PSN Day 1 Digital: 8 PS3 Games Arrive Digitally on Release Day

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82w ago - Sony Digital Distribution Senior Manager Pierre Gravereau has outlined 8 PS3 games that are arriving digitally on release day as part of PSN Day 1 Digital below.

To quote: The month of October is an exciting one for PS3 gamers, with a plethora of AAA titles hitting store shelves over the next four weeks.

I'm excited to announce today that eight of the hottest upcoming titles will be available on PlayStation Network the same day they hit retailers through a new program called PSN Day 1 Digital!

To celebrate the launch of this new program, we're giving you access to participate in "digital game launches," so you can get your hands on great games releasing in October, without having to leave home. We're also giving you the chance to pre-order select games ahead of their release date and offering 10% discounts on a number of titles for PlayStation Plus members.

This new program aims to bring you the best PS3 titles digitally through PlayStation Network. Throughout the month of October, we will be offering the following titles for download on day 1:

• Resident Evil 6 (Available for download on October 2nd - $59.99)
• NBA 2K13 (Available for download on October 2nd - $59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members, with pre-order)*
• Dishonored (Available for...
 

Rock Band DLC - Pearl Jam Backspacer Album on Release Day

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239w ago - It's a banner DLC day at Rock Band- For the first time ever, they are offering a full-album DLC on the same day of its general release... namely, Pearl Jam's Backspacer.

To quote: If you know everything about Pearl Jam, think again: Backspacer may be the loudest, fastest album the Seattle quintet has ever made, with lots of full-throttle, garage-inspired rock and roll.

As guitarist Mike McCready explains in our exclusive interview, the album's celebratory mood just may have something to do with recent changed in the White House.

Fans are already calling it one of Pearl Jam's best–Rolling Stone just noted it's got the "shortest, tightest, punkiest tunes they've ever banged out"–and even non-fans are giving the new sound a thumbs-up.

You've probably heard the single, "The Fixer", a snarling rocker about making the world a better place–and we at Rock Band have got to love a song that has "Yeah, yeah, yeah" in the chorus. That's not even the loudest song here though; check out the three-chord thriller "Gonna See My Friend," with a hot solo that McCready recommends you all have some fun with.

That's not to say that you don't get to share some sensitive moments with Eddie Vedder, however; and on "Just Breathe" and "The End" you're invited to join him to contemplate...
 

Madden 09 Release Day Roster Update

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297w ago - EA Sports has released the breakdown of all the changes within the roster update for Madden 09 that will be out by (or on) release day. An update has already been done taking care of many of the changes that are detailed even as they continue to add to the upcoming one to make it the most accurate possible.

Last year there was an average of just below two updates a month which would seem sufficient. The problem was a long painful stretch from mid-November to mid-January that lacked any. If they can keep the consistency up this year than everyone should be pleased with the post-release roster support.

One thing that isn't noted in this list is the fixing of player numbers. I immediately noticed that Julian Peterson had gone from the #59 of last year to the #98 of this year. Continue on to view the complete list of transactions, ratings adjustments, new contract lengths, and injured reserve placement.

Transactions
HB Cedric Benson - Released to Free Agents
HB Kevin Jones - Signs with Bears
CB Blue Adams - Released by Bengals (Removed)
HB Kenny Irons - Released by Bengals
HB DeDe Dorsey - Added to Bengals
LT Demetrius Bell - Released to Free Agents
LB Donnie Spragan - Signs with Bills
HB Mike Bell - Released by Broncos
 

Apple to release Movies via iTunes same-day as retail DVDs

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311w ago - Apple is set to announce on Thursday that it has struck a deal with some of the major movie studios (including Fox, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount, Universal, Sony Pictures, Lionsgate and New Line) to give them the right to distribute new release movies via iTunes on the same day as the DVD's are released.

This is obviously going to have a major impact on high street retailers as well as online stores.

To quote: Apple is expected to announce Thursday that it has struck a deal with a wide array of movie studios to sell new releases at its iTunes Store.

The move would allow a broad slate of top-shelf films to be offered day-and-date with home video releases, which risks cannibalizing DVD sales. Such a move would also put significant pressure on iTunes competitors ranging from Amazon's Unbox to Microsoft XBox Live Marketplace.
 







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