125w ago - Update: Sony has now done as expected and reissued the PS3 Firmware 3.56 update. More details to come as they are available (PUP SHA1/MD5 hash comparison HERE) on whether it remedies the PlayStation 3 HDD upgrade issues or not.
Some may recall Sony quietly reissued PS3 Firmware 3.41 to rectify issues for PlayStation 3 HDD upgraders, and today Examiner.com (linked above) reports the same remedy may be necessary in the recently released PS3 Firmware 3.56.
125w ago - Update: Below is the official PlayStation Suit for Android 2.3+ and Smartphones Press Release, courtesy of TechPrezz.com.
Sony just dropped a bomb on the Japanese stage, not a single PlayStation Phone but a PlayStation Phone experience for everybody.
The company unveiled a cross-platform software framework called PlayStation Suite, which sounds rather boring in those words, but what it amounts to is an official PlayStation Store filled with games for your Android tablets and cellphones.
To quote from Engadget (linked above): Sony's starting with an emulator for existing PSOne titles and is promising an Android game store later this year, but soon it might be much, much more: the company's calling PlayStation Suite a "hardware-neutral" development framework to make games portable for all sorts of handhelds, and says that "new and exciting content" is also on the way.
Sony will sponsor a first-party licensing and quality-assurance scheme called PlayStation Certified, and provide the marketplace as well, likely hoping to attract major game developers to build top-tier titles for mobile and get a piece of the action too. If your device doesn't have have a pop-out gamepad...
125w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN update alongside details of an 11 for 11 game sale currently underway, as follows:
Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:
11 for 2011 PS3 Game Sale (offers good thru Mon., 1/31/11)
• Comet Crash - Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
• Costume Quest - Sale (PS3)(now $7.49, original price $14.99)
• Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue - Sale (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
• Hoard - Sale (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
• Motorstorm 3D Rfit - Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
• Peggle - Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
• Shatter - Sale (PS3) (now $3.99, original price $7.99)
• Soldner-X-2: The Final Prototype - Sale (PS3) (now $6.49, original price $12.99)
• Space Invaders Infinity Gene - Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
• Swords and Soldiers - Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
• Tumble - Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Super Street Fighter IV: Super Complete Alternate Costume Pack - Sale (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $17.99)
Top Gun - Permanent Price Drop (PS3) (now $9.99,...
126w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has shared a video today spotlighting Dead Space: Extraction on PS3 with PlayStation Move.
To quote: Hiding in the deepest corner of the galaxy -- and in the vast recesses of your Dead Space 2: Limited Edition Blu-ray next Tuesday -- you can find Dead Space 2's maniacal cousin Dead Space: Extraction.
Decked out in luscious HD graphics, this PS3-exclusive edition of Dead Space: Extraction harnesses the precision of PlayStation Move to make lopping off Necromorph limbs easier than ever. In our new video, Dead Space producer Zach Mumbach explains why PlayStation Move is the ultimate weapon in Extraction.
Extraction takes place before we meet Issac Clarke aboard the Ishimura in Dead Space, and chronicles the discovery of the mysterious Marker, an arcane artifact that holds the key to the Necromorph infestation in the first game.
Once the Necromorphs squirm onto the scene in Extraction, your investigation on Aegis VII is cut short and the fight for survival begins.
Dead Space: Extraction comes packed on a single Blu-ray with Dead Space 2: Limited Edition on January 25th.