100w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with the first batch of PSN US updates for 2012 below, as follows:
Happy New Year and welcome to the first PlayStation Store update for 2012! It's going to be an exciting year with lots to look forward to on PlayStation Network, so with that said, let's get to the good stuff.
With football action in full swing, now may be the perfect time to up the action with NFL Blitz; especially if your favorite team might not be looking so good to make it to the playoffs!
Rewrite your season with the arcade-style gameplay that made the original a hit, packed with the immersive game modes of today. NFL Blitz is recharged and available now on PlayStation Network.
New PSN Game release TNT Racers also races to the PlayStation Store today. Featuring lightning fast racing action, diverse multiplayer modes, cool tracks and snappy gadgets, TNT Racers may be just the kick you need to jump start your year.
As mentioned in the PlayStation Plus January Sneak Peek post, Plus subscribers are able to download the entire Back to the Future The Game - Full Series, free for the entire month! Additional free content this month includes PSN Game Sword and Soldiers, and PS one Classics Syphon Filter, Syphon Filter 2 and Syphon Filter 3; all available...
100w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with a sneak peek of the PlayStation Plus discounts for January, 2012.
To quote: Happy New Year from the PlayStation Plus team!
As many of you know, PlayStation Plus is the subscription service from PlayStation Network that gets you access to free games, huge discounts, and great exclusives across the network. And we're kicking off the New Year in a big way!
This month's spotlight free PSN Game is none other than Telltale's Back to the Future The Game - Full Series. All of the episodes from this acclaimed adventure game are available for you to download starting with the January 3rd PlayStation Store update.
We're also including PSN Game Sword and Soldiers with tomorrow's update. This side-scrolling strategy game lets you control an entire army while wielding devastating magical abilities.
Free PS one Classics make their rounds this month in the form of the original Syphon Filter games. Syphon Filter 1, 2 and 3 will be available free, for the entire month starting also with the next Store update.
The PlayStation Store regularly holds events and sales for all PSN members throughout the year, and Plus always gives an extra leg-up in taking advantage of these sales. This month is no different...
102w ago - Sony Senior Producer Harvard Bonin has announced today alongside some new video footage that the Starhawk Private PS3 Beta is slated to close on January 3, 2012.
To quote: As of Tuesday, January 3rd, the lights will go down on the Starhawk Private Beta.
It's been a wild, wild ride and we want to thank ALL the participants that took time out of their schedule to help us test Starhawk. We've learned an enormous amount and have applied much of it already.
We've still got a long way to go but the leg up this info has provided us is incredibly valuable. The Private Beta was our first step to try out the game in the wild and it's been simply awesome.
And because of this success, we've decided to keep the Private Beta live through the holiday break. After all, what would ringing in 2012 be without a little Starhawk beatdown session?!!
So what's next? Why, the Public Beta, of course! In the next few weeks we'll be announcing the dates for this important step.
Many more players will be allowed access, including the UNCHARTED 3 owners who received a Public Beta voucher when they purchased the game! Look for more information and specifics very soon.
103w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has posted up a hands-on video today showcasing Sorcery for PlayStation Move, which is slated to arrive on PS3 in Spring 2012.
To quote: One of the more memorable action games I've played this year is a game uses the PlayStation Move motion controller to paint a symphony of destruction.
Last seen at the E3 2010 PlayStation press conference, Sorcery captured the imaginations of PS3 owners while remaining tantalizingly out of reach. At last week's PlayStation media showcase in New York City, I was finally allowed to go hands-on with Sorcery and speak with its design director, Brian Upton, who stated that the game is on-track to release this spring.
Sorcery is running on a heavily modified version of the Unreal engine, and the art direction has progressed by leaps and bounds since its last showing.
The game now skews a bit older, with nastier monster designs and edgier spellcasting combat. Watch the video, read our full Q&A, then let us know what you think of Sorcery in the comments!
PlayStation.Blog: I'll cut to the chase: Why have we had to wait so long to see Sorcery again?
109w ago - Today Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared some preview videos of Capcom's 2012 PS3 video game line-up, including Street Fighter X Tekken, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and more below!
To quote: Last week, Jeff and I had a chance to preview Capcom's 2012 lineup for PS3, which currently consists of Asura's Wrath, Dragon's Dogma, Street Fighter X Tekken, and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
Read on to learn more about this eclectic mix of games, and leave your questions in the comments so we can provide more details!
Street Fighter X Tekken
First, we sat down with Capcom's resident fighting expert Seth Killian to discuss the upcoming Street Fighter X Tekken, which blends the fluid 2D elegance of Street Fighter with the rough-and-tumble brawling of Tekken. We were particularly curious to learn about Gems, which work as customizable loadouts for your fighters, and how inFAMOUS 2's Cole McGrath will stack up in battle. Watch the video for more on this eagerly anticipated PS3 and PS Vita fighter.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
SID: With Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Capcom and Slant Six seek to unite the suspense...