119w ago - Today Sony confirmed that their upcoming PlayStation Suite Tablet is set for a September 2011 release at a hefty price of $500 retail.
To quote from ShackNews.com (linked above): "Sony will be releasing the first of its PlayStation Suite-compatible tablets in September, the company has announced. The Tablet S will release in September, starting at $499 for the 16GB model.
A 32GB model will also be available for $599. The device will be able to download and play PlayStation games, with customizable controls for ease of use.
GamesIndustry.biz reports that the Tablet P, a clam-shell design with two smaller screens, will follow in November. As previously announced, both are Android-powered with 3G capabilities. The Tablet S includes one 9.4-inch screen, while the P sports two 5.5-inch screens.
"We want to prove it's not who makes it first that counts, but who makes it better," said Sony president Howard Stringer at the IFA conference."
119w ago - Today TQCast.com (linked above) reports that the Sony PlayStation-branded HMZ-T1 Visor 3D Headset will be hitting Japan on November 11, 2011 to complement the previously announced Sony 3D TV display.
The upcoming head-mounted 3D display visor is described as being like a 750-inch screen mounted on your head!
Below are some videos, and the official Press Release as follows:
Press Release: Tokyo, Japan - August 31, 2011 - Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced the launch of Head Mounted Display "Personal 3D Viewer" 'HMZ-T1′, a device that offers a spectacular new style for viewing both 2D and 3D content.
Simply slip the device onto your head to experience the movie theater-like virtual screen (equivalent to a 750-inch screen*2) expand before your eyes.*3
It is equipped with the newly-developed 0.7-inch (diagonal 18.0mm) high definition OLED panel (1280 x 720), which have been realized through Sony's unique expertise in both OLED display and semiconductor silicon drive technologies.
The 'HMZ-T1′ achieves HD picture quality that makes full use of the OLED display's high contrast, color reproducibility, and fast response....
119w ago - Several months ago we reported that SCEA has created a Sony Network Entertainment America (SNEA) division, and today Sony has officially introduced the rebranding of Qriocity as Sony Entertainment Network.
To quote: Sony Network Entertainment introduces Sony Entertainment Network - find out what it means to you.
On 31 August 2011, Kaz Hirai, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, made some big announcements for Sony Network Entertainment at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin, Germany. The first of these is a new platform - Sony Entertainment Network.
Sony Entertainment Network is the ultimate digital destination, offering access to entertainment and community, all from your PlayStation Network account.
As part of the change, Qriocity services will be realigned under Sony Entertainment Network. As a consequence, Video on Demand powered by Qriocity will now be called Video Unlimited, and Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity will become Music Unlimited.
Music Unlimited is available on a range of Sony devices including PlayStation 3, and allows users to stream over 10 million unique songs. Video Unlimited is also available on PlayStation 3, where...
119w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
The second week of PlayStation Network PLAY is upon us with the release of The Baconing! This comical action RPG continues the story of Deathspank, this time with a sci-fi twist.
As part of PSN PLAY, if you purchase The Baconing before 9/19/2011, you'll receive a free DLC co-op character in the form of Roesha - One Bad Mutha. If you're on the fence, download The Baconing demo which is also in today's Store update.
The following week's PSN PLAY titles are still available for pre-ordering on the Store including BloodRayne: Betrayal and Renegade Ops.
For fighting game fans, you'll want to check out the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection. Experience the original trilogy in an entirely new light featuring online play, leaderboards, and trophies. While the visuals have come a long way, the gameplay in these classics (klassics?) is still razor sharp and fun as ever.
PlayStation Plus subscribers also get access to some amazing content this week including first dibs on the God of War: Origins Collection demo. The demo hits all of PSN next week, but Plus subscribers will be some of the first to see how Kratos' PSP adventures have made...
119w ago - Today Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared details on the upcoming PS3 title Combat Wings- complete with PlayStation Move support below!
To quote: Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII lands on PS3 this November with aerial combat campaigns set amidst the bloodiest air battles of World War II.
Not long ago, I tried out a pre-release version of the game under the watchful eye of Creative Director Jakub Majewski, focusing on the game's use of the PlayStation Move motion controller.
Before I grabbed the stick for a test flight, I was curious what made Majewski want to support PlayStation Move in the first place – WWII air combat isn't exactly a genre that leaps into my mind when I ponder the potential of motion-controlled gaming.
"Move makes this game better," Majewski said with conviction. "It's a much more natural form of steering than using an analog stick and it makes a huge difference to the gameplay.
Playing a flying game with a controller can be clunky; you have to make a lot of fine movements in order to change direction and aim. PlayStation Move is great - you just point where you want to go." Based on just 30 minutes of play time, I'd have to agree.