PlayStation Store Returns, Sony Almost Back to 100%

Today marked Sony’s near 100% return to form as the PSN Store relaunched with a flood of content, including an Infamous 2 demo and TurboGrafx-16 titles. This is for North American gamers only though; European and Asian gamers still have a bit of a wait, although it should be short.

It should be noted the Welcome Back program has not yet been issued, meaning you can’t just run in there and grab free games. It could be a technicality, or it could be just a small waiting period while servers catch up with that initial blast of users. Not only are there withdraw issues, there’s a massive level of fresh content to take advantage of.  Logic says that waiting for E3 to make everything complete and official makes sense at this point, and who knows, maybe we’ll have access to even more goodies by then.

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Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland) February 2, 2005 MODERN kids do just a quarter of the exercise their parents did when they were young, says a new study.

The figure is even less when compared with their grandparents’ generation.

Researchers questioned 500 families – and found today’s children do around three hours of exercise a week.

Parents in the study said they recalled exercising for 12 hours on average a week.

Grandparents remembered doing even more exercise – 13 hours a week.

A spokesman for supermarket giants Sainsbury’s,who commissioned the research, said more had to be done to get kids involved in sport. The study classified exercise as anything from organised sports to walking to school.

But almost 60 per cent of kids said they didn’t like games at school because they feel no good at them. blockedgamesatschool.org blocked games at school

And one in 10 mums admitted helping their kids skip games in the past year by giving them a bogus sick note.

Sainsbury’s nutritionist Kate Arthur said: ‘Less able children end up feeling sport isn’t for them. They start to look for other pastimes, like computer games, to become expert in.

‘It’s vital to offer children something different that will make games more enjoyable.’