Sony Unveils PlayStation Plus January 2012 Sneak Peek, Discounts

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120w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with a sneak peek of the PlayStation Plus discounts for January, 2012.

To quote: Happy New Year from the PlayStation Plus team!

As many of you know, PlayStation Plus is the subscription service from PlayStation Network that gets you access to free games, huge discounts, and great exclusives across the network. And we're kicking off the New Year in a big way!

This month's spotlight free PSN Game is none other than Telltale's Back to the Future The Game - Full Series. All of the episodes from this acclaimed adventure game are available for you to download starting with the January 3rd PlayStation Store update.

We're also including PSN Game Sword and Soldiers with tomorrow's update. This side-scrolling strategy game lets you control an entire army while wielding devastating magical abilities.

Free PS one Classics make their rounds this month in the form of the original Syphon Filter games. Syphon Filter 1, 2 and 3 will be available free, for the entire month starting also with the next Store update.

The PlayStation Store regularly holds events and sales for all PSN members throughout the year, and Plus always gives an extra leg-up in taking advantage of these sales. This month is no different...
 

Video: Sony Unveils PlayStation Access TV Episode 14

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121w ago - Today Sony Community Manager MusterBuster has unveiled PlayStation Access TV Episode 14, which can be seen via YouTube and also embedded below.

To quote: With only two days until Santa drops gaming goodies down your chimney, what better way to relax, rewind and review the year gone by with a special festive edition of Access TV?

Episode 14 is on YouTube right now, and reveals the winner (and four runners up) of the Access Game of the Year - as voted for by you.

There's also highlights from 2011′s Access Live tour, including footage from events at Manchester, Birmingham and London, plus that very special Uncharted treasure hunt in the deserts of Jordan.

In fact this episode is bursting with so much Christmas, it's got a mountain's worth of snow in it - which extreme sports lunatic Travis Rice proceeds to jump off with nothing more than a plastic board between him and certain death. Be sure to check out the footage from the SSX star's film 'The Art of Flight' for no other reason than it will blow your mind.





Still not festive enough for you? How about a roundup of all the best Christmas deals on the PlayStation Store,...
 

Sony Unveils Twisted Metal, Patapon & Hot Shots PSP Dual Packs

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122w ago - Today Sony Associate Brand Marketing Hardware Manager Crystal MacKenzie has unveiled new PSP Dual Packs which include Twisted Metal, Patapon and Hot Shots video games with details below.

To quote: Back in June we introduced the PSP "Dual Pack" that offers a selection of PSP Favorites.

We're happy to announce the availability of three new PSP Dual Packs featuring MotorStorm: Arctic Edge and Twisted Metal: Head-on; Patapon and LocoRoco; and Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee and Hot Shots Tennis.

These PSP Dual packs will be available at retailers nationwide in January as well as downloadable via the PlayStation Network for $14.99 (MSRP).

At an affordable price of $129.99 (MSRP), PSP continues to offer consumers the ability to enjoy console quality gaming on the go. PSP Dual Packs are a great fit for those who want to play and access a wide variety of PSP classics.
 

Video: Sony Unveils PlayStation Access Episode 12 Footage

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123w ago - Sony Community Manager MusterBuster has unveiled PlayStation Access Episode 12 video footage today for fans below.

To quote: Lightning strikes twice in Access' Game of the Week for Episode 12, as the mother of all JRPG franchises returns with Final Fantasy XIII-2.

As well as seeing how outrageously handsome the game is, you'll get a whistle-stop tour through XIII-2's battle system, get introduced to all the new faces and learn how to throw a moogle at a wall.

Access All Areas descends on London for a first hands-on with PlayStation Vita, plus there's reaction from the Access community on both the console itself and the impressive roster of launch titles, including Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048 and Little Deviants.





Wrestling fans are in for a treat this week as well. After featuring WWE '12 back in Access Episode 10, the team sit down with superstars Randy Orton and Zack Ryder to chat about games and how too much tweeting can ruin a relationship - even if you are ripped and loaded.

As always, there's a shiny HD run-through of PS3's biggest news stories and best PlayStation Store content, which this week includes a look at Battlefield 3′s Back to Karkand DLC, as...
 

XCM Unveils XFPS Wildfire Light Gun for PS3 & XBox 360 Consoles

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123w ago - Today we received word from the XCM Team of their new XFPS Wildfire Light Gun for both the PS3 and XBox 360 consoles.

The XCM XFPS Wildfire Light Gun can also be used on the PlayStation 3 Slim and XBox 360 Slim consoles, and includes the following features:

• 2 Built-in Modes:

Exciting mode - with this mode you are able to act as the soldier, holding the gun in your hand, point to the TV screen, and because it is has a motion sensor, you will feel like you're in the game! You can completely enjoy first person shooting experience by simply moving your arm to aim and shoot.

Lazy mode - with this relaxing mode, you can lay down on your bed or sit on your couch with your hands by your side, holding each controller on each hand and just move your fingers to play the game. No matter if you're aiming or shooting, it is quite simple and easy. Relax and enjoy the game play.

• Built-in fast sweep 180° watching scene button. A nice feature to quickly check the enemy behind you.
• Built-in autofire function.
• Built-in double triggers
• Compatible with XBox 360 Wired Headset
• Compatible with the latest PS3 firmware
• Wireless...
 







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