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Sony Confirms NTSC-J and NTSC-U PSOne Classics Hitting EU PSN

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163w ago - Today SCEE's Ross McGrath of the Sony PlayStation Store Team has confirmed that NTSC-J and NTSC-U PSOne Classics are being prepared to hit the European PSN Store.

To quote: I am very pleased to confirm that US and Japanese PSone emulations are being prepared for release on the SCEE PlayStation Stores.

While I cannot yet confirm dates or any of the titles in process at this time, there are a few that are already in process and you will start to see them publishing in the future.

What does this mean for you, the consumers?

Here are the key points:

• Publishers who own the rights to release PSone titles that were previously only available in the US and/or Japan will now be able to apply to have them released on the SCEE PlayStation Stores (providing they are rated by the appropriate ratings boards for each territory).

• All titles will be published 'as is', with either English or Japanese language game content where available.

• All titles will run at 60 Hz and you will need a 60 Hz capable display to play them properly.

This also means that if a PAL version of a title has been unable to pass QA in SCEE, but the NTSC version is already available on the PlayStation Store in SCEA or SCEJ, we can look at publishing...
 

Williams Pinball Classics PS3 Custom Firmware Patch Fix is Out

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168w ago - Following shortly behind the Ape Escape PS3 CFW Patch Fix comes another patch update from S4W today for Williams Pinball Classics (BLES01051) which fixes the title for both 3.55 and 3.41 PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware users.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

To quote: For: Williams_Pinball_Classics_EUR_PS3-ABSTRAKT
File: WPC341EU355FiX.rar (2.03 MB)
GameID: BLES01051
INT: No
EXT: Yes (Run with SELECT+X in multiMAN)
Discless: Yes (from app_home on the XMB)

Notes:

Drop and drag/copy the PS3_GAME folder to /dev_usb000/GAMES/BLES01051 if external or what num your dev_usb num is

Tested and working 100% enjoy


 

Sega Mega Drive Classics Are Coming to a PSN Near You

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181w ago - Sega Digital Campaigns Manager Mike Kebby has announced today that Mega Drive Classics are coming to Sony's PlayStation Network.

To quote: So I'm not going to pretend that this is news to you as it's already been announced that we have six Mega Drive titles - Classics, if you will - coming to PS Plus users for free.

Did you know however, that non-subscribers will also be able to get hold of them too?

Starting with the well loved Sonic the Hedgehog, which is coming to you via PlayStation Store this Wednesday 30th March, to then be followed over the next few months by five more titles. Those other five titles you may well ask? Well, they would be Sonic 2, Streets of Rage 2, Golden Axe 2, Altered Beast and Comix Zone.

At the moment we've got a release schedule in place, and unless some unruly badniks get into the system and damage our code, you can expect the titles to release as follows:

• Sonic 2 - free for PS Plus users on April 6th, released onto PS Store on April 20th
• Streets of Rage 2 - free for Plus users on May 4th, released onto PS Store on May 18th
• Golden Axe 2 - free for Plus users on June 1st, released onto PS Store on June 15th

As yet we can't confirm the release dates for Altered Beast and Comix...
 

Video: Dead Nation and PSOne Classics Deals Hit PlayStation Plus

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200w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has announced today some deals on Dead Nation and PSOne Classics for PlayStation Plus members alongside a video trailer.

To quote: At the end of November, [Register or Login to view links], the developers of Super Stardust HD (the first game to ever feature trophies), returns to the PlayStation Network with the widely-anticipated title, Dead Nation.

PlayStation Plus subscribers can take it to the zombie apocalypse for 20% off. Also, for our trophy hunters out there, Dead Nation has a platinum trophy, so be sure to pick it up while it's on sale!

Looking for something to keep your mind off of the zombie apocalypse? PlayStation Plus subscribers will also receive discounts on two huge PlayStation franchises: Tomb Raider and Twisted Metal. Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation takes Lara Croft to Egypt in the continuation of her adventures on the PSone.





Twisted Metal 2 comes from the mind of David Jaffe and takes gamers deeper into the destruction of Calypso's Twisted Metal tournament. Along with these classics, we are discounting two new import titles, Blockids and Dezaemon Plus, and offering a free download of Vector TD, a tower defense from the minis collection.
 

Mega Man 3 Joins PSOne Classics for PS3 and PSP on PSN in April

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236w 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."
 
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