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Sony Announces PlayStation Collections Available at Retail Today

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100w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Cristian Cardona of Software Marketing has announced that the PlayStation Collections including God of War, inFAMOUS, and Ratchet & Clank are available at retail outlets beginning today.

To quote: It's been only a few weeks since we last talked to you about PlayStation Collections and believe it or not, they're finally here!

Available today at retailers near you and September 25th on the PlayStation Store, the PlayStation Collection is packed to the, uh, packaging with extra digital content that guarantees you'll be getting the most out of your purchase this fall.

Whether for yourself or as a gift, these are going to be a great chance to check out some of our greatest exclusive franchises.

To quickly recap, here's what your getting in each Collection:

God of War Saga ($39.99)

• God of War, remastered in HD
• God of War II, remastered in HD
• God of War III
• God of War: Origins Collection (which includes God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta)
• Full PlayStation Network Trophy Support
• Exclusive Bonus...
 

Sony Unveils New PlayStation Collections Are Arriving This Month

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103w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Cristian Cardona of Software Marketing has unveiled new PlayStation Collections today which will be arriving later this month.

To quote: You folks may have read on the Internets about our upcoming release of the Ratchet & Clank Collection.

Well, we've decided to make August 28th an extra sweet shopping day by releasing it alongside the God of War Saga and inFAMOUS Collection!

Notice the shiny new things we've put on the packaging! What does it mean? Why does Ratchet look so good in green? The answer to most of those questions is that we're officially introducing our Collections line with these releases on August 28th.

Over the years we've had all sorts of great deals come your way and moving forward, this is how we plan on presenting them to our consumers.

From August 28th on out, you'll be able to easily spot these classic installments at retailers, as well as on the PlayStation Store, and know that you'll be getting the greatest PlayStation has to offer - at the best prices around!

You should already know what's in the Ratchet & Clank Collection, but here's what you'll find in the other two:
God of War Saga

• God of War
• God of War II
• God of...
 

Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders HD Collections Hitting PS3

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164w ago - Today Kotaku (linked above) and [Register or Login to view links] report that both Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders HD Collections are now slated to hit Sony's PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: Metal Gear, Zone of the Enders Return With HD Collections Konami announced today that two of its most popular franchises, Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders, will be getting HD compilation re-releases on the PlayStation 3 and, for the first time, will also see action on the Xbox 360.

The Metal Gear pack, due in November, will include Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. These games will now feature HD graphics, new art, remastered audio and achievements.

The Zone of the Enders collection, meanwhile, includes Zone of the Enders and Zone of the Enders 2 (and will boast the same improved/added features as the MGS pack). It'll be out in 2012.

Both packs will also boast a similar feature to the recently-unveiled PSP Remaster series, which Konami is calling "Transfarring". This will allow users to, when playing a game like Peace Walker that will be available on both handheld and console, transfer their saves between the two.

The company also unveiled plans for a Silent Hill HD collection....
 

SCEE to launch PlayStation Network Collections for PSP

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308w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has got a new gig up their sleeves. Come October, they will be launching the PlayStation Collection - Power Pack for the PlayStation Portable.

There will be two Collection discs,and will each have three first party published PSN games. There's the PlayStation Network Power Pack, which includes: flOw, Beats, and Syphon Filter: Combat Ops. The other one is called the PlayStation Network Collection: Puzzle Pack, bringing you Go! Lemmings, Go! Sudoku, and Go! Puzzle.

We've yet to hear any word regarding the price of these Power Packs, but we'll be sure to keep you posted on more details as they come along.
 

PS3 is Criterion Collection's Blu-ray player of choice

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310w ago - The movie experts over at the Criterion Collection, known for their Laserdiscs and DVDs of unparalleled production values, uses the PlayStation 3 as their reference Blu-ray player.

Considering their other equipment, which includes "a Denon AVR-3808CI receiver, an Axiom Epic 80/500 speaker system, an Anchor Bay DVDO VP50 Pro video processor with HD SDI option," this is quite an honor for the PS3.

No one is actually surprised by this though, even as just a plain-ol' Blu-ray player, the PS3 has been rated quite highly. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the PS3 allows for firmware upgrades for any functionality tweaks. Oh yeah, and games!

This October, Criterion will also begin releasing movies on the Blu-ray format, and we are simply quivering with anticipation.
 
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