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Sony: Big Announcement Next Week?

Well, there wasn't much in the way of huge announcements at the Game Developers Conference, although we did learn about the new Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time. However, it seems that Sony is preparing something significant for Tuesday, March 31.

According to Kotaku, that's the time when Sony will make a big announcement of some kind, and many would like to believe it's the much-rumored price cut. Then again, considering Sony's insistence that a price drop isn't coming any time soon, we're expecting something different; besides, why not just announce the price cut at the GDC? Why wait a few days? Another possibility is that Sony will be updating the PS3's web browser, which could be kinda cool and perhaps more plausible than a price drop. Kotaku suggested that the PS2 might drop to $99, which would make sense as PS2 sales have been on the steep decline as of late. The system has fared extremely well at the $129 price point for quite some time, but now may be the time to institute what could be the final retail price drop. We'd like to think it's software-related; that Sony might lift the lid on one of the new mysterious PS3 exclusives heading our way (maybe it's the one we know about...?), but that's just more speculation. What ideas do you have? What does Sony have in store for us next week?

If it is indeed a PS3 price cut, that'll make all the major headlines for the week. But even if it's something smaller and not quite so huge, we'll still tell ya about it. It's kinda what we do.

3/27/2009 Ben Dutka

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Snaaaake
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 9:43:37 PM
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Same here, and it's impossible they gonna announce games, they always do that in E3, a possible update on the PSN or a new hardware for the PS3.
It could even be the rumoured PSP2 or something like that.
But if it's a price cut, you can expect some uproar in the gaming world especially Microsoft.

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Jordanboi123
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 12:57:07 PM

i call a price cut simple reason is the financial year ends march 1st so thats my reason for saying price cut.i could be wrong.

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Jordanboi123
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 12:57:07 PM

sorry my comment posted 2 times.

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Jordanboi123
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 12:57:12 PM

i call a price cut simple reason is the financial year ends march 1st so thats my reason for saying price cut.i could be wrong.

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Scarecrow
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:01:35 PM
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Gran Turismo 5 this fall!!!

I'm psyched anything they announce will be awesome

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tlpn99
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:07:25 PM
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What if Sony's big annoucement turns out to be exactly that nothing. A BIG FAT ZERO! how cool would that be not that it is ever going to happen but say it did how would the world cope without it lol ?

As Scarecrow said it could be anything.

Bring it on! :)

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RustEDalex
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:08:00 PM
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yeah firmware update guaranteeeeeed

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:20:27 PM

I dunno, it would have to do something special because many firmwares have come without requiring a "big announcement"

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JasperLoons
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 12:29:06 AM

Firmware update was my theory too, especially considering all the rumors floating around about the next one.

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djjake
Sunday, March 29, 2009 @ 8:42:39 AM

maybe crossgame chat?
dun dun duurrrnnn

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cLoudou
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:09:36 PM
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Maybe that secret exclusive?
or price-cuts for all platforms?

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Alienange
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:12:24 PM
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1. Firmware 2.70
2. Backward Compatibility

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Daedusian
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:17:55 PM
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It has got to be the firmware update, although I thought that was supposed to be released this week as I read somewhere that a Sony employee at GDC said it would be coming the week of GDC. Idk? Better be good though because I'm going bananas over here! ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:19:27 PM
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Well, thank god they didn't say it would be on April 1st!

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SnipeySnake
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:37:48 PM

Lol, do you hate April 1st? I love it >:)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 11:34:43 PM

I'm just saying it could've been a giant april fools joke otherwise.

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infekt
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 1:52:06 AM

They could say "Huge surprise tomorrow!" on the 31st and then be like "April fools!" on the 1st and do nothing. lol. Yes, that would make me want to put a gun to my head..

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Daedusian
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 11:47:31 AM

haha, never thought about that. It's that time of year again *sigh* lol. =)

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crapreviews
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:34:14 PM
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Playstation is going to give me everything for free :D :D lol

who knows. maybe new firmware update

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kevinater321
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 1:02:06 PM

Ohh maybe like in game chat or something cool like that. I also want a price cut. But can sony afford it? Guess we will find out on tuesday

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Sir Shak
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:35:51 PM
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A browser update would be nice , it's still too slow compared to a pc .

