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This Week in PlayStation Home: Win a Copy of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves – Fortune Hunter Edition

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Nov 04, 2009 // PlayStation Home Community Manager

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Greetings Home-people!

We here on the PlayStation Home team are pleased to offer you, the PlayStation Home community, a unique opportunity to win a copy of the ultra rare UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves – Fortune Hunter Edition . The premise is simple: PlayStation Home community members should enter the new UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves game space in PlayStation Home between the hours of 8:00 am PT on Thursday, November 5th and 12:00 pm PT on Friday, November 6th to play the Mask Mayhem mini-game. The user who assembles the Ganesh mask the quickest (and therefore places first on the space’s leaderboard) will win this extremely limited prize. If you are a fan of the UNCHARTED franchise (and who isn’t?) you know it’s high time to come into PlayStation Home, check out this highly immersive game space, try your hand at the Mask Mayhem mini-game (and the awesome Fortunate Thieves card battle game while you’re at it), rack up the associated rewards, and do your best to grab that #1 slot. Included in the Fortune Hunter Edition is a copy of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, the Phurba Dagger ornamental replica (plus stand), a special “book case” with art book autographed by the Naughty Dog team, a ton of downloads, and the UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Strategy Guide. So read the official rules and regulations below and then head into PlayStation Home now and start training for this event. We’ll be wiping the leaderboards clean right at 8:00am Thursday morning…

UNCHARTED 2 Fortune Hunter Edition w/ Guide

The following promotion is intended for viewing in the 50 United States and the District of Colombia only and will be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not proceed to register in this contest if you are not a legal resident of, and located in, the 50 United States or D.C. at the time of entry.

PLAYSTATION HOME UNCHARTED 2 MASK MAYHEM CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

Void outside the 50 United States and D.C. and where prohibited.

1. Eligibility. The UNCHARTED 2 MASK MAYHEM Contest (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and hold a PlayStation®Network account in good standing as determined by Sponsor. Employees of the Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and their immediate families are not eligible to participate in this Promotion.

2. Sponsor. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., 919 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404 (“Sponsor”).

3. Timing. The Promotion begins on November 5 2009 at 8:00 A.M. PST and ends on November 6, 2009 at 12:00 P.M. PST (the “Promotion Period”).

4. How to Enter. No purchase necessary. Internet access, a PlayStation Network account, and a PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system required. Using the PlayStation 3 system, go to the PlayStation Network and access PlayStation Home, the virtual 3D community hub. Users who wish to enter (the “Entrants”) must use their avatars to enter the UNCHARTED 2 Among Thieves Nepalese Village Space (the “Event Space”) (accessible via the World Map on the Entrant’s Menu Pad), navigate their avatars to the “Mask Mayhem” mini game, select the “Mask Mayhem” icon and enter the Event Space. Before playing the mini game, Entrants must navigate their avatars to collect seven (7) puzzle pieces which are prominently scattered throughout the Event Space. Once Entrants have collected all seven pieces, Entrants must navigate their avatars and bring their puzzle pieces to the Mask Mayhem elephant mask located at the end of an alleyway on a wall in the Event Space. Puzzle pieces will remain in the Event Space and need only be collected once in order to play multiple games. Instructions for playing the game are presented to Players in pop-up menus as they navigate through the Event Space and on the wall next to the elephant mask. To enter the Promotion, Players select the “X” icon located directly below the elephant mask on the wall which begins the timing process. To play, Players must place their puzzle pieces directly on top of the elephant mask to replicate the image of the elephant. Players should attempt to solve the puzzle as quickly as possible. Once the puzzle is completed, timing stops and Player’s time is recorded. Players can play an unlimited number of games within the Promotion Period to attempt to better their time. The 10 lowest times and the online IDs of the players who earned them in an individual game from all correctly completed games played during the Promotion Period in all instances of the UNCHARTED Nepalese Village space will be posted on the Global Leaderboard located in the UNCHARTED Nepalese Village Space. (An instance is a new event space that is created when the number of users in the original space has reached its maximum capacity. Masked Mayhem can support multiple instances of the same Event Space so that Players will always be able to access the space.)

