New Flash-based 12GB PS3 Console Hits US and Canada for $199.99

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35w ago - Today the previous PlayStation 3 rumors have been confirmed as a new flash-based 12GB PS3 console has been spotted on retailer shelves in both the US and Canada for $199.

Below are the details, to quote: "Following its release in Europe last year, the heavily rumored Flash-based PlayStation 3 is now on sale in the United States and Canada, The Verge has confirmed.

Sony's first low-storage model of the venerable console is now on shelves at Best Buy selling for $199.99. It's also available for sale at Canadian retailer Future Shop.

Sony had resisted selling a lower-capacity console in light of its emphasis on digital game and media downloads, even though Microsoft has always offered a low-storage Xbox 360. Both systems support adding additional storage through USB."

Finally, from Sony Hardware Associate Brand Marketing Manager Crystal MacKenzie:

At PlayStation, we want to provide the best place to play. That’s why today, we are pleased to announce the North American launch of our brand new PS3 12GB System for $199.99 (MSRP). This new 12GB system is the perfect way to play exclusive titles found only on PlayStation*, and to get access to the entertainment services offered through...
 

Project Diva F on PS3 in August: Hatsune Miku's North American Debut

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45w ago - Sega of America Associate Brand Manager Aaron Webber announced news today confirming Hatsune Miku's North American debut in Project Diva F on PS3 this August!

To quote: Today, SEGA is proud to announce that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is headed West! The game will arrive this August on both PlayStation 3 and Playstation Network in North America!

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is a rhythm game featuring 38 unique songs, including popular tracks like Tell Your World and Black Rock Shooter.

Players can create and share their own Miku videos in "Edit Mode", and can customize the popular diva with over 90 different costumes and accessories. Being the first console game released for the franchise in the West, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F will include all of the updated graphics, additional songs, and features of the Japanese version.

Hatsune Miku is the world's most popular digital singer, produced by Crypton Future Media, INC. Her popularity continues to increase in the West and she has over 950,000 dedicated English speaking fans on Facebook.

In 2011, she packed the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles for her first ever Western...
 

Sony Announces PSN-SOE Canada Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

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52w ago - Today Sony has announced news of a PSN-SOE Canada class action lawsuit settlement for Canadian users affected by the PlayStation Network hacking that took place back in 2011.

Below are the details, to quote: PSN-SOE Canada Settlement

LEGAL NOTICE

If you had a PlayStation Network account, a Qriocity account, or a Sony Online Entertainment account at any time before May 15, 2011, you could get benefits from a class action settlement.

A settlement has been reached with the Sony Entities in a class action lawsuit about the illegal and unauthorized attacks in April of 2011 on the computer network systems used to provide the PlayStation Network ("PSN"), Qriocity, and Sony Online Entertainment ("SOE") services (the "Intrusions"). The settlement provides benefits to eligible Canadian consumers who file a valid claim.

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice will have a hearing to decide whether to give final approval to the settlement, so that the benefits can be issued. The included consumers have legal rights and options, such as excluding themselves from the settlement, or alternatively, objecting to and/or submitting a claim for benefits from the settlement....
 

The Last of Us: American Dreams Comic Book Issue #1 Out Now

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54w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer has announced today that The Last of Us: American Dreams comic book issue #1 is out now.

Below are the details, to quote: We're proud to share the news that the first issue of The Last of Us: American Dreams - a comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics and jointly written by Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann and the talented Faith Erin Hicks - is in stores now.

The series art is also by Faith, with colors by Rachelle Rosenberg, lettering by Clem Robins, and the stunning covers by Julián Totino Tedesco.

Trust us when we say that American Dreams doesn't spoil any of the story found in The Last of Us game, and instead gives you a great introduction to Ellie and her life as told through events inside the quarantine zone taking place prior to the game.

I have to say, even though I've been able to watch the American Dreams series take shape over the past several months as we worked on it with Dark Horse Comics, it was still no less awesome to finally see it in front of me and read Issue #1 as an actual, real comic book.

Brendan Wright, Editor of The Last of Us: American Dreams, has a great blog post over on the Dark Horse Web site that introduces...
 

Showtime TwitchTV 1.0 HD Plug-in for PS3 By Facanferff Arrives

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57w ago - Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has made available a Showtime TwitchTV 1.0 HD Plug-in with details below.

To quote from his blog: After several updates to Youtube and Navi-X, facanferff brings a new plugin for the worldwide known game streaming website, TwitchTV. This new plugin lets user (or gamers) watch live streams of games in real time.

Features

  • Browse for Games
  • Browse for Live Streams
  • Play HD live streams!

Requirements

  • Showtime 4.2 and up

Installation

  • In Showtime open the Plugin Central and install the plugin called TwitchTV under Video Streaming category

Special thanks

  • Andoma: for creating and maintaining Showtime
  • Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin

Special Note: Any issue please inform to showtime AT facanferff.net


 







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