149w ago - Today Kotaku (linked above) reports that Sony PlayStation 3 developers have revealed Cloud PS3 Game Online Saving is coming in the Firmware 3.60 update.
To quote: "Cloud storage means that, rather than just keeping your save game data on your PlayStation 3's hard drive, users will be given the option to upload their saves remotely to a server.
The advantage of this is that not only does it save the user space on their hard drive, but since it's tied to a PlayStation Network account, it can be pulled down to different consoles whenever and wherever the user desires.
First rumored all the way back in 2009, there is of course a catch: it'll only be made available to PlayStation Plus subscribers, not the great unwashed. Actually, there are two catches: Sony bundled the announcement with the clause that, because saving games to the cloud "will allow save data with the copy prohibited attribute to be copied into the online storage", developers are able to opt out and bar their games from using it should there be a concern.
Sony will call the process "Online Saving", and it'll be made available as part of the PS3's upcoming 3.60 firmware update."
149w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN updates today, as follows:
The mighty Dead Space 2 launches this week, bringing with it a new standard in survival horror, but let's not forget that the PS3 version takes it up a notch with the inclusion of Dead Space: Extraction, the semi on-rails shooter prequel to Dead Space and one of the best Nintendo Wii games of 2009.
Re-mastered in HD, Move compatible (but also supports the Dual Shock) and complete with co-op, this is a game no Dead Space fan should be without - for the time being, new copies of Dead Space 2 will have Extraction included in the box, but for all you thrifty second-hand purchasers or those who wait to get Dead Space 2 and miss out on the Limited Edition, you can always snag Extraction direct from the Store.
What else is on offer this week? Well, this update is small but perfectly formed and we have a little bit of everything.
We've got the demo for BulletStorm, the surprisingly awesome new shooter from Epic Games - the demo gives you a chance to run through one level and attempt to get the best score possible - online leaderboards are implemented too.
PSP get two new RPGs in the form of Spectral Souls II, strategy RPGing at its finest and another...
150w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN updates today, as follows:
I hope you had a good start to the week and 'Blue Monday' didn't hit you too hard! It's Wednesday so we've got a Store update for you, including the kick off of the January sales.
Two fabulous new PSN games hit today (complete with trials) in the form of Spare Parts - the new robotic adventure from EA and Modern Combat: Domination, a Move-enabled FPS with compelling gameplay at a compelling price. If you've ever played a game of Counterstrike you'll be instantly at home with this one.
New minis hit as well, including the wildly popular Shift extended, the previously Plus-only Pipe Madness and Soccer Bashi.
Downloadable content? Well why not, eh? Trinity Universe, Tron: Evolution, R.U.S.E. and lots of extra bits and pieces for the newly released Mass Effect II - but don't get the Cerberus pack if you've purchased a version of the game with the extra content included in the box.
Also we've got another multiplayer update for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood which will cost you precisely nothing - isn't that nice?
151w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team has posted up this weeks European PSN Game Store updates today, as follows:
Welcome back all, I hope everyone has been settling back into work okay and everyone's sticking to their New Year's resolutions!
Another fairly small update this week with a few highlights I wanted to point out. After last week's sudden removal from the schedule, the Angry Birds mini does finally make it onto the PSN Store this week, so make sure you give those pigs what for.
Also, we have a genuine PSone Classic in the form of Tomb Raider Chronicles - yes, we now have the first and last games in the PSone Tomb Raider series... the middle ones are on their way soon too. And don't forget that this week we are providing you with the DC Universe Online subscriptions for one, three or six months of game time, so when your free month runs out we've got you covered.
On PSP, Buzz: The Ultimate Music Quiz hits for all you would be musical masterminds to test your knowledge and we have a small selection of permanent price reductions on some great PSP titles too.
Also a quick bit of service information for you:
• The final content list for the January Sales will go up in a separate blog post on Monday (like we did for...
152w ago - Today SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team has shared the first European PSN game store updates for the new year!
To quote: This week we've got a relatively small update for our first week back but with plenty to keep you interested.
There's a new batch of Specials, including either flavour of fiendishly competitive card game UNO (PS3 or PSP) for only 99 Euro cents. Who can say no to that? Also of note, Legends of War: Patton's Campaign, the very well received strategy PSP title released in the last part of 2010 has been permanently reduced by 33% - I urge you all to check out the reviews online and give it a try.
2K get in on the digital BD action with Borderlands hitting the Store this week and Ubisoft bring us the much anticipated Assassin's Creed: Ascendance.
More Trinity Universe DLC and absolutely tons of Rock Band tracks (including a substantial free track pack) round off our add-ons.
If anyone is still pondering whether to grab Kung-Fu LIVE, Virtual Air Guitar have answered the call and supplied you with a demo to see if you've got what it takes to become a Kung-Fu master.
The PSP NEOGEO Station gets a few more of the missing titles, including the brilliant Samurai Shodown, we've got two new minis and there's...