143w ago - Lead Designer Stephen Bokkes at Sony Online Entertainment has announced today that Free Realms is hitting PlayStation Network on March 29, 2011.
To quote: Well, everyone has heard about the bird... but have you heard that Free Realms is coming to the PlayStation 3?
That's right, Sony Online Entertainment's popular online virtual world is making its way from PC to the PS3 on March 29th! The entire Free Realms team is super excited as this will be the very first casual, free-to-play MMO ever to be offered on the PlayStation Network.
So, grab your controller, grab your friends, and prepare yourself for an adventure unlike anything you've ever seen before.
Free Realms offers an amazing array of gameplay activities all rolled up into one massive, seamless, virtual world. Hop on the back of your trusty T-Rex and explore the countryside; discovering strange lands, rare collectibles, and exciting quests. Brave the dangers of forgotten dungeons and battle hordes of mythical monsters and bad-tempered beasties.
Fancy a bit of friendly competition? Free Realms has tons of games that allow you to pit your skill against other players. From kart racing and demolition derby, to soccer matches and...
143w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN updates today, as follows:
Well, Back to the Future is finally here... sorry about the wait but it took us this long to generate the necessary 1.21 gigawatts of electricity to publish the game.
You can download the trial right now and enjoy a snack sized section of the first episode and unlocking will provide the whole first episode of the 5-part series, with access to each new episode as it's released.
Explodemon gets the trial and unlock treatment for anyone who was still undecided, and Bionic Commando 2 gets a demo too.
DLC - there's loads for Def Jam, plenty for Rock Band and the Dragon Age 2 pre-order add-ons launch (for real this time). Even More Animals for LittleBigPlanet 2 drops this week as well, marking the first of the commercially available LBP2 DLC - and certainly not the last. There are free costumes for Yakuza 4, a pack for Porsche lovers hits NFS: Hot Pursuit and the first piece of premium DLC for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood drops today as well - the Da Vinci Disappearance. No prizes for guessing the plot synopsis but it has single and multiplayer content for Ezio's last outing.
Williams Pinball Classics finally hits PSP, a must have for all...
144w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:
Featured Game Demo
• Mortal Kombat Demo (Exclusive and free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
PSN Gamers' Choice Award Winners (Spring Fever Week #1)
• Best PS3 Game: Castle Crashers (50% discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers, ends 3/22)
• Best PSP Game: God of War: Ghost of Sparta (50% discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers, ends 3/22
• Best PSN Exclusive Game: Dead Nation (50% discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers, ends 3/22)
• Best Mini: Age of Zombies (50% discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers, ends 3/22)
Featured Qore Episode
• Qore March Episode 34 - Single Episode (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $2.99)
Discounted Games & DLC
• Mega Man 3 (PSOne) (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)
• Castle Crashers - Sale (PS3) (now $10.49, original price $14.99)
• God of War: Ghost of Sparta - Sale (PSP) (now $27.99, original price $39.99)
• Dead Nation - Sale (PS3) (now 10.49, original...
144w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with this weeks new PS3, PSP and PSN releases today as follows:
Our PlayStation first party titles keep on coming and delivering our distinctive brand of gaming when MLB 11 The Show arrives this week, featuring pure analog controls, 3D and PS Move support.
Looking better and hitting harder, Dragon Age II (you may of heard of it,) also drops this week, introducing fans of the series to a whole new story spanning 10 years in the Dragon Age universe.
PlayStation Plus members get to enjoy the taste of lush and succulent fatalities when the demo for Mortal Kombat arrives on PSN exclusively for PS Plus members, in 3D (optional).
Finally, ladies and gentlebugs, larvae of all stages, PSone Classic launches a new category on PSN when Disney opens their vault to their collection of PSone gaming classics.
This week's The Drop is nothing short of a Flawless Victory!
MLB 11 The Show (PlayStation Move & 3D Enabled) (Also on PSP) - MLB 11 The Show is set again to provide fans with an unparalleled baseball experience with even more features and modes destined to quicken the heart, raise the stakes, and hurl you further into the true MLB baseball experience....
144w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks EU PSN updates today, as follows:
A new month, a new pool of content, new special offers and new price reductions, so grab a bargain.
PixelJunk Shooter Part 2 is finally with us - you're tasked with escaping, the belly of the beast that swallowed you up at the end of the first game, while saving all the survivors you can.
The criminally under-rated Prince of Persia (2008) is published too, starring Nolan North - the hardest working voice over artist in video games - but sadly you'll have to wait until tomorrow.
Speaking of tomorrow, I think we're publishing some sort of 'First Strike' map pack for some kind of military first-person shooter named Call of Duty: Black Ops. Apparently it's quite popular...
PSone - Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver joins us on the EU Store, proving that you don't need a bottom jaw when you've got a snazzy pashmina type thing to keep the flies off. Oh, I seem to remember there's a tale of revenge and vampire killing in there somewhere as well.
New DLC for Dragon Age 2, Dead Space 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
More next week - what's being published on the 9th? GREAT SCOTT! I can't possibly...