70w ago - Sony European Product Manager Mayumi Donovan has announced new features today for the official PlayStation Vita Facebook application as outlined below.
To quote: As many of you will know, PS Vita has loads of social features and apps available so you can keep in touch with your friends wherever you are. If you haven't checked them out then what are you waiting for?
We are really excited about some great new features coming to one of our most popular apps - Facebook for PlayStation Vita.
With the latest update, available now, you will be able to search for new friends and pages, check in to places and upload photos to your wall using PS Vita's front and rear cameras. Plus, you can now post photos to your friends' walls too.
All this, coupled with many general improvements, results in a faster and smoother Facebook experience on the PS Vita. Download the latest software update to start using the new improved Facebook app now.
If you haven't tried out any social apps on PS Vita yet, head to PlayStation Store now to download them for free. You can share...
70w ago - Sony's Greg Belloni has announced today that Instant Play streaming video for the PS3 entertainment system is officially here!
To quote: The wait is over - you can now immediately watch the movies you rent from the PlayStation Video Store on your PlayStation 3!
It's all pretty simple, really - just get the popcorn ready, find the flick you've been dying to see and make the rental like you have for other titles.
Now, however, there's no waiting - just select the option to "Stream" after the download screen and you're on your way. After the service makes sure your internet connection has enough bandwidth the feature will start immediately.
Remember though, once you start the stream, you have 24 hours to watch the movie. Enjoy!
Instant Play is your ticket to instant entertainment. With Instant Play, you no longer need to wait for movies to download, and a growing library with thousands of movie titles including Hollywood's hits and select classics are available for instant playback.
Simply log onto PlayStation Store, select the movie you want to rent, and play instantly on your PlayStation 3 device. So, what are you waiting for? Log in and start watching today!
70w ago - Tragnarion Studios Lead Game Designer Omar Salleh has announced today that Outbreak will be infecting PlayStation Network soon.
Below are the details, to quote: Since our announcement in May about the upcoming release of our third-person shooter Scourge: Outbreak, we've been hard at work wrapping things up and getting the game ready for launch in a couple of months' time.
We're especially keen to see players get a kick out of the co-op narrative style that we've developed, whereby each of the game's four playable characters experiences their own unique flashbacks throughout the game.
These memories are designed to fit together as a kind of jig-saw puzzle, so the best way to get the full picture is to discuss them with your buddies. Some show dubious details about yourself, while others cast doubt on your squad-mates.
Who's the real enemy? What's going on? What did you see? Don't worry... single-player is a complete experience in and of itself, but co-op is where this style of narrative really shines.
We've also worked hard on bringing a polished, fluid and action-packed third person shooter to the PlayStation community. Scourge: Outbreak is often compared to other well-established third person shooters, but we've tried to capture a faster-paced,...
71w ago - Today Sony has announced the official LittleBigPlanet PS Vita launch dates for the US on September 25th in North America and September 19th in Europe.
To quote from Community Coordinator Simon Rosenkotter at Tarsier Studios:
It's time. Time to reveal the LittleBigPlanet PS Vita release date! The game will be available in North America on Tuesday, September 25th. That's right, in just a few short weeks you'll experience Sackboy's next adventure, set on the mysterious traveling planet of Carnivalia.
We've put together a featurette video for the game, which you can watch up at the top of this post. The video will tell you a little bit more about LittleBigPlanet Vita's story.
Thanks to PS Vita's unique features, you'll be able to play completely new game experiences and share your levels with the world wherever you are and whenever you feel like it.
You can take pictures of anything you see while you're out and about, and use them to decorate Sackboy or customize your level. It's never been easier to make your cat or dog the hero of your level!
71w ago - Today Fun Bits Interactive Team Lead Chris Millar has announced that Escape Plan: Underground DLC officially arrives on PSN this week.
To quote: Escape Plan is tunneling through with new content for everyone this week. The Underground DLC pulls up for a discounted price of just €1.99/£1.59 for two weeks, Patch 1.03 goes live, and we've unpacked a ton of new costumes.
After being denied their freedom from The Asylum, we join Lil and Laarg as they ride the elevator into the depths of Bakuki's Underground. The darkness is filled with a convoluted network of trains, trollies, minions, and dare we say, an escape.
Building off the success of The Asylum, we've added four new costumes to the dressing room. Dress the lovable characters in the new Buzz and Flower Power Summer Pack costumes, with Furry and Tourist costumes unlocked by playing through the 21 Underground levels.
Did we mention the new challenges and four Trophies! Yay, Trophies!
We've also dug into consumer feedback and have added the new squeeze control to the Circle Button. This squeezes Lil while inflated or juiced-up on java.
We've also taken in more of you tips and suggestions and have applied as many as we can to help improve your experience. So we're returning the favour...