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Sony scraps PSP’s PlayStation Room

Having announced in September last year that it was developing a portable version of PS3 Home for PSP users, Sony has now confirmed that it has scrapped the project. Dubbed PlayStation Room, the service was supposed to offer a virtual world that allowed for portable interaction on the go, sharing …

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Miyamoto: Our 09 games werent fun enough

Games, at the most basic level, are meant to be fun – and industry legend and head of Nintendo development Shigeru Miyamoto has admitted that the company’s games output last year was simply not fun enough. The fact that in 2009 we were not able to sell more than we …

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Koller: Were focusing on 3D in the home

With 3D gaming still in its infancy, Nintendo’s surprise announcement of the 3DS yesterday marks a surprise new direction for the technology – and it’s one that has failed to convince SCEA’s director of hardware and marketing John Koller. I think it remains to be seen where Nintendo goes with …

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GAME unveils PS Home Moonbase

UK High Street chain will this Thursday (March 18th) become the first retailer to launch an online presence in Sony’s PlayStation Home, MCV can reveal. The GAME Moonbase is designed to allow users to hang out, socialise and learn about forthcoming releases and activities across all PlayStation platforms”. The ground …

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PlayStation Home surpasses 12m users

PlayStation Home director Jack Buser has announced that Sony’s virtual world now boasts a userbase of more than 12 million PS3 owners. It was also reported that the average amount of time these users spend in Home is 60 minutes, and that 85 per cent of PS3 owners who log …

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No premium Mii clothes, vows Nintendo

Though the differences between Nintendo’s Miis and both Xbox Avatars and PS3 Home are numerous, perhaps the most conspicuous separator is the fact that while Sony and Microsoft have looked to monetise their services, Nintendo has not. And it doesn’t look as if Nintendo has plans to change that any …

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US: Star Wars invades PS Home

As is demonstrated by the premium price of the lightsaber prop on the Xbox Live Avatar marketplace, Star Wars has an unusual command over its followers’ wallets – so the arrival of Star Wars props and clothes on PlayStation Home is no surprise. Thanks to an agreement with LucasArts, a …

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Home is a sticky experience

Despite widespread scepticism concerning Sony’s virtual world Home, the service continues to track record user levels and is making a profit for the platform holder, PSN boss Peter Dille has confirmed. We had the highest traffic in December since we launched with 10m users worldwide,” the exec told IGN. The …

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