Sony Announces New PlayStation Store Coming on October 23rd

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79w ago - Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has officially announced today that a new PlayStation Store is coming on October 23rd, 2012!

Below are all the details, to quote: Content not final and subject to change.

Today we began previewing a completely redesigned PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3. We've listened closely to your feedback and used it to build a brand new PlayStation Store. With a stunning new user interface, simple search and powerful content discovery, it's an in-store experience that's more streamlined and accessible than ever before.

PlayStation Store now offers more than 20,000 pieces of game-related content including downloadable games, add-ons and themes and more than 100,000 videos and TV shows.

With so much to choose from, the redesign offers easier navigation to locate the perfect game, video or application. Product pages will deliver in-depth information about games and videos, while providing an amazing high definition visual experience found only on PS3.

Take a look at what to expect when the all new PlayStation Store rolls out in the US on October 23rd, and keep checking back for more information.
 

Videos: Smart As Hits PS Vita October 30th, New Trailers Arrive

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79w ago - Smart As Assistant Producer Nicolo Accordino has posted up two new videos today showcasing Smart As, which hits PS Vita on October 30th, 2012.

To quote: We're launching PS Vita's all-new social brain training game, Smart As, on October 30th in North America.

We've been hard at work loading Smart As with fun and engaging puzzle games to put your mental might to the test with challenges in four key areas: Logic, Arithmetic, Language and Observation.

As we recently announced, Smart As also features the voice talent of Monty Python's John Cleese; so as you train, you'll receive his encouragement and cheeky commentary. Better still, as you play and improve your scores, you'll get to share your stats with Smart As fans from around the world via the online leaderboards, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

Here's a sneak peek at the some of our favorite Logic and Arithmetic challenges.





As you can see in this video, the Logic games are designed to test your ability to solve puzzles as quickly as possible. Inspired by the popular scientific opinion that the brain's frontal lobe is used for executive functions like problem solving, organizing and planning, our goal was to design games that tested...
 

Sony European PSN Game Store Updates for October 10, 2012

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79w ago - Today Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team is here with the European PSN Game Store updates below, as follows:

Dishonored, the new stealth adventure from the genius minds that brought you System Shock, Deus Ex and BioShock 2, arrives on PlayStation Store this week (releasing on Friday).

Dispatch your targets using the shadows to your advantage, or go head-on and watch how missions unfold based on your raw combat skills.

We're delighted to also release Joe Danger 2: The Movie, which includes around 10 hours of PlayStation-exclusive content alongside the core game. What's more, PS Plus owners can take advantage of a fantastic offer - pick up both Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2 for just £7.99/€9.99!

Let's go crazy! Marvel vs. Capcom Origins is here, featuring two classic titles, Marvel Super Heroes and the first Marvel vs. Capcom. Enjoy updated graphics and new online play. Hyper combo finish!

Elsewhere, the Assassin's Creed Complete Pack - which includes Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed Revelations - is the perfect way to experience the series from the beginning, just in time for Assassin's Creed III's impending arrival.

And on top of all that lot, this week sees...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for October 9, 2012

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79w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this week's US PSN updates below, as follows:

PS3 Full Games

Dishonored ($59.99)

Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. With Dishonored's flexible combat system, creatively eliminate your targets as you combine the supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal.

Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make.
ESRB: M - Mature // File Size: 6.27 GB

Birds of Steel ($29.99)

Birds of Steel gives aerial aviators the ability to strap in to some of the most historically accurate WWII fighter planes and rewrite history.

This new IP blends next gen supremacy and the finest details of aerial combat into a historical recreation fit for flight sim fans and history buffs alike. Use your skills to pilot top planes from all combatants in WWII to recreate history or to change the outcomes of the most prolific battles in history.
ESRB: T- Teen // File Size: 5.72 GB

Devil May Cry HD Collection ($29.99)

Devil May Cry HD Collection brings the...
 

New Sony PS3 and PSN Releases for the Week of October 8, 2012

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79w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with the new Sony PS3, PS Vita and PSN releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:

On PS3 this week, Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. Creatively eliminate your targets as you combine the supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal.

Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown also comes to PS3 this week. Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth's governments unite to form a secret paramilitary organization, known as XCOM, to combat this extraterrestrial attack. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team and its resources in a battle against the terrifying alien invasion.

On PS3 and PS Vita, Retro City Rampage offers a unique parody of the open-world action genre that takes modern game mechanics and mashes them into an authentic 8-bit experience. Tackle over 50 story missions featuring driving, shooting, platforming and more. With over 30 arcade challenges and more than 25 weapons and power-ups to master in Retro City Rampage for the PS3 and...
 







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