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Sony Announces PlayStation Now Open Beta Comes to PS3 Today

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2w ago - Sony VP of Platforms Marketing John Koller announced that the PlayStation Now Open Beta comes to PS3 today with details below.

To quote: For a little more than a month, the PlayStation Now Open Beta has allowed PS4 users to quickly access and play games from a rich and expanding library of PS3 titles directly from our cloud servers, without the need to wait for game downloads, installs, or patches.

I am happy to announce that the Open Beta will be available to PS3 users* in mainland U.S. and parts of Canada starting today.

PS3 users will now see PS Now titles integrated into PlayStation Store as part of the Open Beta. The library of PS Now games has grown to more than 150 titles, and will continue to grow as the service expands over time.

I'm pleased to announce that [Register or Login to view links], [Register or Login to view links], and the recently released [Register or Login to view links] are all coming soon to PS Now.
 

PS Vita Beta Package (PKG) File Installation on Retail 3.15 POC Details

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8w ago - Following up on their previous update, today PlayStation Vita developer tomtomdu80 shared details on installing a PS Vita Beta Package (PKG) File on a Retail 3.15 POC below.

To quote: Here is just a POC of beta pkg installation (these native pkg encrypted with PSP AES keys), we can actually install them on 3.15 !

Here is the proof (uncharted_portable.pkg is a beta pkg which can be found in the leaked SDK):

Credits:

  • tomtomdu80
  • mr.gas
  • GodmanGen

If any dev from PS3 scene or good with PKG file format wants to join the party, we'd love to work on PKG generation

Feel free to contact us ! Twitter: [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links]


 

Video: Sony PlayStation Now Open Beta - Our Journey Begins

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9w ago - Sony PS Now Senior Director Jack Buser announced that PlayStation Now Open Beta begins today with a video dubbed Our Journey Begins below!

To quote: As we announced back at CES, [Register or Login to view links] (PS Now) is the first-ever game streaming service available on a game console, where you can quickly access a rich and expanding library of PlayStation 3 (PS3) games from our cloud servers.

Since January, PS Now has been in Private Beta for select gamers across the country, and I'm happy to announce that the Open Beta will be available to all PlayStation 4 (PS4) owners in the U.S. and Canada starting tomorrow.

As part of this Open Beta, PS4 users will see PS Now titles fully integrated into PlayStation Store, available to be streamed for various rental durations. Check out the video walkthrough of how it all works:





During the PS Now Open Beta, PS4 users will see a diverse library of more than 100 titles to rent, with more added regularly. PS Now will offer a variety of rental periods depending on the game, including 7-days, 30-days or 90-days, as well as a short 4-hour duration, so players can sample the experience first.

With a strong...
 

Sony Goes Hands-on with Destiny PlayStation 4 Beta, Details

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11w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Justin Massongill went hands-on today with the Destiny PlayStation 4 Beta with details below.

To quote: Today, PS4 and PS3 owners will get a chance to experience Bungie's galaxy-spanning epic [Register or Login to view links] for the first time.

Assuming the role of a newly revived Human, Awoken, or Exo, players will explore the ruins of a Russian Cosmodrome and battle hordes of formidable Fallen and feral Hive, all while earning new skills and collecting increasingly effective weapons and armor.

I had an early opportunity to play the Beta, and I've collected my initial notes below. While this post is by no means comprehensive, I hope it'll help get you up to speed before you hop in yourself. And if you're in the Beta, please share your tips, observations, and feedback in the comments below.

If you played or read about Destiny's Alpha last month, you might be wondering what's changed for the Beta. The answer: plenty! Perhaps most notably, the Beta fills in many narrative gaps with pre-rendered and in-engine cinematics, fleshing out more of the backstory and making this feel much more like a world I want to explore.

These scenes are fully voice-acted;...
 

New on PlayStation Store: Destiny Beta, Crimsonland and More

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11w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team is back with that's new on the European PSN Game Store today, which includes the Destiny Beta, Crimsonland, Abyss Odyssey and more below!

To quote: First and foremost this week, the much-anticipated Destiny beta goes live tomorrow afternoon! Make sure you have a pre-order in place in order to grab a key.

Elsewhere, top-down shooter Crimsonland arrives on PS4 today, with local co-op for up to for players, tons of weapons to blast swarms of enemies with and various survival modes to test your skills in.

Travel back to a land before time into an era of dinosaurs and pre-historic creatures using a time machine. But be careful, for these wild creatures aim to cut your journey short. Build towers, catapults and other defensive measures to protect your precious time machine from these ancient creatures.

Also out this week, Atlus drops Abyss Odyssey, The Last of Us Remastered is up for pre-order on PS4 and Watch_Dogs is discounted on PS3. Finally, refer to the Call of Duty sale post to see what's on offer there too.





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