Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

 

Sony Confirms PlayStation Move UK Pricing & Starter Pack Details

250°
230w ago - A few weeks back Sony announced PlayStation Move PS3 motion controller bundles and pricing for North America, and today they have confirmed UK pricing and Starter Pack details.

To quote from VG247.com (linked above): The Motion Controller itself will be £34.99, while the Sub Controller will be £24.99. The PlayStation Eye will cost £24.99.

There will also be a £49.99 bundle featuring the Motion Controller, the Eye and a starter disc.

PlayStation Move Starter Pack

The disc will contain, as well as an instructional video, the following demos on the disc:

• Sports Champions
• Start the Party!
• The Shoot
• EyePet: Move Edition
• TV Superstars
• Tiger Woods PGA TOUR ® 11 (English only)
• echochrome ii (PSN title)
• Tumble (PSN title)
• Beat Sketchers (PSN title)

Sony's been keen to point out this morning that the Sub Controller isn't necessary to play Move-enabled games: you can use a DualShock instead.

PlayStation Move launches on September 15 in Europe, September 18 in the US and on October 21 in Japan.
 

Sony Expands PlayStation Licensing Program for Non-Game Items

100°
231w ago - Last year Sony first announced the official licensing program for PlayStation peripherals, and today they have expanded the program to non-game items.

Essentially the company is granting rights to use the PlayStation logo and symbolic triangle, circle, x and square marks on t-shirts, accessories and other items.

The packaging for such items will show the same "Official Licensed Product" logo that's applied to licensed gaming gear.

To quote from Next-gen.biz (linked above): "Approved licensees can design products using the PS3, PSP, PSPgo, PS2 and PlayStation logos, as well as the iconic triangle, circle, x and square marks. They can also use the Official Licensed Product logo on product packaging and other promotional tools.

To date the licensing program has allowed manufacturers to use PlayStation logos on game peripherals and accessories developed for use with Sony's gaming systems. Launched in 2009, 45 licensees have released over 123 items."
 

Netflix Adds Search Functionality on Sony's PlayStation 3

100°
231w ago - Recently we reported that Netflix will be going discless on the PS3 by October, but today JoyStiq (linked above) revealed that Netflix also offers PlayStation 3 users the ability to search through their entire video library.

To quote: "Netflix just became a lot easier to use on the PS3. No, you still need a disc (for now), but the application has been stealthily upgraded with the ability to search for and watch videos from the entire Instant library.

For example, typing the letter "A" quickly revealed Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Unfortunately, the Xbox Live and Wii versions of Netflix don't appear to have been updated with this feature yet. Xbox owners will have to wait until November."
 

Sony Clarifies PlayStation Plus PSN Content Ownership for Users

250°
231w ago - Just over a month ago Sony updated the PSN Terms of Service and explained PlayStation Plus, but many consumers were still confused and so today Sony has clarified PlayStation Plus PSN content ownership for end-users.

To quote from Sony's Jeff Rubenstein via [Register or Login to view links] comments:

"Free add-ons expire if your subscription ends.

Add-ons you pay for (even if you pay at a discount) are yours to keep for good. The same thing is true for games- free ones expire if you don't renew your subscription. Anything you pay for - even at a discount - is yours forever. Themes and avatars that are free, stay free for good.

There may be instances where a downloadable game is free and the add-on is priced at a discount. In this case, if your subscription ends, you would still have access to the DLC, but would need to re-purchase the game in order to use the add-on."
 

Sony Shares a Preview of FirstPlay Episode 17 for PlayStation 3

50°
231w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared a preview of FirstPlay Episode 17 today, which hits the PlayStation 3 and PSP this Wednesday- July 28, 2010.

To quote: Episode 17 of FirstPlay will be going live on the Store from Wednesday, and this week we lead off with a fantastically sharp HD preview of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.

Alongside that we've also got a feature on 3D on PS3, including an interview with Sony UK boss Ray Maguire, a reviews round-up including [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links], and a review of claustrophobic thriller Exam on Blu-ray. Because we're nice like that.

In this week's PlayStation Network Highlights we take a look at downloadable games Hamsterball and Fret Nice in our Best Of PSN video, and we preview the multiplayer modes of some upcoming triple-A titles, including Call Of Duty: Black Ops, Medal Of Honor and Gran Turismo 5.

We've also got a round-up of the best minis, and a new section called Personal in which members of the FirstPlay team and occasional guests will be talking us through some of their most memorable gaming...
 
Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links






Advertising - Affiliates - Contact Us - PS3 Downloads - PS3 Forums - Privacy Statement - Site Rules - Top - © 2015 PlayStation 3 News

Sponsored Links