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Sony Introduces EPIX for PS3 / PS Vita: Movies, Concerts & Sports

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86w ago - Sony Senior Vice President of Business Development Phil Rosenberg has officially introduced the EPIX application for PS3 / PS Vita today, which brings movies, concerts, sports and more to both PlayStation 3 and Vita devices.

To quote: At PlayStation, we're always looking for new opportunities to give our fans the best entertainment options on our devices. Today we're proud to share that [Register or Login to view links], the premium entertainment network, will bring its library of more than 3,000 new release and classic feature films, world-class concerts, comedy specials, sports, and other original programming to PS3 and PS Vita owners across the U.S. this year.

In case you're not familiar, EPIX is currently available through cable, satellite, and telco TV providers, online, and via other devices.

The application will be free to download on PSN, and EPIX subscribers will be able to instantly stream a broad range of movies and entertainment content, including many new and popular releases like Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, The Hunger Games, Thor, and much more.




The EPIX app for PS3 will launch this quarter, with the app for PS Vita to follow later in the spring. Look for more news about EPIX here as we get...
 

Stereoscopic 3D on PS3: Updated List of All 3D Games and Movies

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165w ago - Today Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared an updated list of all 3D games and movies that support Stereoscopic 3D on the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: Affordable 3D gaming was a reoccurring theme at this year's PlayStation E3 keynote, whether it was the announcement of PlayStation's upcoming 3D Gaming Display and redesigned 3D glasses.

But even with more sophisticated and affordable 3D technology, we need 3D games to play and 3D movies to watch. That's where this list comes in: I've collected almost every piece of stereoscopic 3D-capable PS3 content here, from Blu-ray to PSN. If I missed a game, let me know in the comments!

3D Games for PS3

Out now

• Auditorium*
• Call of Duty: Black Ops
• Cars 2: The Video Game
Crysis 2
• de Blob 2: Underground
• Enslaved: Journey to the West (via PSN software update)
• EyePet
• The Fight: Lights Out
• Gran Turismo 5
• High Velocity Bowling
• Hustle Kings*
• Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao*
• James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
• Killzone 3
• MLB 11: The Show
• Mortal Kombat
• MotorStorm: 3D Rift*
• MotorStorm Apocalypse
•...
 

Video: Stream HD Movies Instantly with VUDU PS3 App Today!

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197w ago - Sony Network Operations Americas VP Eric Lempel has announced that as of today you can officially stream HD movies instantly with the VUDU PS3 application and shared a video walkthrough below!

To quote: Last week, we announced a partnership with [Register or Login to view links] that will bring you the ability to stream thousands of movies straight from the cloud to your PlayStation 3.

Today, that announcement becomes reality as the VUDU application launches in the United States on PlayStation Network. VUDU delivers a cinema-quality movie experience in the comfort of your home theater, complete with full 1080p HD with 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus sound, and video on-demand without downloading.

No subscription is necessary to browse their library of more than 4,000 HD movies, including many new releases the same day they are released to DVD and Blu-ray.

The movies are available on-demand and you only pay for the movies that you watch. Also, when you sign up for a VUDU account, you will receive a $5.99 credit on your account for one free HD rental.

Check out the video walkthrough:





The VUDU app adds...
 

PS3 Firmware 3.50 Adds 3D Blu-ray Movie Support September 21

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206w ago - Update: According to [Register or Login to view links], Sony's [Register or Login to view links] reveals the additional PS3 Firmware 3.50 features as follows, to quote:

"Facebook connectivity will increase and will allow users (at least from what we can gather from the translation) to post what game they're playing on the social networking site.

Moreover, you can now report messages from the XMB which will be a much-welcomed feature for those of you who recieved spam over PSN."

Additionally, [Register or Login to view links] now lists the rest, as follows:

•Support for Blu-ray 3D
•'Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity' - New icon [Music]. Although this service is not yet available, the icon will be shown in this section.
•Control 'Direct Pointer' in the browser via PlayStation Move.
•PlayStation Plus User Interface in the PlayStation Store updated.
•3D Display to warn of 3D content.
•Calibration of PlayStation Move motion control will be possible the menu [Game]
•Reports about users may...
 

PS3 3D Firmware Updates to Bring 3D Movie and Photo Support

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216w ago - In a recent interview with [Register or Login to view links], SCEE's Mick Hocking confirmed previous reports that 3D Blu-ray movie support will indeed be coming to the PlayStation 3 this year along with support for 3D Photos via two PS3 3D Firmware updates.

The first PlayStation 3 3D Firmware update will arrive in September, while the second doesn't have a date set yet.

To quote: "In September this year, we're launching another Firmware upgrade - and this one is going to upgrade the PS3 to support Blu-ray movies in 3D," said Hocking.

"Again, you won't have to do anything - just connect your PS3. For the film market that's a very significant event. Then later in the year - we're not going to date it yet - the PS3 is going to support 3D photos.

Of course the popularity of 3D isn't just going to come from movies and games. There's 3D cameras on the market, there's 3D camcorders coming on the market in the next 12 months as well, and 3D broadcasts."
 
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