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Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Aug 18, 2010 // PlayStation Home Community Manager

Those of you who have always wanted to attend gamescom — one of the largest gaming conventions in the world — will finally have your chance this Thursday, August 19th when the gamescom event space launches in PlayStation Home. Get a sneak peek at upcoming PlayStation titles, play games with your friends, rack up exclusive rewards, and experience the excitement of the show floor — all in our gamescom event space!

Gamescom in PlayStationHome

Week three of the Empire Strikes Back 30th anniversary celebration continues with even more Star Wars items releasing into the ever-evolving world of PlayStation Home. We’re talking AT-AT tables, a Probe Droid chandelier, and even a Wompa skin rug. And if you really want to show the world how much of a Star Wars fanboy (or fangirl) you are, you can pick up the “Everything” Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary bundle, available (along with a ton of other awesome Star Wars content) from the LucasArts store in the PlayStation Home Mall.

ESB-Items

Visit the Costumes store in the PlayStation Home Mall and transform yourself into a bonafide PlayStation Home superhero or supervillain. Choose from the Red Raven and Epsilon Viper costumes (available for the guys) or the Nocturne and Wild Scarlet costumes (for the gals). Grab the bundles at a super-low price and then take to the streets of PlayStation Home where you can wow civilians with your newfound super-gear!

PlayStation Home Superhero costumes: Wild ScarletPlayStation Home Superhero costumes: Red Raven

PlayStation Home Superhero costumes: Epsilon Viper PlayStation Home Superhero costumes: Nocturne

Speaking of rounding out your PlayStation Home collection — be sure to visit the PlayStation Home Mall to pick up Scott Pilgrim t-shirts (available in the Threads store) and the new Lockwood items (pictured below and available from the Sodium store).

Lockwood in PlayStation Home: Ice Creams, Shimmery Jeans

While you are at it, head to Central Plaza, where you can get a free Subway Fiery Footlong t-shirt and watch a special video of the Los Angeles Clippers’ own Blake Griffin, airing in the PlayStation Home Theater. Join the Subway Fiery Footlong Frenzy and you could win PlayStation games and hardware before they appear on shelves. You heard me – you can be the first of all your friends to own LittleBigPlanet 2, LBP2 Collector’s Edition, Gran Turismo 5, GT5 Collector’s Edition, PlayStation Move hardware and software bundles, and the Invizimals PSP bundle. Simply collect game codes at Subway restaurants and enter on SubwayFreshBuzz.com. There’s literally a prize every minute!

Top Gun the video game has launched on the PlayStation Network. To celebrate, we’re offering you a chance to win the game, the movie and two exclusive Top Gun t-shirts for your PlayStation Home avatar. Join the Top Gun Scavenger Hunt, being held in Central Plaza starting tomorrow, August 19th. Check out the official Rules and Regulations at the end of this post, and be sure to download the Top Gun game from the PlayStation Store before August 24th in order to receive a free limited edition flight suit for your PlayStation Home avatar!

Before I head out of here, I’d like to bring your attention to a new game that VeeMee (makers of the London Pub personal space, Pool personal games, and other hit pieces of PlayStation Home content) will be releasing in the very near future. Think: Scrabble…but this time you wear your answers.

Here’s how it works: Pick up the AlphabeTees Game Pack (made up of the 26 words of the Alphabet including some punctuation) from the PlayStation Home Mall. Each day a new question will be shown on the Central Plaza Jumbotron. Get together with your friends to form the answer, take a photo, and then upload directly to the AlphabeTees competition entry portal (located under the Central Plaza Jumbotron).The winning entry will then be shown on the Central Plaza Jumbotron screen the following day so that everyone in PlayStation Home knows just how skilled you are!

Alphabetees in PlayStation Home for PS3

To get everyone into the swing of things AlphabeTees will be giving away a free sample pack of 5 letters from the AlphabeTees game point in Central Plaza. We’ll update you with more details (including release dates) on this Blog, so keep your eyes peeled.

See you in Home!

