27w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Paul Sullivan is here with this weeks PlayStation Plus updates, which include BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend free for members.
To quote: Hey PlayStation Plus fans, the first thing you might notice this week is the notable lack of Morgan in this post. Not to worry, he's taking a quick break as we ramp up to E3, and I'll be trying to fill his shoes in the meantime. With that sorted, on to the content!
We have two Timed Themes this week that Plus members will want to check out. Vita fans need to also be sure to pick up BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend for free. Beyond that PlayStation Plus members are getting a handful of discounts for PS Vita and PS3 games. Check out the details below!
May 28th PlayStation Plus Update
Fuse (Timed Trial)
PSN Price: N/A, Free Trial for PS Plus members
When a volatile alien energy source called Fuse falls into the wrong hands, the CIA calls in an elite contact team to retrieve it: Overstrike 9. Join up to three friends in co-op play as you deploy lethal teamwork and fringe-tech weapons to take down the rogue paramilitary corporation behind the theft.
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (Timed Trial)
PSN Price: N/A, Free Trial for PS Plus members
119w ago - Today Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer.net (linked above) that they plan to shift to the next-generation PS4 console once developers can't get anything else out of the PlayStation 3 console.
As previously reported, the PlayStation 4 is also expected to launch after Microsoft's new XBox console currently slated for 2013.
To quote: "Sony will launch its next generation home console when developers are unable to improve the games they make, a senior executive at the company has said.
When that happens, Sony will have to "seriously consider" launching the PlayStation 4, worldwide studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer.
"Looking at the platform cycle, when the platform becomes something game developers are not able to improve their creations with, that's the time we have to really seriously consider shifting to the next generation," Yoshida said.
While Microsoft is rumored to be preparing to launch its new Xbox in 2013, we've heard little about Sony's next home console.
Sony has insisted its focus is on the PS3, which recently enjoyed a price cut, and the PS Vita, due out in Europe early next year.
121w ago - Sony's Hardware Associate Brand Marketing Manager Crystal MacKenzie has unveiled two new PSP Entertainment Packs today, namely for Madden NFL 12 and Need for Speed SHIFT on the PlayStation Portable.
To quote: Starting on August 30th, we'll be introducing a new PSP entertainment pack that is sure to get you psyched for this year's football season.
We have partnered up with EA once again to bring you another fantastic PSP bundle featuring two exciting games to get your adrenaline pumping - Madden NFL 12 and Need for Speed SHIFT.
Featuring a black PSP-3000, 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, and both Madden NFL 12 and Need for Speed SHIFT on UMD, this new entertainment pack once again delivers great gaming on the go. It will be available at retailers nationwide for $159.99 (MSRP).
As most of you already know, Madden NFL12 continues the rich tradition of the storied Madden franchise featuring all 32 teams, stadiums, and your favorite players. The top features of the game include Superstar and Franchise modes and the opportunity to create your own plays in game.
In addition, Need for Speed SHIFT simulates the feeling of driving high-end performance cars and combines a fast-paced racing experience, competitive racing AI, and dynamic crashes across a wide range of technically...
138w ago - Aksys Games PR Coordinator James Xie has announced today that a BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Patch for PS3 is incoming and confirmed that Continuum Shift II hits PSP this May.
To quote: Greetings fighting game enthusiasts and BlazBlue fans everywhere! This is Xie from Aksys Games, and I'm here to let you in on all the awesome BlazBlue news happening just around the corner this May!
For the first bit of news, a new patch is coming out for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift on the PS3. This patch is a FREE upgrade that will enable Version 1.03 of the game.
Version 1.03 will contain a lot of various bug fixes and tweaks, but there are two big changes that Version 1.03 brings that are sure to get you hyped up for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift all over again!
Version 1.03 will change the game balance to match the current version of BlazBlue found in the arcades of Japan. Whether your dream is to battle it out in Japan in their famous Super Battle Opera or just play with friends at home, be prepared to unleash all sorts of new combos and strategies after this update.
But that's not all! Version 1.03 will make a new character available for purchase -...
• Compatible with all PS3 consoles and models.
• Plug and play
• Support Rumble
• Built in Combo attack function on 5 Memory Buttons - Program upto 20 button combos to a single button to pull off devastating moves at will!
• Enables Rapid Fire / Turbo...