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LittleBigPlanet Karting beta goes live on Tuesday

LittleBigPlanet Karting beta goes live on Tuesday

Sony has announced that the online beta of Sackboy's newest adventure, LittleBigPlanet Karting, will be available on July 10. Only a select number of people who signed up through the online registration form will be tapped for the opportunity to give the game a free test run. The beta will be available through the end of the month.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds Hiehachi, Toro to roster

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds Hiehachi, Toro to roster

The newest playable characters announced for Sony's upcoming PS3 title PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale have been announced. Classic PlayStation fighting guy Hiechi, and the distinguished white cat Toro will join their Sony partners in the free-for-all brawling game later this year. All-Stars Battle Royale is due out on the PS3 and the PlayStation Vita.

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SEGA reboots NiGHTS into dreams for Xbox, PS3 and PC

SEGA reboots NiGHTS into dreams for Xbox, PS3 and PC

Retro games being rebooted for today's platforms are something of a trend at the moment, and SEGA is bringing back one of the most-loved Saturn titles, NiGHTS into dreams. The relaunch will see the graphics given an HD update, with the title arriving through Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360, on the PlayStation Network, and for Windows as a digital download in the fall.

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PS Vita gets old-school summer with PSOne gaming

PS Vita gets old-school summer with PSOne gaming

If you’re a fan of Sony’s products then there’s some good news out of Japan: the next software update for the PS Vita, 1.80, will add the ability to play classic PSOne titles. Around 700 titles will be available to play, which isn’t a bad haul at all, but they’ll see staggered releases. We imagine being able to play Tomb Raider or Final Fantasy VII on the go will appeal to quite a few gamers.

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Sony’s PlayStation Home to celebrate July 4

Sony’s PlayStation Home to celebrate July 4

If you weren't invited to a party, if you don't live near a spot where fireworks will be lighting the sky tomorrow night, and if you just really have nothing better to do with your time, Sony will be getting festive on your behalf in the virtual world of PlayStation Home. Special events and exclusive items are up for grabs if that's where you want to spend your Independence Day.

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Sony PlayStation Move Racing Wheel is one crazy contraption

Sony PlayStation Move Racing Wheel is one crazy contraption

Motion-controlled gaming does function pretty well in many applications, but one area where it leads to nothing but confusion and frustration is in racing games. People hated Microsoft's Kinect-powered hands-free racing mini-games, Nintendo's Mario Kart on Wii only works well if you have a Wii Remote wheel attachment, and now Sony is going down that same path.

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Epic Games iOS Infinity Blade is company’s most profitable

Epic Games iOS Infinity Blade is company’s most profitable

Epic Games has an interesting little factoid that it wants you to be aware of. Its iPhone/iPad game Infinity Blade is more profitable than Gears of War. That is, of course, if you look at it on a relative scale. Obviously, the company's total revenue brought in by its blockbuster console titles far outweighs that of any of its mobile endeavors.

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Sony PSN a more reliable revenue stream than Xbox Live

Sony PSN a more reliable revenue stream than Xbox Live

Sony has been monetizing its online gaming network at a stronger rate than its biggest competitor. That is, if you don't count the cost of Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus. We're only talking about payments for individual pieces of content, like game add-ons, full game downloads, TV shows, and movies, and other pay-per-title forms of media. More than 15% of PS3 owners have paid for a piece of digital content on their console.

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