130w ago - PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe has announced today that users can now make watching TV a social experience through a new PlayTV Live Chat upgrade from the PlayStation Store.
To quote: Hi guys, just wanted to let you know that there is a great new upgrade available for PlayTV out now.
If you already own PlayTV then you now have the chance to get your hands on some really exciting new features, exclusive to PlayTV on the PS3.
These fantastic features include:
• Series Link*: Never miss your favourite series with the addition of series link to PlayTV in the UK. (*Not available in Australia or New Zealand)
• Live Chat with friends while watching TV: Enjoy your favourite shows together with this unique new feature. Set up your own chat room or join an existing one and text chat to your friends or anyone on PSN without interrupting your TV Viewing. Up to 64 people can be in a chat room at a time and you can choose if you want your chat room to be open to your PSN friends, everyone on PSN or just the people you invite.
• Recommendations: recommend programmes to Facebook and PSN friends. Share your favourite shows, films and soaps with your friends and get them involved. Send a recommendation to your Facebook wall with your own comments...
130w ago - Today Sony European Product Manager Erica Doddato has cordially invited fans to come and party with SingStar in PlayStation Home!
To quote: Have you checked out the new SingStar Rooms in PlayStation Home yet?
Complete with new tracks to get down to on the dance floor and loads more videos on the big screen, the SingStar Rooms have never felt so good.
While you're there, make sure you pay a visit to the SingStar Store, the new designer outlet for SingStar fans, open for business for the first time in PlayStation Home.
To celebrate the release of the two new titles SingStar Dance and SingStar Guitar on PlayStation 3, the SingStar Store is stocking some pretty special costumes.
There's Guitar Guy and Guitar Girl for those who love to rock 'n' roll, and Disco Guy and Disco Girl for people who like to get down with the beat. All these costumers will come with custom walk and dance animations.
These aren't the only new outfits we created for you... head over to the new SingStar Store to discover many more! While you're there, you can also browse through all the SingStar song packs and buy them.
And to top it off, a great new mini-game will await you in the Rooms from 2 December onwards.
130w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this weekend's PSN video content updates today, as follows:
Hi everyone, it's time for this week's video store update!
This week, celebrate the release of The Last Airbender on the video store with an epic sale on Avatar: The Last Airbender S1 - own each episode for only $0.99!
Next, check out Deal of the Week: Stand Up Comedians for hilarious stand up specials from your favorite comedians like Dane Cook, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart and more! Then, be sure to catch the latest episodes of Gundam Unicorn in the newly added Anime Channel by visiting TV shows > Anime.
Muggles rejoice! Celebrate the theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I with our Harry Potter Collection featuring your favorite Harry Potter movies, available in US and Canada.
Get excited for other great offers on PSN like a FREE episode of Trigun, available now through 11/23! Looking for ways to personalize your XMB? Then deck out your PS3 systems with Sons of Anarchy theme available this week for US users.
Before you head to the video store, check out the trailer for The Last Airbender, now available for both US and Canada users!
It is our first PS3 game and we are very happy with what we have achieved so far.
So up to this point besides working on the game we have also worked to get in touch with our fans. For that we have launched an official Web site and forum, started a Facebook page and posted here on the PlayStation.Blog. Feedback has been great and we cannot wait for the day when the game is on sale.
But getting an RTS feature-packed game on PSN was not our only goal, we also wanted the bring out the big guns and give our fans something extra. So I am proud to present the Under Siege intro.
It was made by the nice folks at Axis Animation (who you may remember as the creator of the Killzone 2 intro) and it gives you an introduction to the world of Under Siege....
131w ago - SCEA Producer George Weising has shared a new video today spotlighting Beat Sketcher on PSN for PlayStation Move along with a Q&A session, as follows:
Last week we introduced you to Japan Studio's upcoming PSN title Beat Sketcher, a PlayStation Move motion controller exclusive title that will be available for purchase in the PlayStation Store on November 23rd.
This week we'd like to introduce Sound Director and Composer Mr. Yasuhiro Kawagoe - and show you a new video that he created using Beat Sketcher.
Yasuhiro Kawagoe - Sound Director * noisycroak Co., Ltd. Learned Jazz theory and Drum performance in a musical academy. Since graduation, he has been worked as a performer and composer.
Now he mainly works on game music and sound, such as the What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? and No Heroes Allowed! (as musical performer), Patchwork Heroes (as sound director), and echochrome (sound effect manipulation).
This week, the Beat Sketcher team shares some of their thoughts behind the creation of Beat Sketcher. If there are any questions that you would like us to ask the team, leave a comment and we'll try our best to include them in the next blog post!