Sony Announces Minecraft Hits PS3 December 17th in North America

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17w ago - Mojang's Owen HIll announced today via Sony's blog that Minecraft hits PS3 on December 17th, 2013 in North America.

To quote: Season's greetings! Owen from Mojang here. I have some exciting news that you might be interested in. It's about Minecraft - a game that's sold over 30 million copies to date. Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks.

At first, you'll probably build simple structures to protect against nocturnal monsters. Later on, you might work with your friends to create wonderful, imaginative things.

It can also be about adventuring or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It's pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary that pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition will be available to download from PSN on December 17th in North America.

Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition and Minecraft: PS Vita Edition are also being developed, but we don't have release dates yet. Expect them sometime next year.

I've received a few questions concerning the PS3 edition over the past few months, so let's clear them up before I get thrown off the blog...

Q: Does Minecraft: PS3 Edition feature everything from...
 

Video: Sony Announces PS Vita is Now $199.99 in North America

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34w ago - Sony Product Planning & Platform Software Innovation Director Don Mesa announced at Gamescom 2013 that starting today PS Vita is now just $199.99 in North America.

To quote: I'm excited to announce that the PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) system is now available for $199.99 MSRP in North America, making it a compelling value for gamers.

With some amazing games coming out in the next few months, including Killzone Mercenary and Tearaway, along with connectivity to the PlayStation 4 (PS4) system through "Remote Play," now is the perfect time to become a PS Vita owner.

The brand new price applies to all PS Vita systems available at retail, including the limited edition PS Vita Walking Dead bundle that launches this week. We're also dropping the price of the PS Vita memory cards, as you can see in the chart below.

Memory Card Size
Previous Price
New Price

Memory Card for PS Vita 4GB
$19.99
$14.99

Memory Card for PS Vita 8GB
$29.99
$19.99

Memory Card for PS Vita 16GB
$59.99
$39.99

Memory Card for PS Vita 32GB
$99.99
$79.99

Along with the new price, we're currently celebrating PS Vita with two promotions on the PlayStation Store. The PS Vita Japanese Games Sale ,...
 

Sony Announces Open Me! for PS Vita is Coming to North America

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56w ago - Sony Associate Producer Dais Kawaguchi announced today that Open Me for PS Vita is coming to North America!

Below are the details, as follows: The creative minds in PlayStation C.A.M.P! have created an entirely original puzzle game exclusively for PS Vita, and it's created a strong buzz since its debut at Tokyo Game Show last Fall.

Today, we're announcing that OPEN ME! an addictive augmented reality puzzle game for PS Vita, is coming to North America later this year.

The goal in OPEN ME! is simple - open the box and collect the items inside. This may sound easy, but these boxes are full of traps; players will need to use Vita's augmented reality features to look closely at the boxes from every direction, looking for the slightest hint on how to open them.

By using PS Vita's cameras and smart augmented reality technology, the elusive box will appear on the screen in seconds. Touch the screen to open the box, but be careful, the lids of some boxes are razor sharp and they will shut tight if you fail.

Boxes range from a simple wooden box to a more sophisticated box made of metal, each with its own unique tricks to opening the box. Examples of challenges include stacking colorful boxes from the inside of a larger box, or exploring and disarming a box's security...
 

Sony Confirms Sports Champions 2 Hits North America October 30th

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86w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Producer Jeremy Ray has confirmed today that Sports Champions 2 is slated to hit North America this October 30th.

Below are the details, to quote: Hi again, this is Sports Champions 2 Senior Producer, Jeremy Ray, and I'm super excited to finally let everyone know when Sports Champions 2 will be available here in the US - October 30th!

Since we're getting close, I've got a small update on the game for you.

We're giving the game one final coat of polish and squashing bugs right now, and I'm proud to say that we've surpassed many of our lofty internal goals. We can't wait until it's in your hands.

One example: the Avatar Creator feature has turned out so much better than we envisioned it. In fact, we are already starting to think about post-release support to make this feature even better - hopefully I'll be able to announce something on that after launch.

The creativity we've seen with the QA team on the avatar creator has been inspiring, and we're incredibly excited to see how much further the fans take it.





We are also getting a ton of great feedback on Skiing, Boxing, Tennis, Golf, Bowling, and the new Archery. Just...
 

Sony Network Entertainment America (SNEA) New TOS on April 1

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160w ago - SCEA has created a division dubbed Sony Network Entertainment America (SNEA) and as of April 1, 2011 (no April Fool's joke) PSN users will be prompted to agree with their new Terms of Service (TOS).

To quote from Examiner.com: "Starting on April 1st, SCEA will transfer their online service operations to Sony Network of America.

In this transaction, Sony will be transfering your PSN wallet information and funds to SNEA for handling. On or after April 1st, PSN users will have to agree to the new terms.

Those that decline the new terms may be declined service and PSN account will be closed.

Below, you'll find a short blurb of the new Terms of Service. Sony has also made a full version available online."

New SNEA PSN TOS from Qriocity.com, to quote in full: TERMS OF SERVICE AND USER AGREEMENT

Version 9 (April 1st, 2011)

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND INDICATE WHETHER YOU AGREE TO ITS TERMS BY CLICKING THE "ACCEPT" OR "DO NOT ACCEPT" BUTTON AT THE END OF THE AGREEMENT. ACCESS TO THE PLAYSTATION®NETWORK ("PSN") AND QRIOCITY™ SERVICES ("QRIOCITY") (COLLECTIVELY, "SONY ONLINE...
 







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