PlayStation Home Top Gun Scavenger Hunt Contest

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void outside the 50 United States, Washington D.C. (“D.C.”) and where prohibited. The following promotion is intended for viewing in the 50 United States and D.C. only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not proceed in this site if you are not a legal resident of, and located in, the 50 United States or D.C. and are at least 13 years of age at the time of entry. To enter, you must have a PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, a valid PlayStation Network account, a valid PlayStation Network ID (“PSN ID”), internet access, a copy of PlayStation Home installed on your PlayStation 3 system and a valid registered PlayStation Network e-mail address.

1. ELIGIBILITY: The PlayStation Home Top Gun Scavenger Hunt Contest (the “Promotion”) is only open to legal United States residents 13 years of age or older on or prior to August 19, 2010. Prize winners or prize winners’ parent or guardian (if the winner is under the age of 18) may be required to sign a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability within 14 days of prize notification. By acceptance of prize, winners agree to the use of their name and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable or failure to return the affidavit within the designated time frame will result in disqualification. Employees of the Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (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 LLC, 919 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404.

3. TIMING: The Promotion begins August 19, 2010 12:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) and ends August 25, 2010 12:00 p.m. PDT (“Promotion Period”).

4. PRIZES:

  • a. First Place Prize: The Sponsor will award the First Place Prize to the entrants who send the first 30 emails, containing the correct answers to the 5 trivia questions that are received by the Sponsor during the Promotion Period. First Place Prize winners will each receive vouchers for a copy of Top Gun the video game, a copy of Top Gun the movie, and 2 PlayStation Home virtual Top Gun t-shirts (1 male blue t-shirt and 1 female grey-shirt) all downloadable from the PlayStation store (ARV $25.97).
  • b. Second Place Prize: The Sponsor will award the Second Place Prize to the entrants who send the first 20 emails after the 30 First Place Prize winners containing the correct answers to the 5 trivia questions that are received by the Sponsor during the Promotion Period. Second Place Prize winners will receive vouchers for a copy of Top Gun the movie and 2 PlayStation Home virtual Top Gun t-shirts (1 male blue t-shirt and 1 female grey-shirt) all downloadable from the PlayStation store (ARV $10.98).
  • c. Participation Prize: All other qualifying entrants who submit entries during the Promotional Period but have not won the First Place prize or Second Place prize will receive a voucher for 2 PlayStation Home virtual Top Gun t-shirts (1 male blue t-shirt and 1 female grey- t-shirt) downloadable from the PlayStation store (ARV $0.99).

    Vouchers will be delivered to winners 6-8 weeks after the conclusion of the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value if prize is unavailable. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions allowed.

5. HOW TO ENTER:

  • Log into your PlayStation Network account and launch PlayStation Home application.
  • During the Promotion Period, make your way through PlayStation Home to view the Top Gun posters. There will be 5 Top Gun posters, each poster containing 1 trivia question.
  • Answer the 5 trivia questions.
  • Submit your answers to each of the 5 trivia questions by sending an e-mail to HomeContests@playstation.sony.com with “Top Gun” as the Subject line. Include your PSN ID in the body of the e-mail along with your answers to the trivia questions.
  • The Sponsor will award the First Place Prize to the entrants who send the first 30 emails, containing the correct answers to the 5 trivia questions, that are received by the Sponsor during the Promotion Period.
  • The Sponsor will award the Second Place Prize to the entrants who send the first 20 emails after the 30 First Place Prize winners containing the correct answers to the 5 trivia questions that are received by the Sponsor during the Promotion Period.
  • All other qualifying entrants who submit entries during the Promotional Period but have not won the First Place prize or Second Place prize will receive the Participation Prize.
  • Limit 1 entry per person and e-mail address. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. All winners will be notified via e-mail. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, illegible, incomplete or misdirected entries. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Promotion should virus, bugs or other causes corrupt the administration, security or proper play of this Promotion. Entries not satisfying these Official Rules will be automatically disqualified.

6. General: By acceptance of prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its affiliate companies, subsidiaries, parent companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use/misuse of the prize. Winner agrees to the use of his/her name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Neither Sponsor nor its affiliates, subsidiaries, division or related companies are responsible for any damages, taxes (federal, state or local if any), or expenses that winner might incur as a result of entering or participating in this Promotion or upon receipt or use of prize.

