132w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has confirmed today via press release (below) that full PSN services, including PlayStation Store, are set to return this week.
This press release just hit the wire - PlayStation Store and related services (like voucher redemption) back this week:
SONY AND SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE FULL RESTORATION OF PLAYSTATION NETWORK SERVICES
Tokyo, May 31, 2011 - Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced today that Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) will fully restore all PlayStation Network services in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, excluding Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea by the end of this week.
The company will also resume Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity™ for PlayStation 3 (PS3), PSP (PlayStation Portable), VAIO and other PCs. Details for Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea as well as the remaining services on Qriocity will be announced as they become available.
The company implemented considerable security enhancements to the network infrastructure, as well as conducted testing of the payment process and commerce functions. The first phase of PlayStation Network and Qriocity restoration began on May 15 in the Americas and Europe/PAL...
133w ago - SCEA Producer Emerson Escobar has announced today that inviZimals: Shadow Zone is coming to PSP this Fall.
To quote: Emerson here with some great news for all you inviZimals fans out there. inviZimals: Shadow Zone is coming to North America!
The story picks up several months after the events of the first inviZimals game and features new, deeper and more involved captures with over 100 new inviZimals to hunt and battle with. You can also team up with a friend for co-op captures using AdHoc or Infrastructure connectivity.
You can even modify and share your inviZimals by changing their names, colors and choose from a greater range of attack moves. The game will also feature a full blown rank and prestige system as well as you being able to travel to new exotic locations as you investigate how inviZimals shaped ancient mythology.
So get ready to team up with Keni, Jazmin and Dawson on another whirlwind adventure across the globe to solve the great mysteries of inviZimals: Shadow Zone.
133w ago - Sony Associate Brand Marketing Hardware Manager Crystal MacKenzie has announced today news of a new 'Dads & Grads' PSP Limited Edition Entertainment Pack.
To quote: These days parents play games as much as their kids, so for Father's Day we're making what to get Dad a whole lot easier - introducing the newest Limited Edition PSP Entertainment Pack.
This high value PSP bundle includes a "piano black" PSP-3000 system, 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo and two of our biggest portable titles – MLB 11 The Show and Gran Turismo.
Available this June at retailers nationwide for $159.99 (MSRP), this Limited Edition PSP Entertainment Pack will allow you to play like you're in the big leagues with MLB 11: The Show or feel the edge-of-your-seat racing excitement of Gran Turismo.
With this kind of value, there's no doubt this bundle is a great gift for dads or grads everywhere. Enjoy!