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Sony PSN Director Announces PlayStation Plus Pricing and Dates

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228w ago - Yesterday at E3 2010 PlayStation Plus was officially announced, and today Sony's PlayStation Network Sr. Director Susan Panico has shared PlayStation Plus pricing and availability dates on the upcoming PSN service.

To quote: If you have been paying attention to all of the news coming out of E3, you probably heard that we introduced a new subscription service called PlayStation Plus, which will be available on June 29.

PlayStation Plus is a service that lives on top of the current PlayStation Network. So, while users will continue to have free access to PlayStation Network's unmatched and ever-growing suite of new and exclusive content, services, and community focused tools - just as they do today - PlayStation Plus subscribers will gain access to an exclusive set of features and content designed specifically for gamers.

When you subscribe to PlayStation Plus, you'll get free games and DLC (pretty sweet), frequent discounts on PlayStation Store, early invitations to select betas of popular games, and free monthly episodes of Qore - our high-definition, interactive gaming lifestyle show.

You'll also enjoy new functionality such as Full Game Trial where you...
 

Sony Announces Surround Sound System for PlayStation 3

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228w ago - As part of E3 2010, Sony has officially announced a Surround Sound System for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system which will be available in Japan on September 30, 2010.

The sound bar utilizes Sony's S-Force PRO Front Surround Sound to create rich, deep sounds without the expense of a full surround sound system.

Sony has revealed the device will cost $199, and the device includes two audio inputs: analogue and optical.

To quote: "Users will be able to enjoy immersive audio on the PlayStation 3 system, including upcoming games supporting PlayStation Move motion controllers, Blu-ray movies, as well as stereoscopic 3D content by simply placing the speaker in front of the television and connecting it to the PS3 system with the optical digital cable.

The Surround Sound System comes with two audio inputs ' an optical audio input for connecting high-end entertainment systems including PS3, and an analog audio input for connecting portable devices like the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system to enjoy listening to music in the living room.

The form factor of the system features a sleek and casual design that matches perfectly with the PS3 system, and delivers dynamic sound without the physical space required by a traditional home theater system."
 

Video: Sony Invites Fans to Attend E3 2010 via PlayStation Home

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228w ago - Sony's Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has cordially invited fans, even those without a badge, to attend E3 2010 this year virtually via PlayStation Home.

To quote: Millions of gamers across the globe are glued to their monitors this week, rabidly devouring every last detail surrounding the announcements made during the video game industry's biggest trade show: [Register or Login to view links].

Simply put, E3 is the place to be if you are passionate about games. Everyone wants to be there, but only a select few are able to attend. Until now.

This week, we take a huge step forward in bringing gamers closer to their favorite PlayStation titles, closer to the people that create these games, and closer to one another by delivering the E3 experience directly to their PlayStation 3 consoles.

Right now, you can log into PlayStation Home and experience E3 for yourself in PlayStation Home's virtual E3 booth. Watch Jack Tretton's 2010 E3 press conference and get briefed on what to expect from the PlayStation platform in the coming months.

Check out the latest games and collect exclusive PlayStation Home rewards (we've got new ones waiting for you every day of E3). Unlock the VIP area and get a sneak peek at what's...
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for June 15, 2010

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228w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN update today, as follows:

Hi Everyone - It's time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

Updates

• Tank Battles Permanent Price Drop (now $4.99, original price $6.99)
• GI Joe: Rise Of Cobra Permanent Price Drop (now $9.99, original price $39.99)
• Scrabble Permanent Price Drop (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
• Hot Brain Permanent Price Drop (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
• Justice League Heroes Permanent Price Drop (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
• Aero Racer Permanent Price Drop (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
• The Red Star - Sale (now $7.99, original price $14.99)

Downloadable Games

Catan ($6.99)
Welcome to Catan, the smash hit board game, now available on your PlayStation 3 system!
Roll the dice and gather resources to build roads and settlements for points. Be the first to collect 10 points to win! With accessible rules, a different map each match, and a multiple ways to earn points, Catan is enjoyable by both beginners and experts alike.
Catan also supports online play for up to 4 players.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 353 MB

GundeadliGne ($5.99)
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Video: Sony Details PlayStation Plus, Normal PSN to Remain Free

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228w ago - As previously rumored, at E3 2010 Sony PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe has confirmed that a paid-for PlayStation Plus service is indeed on the way with the official [Register or Login to view links] going live, but reassured fans that the normal PSN will also remain free.

Additionally, he stated that those who subscribe in time will receive a free copy of LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation 3!

To quote: You may have heard in all the E3 hype that we are launching a new premium subscription service called PlayStation Plus, so I just wanted to give you all a quick heads up on what you can expect to get from this great new service so you have all the info before launch on the 29th June.

The first thing to note is that PlayStation Network is still free to join and all the current features will remain free. PlayStation Plus will be offering you a service above and beyond this, including loads of content and exclusive, member-only, PSN features.





From 29th June you'll be able to purchase a 1 year or 90-day membership from PlayStation Store and instantly get your hands on...
 
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