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PlayStation in store revamp

Sony is revamping its PlayStation Store as it prepares a common storefront across devices from its game console to its web-connected TVs, Blu-ray players and phones.

The rollout began for PlayStation 3 users in Europe yesterday and will continue in the US, Canada, Brazil and Mexico next week.

The store puts related game and movie franchises together on one page. That will allow fans of video games such as Resident Evil to buy or rent movies from the same series more easily.

Sony plans to roll out similar storefronts on TVs and other devices in the coming months.



Island airline is grounded

Fly Montserrat Airways has been grounded after one of its planes rolled off the runway at the Caribbean island's airport.

The Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority said that the airline has been barred from flying until it meets several requirements.

Fly Montserrat director Nigel Harris said the decision was made after a pilot rolled a plane gently on to the grass as a precaution after feeling a minor vibration on the runway.



Premiere for Affleck thriller

Actor Ben Affleck worked hard to ensure his new thriller, Argo, which he directed and stars in, was not seized on for political gain, he says.

The film is based on the true story of a CIA agent who hatched a plan to rescue six Americans in hiding during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis by disguising them as members of a fake movie crew.

At Argo's BFI London Film Festival premiere, Affleck said he took care to make sure those with "an axe to grind" could not politicise the project. He was joined on the red carpet at Leicester Square by co-stars John Goodman and Bryan Cranston.


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