125w ago - Today Sony's Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has outlined this year's PlayStation Comic-Con 2011 events list, which takes place in San Diego from July 21-24, 2011.
To quote: We're gearing up for a full slate activities at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 and we wanted to give you a sneak peek at our schedule for the show, since we're hoping you'll be a part of it.
As you might expect, we'll be demoing the latest content from our upcoming titles at our booth on the show floor (#4237). Come check out our booth and go hands-on with games including Resistance 3, Starhawk, UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception, Journey, Twisted Metal and more.
For a special treat, we're busy putting the finishing touches on custom arcade cabinets for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One that we'll be unveiling at our booth this week.
That's a 40″ Sony Bravia 3Dtv with 3D glasses, custom artwork from Insomniac Games and a set of illuminated custom DualShock 3 controllers painted with the colors of Ratchet, Clank, Qwark and Dr. Nefarious! We can't wait to set this and the 2D model up on the floor.
Now get out your day planner, as we'll be hosting a blockbuster lineup of panels throughout the week featuring highly-anticipated titles including UNCHARTED...
126w ago - Update: Sony has now confirmed the news via ArsTechnica stating, to quote: "The new CECH-3000 series PS3 requires HDMI only for BD movie output in HD, in compliance with AACS standards, PS3 continues to support component output for HD gaming and streaming content."
Today Kotaku (linked above) reports news of a rumor that Sony may be removing HD downscale for the component output on new 'K' PS3 Slim models making an HDMI cable mandatory for them.
To quote: "A tipster sends us rumored word (and image) of an incoming replacement model for the 160GB PlayStation 3 which brings with it a change in the way some people will hook the console up to their HD television.
The new "K" chassis, which Sony will begin shipping to retailers this week, will require customers to use an HDMI cable to play a game or watch a movie in high definition, according to the tipster. The component out, which on all other models supports high definition video modes, will no longer do so, according to a memo apparently sent around at GameStop today.
All future models of the PS3, the memo continues, will require an HDMI cable for high definition output. Previous models will not...
126w ago - Sony's PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
Hits like Hard Corps: Uprising and Chime Super Deluxe are now 30% off during our Summer Sale. You get 50% off if you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber. See all the Summer Sale Games here.
Notable releases this week include Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Catherine Demo, L.A. Noire: "Reefer Madness" Vice Case, Worms 2: Armageddon Puzzle Pack and LittleBigPlanet 2 Killzone 3 Minipack.
On the PlayStation Plus side, be sure to check out the Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Full Game Trial, Golden Axe, and the PlayStation Plus 1st Anniversary Dynamic Theme.
Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:
• Pac-Man Championship Edition DX - Full Game (now $6.99, original price $9.99, PlayStation Plus price $4.89)
• PixelJunk Shooter 2 - Full Game (now $6.99, original price $9.99, PlayStation Plus price $4.89)
• Hard Corps: Uprising Full Game (now $10.49, original price $14.99, PlayStation Plus price $7.34)
• Hard Corps: Character: Harley (now $1.75, original price $2.49, PlayStation Plus price $1.23)
• Hard Corps: Character: Leviathan (now $1.75, original price $2.49, PlayStation Plus...
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, players will be on the run, fighting for survival on a desperate and dangerous quest to locate and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes, engaging with Death Eaters and Snatchers in epic battle sequences at every turn.
To amplify the action, players will encounter ferocious creatures from the previous films in addition to the adversaries Harry faces in the seventh film. They will need to muster their most powerful magic against relentless assaults from all sides. There are no more lessons, no more training. This time the danger is real. It's time for players to fight for their lives.
NCAA Football 12 - NCAA Football 12 takes the journey of the college athlete to the next level of depth and authenticity. Experience...
126w ago - Sony's Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold has announced today they are extending the AllClear ID Plus Identity Theft Protection offer through July 31, 2011.
To quote: A friendly reminder to all eligible PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders, Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment International have made arrangements with Debix, Inc., one of the industry's most reputable identity protection firms, to offer AllClear ID Plus at no cost for 12 months from the time an account holder registers for the program.
This AllClear ID Plus Identity Theft Protection offer in the United States has been extended through July 31, 2011.
The details of the program include, but are not limited to:
• Cyber monitoring and surveillance of the Internet to detect exposure of an AllClear ID Plus customer's personal information, including monitoring of criminal web sites and data recovered by law enforcement.
If his/her personal information is found, the customer will be alerted by phone and/or email and will be provided advice and support regarding protective steps to take. The customer will also receive monthly identity status reports. Debix works with an alliance of cyber-crime experts from the government,...