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.
120w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN Game Store updates today.
To quote: PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)
Yes, the first of the PlayStation Network PLAY titles launches this week in the form of Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition. If you haven't already pre-ordered the title you can grab it from today and get the GILL character unlock as part of the package.
Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition, one of the most revered, deep, and sophisticated fighting games of all time, now takes the battle online. Fighting game fans new and old owe it to themselves to experience this mastery of 2D fighting.
Throw down with enhanced HD-filtered graphics, arcade-perfect gameplay, GGPO seamless multiplayer, YouTube replay sharing, new art, and I am assured there is no Capcom Online DRM (for those of you who were worried).
If you have pre-ordered, after the publish today you can visit the PLAY section and download a bundle of the Trial/Unlock/DLC at no cost. You should also be receiving an email in the next day or two as a reminder.
And for those of you in Italy, Capcom (after discussion with us) has taken the decision to hold back the publish of SF III for you guys, which...
120w ago - Today Andy Stewart of the Playstation Store Team has shared details on some special offers currently available on PSN, as follows:
Welcome to my Special Offers Update, I am Andy and some of you will already know me as I work with Ross McGrath on the PSN Store. This Special Offers Update has been set up to inform you of all the awesome offers we have coming up for you and to get your feedback. So don't be shy and get involved!
Now I have heard over the last few months the requests for more new PSP content. Well sadly I am unable to do anything about new content but to show you that PSP is still alive and well I have been busy getting the following sale set up for all you PSP owners.
I am proud to announce the launch of the PSP Power Sale! We have over 100 pieces of content available for you over the next month. This sale is split into two parts, the 1st part of the sale starts today and will last until the 7th September and then all the games will be changed for more PSP games for you too choose from.
So here is what we have on sale for you from 24th August to 7th September:
GRANDIA (was £6.29/€7.99 - now £4.79/€5.99)
Fate/Unlimited Codes (was £23.99/€29.99 - now £3.99/€ 4.99)