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Sony's PSN Product Manager Explains PlayStation Plus

235w ago - PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe has explained PlayStation Plus today in greater depth, in hopes to clear up any confusion on the upcoming service which arrives next week.

Below he also reaffirms that the much anticipated PS3 Cross Game Voice Chat is NOT currently included for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

To quote: Hi Guys, just wanted to send you a second post on the details of PlayStation Plus and to clear up some of the confusion/answer some of the questions you have raised around the previous post. Apologies for the length but there is a lot to cover!

Ok, here are the basics of the new premium subscription service, PlayStation Plus:

Launching on the 29th June

The current PSN features will remain free. We are still very committed to PSN as a free gaming service and are certainly not planning on reducing this service following the launch of PlayStation Plus.

Plus is an evolving service and the features included at launch will be:

• Games
• Discounts
• Exclusive items on PlayStation...

Sony Reveals FIFA 11 Details for PlayStation 3 at E3 2010

235w ago - SCEE Content Producer James Gallagher has revealed details on FIFA 11 for PlayStation 3 from E3 2010 today.

To quote: Squirrelled away in the corner of the [Register or Login to view links] stand at [Register or Login to view links] was a small room, and in the corner of that room, amidst screens displaying the latest Madden and NBA games, I got my hands on FIFA 11 for the first time.

David Rutter from the EA Sports development team was on hand to take me through the playable build.

"As always with FIFA we're looking to build on our success and refine the gameplay according to consumer feedback," he said. "The two things we're talking about today are Personality+, which is a holistic umbrella for how we've made individual players more realistic, and improved passing."

He demonstrates Personality+ by taking control of Andrei Arshavin in the Practice Arena. As you would expect, his feet are quick and nimble, and the ball is never far from his feet. Conversely, when he switches to Sol Campbell, the player takes longer strides and has to push the ball further in front when dribbling.

"The three areas in which we're looking to convey personality are in the way the players look, their movement and their attributes, and we currently have more...

Sony PlayStation Store Update for June 22, 2010

235w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this weeks Sony PSN US update today, as follows:

Hi Everyone - It's time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.


• Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Add On Bundle - Sale (now $6.49, original price $12.99)
• Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing DLC 2 - Metal Sonic & Death Egg Zone Track - Sale (now $5.49, original price $7.99)
• Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing - Ryo with Forklift Character - Sale (now $3.49, original price $4.99)
• Sonic The Hedgehog Very Hard Shadow - Sale (now $1.49, original price $2.49)
• Sonic The Hedgehog Very Hard Silver - Sale (now $1.49, original price $2.49)
• Sonic The Hedgehog Very Hard Sonic - Sale (now $1.49, original price $2.49)
• Sonic Unleashed Apatos & Shamar Adventure Pack - Sale (now $1.99, original price $2.99)
• Sonic Unleashed Chun-Nan Adventure Pack - Sale (now $1.99, original price $2.99)
• Sonic Unleashed Empire City & Adabat Adventure Pack - Sale (now $1.99, original price $2.99)
• Sonic Unleashed Holoska Adventure Pack - Sale (now $1.99, original price $2.99)
• Sonic Unleashed Mazuri Adventure Pack - Sale (now $1.99, original price $2.99)
• Sonic Unleashed Spagonia...

Sony Rolls Out New PSN Terms of Service for PlayStation Plus

236w ago - A few months back Sony updated their PSN TOS/User Agreement presumably due to the PS3 OtherOS removal, and today TheSixthAxis.com (linked above) spotted another update that pertains to the upcoming PlayStation Plus service which arrives next week.

When you hop online with your PlayStation 3 or PSP console next, the PSN Terms of Service update you will be asked to agree to states Type 2 content (outlined below) may be unavailable if you don't renew your subscription immediately at the end of each period.

Essentially this means your PSN and PS1 games, PS3 and PSP Minis and PlayStation 3 downloadable content may become inaccessible if you don't keep your subscription current.

To quote: "There are two types of Subscriber based downloadable content, split neatly into those that you can re-download after your subscription ends and those that you can't.

Type 1: Premium Avatars and Themes, which, so long as you download when originally available you can re-download...

Sony PlayStation Store E3 2010 Update for June 17, 2010

236w ago - Yesterday we saw part two, and today PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is back with the third PSN E3 2010 installment today, as follows:

We have some more free game trailers from around E3 today. Also, be sure to check out the Hot Shots Tennis: Get A Grip E3 Demo!

PS3 Game Videos (free)

Pulse E3 Special Edition 2
Summer 2010 PS3 Software Showcase
Summer 2010 PSP Software Showcase
Summer 2010 Product Montage
Summer 2010 Move Montage Video
Twisted Metal Clown Gameplay Trailer
Enslaved Trailer
Marvel vs Capcom 3 Trailer
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood E3 Trailer
Transformers: War For Cybertron Multiplayer Game Modes Trailer
Transformers: War For Cybertron CG Trailer
Transformers: War For Cybertron Gameplay Reveal Trailer
Fallout: New Vegas E3 Trailer
Dead Space 2 Trailer
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Trailer
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I E3 Trailer
Vanquish Gameplay Trailer #1
Final Fantasy XIV Trailer
Deus Ex 3 Network Trailer
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days - E3 Trailer
Fist Of The North Star Trailer
Quantum Theory E3...
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