313w ago - Two weeks ago, Sony launched the PSP PC store with a whimper. It debuted just two days before Thanksgiving, offering PSP owners the chance to download some free themes and buy and download few old and new PSP games. I didn't hear about any of it until the weekend when it got mentioned on the 1UpYours podcast.
Why the quiet launch? Was Sony embarrassed about it?
Late last week I interviewed Eric Lempel, the PlayStation director of network operations in charge of the store.
And we talked about everything.
Seriously. I don't think we missed a thing. Want to know what the plans are for this store? The pricing strategy? Why it requires a PC? Whether it will support Macs? Which titles formerly on UMD will be coming to the store (he revealed that "SOCOM Fire Team Bravo" and "Twisted Metal: Head-On" will hit by year's end)? Whether UMD titles will ever be released on the download store the same day as they are in game shops? Which PS3 games he'd like to see on the PSP store? The plans for import titles?
And more, more, more. Check out the chock-full interview below.
One excerpt to get you thinking:
Multiplayer: In general the store looks like it comes one step closer to fulfilling a lot of PSP owners' fantasy of "I want to download...
314w ago - To quote from Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store) on their blog:
Hey, everyone. It's time again for the PLAYSTATION Store weekly update.
It's the funniest game in town! Load characters into a super-sized, ultra-powerful slingshot and launch them into an active, physics-controlled environment filled with precarious and humorous situations. Score points by stringing together PAINful collisions and unleashing chaos on the downtown environment. Enjoy single player challenges like Spank the Monkey or head-to-head modes like Fun With Explosives.
File size: 200 MB
Add-on Game Content:
Resistance: FOM: Map Pack 2 ($4.99)
This map pack contains both Bracknell and Axbridge. Both are additional multiplayer maps designed to be played with Resistance: Fall of Man. Both maps support all Resistance multiplayer game types. You must own Resistance: Fall of Man and update your game to the most recent online update to play either map. Also available: Resistance FOM Map Pack Bundle which includes Map Pack 1 & 2 for $7.99.
File size: 340 MB (Map Pack 2), 652 MB (bundle)
MotorStorm Vehicle & Skin Pack ($1.99)
Increase your range of MotorStorm vehicles with this new batch of rides and skins.
315w ago - Hey, everyone. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, this week's update is a couple of days early.
In addition to the new content in today's Store update, we're also running a Thanksgiving special on 4 PLAYSTATION Network titles: Calling All Cars, fl0w, Pixel Junk Racers and Everyday Shooter are reduced to $4.99 each until November 29th. You'll also notice that we've updated the thumbnails on the Store. Take a look!
Aquatopia - PLAYSTATION Eye ($1.99)
File size: 38.9 MB
MX vs. ATV Demo
Own the off-road by taking control of an ATV, MX bike or Offroad Buggy and tearing through the terrain in this robust demo.
File size: 714 MB
Add-on Game Content:
flOw DL Pack ($2.99)
The flOw Expansion Pack enhances the current flOw universe with an all-new campaign and playable creature. Added "Camera food" feature allows you to take screenshots of your creature and share with friends.
File size: 79.9 MB
Need for Speed ProStreet Collector's Edition Upgrade ($9.99)
True automotive aficionados need look no further than this unparalleled package of dream cars and more. The Need for...
315w ago - The official PC PlayStation Store has launched!
This means all PSP owners can now purchase downloadable content, including original PSone titles and full PSP games like Wipeout Pure, straight from their PC without the need of a PS3.
If you've already registered a PlayStation Network account ID on your PS3, there's no need to re-register. Everything is integrated - simply log-on by entering in your account details. Once logged in, you can add funds to your account or view your download history. Enjoy!