Photo Sharing is Coming to Sony's PlayStation Home

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254w ago - Update: We experienced a minor glitch this morning with the Buzz space in PlayStation. We know what the issue is and we are working to resolve it as soon as possible. Please check back with the blog for an update on when it will go live.

Today PlayStation Home Community Manager CydoniaX has announced that Photo Sharing is coming to PlayStation Home, as follows:

Greetings, Homies. Fasten your seatbelts, because we have the most exciting news to hit PlayStation Home since Open Beta! We know you loyal Home fans have been asking for media sharing since the get-go, and we're very happy to tell you that the first stage is here!

Photo sharing, the first feature to support user-generated content, is finally coming to PlayStation Home! Starting today, Thursday, June 4th, you'll be able to purchase picture frames in the Mall, upload photos from your hard drive or select from a gallery of default pictures, and then display them in your personal apartments.

So if you've got photos from your latest game tournament that you want to share, all you have to do is upload them, choose the angle and size options for display, and then invite your friends back to your Home pad for your viewing party. Awesome!

But that's not all! As usual, we have more exciting content...
 

PlayStation Now: Sony Prepares Army of PlayStation Evangelists

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255w ago - Earlier this year Sony began quietly readying an army of evangelists to take to the front lines of the escalating console wars.

The Experience PlayStation Now program had a "beta test" of sorts earlier this month, with Sony employees well-versed in the ins and outs of the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 setting up temporary shop in a select number of Best Buys across the country.

The idea for the program is fairly simple: Get the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation Portable, into peoples' hands, explain all of the things they can do, and people will buy them.

"This allows real, live passionate people to reach out to consumers," said Kim Nguyen, marketing manager for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2. "They will answer some basic questions and tell people things about the PlayStation 3 they may not know."

The merchandising representatives will tell people about the PS3's games, but also answer questions about the built-in Blu-ray player, about the hard drive, about going online with the console.

"This is the sort of dialog we want to have with our consumers," Nguyen said. "The root of this program is education. We know people see the PlayStation 3 as a very expensive machine. In order for them to appreciate the value of the PlayStation 3 they need to see all...
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for May 28, 2009

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255w ago - Better late than never, here is PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen with this week's PSN Update:

It's time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

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Resident Evil Director's Cut ($9.99)
The game that created an entire genre, survial horror, is back but not exactly the same. Revisit the original Resident Evil with altered scenes and more gameplay options.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 299 MB

Game Demos (free)
Crash Commando Demo
Crash Commando is a fast-paced, over-the-top action game that combines the thrill of multiplayer shooters with classic side-scrolling platform gameplay. Blast your way through expansive, multi-tiered stages on foot or behind the wheel of a tank, or use the all-important jetpack to rain down destruction from the skies. With a host of online and offline gameplay modes, it's always time for action with Crash Commando!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 780 MB

Add-on Game Content
LittleBigPlanet 2000AD Costume Pack ($5.99)
Bring the post-apocalyptic world of Judge Dredd to LittleBigPlanet as well as other comic book characters with these new costumes based on the 2000AD comic books. Download this Costume Pack and dress up as Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper,...
 

BUZZ! Comes to Sony's PlayStation Home

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255w ago - Sony's Product Marketing Manager Rob Alvarez has announced that BUZZ! is heading to PlayStation Home.

To quote: We're going to launch a brand new space in PlayStation Home called BUZZ! HQ, where players can chat and meet up with other trivia fans in a new lobby area or take part in a massive 64-player BUZZ! trivia showdown!

The game works by making you run around the studio on a massive BUZZ! Buzzer to answer questions, all of which are taken from the best content that you've created on the MyBuzzQuiz.com Web site.

Four colored answer buttons are laid out on the floor and you need to make sure you're standing on the right answer when the time runs out.





The winner's decided over four rounds, and there are a number of exclusive Home prizes up for grabs for the greatest players.

We are very excited to be bringing a fantastic new BUZZ! multiplayer game to Home and we know this is going to be a great social experience.

So keep an eye out for the new BUZZ! space, which will go live very soon. In the meantime, check out this virtual tour of the space and let us know what you think.
 

Rumor: Music Downloads Coming to Sony's PlayStation Network?

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256w ago - CNET has an interesting PSP/PSN rumor that might interest all you music lovers out there.

The word from CNET is that Sony has been talking to some big recording labels. This is of course about placing music on the PlayStation Network for download.

Apparently the pitched idea is focused on the PSP. This would make yet another great expansion to the PSN library. Add the rumored game rental service, the ever growing movies/TV shows library, and the talks about making PSN for other Sony products, this could get PSN to be a full fledged download hub from Sony.

Not a bad idea if you ask me. The focus on PSN will grow our reach, and will potentially cover the things we have been wanting for a long time. If this is Sony slowly trying to get digital distribution to us, they seem to be doing it the right way.

Don't get your hopes up though, this is all rumors. Now with that said, where is my cloud gaming?!
 







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