110w ago - Following up on their previous update, today PlayStation Home Community Manager Locust_Star has confirmed that the PlayStation Home Redesign wil be coming this Thursday!
To quote: The next stage of PlayStation Home's evolution will arrive on your PS3 this Thursday, November 3rd.
This enormous update integrates games, quests, community events and user-generated content, while providing players with additional navigation, shopping, socialization, and entertainment options.
This massive PlayStation Home redesign will launch with a number of new, free-to-play games, including:
• Bootleggers '29: Set in the seedy underbelly of the Roaring Twenties, this PlayStation Home exclusive first-person shooter found in the Action District pits cops vs. criminals in a Prohibition-era game of Capture the Cask. Boasting real-time multiplayer action, a variety of vintage weapons and unlockable rewards, and the unique ability to play as your PlayStation Home avatar, Bootleggers '29 is a 100% free-to-play game that introduces a classic narrative to the modern shooter genre.
• PlayStation Home Hold 'Em: A series of backroom poker tables hosted in the brand...
110w ago - Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) Executive Director of Development Lorin Jameson has shared details today on DC Online Universe, which he states is now free to play your way on PS3!
To quote: Remember back in September when we announced that DC Universe Online was going to be Free-To-Play? Well, it's here!
Starting today you can download DCUO from the PlayStation Store for free, and play all you want with no monthly fee required. Experience the game play features that have gotten players excited about DCUO since it launched, including the intense, fast-action brawler style combat system that makes it feel more like an action game than a massive online game.
Now, you can see for yourself how DCUO offers the best of both worlds. Fight, fly, speed, battle with friends, pummel your enemies, explore the amazing locales of the DC Universe, hobnob with Wonder Woman... all for free!
We're really excited about this transition because you all have been asking us to make this change, and now we've done it - we're making DCUO accessible to so many more players.
We heard all of you out there who told us at conventions, on Facebook and elsewhere that you'd love to jump in to the game, if only it didn't have that pesky monthly fee. Well, now's your chance. With our three...
110w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
Some of you may have already gotten the jump on the Fortune Hunters' Club (downloadable from the PlayStation Store) which entitles you to the first four multiplayer map packs, as well as the first three multiplayer skin packs.
To celebrate the release of Uncharted 3, those 3 multiplayer skins are now available to download! Fortune Hunters' Club folks are able to grab these skins now for free!
If you haven't purchased Fortune Hunters' Club, you can still purchase access to it to save over 45% on Uncharted 3 DLC; or if you prefer, you always have the option to purchase the multiplayer skins individually, or in packs.
In PSN Game releases; make sure you check out Hydrophobia Prophecy. This new version of the action-adventure game (with the world's first fluid dynamics engine for games) offers incredible combat and puzzles. It's on sale now, but if you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you're able to download the full game free, for this month only.
New PlayStation 2 Classics are hitting the Store today as well. Previously housed in the now concluded Only On PSN promotion, from here on, they will be placed in their own category under the Games section of the...
110w ago - Creat Studios Technical Director Jason Benham has made available a Pinballistik video trailer spotlighting how players can build a Battle Pinball Arcade beginning today on PSN.
To quote: Creat Studios is proud to present Pinballistik, our latest PSN-exclusive game.
Pinballistik is unlike any other pinball game you've ever played - it has the first two-player Battle mode where you can face off against your friends and play on either side of the table!
In another first, you can play against AI players with varying degrees of difficulty. In a nod to the purists, we also offer challenging and full-featured single player Classic tables for each of our themed table packs.
When we tell people Pinballistik is only $3.99 for the first two Wild West-themed tables, they often ask: Is this only a mini? Does it have Trophies? Well, I can tell you that this is no mini and it has a ton of Trophies! In fact, the 'a la carte' approach we've taken has allowed us to provide 29 trophies with a total of 525 points - all for less than the price of a standard PSN title!
Pinballistik offers a ton of game configuration options. In Battle mode, either play to reach a certain point threshold or get the highest score in a time limit. You can configure penalties that are applied when...
110w ago - Sony PlayStation Home Director Jack Buser has unveiled a PlayStation Home redesign tour trailer today, which spotlights new content including games, genre-based districts and more below.
To quote: As you might recall from my previous post, I revealed the big plans we had in store for a complete redesign of PlayStation Home- including a brand new Hub, genre-based districts, Total Game Integration, and a new questing system that turns Home itself into a game.
Now that we're getting close to launch, I thought the best way to show off all the new features we've packed into the upcoming new core experience would be to give you a tour of the redesign. Check out the below video for a rundown on some of the most exciting new features you'll be experiencing soon in PlayStation Home:
As you can see, PlayStation Home's new genre-based districts include a number of diverse and exclusive games that cater to players' different interests and styles.
For example, in the Action District, you'll be able to enjoy the free and exclusive first-person shooter game that runs inside Home itself,...