5. Entry Conditions and Release. Entrants may participate as many times as they like but may only win one time during the Promotion Period. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or unforeseen schedule changes that may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Promotion, even if caused by Sponsor’s negligence. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to Entrant’s contact information. Entries not satisfying these Official Rules are automatically disqualified. Sponsor has the sole discretion to modify, cancel or suspend this Promotion should virus, bugs or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt, change or adversely affect the Promotion’s administration, security or proper play and to award prizes from among all eligible entries received prior to Sponsor’s action. Automated entries are prohibited and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification. Sponsor has the sole discretion to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process.

6. Winner Selection. One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected during the Promotion Period. Winner will be determined as follows:

The player who has the lowest time in an individual game from all correctly completed games played during the Promotion Period will be declared the Grand Prize winner. In the event of a tie in Player’s times, Entrants with the lowest tied scores will have a rematch in the Mask Mayhem Event Space on November 9, 2009. Time and details of tiebreaker will be determined by Sponsor. Entrants will be notified at approximately 6:00 P.M. PST on November 6, 2009 via the email address associated with their PSN account with instructions regarding the time the rematch will occur. The player with the lowest time in the tiebreaker rematch will be declared the Grand Prize winner. If additional ties exist, rematch games will be held from among the remaining lowest-scoring, tied Players until the Player with the lowest time remains, who will be declared the Grand Prize winner.

Winners’ PSN online IDs will be posted on the global leaderboard within the mini game located in the UNCHARTED Nepalese Village Space beginning on November 6, 2009 at approximately 12:00 P.M. PST. Winners will also be notified by Sponsor via the email address associated with Winner’s PSN account on or about November 6, 2009 at approximately 1:00 P.M. PST. If a tie exists the winner of the tiebreaker will be notified by Sponsor via the email address associated with the tie breaker’s account on or about November 10, 2009 at approximately 7:00 P.M. PST. Grand Prize winner must claim their prize within 48 hours from Sponsor’s notification. If Grand Prize winner does not respond within 48 hours from Sponsor’s outreach, an alternate winner will be selected by Sponsor based on the player who has the next lowest time from all games played during the Promotion Period, (or if a tie exists, the next lowest time from the tiebreaker) which will be posted on the global leaderboard. This method will continue until a Grand Prize winner has responded.

7. Prize(s). One (1) Grand Prize for the Promotion Period. Grand Prize consists of one copy of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Fortune Hunter Edition which includes a copy of the video game UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, a phurba dagger replica and an artbook. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize is $300.00. Prize fulfillment is based on availability. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if a prize is unavailable. Sponsor may disqualify a winner and select an alternate winner if any prize notification or prize is returned undeliverable. If the player with the lowest time is under 18, the prize will be awarded to the Entrant with the next lowest time from all games played during the Promotion Period (or if a tie exists the next lowest time from the tiebreaker) which will be posted on the global leaderboard. Prizes are non-transferable and Sponsor need not substitute a prize based on winner’s request. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of the prize.

8. Odds of Winning. Odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible entries received.

9. Publicity. By accepting the prize, winner agrees to the use of his or her name and likeness for purposes of advertising, trade or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law, and agrees to sign and return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability (the “Affidavit”) within Fourteen (14) business days of prize notification.

10. Limitations of Liability. By attempting to enter, entering a Promotion or accepting a Promotion prize, an entrant or prize winner agrees to release Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries, agencies, divisions and affiliates from liability, claims or actions or any kind for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property that may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating in or traveling to or from the Promotion or any Promotion or prize-related activity. Sponsor’s employees, employees of Sponsor’s parent, subsidiaries, agencies, and affiliates and each of their related companies and their immediate families are not eligible. Neither the Sponsor nor its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies, divisions or related companies are responsible for any damages, taxes or expenses that winners might incur as a result of this Promotion or receipt of prize.

