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Sony PSP Digital Comics Store Update for March 11, 2010

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229w ago - SCEE Team Designer Pete Stott has posted this week's PSP Digital Comics Store update today, as follows:

We're as busy as ever trying to bring you more comics to more countries. We can't announce anything yet, but rest assured that we are doing all we can.

This week's highlights:

Marvel releases the first ever five issues of The X-Men (1963). Issue one would set you back a cool $100,000 dollars if you purchased it at auction. We are offering it to you for less than the price of a pint. Bargain!

Red 5 returns with the first issue of We Kill Monsters. Like Red 5's other comics it's a thoroughly enjoyable action-comedy in which two brothers discover monsters in their sleepy town and the power to do something about it. We'll be seeing some more Atomic Robo on the [Register or Login to view links] soon.

IDW will satisfy all your Transformer and Star Trek needs. Be sure to pick up the penultimate issue of Locke & Key: Head Games.

Here's the list:

• 2000AD Prog #1670 – 2000AD 15+
• Archie & Friends #137: A Night at the Comic Shop #1 – Archie Comics 3+
• Betty & Veronica: Valentine Spectacular – Archie Comics 3+
• Donald Duck and the Vacation Chain – Disney 3+
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Sony Announces PhyreEngine is Expanding to PSP at GDC 2010

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229w ago - Today Sony has announced at GDC 2010 that PhyreEngine is expanding to the PSP for developers.

For those unaware, PhyreEngine for the PS3 is an advanced graphics rendering engine used by developers on a number of Blu-ray disc based titles as well as downloadable games from the PlayStation Store.

It has been used for titles including Critter Crunch, Flower and Shatter.

To quote: "We're very happy to see the continued popularity of PhyreEngine with the global game developer community" SCEI senior VP of technology Teiji Yutaka said.

"PhyreEngine for PSP was developed in response to requests from the game developer community, and we hope that the release of the PSP version demonstrates our commitment and support for game developers on all our platforms."

PhryeEngine for the PSP and a game demo "Tunnel Vision" will be on display all week at the SCE booth at GDC.
 

Mega Man 3 Joins PSOne Classics for PS3 and PSP on PSN in April

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230w ago - Today Siliconera.com (linked above) has revealed that Mega Man 3 is joining the PSOne Classics for PS3 and PSP on PSN in April, 2010.

Fans of the series will be pleased to know Mega Man 3 will be hitting Japan's PlayStation Store sometime next month!

This version will include re-done menus, tips from Protoman while playing, a 'hard' mode and an assortment of various illustrations.

To quote: "Features in this edition of Mega Man 3 include a revamped menus, in-game tips from Protoman, hard mode, a boss rush, and a collection of illustrations.

You can get Mega Man 3 from Japan's PlayStation Store sometime in April or, if you're really lucky, win it by purchasing Mega Man 10.

Fifty people that buy Mega Man 10 from PSN between March 9 and 23 will win a digital download of Mega Man 3. Unfortunately, this promotion is only for Japan, or perhaps those with Japan region PSN accounts."
 

PSP Phone Coming, Sony Labels PlayStation Device as Speculation

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230w ago - A PSP Phone has been rumored for quite some time now to compete with Apple, and now the [Register or Login to view links] is reporting that a portable PlayStation device which shares characteristics of netbooks, electronic-book readers and handheld-game machines is indeed coming from Sony.

The device is designed to compete against multifunction products such as Apple's iPad tablet and the smartphone from Sony will allegedly be able to access downloadable games, movies and music, just like the iPhone.

As expected, Sony has [Register or Login to view links] the news as 'speculation' only, and noted that it is not their policy to discuss potential products prior to an official announcement.

To quote: "As already announced, Sony (including SCE) and Sony Ericsson have been strengthening their collaboration in the networked mobile space.

However, it is not our strategy to discuss future products or business plan before we make a formal announcement. Any media report that suggests details of the product or business is based on speculation."
 

Sony PSP Digital Comics Store Update for March 4, 2010

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230w ago - SCEE Digital Comics Team Designer Pete Stott has revealed the Sony PSP Digital Comics Store update for this week.

To quote: Suddenly... there were over 1000 comics. Yes that's right there are now over 1000 comics available via the [Register or Login to view links] store! I was going to say gotta catch 'em all, but I understand someone else got there first.

On to this week's highlights:

Marvel introduces us to the first ever appearance of Iron Man in Tales of Suspense (1963). Plus they have more Wolverine and X-Men.

IDW releases the second Army of Two comic and we see the first of a new series "Weekly World News". Written by Chris Ryall with art by Alan Robinson, Weekly World News is a 4 part mini series inspired by the famous American tabloid. It also comes with some great audio commentary, read an interview with Chris [Register or Login to view links].

Star Trek fans are in for a treat with the beautiful Star Trek: Nero which is set in the 25 years between the movie's opening sequence and the rise of James T. Kirk.

Locke & Key continues to be the first comic I download and read each week, I highly recommend it. Also, I hear it on good authority...
 
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