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Sony Confirms DC Universe PS3 Discs Locked to Single Account

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180w ago - Update: Dutch site [Register or Login to view links] has now confirmed that it is indeed possible to share your DC Universe Online PS3 disc with a friend and play the game for free, noting simply that both users will need to pay the subscription fee.

While not as bad as previous rumors, today LazyGamer.net (linked above) reports that Sony has confirmed DC Universe Online PS3 discs are locked to a single PSN account connected to their first player.

Essentially what this means is when you buy and play DC Universe Online, your PSN account will be automatically tied with that specific PlayStation 3 game disc.

If other PSN accounts try to play the game using that disc, they will be denied. Only you, the first player, will be able to play it.

To quote: "We discovered that DC Universe becomes linked to your account when you activate it, destroying your ability to sell it, trade it or rent it.

The folks at SOE were very quick to respond to our enquiry, and they had the following to say:

"Once the PSN key has been consumed with a disk it cannot be resold/replayed with the second user adding...
 

Video: DC Universe Online PS3 - Blur's New Fractured Future

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180w ago - Sony Online Entertainment Senior Producer Austin Wes Yanagi has shared a DC Universe Online PS3 video today spotlighting Blur's new fractured future.

To quote: "Fractured Future" the latest Blur-produced cinematic from [Register or Login to view links] reveals another glimpse into the future as we see how Lex Luthor stole the exobytes from Brainiac, giving humanity the ability to evolve into super-powered heroes and villains!

But what evil plot is Lex Luthor hatching with his evil twin from the past? Will Batman and the evolving new heroes be able to stop him? What does the future hold for DC Universe Online? Log in and play...the next legend is you!




 

Cloud PS3 Game Online Saving Coming in Firmware 3.60 Update

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182w ago - Today Kotaku (linked above) reports that Sony PlayStation 3 developers have revealed Cloud PS3 Game Online Saving is coming in the Firmware 3.60 update.

To quote: "Cloud storage means that, rather than just keeping your save game data on your PlayStation 3's hard drive, users will be given the option to upload their saves remotely to a server.

The advantage of this is that not only does it save the user space on their hard drive, but since it's tied to a PlayStation Network account, it can be pulled down to different consoles whenever and wherever the user desires.

First rumored all the way back in 2009, there is of course a catch: it'll only be made available to PlayStation Plus subscribers, not the great unwashed. Actually, there are two catches: Sony bundled the announcement with the clause that, because saving games to the cloud "will allow save data with the copy prohibited attribute to be copied into the online storage", developers are able to opt out and bar their games from using it should there be a concern.

Sony will call the process "Online Saving", and it'll be made available as part of the PS3's upcoming 3.60 firmware update."


 

Video: DC Universe Online for PlayStation 3: Area 51 Alerts

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187w ago - European Product Manager Elliott Linger has shared a video today spotlighting Area 51 Alerts in the upcoming DC Universe Online video game for Sony's PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: We have a brand new DCUO video for you below which showcases a new gameplay mode known as 'Alerts'.

'Alerts' are high action, quick grouping, experiences where you can get together with your friends (whether they're playing as a hero or villain) and, as a team, embark on unique in-game missions.

I'll hand over now to Chris Cao - Game Director for DCUO - to explain this mode to you in more detail.

DC Universe Online is coming early 2011 to PS3 and PC. See you in Metropolis.




 

Video: DC Universe Online PS3 Release Date & Pricing Confirmed

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187w ago - European Product Manager Elliott Linger has confirmed the release date and subscription pricing for DC Universe Online PS3 today alongside a video trailer.

To quote: It's gone gold! We can now confirm the DC Universe Online is in production and winging your way (perhaps a little bit sooner than you thought it would?).

Here are the release dates:

PS3 & PC versions:

•14th January 2011: UK & Ireland
•12th January 2011: Rest of PAL

And both versions come complete with a 30 day subscription key.

Though, please note, depending on where you're based, some stock may take a little longer to arrive in stores due to manufacturing and the festive break. So, please double check with your local retailer.

Below are the final packshots for the PS3 and PC versions:

The first current-gen console MMOAG, (massively multiplayer online action game) DCUO throws you into a huge interactive environment where you take control of your own uniquely created character and engage with other players, whether chatting and creating new friendships, teaming up on adventures or taking part in fierce battles.

Because the world you're playing in is constantly online, it's always evolving - you may go away for a few weeks,...
 
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