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Sony Blatantly Rips Off Microsoft Xbox Rewards With No Shame

SONY TO MS --- U MAD BRO

Sony was famous for being treated like trash last generation as their PlayStation 3 struggled to get any attention at all for the greater half of its existence. PS3 Released originally in 2006 with no games to speak of other than a few cult classics, if you can even call them that, like Warhawk and Resistance: Fall of Man which failed to move a respectable amount of units and confusing the entire game development world with the architecture of the cell processor causing many bad third party ports (or worse no port at all). It wasn’t until games like Uncharted 2 and LittleBigPlanet that the Sony PS3 started gaining momentum as a brand, eventually leading to where it sits today as one of the fan favorites (depending on who you speak to). All this time Sony has been playing the role of the underdog, and it turns out it was an act all along.

As the media suspiciously turns their backs on the Microsoft Xbox brand and now treats them like trash insulting the Xbox ONE before DRM was even announced (just as the PS3 was being bashed before the specs were even announced) now all of a sudden Sony feels king again and has begun to take actions that show their renewed egomania. Today, those actions come in the form of a complete identity theft of the Microsoft Xbox Rewards program by the Sony PlayStation brand.

For the past 7+ years the term “Xbox Ambassador” has been being used as well as “Achievements” pre-dating the PS3 trophy system, and today Sony has shamelessly decided that it would like to have the same benefits for its gamers but not only reward people for recruiting others to spend money on PSN to earn “Achievements” but also promise them the hopes of one day becoming a PlayStation “Ambassador” and “Grand Ambassador” even beyond that.

PlayStation Rewards Rips off Xbox Rewards Shamelessly

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Rising Storm Release Date Announced by Tripwire Interactive

Rising Storm, which is of course coming from the Red Orchestra franchise, has had its release date announced today by Tripwire Interactive. Rising Storm will release May 30, 2013 and pre-ordering now will gain a discount cRurrently being offered for 15% off. Rising Storm is available on Steam: CLICK HERE.

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Madden 25 Anniversary Edition

EA has announced that there will be a Madden 25 year anniversary edition. It will launch August 27, 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. That is the regular version. Available for $99.99, you can get the anniversary edition.

Included in the Anniversary Edition:

  • Madden Ultimate Team pack for all of the 17 weeks of the next NFL season
  • Will allow fans who aren’t DirecTV subscribers to get $10 off their first month of service
  • Full year of NFL Sunday Ticket for free

Access to NFL Sunday Ticket on computers and mobile devices. EA says that this is an $400 dollar value. The game is available now on Amazon.com for pre-order.

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Get Serious Sam Complete Pack 80% Off

You can now get the Serious Sam Complete Pack for 80% off on Steam. Be sure to check out this shooter that brings everything from huge enemies, enemy swarms and hordes, to high fidelity collision detection and bullet tracking all in one complete and beautiful package.

Editor’s Note: This game receives a high recommendation from us at RealGamerNewz. All shooter fans should experience it, especially if they’ve never played a Serious Sam title.

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Rumor: Xbox ‘Live TV’ Project Cancelled

XBOX LIVE TV

You may or may not have heard about the project currently known as Live TV to the gaming community. This feature was announced at the Microsoft E3 2011 Press Conference and according to ongoing reports was originally planned to resemble something beyond the Netflix/Hulu setup to compete with something even more sophisticated – offerings we see from cable providers.

All of this was in the process of being added to Xbox Live with most speculation and rumor hinting at an eventual increased cost for higher-grade membership of Xbox Live that would allow access. In other words, if you want to watch – you would have to upgrade your account and pay extra  at some point for a higher status (Diamond was a nickname among speculators), if not then you would presumably have the option to remain a Gold member.

According to the latest info surrounding this undertaking, which had Microsoft execs talking shop with the likes of HBO to make headlines, the entire project may have been cancelled for the time being. Royalty costs of digital streaming have still been in a transitional stage but we are starting to see owners of digital content value their intellectual properties more than before.

Netflix and Hulu are feeling the crunch and that’s why Netflix has been having to explain itself to customers about increasing fees and decreasing selection while Hulu seemingly planned ahead for this cost increase by leaving advertisements in to help cover content costs. Is it possible this is happening because of an upcoming shift to new hardware – or is does Microsoft believe it’s just too expensive for Xbox Live consumers during the global financial crisis? Only time will tell.

Thanks to VGP via GameGrep for advancements on this ongoing rumor.

Update: As far as we know this shouldn’t have any long-term effects on the YouTube/Bing Voice portions of Live TV.

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