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New PS3, PS Vita and PSN Releases for the Week of May 28, 2012

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111w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with details on the new PS3, PS Vita and PSN releases for the coming week today, as follows:

As National Guardsman Tom Riley, you're about to come face to face with the brutal Chimeran invasion force in the blistering shooter built from the ground up for the PS Vita.

The latest installment in the  Resistance franchise focuses on an all-new mission that parallels and complements the existing Resistance storyline, as Tom Riley rises from an everyday hero to a legend of the Resistance.

Batman: Arkham City The Game of the Year Edition for PS3, includes Harley Quinn's Revenge. Now more dangerous than ever and leading a homicidal gang of her own, she is hell-bent on taking revenge against the Dark Knight. 

Bonus content includes: Catwoman Pack, Robin Bundle Pack, Nightwing Bundle Pack, Arkham City Skins Pack and Challenge Map Pack. Also, the anticipated PS Vita title Gravity Rush, receives the demo treatment. Enjoy the gravity bending experience on this week's The Drop.

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Resistance: Burning Skies (Also on PSN) - Resistance: Burning Skies is a unique Resistance experience developed specifically for PS Vita that takes full advantage of the system's dual analog...
 

Sony Files Interactive Content In-Game Advertising Scheme Patent

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111w ago - Today [Register or Login to view links] has uncovered details on an interactive content [Register or Login to view links] that Sony has filed for an in-game advertising scheme presumably for PlayStation Network.

To quote from GamePlox.com (linked above): "Like That Free PSN? Better Get Used to Advertisements - Recently discovered on Google Patents, a patent that Sony Computer Entertainment America filed on November 10, 2011 shows that they plan to interrupt game play to bring advertisements.

The premise is like this: you’ll be enjoying your game, and then it will start to gradually slow down, until an advertisement pops-up on your screen telling you about some great offers, and then your game will resume."

Is PlayStation Network Plus the wave of the future, or should PSN remain free but plagued with in-game advertisements? Feel free to share your opinions on this topic below!


 

New Sony Music and Video Unlimited Updates for May 25, 2012

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111w ago - Today Sony Entertainment Network Marketing Manager Jeff Safran is here with the new Music and Video Unlimited updates for this weekend, as follows:

Many of you have patiently waited and the day is finally here – the Music Unlimited service's iPhone and iPod touch application is now available in the App Store! Get all the details here.

Also this week, the Music Unlimited service features new releases from John Mayer, Slash, and Kimbra, as well as new singles from Sara Bareilles, The Cult, Joey Ramone, and the San Francisco Music Club.

On the video side, own Safe House now before you can rent it! The Denzel Washington action-packed thriller is available under New Releases in both SD and HD in the Video Unlimited Video Store.

Also, This Means War starring Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon is now available for rent on the service. Get the full details on this week's highlights [Register or Login to view links].





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Rumor: Sony to Unveil Cloud Gaming for PS3 and PS Vita at E3 2012

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111w ago - Today VG247.com (linked above) reports that according to a rumor Sony is expected to unveil cloud gaming for PS3, PS Vita and other PlayStation branded devices at E3 2012.

Although further details are scarce at the moment, the potential cloud gaming deal is likely to be with either Gaikai or OnLive allowing streamed games on PlayStation branded hardware.

To quote: "VG247 has learned that Sony is to announce a cloud gaming deal with either Gaikai or OnLive at E3, apparently allowing streamed games on PlayStation hardware.

Details are light, but the news expected to be announced in the Sony press conference on June 4."

For those curious, this year's E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) will be held from June 5-7, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention center.


 

Sony Announces PSN Scheduled Maintenance on Thursday, May 24th

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111w ago - Sony Senior Manager Matthew Harper of PlayStation Digital Platforms has announced today news of PlayStation Network scheduled maintenance slated for tomorrow - Thursday, May 24th 2012.

Below are the details, to quote: It's been a busy month on the PSN front, as we put together yet another jam-packed PlayStation Plus update, kicked off the massively-popular Mass Effect 3: N7 Weekly Challenges, dropped the PSN exclusive game PixelJunk 4am as part of an epic PlayStation Store update, and more!

Regular maintenance is a necessary part of operating a service such as PSN. As part of our efforts to continue to deliver you a world-class online entertainment experience on your PS3 and PS Vita devices, we will be performing maintenance on the network on Thursday, May 24th, starting at approximately 8:00 am PDT / 10:00 am EDT and concluding around 11:00pm PDT / 2:00am EDT.

During this maintenance period, you may receive a message that states "PlayStation Network is undergoing maintenance" when attempting to access the PlayStation Store or PlayStation Home.

Online play will not be affected and you will be able to enjoy apps such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video during this maintenance as well, provided that you have signed into the network within 5 days prior to the start of the...
 
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