Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for April 17, 2012

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104w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:

House of the Dead fans, another blockbuster adventure arrives with House of the Dead 4!

Hot from the arcades and exclusively on PlayStation Network, it marks the first time House of the Dead 4 is available to play at home, and for only $9.99. Play as AMS Agent James Taylor or Kate Green and save the world by fighting against an old enemy and hordes of unforgiving evil creatures in this unforgettable House of the Dead adventure.

HoD4 also fully supports PlayStation Move, multiplayer modes, and for a limited time, is available with a 30% discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers!

We've also got great new PS Vita content to check out. Fans of last year's PSN hit StarDone will be excited to see StarDrone Extreme on PS Vita.

Featuring revamped levels from the original PS3 version as well as a ton of brand-new exclusive PS Vita levels; this velocity-based puzzler promises a breakthrough experience on PS Vita for only $3.99.





Don't forget that the PlayStation 3 version of StarDrone is getting updated, featuring cross-continued gameplay with PS Vita version via Cloud Save and Cloud Load...
 

Sony Unveils PSP Price Drops in PlayStation Store for April 17, 2012

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104w ago - Today Andy Stewart of Sony's PlayStation Store Team has unveiled this weeks PSP price drops in the European PSN store, as follows:

We have some more price dropped PSP games for your enjoyment. The prices will vary from title to title, but you'll be sure to find some as little as €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95!

With the release of the PlayStation Vita, we're delighted gamers are enjoying our new entry to portable consoles but we also know a lot of die-hard PSP fans still exist.

This price reduction allows you to have even cheaper access to great PSP titles - some of which are even PS Vita compatible (to see which content is compatible, visit the PlayStation Store and you will be able to see in the products description).

Some of the titles included are:

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3

Was: €39.99/£24.99/AUD $59.95
Now: €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95

Jungle Party

Was: €29.99/£24.99/AUD $49.95
Now: €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95

White Knight Chronicles Origins

Was: €29.99/£24.99/AUD $49.95
Now: €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95

Patapon 3

Was: €26.99/£16.99/AUD $44.95
Now: €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95

Echoshift

Was: €19.99/£15.99/AUD $29.95
 

New Sony PS3 and PSN Releases for the Week of April 16, 2012

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104w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with the new PS3, PS Vita and PSN releases for the coming week today, as follows:

Taking advantage of some of PS Vita's unique hardware features and bringing exclusive content, Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention brings two new characters, new story chapters and quests, new bosses, and new unique GPS positioning functionality.

Also on PS Vita as a PSN release, StarDrone Extreme puts you in the pilot seat of an always-in-motion spaceship through 60 diverse cosmic environments, where you're tasked to survive, destroy, and collect items.

Dropping this week in the form of a full PS3 digital download is Dead Rising 2: Off The Record, which sees Willamette survivor and photojournalist Frank West take center stage as players experience a very different interpretation of events in this re-imagining of the Fortune City outbreak. Enjoy this week's The Drop.

PlayStation Vita

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (Also on PSN) - Disgaea 3 is a sequel to Disgaea, a hardcore, turn-based strategy RPG. The game follows the exploits of Mao, the most honored student at Evil Academy, a school where the tardiest, laziest, and rudest demons receive the highest marks.

The son of the school chairman, Mao...
 

Sony Announces PSN Scheduled Maintenance for April 16, 2012

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104w ago - Sony Senior Manager Matthew Harper of PlayStation Digital Platforms has announced that they will be performing PSN scheduled maintenance work tomorrow on the network.

To quote: My name is Matthew Harper, and I'm part of the recently-formed PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Management team.

Our mission is to keep you better informed about everything that is going on in the wide world of the PlayStation Network, to make your voice heard within the company, and to ensure that you, the gamer, are at the heart of every development across PSN.

Together, we will help guide the future of this platform.

I'm here today to let you know that we will be performing routine scheduled maintenance on the network on Monday, April 16th, starting at approximately 6:00 am PDT / 9:00 am EDT. This maintenance will last roughly 13 hours, concluding around 7:00pm PDT / 10:00 pm EDT.

During much of this time, users won't be able to access the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, Account Management or play online. PSN enabled websites will not be able to service users, including this one.

We will continue to provide as much information as we can regarding any future maintenance we need to schedule.

Keep your eyes on the PlayStation...
 

New Video and Music Unlimited Releases for April 13, 2012

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105w ago - Sony Entertainment Network Marketing Manager Jeff Safran is here with this weekend's new Video and Music Unlimited releases today, as follows:

This week, the Music Unlimited Service welcomes new releases from Monica, Alabama Shakes, and the motion picture soundtrack from Think Like a Man. Other featured titles this week include Florence + The Machine, M. Ward, Bonnie Raitt, and Wilson Phillips.

New to the Video Unlimited Service is the Icelandic thriller, Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckingsale. Other new titles include The Darkest Hour in Movies and all 76 episodes of the classic 90's X-Men animated series in TV Shows.

There's more comic book action in this week's Own $5 Films as heroes and villains battle it out. For just 5 bucks, own great flicks like Ghost Rider, Kick-Ass, and Ultimate Avengers in SD.

Get the full details on this week's highlights here.

The votes are in and the final "Theatrical Throwdown" went down to the wire with Immortals pulling out the victory. The movie will be available to rent this weekend in Rent Now for just $0.99 in SD or $1.99 in HD starting at 2 pm PST today through the weekend. Thanks for everyone's...
 







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