7. WINNER LIST: To obtain names of winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to PlayStation Home Top Gun Scavenger Hunt Contest, 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd. 4th floor, Foster City, CA 94404. Prize winners’ name request will be fulfilled within four weeks. Requests for winner list must be received by September 8, 2010.

8. RESTRICTIONS: Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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+ Pelt_Hunter on August 18th, 2010 at 12:29 pm said:

I missed the E3 event so this should be glorious.


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+ halo_nothing on August 18th, 2010 at 12:33 pm said:

So no Move space at the Event’s Podium? :(


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    + Locust_Star on August 18th, 2010 at 2:12 pm said:

    We are working on this. I will provide you all with updates as I receive them. Stay tuned!


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+ MrAssassin47 on August 18th, 2010 at 12:35 pm said:

What about our Fiery Footlong sub for our avatar?


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    + Locust_Star on August 18th, 2010 at 2:15 pm said:

    No worries – we’ll be giving out the sub item as well – just not in Central Plaza. I’d suggest you keep your eyes on this Blog as well as the official PlayStatuon Twitter and Facebook accounts in coming days ;)


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+ footballrule on August 18th, 2010 at 12:36 pm said:

Nice! Very great update Locust_Star. So this IS coming for sure, right? Will this space have any rewards?


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    + Locust_Star on August 18th, 2010 at 2:16 pm said:

    Yes and YES!


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+ stardeth on August 18th, 2010 at 12:39 pm said:

Ummm… Locust, is there REALLY 26 words in the alphabet??? lol


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    + Locust_Star on August 18th, 2010 at 2:16 pm said:

    Touche!


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+ riclucas on August 18th, 2010 at 12:39 pm said:

No Scavenger Hunt for Canada? :(


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    + Locust_Star on August 18th, 2010 at 2:20 pm said:

    Sorry :( This is because of Canadian law that restricts contests, sweepstakes, and other such events.


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+ mavelousj on August 18th, 2010 at 12:40 pm said:

wait, so were not getting the ps move space event? smh… but this update is cool though.. not so bad ;)


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+ Joanna_Dark_ on August 18th, 2010 at 12:41 pm said:

Would like to know about the Move Space as well Locust. This update does look cool however!


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+ Jeigh on August 18th, 2010 at 12:41 pm said:

@ stardeth (4)

You beat me to it- 26 “words” of the alphabet… XD

Anyway, I’ll stop in later today. Thanks for the update.


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+ Grouken on August 18th, 2010 at 12:42 pm said:

Where’s Move event and K & L items?


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+ Jeigh on August 18th, 2010 at 12:45 pm said:

Oh right, and if that’s “including” some punctuation, which letters did you cut out? I hope it’s “q”- I always hated that little s.o.b., always requiring a “u” like some sort of safety blanket. It’s a leech.


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+ ADAMPwns on August 18th, 2010 at 12:47 pm said:

Not too keen on buying a shirt for every letter.. estimated price?


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    + Locust_Star on August 18th, 2010 at 2:17 pm said:

    The shirts are sold in a bundle/pack for $2.49. They are not sold separately. That averages out to less than $0.10 per t-shirt :)


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+ YOUR_BLOCKED2 on August 18th, 2010 at 12:48 pm said:

no ps move space :’(


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+ The_FPS on August 18th, 2010 at 12:50 pm said:

Sounds like a great update! I cant wait to check it out.


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+ footballrule on August 18th, 2010 at 12:51 pm said:

Wait, so you have to buy a shirt with a letter on it?


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+ Haskell420 on August 18th, 2010 at 12:51 pm said:

That’s pretty friggan awesome!!


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+ WarGamester on August 18th, 2010 at 12:51 pm said:

Great update! Hey, I dream about a ‘Hoth Ice Planet’ personal or public space, to go along with all the 30th Anniversary costumes and items… maybe with an ‘Escape the Ice Cave game’ or Snowspeeder Challenge or some other mini game.


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+ halo_nothing on August 18th, 2010 at 12:52 pm said:

@footballrule
Yes however a “sample pack” of 5 different lettered shirts will be available for free. Or at least so says the blog post. :)


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+ omnilaw on August 18th, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

Ok now you have to find a way to allow PSP owners to access Playstation Home.