11. Promotion Results. Sponsor will post winner’s name in the Message of the Day on November 6, 2009 at approximately 1:00 P.M. PST, and winner’s name will also be announced in the PlayStation Home forums until November 30, 2009. To obtain a winner’s list by mail, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to PlayStation Home UNCHARTED 2 Mask Mayhem Contest Promotion, Attn: Promotions, 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd. 2nd Floor, Foster City, CA 94404. Sponsor will fulfill a winner’s list request within 4-6 weeks after it awards prizes. Requests for the winner’s list must be received by November 30, 2009.

12. Restrictions. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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+ Maguss on November 4th, 2009 at 10:38 am said:

I’ll be there!!! I really hope I win this.


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+ benjiedude on November 4th, 2009 at 10:38 am said:

Will you guys just give me one please? I know I can’t do better than 38 seconds on that damn game.


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+ NARDE15 on November 4th, 2009 at 10:40 am said:

Nice L_C give the HCV’s Some love everybody!


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+ GLP215 on November 4th, 2009 at 10:41 am said:

I guess i’ll try it out.


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+ SaintPickle on November 4th, 2009 at 10:41 am said:

I cant get under 15 seconds lol :(


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+ lolzoloz9 on November 4th, 2009 at 10:44 am said:

you guys really need to get a contest so us canadians can get this edition too


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+ Skater_Ricky on November 4th, 2009 at 10:45 am said:

I havent even played that game yet.. the last time i went into that room it was so full of people i just had to say to myself had to be another day.

But this is a good reason to go back in there again :D


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+ CMax420 on November 4th, 2009 at 10:46 am said:

I would try, but I got the “YLOD” (Yellow Light of Death) for the second time and my PS3 is getting repaired :(

Good Luck to everybody who gets a chance to try.


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+ CerealxKiller13 on November 4th, 2009 at 10:48 am said:

y’all really ain’t making it easy to snag one of these up.


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+ LokeSTL on November 4th, 2009 at 10:49 am said:

Okay, NOW there is a reason to go into Home. Until this moment, I would argue that Home is a waste.

Secondly, this is the best contest since the U2 multi-player giveaway. No more soda contests that are limited to a hand full of states, please.

Seems that someone somewhere over at Sony pulled their head out of their butt and came up with a good idea. Give that guy/gal a raise please.


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+ NekuDincht on November 4th, 2009 at 10:49 am said:

Id love to try it! but Oops! my account is mexican! How can i get this limited super great edition stuff out of the USA?


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+ CerealxKiller13 on November 4th, 2009 at 10:52 am said:

look at that, $300 retail value for it, damn I would just straight up pay Naughty Dog for one of these!


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+ Amidamaru01 on November 4th, 2009 at 10:57 am said:

Looks like PuertoRicans got the shaft, again.


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+ mahunoy on November 4th, 2009 at 11:01 am said:

Nice. Thanks Sony.


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+ zombie9 on November 4th, 2009 at 11:01 am said:

I think alot of people will get shafted becouse there will people in there all day Trying to get better and better. Why the rest of us are waiting to play 1 game. Contest should run longer.


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    + Locust_Star on November 4th, 2009 at 11:18 am said:

    The Mask Mayhem mini-game \”instances\” which means that there is no wait for users. Anybody can play this game at any time they wish.


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+ evildude683 on November 4th, 2009 at 11:02 am said:

I love it when It’s US only…that Locust_Star..

I’ll be there :)


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+ Wiscompton on November 4th, 2009 at 11:05 am said:

Just platinumed UC2 last night. A great experience overall aside from a couple bullet sponge bosses (the S&M train boss). I’ll be staying away from the line in Home and tearing it up in multiplayer.


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+ RobRoks on November 4th, 2009 at 11:05 am said:

thats just not even funny guys..


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+ skyofdreams on November 4th, 2009 at 11:06 am said:

In all honesty, I feel sorry for Canadians and Europeans.


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+ SPOPS on November 4th, 2009 at 11:07 am said:

I’ll be there, really hope I win it. Going to go and practice right now :)


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+ DKShadow on November 4th, 2009 at 11:07 am said:

I’ve asked before and I’ll ask again:

Any chance of winning a Fortune Hunter Edition outside of the US? 6 billion people wanna know, please.


