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Rumor: Sony Close to Acquiring High-Profile Cloud Gaming Firm

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118w ago - Following up on our previous article, today MCVUK (linked above) reports that according to their sources Sony is indeed close to acquiring a high-profile cloud gaming firm.

To quote: "In a move that will rock the next generation of console gaming, Sony is close to agreeing an acquisition of a high profile cloud gaming firm, MCV understands.

It was reported earlier this week that Sony was to reveal a partnership with a cloud gaming firm - specifically either OnLive or Gaikai - at E3 next week.

Subsequent chatter had seemingly calmed the rumours, suggesting that the proposed agreement was to do with Sony streaming TV services, and not consoles.

However, MCV understands that the deal is far more extensive than anyone could have predicted and will see Sony fully acquire one of the two firms. The deal, our source says, "is close to being signed".

The acquisition has implications for all parts of Sony's business, both in the consumer tech and console divisions.

Although work on PS4 is already well underway, Sony is very likely keen on bringing its PlayStation gaming content to non-console owners - a move finally made possible...
 

Sony European PSN Game Store Updates for May 30, 2012

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118w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN Game Store updates today, as follows:

The much asked for Gravity Rush demo reaches European shores today.

With the ability to control gravity, you play as Kat, lost in a strange city with no memory of her past; you must now save the world from an incoming gravity storm. Experience a sample of the pretty visuals and soothing soundtrack in Gravity Rush.

14 August 1951: the attack on North America has just begun. Resist the brutal Chimeran invasion as Tom Riley, a hardened New York firefighter, as he strikes out alone to find his missing wife and child in Resistance: Burning Skies, an all-new first person shooter for PlayStation Vita.

Now! Fight your rival! Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, previously only available as an upgrade pack, is now available to download from PlayStation Store as a complete game.

If you missed Arcade Edition before, this update brings in 4 new characters Yun, Yang, Evil Ryu and Oni and a whole host of gameplay refinements.

New DLC includes a Starhawk pack for LittleBigPlanet 2, featuring new costumes from the recent game. Batman: Arkham City has an all new expansion revolving around our favourite Clown Prince of Crime's special...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for May 29, 2012

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118w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates below, as follows:

It's looking to be another stellar week in the PlayStation Store, with great content coming for both your PS Vita and PS3 systems today!

We start with the launch of Resistance: Burning Skies for PS Vita, which ushers in a new era of portable first-person shooters.

With dual-analog control, robust multiplayer features and amazing weapon functionality, this is one chapter in the Resistance universe you won't want to miss, so be sure to download your copy today from the PlayStation Store.

RipStone's Pure Chess offers something for players regardless of skill level. If you think of yourself as a chess master, match your wits against the genius AI.

With gorgeous looks, asynchronous multiplayer, and amazingly detailed environments to play in, this timeless game finds a whole new life. This awesome game is available today on the PlayStation Store for both PS Vita and PS3.

There's even more must-have downloads for PS Vita owners this week, with the new Nico Nico app and the Gravity Rush demo. With Nico Nico, watch videos from both professional and enthusiast broadcasters.

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Sony Announces Gravity Rush PS Vita Demo Hits PSN Today

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118w ago - Sony Producer Kumi Yuasa has announced that the Gravity Rush PS Vita demo will be hitting PSN today with details below, as follows:

Gravity Rush launches exclusively on PS Vita on June 12 - not long from now!

Today, we'll be giving you a sneak peek at what's to come with a new demo which will be available later today on PlayStation Store.

The Gravity Rush demo introduces you to our protagonist, Kat, as she awakens with no memory in the mysterious city of Hekseville.

You'll get a chance to help Kat discover new powers while testing out the game's unique gravity mechanics which utilize PS Vita's motion sensors.

Then you can explore a bit of the Gravity Rush's vibrant open world environment and try your hand at defending Kat and the city of Hekseville from an array of attacking Nevi enemies.

Be sure to check out the Gravity Rush demo on PSN later today! Also, don't forget that the full game will be available in stores for $39.99and *and on PSN for $35.99 on June 12.
 

Sony Introduces PSN Ultimate Editions Hitting PlayStation Store

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118w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Paul Sullivan has officially introduced PSN Ultimate Editions, which are hitting PlayStation Store later today.

To quote: On Tuesday, May 29th, the PlayStation Store delivers Ultimate Editions to the PlayStation Nation!

We're bundling terrific PS3 Full Games with all of their DLC and offering these Ultimate Editions at great prices with even bigger discounts for PlayStation Plus members! There is truly no better time to beef up your game collection.

Choose from these awesome titles:

• Red Dead Redemption with Legends and Killers, Liars and Cheats and Undead Nightmare

• Rockstar's open-world Western with DLC offering nine new multiplayer maps, over 25 new multiplayer characters, additional new multiplayer weapons and new trophies. Oh, zombies, too!
$27.99 ($19.59 for PlayStation Plus Members!)

• InFAMOUS 2 Complete Edition - Cole MacGrath returns in SuckerPunch's action adventure hit. Help save New Marais from the Beast, and itself.
$33.99 ($23.79 for PlayStation Plus Members!)

• BioShock 2 with Exclusive Character Pack, Minerva's Den, The Protector Trials, Rapture Metro and Sinclair Solutions. This survival horror shooter from 2K Games picks up eight years...
 
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