Tag Archives: PSN
Sun, May 01, 2011 | 05:40 BST
This week, we’ve decided to blather on for 15,000 words about PSN and the Royal Wedding. Kidding. Mostly.
Sat, Apr 23, 2011 | 13:52 BST
Sat, Apr 23, 2011 | 21:31 BST
You are cordially invited to discuss the week’s happenings. If you refuse, we’ll spoil Portal 2. GlaDOS kills Dumbledore. You’ve been warned.
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 | 18:42 GMT
Sony has announced some new Super Stardust HD DLC for spring release, titled the “Impact Mode.”
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–
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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.