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+ Knight0011 on November 4th, 2009 at 11:17 am said:

Pathetic. All special edition contests have been for US. They said they made only 200? copies of this edition. 180 goes out to US folks, 20 goes to Canada or will it be 1 copy for Canada and 199 for US?

They will once again say, “Canada coming soon” like they said just about a month ago.


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+ JaKhris on November 4th, 2009 at 11:20 am said:

And let’s not forget the rest of the world please, America isn’t the only continent in the world…

Well, that means I can’t win, darn. :( Gotta love being French.


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+ krae_man on November 4th, 2009 at 11:30 am said:

No nice of you guys to give a couple copies of that special edition of the game to SCEC to give away to Canadian PS3 owners…

Oh wait.

Once again, you need to shut down SCEC and include Canada in all SCEA promotions. SCEC has no reason to exist. Playstation.ca is still a joke.


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+ KSPRAYDAD on November 4th, 2009 at 11:40 am said:

Sounds like instance stuffing wont be an issue like it was for Hallowe’en event at least.

As an aside:

Dear SCEC…please hire me for promotions and PR for the Canadian region…I promise to be more visible than Kyle Moffat who seems to only come out of his office once per year…AND I will do his job at half the price.


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+ QCVic on November 4th, 2009 at 10:46 am said:

I wish that the devs would fix this freezing problem. A lot of people can’t even get into Home since 1.30. 1.32 made things worst. Now people will miss out on a good event because of this. Is ANYTHING getting done about this?


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+ NJShadow on November 4th, 2009 at 10:49 am said:

Do you guys plan on resetting or correcting the bug currently plaguing the mask game? Because beating 1.8 seconds looks pretty unreal to me…


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    + Locust_Star on November 4th, 2009 at 11:21 am said:

    Don\’t worry about the current high scores. The leaderboard will be wiped at 8am Thursday morning for this event.


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+ Xoonaka on November 4th, 2009 at 10:50 am said:

Hooray!! Now this is a contest I can get behind!!


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+ FunkyTable on November 4th, 2009 at 11:01 am said:

We need a Playstation Home Fashion Room. My wife would love it.


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on November 4th, 2009 at 11:09 am said:

@ 29…FASHION SHOW…U KIDDING ME RIGHT..LOL..WHAT WE NEED IS THE TROPHY ROOM..TO SHOW OFF ALL OF MINES..:P AND IN-GAME/HOME MUSIC..IN-GAME CHAT WITH MUTE OPTIONS..A BETTER SOCOM SPACE WITH A SHOOTING RANGE OR SOMETHING..CUMMON SONY NEEDS TO IMPROVE THEIR CREATIVITY WITH THIS HOME FRANCHISE! FOR US AND YOUR WIFE ;P


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+ roseofmayix on November 4th, 2009 at 11:13 am said:

The mask game is very buggy. Sometimes it randomly moves pieces of the mask when you’re trying to stick them together. Alternatively, the pieces don’t fit together right if you dont put them down in a specific order.

Its ludacrious to make a competition out of a bugged mini-game.

As much as I want a FH, I will not be bothering with this.


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+ dragon_unleashed on November 4th, 2009 at 11:16 am said:

Yo Dudes, come give us a little something in Europe too mates!

I would love to post news on PS3clan.nl about a chance to win the Hunter edition in Europe.

Don’t forget the part of the world with the most PS3 buyers ;)


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on November 4th, 2009 at 11:16 am said:

SORRY I FORGOT TO ADD THAT I GAVE UP ON THE U2FHE AS SOON AS IT BECAME A CONTEST TO GET IT.I’M SHOCKED NAUGHTY DOG WANTED TO MAKE THIS SPECIAL EDITION HARD FOR US TO GET AND FREE ON TOP OF THAT.THIS WOULD’VE MADE NAUGHTY DOG ALOT OF MOOLAH LOL OOH WELL IM HAPPY PLAYING THE REGULAR EDITION…JUST A FEW TROPHIES AWAY FROM PLATINUMING :P


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+ jotanant on November 4th, 2009 at 11:17 am said:

Never Canada :(


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+ dotCody on November 4th, 2009 at 11:18 am said:

What about Canada?


