123w ago - Today SCEE's Ross McGrath of the Sony PlayStation Store Team has confirmed that NTSC-J and NTSC-U PSOne Classics are being prepared to hit the European PSN Store.
To quote: I am very pleased to confirm that US and Japanese PSone emulations are being prepared for release on the SCEE PlayStation Stores.
While I cannot yet confirm dates or any of the titles in process at this time, there are a few that are already in process and you will start to see them publishing in the future.
What does this mean for you, the consumers?
Here are the key points:
• Publishers who own the rights to release PSone titles that were previously only available in the US and/or Japan will now be able to apply to have them released on the SCEE PlayStation Stores (providing they are rated by the appropriate ratings boards for each territory).
• All titles will be published 'as is', with either English or Japanese language game content where available.
• All titles will run at 60 Hz and you will need a 60 Hz capable display to play them properly.
This also means that if a PAL version of a title has been unable to pass QA in SCEE, but the NTSC version is already available on the PlayStation Store in SCEA or SCEJ, we can look at publishing...
123w ago - Kicking off a new month, Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has outlined the latest PS3 and PSN releases for the first week in August 2011 today, as follows:
Role-playing fans are in for a treat this week when Dragon Age: Origins arrives as a digital download on PSN, followed by a kill team 40,000 strong and a modern refresh of the classic coin-op shooter Galaga.
Dragon Age: Origins - Dragon Age: Origins is the spiritual successor to BioWare's critically acclaimed Baldur's Gate, featuring deep character customization and role-playing, morally challenging decisions, tactical party-based combat, and a wealth of gritty, mature sub-plots.
It is a dark, heroic fantasy game that combines original storytelling techniques with classic role-playing challenges.
Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team (Demo Available) - Jump into the rich world of Warhammer 40,000 in this fast-paced 3rd person action shooter. As one of the Emperor's Elite Space Marines, you have been sent on a vital mission to assault a gigantic Ork Kroozer...
124w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
On the new releases front, there are (4) PS3 games out today Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5, Deadliest Warrior: Legends, Golden Axe, Section 8: Prejudice - Special Offer Bundle and Add-on.
Speaking of special bundles, for those of you that have yet to experience the greatness of Fat Princess, there is a limited time Fat Princess Anniversary Bundle that includes the PS3 game, Fat Roles DLC, brand new dynamic theme and the Fat Princess avatars. Download today!!
Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:
Funky Lab Rat: Challenge Bundle, Jul 26
Free Exclusive In Game Item:
Section 8: Prejudice Hunter Armor, Jul 26
124w ago - SCEA Managing Producer Deborah Mars at Santa Monica Studio has announced today news of a Fat Princess PS3 2-year anniversary PSN bundle sale for fans.
To quote: It's crazy to think our precious little princess is nearing her 2nd birthday already, so we figured a royal celebration in her honor was only appropriate.
We're proud to celebrate this occasion by presenting a truly astounding bundle deal, offering up the Full Game (normally priced at $14.99), plus the Fat Roles DLC (originally $4.99), plus cakeloads of Fat Princess avatars for your PSN ID, and finally a brand-spanking NEW Dynamic Theme (valued at $2.99) all for the low, low price of $14.99, the price of the full game itself.
Grab it fast, since the Anniversary Bundle is available for a limited two-week time only, and the sale ends on August 9th.
Happy 2nd Birthday to Princess Plump and Princess Muffintop from the entire Fat Princess team!
124w ago - Sony Developer Support Senior Engineer John McCutchan announced that their new PS3 Move.me software application hits the PlayStation Store today, and is free to both students and educators!
To quote: At this year's Game Developers Conference we unveiled Move.me, a new software application that runs on the PS3 system and gives researchers, students, and programmers access to PlayStation Move's technology for developing apps beyond traditional gaming – physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, or education.
Move.me enables anyone with a PS3 to experiment with PlayStation Move and create new applications using a PC, the PlayStation Move motion controller, the PlayStation Eye camera, and the PS3 system.
Later today, Move.me will be available as a complimentary download for members of Academia including Academic researchers, faculty, staff, and students. Interested participants can apply for the Academia Program here. For all other users, Move.me will be available later today on the PlayStation Store for $99.99.
We're already seeing a tremendous response to Move.me in the academic community. Some of those developers with early access to the application recently gave us an inside scoop on their work. Check out the video above for...