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08/27/2002
Let the Games Begin ... PlayStation®2 Is Now Online!

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today made online console gaming a reality in North America with the consumer release of the Network Adaptor (Ethernet/modem) (for PlayStation®2)....

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08/27/2002
PlayStation®2 Players Can Now Experience Online Gameplay First-Hand By Joining the World's Best Trained and Most Versatile Combat Forces In SOCOM: U.S. Navy seals

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs. Developed exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system by Zipper Interactive,...

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08/26/2002
PlayStation® Touring Attraction Comes to Seattle

40-Foot 'PlayStation GameMobile' Brings Free Videogaming Fun and Entertainment to Seattle at Sears WHO: Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., maker of the world's best-selling...

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08/26/2002
PlayStation® Touring Attraction Comes to Portland

40-Foot 'PlayStation GameMobile' Brings Free Videogaming Fun and Entertainment to Portland at Hollywood Video WHO: Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., maker of the world's...

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08/22/2002
Best-Selling Pop-Gospel Star Michelle Williams Joins Luther Vandross Summer Tour

Michelle Williams, solo artist and Destiny's Child member, has come aboard the BK Got Music Summer Soul Tour starring Luther Vandross. Other artists on the tour include Angie Stone and Gerald LeVert.

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08/19/2002
Bud Howey Named Senior Vice President, Information Technology, for Sony Corporation of America

Bud Howey has been named Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Sony Corporation of America (SCA), it was announced today by Rob Wiesenthal, Executive Vice President and CFO, SCA. In his...

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08/19/2002
Sony Pictures Entertainment Makes Motion Picture History By Shattering $1.27 Billion Domestic Box Office Record

Sony Pictures Entertainment vaulted over the entertainment industry's most respected box office record this weekend when the studio exceeded more than $1.27 billion in domestic ticket sales, it...

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08/15/2002
Tenor Salvatore Licitra Returns to New York to Perform in a Requiem For September 11

Only months after his celebrated Metropolitan Opera debut, Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra is returning to the New York area to lend his voice to A Requiem for September 11, New Jersey Governor...

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08/14/2002
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Brings PlayStation®2 Online On August 27

After firmly solidifying its market position with sales exceeding 11 million units in North America, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced that it is leading the charge in the...

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08/14/2002
Sony Computer Entertainment America Collaborates With Jet Li On New Action-Adventure Game for PlayStation®2

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the Fall 2003 release of Rise to Honor™ (working title), a fast-paced action-adventure game inspired by the excitement and cinematic...

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08/13/2002
PlayStation®2 Teams Up With the Summer's Hottest Music Acts as Sponsor Of Area2 Music Festival With Moby, David Bowie, Busta Ryhmes and More

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that its PlayStation®2 brand is a sponsor of Area2, a summer music festival produced by Moby, his American managers, Marci Weber and Barry...

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08/13/2002
NCAA® GameBreaker® 2003 Brings the Hard-Hitting Action of College Football To the PlayStation®2 This Summer

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that NCAA® GameBreaker® 2003 from the 989 Sports® development team is now available in stores for the PlayStation®2 computer...

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08/13/2002
989 Sports® Kicks Off the Football Season with NFL GameDay™ 2003 for Both PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 Platforms

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that NFL GameDay™ 2003 from the 989 Sports® development team is now available in stores on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment...

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08/12/2002
989 Sports® 'Locker Room Challenge on Tour' Vehicle Coming to Seattle

State of the Art Game Vehicle Brings Free Sports Videogaming Fun and Entertainment to Wal-Mart in Seattle WHO: 989 Sports®, the sports software brand of Sony Computer Entertainment America, is...

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08/08/2002
Kids Decide What IS TOPS on Their Holiday Season Wish List: PlayStation®2 Titles Featured at Toy Test 2002

Sony Computer Entertainment America to Highlight Outstanding PlayStation®2 Titles for 2002 WHO: Sony Computer Entertainment America, creator of the PlayStation game console and the PlayStation 2...

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08/07/2002
989 Sports® Proclaims 'We Got Game' With Signing of NBA Sharpshooter And Celebrated Movie Star Ray Allen as Cover Athlete for NBA ShootOut 2003

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that NBA All-Star shooting guard Ray Allen has inked a deal to join the 989 Sports® team as the cover athlete for NBA ShootOut 2003. The...

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08/06/2002
Five For Fighting On-Board 1st Annual Jeep World Outside Festival

John Ondrasik and Five For Fighting will come aboard the first annual Jeep World Outside Festival beginning Wednesday, August 7 at the AmSouth Amphitheatre in Nashville, Tennessee, and remain on...

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08/05/2002
Sony Computer Entertainment America Reinforces Commitment to Innovative Game Development With Acquisition of Incog Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that it acquired Incog Inc. Entertainment, developers of the wildly popular Twisted Metal® franchise. The acquisition combines Incog's...

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08/01/2002
PlayStation® and Comic's Finest Come Together at Comic-Con

WHAT: PlayStation presence at Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000510/SFW104-a ) Comic book fans and gamers alike will have...

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08/01/2002
Revoluton Studios and Columbia Pictures Offer Opportunity to Win College Tuition in 'Stealing Harvard' Cash for College Contest

One lucky individual will win a prize of $29,879 to help pay for his or her college tuition through a unique promotion sponsored by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures as part of their...

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07/30/2002
EverQuest® Experiences a Record Number of Simultaneous Players; More Than 100,000 EQ Players Swarm Norrath Over Weekend

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE) announced today that EverQuest®, the most successful online PC role-playing game in history, hosted a milestone number of simultaneous players over the...

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07/30/2002
The Mark of Kri™ Propels Epic Action, Adventure and an Innovative Combat System Onto PlayStation®2 This Summer

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of The Mark of Kri™, exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The Mark of Kri features a unique...

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07/25/2002
Sony Corporation Announces Consolidated Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended June 30, 2002

Sony Corporation announced today its consolidated results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2002 (April 1, 2002 to June 30, 2002). Highlights * At a time of continued uncertainty in the global...

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07/24/2002
An Incredible Week for Mary Mary!

Columbia Records -- Incredible, the eagerly-awaited sophomore album from the gospel pop duo Mary Mary, has debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 best-selling album chart. With first week's sales...

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07/23/2002
C-12: Final Resistance™ Invades the Living Room on PlayStation® And PS One™ This Summer

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of C-12: Final Resistance™, available exclusively for the PS one™ and PlayStation® game consoles. Created and developed by...

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