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Home Hitting PSP, PSPGo to Have 700 Launch Games & Converter

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266w ago - Following Kaz Hirai's keynote address at Tokyo Game Show 2009, Sony revealed that the PSP will be getting a version of PlayStation Home dubbed PlayStation Room.

This newer portable version will let you have blogs, photo albums, and some social networking features like chat, mini-games, and real-time communication.

The upcoming PSPGo will also have 700 launch games when it arrives on October 1st in North America, to quote from Examiner.com (linked above):

"The PSPGo will have a very large library of games available for purchase. Offering 700 downloadable titles when it hits America, the PSPGo will launch with the biggest library of games any system has ever had - meanwhile, Japan will have 400 games available."

Finally, according to [Register or Login to view links] the PSPGo will be getting a converter (pictured below) since it's not compatible with current PSP accessories such as the PSP camera.

To quote: "With the new Converter Cable Adaptor, PSPgo users will be able to utilize the existing peripherals for PSP, Sony announced at Tokyo Game Show today. Peripherals like the 1Seg Tuner and GPS Receiver will be able to fit in the Go's proprietary Multi use connector."

Essentially...
 

Rumor: Castle Crashers Hitting PlayStation 3 via PSN in 2010?

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270w ago - It appears The Behemoth's 2D action game Castle Crashers is no longer exclusive to Xbox 360.

According to CastleCrashers.com (linked above), the highly popular Xbox Live Arcade game will be hitting the PlayStation 3 via PSN in 2010.

This news comes despite earlier [Register or Login to view links] of it arriving on 8/27/2009 (which is obviously false), so now the title will not be conquering the PlayStation Store this year.

For those unaware: Castle Crashers is a side-scrolling, beat-em-up which incorporates a small number of role-playing game elements.

After selecting a character, the player then selects a starting level (beginning with the wizard's attack on the castle) through a graph-like world map; once the player completes a level, they may then opt to start or revisit that level any time.

Other levels include shops where the player can buy items for healing, attacking, or defense using coins gained from defeated foes, and arena levels where the player can take on challenges to unlock additional characters, although in co-op the arena turns into a player vs player match.
 

Rock Band Unplugged Lite is Hitting Sony's PSPGo on October 1st

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270w ago - Sony PSP Marketing Manager Kristin Neirinckx has announced today that Rock Band Unplugged Lite is coming to the PSPGo console on October 1, 2009.

To quote: Not too long ago, Rock Band Unplugged made its debut on the PSP-3000 system. We've seen a great response to the game and now Rock Band Unplugged is coming to PSPgo!

For a limited time, when you purchase a PSPgo system, you'll have access to a PlayStation Network downloadable voucher for Rock Band Unplugged Lite.

This lite version of Rock Band Unplugged will allow you to play five full tracks. Plus, you can create your own personalized version of the game by purchasing your favorite [Register or Login to view links] from the PlayStation Network. Now the only instrument you'll need to rock anywhere is the PSPgo system!

Again, quantities are limited so be sure to mark your calendar for October 1.
 

Epic Canadian Premiers Hitting Fan Expo in Toronto this Weekend

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270w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Canada's Senior Public Relations Specialist Kyle Moffatt has announced that this weekend PlayStation Canada will be attending the Fan Expo in Toronto.

To quote: Huge news for Canadian gamers attending Fan Expo this weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

PlayStation Canada is attending the show in a massive way this year offering attendees the chance to get some hands-on time with a few major first party blockbuster titles. PLAYABLE the first time in Canada will be on the PSP Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier and for PlayStation 3, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Buzz Quiz World, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time and God of War III.

Be sure to stop by our booth this weekend so you can play these top titles well in advance of their release. Also if you are planning to attend the show on Saturday, be sure to check out the panel discussion featuring the host of Electric Playground Victor Lucas and SCEC's own Matt Levitan at 4 PM.

We'll be giving away plenty of prizes and tons of swag throughout the weekend so be sure to come see us when you are at the show. This will be your only chance to play Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier and God of War III before release so don't...
 

Dino Crisis, Resident Evil 2 & Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Hitting PSN

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272w ago - Update: Although not definitive, [Register or Login to view links] reports that Capcom's Chris Kramer stated the games will be out "within the next three months."

A few months ago it was first reported that Capcom classics were making their way to Sony's PlayStation Network.

Today the green flag was given to three more, specifically, the [Register or Login to view links] has now rated Dino Crisis, Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis for the PS3.

However, no release dates have been given at this time.

To quote: "The ESRB site doesn't have the search fields in the URL so we can't give you links to the ratings for the games, but search for them and you'll see the newly added 'PlayStation 3' platform under each one.

No dates yet, of course, but presumably we'll see these on our Store sooner rather than later."
 
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