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 12:37:13 AM

java support on the ps3 would be sweet... as would a psp "slide"

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SnipeySnake
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:36:58 PM
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So there wont me a price drop?! NOOOOOOOOOO! i'll never get my ps3 :(

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ps92117
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 11:59:53 PM

No worries mate, at some point or another.

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ThugNificent101
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:49:34 PM
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I dont think the announcement will be the 2.70 Firmware update. If they are saying its big then im almost certain, though the details for the update or web browser improvement may coincide with the announcement.

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slayerkillemall
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:50:42 PM
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a wiimote!!
lol,seriously,its probably ralated to psp/ps3 connectivity,and if were lucky a psp2 with 2nd analog stick....

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kevinater321
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 1:05:23 PM

Yo i never even thought of that nice!

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Lairfan
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:50:44 PM
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Something big did come out of GDC for Sony; watch this.

http://www.multiplayer.it/notizia.php?id=61849

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 12:39:48 AM

im super sick right now... instant fever (n) so i didnt feel like watching it all... but all i have to say is



























HOLY CRAP DUDE!!!!

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Riku994
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:56:48 PM
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Maybe its the LoD announcement I wait for all week and was insanely disappointed to find out isn't true.

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MirrorSoul
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 11:18:34 PM

If your talking about Legends of Dragoon Im right there with ya man lol

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Banky A
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 1:40:54 AM

Aiiie' brethren.

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Alienange
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 11:07:32 PM
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And where exactly will Sony be making this announcement? Playstation Blog?

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King James
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 11:18:01 PM
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The ps2 will sell for $79.99; a lil recession relief from Sony

;-)

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SkaterAlchemist
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 11:19:23 PM
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OMG Kojima Productions is exclusively publishing for Sony Entertainment

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Juanalf
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 11:33:03 PM
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maybe the head of Sony saved a bundle by switching to Geico.

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bearbobby
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 12:59:48 PM

LOL

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xnonsuchx
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 12:17:33 AM
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New exclusive GOSSIP GIRLS game for PS3! ;-)

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Banky A
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 1:42:46 AM

Sweet

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Zemus101
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 12:38:28 AM
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Wow, a big surprise? For me?? My birthday just went by too ..hmmm what could it be? There are so many things (as all the posts above have noted) that it could be. I'm hoping for either a new exclusive big name title, or ...perhaps a huge firmware update, that would be exciting ...as anything free would be.

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 12:50:04 AM

big announcement:By current projections, ps3 will surpass the major success of our major competetors, both wii and 360 combined. more people have baught a ps3 thanks to Killzone 2, and, as im sure you all heared of, was a huge crush to microsofts claims that A)"killzone 2 didn't matter," and that B) "Killzone sold S**T all.

Happy all? well guess what!!! the great news just keep on coming!!! We Officially Confirm: price cut, psp2, new firmware, 40gb ps3 for $199, and that wasn't even the best news. for you see, the Greatest news of all is:

we lied! ONLIVE will completely obliterate all consoles!!!! well, except for the wii... that son of a gun just won't die.

Wasn't that rewarding? I know it was, just remember, happy April Fools Day, And have a merry easter!!!


(dont hate, im sick(n) so i need something to reward me with humor, sorry for getting your hopes up, then crushing them. Remember, Happy April Fools!!!)

(P.S: happy easter aswell.)

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Qubex
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 2:39:04 AM
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I think a decent PS3 browser is sorely over due. I cannot even watch news clips from the CNN or BBC websites. The PS3 web browser has been very weak in many areas.

Q!

"i am home"

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Fane1024
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 3:48:46 PM

Yeah. It would be nice if it didn't lock up the PS3 virtually every time I use it, as well...and I use it every day.

Seriously, did they subcontract the browser to Microsoft?

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Cuetes
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 3:03:31 AM
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March 31 huh? Thats too close to April 1 for my taste.

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webberfan
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 4:45:19 AM
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colored ps3s, idk.

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raidtimedope
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 6:17:22 AM
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they are going to announce that the next GTA IV installment is going to be a PS3 exclusive

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raidtimedope
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 6:18:56 AM
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they are goin to announce the next GTA game will be a PS3 exclusive

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Leothebest
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 2:19:24 PM

wont happen gta has already joined the darkside

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TroubleMaker
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 6:24:17 AM
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Lol, an idiot -1'd everyone

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Blaiyan
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 6:32:41 AM
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Maybe all of thee above? ewwwwoowoooo *shivers* Makes me nervous lol.

