PlayStation Store (US) Update for July 24, 2008

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299w ago - Per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store) today:

PS3 Store Sale:
Summer 08 Game Sale
For one week, the following titles will be offered for $4.99 (regularly priced at $9.99)

PAIN
PixelJunk Monsters
High Velocity Bowling
High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition
Rocketmen: Axis of Evil

Downloadable Games:
Siren: Blood Curse (3 bundles of 4 episodes @ $14.99/ea & full game SKU for $39.99)
An American TV crew has arrived in Japan to film an expose on the legend of the "vanished village," only to find themselves caught in a deadly series of events. Controlling seven different playable characters, the player must uncover the mystery behind the curse that grips the eerie village of Hanuda. Intense graphics, realistic character animation, and a gritty film-like graphical presentation add to the horror of Siren: Blood Curse.
ESRB Rated M
File sizes: Episodes 1 - 12 (8.91 GB), Episodes 1 - 4 (2.95 GB), Episodes 5 - 8 (2.79 GB), Episodes 9 -12 (3.16 GB)

1942: Joint Strike ($9.99)
Based on the popular arcade series, 1942: Joint Strike combines classic top-down shooting with amazing 3D HD graphics. Maneuver aircraft carriers to take on waves of enemy fire and face off with huge enemy...
 

E3 2008 PlayStation Home Images Available

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299w ago - Sony's unofficial blog ThreeSpeech has posted up 6 screenshots of PlayStation Home from this year's E3.

A few of them already hit the Web during E3, but for those who missed the rest they are now available.

To quote: These new screens from E3 show us how Home is shaping up.

Looks like the graphics are really coming on well.

One is available below, and the others are linked above. Enjoy!
 

Sony's Big Plans for MMO Gaming on the PlayStation 3

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300w ago - Sony is planning on bringing gamers together in a bigger way than ever before. The PlayStation E3 2008 press conference introduced large scale multiplayer gaming plans for the PS3 with MAG, short for "Massive Action Game." The game is touting 256 player battles. It's a big effort in itself, but not the only one planned for the PS3.

Sony Online Entertainment's PS3 games will also support MMO and persistent gaming (where things keep happening in the world while you're away). Games like The Agency and DC Universe Online will offer co-op and competitive play. The Agency will offer an almost ARG (alternate reality gaming) experience, with communications from characters spanning beyond the game itself (websites, cellphone communicaitons and text messages). Watch for more details on those here soon.

PlayStation Home will support up to 64 gamers per area at a time. Home will allow gamers to gather 'round a pond for a race with remote control boats. In the E3 showcased Home themed environments, there was an Uncharted: Drake's Fortune home. You can hang out in a back patio and meet other gamers to share tips.

What I'm getting at is that Sony is definitely planning a big push for MMO/persistent gaming on the PLAYSTATION 3 in ways console gamers haven't experienced before. That vibe was definitely one...
 

PlayStation Store Update for July 17, 2008

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300w ago - Once again, per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store):

PS1 Classics for PS3/PSP:
Rayman ($5.99)
In the world of Rayman, people live in peace and harmony with nature, and the Great Protoon maintains the balance of the universe. One fateful day, Mr. Dark steals the Great Protoon and defeats Betilla the Fairy, plunging the whole world into darkness. It's up to Rayman to defeat Mr. Dark and restore balance to the universe in this classic platforming game.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 97 MB

Downloadable Games:
Elefunk - Free Demo, or Purchase ($4.99)
Use your construction skills to save elephants from a dangerous fall! In the new puzzle game Elefunk, your elephants must traverse 20 levels of ravines, rivers, fire pits and swamps - and they'll only get across if you strengthen the structures correctly with metal, wood and rope. It's real construction with realistic physics and three different game modes: Time Attack, Puzzle, and Deconstruction. Get building today!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 408 MB

Game Demos (Free):
NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Storm Playable Demo
Experience the stunning Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm demo! Duel against your friends or test your ninja skills against CPU controlled opponents! Engage...
 

PlayStation Video Download Store is Now Live!

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301w ago - The video download service is now live! It is accessible to all North American consumers through the PlayStation Store, either via PC or PlayStation 3. As mentioned previously, content purchased is fully portable, meaning you can playback these videos on both your PS3 and PSP.

Downloading will be not permitted outside the Authorized Term. In addition, once the Video Content has been downloaded from PSN, you will not be able to download it again for any reason without purchase of another copy.

On the rental side, you have 14 days to view the purchase and 24 hours to watch it after its first viewing.

For those who missed it, here is a PlayStation Video Store FAQ from earlier today:

What is the PS Video Store?

Available on the PS3, it allows you to choose over a variety of TV Shows and Movies to rent in either SD or High Definition. You can also purchase SD content to keep forever. Rentals last 14 days with a grace period of 24 hours once the content has started playing.

What systems can use it?

Available on the PS3, and also available to transfer directly to the PSP. You can also browse the store via PC for use on your PSP. Remote Play viewing is not available for downloaded content via Store purchases or rentals; the videos...
 







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