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SOE Announces DC Universe Online for PS3 is Going Free-To-Play

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161w ago - Sony Online Entertainment Executive Director of Development Lorin Jameson has announced today that DC Universe Online for PS3 is going free-to-play!

To quote: What could possibly be better than battling with thousands of other players online in the first, and only, action MMO on the PS? How about battling FOR FREE?

That's right, DC Universe Online will soon be free to download from the PlayStation Store, and free-to-play with no monthly fees required.

So what's the catch? There is none. The entire game will be open for you to play for free. We have gotten a lot of feedback from gamers asking for an opportunity to play without a subscription requirement. So, that got us thinking about how to offer access to the game in a way that allows gamers to play their way.

We wanted something that would give players options. We know different types of gamers are playing - and want to play - DCUO, and we want each person to be able to play in a way that best fits their style. That's why we've created three levels of access to the game:

Free Access - Just like it sounds. Download and play the game for free. You also get all ongoing game updates (except DLC packs).

Premium Access - This next level of access opens up to you if you spend...
 

Free InFamous 2 UGC Vehicles Pack, Search Function Now on PSN

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169w ago - Today Sucker Punch Productions Community Manager Collin Moore has shared news of a free InFamous 2 UGC Vehicles Pack and Search Function now available on PSN, as follows:

The very first inFAMOUS 2 User-Generated Content Pack is available now on the Playstation Network, and it's completely free!

In the coming weeks and months, we will be releasing more free content updates that will add new objects to User Generated Content (UGC).

In this first of many UGC updates, you'll gain access to a number of vehicles from the single-player missions of inFAMOUS 2: Bertrand's Limo, Bertrand's Semi-Truck, the New Marais Police Car, the Ambulance, and a bike. Heal injured pedestrians from the flipped over ambulance and protect them from the swarm of enemies.

Help the New Marais Police department from incoming attack from the Vermaak 88 Ice Soldiers. Or hunt down that pesky bicycle thief.

Over 50,000 user-created missions have been submitted to inFAMOUS 2 and you'll need a way to find the missions you want to play. We are happy to announce Missions Search: Simply pause the game, bring up your UGC menu, and search by any term you wish, including PSN user names.

New to UGC? Be sure to check out the inFAMOUS 2 UGC tutorial videos that guide you through the tech...
 

PlayStation Plus July to August Update with 4 New Free Games

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170w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen has revealed today the PlayStation Plus July to August 2011 update, which includes 4 new free games!

To quote: Summer is just starting to sizzle, and we have some amazing content offers coming to PlayStation Plus that will keep you gaming all through the hottest season of the year.

Before we get to the offers available starting July 26th and August 2nd, we are thrilled to let you know that the critically-acclaimed title Limbo is now available for $11.99 (a 20% discount) to all PlayStation Plus members, until August 1st.

You may also notice a change in the look of the Plus category on PlayStation Store. We've updated the design to make it easier for members to navigate through the 100+ offers available, and grouped everything together in a way to easily identify what's being offered. Here's a rundown on what you'll see on PlayStation Store's Plus page:

New Releases: Find the weekly Tuesday updates for PlayStation Plus. We'll still feature the bigger bi-weekly offers which will cover the monthly free games, along with discounts and exclusives, and there will continue to be smaller updates throughout the month.

Last Chance: You should snag these offers quick, as they'll end the upcoming Tuesday.
 

PSN Download Manager 3.97 is Now Ad-Free with Improved Code

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172w ago - Today I have released PSN Download Manager 3.97 which is now ad-free and features improved code among the changes outlined below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (Under products, PlayStation Download Manager or link on homepage)

The PlayStation Download Manager 3.97 has been released with something you've all been wanting

It no longer displays the annoying advert however for anyone copying this, please don't hotlink or post as attachments. Use the provided adf.ly link as this help's fund web hosting and cover the cost of resource's like bandwidth which is costly in the UK (Rural Areas).

The issue with the application not starting has also been resolved, and seemed to be people missing the latest, Java, .NET and IE.
so make sure you've got the latest versions or follow the troubleshooting instructions; this should run better than older versions

1) The advertisement shown on start-up has been removed
2) The premium membership has been discontinued as it serves no purpose any more (It's ad free)
3) Further improvement to the code as the premium account check has been removed
4) Adjustments to the threading to prevent the application from freezing when checking for new versions (Very rare glitch)
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MotorStorm Apocalypse: Free After Party Update Hits PSN Today

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174w ago - Lead Designer Paul Rustchynsky has announced that the MotorStorm Apocalypse PS3 free After Party update is hitting PSN today.

To quote: On behalf of the team at [Register or Login to view links], I'm here to bring news of the biggest update to MotorStorm Apocalypse so far!

We've always known that feedback from players and continued development of the game post-launch would be a key ingredient, and we're still committed to supporting this goal. Read on for an overview of the free After Party update that hits PSN tomorrow today. We hope will enhance and extend your enjoyment of the MotorStorm Apocalypse!

A New Day-and-Night Track: The Rock

The stage for this After Party is an abandoned prison island near the bay, known to the lunatic racers and ravers as The Rock. Multiple routes have been carved into the island's varied terrain, so expect off-road racing action reminiscent of the legendary island in the [Register or Login to view links].

Expansion of 'Special Events'

A heap of fresh single-player races, hand-crafted by the design talent at Evolution Studios, are being introduced via Special Events Packs. Each pack sees you play as...
 
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