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isaya85
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 7:08:33 AM
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I just don't understand why they didn't announce it at GDC

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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sunspider13
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 7:23:29 AM
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LoD would be nice...idk, anybody that buys a PS2, PSP, or PS3 for the next few months will get a keg...really have no clue what's going on.

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JohnnyGold
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 8:14:16 AM
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most likely to least likely

- firmware update
- price cut
- psp2
- psp trophies

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Gone
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 9:14:06 AM
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The announcement is probably going to be the 40 GIG for $299. I am hoping that it will be that 2.70 firmware update will add b/c for all PS3s.

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TEG3SH
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 10:33:43 AM
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ben enough with the tease cause i know what game u are talking about.ha ha ha ha
and when will u reveal the name???
the game u are talking about is either
1- syphon filter
2- twisted metal( hope so)....

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kevinater321
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 1:03:30 PM
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maybe its some information on like ratchet and clank or MAG or something (doubt it tho)can't wait!

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HOODGE
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 1:04:11 PM
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Either the price cut, or something about the new 2.70 system update that I heard of some futher rumours that could easily be done on the Sony platform. I heard of 2 missing features Live has over PSN. I heard the update will also incorporate Voice messaging and Private In-game chat functionality. That is something that PSN badly needs. Another feature I hope we get sometime soon is ON THE FLY GAME INVITING like you can also do on the Crapbox. Here's hoping.

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bearbobby
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 1:05:37 PM
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Twisted Metal for PS3 would be silly-sweet. Though I wouldn't call it super important news, awesome news, but hopefully the announcement is even more significant. I agree with some above, hopefully it's a firmware that adds dozens of new features - better browser support, backwards compatability, more video codecs playback, etc.

I'd be psyched if they allowed playback of MKVs so i don't have to convert stuff.

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Leothebest
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 2:23:05 PM
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They will rick roll everybody ...lol happy april fools eve

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smileys_007
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 3:15:48 PM
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i have a feeling that they'll announce the released dates of their exclusives like infamous, uncharted 2, heavy rain, white knight chronicles and God of War 3

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Fane1024
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 4:03:58 PM
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If it's not a price drop, I'd really like to see them announce the addition of like 12 more Greatest Hits. Plenty of games have qualified:

Heavenly Sword
Ratchet & Clank
Uncharted
Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Call Of Duty IV
Devil May Cry IV
Army Of Two
Grand Theft Auto IV
Metal Gear Solid IV (as of March 12)

Most of these games are still selling for nearly full price, despite being more than a year old in some cases.

They haven't announced ANY Greatest Hits since July 28th.

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eba101
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 4:36:34 PM
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maybe its just the firmware update hey ben where the info on fight night round 4

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shaydey77
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 8:18:54 PM
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Big Announcement...Pachter was right this will be the last console made by Sony...NOT!

i think its going to be a new exclusive.

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Karosso
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 9:20:12 PM
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Ico 2 Rise of the Colossus!

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rell
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 10:04:05 PM
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Oh I hope sony dont delayed wat ever being anounce.

Last edited by rell on 3/28/2009 10:06:03 PM

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SirGameOver
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 11:25:20 PM
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ahhh i hate microsoft... so i wish it was a price drop just to see them squirm...haha i know its kind of evil but they don't know how to treat customers...

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HOODGE
Sunday, March 29, 2009 @ 2:50:25 AM
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Matador I agree. Microsoft does know how to make you spend a lot of money tho. Ever hear of spare consoles incase one breaks. Gotta have spares. That's their new motto...Lol's

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maxpontiac
Sunday, March 29, 2009 @ 6:30:26 PM
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I hope that Sony announces some big exclusives.

I do not want to see MGS for example go to the Rodbox.

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Razgriz
Sunday, March 29, 2009 @ 10:06:54 PM
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it needs to be in-game chat and in-game music like the x-crap treesixty has

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Banky A
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 1:58:21 AM
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@ Karosso

Yeah, OR

ICO II: Revival Lyte/Light
[the resurrection of Wander and powerful Colossi]
ICO II: Wandering Time
ICO II
ICO: Mono

Hah, I wish =(
The SotC story ended with too much sorrow.

;(

[Add your name suggestions] kthnxbai.

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MARNEY
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 12:05:48 PM
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My guess is they're gonna announce that ps3 & psp video games will be available for download in the ps store in addition to retail outlets...

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