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MotorStorm: Pacific Rift PS3 Game Update and Free DLC

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284w ago - Today SCEA Product Marketing Specialist David Bull has announced a MotorStorm: Pacific Rift PS3 game update and free DLC!

To quote: Starting this Thursday, May 14th, we'll be sending a downloadable vehicle livery pack your way every week for the next eight weeks exclusively via PlayStation Store.

Each pack features new paint jobs for three vehicles, and the full set will give MotorStorm: Pacific Rift players a cutting-edge new look for every single vehicle class in the game: Mudpluggers, Quad Bikes, Monster Trucks, Rally Cars and more. Each new livery has been designed by one of Evolution's top studio artists and the result is a collection of some of the craziest and out-there vehicle sprays ever seen in a racing game!





And to top it off, all these liveries are FREE!

Additionally, Game Update #2 was just released, and provides a number of useful fixes and updates for MotorStorm Pacific Rift. These include:

• Sugar Rush short-cut removed - The short-cut to the left of the "keep right" arrows going into the sugar field was not intentionally included and has been removed
• Sugar Rush respawn point fixed - Crashing at a certain point on the track no longer respawns the vehicle in a generous position...
 

PS3 AntiVirus Available FREE for a Limited Time from Trend Micro

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286w ago - Trend Micro has been a leader in Anti-Virus services for quite some time, and now they offer there services for the PlayStation 3 Web browser.

With the latest update of PS3 Firmware 2.70, Trend Micro is offering a trial service for the PlayStation 3 Web browser in two varieties.

To quote: The first of which is a Web filter, which will help you filter out adult content and spam to keep your children safe on the web. The filter will remove images and search results of innappropriate matter as well as block known Web sites that contain adult content and illegal matter.

The second is a privacy lock, that helps protect your personal data such as email addresses, passwords and credit card information from falling into the wrong hands. The filter also eliminates most spoof sites of your favorite web destinations, like Paypal knockoffs and Ebay shams.

While security on the PlayStation 3 has never been an issue, it is nice to know that a company is stepping up to offer services to the unique platform, providing an added peace of mind to an ever-growing market.

While Trend Micro originally added this feature in 2007 with Firmware 2.0, it is now readily available through the browser...
 

Confirmed: Killzone 2 DLC for PS3 Will Not be Free After All

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288w ago - The Web site that originally reported on the upcoming Killzone 2 map pack being a free download, has corrected its story.

The news item now says Sony Computer Entertainment contacted Tweakers.net, stating the DLC will in fact NOT be free, but will cost a still unknown amount of money.

This one IS confirmed by Sony, so alas, no free DLC for Killzone 2.

To quote, roughly translated: Update, April 14 10:32: Sony Computer Entertainment has Tweakers.net indicated that the extension will not be free to download, but an unknown amount will cost.

Indicates that the DLC would be free, as mentioned earlier was not from Sony and is not correct.
 

Confirmed: Retail Patapon 2 for PSP to be UMD-Free

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288w ago - Update: Sony has just confirmed the story with a statement to Ars Technica. The statement reads:

"We're considering a digital only format for the Patapon 2 release as a one time test case as we continue to explore consumer preferences for digital content," Patrick Seybold, Senior Director of Corporate Communications at SCEA said.

"The downloadable game will be available on May 5th at both retail and via the PlayStation Store. We remain focused on providing superior games and entertainment experiences in both the UMD and digital formats and are working closely with our partners to deliver the best PSP line up in our history."

Inside sources at ArsTechnica indicate that the upcoming Patapon 2 for PSP will be distributed solely through digital means. Retailers themselves will not carry UMD's, rather empty cases with the download code for the game.

To quote: Our inside source has given us word that Sony will release its upcoming title Patapon 2 purely through digital means, even though empty cases with the download code will be available at retailers.

Sony may be inching even closer to a purely digital business model, but retailers will surely want to fight the future. Is this the first shot in the digital war? Ars investigates.
 

Killzone 2 DLC for PS3 Will be Free, Arrives on April 30, 2009

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288w ago - A few days back Sony announced a Killzone 2 DLC Steel & Titanium Map Pack for the PS3.

Over the weekend, it appears to be confirmed that the map pack will be free, and will be downloadable on April 30, 2009.

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Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that first person shooter Killzone 2 new multiplayer game fields receive.

The expansion in the Netherlands made PlayStation 3 game from April 30th for free download.
 
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