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+ WarGamester on August 18th, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

Addendum: With all the winter clothing, how about a winter space?


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+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on August 18th, 2010 at 12:55 pm said:

1. No Love for Canada, SUCKS!
2. No Move Space, SUCKS!
3. No K&L items, SUCKS!
4. No In Home Party Chat yet, SUCKS!
5. No Red Dead Redemption space yet, SUCKS!
6. No micro hovercrafts, shrinking potions or anything to that nature yet, SUCKS!
7. Central Plaza still the LAGGIEST place on Home, SUCKS!

These Seven things need to be resolved ASAP! Then Home will be fairly complete.


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+ Ledis15 on August 18th, 2010 at 12:56 pm said:

Pretty good update. Lots of stuff to do tomorrow.


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+ SpyDudeFX on August 18th, 2010 at 12:59 pm said:

Is the limited edition flight suit from purchasing the TG game exclusive and won’t be available again?


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    + Locust_Star on August 18th, 2010 at 2:23 pm said:

    Yes, these are exclusive items.


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+ remanutd5 on August 18th, 2010 at 1:03 pm said:

wheres the new Motorstorm Apocalypse Gameplay video ? EVO demoed a new track yesterday and i cant find footage anywhere


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+ ATRamos1652 on August 18th, 2010 at 1:03 pm said:

26 “words” of the alphabet? LOL! Letters, L_C, letters! All good though. Although I’m kinda worried about people spelling out cuss words here and there.

What kind of punctuations t-shirts are we getting? “!” “?” “…” “:” “(” “)”


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    + Locust_Star on August 18th, 2010 at 2:22 pm said:

    I don’t have a full list on-hand, but the punctuation shirts include commas, periods, and so on. I’ll get a full list together for when the content launches.


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+ ATRamos1652 on August 18th, 2010 at 1:04 pm said:

Dang, much much too late. D’oh. Sorry… Still interested in the punctuation t-shirts though.


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+ poodude on August 18th, 2010 at 1:13 pm said:

LMAO that Wampa Rug is hilarious!


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    + Locust_Star on August 18th, 2010 at 2:22 pm said:

    Definitely my favorite as well!


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+ flacotanner on August 18th, 2010 at 1:15 pm said:

Looks AWESOME! Can’t wait for the Star Wars furniture!


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+ HearItWow on August 18th, 2010 at 1:17 pm said:

This is a great update, but…

Move space? Will there ever be a Move space? Like with the Move and the event and stuff? Not to write off what we’re getting, because that’s cool, but I think a bunch of us want the Move space.

In closing, Move space.


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+ nissangtr261 on August 18th, 2010 at 1:17 pm said:

This update looks great!! but what happened to the playstation move space we were getting? and what about new IREM updates? japan has 6 spaces for IREM and way more content. When do we get a new update?


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+ eddieMX07 on August 18th, 2010 at 1:30 pm said:

I need help…

I’m having problems starting up Home… Everytime I start it, I’m told to install an update. After I click yes my system restart with no update. This happens every time I try to use Home. Any suggestions on how to solve this? If this keeps happening, I eventually uninstall this home.


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    + Locust_Star on August 18th, 2010 at 2:24 pm said:

    Hey Eddie,

    Here is some info from our forums that will help you navigate your way around this issue:

    “When greeted with the 1.36 Patch notification screen, wait for the yellow HDD activity light on your PS3 to stop flashing before pressing any buttons.

    Once the yellow HDD access light has stopped blinking, press [CROSS] to start the install process. The update patch download should then begin as usual.

    If you press any buttons before the yellow HDD access light stops flashing, your PS3 will restart and you will need to repeat this process from the beginning.”


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+ halo_nothing on August 18th, 2010 at 1:36 pm said:

@eddieMX07

On the first screen that tells you to update press “O” (circle) to bypass the message. Eventually you’ll get to another next screen that tells you to go ahead with the update; do so as you normally would.


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+ retro25 on August 18th, 2010 at 1:36 pm said:

I hope you guys have the Move event space as well, I’ve been waiting for it since last week.


