Articles tagged with: PSN
In the first of a two-part interview with our friends over at PC World, Eric Lempel spills the beans on firmware and the future of the PS3.
Of particular interest is what we can expect to see in terms of future updates and the regularity of said updates.
And importantly we find out what was really in the most recent update, Firmware 2.80.
This weeks update to the PSN video store includes the highly popular Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which took in an amazing $180,445,413. Who would have thought watching Kevin James riding a Segway would be so popular. Street Fighter also makes an appearance with The Legend of Chun-Li. We wonder if it’s any better than the last live-action Street Fighter they made?
In other news, Gran Torino continues its reign as the top downloaded film this week as well.We have a feeling that this won’t last too much longer if Paul Blart does as well in digital form as it did in theaters.
We were scared for a moment there. After a brief hiatus from the special E3 editions of PULSE, presented by the PlayStation Network, brings life back to the cold digital PlayStation world.
Take a look at today’s PULSE, presented by the PlayStation Network, after the break and don’t forget to get the HD version from the PlayStation Store later today.
The PlayStation Network looks set to expand across non-gaming devices in the near future, and it seems that Sony are looking for the PSN to play a part in helping provide a viable alternative to illegal downloads.
In a recent article by Fortune, extensively detailing the current executive strategies Sony are undertaking, you can clearly understand the importance of the PlayStation Network to the Japanese consumer electronics giant.
Let’s take a closer look at some of their recent statements.
Posting over at the PS Blog, Michael Robinson, Director of Communications at Creat Games, has announced that new Cuboid DLC will be available through the US PSN Store from today.
This includes the previously mentioned Booster Pack containing 33 new levels and the infamous level editor. This is the same editor that has experienced some technical woes when released on the EU store and the culprit as to why the US version was unceremoniously dragged back into development for some critical tweaking.
The US PlayStation Blog have announced that we are getting a wonderful new update for our favourite feature-hungry black box.
Not only that, but it will be rummaging in the fridge, lounging on the sofa and generally making itself at home from tomorrow onwards!
One of the most talked about titles for the PlayStation Network, Fat Princess was confirmed as a June release.
Unfortunately, that is now no longer the case.
They took their sweet time but PSN Cards are now available in Canada.
Offered in CAD$20 and CAD$50 denominations, our Canadian friends can now pick up the handy cards at EB Games and GameStop nationwide and, according to the PS blog, can also expect to see them at Best Buy, Future Shop, HMV, The Source by Circuit City and Rogers Plus in the coming weeks.
The availability of PSN Cards is one of those no-brainers that have always surprised us as something Sony should be putting more effort into. At least now we can say another region has been ticked off the list.
June 18 marks a special day for our little black and white dimension defying friend as echochrome will be receiving an update to version 1.02. The last time the game was updated, we received trophy support. This time, we will see the ability to share our creations with the world…
Not to be outdone by Europe, the North American store update is even bigger. It may not have Vidzone, but it does have the likes of three new downloadable titles, another PSOne classic, a couple of demos, and an uncountable number of add-on content.
Compared to the wimpy wimpy wimpy update of last week, this European PlatStation store update is quite hefty!
The highlights no doubt are Vidzone, the music video application, and four new add-ons for a few of the biggest PS3 games.
According to our friends over at 9lives.be, Sony Belgium stated in a recent interview that we may not see the introduction of PSN Cards any time soon, if ever.
These have been in circulation for some time in the NA and Japan Territories, but have yet to show face anywhere in the EU region. Why is that, exactly?
As I crawled out of my cave and into the sunlight, blinking life back into my numb eyes, I came across the scent of something untoward. A harbinger of distress and chaos had cast a shadow on the horizon.
Indeed, there are dark times ahead as we enter a period of PlayStation Network maintenance.
Yes, you read that title correctly. Capcom is supposedly planning on releasing between 20 and 40 classics from their PS1 and PSP collection on the PSN. We’re already drooling at the mouth just thinking about what games could be on the magical list.
From the Mega Mans and Resident Evils to the Street Fighters and Breath of Fires, there is a list, about as big as a certain database, that is worthy to grace our PS3s.
If you’re agoraphobic, have an almost vampiric distaste for the sun or just addicted to PSN titles in general, Sony’s summer plans for downloadable content should practically guarantee you a sedimentary and indoor existence over the coming months.
Sending out press information like a messenger heralding an approaching onslaught, Sony are in buoyant form and only too happy to bang their new content war-drum.
Prescience aside, we’re just glad to see 2.70 finally raising its murky head from the Sea of Speculation so the wild predictions about its content can stop.
Fans of chat, sorting, huge attachments and media backup should prepare for a giddy frenzy. The rest of you, and we’re thinking this is the majority, look away now. There’s nothing to see here.
Balls. Magic ones too. Originally released on the PC nearly five years ago, Magic Ball enjoyed immense success among point and click fans.
Ported over to the PS3 in Janaury, the game’s popularity continued and has consistently remained in the top ten download charts since its arrival.
At one point the title read “What the hell are you watching?” and even “What the (expletive) are you watching? Twilight is the number one movie downloaded in the PlayStation Network this week and we are mad. Perhaps we shouldn’t be so dismissive of a movie we haven’t really watched, but we are generally right about these things.
So, itâ€™s a big one this week and the highlights of the European PlayStation Store update are the Resistance 2 packs, adding great new multiplayer maps and player skins to the game.
Without further ado, here is the update in fullâ€¦