99) which lets you hold the motion controller like a pistol for a more immersive experience when playing games like The Shoot.

To get you amped up for the games release, we're posting a demo of The Shoot later today on PSN. Check out the fast-paced shooting action today by sampling the Outlawed level before you buy the game.

For those of you who aren't up to speed, The Shoot is a new game for PlayStation Move that lets you become the ultimate action movie hero. In order to earn that title, you'll have to impress the director who's cast you in his latest blockbuster.

Hit the studio lot and get ready to blast through elaborate sets featuring massively destructible environments. On location at the Haunted House Party, Outlawed, Robot Rebellion, Deep Perils and The Mob sets, you'll be able to shoot...
 

Sony Targets PS JailBreak, PSFreedom and PSGroove PS3 Hacks

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221w ago - Today garyopa at PSX-Scene.com (linked above) reports that Sony appears to be targeting the PS JailBreak, PSFreedom and PSGroove related PS3 hacks and has shared numerous court documents for those interested.

From one of the documents, to quote: "Similarly targeted document subpoenas or deposition notices to any other third party who SCEA learns may be involved in the distribution or sale of the PS Jailbreak software, known as, for example, PSGroove, OpenPSJailbreak, and PSFreedom, or who may have knowledge of the distribution or sale of this illicit software."

PS3 hacker Mathieulh is also mentioned in one of the documents as recently [Register or Login to view links] to be one of 20 individuals behind PSGroove, to quote: "Mathieu Hervais told BBC News he was one of about 20 hackers involved in PSGroove's development."

Just under a month ago Sony was granted an injunction by Australian Courts on the sale of PSJailBreak PS3 modchips, followed by blocking PS JailBreak and PS3 proxy...
 

New DivX Plus Software Update Targets PS3 via MKV Conversion

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247w ago - Today porfitron mailed in to let us know about the recent [Register or Login to view links] update, as the latest version targets the PlayStation 3 entertainment system with MKV video conversion.

The new DivX Plus Player now has DivX to Go, which will move/convert video files to a USB drive or CD/DVD disc for free... all you do is drag the video onto the PS3 icon.

The simple 5 Step outline is below, with the full guide available linked above or from [Register or Login to view links].

Step 1 - Download and Install the Free DivX Plus Software
Step 2 - Add your MKV video to the DivX Plus video library
Step 3 - Drag the video file to the PlayStation 3 icon
Step 4 - Follow the Transfer Wizard and Insert a USB or Disc
Step 5 - Let DivX to Go Finish, and Enjoy!
 

Sony Targets an Older Audience in New PS3 Marketing Campaign

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267w ago - Today Sony PlayStation has launched a European online campaign to position the PS3 console to an older audience.

The new marketing campaign highlights that the PS3 can be used for more than just playing games, to generate appeal to a more mature crowd.

Those interested can check it out at the official site: [Register or Login to view links]

To quote: It asks visitors their interests and then plays back the unique selling points of the console through an interactive presenter. Visitors to the site are then invited to create their own video to send onto friends based on their particular needs.

The campaign will also include social media, search and online advertisng.

Christian Noer, Nordic marketing manager at PlayStation, said, "This is a modern twist on a traditional 'elevator sales pitch'. As we broaden the PlayStation's appeal to a wider group of consumers, we just feel our audience needs a little bit of help selling the full range of capabilities to their wives, mums or girlfriends."
 

Canadian Game Industry Seeks to Jail Pirates, Targets Mod-chips

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295w ago - The [Register or Login to view links] is calling for tougher copyright laws in the country, including jail time for pirates and the criminalization of mod-chips.

To quote: A bill modeled after the [Register or Login to view links] in the U.S. was introduced in Canada last year but died before it could be passed when the government called an election.

Grassroots resistance to the bill was strong, with critics claiming it was overly restrictive and would leave individual citizens exposed to huge fines. Nonetheless, Parr called for similar legislation to be introduced "as soon as possible."

Among the changes called for by the ESAC is the right for the [Register or Login to view links] - what used to be called Customs - to seize goods they know to be pirated, something they cannot currently do without a court order, as well as stronger penalties, including jail time, for intellectual property crime and the outlawing of mod chips. "In Canada,...
 
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