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PS Vita Turns Two, PlayStation Vita Fans Celebrate with PSN Sales

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27w ago - Sony Platform Marketing Manager Sharon Kapitula announced that PS Vita turns two today and invites PlayStation Vita fans to celebrate with PSN sales outlined below.

To quote: Hi everyone! I can't believe it's been a year, but here we are celebrating another PS Vita anniversary! So much has happened since its launch in North America two years ago - many amazing games were released, Remote Play functionality with PS4 was added, and we announced PlayStation Now is coming to PS Vita.

The platform has greatly transformed in the past year, and the passionate support and personal stories I've heard from our development community have been truly inspiring. Plus exciting things are on the horizon, including the launch of our new slimmer model PS Vita this spring.

In the meantime, we wish a big "thank you" to our fans for being a part of our community. Starting tomorrow, enjoy the week-long PS Vita Anniversary Sale which will discount some amazing titles.

In addition, [Register or Login to view links] is hosting a week-long sweepstakes, featuring Vita related games and accessories. Stay tuned on Twitter for more information!

PS Vita Anniversary Sale

Title PS Plus Price Sale Price Original Price
Castlestorm (cross-buy)...
 

Sony Announces Two New PSN Sales on PlayStation Store Today

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49w ago - Sony PlayStation Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe announced two new PSN sales today on PlayStation Store with details below, as follows:

War, what it is good for? Absolutely nothing. Except maybe within games, where it's undeniably a lot safer as only pixels and polygons are being hurt. With that, we present to you our Warzone Sale, featuring great titles like Ace Combat and Ghost Recon Future Soldier, with additional PS Plus discounts doing the rounds on some titles.

Since one sale is never enough, we also present to you a sale on various Guitar Hero and DJ Hero packs, with artists packs such as Queen, Disturbed, Muse and more available for up to 55% off. Music to your ears, I'm sure.

Both sales run from today, 18th September (when PlayStation Store refreshes) until 2nd October.

Warzone Sale
1942: Joint Strike
Was €9.99/£7.99, now €3.99/£3.19
Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar
Additional 15% discount for PS Plus subscribers

ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON
Was €19.99/£15.99, now €9.99/£7.99
Not available in Bulgaria, Qatar
Additional 15% discount for PS Plus subscribers

ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON - Advanced Edition
Was €29.99/£23.99, now €14.99/£11.99
Not available...
 

Sony Patent Uncovered That May Suppress Second-Hand Game Sales

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86w ago - Previously it was rumored that Sony was planning to combat PS3 piracy with Blu-ray disc serial keys, and today gofreak uncovered a [Register or Login to view links] ([Register or Login to view links]) which may suppress second-hand game sales on PS4 as well.

Below are the details, to quote: So I believe this is interesting in light of a prior rumor about Sony limiting second hand game sales on PS4. Sony has been working on new technology for limiting used game sales, and has applied for a patent. The patent was filed 09/12/2012 by SCEJ.

Perhaps this work is where the rumor came from. Or perhaps it independently corroborates the rumor. Anyway, here's some of the relevant detail:

"According to the present embodiment, realized is the electronic content processing system that reliably restricts the use of electronic content dealt in the second-hand markets. As a result, the dealing of electronic content in the second-hand markets is suppressed, which in turn supports the redistribution of part of proceeds from sales of the electronic content to the developers. Though in the following description a game application...
 

InFamous 2 PS3 Demo Out Now, Midnight Sales and MLG Event

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169w ago - With PSN restored, Sony is cranking out the updates today including news from SCEA Associate Product Marketing Manager Chuck Lacson that the InFamous 2 PS3 demo is out now with midnight sales and MLG Event details below.

To quote: Well, here is some good news – the demo is available now on the PlayStation Store! Finally you can get a taste of Cole's new adventure and sample the incredible action you'll be experiencing in inFAMOUS 2.

Play a mix of story missions and side quests and navigate New Marais with Cole's new parkour skills as well as explore missions from dual karmic sides, as both good and evil Cole. Face enemies with Cole's electrical powers, his new Amp melee weapon, and conjure the incredibly powerful Ionic Vortex! Just visit the PlayStation Store and download it today.

Walmart Exclusive Retail Pack-in DLC and Gift with Purchase

For those of you who need more than the demo to get your inFAMOUS fix, Walmart stores all over the country will be open at midnight on June 6th.

So not only can you get a leg up on hitting Platinum before anyone else, and get an early start creating your own inFamous level with the new UGC features, you can score an exclusive inFAMOUS poster with your inFAMOUS 2 purchase at participating 24-hour Walmart stores...
 

LG Wants Sony PlayStation 3 Sales Banned in the US

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186w ago - Korean company LG wants Sony's PlayStation 3 and Bravia televisions banned in the US for what it claims are patent infringements relating to Blu-ray playback.

To quote from EuroGamer: "The [Register or Login to view links] contacted Eurogamer to reveal [Register or Login to view links] filed with the US International Trade Commission in Washington relating to the complaint. mThe ITC has the power to block imports of products that violate US patents.

LG claims Sony is infringing four of its patents in a complaint that broadly relates to "certain electronic devices having a Blu-Ray Disc player and components thereof", but the PlayStation 3 (Model No. CECH-2501A) is the only Sony product to be specifically named in the main document of the complaint.

A [Register or Login to view links] reports suggests LG's claims are revenge for cases brought against it by Sony in December. Sony claims the Seoul-based company is infringing seven of its patents relating to LG phones. Sony has also filed a civil lawsuit against LG Blu-ray players.

LG and Sony...
 
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