Sony Files Interactive Content In-Game Advertising Scheme Patent

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99w ago - Today onQ123 has uncovered details on an interactive content patent that Sony has filed for an in-game advertising scheme presumably for PlayStation Network.

To quote from GamePlox.com (linked above): "Like That Free PSN? Better Get Used to Advertisements - Recently discovered on Google Patents, a patent that Sony Computer Entertainment America filed on November 10, 2011 shows that they plan to interrupt game play to bring advertisements.

The premise is like this: you’ll be enjoying your game, and then it will start to gradually slow down, until an advertisement pops-up on your screen telling you about some great offers, and then your game will resume."

Is PlayStation Network Plus the wave of the future, or should PSN remain free but plagued with in-game advertisements? Feel free to share your opinions on this topic below!


 

Video: Sony Details Starhawk Pre-Order Bonus Content Freebies!

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102w ago - Following up on yesterday's announcement, today Sony Senior Producer Harvard Bonin has made available a video detailing the bonus content freebies fans who pre-order Starhawk will receive.

To quote: Starhawk Fans! As you know Starhawk will be released far and wide starting Tuesday, May 8th.

We announced a while back that you can get over $20 worth of BONUS DLC content FOR FREE if you pre-order the game from GameStop, but what you haven't seen is what these FREE items actually look like in-game before today.

So, I'll let Dylan Jobe, the President of LightBox Interactive, explain it and show it all off in the game - FOR FREE!! If that's not enough, click on this FREE link to find out more.

It's a deal that's really too good to pass up...unless, you know...you don't like great deals....but I would not FREELY admit that...





Here's what you get in old-fashioned text typy stuff if you don't have the FREEDOM to click the link.

FREE! Maw...
 

Video: Infinity Ward on CoD: MW3 Content Collection 1, Double XP

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104w ago - Activision Social Media Manager Dan Amrich has shared details today from Infinity Ward on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) Content Collection 1 and Double XP below!

To quote: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection 1 arrives in the PlayStation Store today, and it brings with it a whole weekend of double XP.

This is the biggest DLC collection in franchise history, offering four multiplayer/Survival mode maps - Piazza, Liberation, Overwatch, and Black Box - as well as two all-new Special Ops missions, Black Ice and Negotiator.

That kind of content doesn't just make itself, so I asked Mark Rubin, Executive Producer at Infinity Ward, for some insight into how the studio approaches making add-on content for MW3.

Dan Amrich: Everybody has different tastes in maps. When you put together a collection, are you trying to please different groups of fans with specific maps, or do you try to make every map have something for everyone in it?

Mark Rubin: Any map can come up at any time in any game mode, so we never want to make a map that leaves players thinking "this isn't for me."

Even when we design a map like Liberation, which snipers enjoy with its long sight-lines, we still create areas for players who enjoy, say,...
 

PlayStation Store Spring Content Sale Offers for March 27, 2012

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107w ago - Today Andy Stewart of the PlayStation Store Team has shared details on a Spring sale going on beginning today, with the discounted pricing outlined below as follows:

Our Spring Savings Sale starts on 28th March for 2 weeks until the 11th April.

We have loads of content for you, including some fantastic offers from the likes of THQ, Activision and UbiSoft with additional Plus discounts on some of the content. See below for some examples of what is on offer:

Titles
Type
Standard Price (€)
Standard Price(£)
Promotional Price (€)
Promotional Price (£)

Dragon Age 2

Game

€ 29.99
£ 23.99
€ 21.99
£ 18.69

Bulletstorm Game

€ 29.99
£ 23.99
€ 19.99
£ 15.99

Crysis 2 Game

€ 39.99
£ 31.99
€ 24.99
£ 19.99

Dante's Inferno Game

€ 19.99
£ 15.99
€ 9.99
£ 7.99

Top Spin 4 Game

€ 29.99
£ 23.99
€ 20.99
£ 17.69

Duke Nukem Forever Game

€ 19.99
£ 15.99
€ 14.99
£ 11.99

Call of Duty: Black Ops Game

€ 59.99
£ 48.99
€ 39.99
 

Sony Unveils PlayStation Plus April 2012 Exclusive Content Preview

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107w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with a preview of the PlayStation Plus exclusive content for April 2012, which includes free Shank 2 and Shift 2 Unleashed and Ghost Recon Future Soldier Beta!

To quote: This April, we're preparing some great offers for PlayStation Plus that will make you think twice about going outside.

For starters, we're happy to announce the free games coming in April to Plus: PSN Game Shank 2 and PS3 Full Game Shift 2 Unleashed! You'll be able to get these titles free in Plus starting on April 3rd and throughout the month of April.

In addition, we've also got more free content including PSone Classic Silent Hill, PS minis Cananbalt, Farm Frenzy 2 and Mystic Garden, as well as PSN Game Frogger Returns.

Free games aren't the only benefit to Plus. Last month saw the exclusive early access to the much-anticipated PSN game Journey. This month, you'll be the first to try out Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier Beta!

Hefty discounts on the games you care about are always a part of Plus, and April will bring more discounts on content...
 







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