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2010-12-13 09:33:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 60 percent of parents say video games have no effect on their children. Not true, says Marina Krcmar, associate professor of communication at Wake Forest, who studies the impact of video games on children and teens. And, as games get more and more realistic, research shows the positive and negative effects on children increase, Krcmar says. "Greater realism leads to greater immersion; greater immersion leads to greater...

2010-12-11 21:00:00

BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announce that Mortal Kombat, the award-winning fighting game created by NetherRealm Studios, will add Kratos -- from the multi-million unit-selling God of War® franchise -- as a new warrior to their line-up exclusively for the PlayStation®3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system. Kratos will have his own...

2010-12-07 11:43:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. (PSP), an internet application service and web development provider, is proud to announce its rankings in both the Largest Minority-Owned Businesses and the Fastest Growing Minority-Owned Businesses Lists by the Puget Sound Business Journal. PSP's rankings have steadily increased during the past few years while other companies have sunk or dropped out altogether, a testament to the success of their innovative...

2010-11-30 11:37:00

TOKYO, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that the sales of PlayStation®Move motion controller for the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system reached over 4.1 million units worldwide(*1). The milestone was reached in just two months since its release in September for North America, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, and one month since the release in October for Japan. The...

2010-11-02 08:00:00

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. (SCEA) today announced the North American release of God of War®: Ghost of Sparta, the latest installment in the multi-million unit selling franchise, exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) go systems. Developed by Ready At Dawn® Studios (RAD), the...

2010-10-12 08:00:00

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) announced today the release of Invizimals(TM) available exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Developed by Novarama and Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Liverpool Studio, Invizimals enables players to find, capture and battle virtual monsters hiding throughout the real-world environment by incorporating a camera for the PSP system...

2010-09-20 08:31:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Assurant Solutions, a leading global provider of extended service plans and part of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services, today announced that it is underwriting and managing risk and compliance for the PlayStation® Protection Plan offered by Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA). The extended service program gives owners of the PlayStation®3...

2010-07-27 01:00:00

TOKYO, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced the introduction of PlayStation® "Logo Licensing Program" targeted for variety of lifestyle products from apparel to everyday items as part of the Official Licensing Program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020701/SFM066LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020701/SFM066LOGO) Licensees who enter into an agreement with SCE through the "Logo Licensing Program"...

2010-07-14 14:00:00

FOSTER CITY, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) and Hulu(TM), an online video service offering an expanded selection of television shows and movies, announced that the Hulu Plus(TM) preview will begin today on the PlayStation®3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system in the United States with the consumer release of Hulu Plus available to all PS3 owners set to occur in the coming months. PS3 is the first and only console with...

2010-06-15 08:00:00

New Report Shows 67 Percent of U.S. Households Play Computer and Video Games and 62 Percent of Gamers Play with Others WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Computer and video game use is widespread with 67 percent of American households playing, according to new research from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).The study also reveals the social nature of today's game play with 62 percent of American gamers reporting they play with other gamers in person at least one hour...


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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