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2008-12-02 16:18:00

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced the release of this season's latest SingStar(R) sensation, SingStar(R) ABBA, available for both the PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) and the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment systems. An essential part of any SingStar fan's collection, SingStar ABBA expands the franchise's robust holiday line-up, offering an authentic interactive singing experience set to the iconic music of ABBA....

2008-11-13 12:00:14

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Spike TV announces the nominees and categories for the year's most acclaimed celebration in the excellence of gaming -- the 2008 "Video Game Awards." The sixth annual "VGAs" will bring together megastars from the worlds of video games, Hollywood, music, sports and more to celebrate the outstanding achievements within the video game industry over the past year. The 2-hour extravaganza will premiere LIVE on Spike TV Sunday, December 14 at 9:00pm, ET/PT (tape...

2008-11-04 12:00:06

WildTangent, Inc., one of the largest online game publishers in the U.S., announced today it has promoted Mike Peronto to CEO. Peronto has been with the company since 2002 as its president and chief operating officer. As chairman, WildTangent founder Alex St. John will continue to be active in his efforts to evangelize the company as well as the PC gaming platform to analysts, media, investors and customers. The change in roles is a natural outgrowth of WildTangent's recent worldwide...

2008-10-29 14:01:35

LittleBigPlanet is the new game from Sony Computer Entertainment America that allows players to create characters and scenarios for the PlayStation 3, taking the Internet's embrace of community-created sites to video games. Customizable sackcloth puppets must navigate obstacles and puzzles to proceed through the 50 levels of play in a universe of castles and mountains. The game boasts a suite of tools that allow players to create their own game challenges and share them with others online via...

2008-10-21 08:49:17

Potentially offensive background music in the videogame, "LittleBigPlanet" will result in a one week delay for its public release in the United States.  According to a Sony representative, the music is contained in song "Tapha Niang" by Toumani Diabate from Mali.  The music tracks contains two expressions that are found in the Qur'an.  The company acted without delay to correct the background music and apologized for any possible offense that may have been caused by the...

2008-10-13 09:00:07

By YURI KAGEYAMA By Yuri Kageyama The Associated Press Video game rivals Sony and Microsoft are going head-to-head in virtual worlds for their home consoles later this year. Both companies announced their services, which use graphic images that represent players called "avatars," last Thursday at the Tokyo Game Show. Sony's twice-delayed online "Home" virtual world for the PlayStation 3 console will be available sometime later this year, while U.S. software maker Microsoft, which...

2008-10-09 11:50:00

Video game makers Microsoft and Sony are preparing to launch new interactive services that will place gamers in real-time interactive computer-graphic worlds. Both rival companies unveiled their new plans during the Tokyo Game Show on Thursday. After twice delaying the release of its virtual world, called "Home" for the PlayStation 3, Sony Corp. announced it would be made available later this year. Meanwhile, US-based Microsoft Corp. was more specific about the release of its "New Xbox...

2008-10-02 13:15:00

Sony Corp said on Wednesday its PlayStation 3 video game console and its portable cousin, the PSP, are selling faster than expected and are poised to meet full-year sales targets even if the current economic crisis hurts holiday demand. Jack Tretton, Chief Executive of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, said PlayStation 3 sales are some 30 percent better than Sony's plan so far in its fiscal year, driven by solid demand by video games, and the appeal of the Blu-ray disc movie system...

2008-09-18 03:00:11

TOKYO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it would release Life with PlayStation(R) for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(R)) today, September 18, 2008, worldwide simultaneously. Life with PlayStation is a new lifestyle service that offers users a new visual and interactive way to use their PS3 to access news and information from around the world, only possible on the PS3's feature-rich platform. As the initial content, LIVE CHANNEL will be released for...

2008-09-09 09:00:29

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the North American release of SingStar(R) Country, available exclusively for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system (PS2(TM)) on October 28. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studio's London Studio, SingStar Country brings one of the best-selling music genres to the PlayStation 2 system, delivering 30 hit songs from today's newest and hottest country...

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  • 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.
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