SOE Announces DC Universe Online for PS3 is Going Free-To-Play

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135w ago - Sony Online Entertainment Executive Director of Development Lorin Jameson has announced today that DC Universe Online for PS3 is going free-to-play!

To quote: What could possibly be better than battling with thousands of other players online in the first, and only, action MMO on the PS? How about battling FOR FREE?

That's right, DC Universe Online will soon be free to download from the PlayStation Store, and free-to-play with no monthly fees required.

So what's the catch? There is none. The entire game will be open for you to play for free. We have gotten a lot of feedback from gamers asking for an opportunity to play without a subscription requirement. So, that got us thinking about how to offer access to the game in a way that allows gamers to play their way.

We wanted something that would give players options. We know different types of gamers are playing - and want to play - DCUO, and we want each person to be able to play in a way that best fits their style. That's why we've created three levels of access to the game:

• Free Access - Just like it sounds. Download and play the game for free. You also get all ongoing game updates (except DLC packs).

• Premium Access - This next level of access opens up to you if you spend...
 

Video: PlayStation Vita with PS3 Remote Play Demos at TGS 2011

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135w ago - Last month news of PS3 / PS Vita Connectivity leaked out, and today Japanese site 4Gamer.net (linked above) has made available some video footage of Killzone 3 and LittleBigPlanet 2 using PlayStation Vita with PS3 Remote Play at TGS 2011.

Additionally, Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has also confirmed via Twitter that PS Vita will be region-free.

To quote, roughly translated: Keynote TGS FORUM 2011 is held concurrently with the Tokyo Game Show 2011, including speeches by Dr. Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios entire picture of the PlayStation Vita were made.

PlayStation Vita was introduced in this session (hereafter, PS Vita) focuses on the part of the new features, you want to convey the essentials. The most attention in this demo, PlayStation 3 and the ability to link it.

But was an example of some applications which, inter alia, an organic EL panel displays in the game PS Vita PS3, that operate on the PS Vita "Remote Play" is a pretty big impact. That you are trying to do the Wii U, which is doing impressions on the PlayStation series.

Shown...
 

PSXperia PC App Converts Any PSX Game to Work on Xperia Play

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136w ago - Recently freelance developer Yifan Lu has released PSXperia, a PC App that converts any PSX game to work on Xperia Play - the PlayStation Certified Sony Ericsson Android mobile smartphone for gamers.

Download: PSXperia v1.0 / PSXperia Beta 2 / PSXperia Source Code / PSXperia Wiki Guides

To quote: After two hard weeks of decompiling, reverse engineering, graphing, and coding, I'm proud to announce PSXperia, a set of tools to extract, patch, and repack the Crash Bandicoot game that comes with all Xperia Play phones to use any PSX game (that you legally own).

In addition to allowing you to play any property ripped PSX game, you can also set a custom icon and the game will show up in the phone's Playstation Pocket app, so you can quickly access it when you flip the gamepad out.

I've converted and tested 8 games with this tool and they all run flawlessly, but if things don't work out so smoothly for you, submit your issues to GitHub.


 

Video: Project LLP: Kevin Butler Returns for Long Live Play on PS3

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137w ago - Today Sony VP of Product Marketing Scott Steinberg has shared a new video which marks the return of Kevin Butler for Project LLP: Long Live Play on the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: Two years ago we introduced you to our resident Vice President of just about everything, Kevin Butler, in the inaugural "Dear PlayStation" ad which was timed with the introduction of our "It Only Does Everything" campaign.

Since then, the campaign has helped make the PS3 a household name in 50 million homes worldwide. Today, I'm excited to introduce you to a new brand campaign "Long Live Play" - designed to celebrate gamers from all walks of life and recognize you for making us who we are today.





PlayStation has always been about the gamer and the PS3 is the ultimate portal to a land of infinite experiences and accomplishments. PlayStation is reaffirming our commitment to gamers like yourselves with "Long Live Play" - mixing humor and a little good, clean fun with the kind of entertainment content you crave.

What better way to transition than with a visit from Kevin Butler, back from his four-day retirement with a special message.

Beginning today you'll find "Long Live Play"...
 

Street Fighter III: Third Strike Shoryukens PSN PLAY August 23rd

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140w ago - Capcom Producer Derek Neal has announced today that Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition will be hitting PSN PLAY on August 23, 2011.

To quote: Available August 23rd, Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition takes one of the most revered fighting games in CAPCOM's history and brings it Online.

Quite frankly, the feature set we've included in this downloadable is jaw dropping. In addition to upscaled graphics, we have hundreds of trials, dynamic challenges, and a huge Vault full of all kinds of unlockables.

We have multiple training modes, integrated Tournament support, and 8 player lobbies (with spectator mode!). We have GGPO for near-lagless online play, a robust replay system, and the ability to upload matches straight to YouTube - from within the game! All of this, and much, much more.

We are also very excited to be the lead title in the brand new PSN PLAY program. Now with PSN PLAY, you're able to pre-order this game now. This is actually the first time a pre-order program has been offered for a downloadable PSN title, and we couldn't be happier than to help lead that charge.

The pre-order period for the game runs through August 18th, and people who pre-order during this period will receive a special gift: a custom Third Strike theme...
 







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