167w ago - While PSN cards have been available at retailers for some time now, JoyStiq.com (linked above) reports today that it appears Sony is now offering PlayStation Plus cards at Target as well.
To quote: "You'll soon have an easy way to give the gift of Hulu Plus eligibility and discounts on random PSN games.
Tipster BlindNoir photographed a PlayStation Plus access card found at a Target store, redeemable for one year of membership to the premium service.
Plans for these cards were first (casually) revealed by Sony's Susan Panico in June.
Of course, you could just buy a PSN retail card and use that to pay for a Plus membership (or anything else), but this move gives the fledgling PlayStation Plus more visibility during the holiday shopping season."
172w ago - SCEE Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has announced today that Oscars Lobster Mania and the Irem Seaside Of Memories are part of this weeks European PlayStation Home content update.
To quote: Crazy, crazy fun arrives in the Shopping Centre this week! Shrouded in mystery until now, Oscar's Lobster Mania will be unveiled tomorrow.
Ladies and gentlemen, step right up and marvel at this wondrous, bizarre game of crustacean-based skill! Judge the distance, set the power, take aim and FIRE!
The more lobsters you can get into Oscar's mouth, the higher your score and the further you'll progress through the levels. Every level wins rewards for your personal space!
The first level is available free; purchase and wear the staggering lobster suit costume for €1.99 / £1.59 to gain access to all 12 levels.
Once you've checked out the crustacean chaos of Oscar's Lobster Mania, jump into the Navigator and head for the Irem Seaside of Memories. Summer might be winding down here, but in this beach space it's always summer.
Pick up your beach wear, then explore beneath the waves - where you could find a variety of rewards washed ashore! This week we also have an update to the Irem Square, where you'll find new clothing and items waiting.
174w ago - SCEE PSP European Product Manager Adam Grant has revealed today the latest additions to PlayStation Minis, namely Fly Fu and Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter, along with some video footage of each.
To quote: We have another two minis out this week for fans of all creatures great and small.
Fly Fu is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up game with characters designed from photographs of dead insects mixed with doodle art.
Your girlfriend, Kate Moth, a fluffy moth was kidnapped by evil spiders and dragged away to the suburb. But do not fear as you are not a common housefly, but one that is trained to fight. Being a Kung-Fu master, only you can save your love from the claws of the evil insects.
The game features five chapters, each ending with a unique boss, as you fight against the strongest members of The Cuticulous Gang.
• Watch the famous 'dead fly art' in smooth motion.
• Fight your way through bees, wasps, lady bugs and more than 20 different insects.
Get really mad at insects bugging around and GO BERSERK!
Arm yourself with matchsticks and needle-pins to gain more fist power.
Put your endurance to the test in survival mode.
175w ago - This weekend Datel Japan has launched their new accessory featured on Japan Game Watch dubbed the PS3 Hub for the PlayStation 3, which offers PS3 Slim owners more USB ports alongside a memory card reader.
The add-on accessory connects to the PS3 Slim console providing users with three extra USB slots and several variations of SD card slots.
Below is a picture of the the maximum amount of devices that can be connected with the PS3 Hub to a PlayStation 3 Slim, with some additional pictures available HERE.
Finally, to quote from TheSixthAxis.com (linked above): "For 2,000 Yen, the device plugs into the right-most USB port giving you another 3 extra sockets (so 4 in total) plus plenty of memory-card related goodness, including an SD cart slot that's sadly missing on most models after the launch console.
The ports aren't powered, although you can connect (judging from my translation) an external power supply to give them more juice."
180w ago - Sony Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has announced today that the Midway Carnival, complete with a massive Independence Day event, Alpha Protocol, Toy Story 3 Items and more are hitting PlayStation Home this week.
To quote: The Midway – available Thursday, July 1st – launches with 10 games, over a hundred rewards (including the Darla's Den personal space), and plenty of secrets that you will have to uncover for yourself as you progress through this massive new game space.
Simply collect your tickets from the kiosk at the entrance to the Midway and embark on a journey where a new reward is unlocked for every level of every game you master. Hang out in the space for long enough and you can even be rewarded with more plays for your favorite games (or the ultimate bragging rights at the Meet Darla photo booth).
You can even collect exclusive arcade-style games like Trigger Happy-in-a-Box for the Darla's Den personal space! Just enter the hilarious Tele-Porta-Potty in PlayStation Home's Central Plaza to access the Midway when it launches this week.
For a holiday as important as Independence Day, we wanted to make sure we delivered the best event we possibly could to you, the loyal PlayStation Home community.