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2009-03-25 22:59:00

Media Molecule's 'LittleBigPlanet' Receives Four Awards, Other Winners Include 'Prince of Persia,' 'Dead Space,' 'God of War: Chains of Olympus' and 'World of Goo' SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Bethesda Softworks' epic post-apocalyptic open-world adventure, "Fallout 3," received the Game of the Year Award at the 9th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, presented at a ceremony this evening at Think Service Game Group's 2009 Game Developers Conference (GDC). Bethesda also received...

2009-03-23 07:00:00

Incognito Entertainment Team Forms New Development Studio FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced an exclusive game development deal with LightBox Interactive, Inc.(TM), a new software development company formed by industry veteran and former Incognito Entertainment Studio Director, Dylan Jobe. Under the agreement, LightBox Interactive is signed on for a multi-year, multi-title deal to create exclusive software titles for...

2009-03-20 07:00:00

'LittleBigPlanet(TM)' Adds Top Awards from Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, British Academy of Film and Television Arts and NAVGTR(TM) Corp. to Extensive List of Accolades FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today celebrates the recent success of the PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) exclusive and community-based title, LittleBigPlanet(TM), which has been recognized with a slew of industry awards since its launch. Of particular note,...

2009-02-20 01:37:00

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Inducts Bruce Shelley Into The Hall of Fame LAS VEGAS, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- And the big winner is...LittleBigPlanet (Sony Computer Entertainment America), collecting on an impressive 8 awards at the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards(R) last night. The award ceremony was hosted by comedian and avid gamer Jay Mohr at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. LittleBigPlanet is a platform adventure with a vibrant social community...

2009-02-10 07:00:00

Cheerful and Colorful Platform Game Spreads Joy to North American Retail FOSTER CITY, Calif., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the North American release of LocoRoco(TM)2, available exclusively for the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Japan Studio, LocoRoco(TM)2 is the follow up to the original LocoRoco(TM) released in 2006 for PSP, an iconic and award-winning 2D...

2009-02-09 08:31:00

Fable 2 and Grand Theft Auto 4 Round Out The Nominees for Game of the Year in Industry's Only Open Peer-Based Awards SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet leads the nominees for the ninth annual Game Developers Choice Awards with seven nominations, organizers have revealed. Number None's Braid follows closely with five nominations. Among the nominations for LittleBigPlanet is the coveted Game of the Year award. Other nominees for that category include...

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2009-01-14 07:35:00

The Sony PlayStation 2 debuted in 2000, before the iPod and Windows XP, and is still a big seller in the video game console industry today. Tuesday, Sony Corp. announced that it has sold 43 million PlayStation 2 (PS2) units in the United States. Meanwhile, Microsoft Corp. has already discontinued the original Xbox, which launched a year after Sony's PS2.  The NPD Group, which tracks U.S. sales only, reports that Microsoft sold 14.5 million of those Xbox consoles.  Americans bought...

2009-01-08 07:00:00

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the signing of Red Sox Second Baseman and 2008 American League MVP Dustin Pedroia as cover athlete for MLB 09 The Show(TM). As the newest representative of SCEA's baseball franchise and face of MLB 09 The Show, Pedroia's duties include participation in the game's motion capture process, A.I. consultation, integration into all facets of the marketing campaign, and spokesperson for...

2009-01-06 08:58:00

On-Demand e360live.com Features Exclusive Content from All Genres ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gen2Media Corporation, a full-service digital media company where broadcast meets broadband, today announced that it is showcasing independent music on Xbox LIVE. e360live.com on Xbox LIVE features the best classic original programming from all music genres from independent and up and coming artists, along with original content from today's most popular artists. e360live.com...

2008-12-15 04:00:00

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced today, the unveil of God of War(R)3 -- the last installment of the multi-million unit franchise -- exclusively on the PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) system. The first game-play trailer was unveiled last night at the Spike TV Video Game Awards in Los Angeles, showcasing the game's beautiful cinematography and its groundbreaking depth of scale that is four times larger than its predecessor on the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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