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Telltale Games offers The Walking Dead video game on PSN tomorrow

Telltale Games offers The Walking Dead video game on PSN tomorrow

If you've been captivated by the intensely captivating The Walking Dead comic book series or related TV show, then Telltale Games has something for you. The publisher will be bringing an episodic retelling of the zombie-centric story to a PS3 near you. Yes, episodic. If you know anything about Telltale Games, you know they love giving you games in a piecemeal fashion. The company has previously offered games like Wallace & Gromit and Back to the Future.

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Federal government, military can break into Xbox Live, PSN, etc

Federal government, military can break into Xbox Live, PSN, etc

In an ever unfolding example of how individual privacy is losing its value in the United States, it has been revealed that some agencies within the government have the authority and the technology to access data from users on online gaming networks. The act of eavesdropping on your online gaming account is being compared to tracking e-mails and telephone calls, which federal agencies already have the authority to do.

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EA’s Mass Effect 3 online multiplayer events barred on PS3

EA’s Mass Effect 3 online multiplayer events barred on PS3

The online component of EA and Bioware smash hit Mass Effect 3 is a little bit muddled on the PS3. To help keep things interesting in the online multiplayer world, developer Bioware has been running numerous promotions, such as the ability to gain extra XP or receiving bonuses for completing various tasks. However, perhaps unknown to those playing the game on the Xbox 360 or PC, none of this stuff has been making its way to the PS3 version of the game.

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Sony PlayStation Network will be down for maintenance April 16

Sony PlayStation Network will be down for maintenance April 16

If you were hoping to get some online gaming in before you have to start a new work week tomorrow, you better get your fix in early. That is, if you're a PS3 gamer. Sony will be shutting down the PlayStation Network for more than half of the day. The company said this is for necessary maintenance on the network, so nothing is terribly broken. It's just going in to optimize things and clean up processes.

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Wedbush Securities report: gamers want physical media

Wedbush Securities report: gamers want physical media

A new report suggests that gamers aren't shifting into a digital distribution model as quickly and massively as people in the industry might think. The report, from Wedbush Securities, looks at the world of downloadable games as more of a complement, not a substitute, to the long-running tradition of going out to the store and picking up a box. People just aren't ready to give up their packed bookshelves.

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New York AG kicks thousands of sex offenders off online games

New York AG kicks thousands of sex offenders off online games

With cooperation from Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Warner Bros, and Disney Interactive, New York's top prosecutor has been successful in banning online gaming accounts of more than 3,500 registered sex offenders. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the crack-down, known as "Operation Game Over," was a success. It was the first sting operation of its kind, and it could be the first of many.

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Sony teases upcoming PS3 video service

Sony teases upcoming PS3 video service

Sony has teased that it will launch a new online video service through the PS3, but details very much remain a mystery. There is a lot of speculation, ranging from ideas that it could be a service on par with the Xbox 360's partnerships with Verizon and Comcast, to the notion that it could simply be another video-on-demand platform like Vudu and the PSN's proprietary video store that doesn't necessarily bring a lot of new and exciting content to the platform.

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Bethesda’s Skyrim updated on PC only

Bethesda’s Skyrim updated on PC only

The latest patch has gone live for Bethesda's hot-selling role-playing game The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, but as to be expected, it is only available for PC players. For those playing on the Xbox 360 and PS3, the game remains at version 1.4. PS3 players in particular still have reason to be sore because that version still has some memory bugs. The PS3 version of the game game under increasing scrutiny.

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NPD calculates $3.3 billion in digital game sales in US and Europe in Q4 2011

NPD calculates $3.3 billion in digital game sales in US and Europe in Q4 2011

According to the latest numbers from analyst group NPD, digital game sales are on the rise in a big way. In the fourth quarter of 2011, in the US and Europe - the regions that NPD normally deals with - the amount of revenue that was brought in from digital download sales in the gaming industry was $3.33 billion. In the US, sales in this growing segment were up by 9%. NPD does not have comparative data for Europe or for the US/Europe aggregate.

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Sony PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards winners announced

Sony PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards winners announced

Sony has just announced the winners of the online poll that allowed gamers to choose which downloadable PS3 and PSP games were the cream of the crop over the last 12 months. The winning titles will be available at a 30% discount to all PlayStation Network members, or 50% to those with PlayStation Plus.

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PlayStation Network is down for 14hrs on Sunday

PlayStation Network is down for 14hrs on Sunday

Worry not, gamers; the PlayStation Network downtime today is Sony's intended maintenance, not the signs of something nefarious. The scheduled inaccessibility for PS3 and PS Vita gamers is set to last fourteen hours solid - from just after noon Pacific until approximately 2am Pacific on Monday, March 5 - during which time any users signed in will be kicked out, and no new sign-ins will be allowed.

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Sony’s PlayStation Network to be down March 1

Sony’s PlayStation Network to be down March 1

Attention, PlayStation gamers - the online PlayStation Network service will be going under the knife on Thursday, March 1 for nearly the entire day. This is to address bugs, optimize performance, and perform necessary maintenance. The service is expected to be down starting at around 11:00 AM Eastern Time and will not be back online until after midnight.

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