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.
85w 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.
213w ago - Just over a week ago it was reported that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for XBox 360 was leaked early to the Internet.
Since then, a pirate who advertised his services of Modern Warfare 2 and an XBox 360 before the street launch of the game has been busted by Activision with the help of an online detective they hired.
Apparently the whole process took less than a week for him to be located and busted, according to Rob Holmes, owner of IPCybercrime.
To quote from VentureBeat.com (linked above): "This kid was in a position to sell thousands of these," Holmes said.
Police interrogated the runner, who led them to Christian Del Amo's home. They then arrested Del Amo yesterday. Del Amo's attorney has not returned a call for comment.
The whole process, from finding the first tip to the bust, took less than a week. While the operation snagged a perpetrator, it didn't move fast enough to prevent the massive copying of the game on the torrents on the Internet.
"Hopefully it is a lesson," said Holmes. "If you try to do piracy on a large scale, you will get caught. When you use the Internet, you always leave tracks somewhere."