Sony Unveils PlayStation Network Store Spring Sale Updates

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106w ago - Today Andy Stewart of the PlayStation Store Team has unveiled some Spring sale updates on the PlayStation Network.

To quote: The Spring Savings Sale is still on but we have some additional content being added to it on Wednesday 4th April with Rockstar, Disney and SOE joining in.

See below for some more examples of what you can expect to see on offer this Wednesday:

Titles
Type
Standard Price (€)
Standard Price(£)
Promotional Price (€)
Promotional Price (£)

Akimi Village Game

€ 9.99
£7.99
€5.99
£4.79

DC Universe Online - 30 Day Sub Subscription

€ 12.99
£9.99
€9.99
£7.99

Free Realms - 30 Day Sub Subscription

€ 4.99
£3.99
€3.99
£3.19

Gripshift Game

€ 9.99
£7.99
€1.99
£1.59

High Stakes On the Vegas Strip Game

€ 9.99
£7.99
€1.99
£1.59

Midnight Club Los Angeles Complete Edition Game

€ 24.99
£19.99
€ 17.99
£13.99

Payday: The Heist Game

€ 16.99
£12.99
€9.99
£7.99

Plants Vs Zombies Game
 

Video: MotorStorm RC: Carnival Expansion Hits PSN Tomorrow

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106w ago - Game Director Paul Rustchynsky has shared a video today announcing that the MotorStorm RC Carnival Expansion will be going live on PSN tomorrow.

Below are the details, to quote: Party harder and faster this Easter with the Carnival Expansion for MotorStorm RC, available beginning Tuesday, April 3rd for $3.99 on PlayStation Store!

Take your radio-controlled racing rivalries to the next level as you compete for glory in a carnival park after-hours, battling for PlayStation Trophies and triple-medal status in every event to become champion of the biggest MotorStorm RC Festival to date.

Take on 24 all-new Race, Pursuit, Hot Lap and Drift events, all staged in the Carnival Festival on six extreme racing circuits - with 72 medals to win before you challenge your friends and rivals worldwide to make sure you're faster than them all on every event!

Hunt down four new PlayStation Trophies (Bronze, Silver x2, Gold) on your way to triple-medalling all 24 new events and a Gold Trophy for becoming a super-quick Carnival Champion!





Race and collect eight new vehicle models each with four Carnival-style liveries and also four color scheme choices per livery for a greater level of personalization -...
 

Sony Announces Spring Fever PSN Sale is Expanding Tomorrow

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106w ago - Sony's Digital Distribution Manager Ro Hernandez at SEN has announced that their Spring fever PSN sale is expanding tomorrow to include Wheels of Destruction and Mortal Kombat discounts as well!

To quote: It's official: Spring Fever has been elevated to a full-on pandemic and gamers everywhere are showing symptoms.

Case in point: our week-one title Journey has become the fastest-selling PSN title ever released by SCEA! Due to the overwhelming response to Spring Fever, we are delivering a bonus week packed with more special offers, starting with the multiplayer car combat game Wheels of Destruction and a 20% discount for PlayStation Plus members!

Wheels of Destruction's vehicular mayhem gives you tons of awesome weapons to decimate your enemies in the multiplayer arena. You can learn more about Wheels of Destruction in a series of dev diaries and videos here.

If automotive ultraviolence isn't your bag, we hope you got a chance to check out PSN's fastest-selling game Journey, an immersive online adventure that has enchanted gamers and critics alike.

Journey is one trip you won't want to miss, providing a deeply personal experience in which your path crosses with other players in unusual ways.

You'll also want to explore the eerie puzzles...
 

New Sony PS3 and PSN Releases for the Week of April 2, 2012

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106w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with the new PS3 and PSN releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:

While taping episode 018 of PlayStation Blogcast, I learned that the Devil May Cry HD Collection was confirmed for release this week.

Luckily for you Blogcast listeners, Nick edited out the full minute of joyful squealing that ensued - we need those ears for future episodes!

So yes, I'll be happy to see Devil May Cry: HD Collection come to PS3 this week on a single Blu-ray Disc.
On PSN, the vast and toxic environments of a post-apocalyptic Earth are your primary adversary as you fight to survive in I Am Alive.

You'll also get a front-row ticket to PSN multiplayer car combat with Wheels of Destruction: World Tour. Enjoy this week's The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Devil May Cry: HD Collection - This action-packed set chronicles the complete adventures of Dante, the world's toughest demon slayer, with Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition.

PlayStation...
 

Sony and Apple Face Patent Lawsuits Over PSN & iTunes Systems

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106w ago - This weekend a patent infringement claim lawsuit was filed against Sony and Apple over the technology used in their data vending systems for PlayStation Network (PSN) and the iTunes system.

To quote from the official Press Release: PALO ALTO, Calif. - The inventor of technology used in data vending systems such as the iTunes and Playstation Network systems has sued Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. (NYSE: APPL) and Foster City, Calif.-based Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (NYSE: SNE) for patent infringement.

Inventor Benjamin Grobler is represented by intellectual property attorneys Christopher Banys and Richard C. Lin from the Palo Alto, Calif., office of The Lanier Law Firm. The lawsuits filed March on 27, 2012, allege that Apple and Sony are infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,799,084.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued the ‘084 patent to Mr. Grobler in 2004. The patent covers data vending systems that allow users to store and manage digital music, video, software and other items on a variety of electronic devices.

According to the lawsuit, Apple and Sony have infringed the patent by making and offering infringing data vending systems such as iTunes and the Playstation Network, and that the companies are inducing their customers’ infringement by...
 







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