Video: Starhawk Public PS3 Beta Begins January 17, FAQ Arrives

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119w ago - SCEA Senior Producer Harvard Bonin has officially announced today alongside a video and FAQ that the Starhawk Public PS3 Beta begins on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

To quote: This past November and December we conducted our Private Beta for Starhawk. It was incredibly valuable to our team at LightBox and SCEA Santa Monica.

We really appreciate all of the time that players have spent uncovering bugs and glitches, we would have never been able to find this many of them without real-world gameplay.

The Beta effort has been a true partnership with our community so we humbly thank you all. Without your help, we wouldn't be able to progress to the next chapter in the development of the game: the Public Beta!

We're now happy to announce that the Starhawk Public Beta begins this Tuesday, January 17th. This is a crucial step for us as we'll be testing all sorts of things, including game balance, server traffic, and general bugs.

This is also a chance for more players to finally see what we've been working so hard on. As we've been getting so much support and encouragement from fans and press alike, we're excited to spread the love and get more input to make the best game possible.



 

PS Video Store and Music Unlimited Updates for January 13, 2012

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119w ago - Sony Network Entertainment Marketing Manager Christopher Lastrapes is here with this weekend's new PlayStation Video Store and Music Unlimited updates today, as follows:

Paranormal Activity: The Chronology hits New Releases this week, uniting all three Paranormal Activity films in the proper chronological sequence.

This is your chance to see all three films about strange hauntings and happenings in a suburban house as they are meant to be watched. Catch all three at a hot low price before the DVD/Blu-ray release of Paranormal Activity 3 on January 24th.

We've got the perfect movie for your next date night with What's Your Number? now available in Movies.

Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger), Anna Faris (Take Me Home Tonight), Joel McHale (Community) and Martin Freeman (Sherlock) star in this comedy about a woman tracking down the number of guys she's slept with in her life. Own it today in SD or 1080p HD!

You can now rent the hit baseball film Moneyball in Rent Now this week. Follow this true story of how leaders in the Oakland A's organization changed Major League Baseball forever. Find the film in both SD and 1080p HD. And you also have the option to own this great film to keep forever.

The hit HBO series inside the world of Prohibition...
 

European PSN Updates for January 11, 2012 and PS Store Sale

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119w ago - Today Andy Stewart of the PlayStation Store Team is here with the European PSN updates and details on a sale currently going on below, as follows:

Greetings! Another week brings another content update to the PlayStation Store!

To start with, we have AMY from Lexis Numerique - a survival horror game not for the faint of heart.

If you're too frightened then there's Zack Zero, a 3D platform action title from Crocodile.

Demo wise we have Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Asura's Wrath to play around with - two games I am greatly looking forward to!

This week also brings more content for titles ranging from Battlefield 3 (pew pew pew!) to EyePet (pet pet pet?)

Finally, at the bottom of this post you will find answers to some of the most frequent questions in the comments from last week's post.

We're taking this approach because, while we would love to answer everyone and everything instantly, sometimes giving an accurate answer requires further research, legal clearance or approval from one of our third-party partners.

We will still get involved in the comments and endeavour to respond as much as we can; if you're query isn't answered right away then rest assured that we do read them and hopefully it will be addressed...
 

PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for January 10, 2012

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119w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:

It's a release of great new content on PlayStation Store, including new games and some amazing first looks at some of 2012's most anticipated titles!

Today, we complete the Final Fantasy PS one Classics presence with the release of Final Fantasy Origins. See the roots of the Final Fantasy series with this collection, which includes Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II.

These versions sport updated presentations from their original 8-bit debuts but retain the same gameplay that launched this venerable franchise.

Additional games headlining the New Releases include Crazy Machines Elements and Choplifter HD. Create series of chain reactions in the latest addition to the award-winning Crazy Machines series or jump into a classic arcade adventure reimagined in HD with Choplifter HD! Both also have demos available for download.

You're not going to want to miss two new demos hitting today: Asura's Wrath and Final Fantasy XIII-2. On one hand, you'll be able to try out parts of two episodes from Asura's Wrath, featuring larger than life combat. On the other, try out the gripping RPG combat with Final Fantasy XIII-2 and glimpse what awaits this classic cast on their...
 

New PS3 and PSN Releases for the Week of January 9, 2012

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119w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with details on the new PS3 and PSN releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:

Welcome back and happy new year, to what will surely be an amazing and ambitious year for the PS3 and the long awaited PS Vita.

The Drop returns this new year with Final Fantasy Origins on PSone Classics. Sports Champions, the must have PS Move game for all fans of precision motion controlling is a full digital download on PSN. 

Inspired by Asian mythology and fused with science fiction, Asura's Wrath awaits your button mashing skills with a downloadable demo. Also, you heard it on the sixth episode of PlayStation BlogCast first, Final Fantasy XIII-2 gets its own demo as well! Enjoy this week's The Drop.

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Sports Champions (PS Move Compatible) - Reign supreme as the ultimate sports champion as you crush, spike and smoke the competition in this ultimate sports showdown. Sports Champions introduces players to six sports challenges that leverage the PlayStation Move's precise gameplay and 1-to-1 control.

So whether you're tossing a disc toward a target, spiking a ball, or perfecting your serve, Sports Champions precisely simulates your exact movement, delivering a...
 











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