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+ Nick-30 on November 4th, 2009 at 11:19 am said:

How come you never give us canadians a chance to win the fortune hunter edition. It’s always the U.S.

Come on Naughty Dog I thought you were better than that.


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+ Jeigh on November 4th, 2009 at 11:21 am said:

Proud to be an American, where at least etcetera etcetera.

Yeah, it really does suck that Canada is left out a lot, but I get the feeling that this happens for many, many things- it’s just magnified in this case because of the issue at hand. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: sociopolitical borders are more complex than many of you seem to realize.

Besides that, want to share in our pleasure? (Contests, prizes, etc) Share in our pain. (Taxes, gun-death rates, crooked economic structure, privatized healthcare, poor educational system)


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+ lxatruch on November 4th, 2009 at 11:26 am said:

why always USA only?!!!! What about the rest of the world?!!!

I have some family in the US, if i win can they sent the prize to them? :) i really want this but is a bummer that once again its only for people within the USA….


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+ MrOrphanmaker on November 4th, 2009 at 11:28 am said:

Only USA AGAIN?? [DELETED]…


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+ JBracin70 on November 4th, 2009 at 11:38 am said:

I hope you don’t count the inevitable glitchers that will get >10 seconds..


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+ mister1337 on November 4th, 2009 at 11:45 am said:

When is the Oprah experence coming to playstation home? That would be awesome. You know what else is awesome? Dissidia. You know what isn’t awesome? The fact that it still isn’t up on PSN.
:(


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+ aztec23 on November 4th, 2009 at 11:48 am said:

Thanks for making this contest. I bet y’all remember to do this because of my previous post. Too bad I will be in school in those hours. Oh well good luck!


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+ Enforcer_X on November 4th, 2009 at 11:48 am said:

@38 lxatruch

uuhh maybe because SCEA covers America? and blog.US.playstation is the link. I am sure some laws of the rest of the world are holding these things back as well.

Yeah it sucks but complain to your region of Sony.

Anyway, as a U.S. citizen I will be there trying to win this for the rest of the world, we will just keep it at my house ok?


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+ aztec23 on November 4th, 2009 at 11:51 am said:

Why USA? Because this is a american blog and Naughty Dog is a american company. They never promise anything to the rest of the world. Don’t know why y’all are expecting something.


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+ Enforcer_X on November 4th, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

@42 aztec23

You go to school for 16 hours straight through the night?


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+ KSPRAYDAD on November 4th, 2009 at 11:58 am said:

To all of those saying SCEA doesn’t cover Canada:

I refer you to the following website:

*http://www.us.playstation.com/Corporate/About

Here you will find the following quote:

“Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) is responsible for the continued growth of the PlayStation® market in the United States and Canada. ”

Interesting no?

So Canadians have EVERY right and reason to voice their opinion on this blog.

Thanks eh.


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+ jlukensow on November 4th, 2009 at 11:58 am said:

Woo hoo, i wanna win.

http://bit.ly/1jwwSm


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+ Enforcer_X on November 4th, 2009 at 12:00 pm said:

Reading for you all on contest rules around the world.

http://tiny.cc/hcoiH


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+ mister1337 on November 4th, 2009 at 12:01 pm said:

Canada is cool because of all that maple syrup. I still wish we’d get Dissidia and end this madness.


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+ Superbeens on November 4th, 2009 at 12:04 pm said:

I get sick and tired of people commenting about some mythical group called SCEC (Sony Computer Entertainment Canada). No such entity exists, the people responsible for Playstation in Canada are the same group as in the US. This is the text from the About Us on the playstaion.ca website

“Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) is responsible for the continued growth of the PlayStation® market in the United States and Canada. Based in Foster City, California, SCEA serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) that reports directly back to SCE in Japan.”

It just looks to me that SCEA isn’t living up to its responsibilities by not showing equal support for Canada.


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