197w ago - Today Siliconera.com (linked above) has revealed that Mega Man 3 is joining the PSOne Classics for PS3 and PSP on PSN in April, 2010.
Fans of the series will be pleased to know Mega Man 3 will be hitting Japan's PlayStation Store sometime next month!
This version will include re-done menus, tips from Protoman while playing, a 'hard' mode and an assortment of various illustrations.
To quote: "Features in this edition of Mega Man 3 include a revamped menus, in-game tips from Protoman, hard mode, a boss rush, and a collection of illustrations.
You can get Mega Man 3 from Japan's PlayStation Store sometime in April or, if you're really lucky, win it by purchasing Mega Man 10.
Fifty people that buy Mega Man 10 from PSN between March 9 and 23 will win a digital download of Mega Man 3. Unfortunately, this promotion is only for Japan, or perhaps those with Japan region PSN accounts."
197w ago - Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has confirmed today that Sony has purchased Media Molecule, creators of the beloved LittleBigPlanet, making them a wholly owned part of Sony Computer Entertainment and the latest member of the PlayStation family.
The decision was an easy one after meeting five young, talented people with a massive ambition to redefine video games as we know them, followed by a fantastic exclusive relationship that culminated in the launch of one of the most innovative PlayStation games of recent years.
Of course, LittleBigPlanet needs no introduction here, as it was thanks to you that it became a best selling PS3 title when it released in late 2008.
The acquisition will enhance the talent pool within SCE, protect past and current investment and ensure a solid base for future investment. Media Molecule have exciting projects in the pipeline and we're looking forward to sharing these with you in the not too distant future.
214w ago - Today PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has revealed that Disney's selection on PSN is way 'Up', meaning that Disney Pixar's Up will indeed be available tomorrow on the PSN Video Delivery Service.
To quote: Starting tomorrow, November 10, you can purchase Disney Pixar's Up from the PlayStation Network video delivery service – the same day it's released on Blu-ray and DVD. The movie is available to own for $14.99 in standard-definition and $19.99 in high-definition.
Up is among nearly 80 full-length Disney feature films which we will be adding to the video store to purchase over the next couple of days, including 60 in high-definition, such as Disney Pixar's A Bug's Life, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E and Monsters, Inc.
Many of these Disney favorites are also already available for rent, with prices ranging from $2.99 to $5.99.
If you haven't tried the video delivery service before, there's never been a better time. There are over 2,400 full-length movies and 15,000 television episodes to choose from including new and favorite movies, television shows, sports, anime, original entertainment, and more.
Browse through the list below, then visit PlayStation Store and enjoy!
214w ago - Sony's Public Relations Manager Alex Armour has unveiled today that a 70's Mustang has joined the GT5 PS3 lineup at the Gran Turismo Awards.
To quote: Two days ago, PlayStation hosted the 7th annual Gran Turismo (GT) Awards in Las Vegas, taking place in conjunction with the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.
We had some impressive entries and a fantastic turnout at the ceremony, headlined by a live performance from the The Offspring at Rain nightclub inside the Palms hotel.
Kazunori Yamauchi - creator of the Gran Turismo franchise - chose a 1970 Ford Mustang from our Hot Rod category as our overall "Best in Show" vehicle, so a big congratulations to owners Todd Gartshore and Phil Koenan - get ready to see you car cruising around the virtual tracks of Gran Turismo 5!
Speaking of GT Awards winners, we got a chance to catch up with two of our past champs at the event and got their thoughts on winning "Best in Show", but also how it feels to see (and play) your very own car in Gran Turismo, which they were able to play last night for the first time. Here's what they had to say:
Brian Filoteo of High End Performance, Inc., 2008 winner with his 2007 Infinity G37
232w ago - Unigine, a provider of the cutting edge 3D middleware, announced today the conclusion of a Tools & Middleware License Agreement for PLAYSTATION¬®3 (PS3™) from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Thus, game developers for PS3 will be able to access the full power of Unigine engine and tools to express all aspects of their creativity using more advanced technologies later this year.
Press Release: "We are pleased to join Sony Computer Entertainment's Tools and Middleware program for PS3 since support of the modern hardware is one of the most important strategic directions of our company. We plan to make our technology available on PS3 at the end of 2009. It is targeted to AAA-level games and can be licensed by companies from all over the world", said Denis Shergin, CEO of Unigine LLC.
Unigine engine provides photorealistic 3D render, powerful physics module, object-oriented scripting system with a very rich library (more than 3000 methods out-of-the box), full-featured GUI module, sound subsystem, and a set of flexible tools.
Efficient and well-architected framework supporting multi-core systems makes Unigine a highly scalable solution, on which multi-platform games with different hardware requirements can be based. Currently both the engine and the toolset are available...