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Microsoft to Open Retail Stores Despite the Economic Downturn

Microsoft to Open Retail Stores Despite the Economic Downturn 200°
315w ago - Microsoft has confirmed that it still has plans to open its own branded stores, despite the current poor state of the economy.

A long serving veteran of Wal-Mart stores has been hired as corporate VP of retail stores.

To quote: Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced plans to open its own stores despite the economic downturn that has left many retailers struggling.

The company hired David Porter, a 25-year veteran of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., as its corporate vice president of retail stores. Porter was head of worldwide product distribution at DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. since 2007.

Porter, who is set to start work on Tuesday, is charged with improving the PC-buying experience. The company said his first task will be to set the timing, locations and design of Microsoft-branded retail stores, which will sell computers installed with Microsoft software as well as other company products.

Microsoft has been working to revive the image of its ubiquitous Windows operating system, starting with a $300 million advertising campaign that began last fall.

Vista, the most recent version of the software, was widely criticized for being slow, requiring new and pricer hardware, and not working with devices like printers and scanners. Vista has also been the subject...
 

Project: PS3 Exploit Backup Tool & PS3 Hacks Forum Now Open

Project: PS3 Exploit Backup Tool & PS3 Hacks Forum Now Open 850°
321w ago - Many have been following the PS3 Exploit Backup Tool thread by Giulio19992 which is a project his Italian PS3 Dev Team has started. The current status results are as follows:

- gio23 [DONE - WORKED 100%]
- $n4k3 [DONE - WORKED 100%]
- PaUrAz [NOT WORKED - BAD BACKUP]
- TUTTIFUSI [DONE - WORKED 100%]
- aaaaa93 [INCOMPLETE]

An external HDD or Memory Stick of 4GB or larger is required along with their files, and for complete details check out their ongoing project thread in our newly added PS3 Hacks Forum.

Exploit PS3 Backup Tool:



Exploit PS3 Backup Tool (.PKG) Fixed:


 

PlayStation Home Open Beta is Now Live!

PlayStation Home Open Beta is Now Live! 550°
325w ago - Update #2: 51N15T3R has now added the US PlayStation Home .PKG File (76.9MB) to our PSN Link Database!

Update: It appears some are still experiencing a C-991 network error when trying to log into the service with a message that tells you the connection to the server was lost.

As reported earlier today, you may now download PlayStation Home. The tech issues are now ironed out, and it's download is under the PlayStation Network Icon in XMB, you can't miss it!

From Jack Buser (Director, PlayStation Home) via PS Blog:

Hi PLAYSTATION 3 community,

I am so very happy to announce that PlayStation Home has now officially entered into Open Beta. Restart your PLAYSTATION 3, and you will see the PlayStation Home icon under the PlayStation Network column of the XMB. Click on the icon, and you are in.

Getting to this point has required a tremendous amount of participation, input, care, and passion from the thousands of beta testers who helped make PlayStation Home what it is today. So to all of you that have tested, from all of us on the PlayStation Home...
 

Sony: PlayStation Home Open Beta Launches Tomorrow

Sony: PlayStation Home Open Beta Launches Tomorrow 350°
325w ago - To solidify earlier confirmations, PlayStation Home Director Jack Buser stated the following via PS Blog today:

The day we've been waiting for is here! And this is just the beginning...

Today we announced that PlayStation Home will enter into open beta, and will be available to everyone tomorrow. This milestone represents the very beginning of a long journey together, as PlayStation Home is an ever evolving, always changing, organic experience – full of new friends to meet, new events to enjoy, and new content to explore.





If this will be your first time in PlayStation Home, be sure to talk to folks that have been around for a while, as they can show you the ropes. We also have a tutorial built in that will get you started with the controls, as well as help menus for you to reference in the Menu Pad. If you don't have a USB keyboard or Bluetooth headset paired with your PlayStation 3, now is the time to do so - either option will allow you to easily talk and meet everyone.

One of the first things that you'll notice that there are always things going on - parties, tournaments, events - some of which will be announced, and...
 

Confirmed: PlayStation Home Open Beta Launches Thursday

Confirmed: PlayStation Home Open Beta Launches Thursday 50°
325w ago - Talk about down to the wire, what I speculated yesterday might happen in weeks if not days is in fact happening tomorrow.

When you turn on your PlayStation 3 consoles on Thursday, you'll have the option to freely download the 3GB PlayStation Home client, dash off an avatar, then dip your toes into Sony's shiny, neo-industrial digital preserve.

So much for speculation by some that the way you get the client "isn't going to be via a mere firmware update or PlayStation Store download."

Nearly two years of work's gone into creating this collage of areas which include bowling alleys, shops, nightclubs, billboards, a central plaza, and bars with game themes like Far Cry 2 and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

There's quite a lot to do, too. You can dance, play pool, chat, collect trophies, hang those trophies on virtual walls, watch videos, dance in front of other people watching videos, be sociable or socially awkward, even launch flying saucers from take-off pads and fly around popping bubbles.

If it sounds surreal, it kind of is. There's even a communal jukebox angle where the most requested song is what plays for everyone. (I don't know about you, but I'm voting for Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.")

Some see this as resembling Second Life, except the...
 

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