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PlayStation Home Content Update Hits PS3 With Red Bull Space

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293w ago - PlayStation Home Community Manager CydoniaX shared the following via PS Blog:

For those of you who haven't already met me, I'm CydoniaX, the PlayStation Home Community Manager. I wanted to give you a quick update on new content coming to PlayStation Home this week.

First, the [Register or Login to view links] space is going live! You'll be able to access it through your World Map by clicking on the Red Bull Air Race map tile. From there you can explore this tropical island and take part in different Red Bull events.

This week you'll be able to get inside the cockpit of a Red Bull Air Race plane and compete against other flyers on the Red Bull Air Race course. This is just the start of what we are working on for Red Bull Island with more to come in the next few months.

Ligne Roset and Diesel will now have their own storefronts in the PlayStation Home Mall, so that you will be able to locate these brands more easily.

For the SCEA region, if you pre-order "Killzone 2" for PS3 through [Register or Login to view links] you'll get an exclusive PlayStation Home costume for your Home avatar. With costume pieces for your head, torso, legs, hands and feet, you can customize your Home avatar to look like an ISA Soldier, a Helghast Assault...
 

SCEJ Announces Resident Evil 5 Bundle for PlayStation 3

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293w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has revealed a PlayStation 3 bundle for Capcom's forthcoming shooter Resident Evil 5 (or Biohazard 5), scheduled for Japanese release with the game on March 5th.

The bundle will be priced at 48,980 ($526) and will include an 80GB PlayStation 3 system branded with the Biohazard logo and text, a copy of the game, and two Dualshock 3 controllers.

Microsoft revealed yesterday that it will also offer an Xbox 360 bundle for the survival horror game in Japan, priced at 34,800 ($369) and due March 5th.

The bundle will feature a 60GB system, a 48-hour Xbox Live Gold membership trial card, a copy of Resident Evil 5, a headset, a soundtrack CD, a collector's tin case, and a code for downloading an RE5 theme.

Neither Microsoft or Sony have disclosed any plans to bring their respective system bundles to the West. Resident Evil 5 ships for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the U.S. on March 13th.
 

Skate 2 Demo to Hit PlayStation Network a Week Later than Live

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293w ago - Skate 2 ups the ante in delivering all the grit, creativity and culture of skateboarding. Equipped with double the bag of tricks, players are tasked to rebuild their career and revive the skate scene.

Now with the ability to get off-board and move objects, gamers can create their own epic spots and challenges, which can then be uploaded, shared and experienced by others around the world.

PRESS RELEASE: Get on Board Early With the Skate 2 Demo on Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - January 7, 2009 - Black Box, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that the Skate 2 demo will hit Xbox Live Marketplace on January 8th and the PlayStation Network on January 15, 2009.

The demo introduces players to the city of New San Vanelona where they can skate with style and individuality via access to the enhanced character customization tools.

Gamers will get a first glimpse of the deep single-player story and exciting challenges in all-new locations. The Skate 2 demo will also feature two of the game's online Party Play modes: Thrasher's Hall of Meat and Spot Battle.

Skate 2 hits retailers in North America on January 21st, and worldwide on January 23, 2009 - making it one of the first must-have games of 2009....
 

Cuboid Coming Soon Exclusively to PlayStation Network

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293w ago - Creat Studios Producer Olga Sokolova shared the following today via PS Blog:

Cuboid is a stunning 3D puzzle game (available soon tomorrow for $9.99) in which players navigate ancient ruins and lush environments, maneuvering a rectangular block through mystical exits.

Cuboid will bend your mind with its addictive puzzles and engage the senses with amazing graphics and soothing music, immersing you in a surrealistic puzzle world. We at [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links] are pleased to offer players 66 twisted levels with premium packs coming soon that will include additional levels and a custom level creator.





Cuboid is set in three major mystical places, beginning on the roof of an ancient temple, transporting the player to the inside of a magnificent church and ending up in a mysterious chamber. Within each area are 22 distinct levels, increasing in difficulty and complexity, adding new gameplay mechanics like triggers and special tile types the deeper and deeper you go.

So, if you haven't guessed by now, Cuboid is more than just rolling a block from one end of the screen to another. It requires careful thought and planning to effectively use the environment...
 

Sony: PlayStation 3 is a Better Value than XBox 360 or Wii

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293w ago - While obviously the PS3 is the most expensive console on the market, Sony would like to remind consumers that it provides "the most features and functionality out of the box".

We just received this e-mail from them, comparing the price of the PS3 to the Wii and 360, upgraded to meet the PS3's standards:

The 2008 holiday season was an exciting time for video gaming and the Blu-ray side of the interactive entertainment industry, and 2009 promises to follow suit.

As consumers continue to invest in their entertainment needs this new year, the feature sets of the three multi-functional gaming systems - PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360 and Wii - become that much more important to consider.

PLAYSTATION 3 has always been about streamlining the gaming and entertainment experience by giving consumers the most features and functionality out of the box, there is no immediate need to upgrade anything to get a rich entertainment experience, as the console comes standard with:

- Built in Blu-ray drive for HD movies and mind-blowing games
- Built in Wi-Fi for wireless gaming and Internet access
- Huge hard drives for storing games, movies, music photos and more
- Free online gaming and entertainment access through PSN
- Ten year's of value with a future-proof system...
 
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