99w 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...
99w 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?
99w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this week's US PSN updates today, as follows:
Hi Everyone - With two big events starting today, new Uncharted 3 DLC, along with brand-new PSN Games and amazing new additions to the PS3 Full Game collection, we find ourselves with plenty of great content for this week's PlayStation Store update. So let's get to it!
We start things off with and the PSN-exclusive Zack Zero. This gripping platformer contains more than 30 characters, 5 spectacular bosses and ever-changing levels.
Help Zack Zero save his beloved Marlene, kidnapped by the evil Zulrog in an effort to obtain the powerful substance that will allow him to travel back in time.
On the other end of the spectrum is Amy. From the original creator of Flashback, Amy delivers deep cooperative gameplay and a unique system that requires players to strategize in order to protect Amy and keep both characters alive.
In DLC news, the first multiplayer map pack for Uncharted 3 hits today with the Flashback Map Pack! Get 4 multiplayer maps for UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception including "Sanctuary", "Fort", "Cave", and "Lost City". Download Flashback Map Pack #1 for UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception.
This map pack is included with your Fortune Hunters'...
99w 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.
99w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli has revealed today news of new Uncharted 3 PS3 DLC for 2012 alongside an expansion to the Fortune Hunters' Club below!
To quote: Happy 2012! We're starting the year off with a fresh batch of UNCHARTED 3 DLC content and more in the pipeline that prophecies forbid us from fully portending quite yet.
Hope you've all gotten 2012 off to a rocking start even with all the 2012 phenomenon chatter. If not, we're about to make your end of days talk and your UNCHARTED gaming life much more awesome.
First off, today we'll be releasing four maps we teased a couple of weeks after the UNCHARTED 3 launch.
You'll be getting the Cave, Fort, Lost City, and Sanctuary maps in this download pack. Dynamic lighting effects, new particle effects and a slew of technical changes have been made to these maps. The lighting was reworked from scratch.
New textures and weather effects are apparent and freshly decorate all maps. We poured hours of development time into these maps to make them be really fun in the UNCHARTED 3 multiplayer ecosystem. This map pack is a taste of how far we can go to remix some of your favorite maps into a completely new UNCHARTED 3 gameplay experience.