Sony Announces PSN Scheduled Maintenance on January 19, 2012

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117w ago - Today Sony Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold has announced that PlayStation Network will undergo scheduled maintenance tomorrow, January 19, 2012.

To quote: PlayStation Network will be offline for routine scheduled maintenance on Thursday, January 19th from approximately 8am until 9pm PST.

During the maintenance, you will be unable to access the following services:

• PlayStation Store on PS3, PSP, and Media Go.
• PlayStation Network Account Management.
• PlayStation Network Account Registration.
• PlayStation Home
• Music Unlimited & Video Unlimited services

In addition, you will not be able to sign in to PlayStation Network from us.playstation.com.

Users who are already signed into their account on PlayStation Network before the start of the maintenance should be able to stay signed in to their online session, but will not be able to access any of the services listed above.

Users who attempt to sign-in to their PlayStation Network account after the start of the maintenance may be presented with the site maintenance notification page if they haven't signed in recently.

During this maintenance, you can continue to collect in-game Trophies and these will be...
 

Video: Sony Introduces PlayStation's President: Andy House

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117w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video below today introducing PlayStation's President Andy House.

To quote: At last week's International CES, I had the opportunity to meet head of Sony Computer Entertainment, President and CEO Andrew House. House ascended to the role after working for Sony in Japan, Europe, and here at SCEA over the past two decades.

In this show floor discussion, I ask House about PlayStation Suite, his outlook on the Western launch of PS Vita, and his goals as CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment.

If you'd like to hear how Andrew House got started in the industry and rose through the ranks, listen to his "origin story" on the Official PlayStation Blogcast Episode 007.




 

Sony European PSN Game Store Updates for January 18, 2012

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117w ago - Today Andy Stewart of the PlayStation Store Team has posted up this weeks European PSN Game Store updates, as follows:

Hello everybody! Before we start this week's 'Heads-Up' I have an announcement to make, this will be the last time I will write for the PSN Store weekly blog post...

However, this leads on to some great news because I am delighted to announce that, as of today, I will be passing on the mighty blog keyboard to the newest member of the PlayStation Store team, Jawad Ashraf. I will still be assisting him with comments but Jawad will have more time dedicated to try and get the answers you want. Jawad, over to you!

Hello everyone! I am delighted to be welcomed on board the team and I hope this can only mean an even better service for you, our customers. Without me rambling too long, let's get on with this week's updates.

To kick things off, Arc the Lad (yes, Arc the Lad!) is now on the store for everyone to enjoy, and if you're a PlayStation Plus member it'll be free for a whole month. For PS3 we have Splinter Cell Double Agent. You take on the role of Sam Fisher. In order to stop an attack on American soil, you must infiltrate and destroy a vicious terrorist group. As a double agent you decide what you want to do - which side do you fight for?
 

Video: Sony Unveils Pulse 1/17 PS3 Edition: Preview of 2012

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117w ago - Today Sony PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has unveiled the Pulse 1/17 PS3 Edition which includes a video preview of what's to come in 2012!

To quote: After an extended holiday break, PULSE returns today with a look at some of the big games coming in 2012.

From the gorgeous Final Fantasy XIII-2 scheduled at the end of this month, Twisted Metal on Valentine's Day through Spring releases such as the highly anticipated crossover Street Fighter X Tekken, the intriguing Journey, and the 'build and battle' of Starhawk, we hope you enjoy these reminders of the year ahead.

Christina Lee also takes a look at some of the PlayStation Vita games just over the horizon and also looks back at top game downloads of 2011 with a Top 11 list of the best.





Watch the full edition of PULSE in the "What's New" section under the PlayStation Network icon when the PlayStation Store updates later today.

Remember, you can also download in full HD or to you PSP.
 

Sony Releases PS Vita 1.52 Firmware / System Software Update

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117w ago - Following up on the previous PlayStation Vita System Software updates, today Sony of Japan has released PS Vita version 1.52 Firmware update.

Download: PS Vita 1.52 Firmware Update (JPN)

As usual, the Sony PlayStation Vita 1.52 Firmware update is a mandatory install. According to Andriasang.com the PS Vita update is simply another small bug fix.

To quote: "A number of Vita owners are saying via Twitter and blogs and so-forth that the update fixes a version 1.51 bug where the 3G system would not recognize your SIM card."

So far I'm unaware of any visible changes in the system or settings, however, this article will be updated as a change log becomes available on Sony's official PS Vita Web site.

System software version 1.52 for PlayStation Vita Update:

  • From January 16, 2012, began to update the system software version 1.52.

To become available and...
 







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