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Andrew House Reveals Sony Examines Online Pass for PS3 Titles

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221w ago - President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Andrew House has revealed to [Register or Login to view links] that Sony is currently examining the Online Pass model for first-party PS3, PSP and PSN titles.

Both EA and THQ already use an Online Pass system for their multiplayer titles, allowing publishers to reclaim some money from the used video game market as those buying second-hand will need to purchase an online pass for the multiplayer component of the game.

To quote: "Activision's Bobby Kotick had said his company would like to see a subscription based service, however House seemed to warn against this.

"In terms of just a charge for basic online play, that's something that we have to talk about a lot more and we struggle with a little bit because we feel very vindicated and base a lot of the success of PSN today - a 70 per cent connection rate across consoles - on the fact that we've removed that major initial barrier to entry," concluded House."

Finally, Sony has already implemented a similar pass system for PSP shooter SOCOM:...
 

Video: MUBI Online Cinema Arrives on PS3 in Europe in October

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222w ago - MUBI Founder & CEO Efe Cakarel has confirmed that the online cinema service will arrive on PS3 consoles in Europe this October.

Below is a video preview and details, courtesy of PlayStation Blog:

Like what? MUBI is coming to PS3. Which means your console will become an online cinema.

Cool. Why? Well, most people who are into gaming love cinema, which pretty much answers the question.

When? From October.

Where? Straight to the point! We like that... So, to begin with it will be available in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Australia and New Zealand

How much? Certainly no messing around with you. Ok, an 'all you can watch' monthly subscription is €12.99 / £9.99. Individual films are €3.59 / £2.99 each. Sweet, right?





Can you expand a bit? Sure. Didn't expect that one but I'll improvise. MUBI is an online social cinematheque that will bring the best independent, classic, and international films to your living room. Watch favorites like Amélie, Pan's Labyrinth, and Mulholland Dr. to festival gems and award winners from every festival in the planet.

MUBI...
 

DC Universe Online: Savior or Destroyer PS3 GamesCom Trailer

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222w ago - Sony Online Entertainment's Austin Senior Producer Wes Yanagi has posted up a new DC Universe Online: Savior or Destroyer PS3 trailer today from GamesCom 2010.

To quote: Just in time for [Register or Login to view links] in Cologne, here's a new trailer for SOE's upcoming PS3 action MMO, DC Universe Online.

This trailer reveals some of the over-the-top combat, as well as the powers and movement sets that players can choose from in making themselves the next great legend in the DC Universe – either as its savior or its destroyer.

DC Universe Online is scheduled to launch November 2 for the PlayStation 3. To preorder the game and get some killer in-game items, click the pre-order link at [Register or Login to view links].




 

Video: DC Universe Online PS3 - Full Comic-Con Trailer Arrives

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225w ago - Over the weekend we saw the DC Universe Online Blur PS3 trailer, and today Senior PR Manager Michael Shelling from Sony Online Entertainment has posted up the full DC Universe Online 'Who Do You Trust?' Comic-Con PlayStation 3 video.

To quote: We told you something legendary was about to happen! One of the hits of San Diego Comic-Con weekend was the debut of the full cinematic trailer (a whopping 5 and a half minutes) for [Register or Login to view links], entitled "Who Do You Trust?"

In addition to being shown on Spike TV, the trailer also made its Comic-Con premiere at the DCUO panel discussion to thunderous applause.

In DC Universe Online, you'll be able to team up with legendary DC heroes like Batman, Superman, and Green Lantern... or pledge allegiance to the Joker, Lex Luthor, and other classic villains to determine the fate of the DC Universe.

During the struggle for supremacy, you'll team up with thousands of other players online from your PS3, customize your own skills and abilities, and ultimately create the most powerful super-being ever depicted in a videogame setting.



 

Video: Stunning New DC Universe Online Blur PS3 Trailer Arrives

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226w ago - Sony's European Product Manager Elliott Linger has shared another (see the previous one HERE) stunning new DC Universe Online Blur PS3 trailer to wrap up coverage from Comic-Con 2010 today.

To quote: Topping off our week of DC Universe Online Comic-Con updates we now have for you the crowning glory of blog posts, the trailer to beat all trailers (indeed a MUST see for all you comic fans out there!) the intro cinematic for DC Universe Online.

Available on PS3 and PC later this year, the incoming Massively Multiplayer Online Action game is one you simply don't want to miss...

Enjoy!




 
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