Tag Archives: PSN
Tue, Mar 01, 2011 | 20:06 GMT
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, the classic third-person adventure game staring vampire soul-sucker Raziel, will be releasing on the EU PSN tomorrow as a PSone classic.
Tue, Nov 23, 2010 | 13:38 GMT
More Arc the Lad games are going to hit PSN soon.
Sat, Jul 03, 2010 | 09:38 BST
Getting tired of your usual multiplayer diet of gritty first-person shooters, but don’t think rhythm games have enough violence and/or eyeballs?
Have you been in touch with a genie lately? Because your incredibly specific wish has been granted.
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 | 07:58 BST
Update: For all Euro members who got a year’s sub to PS Plus, LittleBigPlanet is now on the PS Store for free. It comes in at a hefty 2039Mb.
Original Story: Remember that thing Sony tried to fit around Kevin Butler’s speech at E3? We think it was called a “press conference” or something like that. Anyway, at some point after Butler left and our hearts went with him, Sony toted out some videogame thing called PlayStation Plus. That plus, though, isn’t just a boring old math symbol. Instead, it’s like a pinata, which is the opposite of math. Just take a swing at it with your £39.99 subscription bat and all kinds of goodies spill out.
The best part? It’s available right now.
Tue, May 25, 2010 | 15:33 BST
Rumor has it that Sony’s set to reveal a premium for PSN called PSN+ during its E3 media blast.
Mon, Mar 01, 2010 | 09:41 GMT
Update: Sounds like the PSN outage’s only part of the problem. PS3s that haven’t suckled at the Internet’s bounteous teat for years are reverting their clocks to 12/31/1999 for some reason. If we didn’t know about Sony’s strict no-mad-scientist policy, we’d swear this was part of some larger conspiracy. Thanks, Joystiq and lindblum_resident.
Update 2: SCEA’s said in a seperate blog post on the US PS Blog that it has “narrowed down the issue and have engineers working to restore service even as you read this”.
Original: Occasionally, when an Internet connection drops, you might hear someone ask “who shut-off the Internet?” Well, that entire notion’s ridiculous. You can’t just yank the cord on the entire Internet.
PSN, however, is another story.
Tue, Feb 09, 2010 | 04:50 GMT
In space, no one can hear you scream. At least, that’s what we thought until we played Dead Space, which had us screeching in pitches so high that our beards threatened to leave us for better men.
Fortunately for our poor hearts, two Dead Space-themed games – Dead Space: Extraction and Planet Cracker – will hopefully offer a change of Dead Space pace when they arrive on XBLA and PSN.
Thu, Jan 07, 2010 | 04:54 GMT
Your PSN’s so fat, it doesn’t sit in your PS3 – it sits in outlying Sony products around your PS3!
That incredibly juvenile third grade holdover more or less describes the goal of Sony Network Entertainment, an upcoming expansion of PSN.
Wed, Nov 18, 2009 | 19:34 GMT
SCEA has announced today that the PlayStation Network is three years old this week.
Wow. Time flies when you’re having fun.
“We are extremely proud that in just three years into its lifecycle, PlayStation 3 and the unmatched digital offerings of PlayStation Network have helped to redefine the connected home entertainment experience,” said SCEA’s Patrick Seybold. “From a tremendous lineup of blockbuster titles, to Blu-ray movies and games, to access to a library of thousands of movies, TV shows and games on the PlayStation Store, no other system on the market today delivers a more complete entertainment experience or a better value than PS3.
“With the continuing addition of new features such as Netflix and Facebook integration, highly anticipated break-out games like MAG and God of War III on the horizon, and the on-going evolution of connected experiences through PlayStation Network, we’ve only just begun scratch the surface.”
Sony said that because of the “strong consumer demand for rich, digital and connected entertainment experiences”, popularity for the service has grown as “what began as an online commerce option for games and content has evolved into an innovative entertainment network in just three short years”.
Currently, there are 17,400 TV episodes and movies for rent and purchase; 450 games for PS3 and PSP, 4,000 pieces of add-on game content and the new “minis” and the “digital comics,” section which is to be available later this year.
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 | 05:43 GMT
Not to be outdone by the Xbox 360′s upcoming social media frenzy, Sony’s been doing a little super-poking around of its own. The result: PS3-powered Facebook updates.
If you so choose, the PS3 will soon be able to update your Facebook status each time you earn a Trophy or make a purchase on the PlayStation Store. It only does everything, so you don’t have to do anything. Ever.
The 3.10 update will also include a revamped XMB photo category, and an upgraded PSN friends list.
No concrete release date yet, but Sony’s saying “soon” for this one. There’s a video of the update in action after the break, courtesy of the US PlayStation Blog.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 00:19 BST
Yesterday’s announcement that Gameloft had picked up the rights to give your Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii a case of the worms wasn’t exactly clear on what form said creepy-but-not-crawly would take. Would it be a new game, or would it be a port of a classic earthworm escapade? G4 asked Gameloft, and promptly received an answer.
“A Gameloft representative has confirmed to me it’s a remake of the 1994 original game released on Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis, not a new game,” reads G4′s post.
So that’s that.
Mon, Aug 03, 2009 | 22:59 BST
The platform-puzzler is set to hit both North American and European PS3s. However, no other details — like release date or price — have been given.
That’s that. As you were, then.
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 | 22:11 BST
Belgian site consoleshop.be appears to have cracked open a hidden vein of European prepaid PSN cards, and will share its bounty with everyone else on October 1.
The PSP Go — in all its download-only glory — also launches on October 1, so pairing it with PSN cards makes sense.
The cards will apparently come in two flavors, €20 and €50.
