21w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman announced today alongside a video that Bid for Greatness has opened, and he is encouraging fans to own a piece of PlayStation history!
To quote: You know that Greatness Awaits, but did you know that you can bid on it?
Today sees the launch of BidForGreatness.com, a one-of-a-kind auction house showcasing ultra-rare PlayStation memorabilia seen in PlayStation's Greatness Awaits brand film during E3. If you win a bid, you'll be the owner of an exclusive, real-life piece of PlayStation history.
Here's how it works: You'll log into BidForGreatness.com using your PSN ID. The site will tally all of your hard-earned Gold Trophies, and you'll use them to bid on 15 unique items (don't worry, you'll keep the actual Trophies associated with your PSN ID).
You'll bid on the items you want using Gold Trophies and skip the ones you don't. Each day will see a new item go up for bid for just 24 hours, so be sure to check back often!
Of course, you'll want to think strategically. Spend all your Gold Trophies in one shot to try and score your dream item, or split your proceeds and go for several? The choice is yours. And the best part is, if you're short...
58w ago - PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro is here with this week's PlayStation Plus Update featuring One Piece: Pirate Warriors at 40% off and PS3 Plus bundle detailed below.
To quote: October is just about over, but before we say goodbye to this month (which brought Payday: The Heist, NFL Blitz, and King of Fighters XIII free to PS Plus members), we wanted to point out a great new PlayStation 3 Bundle only on Amazon.com that includes one year of PlayStation Plus.
If you know anyone who has yet to dive into PlayStation 3, this might be a great item to recommend (or buy them if you're feeling generous). With a one year membership of PS Plus included, this bundle will keep anyone plenty busy with great games, awesome discounts, and exclusive access to PS3 features throughout that first year with Plus.
Now then, let's greet some of those great PS Plus discounts that will help you take your gaming dollar further.
October 30th PlayStation Plus Update
One Piece: Pirate Warriors
40% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $49.99, PS Plus Price: $29.99)
67w ago - Namco Bandai EMEA Community Manager Anthony Grabit has shared some fresh video footage today spotlighting One Piece: Pirate Warriors alongside an announcement of a Grand Treasure Hunt below!
To quote: Ahoy there, warriors of the seas! Luffy and the Strawhats are on their way to kick some serious pirate butt on 21st September in One Piece: Pirate Warriors!
Unfamiliar with the title? It's an exhilarating action game that lets you play with the whole Strawhat crew, as well as extra guests, and faithfully experience the grand One Piece story.
It's also the first game based on the One Piece anime series to be released on PlayStation 3.
The huge story mode can be enjoyed solo or you can play co-op with a friend using the PlayStation Network. You'll battle your way through hordes of marines and pirates and fight mighty bosses pulled straight from the anime series.
When not battling, you'll visit beautiful and exotic islands looking for 100 special coins to power up your stats and get new awesome and effective abilities.
Get a taste of One Piece: Pirate Warriors with this new video showing the confrontation between Zoro and Mihawk. The action takes place in Baratie and shows a fight between the two best swordsmen from the One Piece universe.
86w ago - Sony Correspondent Andy Burt has shared some video footage below today of One Piece: Pirate Warriors which will be brawling exclusively on the PS3 entertainment system later this year.
To quote: "One Piece" is a household name in Japan, where the mangas and anime series are among the most popular series of all time.
The series follows Monkey D. Luffy, a seafaring pirate in search of treasure on the high seas, who possesses the strange ability to stretch his limbs to cartoonish lengths after eating a mysterious fruit.
While only a handful of the games created in the One Piece universe have seen releases Stateside, the release of PS3-exclusive One Piece: Pirate Warriors sees the series return to the US.
I recently went hands-on with a Japanese build of the game at Namco Bandai's Gamers Day, checking out Pirate Warriors' brawler-based gameplay and over-the-top anime antics.
Pirate Warriors embraces the combat stylings of the Dynasty Warriors series, pitting series protagonist Monkey and a number of other playable characters against wave upon wave of enemies; the playable demo Namco had on-hand showed off the impressive number of enemies the game can display at any given time.
296w ago - Tut, tut. Walton Street market in Hull is the location of the latest raid by Trading Standards to show up a huge quantity of pirated DS games destined for sale to the public.
The haul was massive, turning up discs ELSPA forensic experts have apparently never seen before in the UK. Some 85,000 discs, marked 'Volume 9 DS Games', were seized in total and, it transpired, each held 200 current DS games.
That's about £6,000's worth of games on one disc.
"Piracy costs the games industry dear - just like that of any other entertainment industry," John Hillier, the force for justice who heads up ELSPA's crime unit, said while high-fiving his team (we assume). "Making good and inventive games is an expensive and creative process, with some titles today costing £20m or more to develop."
Well, not DS games, arguably, but we take his point.
"When a pirate sells illegally copied games they undermine the viability of our industry. The worst-case scenario is that pirate activity could cost the jobs of some of the creative talent and that would be a catastrophe."
So there you go: another victory for ELSPA. At least the people arrested should take heart in the fact if Trading Standards hadn't got to them, hundreds of the mums they'd sold them to would have trying to...