128w ago - Today Chris Hagedorn of the Sony PlayStation Rewards Team has revealed that Quests are being added to the PlayStation Rewards Program.
To quote: Since the launch of the PlayStation Rewards beta, members have been benefiting from doing the things they love to do on PlayStation and progressing towards Select, Pro and Legendary.
You may have even seen some of the members that have already reached a rewards tier showing off their status in the PlayStation.com forums or online via their exclusive PSN avatars.
When we announced the PlayStation Rewards program, we promised that it would continually be evolving. We have heard your feedback and today are excited to announce the addition of Quests to the program, which provide yet another fun way for members to participate and earn progress. Quests are PlayStation-related activities that you can complete to directly add to your progress meter.
For example, with Quests, users will earn progress for playing an eligible PlayStation Move game in the "Move It" quest, for watching PlayStation Network's PULSE in HD on their PS3 system in the "Check Your Pulse" quest, or for visiting the Central Plaza in PlayStation Home in the "No Place Like Home" quest.
Nine Quests will be released in the beta by tomorrow,...
128w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared a preview of FirstPlay Episode 36 today, which is coming to PSN this Wednesday.
To quote: This week's episode is number 36, and it's on the Store from Wednesday the 8th of December.
Inside we go hands-on for a full preview of Killzone 3, collect another batch of PS3 releases in our reviews round-up, and catch up with Official PlayStation Magazine'sRachel Weber to find out how she got on when she performed her freshly-written rap for some of the country's leading music critics.
We've also got a review of Sylvester Stallone's action throwback The Expendables in Blu-ray, our verdict on Medal Of Honor online, and an in-depth look at the making of 007 Blood Stone with the guys from developer Bizarre Creations, plus an interview with the producer of upcoming exotic racer Test Drive Unlimited 2.
On top of all that this week we've also got a huge competition to win an Epson HD-Ready TW450 projector, worth loads and loads of money.
As always this comes for just 99p, or even less if you buy a 12 week subscription for £8.99. Which, you know, you definitely should. FirstPlay: See the future of PS3. First.
128w ago - SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has shared a video clip today of the Tron: Legacy PlayStation 3 premiere in London.
To quote: Few films evoked the spirit of arcade gaming like the original Tron movie back in the 80s and its sequel, Tron: Legacy, is looking to capture the imaginations of 21st Century gamers with lavish special effects, fast-paced action and some of the best use of stereoscopic 3D I've seen.
Last night I attended the UK premiere in London and managed to grab a couple of pictures on my mobile phone (sorry about the quality). The first is outside the cinema and the second is inside, as the director and the cast spoke to the audience.
I enjoyed it, especially how the 3D effect ramped up when you're in the 'Tron' world; a stellar soundtrack from Daft Punk; a surprise appearance from on of my favourite actors, Michael Sheen; and the 'digital de-aging' of Jeff Bridges, showing how spookily real CG face animation has become.
The film goes out to cinemas on general release on 17 December and the game, Tron: Evolution, was released on PlayStation 3 last week.
129w ago - Team17 Software Ltd Head of Design John Dennis has announced today alongside a video trailer that Alien Breed 2: Assault hits PlayStation Network on Tuesday.
To quote: With Alien Breed 2: Assault launching on the U.S. PlayStation Store on Tuesday December 7th, we'd like to share a handy list of things you may not know about the game.
It's the direct follow-up to the PSN game Alien Breed: Impact. What's more, it's the middle entry in a trilogy of downloadable PS3 titles that reinvent Alien Breed, a series which has roots dating back to 1991.
The game is an action-packed top-down science fiction shooter where you must conserve ammo, scavenge for gear, and upgrade your arsenal to survive against a vast alien threat.
We've added a new Survivor mode. This can be played in single-player or in two-player co-op (online or local), and you must resist endless waves of intense alien horde attacks in specifically designed arena environments. Get competitive and compete on the Survivor leader-boards!
Survivor Mode hits and tips: Before playing Survivor, take some time in the single player mode to learn the layout of the map. It's also crucial to keep moving, as you'll be overrun by aliens quickly if you stay...