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PlayStation Network Video Content Update for March 20, 2009

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287w ago - Another weekend is upon us, and PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has announced the video content update as follows today:

Hi everyone! The weekend's almost here, and that means it's time for your weekly update of the new movies and TV shows available on PlayStation Network.

And for all you [Register or Login to view links] fans, this is just a friendly reminder that the series finale will be available for purchase (in HD or SD) on Saturday, March 21 (The day after the show airs!).

In fact, the entire finale season, along with full seasons 1-3, are available. Picking up from last June's jarring cliffhanger - the Colonial fleet and their new Cylon allies led by Admiral Adama and the Galactica crew discover Earth to find it a barren nuclear wasteland - the finale season promises to be rife with drama, action and revelation.

This week we've added the following new HD movies and TV shows:

HD

•Black Sheep
• The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II
• Battlestar Galactica | Season 4
• 30 Rock | Season 3
• Dollhouse | Season 1
• South Park: Uncensored | Season 13
• American Dad | Season 4
• Breaking Bad | Season 2
• Family Guy | Season...
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for March 19, 2009

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287w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is back again with another weekly PSN update today as follows:

It's week six of the "PSN Spring Fever" section of the PlayStation Store, featuring games, trailers, and themes available for download! Headlining this week is Wheel of Fortune!

Price Update
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Price Drop (now $9.99 )(*Limited Time Offer)
The search is on for the most valuable treasure in the galaxy: Clank! The swashbuckling action in Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty begins one year following the intense ending in Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction.

Downloadable Games
Wheel of Fortune ($14.99)
Spin the wheel and solve the puzzle with America's Favorite Game Show! Wheel of Fortune captures the spirit of the popular TV show with high-definition graphics and realistic game play and is now available on the PlayStation Network! Create your own character and experience Wheel of Fortune as never before. Solve puzzles to earn PLAYSTATION 3 system trophies, and challenge your friends online or play solo to become the game's big winner!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 246 MB

Add-on Game Content
LittleBigPlanet Killzone Mini-Pack ($2.99)
The battle against...
 

Video: PlayStation Home Mystery 'Xi' Teaser Trailer Available

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287w ago - Recently there have been subtle hints in Sony's PlayStation Home including messages like the "Xi is almost ready." It appears Xi is launching imminently in PlayStation Home, but what is it?

Currently nobody knows what 'Xi' is, however, today a mysterious video emerged in PlayStation Home. Those interested can view the video via the European PlayStation Home's Square on the big screen (between the marketplace and in cinema) or via [Register or Login to view links].

To quote: If you can stand watching this minute and a half of annoying flashes, then you just might get an early glimpse of "Xi" for PlayStation Home.

The new teaser trailer features a series of random images meshed together by blurry transitions and it's accompanied by the most painful shutter sound effects ever. Be warned, you might feel dizzy watching it.

We don't learn much from the teaser, though we can spot some clues pointing to what it could be. A symbol (image below) is seen as wall graffiti in Home. Given the distinct, enigmatic nature of the trailer, we're assuming this could be some sort of mystery-thriller/puzzle clue hunting game within Home.

It could also be related to that odd message discovered...
 

Rumored Sony PlayStation 3 Price Cut Will Not Happen

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287w ago - For those of you wishing for a price cut with the PS3 think again.

Sony says that it is losing $50 on every PS3 it sells right now. If they were to reduce the cost $100 they would go from losing 11% to 33%.

This is why it will never happen and why XBOX360 will always out selling ahead. The fact that Microsoft can support losing 33% is why the XBOX360 can get a big price cut.

When Sony has a new console ready then the price will drop, but I believe they need to spend more time on their firmware and extending their warranties than cutting the price of the console. Sony, are you listening?

To quote: In late February an analyst with Janco Partners claimed a price drop announcement from Sony was due "in the next couple days." Nearly a month later, no word on so much as a sales snip.

But Sony's still losing about $50 per PS3, according to Business Week, which pegged Sony's costs at $448.73 per system as recently as December 2008. If Sony dropped the retail price of the PS3 by $100, they'd increase their per unit losses by nearly a quarter ? from 11 to 33 percent.

What's more, [Register or Login to view links]...
 

Wheel of Fortune Arrives on the PlayStation Network This Week

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288w ago - Sony Online Entertainment Sr. Global Brand Manager Tim Granich has announced news that Wheel of Fortune will hit PSN this week:

Today, we are happy to announce that our latest game, Wheel of Fortune, will be released for the PlayStation Network this Thursday, March 19 for $14.99.

We told players back in September 2008 that this title was in development, and it brings us great pride to be able to show the finished product on behalf of SOE.

Starting Thursday, players can spin the wheel and solve the puzzle with America's Favorite Game Show! Wheel of Fortune captures the spirit of the [Register or Login to view links] with high-definition graphics and realistic gameplay!





Our development team has worked diligently to give this game an in-depth character creation mode and a player experience that fans of Wheel of Fortune will love. PlayStation Network is so much more than a single player experience.

That's why, aside from solo play against A.I. opponents, we offer network/multiplayer modes with voice chat support. This is sure to get the competitive juices flowing with real human competition. To add even more fuel to that spirit, we've included PLAYSTATION...
 
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