Sony Announces PSN Summer Sale 2011: 30% Off 11 Games

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145w ago - Sony Network Entertainment Digital Distribution Manager Ro Hernandez has announced their PSN Summer Sale 2011 begins today, which includes 30% off 11 PlayStation Network games.

To quote: Starting Tuesday, July 12th, 11 hot PS3 games will be available for a cool 30% discount in the PlayStation Store.

And if you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you'll be able to download the games at a 50% discount. We've got a sizzling lineup of software, including Scott Pilgrim, PixelJunk Shooter 2 and all five episodes of Back to the Future: The Game, all deeply discounted, as part of the PSN Summer Sale.

For one week only, escape the heat and humidity with big discounts on titles that will entertain you all summer long. Check out the full list of PS3 games that are part of this year's PSN Summer Sale:

• Back to the Future: The Game - Full Series (Sale price $13.99; Plus price $9.79; Regular price $19.99)
• Chime Super Deluxe (Sale price $6.99; Plus price $4.89; Regular price $9.99)
• Dead Space Extraction (Sale price $10.49; Plus price $7.34; Regular price $14.99)
• Hard Corps: Uprising (Sale price $10.49; Plus price $7.34; Regular price $14.99)
• Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (Sale price $6.99; Plus price $4.89; Regular price $9.99)
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Q-Games Announce PixelJunk Shooter 2 Patch is Now Live on PSN

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145w ago - President and Executive Producer Dylan Cuthbert at Q-Games Limited has announced today that the PixelJunk Shooter 2 patch is now live on PSN.

To quote: Hey everyone! I am happy to announce a patch for PixelJunk Shooter 2. We've changed a few things. Read on for the full list:

• There was a bug where some enemies would spawn right on top of you giving you that awesome "insta-death" you really don't want in a game... well, we fixed it!

• The online connectivity has been tuned to allow you to hook up with other players much more easily. Try it out!

• If you get matched against a higher ranking player you get a nice large cash bonus (Q space bucks of course) if you win! This gives you a big incentive to challenge yourself more when you get matched up against someone who seems better than you. Hint: stay calm and use strategy, you can definitely take them!

• We added an option to the pause screen that lets you take a break in the middle of a stage and come back later to finish it off. So when your mom calls you to the dinner table just choose that option, go eat your dinner *and* be nice to the environment by switching off your PS3!

• Even if you kill a few survivors and get a game over screen you can "continue" - your score...
 

Video: RSBLSB Introduces Their First PS3 Game Dyad for PSN

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147w ago - Today RSBLSB (Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket) Creator Shawn McGrath has introduced their first PS3 game called Dyad for PSN alongside a video trailer below.

To quote: I am very excited to be introducing RSBLSB's Game's first PlayStation Network game: Dyad.

Dyad is an abstract racing game that has influences in many genres including racing games, fighting games, puzzle games and classic arcade shooters.

Dyad does away with the traditional racing game mechanics of break and accelerate and replaces them with puzzle-like mechanics. You must interact with your enemies in unique and varying ways in order to gain speed.

I've always loved the visceral feel racing games provided, especially the WipeOut series, and I wanted to translate that feeling into a puzzle game. In most racing games, each track has an ideal 'racing line' which players must memorize and translate into muscle memory in order to be successful - I remember months of repeating tracks in WipeOut XL for the PSX!





With Dyad I replaced the mental process of memorizing a racing line with various combo mechanics. Dyad begins with very basic comboing rules centred around...
 

PS3Index Now Includes PS3, PSP and PSN Games in Database

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151w ago - Huge update today making PS3 Index imho look less crappy. You can now view a large database of PS3, PSP and PSN games, including these fields:

  • Title ID
  • Title
  • PSP System Version
  • Release Name
  • Release Number
  • ISO Size
  • ISO CRC

Still looking for people to submit PS3 games (I was having a problem with it recently). You can use the online submission here (Guide) or use the windows application here to do so.

A dedicated page lists every update published for PS3 games (here) and you can search for the games title id that you need updates for.

Game updates are also available directly from the PS3 database viewer itself.

I'm looking at getting a devkit soon so that I can start making PS3 based applications. One that I would be looking forward to is the dumping of verification data from retail disks. The idea would be that the verification data could be retrieved from online, and used to ensure backups are 100% the same as the original - kind of like abgx does for certain parts...
 

PS3ITA PS3 CFW v1.1 Now Working with PSOne Games on PSN

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161w ago - Following up on their initial release, today PS3ITA have updated their PS3 Custom Firmware to version 1.1.

Download: PS3ITA CFW v1.1 (Patch.diff)

PS3ITA CFW v1.1 Changes include the following, to quote roughly translated:

Version 1.1:

  • Changed one patch.
  • Fixed error 80028f17 (All PSX games downloaded from the store now work!)
  • Improved stability



 







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