Sony Announces Dedicated Server Rentals Coming to PlayStation 3

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107w ago - Today EA Games Battlefield 3 Community Manager Ian Tornay has announced via Sony's blog that dedicated server rentals are coming to PlayStation 3 entertainment system users.

To quote: PlayStation 3 Battlefield 3 players will have a chance to make Battlefield history.

Starting today, we're going to offer PlayStation 3 players the opportunity to rent their own dedicated server. Your rules, your friends, your Battlefield.

Want to enable friendly fire? Done. Want to only allow spawning on your squad leader? Make it happen. Like health regeneration, but not 3D spotting? You get the idea.

Your server, your rules. And if you want to keep things exclusive put a "bouncer" out front; give your friends VIP status so they can cut to the front of the queue when joining, or keep unwanted players out by banning them.

Whether you're using it as your favorite place to play ranked matches with your friends or as a staging ground to practice new tactics and strategies, you can't go wrong. You'll be able to rent servers for periods of one day (€1.49), seven days (€6.99), 30 days (€24.99), or 90 days (€59.99).

The demand to be among the first PlayStation players to rent a Battlefield server will doubtlessly be huge. However, in order to ensure...
 

PlayStation Store Spring Content Sale Offers for March 27, 2012

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107w ago - Today Andy Stewart of the PlayStation Store Team has shared details on a Spring sale going on beginning today, with the discounted pricing outlined below as follows:

Our Spring Savings Sale starts on 28th March for 2 weeks until the 11th April.

We have loads of content for you, including some fantastic offers from the likes of THQ, Activision and UbiSoft with additional Plus discounts on some of the content. See below for some examples of what is on offer:

Titles
Type
Standard Price (€)
Standard Price(£)
Promotional Price (€)
Promotional Price (£)

Dragon Age 2

Game

€ 29.99
£ 23.99
€ 21.99
£ 18.69

Bulletstorm Game

€ 29.99
£ 23.99
€ 19.99
£ 15.99

Crysis 2 Game

€ 39.99
£ 31.99
€ 24.99
£ 19.99

Dante's Inferno Game

€ 19.99
£ 15.99
€ 9.99
£ 7.99

Top Spin 4 Game

€ 29.99
£ 23.99
€ 20.99
£ 17.69

Duke Nukem Forever Game

€ 19.99
£ 15.99
€ 14.99
£ 11.99

Call of Duty: Black Ops Game

€ 59.99
£ 48.99
€ 39.99
 

Sony Unveils PlayStation Plus April 2012 Exclusive Content Preview

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108w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with a preview of the PlayStation Plus exclusive content for April 2012, which includes free Shank 2 and Shift 2 Unleashed and Ghost Recon Future Soldier Beta!

To quote: This April, we're preparing some great offers for PlayStation Plus that will make you think twice about going outside.

For starters, we're happy to announce the free games coming in April to Plus: PSN Game Shank 2 and PS3 Full Game Shift 2 Unleashed! You'll be able to get these titles free in Plus starting on April 3rd and throughout the month of April.

In addition, we've also got more free content including PSone Classic Silent Hill, PS minis Cananbalt, Farm Frenzy 2 and Mystic Garden, as well as PSN Game Frogger Returns.

Free games aren't the only benefit to Plus. Last month saw the exclusive early access to the much-anticipated PSN game Journey. This month, you'll be the first to try out Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier Beta!

Hefty discounts on the games you care about are always a part of Plus, and April will bring more discounts on content...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for March 20, 2012

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108w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates below, as follows:

Spring Fever kicks off its second week with Rayman 3 HD! This cult classic comes with new features, upgrades and a high-definition makeover.

It's the third opus of the million-selling platforming series, created by visionary game designer Michel Ancel, the father of Beyond Good & Evil, Rayman Origins, and other award-winning video games. PlayStation Plus subscribers get this new release at 20% off!

You'll also find this week's Spring Fever franchise sale for the venerable Final Fantasy series this week! Many of the best Final Fantasy content across PS one Classics and PSP Games (including last year's definitive Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection) are on sale for 30% off.

PlayStation Plus subscribers get the edge with a 50% discount on these titles as well.

PSN is ready for massive battle this week as well with the releases of Warriors Orochi 3 and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. In PSN Game Warriors Orochi 3, explore the new bonds system, online play, and an intuitive battleground editing feature and tackle legions of armies with customizable characters.

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine marks the PS3 Full Game debut which takes place in Games...
 

Videos: BioShock Infinite's PS3 Heavy Hitters: The Boys of Silence

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108w ago - Irrational Games Evangelist Ratana Huot has posted up some videos today spotlighting BioShock Infinite's PS3 heavy hitters: The Boys of Silence below!

To quote: If you've been watching IrrationalGames.com, you may have seen a series of videos debuting BioShock Infinite's unique antagonists you'll be facing in the city of Columbia - we've dubbed them Heavy Hitters.

We wanted to make sure PlayStation.Blog readers were looped in on the fun as well, so today we're stopping by to debut the third installment of Heavy Hitters. It's time to cover your ears: Here come the Boys of Silence!

But the third installment of Heavy Hitters may surprise you. Instead of using brute force and heavy artillery, these guys only use sound - it's all they'll need to get your adrenaline flowing as you check your ammo and run for cover.





When encountering the Boys of Silence, Booker and Elizabeth can choose to sneak past these sentries or engage them directly to silence them forever. Just don't give them a chance to summon reinforcements...





In case you missed the other videos in our Heavy Hitters...
 







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