PlayStation Plus Celebrates 1st Birthday with Bonus Months Offer

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146w ago - Today PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen revealed that PlayStation Plus is celebrating its 1st birthday with a limited-time bonus months offer to subscribers.

To quote: We're excited to announce that this week PlayStation Plus celebrates its first birthday!

Over the past year, we've given PlayStation Plus subscribers access to a number of great deals, including free games, huge discounts, full game trials, early beta access as well as additional exclusive features like online game saves and automatic downloads.

To celebrate, for a limited time, we're offering "Birthday Bonus Months" for PlayStation Plus. Starting today, lasting through July 11th, when you purchase a PlayStation Plus 1-year package, you'll get 3 additional months, and gamers who sign up for the 3 month package get 1 additional month.

That's 15 months for the price of 12 (just over $3 per month) or 4 months for the price of 3 (less than $5 per month). There's no better time to sign up for PlayStation Plus and take advantage of these birthday savings!

So just what are the benefits that PlayStation Plus subscribers have gained that you won't want to miss out on? In its first year alone, PlayStation Plus has offered access to:

• More than 50 Free Games
 

Sony's PlayStation Store Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation

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188w ago - Yesterday we reported that PlayStation Home began the 15-year mark celebrations, and today Ro Hernandez of the PlayStation Store Team has extended the news to the PSN store with some sale items and more!

To quote: As many of you are already aware, today marks a monumental milestone for gamers in North America.

Fifteen years ago, the original PlayStation console was introduced, forever altering the entertainment experience for our loyal PlayStation fans and revolutionizing the video game industry.

In order to celebrate our 15-year anniversary with you, we are launching a new category on the PlayStation Store (look under New Releases) that will hold classic content in PlayStation's history.

Today, we're kicking off the celebration with a sale on Super Rub 'a' Dub. How does this fit into PlayStation's history? Well some of you may not know that the ducks in Super Rub 'a' Dub were used in a tech demo at E3 2005 to show the processing power of the PlayStation 3.

Along with Super Rub 'a' Dub, we will also have a sale on Suikoden, an iconic RPG from Konami that launched within the first year of the PlayStation's release. Finally, be sure to...
 

VidZone Celebrates First Birthday on PS3 with a Fresh Update!

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201w ago - Head of Production Ben Creasey is celebrating VidZone's first birthday on Sony's PS3 entertainment system today with a fresh update and more, as follows:

That's right, Vidzone on PS3 is 1... Can you believe it... we can't. It seems like just yesterday that I got roped into writing the post to announce the service to you, now 1 year and 42 posts later here we are.

Of course we wouldn't still be here without you so a HUGE thank you to everyone that continues to use the service and I sincerely hope to see you back here in a year's time when the service is another year older and even better than it is now. To celebrate we have a... Happy Birthday VidZone Playlist

Featuring a mix of both our and your favourite videos of the past year. It's our birthday and we are giving you the present... it's ok... We think it's better to give than receive... although if you have any presents you want to send... we will happily accept See who in the office chose what below:

• Adrian Workman - CEO - Mark Knight - Downpipe
• Louisa Jackson - VidZone for PS3 Chief Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
• Me - Head of Production - Tesla Boy - Electric Lady
• Alex Jakubczyk - Playstation Content Manager - Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Marytn
 

Video: MLB 10 The Show Celebrates the Opening of Target Field

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209w ago - Today SCEA PR Manager Eric Levine has shared a MLB 10 The Show PS3 video celebrating the opening of Target Field.

To quote: It's always exciting to see new stadiums pop up. The amenities, the technology, and just the overall ambiance of new parks always adds to the experience of seeing a game live and in-person.

Today, our cover athlete, Joe Mauer, will be taking the field for his home opener at a brand new address that includes real grass, fresh air, and clear skies (hopefully).

The Twins will play host to the Red Sox as they say good-bye to the Metrodome, their home since 1982, and say hello to the state-of-the-art sports cathedral that is Target Field.

So, to celebrate this historic day for Joe and Minnesota fans everywhere, we thought we'd give you a behind the scenes look into how we created the Twins new home in MLB 10 The Show.

Our development team strives for ultimate realism in all areas of the game, and that's no different in this case. I hope you enjoy the glimpse into the making of Target Field. Welcome to The Show!




 

Sony Celebrates New Year's Eve on PS3 in PlayStation Home

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224w ago - Sony will be celebrating New Year's Eve on PS3 in PlayStation Home this year, complete with a 2010 ball drop in the Central Plaza at 11:59PM on December 31, 2009 and special party items available.

To quote from Sony's Tweet: "Grab special New Year's Eve items in PlayStation Home and watch the ball drop in Central Plaza at 11:59pm on 12.31."

Finally, the PlayStation Home Community Management Team of CydoniaX, Locust_Star and GlassWalls offered the following message of the day for PlayStation Home:

"Forget Times Square - Central Plaza is the place to be this New Year's Eve. Join us on Thursday evening and watch the PlayStation Home ball drop right at the stroke of midnight.

Be sure to load up on the New Year's Eve party items - now available in the Mall - so that you can ring in the 2010 in style."
 







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