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Official PlayStation App Confirmed for iPhone & Android Handsets

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189w ago - It appears yesterday's rumor is now true, as today Sony Portal Manager Emmanuel Orssaud has confirmed the Official PlayStation App is coming soon to iPhone and Android handsets!

To quote: I'm very happy to finally be able to announce on the PlayStation.Blog that we will launch the Official PlayStation App very soon.

The app will be available to download for iPhone and iPod Touch with OS 4 and above, and most Android compatible handsets with a minimum of OS 1.6.

In version 1.0 you'll be able to:

• Check out your PlayStation Network trophies and keep up to date with your friends' games and online status.
• Discover all the latest games, news and hardware for your PlayStation 3, PSP and PlayStation 2.
• Read all the announcements on the European PlayStation.Blog.
• Share your favourite products or news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail.

The first version (1.0) will be available in the following countries: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands.

We are already working on the next version that will support most SCEE countries and languages, and will also let you comment on PlayStation.Blog.
 

Modular Stage, Lake House and Zombie Companions Hit PS Home

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192w ago - SCEE Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has announced this weeks PlayStation Home EU content updates include a Modular Stage Set, Lake House, Zombie Companions, and more as follows!

To quote: There's quite a variety of new content releasing this week! With today being Gran Turismo 5 launch day, we'll get started with some GT5 news.

In the cinema we've got a new GT5 trailer for you to drool over if you've not picked up your copy of the game yet. Better yet, you'll earn a GT5 race suit costume as a reward for watching!

Make sure to grab yours, as we've secured some great GT5 prizes to give away and you'll need one of the GT5 race suit costumes for a chance to win! If you haven't already, make sure to check out the GT5 Facebook app.

Ever find yourself wanting a pet to add some life to your personal space? A loyal creature to take for walks through Home Square? In that case, say hello to the newest in Home essentials: Companions. Drop into the nDreams store this week, where they have the first two companions: Nipper and Benji. The best part? They're zombies, so there's no need to feed them!

Race over to Estates this week, where you'll find the Lake House personal space. This spacious, extravagant, and modern waterfront estate comes complete with...
 

PS3 Bluetooth Headset is Going Slim, Same Price as Original

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195w ago - Similar to the PlayStation 3 Slim, today Kotaku.com (linked above) reports that the PS3 Bluetooth Headset is also going slim with the price remaining the same as the original model, later [Register or Login to view links] by Sony Peripherals Product Manager Anand Agarwal.

To quote: "A reader sent us this promo sleeve for the PlayStation 3 Bluetooth headset earlier this week, which now appears to be sporting a slimmer, sleeker design than the original model.

Not only has the ear clasp been made thinner, but the front buttons and indicators have been cleaned up too. The material also clearly states that this is an official Sony product, not a third-party offering.

The feature set on the back of the box has no new features compared to the existing version, so it appears to be a simple aesthetic upgrade for a device that was looking a little, well, clunky as we push on towards 2011.

As the box says, it'll be priced at $50, which is the same as the existing model."
 

PSN Manager: PlayTV is Set to Get Even Better on PlayStation 3

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206w ago - PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe has announced that PlayTV is set to get even better on the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: You may have heard in Andy House's speech at gamescom that PlayTV is set for some pretty interesting extra features before the end of this year, so just wanted to run you through the new features with you on here. Although I'm in Cologne giving demos of PlayTV, I'll do my best to answer any questions you have.

Just in case you haven't heard much about this great gadget for your PS3, here's a really quick look at the basics.

•PlayTV is the little black box that lets you watch, pause and record free-to-air digital TV on your PS3.
• Pause, rewind and record Live TV, watch one channel while you record another and even record programmes while playing games.
• PlayTV features an easy to use programme guide to help you easily plan your viewing.
• If you have a PSP, VAIO laptop or Sony Ericsson AINO phone, you can take all these great features with you, wherever you go. Remote Play enables you to watch live television in superb quality, access previously recorded programmes and organise your media library anywhere in the world. All you need is a wireless Internet connection.
• PlayTV also lets you...
 

ModNation Racers PS3 MouseTrap and Kart Available Tomorrow

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206w ago - Community Manager Ramone Russell of SCEA San Diego Studios has revealed today there have been over ONE MILLION creations to date, and that the ModNation Racers PS3 MouseTrap and Kart will be available tomorrow for fans.

To quote: In less than three months, the ModNation Racers community has created and published over 1.1 million unique creations. This means there were roughly 633 karts, mods, and tracks published per hour, which equates to roughly 15,000 creations published per day.

We are filing this one under "Awesome!" Congratulations, guys. The team at [Register or Login to view links] and PlayStation are extremely impressed by your creativity.

Interested in checking out some of the creations featured on our video above? Visit our [Register or Login to view links] where we will be listing out the creations and creators who've helped us reach this amazing milestone.





The "OFFICIAL" ModNation YouTube Channel

Today we officially launch ModNation Racers Channel on [Register or Login to view links]! The ModNation channel is the place to see the most creative tracks, mods, and karts. To make ModNation's YouTube channel...
 
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