Sony Unveils Limited Edition PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle

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151w ago - Today Sony's PlayStation 3 Associate Marketing Manager Ami Sheth has unveiled a new Limited Edition PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops bundle that is scheduled to hit retailers soon.

To quote: With all of the gaming and entertainment features the PlayStation 3 offers - from 3D gaming to a built-in Blu-ray player - there are plenty of things to entice those looking for the best entertainment experience on the market.

Today we're giving you one more reason to join the PlayStation family. On May 31, we will be releasing the Limited Edition PlayStation 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle.

Not only will you get a 160 GB PS3 system and a copy of Activision Publishing Inc. and Treyarch's critically acclaimed Call of Duty: Black Ops, you'll also be treated to the First Strike Content Pack - for free. This DLC features five diverse globe-spanning multiplayer maps, one of which is a new Zombie experience.

Packed with exceptional value, the Limited Edition PlayStation 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle will be available at retailers nationwide for $299.99.
 

Video: Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Hits PS3 on October 18, 2011

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152w ago - Today Associate Product Software Marketing Manager Cristian Cardona has shared a fresh video and confirmed that Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One is hitting PS3 on October 18, 2011.

To quote: We're less than two weeks away from E3 2011 and the Ratchet & Clank team is hard at work prepping for what will no doubt be an awesome event full of surprises, game updates and the inevitable "Who Won?" arguments. But who said you had to wait until E3 to get it started? We'll go ahead and kick it off today.

SCEA and Insomniac Games are happy to share the official box art for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and the Official North American Street Date (note the capital letters for each word - that means it's important): October 18th, 2011!

We've also partnered with several retailers to offer up some pretty sweet preorder items including several fan favorites! Exciting? Definitely! Now you can rush out and preorder a copy of the game to enjoy on your own or with up to three other players. In case you didn't catch the video, see the details for each of our retail partners below:





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Activision Announces Double XP for Call of Duty: Black Ops on PS3

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152w ago - Today Activision's Social Media Manager Dan Amrich has announced news that a Double XP weekend is incoming for Call of Duty: Black Ops on the PlayStation 3.

To quote: Leo Tolstoy once said, "The two most powerful warriors are patience and time."

Ask any PlayStation gamer who missed out on the Call of Duty: Black Ops double XP weekend a few weeks ago, and they'll tell you: Leo knew what he was talking about.

While other platforms soaked up the extra experience points, PS3 gamers had to hang in there while PlayStation put everything in order behind the scenes. In cases like that, patience isn't a virtue – patience is a pain in the butt.

As the double-XP date loomed nearer, more and more PlayStation gamers wondered if they'd be able to take part in the festivities, and Treyarch - developer of Black Ops - swore to fans that they would not be forgotten.

This weekend, they're quickly making good on that promise, with a double-XP period that lasts from this Friday, May 20th at 10am all the way through the weekend and beyond - the good stuff keeps coming until 10am on Tuesday the 24th. What's more, that's...
 

Video: Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One PS3 Q&A and Co-Op Chaos

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152w ago - Today Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared some new Co-Op Chaos video footage and a Q&A on Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One for the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: For Gameplay Programmer Mike McManus, the secret to co-op success is CAKE. "It took a long, painful prototyping process to find things that worked, so we came up with a catchy acronym: CAKE."

• Co-op
• Active for all players
• Kinetic
• Easy to understand

"We found that if we can design something that satisfies CAKE, it has a really good chance of being fun before we put any work into it," McManus told us in a recent demonstration of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. "CAKE is key."

All 4 One sees the titular pair and fan-favorite nincompoop Captain Qwark teaming with series baddy Dr. Nefarious in a quest to escape the Creature Collector – an interstellar zoo packed with the galaxy's most dangerous beasts.





Bros Before Foes

Story-driven four-player co-op campaigns have a decidedly mixed track record. But armed with philosophies such as CAKE and cooperative-friendly weapons, Insomniac Games is taking great pains to ensure that All 4...
 

Sony Says Play On - PSN Restoration Officially Begins Now!

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153w ago - Following the release of PS3 Firmware 3.61 and the PSN restoration announcement from Kazuo Hirai, Sony's Senoir Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold tells PSN users to 'play on' confirming that PlayStation Network restoration officially begins now.

To quote: Thank you for your patience and encouragement over the last few weeks. As covered in the post from earlier today, you can now update the firmware on your PS3 and change your password. Kazuo Hirai just announced that we have begun the phased restoration by region of some of the services, starting with online multiplayer functionality.

Please note that these services will take a bit of time to be turned on and rolled out to the whole country. The process has begun and some states are being turned on now, so please be patient as we reach your city and state. Well be updating the map below as service comes online in individual states.

It will take several hours to restore PSN throughout the entire country, so please keep checking back for the latest updates. In the meantime, nows a great time to get your PS3s firmware updated and change your password, both of which are required...
 







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