Zipper Confirms MAG Full PS3 Game Trial on December 21, 2010

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173w ago - Today Zipper Interactive Sr Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has officially confirmed that the MAG Full PS3 Game Trial begins on December 21, 2010.

For those curious, as long as you're a PS Plus member, you can play the game at no charge, with a level 8 cap. Which means you can Play MAG as long you have membership, but you can't level up after 8.

To quote: We're extremely excited to announce that starting tomorrow, on December 21, MAG will be available in its entirety as a full game download on the PlayStation Store.

Priced identically to its boxed "Greatest Hits" counterpart, the downloadable version of MAG (4.7 GB) will run you a mere $29.99 and come complete with all the bells and whistles found in our patches up to v2.10.

To celebrate its release, PlayStation Plus users can try MAG out for free with an exclusive full game trial! Members can play the game and any of its original modes at no charge for as long as their PlayStation Plus membership lasts, with their only limitation being a level 8 character cap.

However, members will continue to earn experience as long as they play the game, allowing them to automatically receive credit for time played once they've purchased the full product. Membership has its...
 

Naughty Dog Confirms Uncharted 3 PS3 at Spike VGAs 2010 Show

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175w ago - Today Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer has confirmed that Uncharted 3 PS3 will be onhand at the Spike VGAs 2010 Show tomorrow for fans!

To quote: Now that we've got the announcement, some early info and a few images for UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception out of the way, I'll bet you're all wondering when you can see something in motion.

Well, you won't need to wait long as we've just put our first trailer in the can and you'll be able to watch it first at the Spike Video Game Awards 2010!

We're looking forward to giving you the first glimpse of the challenges and intrigue that are in store for Nathan Drake in UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception!





Check out the Spike VGA teaser for UNCHARTED 3 embedded above. You can also view it on Spike.com.

The Spike Video Game Awards 2010 will be airing live...
 

Sony Confirms Dead Nation PSN to Get Online Voice Chat Soon

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176w ago - Today Sony Producer Daimion Pinnock has confirmed that Dead Nation on PSN will be receiving online voice chat soon!

To quote: We know some Dead Nation online co-op players have requested voice chat functionality.

I'm here to tell you that we've listened to the fans and are taking steps to add voice chat for online co-op in the near future. To reiterate this point, here's a note from the team at Housemarque:

We know some of you are frustrated by the lack of voice chat support in Dead Nation's online co-op mode. We realize many players have been very eager to join up and start taking care of the zombie nation and we greatly appreciate the continued support.

Therefore, the team is currently working on the addition of voice chat capability and hope to introduce it as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, we're keen to get as much feedback on the game as possible so we can further improve what we think is a great zombie game. We'll be sure to keep everyone posted via the PlayStation.Blog and our Dead Nation Facebook page on when they can expect the voice chat update.

We at Housemarque put our hearts and souls into the development of our games with...
 

Sony Confirms Hulu Plus Soon Available to All PS3 Users via PSN

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180w ago - PlayStation Network Senior Director Susan Panico has confirmed today that Hulu Plus will soon be available to all PS3 users via PSN.

To quote: As you may have already seen, today Sony announced the availability of the Hulu Plus service on 2010 BRAVIA HDTVs and BRAVIA Internet Video Link via the BRAVIA Internet Video platform and will soon be available on Blu-ray Disc players, Blu-ray Home Theater Systems, Network Media Player and DASH.

But, perhaps the most exciting news for all of you PlayStation fans is the upcoming availability of Hulu Plus to all PlayStation 3 users in the United States who enjoy free access to PlayStation Network and its variety of online content.

Beginning next week, Hulu Plus will lift the invitation-only availability of its service, which was previously exclusive to select PlayStation Plus subscribers, and open it up to all PlayStation Network members, making the PlayStation 3 the first and only console dedicated to gaming to offer the service.

The Hulu Plus subscription service offers full current season runs of hit TV programs from major broadcast programming studios and will add to the more than 27,800 movies and TV episodes already available on the PlayStation Store, providing the most exhaustive catalogue...
 

Sony Confirms MUBI Online Cinema is Live Today on PlayStation 3

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180w ago - A few days ago it was announced, and today Sony alongside MUBI Founder & CEO Efe Cakarel have confirmed that the online cinema service is live beginning today on PlayStation 3.

To quote: MUBI is your own little cinema, like a never-ending film festival, bringing all the wonderful discoveries of international cinema to your home.

The new service is now available in UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Australia, and New Zealand. If you're in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, don't worry, MUBI will be available in your home next week, Wednesday, November 10.

You can now download the MUBI application from PlayStation Store for free and then find it under the video icon on XMB. MUBI lets you stream more than 300 of some of the most visionary independent, international and classic films directly to your PS3.

Each country has a unique selection of amazing films and filmmakers to choose from - you'll find many of your favourites as well as tons of others just waiting to be discovered by you.

At MUBI, we're about making great cinema fun and accessible,...