90w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
The second week of PlayStation Network PLAY is upon us with the release of The Baconing! This comical action RPG continues the story of Deathspank, this time with a sci-fi twist.
As part of PSN PLAY, if you purchase The Baconing before 9/19/2011, you'll receive a free DLC co-op character in the form of Roesha - One Bad Mutha. If you're on the fence, download The Baconing demo which is also in today's Store update.
The following week's PSN PLAY titles are still available for pre-ordering on the Store including BloodRayne: Betrayal and Renegade Ops.
For fighting game fans, you'll want to check out the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection. Experience the original trilogy in an entirely new light featuring online play, leaderboards, and trophies. While the visuals have come a long way, the gameplay in these classics (klassics?) is still razor sharp and fun as ever.
PlayStation Plus subscribers also get access to some amazing content this week including first dibs on the God of War: Origins Collection demo. The demo hits all of PSN next week, but Plus subscribers will be some of the first to see how Kratos' PSP adventures have made...
90w ago - Today Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared details on the upcoming PS3 title Combat Wings- complete with PlayStation Move support below!
To quote: Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII lands on PS3 this November with aerial combat campaigns set amidst the bloodiest air battles of World War II.
Not long ago, I tried out a pre-release version of the game under the watchful eye of Creative Director Jakub Majewski, focusing on the game's use of the PlayStation Move motion controller.
Before I grabbed the stick for a test flight, I was curious what made Majewski want to support PlayStation Move in the first place -- WWII air combat isn't exactly a genre that leaps into my mind when I ponder the potential of motion-controlled gaming.
"Move makes this game better," Majewski said with conviction. "It's a much more natural form of steering than using an analog stick and it makes a huge difference to the gameplay.
Playing a flying game with a controller can be clunky; you have to make a lot of fine movements in order to change direction and aim. PlayStation Move is great - you just point where you want to go." Based on just 30 minutes of play time, I'd have to agree.
91w ago - Today Andy Stewart of the Playstation Store Team has shared details on some special offers currently available on PSN, as follows:
Welcome to my Special Offers Update, I am Andy and some of you will already know me as I work with Ross McGrath on the PSN Store. This Special Offers Update has been set up to inform you of all the awesome offers we have coming up for you and to get your feedback. So don't be shy and get involved!
Now I have heard over the last few months the requests for more new PSP content. Well sadly I am unable to do anything about new content but to show you that PSP is still alive and well I have been busy getting the following sale set up for all you PSP owners.
I am proud to announce the launch of the PSP Power Sale! We have over 100 pieces of content available for you over the next month. This sale is split into two parts, the 1st part of the sale starts today and will last until the 7th September and then all the games will be changed for more PSP games for you too choose from.
So here is what we have on sale for you from 24th August to 7th September:
GRANDIA (was £6.29/€7.99 - now £4.79/€5.99)
Fate/Unlimited Codes (was £23.99/€29.99 - now £3.99/€ 4.99)
91w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
The first title of PlayStation Network PLAY is finally here! Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online Edition hits the PlayStation Store today.
As part of PSN PLAY, purchase this title before 9/19/2011 and receive free access to DLC in the form of Gill, the self-proclaimed god, without having to beat the game with every character.
For those that pre-ordered, check your XMB messages and hit the link to start your download; or simply head into the Store and download.
As a reminder, you can still pre-order the other titles of PSN PLAY to get your extra gift. The Baconing, BloodRayne: Betrayal, and Renegade Ops are all in the wings, along with 20% PlayStation Plus discounts for each if pre-ordered or purchased before 9/19/2011.
Other notable PSN releases include Hamilton's Great Adventure. Navigate the gorgeous environments of this harrowing platformer/puzzler in the demo, or purchase the full game. The 16-bit classic Comix Zone is also now available for all PSN to download with full Trophy support.
For PlayStation Plus subscribers, get in on the Resistance 3 action with access to the Multiplayer Beta, which includes two major maps in the game: the Seaside...
91w ago - Sony Associate Producer Jenny Barbour has announced that SingStar Song Packs will be coming to PSN today.
Below are all the details, to quote: I'm happy to tell you that starting today you'll be able to expand your SingStar track library by purchasing a great selection of downloadable SingStar Song Packs that were previously only available on the SingStore via the PlayStation Store as well in the U.S. and Canada.
To start, you'll be able to choose from 49 packs including party-starting essentials like the Britney Spears, Bon Jovi: Rock, The Jackson 5 and Alternative 80s Song Packs. Each pack has five songs and will be available for download via PSN for $6.99.
Additional SingStore Song Packs will be coming to PSN soon; but for now, check out the full list of packs that will be available today!
Motor City Soul
80s Part 2
Essentials: For Boys
Essentials: For Girls
Essentials: Party Starters
Essentials: Pop Classics