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Sony Unveils Virtual London Pub to Hit PlayStation Home in 2010

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240w ago - Today Sony has announced that a virtual London pub created by VEEMEE will hit PlayStation Home in January, 2010 at a cost of 5 Euro's.

Press Release: The London Pub

LONDON- December 17th 2009- VEEMEE, an independent creator of branded and original content for games platforms and virtual worlds, are excited to announce details of the first virtual London Pub releasing on January 7th 2010 in PlayStation Home, priced at €4.99.

Based on your favourite London watering hole, situated on the banks of the river Thames overlooking The Houses of Parliament, The London Pub personal space comes complete with a multi-player darts game, a roaring open fire, comedy beer pumps, crank phone calls and hand dryers that don't dry your hands (they're only virtual you know).

Commenting on the upcoming release of The London Pub, Caspar Thykier, CEO at VEEMEE said, "We're really excited to be launching such a high quality, interactive PlayStation Home space, themed around such a famous and quintessentially British icon.

The London Pub in Home is sure to become a favourite hang-out for the ever growing community of Home inhabitants, and is the perfect place to relax, meet friends and play games after a hard day at work."

Priced at €4.99, less than the...
 

Sony: Full PlayStation 2 Support Will Continue in 2010

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240w ago - For those who don't yet own a PS3, it's nice to know that Sony intends to continue fully supporting the PS2 console in 2010.

Sony is seeking to emphasize that the PlayStation 2 has an extensive game library in comparison to the Nintendo Wii.

Speaking to GamePro.com (linked above) in a recent interview, Sony's Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller has stated the following, to quote:

"Yes, we have a very firm stance, and we're going to continue to support the PlayStation 2 wholeheartedly. The PS2 obviously had a price drop this year, which gets forgotten because of the PS3 noise, but it's still selling exceedingly well.

It's a new demographic, a consumer that's maybe a "last gamer" or a consumer that's new to gaming. With this economy, coming in at $99, a lot of these consumers are choosing between a PlayStation 2 and a Wii, and you're looking at a PS2, which is $99 and carries 2000 games."
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for December 17, 2009

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240w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is back with this week's North American PSN update, as follows:

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

Best of 2009 Collection

Take the guesswork out of shopping PlayStation Store. This year's top-ranked downloads for PS3, PSP, PSone, DLC, demos and premium themes are right here in the Best of 2009 collection. Find the most popular titles and DLC and celebrate a year to remember. It's the best of the best on PlayStation Store.

Updates

Beaterator Price Drop (was $39.99; now $19.99)
Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars Price Drop (was $39.99; now $29.99)
Holy Invasion of Privacy Badman Price Drop (was $19.99; now $9.99)
Brain Challenge Price Drop (was $9.99; now $4.99)
Unbound Saga Sale (regular price $9.99; sale price $4.99)
Tetris Sale (regular price $9.99; sale price $6.99)
Burn Zombie Burn (regular price $9.99; sale price $4.99)

Downloadable Games

PUZZLEGEDDON ($9.99)
Set in an array of galaxies, Puzzlegeddon features a clever mix of puzzle, action and strategy in a game that is fast-paced and addictive. Compete for the top spot on the planet by creating multiple combos for the quickest way to gather...
 

Sony: Your PSP Minis Are Now PS3 Compatible

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240w ago - Last week Sony posted a preliminary list of PSP Minis that were compatible with PS3 Firmware 3.15, and today SCEE PSP European Product Manager Adam Grant has revealed the complete PSP Minis to PS3 compatibility list.

To quote: Today is the day that minis arrive on PS3! Since 1st October the minis range has been ever expanding and includes everything from addictive puzzle games, super sports games, retro arcade titles and many more.

These bite-size games are the ideal companion for your PSP and now, PS3 owners can enjoy these bite-sized downloadable games in the comfort of their living room. One purchase will allow you to the download to both your PSP and PS3, giving you the option to play whenever and wherever you like. If you only have a PSP or PS3 you can still download these games and play them of the system of your choice!

New titles are added to the minis category every Store publish but the current list of minis titles available to play as of today on your PSP and now PS3 is:

• Alien Havoc
• Beam'Em Up
• Blast Off
• Bloons
• Brainpipe
 

Sony Updates Life With PlayStation for PS3 to Version 1.2

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240w ago - Today TheSixthAxis.com (linked above) is reporting that Sony has updated Life With PlayStation for PS3 to Version 1.2.

According to the changelog on their [Register or Login to view links], here is what's new in this update:

• Added support for video playback.
• Added support for photo slideshows.
• Exclusive content for PlayStation 3 System owners in the US: PlayStation Network Game Trailers Channel is now available.

With the PlayStation Network Game Trailers Channel, you can quickly and easily check out the latest video trailers for game content available on PlayStation Store.

You can read additional information about each title, and even purchase the games directly from PlayStation Store without ever leaving Life with PlayStation.

For a more TV like experience, allow auto playback mode to kick in and trailers will be streamed automatically.

*PlayStation Network Game Trailers Channel is exclusive for PlayStation 3 System owners in the US.

Note: Videos are now available in the United Village channel with this update.
 
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