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+ Lord_Rinja on August 18th, 2010 at 1:39 pm said:

Great Update Locust. I can already see what kind of costumes I will be able to put together from those Super Hero outfits. The new Star Wars Furniture looks really sweet as well. I’m sure I will be checking out the Gamescom space tomorrow as well.

Do you have any word on any upcoming items for God of War and Fat Prncess (Besides the Throne we already have)? I’m looking forward to the day when you release any items, clothing and Personal Spaces based off of these two franchises.

Anyway, good work with this weeks update. I will definitely be checking this stuff out.


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+ darkan12-nl on August 18th, 2010 at 1:41 pm said:

@eddieMX07 http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Home-General/UPDATE-Fix-for-Booting-Problem-with-1-36/td-p/45713913

@Locust_Star; thank you for the great update


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+ UNIT-TRB on August 18th, 2010 at 1:55 pm said:

8)

awesome..


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+ ForgiveMyAim on August 18th, 2010 at 2:13 pm said:

Move space


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+ Coopertroopa on August 18th, 2010 at 2:25 pm said:

So what’s the deal with the Star Wars scavenger hunt? I have two parts to this code.. Any hints to where the 3rd part may be?


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    + Locust_Star on August 18th, 2010 at 2:40 pm said:

    You’ll have to make sure you are in-world every day if you want to find out ;)


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+ scorpio182 on August 18th, 2010 at 2:32 pm said:

WHAT!!! No contests and sweepstakes are allowed in Canada???

Can you be more specific?

Locust_Star | August 18th, 2010 at 2:20 pm
Sorry :( This is because of Canadian law that restricts contests, sweepstakes, and other such events.


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+ monster_boss on August 18th, 2010 at 2:35 pm said:

i bought the TOPGUN game from ps store. when is the suit coming out for it?


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    + Locust_Star on August 18th, 2010 at 2:43 pm said:

    You will be emailed a voucher code that will unlock the items. This will occur after the 24th, when the promotion ends.


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+ HearItWow on August 18th, 2010 at 2:39 pm said:

Thanks for the replies, Locust. Move event.

Out of kindness to my fellow gamers, I suggest keeping an eye on Subway’s Twitter as well. Tomorrow and Friday, they’ll be giving away LBP2 and gift cards to the people who are fast enough to respond to their Tweets.


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+ Coopertroopa on August 18th, 2010 at 2:50 pm said:

Locust_Star Found it! LOL! I’m not going to spoil it, but the reward is funny.


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+ HoIlyWoodCeIeb on August 18th, 2010 at 3:07 pm said:

Oh no I be seein a disaster of da epic kinda royte dere. Da peoples gonna be puttin some racist ords and stuff with da shirts you kno wat i be sayin cmon. an den, wat bout lyke u kno, da peoples who deosnt kno how to spell words cuz dey not be goin school lyke wat u thank i sum type of eisenstein or sumtin dats not coool u thank i wants ta learn to read jus to play da game no no no ooo but u kno is jus my opinioon dont take it so personal jeesh calm down omg. cmon


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+ FredNation on August 18th, 2010 at 3:12 pm said:

Lol, you spelled PlayStation wrong on your reply, in the 3rd comment.


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+ frankma1962 on August 18th, 2010 at 3:13 pm said:

All the good stuff I’m missing because my PS3 is dead. Just going to have to save and get the new 350g/Move bundle next month. Just mad I missed all the Star Wars stuff this month. :(


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+ footballrule on August 18th, 2010 at 3:13 pm said:

@Coopertroopa, reward for what?


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+ Coopertroopa on August 18th, 2010 at 3:24 pm said:

@Footballrule The last 3 weeks they have had hidden part of a redeeming code for a Star Wars prize. The final part of the code is up and the prize is pretty funny.


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+ jin-zou on August 18th, 2010 at 4:06 pm said:

are the flight suits for Call of Duty Black Ops going to be out tomorrow?


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+ irs5761 on August 18th, 2010 at 4:07 pm said:

Yo star I got a question I got a promlem playing my controller is broken or the USB text me. Fast


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+ Fly-boi_2009 on August 18th, 2010 at 4:37 pm said:

Look man we havent forgot about the music in our personal apartments that play our own songs off the hdd, or the tv’s in personal spaces, party chat system, don’t think you all are distracting people with all this content. Bad business..


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