133w ago - Sony Media Partnerships Specialist Brian Gauld is offering fans the chance to win a free pass for MLG Pro and Killzone 3 in Dallas Texas this weekend.
To quote: The MLG Pro Circuit Finals are coming to Dallas, Texas this weekend with the best players in both Modern Warfare 2 and Tekken 6 battling for supremacy -- and only on PS3.
This time around, event spectators will have the chance to compete online in the Killzone 3 online multiplayer beta and get hands on with PlayStation Move and stereoscopic 3D!
If you can't make it to the event, you can watch both competitions online at MLGpro.com. Admission is $25 for spectators (i.e. if you're not competing in the pro circuit), but we here at PlayStation know times are tough.
That's why we're giving away 50 passes! All you need to do is email your information (name, date of birth, address, and phone #) to PlayStationSweeps@gmail.com (include a +1 if you're bringing a guest).
Tickets are first come, first served! Get 'em while you can! As always, I'll be at the booth so come say 'hi!' I...
162w ago - While reading a story on CNN about rare video games, Tanner Sandlin of Austin, Texas, recognized one of the games - Air Raid for the Atari 2600. He found the thirteenth known copy of the game in his garage and put it on eBay.
It sold last Sunday for $31,600, the second-highest price ever paid for a video game.
Sandlin bought the game when he was 11 or 12 years old at a store called Tuesday Morning in Arlington, Texas. The store bought overstocked or undersold goods from other retailers and sold the items at a discount.
To quote: "Sandlin's eBay auction ended on April 10, 2010 at about 10:15 p.m. EST. With only 5 minutes to go, the highest bid was $14,600. It sat at this price until the very last few seconds, when it jumped to $17,528, and then made a giant leap to $31,500. The final bid was $31,600.
This sets a new record price for the game, blowing away the previous record of $3,000. That also makes it the second-highest price ever paid for a video game cartridge, just behind the $43,300 paid for a factory-sealed copy of Stadium Events for the Nintendo back in February."
210w ago - Wideload Games Director Scott Corley has announced that Texas Cheat'em hits PSN today.
To quote: Texas Cheat'em from Wideload Shorts is out on PlayStation Network THIS WEEK for $9.99.
First, a bit about Wideload Shorts. We're an indie studio within an indie studio. Our team lives within the walls of Wideload Games. Wideload's founder, Alex Seropian, did some stuff once.
He started this studio called Bungie, made this game called Halo, and sold it all to some other company. But Wideload, much to the delight of those who work here, is about doing new things, and taking new chances.
The Wideload Shorts team makes small games that are imbued with Wideload's trademark humor. Our focus is on good, solid, NEW gameplay that will stand the test of time. When it comes to our gameplay, we are nurturing and protective.
Imagine that our gameplay is a baby bunny rabbit. We will bring it carrots, and lick its fur to keep it clean. If coyotes are the latest fad, and everybody insists that we MUST get a coyote ("don't worry, your baby bunny should be fine"), we won't do it. Our motto is: "coyotes eat gameplay."