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Sony to begin manufacturing PlayStation 3 units in Brazil

Sony has announced plans to build PlayStation 3 systems locally in Brazil. The consoles will be manufactured in Manaus by Sony Brasil Ltda., with the 250 GB version costing 1,099 Reals. Major upcoming games The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto 5 are getting localized releases in Brazilian...

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Steam now accepts Brazilian national currency via Boleto

Steam users in Brazil can now pay with the national currency of reais, with Boleto. Boleto is a payment service regulated by the Brazilian Federation of Banks. To purchase games on Steam with reais, Brazilian users will select "Boleto" as their payment and receive a voucher via email, which they...

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Rockstar devs check out the black market in Sao Paulo for Max Payne 3 [update]

Max Payne 3 is set in the slums and high-rolling cities of São Paulo, Brazil. To truly get a feel for the land and its society, Rockstar developers and researchers traveled to the heart of the city to study its law-enforcement branches, its extensive weapons collection and to track down...

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Latest speculation about Sony's The Last of Us blames ants for everything

Oh, this is fun. We don't care if we're playing right into Sony's marketing plan by speculating on the nature of its virally campaigned title, The Last of Us -- we love a good puzzle. And ants. And lethal, cadaver-loving fungus. There has been a lot of speculation about The Last of Us' origin...

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PlayStation launches digital store in Brazil

Sony has launched its second digital PlayStation Store in Latin America, in beautiful Brazil. Following Mexico, Brazil now has access to 200 items of first- and third-party digital content, including Assassin's Creed II and the demo for LittleBigPlanet2. Sony is also extending the Welcome Back...

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Report: Skype logo on slide in Brazilian PlayStation Vita presentation

The Brazilian site GameGeneration noticed a familiar logo on stage during a PlayStation Vita presentation at a Sony "Key Account Meeting" in São Paulo. Along with PSN, Wi-Fi, and DLNA, the Skype logo sits unassumingly to the side of the PlayStation Vita, suggesting that Skype will be...

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'Kinect Me,' 'Crimson Alliance' among new Microsoft games rated

A trio of game ratings appeared on the Australian Classification website today, perhaps spoiling some of the titles Microsoft will announce just around the corner at E3. New entries for "Crimson Alliance," "Fusion: Genesis" and "Kinect Me" all list Microsoft as publisher and run the gamut from...

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Ubisoft confirms closure of Brazil studios within the calendar year

Ubisoft has confirmed to Joystiq that "development activities in its Brazilian studios will ramp down by the end of this year." The publisher states that due to the current market conditions, it can't "achieve the goals initially set for the studios." There is no set date when the Brazil shops will...

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Ubisoft reviewing its Brazilian operations

Ubisoft's future in Brazil is unclear. Following a report by Canal dos Games that the publisher was shutting down all operations in the country, Ubisoft was forced to comment, telling UOL Jogos it was reviewing its plans for the region. Ubisoft opened up its first studio in Brazil back in 2008....

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ESA estimates 'over 9.78 million' pirated game downloads in December

[Joriel Jiminez] So, okay, seriously, there are a lot of people out there stealing games. Like, lots. "Over 9.78 million" in just December of 2009, more specifically, according to a recent study conducted by the International Intellectual Property Alliance and the Entertainment Software...

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