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Killzone: Mercenary MP Open Beta in Late August, Closed Beta Live Now

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52w ago - Sony PlayStation Public Relations Manager Aram Jabbari revealed today that the Killzone: Mercenary MP Open Beta for PS Vita arrives in late August while the Closed Beta is live now.

To quote: We're excited to announce that the Killzone: Mercenary closed multiplayer beta (for which signups were held a short while ago and already concluded, if you're just tuning in now) is now LIVE. To those who got in, you should already have the necessary information to jump in and get going.

Note: If you received a multiplayer Beta voucher as part of the promotion via PlayStation Home, please note that your voucher is for the Open Beta in late August, not for the closed Beta launching today.

To those of you who didn't get in or are just hearing about this now, worry not: we're going to open the multiplayer beta right on up in late August - details will be coming really soon, so stay tuned.





And really, who doesn't like a good open beta? They're a bit draftier. They let in more natural light. Better for Agoraphobes and such.

Killzone: Mercenary hits shelves in North America on September 10th, 2013.
 

PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD Out Now, 20% Off for PS Plus

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52w ago - Double Eleven Limited Chief Operating Officer Mark South announced that PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD is out now with a 20% off discount for PS Plus members.

To quote: The wait is finally over! PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD it out now on PSN, and for two weeks, PlayStation Plus members get 20% discount off the normal price. That's just $11.99, instead of the normal price of $14.99!

That'll get you:

• The 21 Tiki Island levels and 24 Challenge levels from the original PixelJunk Monsters PS3
• From the Encore expansion Toki island with 15 levels inspired by arcade classics and the third island, Tum Tum providing a huge amount of replay!
• From the Deluxe Edition a fourth island, Gati Gati with 11 more stages
• Not to mention trap towers, gem towers, scuttlers, fire monsters, flying balloon monsters, unlockable content and more!

We think that's a lot of game! Follow us on Twitter at [Register or Login to view links] to keep up with latest updates and find out about some really cool giveaways.

One final note, we haven't confirmed release dates for Australia and Japan. As soon as we know we will share it!
 

RockStar Annnounces Grand Theft Auto V PSN Avatars Available Now

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52w ago - Today R*Q announced that Grand Theft Auto V PSN avatars are available now.

To quote: Grand Theft Auto V PSN avatars are now available for download on PlayStation Store. Grab them now for $0.49 each, and choose from a selection of avatars that includes the three playable lead characters of Grand Theft Auto V.

• Michael: A professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be

• Franklin: A street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money

• Trevor: A violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score

See more of Michael, Franklin and Trevor at [Register or Login to view links]. Download your avatars now and get ready for the launch of Grand Theft Auto V on September 17th, available for pre-order now!
 

Sony Details Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 3: What We Know

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57w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman shared some new details on Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 3 today, as follows:

Los Santos is the biggest Grand Theft Auto city yet... and even that is an understatement. Spanning the city of Los Santos and the wide-open countryside of Blaine County, GTA V is larger than Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and the frontier world of Red Dead Redemption combined. What's more, it will all be fully open for you to explore from the very start of the game.

Three is the magic number

For the first time in a Grand Theft Auto game, you're not just playing as one character, but three - each with their own individual personalities and lives to live. You'll get to play missions as one character, combinations of two, and sometimes all three.

When you're not out on a mission, you can switch between these three leads in real time using the character wheel. While you're controlling one character, the other two will carry on with their daily lives, so you'll never know what you'll find the other characters getting up to when you jump between them.

Michael is an ex-bank robber, living a comfortable life under the witness protection programme thanks to a deal he made with the FIB (the game's version of...
 

Sony Announces PS Vita Indie Games Category is Now Live on PSN

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57w ago - Sony Product Planning & Platform Software Innovation Director Don Mesa announced today that the PS Vita Indie Games category is now live on PSN.

To quote: PlayStation 3 owners have been enjoying the Indie Games category we introduced on the PlayStation Store last month, and we're happy to announce that the category is now available on PS Vita as well.

This will help PS Vita owners discover the latest indie games, and as you can see in the video above, there are a wide variety of games available today as well as many that will hit the store soon.

Kicking off the category is the launch of Hotline Miami, now available on PS Vita and PlayStation 3. And in the coming months, PS Vita owners will get to enjoy a wealth of fantastic indie games including Spelunky, Terraria, Flower, Luftrausers, Hohokum, Counter-Spy, and many more as we highlighted at our E3 booth.

In fact, there are over 50 indie titles currently in development for PS Vita, with more on the way!

Of course, PS Vita's "Indie Games" category is already loaded with indie favorites including LIMBO, Guacamelee!, Sound Shapes, Machinarium, and Thomas Was Alone. In total, we'll have 53 indie games in this category at launch. Now is the perfect time to catch up on any titles you may have missed.
 
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