When contacted by Edge, Sony claimed that consoleshop.de’s images were actually ‘shopped versions of North American PSN cards. However, the console behemoth has yet to confirm or deny the existence of European PSN cards.
Using our speculative crystal balls, however, we’ve seen the future. There’s fire raining down from the heavens, terror-driven riots that signal the coming of a new age, and blood caked all over the boots of a new, hell-borne regime.
There are also PSN cards, for whatever it’s worth.
Tue, Jul 21, 2009 | 01:22 BST
Metalocalypse, the popular Adult Swim show about a five-man metal band and their hilarious hijinks, is stepping onto the videogame stage in the form of a downloadable title for PSN and XBLA, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Titled Metalocalypse: Dethgame, the game won’t star the totally metal (and not much else) quintet. Instead, it’ll put you in the role of roadies who are part of Deathklok’s legion of fans.
No release date has been announced just yet.
More through the link.
Mon, Jul 20, 2009 | 22:30 BST
In Soviet Russia, Retro/Grade plays like a normal shooter. Everywhere else, though, it moves in reverse. Sounds confusing, right? Well, a recent post on The PlayStation Blog explained the self-proclaimed “reverse shooter” in more detail.
The story goes like this: You’re Rick Rocket, and you just saved the universe. Congrats! The champagne, parades, and small armada of princesses you probably liberated will have to wait, though, because a temporal anomaly has caused time to move in reverse.
Thus, it’s up to you to undo all of your actions — exactly as you did them before — in order to shift time back into drive.
As a result, the game plays more like Guitar Hero than a shooter (the game even has built-in guitar peripheral functionality!) and sees you ducking into different lanes so that you won’t block enemy’s shots before they ever fire them. You also, of course, must hop into the correct lane and intercept your own shots by timing button presses correctly, lest you cause a time paradox. Still confused? So are w–
Bzzt. The VG247 mega-brain has encountered a fatal error. Press any key to continue.
Or just hit the link for a video of the game in action.
Fri, Feb 06, 2009 | 08:05 GMT
There’s still no word on when multiplayer FPS The Punisher: No Mercy will be released, but while you’re waiting for the PSN game take look at some new screens depicting Frank Castle’s idea of revenge.
It looks rather painful.
Once the game goes live you will also be able to play as Barracuda, Bushwacker, Jigsaw and Silver Sable.
Mon, Jan 12, 2009 | 11:36 GMT
In an interview with GameDaily, Sony Online Entertainment Chief John Smedley placed his hopes for the future atop the bank accounts of PSN’s virgin masses, voicing his belief that SOE’s formerly PC-centric business will successfully open up shop in the console market.
“I think PS3 will be close to half our business,” he said. “There’s an audience now waiting for online games on the PS3. I believe PSN has over 15 million users today. It’s growing so quickly, we see a great user-base potential there.”
“I think a lot of the people who play PS3 games right now aren’t the same people playing MMOs right now. I think it’s going to bring in a lot of new players,” he added.
More through the link, but just keep in mind that other sites don’t understand you like we do.
Sat, Dec 20, 2008 | 13:17 GMT
According to a CVG report, PS3 Trophies’ ability to, er, do nothing in particular has run into a potentially shelf-smashing error. Apparently, after PSN users alter their PSN ID or password, Trophy data can become “corrupt.”
Should that happen, certain games will then notify players that Trophy data has failed to sync – sometimes leading to a series of looping “quit and try again” messages.
Titles like Burnout Paradise, LittleBigPlanet, Pain, and WipEout HD have fallen victim to the Trophy-gobbling glitch since October, but the recently released 2.53 firmware update failed to sweep the bug under the rug.
Fortunately, Sony community guy “MusterBuster” claimed that, “A fix is on the way, but I don’t have an ETA yet”.
If your e-life absolutely depends on a healthy, bustling Trophy case, click through the link for a “quick” fix. (Hint: it’s not quick.)
Otherwise, just remember that waiting builds character or whatever. So don’t worry; Sony’s got your back.
Sat, Oct 18, 2008 | 05:22 BST
The first in what is likely to be a long series, Capcom has earned the keys to its very own digital PSN storefront. Why? Because, as Capcom product manager John Diamonon said, the publisher is “supporting Playstation Network like no other company.”
“Out of all of the third-party companies making use of the digital space, [Sony] recognizes Capcom is one of the best partners for content,” he told Edge.
The Capcom-branded piece of digital real estate is set to launch in November and will be the first of its kind.
Regarding an Xbox 360 equivalent, however, Capcom brass wasn’t quite as gung-ho.
“As far as Microsoft goes–how can I say this diplomatically–there are things I think they’d like to do to promote content in multiple ways, and I think they’ll get there eventually… but they’re not there yet,” said Capcom business chap, Christian Svensson.
Now if Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 christens the PS Store’s new section, our money will be forfeit. Take us, Capcom.
Fri, Feb 01, 2008 | 08:41 GMT
Games and demos
- Conflict: Denied Ops demo (free) – 888Mb
- Neopets: Petpet Adventures – The Wand of Wishing ($15.99) for PSP
Expansions and add-ons
- Rock Band ($1.99 each) – “Siva” by Smashing Pumpkins, “Working Man” by Rush and “Ten Speed (of God’s Blood…)” by Coheed and Cambria
- Folklore Add-on 5 “Nightmares” ($3.99)
- Folklore Add-on 6 “Visions of the Tower” ($3.99)
- Folklore Add-on Bundle 3 ($5.99)
- Battlefield Bad Company “Haggard’s Blog”
- Go! Sports Skydiving trailer
- Daddy Day Camp
- Across the Universe
- Prom Night
- Prince Caspian
Wallpapers and themes
- PixelJunk Monsters Wallpaper
- Neopets: Petpet Adventures – The Wand of Wishing Wallpaper