Video: Sony Details PlayStation Plus, Normal PSN to Remain Free

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201w ago - As previously rumored, at E3 2010 Sony PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe has confirmed that a paid-for PlayStation Plus service is indeed on the way with the official PlayStation Plus site going live, but reassured fans that the normal PSN will also remain free.

Additionally, he stated that those who subscribe in time will receive a free copy of LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation 3!

To quote: You may have heard in all the E3 hype that we are launching a new premium subscription service called PlayStation Plus, so I just wanted to give you all a quick heads up on what you can expect to get from this great new service so you have all the info before launch on the 29th June.

The first thing to note is that PlayStation Network is still free to join and all the current features will remain free.  PlayStation Plus will be offering you a service above and beyond this, including loads of content and exclusive, member-only, PSN features.





From 29th June you'll be able to purchase a 1 year or 90-day membership from PlayStation Store and instantly get your hands on...
 

Sony Reveals Initial 3D PS3 Games and Free 3D Patches via PSN

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205w ago - Yesterday OPM confirmed that the much-anticipated 3D PS3 Firmware update is set for a June 2010 release, and today Sony has listed the initial 3D PlayStation 3 games along with confirming free 3D update patches will be available from PSN.

To quote via ElectronicTheatre.co.uk: "3D gaming is about to get real. To enable true 3D gameplay on the new BRAVIA 3D TVs, we are releasing a free of charge 3D firmware upgrade for the PlayStation 3.

At the same time, a number of exciting new 3D games will be released including WipEout HD, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, SuperStardust HD and PAIN.

And if you already own these games, you'll be able to upgrade to the 3D version absolutely free, simply by downloading a patch from the PlayStation Network."
 

Echoshift PSP Add-on Levels Free on PSN Through April 1, 2010

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214w ago - SCEA Marketing Specialist Brian Chou has announced today that through April 1, 2010 all Echoshift PSP add-on levels are free on PSN.

To quote: I have some exciting news to share with you today about echoshift, one of the most unique puzzle games available for the PSP on PSN.

The development team created seven extra levels full of the challenging puzzles and gimmicks that make the full game so much fun! Best of all, SCEA is offering these to our fans for FREE, but only for a limited time.

Beginning with today's PlayStation Store publish and lasting until April 1, PSN users who have yet to purchase the echoshift game will find a bundle offer on the PlayStation Store.

The bundle offer includes the full game plus all seven extra add-on levels for the original price of $14.99!

Now is a great time to try echoshift's innovative take on puzzle games, where you have to create echoes of your actions that you'll replay and cooperate with to solve challenging puzzles. To learn more about the game, check out our previous posts.

This is the first time these levels have been available in SCEA, and this offer is only good until April 1!

For those fans who have already bought echoshift and have been enjoying the game, don't worry we've...
 

Video: The Tester Coming to PS3 via PSN for Free in February

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220w ago - PlayStation Network's Sr. Director Susan Panico revealed today on the PS Blog that Sony's competitive reality show The Tester is coming to PS3 via PSN for free this February.

To quote: I know many of you are excited about the upcoming launch of The Tester. I am here to share great news - it is premiering on February 18th exclusively on PlayStation Network!

We're also welcoming a new celebrity judge to our prestigious panel on The Tester - Hal Sparks! Most of you know him as an actor and comedian, but he's also a diehard gamer.

You can watch contestants face off against Hal throughout the eight-episode series - it's going to be brutal.

The Tester is an original competitive reality series that PlayStation fans can really get into. Produced in partnership with one of the biggest names in reality TV (51 Minds), this is a program for gamers, about gamers who are competing to win a job as a game tester on PlayStation's first party development team - the team that has introduced history-making franchises such as God of War, UNCHARTED, LittleBigPlanet...
 

Blue Toad Murder Files Episode 3 Hits PSN Free for One Month

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221w ago - Relentless Software Producer Jade Tidy has announced today that Blue Toad Murder Files (Episode 3) is hitting PSN this Thursday and will be free for one month.

To quote: This is our third visit to the PlayStation.Blog to give you some news and hang around afterwards to chat about it.

Other than announcing the game this is probably the most exciting thing we've said - on Thursday 25th February Episode 3 of Blue Toad Murder Files will be available on the store free for one month.

You (and many of our colleagues) might think this is crazy but we're really proud of this episode and want as many people to play it as possible. You'll need Episode 1 already installed to play Episode 3.

I know we had a few comments from Australian gamers about the lack of Blue Toad on their store - we're sorry for the delay but we're pleased that you will be able to play Episode 1 to 3 from 25th February too. And don't worry you'll still be able to take advantage of the third episode free as long as you purchase one first!

We're around to answer your questions now so let us know whether you think this is genius or barking.
 











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