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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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Sony LittleBigPlanet Karting beta promised soon

Sony LittleBigPlanet Karting beta promised soon

Sony wants to let you know that the latest adventure for its easily recognizable Sackboy mascot is heading out to fans soon. And if you can't wait for it to come to stores, you may be lucky enough to grab an early shot at LittleBigPlanet Karting when it arrives in beta form. Sony is encouraging players to keep an eye on the PlayStation Blog for their chance to get into the beta.

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Bioware Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is released

Bioware Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is released

For those who still haven't found their closure with Mass Effect 3, even after Bioware took the unprecedented move of creating a new ending, there's a new hope. The company has rolled out Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, a lengthier edition of the previous download with more content and additional plot resolutions. Gamers have mixed reactions about the whole ordeal, but many at least appreciate Bioware doing something about it.

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The Walking Dead video game continues Friday

The Walking Dead video game continues Friday

Telltale's video game adaptation of the cult hit-turned smashing success of a TV show The Walking Dead, will be getting its second episode on Friday, June 29. The Walking Dead: Episode 2 will go live on console digital download stores at that time, and your experience will vary depending on how you played the first episode. Telltale says it tracks every decision you make throughout the game's multiple episodes.

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PS3 game Journey to get retail treatment with Collector’s Edition

PS3 game Journey to get retail treatment with Collector’s Edition

The small development studio known as thatgamecompany has pioneered a vision of redefining what a "video game" is. Its creations like Flow and Flower certainly have structure, gameplay mechanics, and goals to accomplish. But ask anyone what the story of either of these games is, or what happens if you die, and you'll be waiting a long time for a solid response.

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Sony PS3 firmware 4.20 heading out tomorrow

Sony PS3 firmware 4.20 heading out tomorrow

If you try to sign into the PlayStation Network tomorrow from your PS3, chances are you'll be asked to download a firmware update before you're allowed to access any other online content. Sony has announced that it will be pushing out a new system update for the console, bringing the firmware to version 4.20. The update will optimize performance as always, in addition to adding new functionality and features.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 22, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 22, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. We did it. We made it through another work week. It's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the big tech stories that made news today. Unfortunately, one person will need to be relaxing instead of dazzling next week - Google CEO Larry Page loses voice, to miss I/O. And moving right along, HTC teases own Siri-like voice assistant app. And for the gamer aficianados out there, how's this? Mass Effect 3 new ending hits June 26.

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Id Software boasts Doom 3 BFG Edition on PS3

Id Software boasts Doom 3 BFG Edition on PS3

Although it hasn't always been the biggest fan of the PS3 - nor has it delivered experiences in the past that its fans didn't find a lot of fault with - the company behind the game Doom 3 is finding a lot of praises to sing about Sony's console. Set to launch in October 2012, Doom 3: BFG Edition will support a lot of PS3 features including DualShock and stereoscopic 3D. Some of these features will be unique to the PS3, which is why Id has nice things to say about the platform.

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PlayStation Store disabled in South Korea pending new law

PlayStation Store disabled in South Korea pending new law

Blizzard has run into trouble in South Korea in the past with certain game content coming under scrutiny, but now it looks like Sony is the latest to tangle with the law. The company has had to take down the PlayStation Store in South Korea due to the new “Game Industry Promotion Act.” Starting from July 1st, it will be illegal for online services to ask those under the age of 18 to verify their account with a real name or date of birth.

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