155w ago - Today Zipper Interactive Sr Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has officially confirmed that the MAG Full PS3 Game Trial begins on December 21, 2010.
For those curious, as long as you're a PS Plus member, you can play the game at no charge, with a level 8 cap. Which means you can Play MAG as long you have membership, but you can't level up after 8.
To quote: We're extremely excited to announce that starting tomorrow, on December 21, MAG will be available in its entirety as a full game download on the PlayStation Store.
Priced identically to its boxed "Greatest Hits" counterpart, the downloadable version of MAG (4.7 GB) will run you a mere $29.99 and come complete with all the bells and whistles found in our patches up to v2.10.
To celebrate its release, PlayStation Plus users can try MAG out for free with an exclusive full game trial! Members can play the game and any of its original modes at no charge for as long as their PlayStation Plus membership lasts, with their only limitation being a level 8 character cap.
However, members will continue to earn experience as long as they play the game, allowing them to automatically receive credit for time played once they've purchased the full product. Membership has its...
155w ago - SCEE PlayStation Store Team's Ross McGrath has shared news of a special festive sale today that the European PSN game store is having, as follows:
Happy holiday wishes from all of us at SCEE!
I've hopped on the blog a couple of days early to give you the chance to prepare your wallets for the Festive Sale, which will run from 22nd December to the 5th January.
We've got loads of fantastic offers for you, new titles and old, to help you swell your games collection this holiday, spanning both PS3 and PSP from a wide selection of publishers.
You may have noticed that some publishers are not involved in this sale - while I won't go into details yet, I'm sure you can figure out what's going on and if not, all will be revealed in the new year.
But enough about what's not here - let's focus on what is. There's a great selection of PSN titles on offer at some great prices, including around 50% off Joe Danger, Worms 2: Armageddon and Lead and Gold. We've also got half-off on episodic titles with Blue Toad Murder Files and Tales of Monkey Island - perfect if you've passed on them so far.
We've also got a couple of classic PSN titles in the form of Bomberman Ultra and Burn Zombie Burn! And at these prices you have the perfect excuse...
155w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has shared details on this weeks new PS3, PSP and PSN releases today, as follows:
The PlayStation Network delivers on all fronts this week, with an assortment of digital stocking stuffers with over 25 games for your PS3, Move and PSP.
The long awaited sequel to echochrome finally arrives on PS3 and on PlayStation Move when echochrome II emerges from the shadows this week, fans of Godzilla or Power Rangers will enjoy trashing a fictional metropolis with Eat Them! and rounding out what's been an amazing collection of 50 PlayStation Move titles, Top Darts hits the bulls-eye. "...But I heard him exclaim, before he drove out of sight, Happy Holidays to all, and to all a goodnight!"
echochrome II (PlayStation Move Compatible): Utilizing the PlayStation Move motion controller and the PlayStation Eye camera, players can rotate levels and control light and shadows to change the way objects are viewed and the shadows they cast.
The ultimate goal is to lead your character through the path from beginning to end, while learning...
155w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is back with this weekends PlayStation Network video content update today, as follows:
Hi everyone, it's time for this week's video store update!
Now through 12/31, PlayStation Network gives you more reason to celebrate with our Holiday 2010 collection!
Enjoy FREE holiday rentals of Black Christmas and Nativity!, holiday themed movies and TV shows, a glorious holiday sale on your favorite Hollywood blockbusters, and a Spotlight on 2010 collection featuring the best movies of 2010. Click here to learn more.
Many of summer's box office hits arrive in store this week! Enjoy The A-Team, The Other Guys, The Town, Despicable Me and other great new titles under New Releases > New Release Movies! Next, Check out UFC Event Replays: UFC 124 to watch George St. Pierre retain his welterweight title with an epic victory over Josh Koscheck, and Robot Chicken: Season 5, a television series for those with short attention spans.
Also, National Geographic takes over the store this week with newly added television series like Nat Geo Wild, World's Toughest Fixes, Explorer, Ultimate Factories and many more. Go to TV Shows > Networks > National Geographic to get the entire Nat Geo library. Last but not least, cash in on a free...
155w ago - Update: The 27C3 PS3 Hacker Conference date has been changed to 12/29 as reported HERE, with live streams available HERE for those interested.
At this years 27C3 (Chaos Communication Congress) Hacker Conference on December 28 videogame console hackers marcan, bushing, and sven will be lecturing on the recently hacked PS3 system and plan to share a some new exploits details as well!
From PSGroove (linked above): In addition to PS3 security, the lecture will also touch on other consoles, such as the Xbox 360 and Wii.
"We will also go over hacks for the other consoles, including the JTAG hack for the Xbox 360 which made running homebrew code more convenient, and the cat-and-mouse games that Nintendo played with us to combat Wii hacks. We might also check out the security of their 'new' handheld console - the DSi."
For those of you unfamiliar with the Chaos Communication Congress, it is an annual meeting of the international...