Sony Computer Entertainment president Kazuo Hirai has apologised to PlayStation Network users regarding the data breach which compromised approximately 75 million accounts
At a refreshingly personal press briefing in Tokyo this morning, Hirai said that Sony had "learned" its lesson, before detailing a number of plans aimed at trying to win...
Naughty Dog's lifted the lid on Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception's ambitious multiplayer component
The jury has been out ever since the developer revealed it wanted to be the "go-to game for multiplayer on PS3", but the latest stream of details released on the PlayStation Blog hints at the studio fulfilling its aims. Where to begin then? Naughty Dog's touting Uncharted 3's multiplayer as a..
Sony's confirmed that there's a Resistance 3 beta trial on the horizon, with North American players getting in on the action by picking up specially marked copies of SOCOM 4
European players will get to trial Insomniac's new multiplayer component with an active PlayStation Plus subscription. There's no word as to whether Plus subscribers in North America will also get in on the action. Timescales..
Pay to play
Members of Sony's premium PlayStation Plus subscription service can Move onto the battlefield from today, as the multiplayer beta for SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (known as SOCOM: Special Forces in Europe) is now live on the PlayStation Store. The beta is fully compatible with PlayStation Move, so you can enjoy all the free-look shooting...
A report posted by Joystiq [sourced from a Sony PlayStation Network newsletter] hints that the upcoming Red Faction Battlegrounds will be offered to PlayStation Plus subscribers as a membership incentive in North America
According to the newsletter, those that subscribe to Sony's premium membership service before March 25th will get a free copy of...
Remember all that PlayStation Network maintenance? It was totally justified, as Sony's just announced Online Storage, a cloud-based save service for PlayStation Plus subscribers
The service will allow players to store game saves online, with a maximum capacity of up to 1,000 saves or 150mb. The service will be accessible via a new icon on the XMB...
Admittedly, the sun's been shining a little bit more here in frosty England
It still doesn't feel like spring yet, but there are tell-tale signs everywhere you look. It's about time too, the winter feels like it's been around forever. We don't know how the winter's been across the pond, but SCEA's promising to warm you up regardless. This week marks...
Comes down tomorrow
PlayStation Plus subscriber? Want to play the demo of PlayStation Move Heroes? You'd better get downloading pronto, as the free trial will disappear into the PlayStation Network wormhole tomorrow. The full game launches in North America on 22nd March so you won't have too long to wait until you can play the finished game. Be sure...
Kicking off on 15th March
Want to know how you can get to play SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs before it's out in April? We have the beta details for you right below. The first North American players will be invited to play from 15th March, one week before PlayStation Plus members get to take part. 29th March sees those who picked up a beta code with...
Hits Europe on 23rd March
Tactical shooter SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs — known as SOCOM: Special Forces in Europe — isn't just the focus of the most awesome Move bundle, it's also getting a playable beta in the next few weeks. PlayStation Plus subscribers across Europe can get access to the beta on 23rd March, more details of which will be...
PlayStation Plus subscribers in North America will continue to get the privileged treatment next month, as Sony unloads exclusive early access to the PlayStation Move Heroes demo on March 1st
Players will get to test out the PlayStation Move controlled mascot cross-over title at least three weeks before its release in North America, while Europe still waits for that all important release date..
Free demo on 1st March
Upcoming mascot 'em up PlayStation Move Heroes is Sony's big, non-Killzone 3 Move release in the next month, and players who subscriber to the company's premium PlayStation Plus service will get to try out the title weeks before its launch. Subscribers in North America will receive early access to the PlayStation Move Heroes...
PlayStation Plus, we're truly beginning to adore you
So much content. And it's free (in kinds). The latest batch of goodies for subscribers comes from SEGA, with a bunch of Mega Drive Genesis classics pledged for the PlayStation Network at a grand cost of zilch. While the European PlayStation Blog is a little more cagey with details (don't worry,...
Perhaps the most overlooked area of the PlayStation business is the ever-expanding PlayStation Network
Since the PS3 launched we've really watched Sony expand the digital-content service into a fundamental component of the platform, an area they lagged behind Microsoft going into this console generation. With that in mind, digital analysts conclude...
After the wonderful Costume Quest, DoubleFine's upcoming Russian doll adventure, Stacking, is pretty high on our most anticipated PSN games list
We suspect, valued readers, that it's on your radar too. Feel free to dance a joyous jig of celebration with us then, as we reveal that Stacking will be free for all PlayStation Plus subscribers from next week. That's both European and North American..
Sonic The Hedgehog (2006) is widely considered one of the worst games on PlayStation 3
We're big fans of Sonic and SEGA games in general, but even we have to admit that the early PS3 title was shoddy at best. Having said that, we've already committed to playing through the game again. Why? Trophies. The game mysteriously appeared on this morning's...
SEGA's confirmed that a demo for Yakuza 4 -- probably one of our most anticipated games of the year -- will be going live on February 23rd
PlayStation Plus subscribers will get in on the action a week early, on February 16th. The demo promises to offer a taste of each of the game's four protagonists. Yes! There's a new trailer after the jump focusing on the hostesses. Yes, we are so going to spend..
Perhaps preparing the waters for NGP's rumoured cross-connectivity features, Kotaku reports that cloud-saving is coming to the PlayStation 3 as part of the system's next firmware update (3
60). As anticipated, the feature will be restricted to PlayStation Plus subscribers and will presumably allow players to back-up their game progress in the cloud...
LittleBigPlanet 2's kinda out
Killzone 3's nearly out. But the cogs at Sony's overworked PR office keep turning; we've just realised we still know absolutely nothing about SOCOM 4's multiplayer component. That's not a problem though, because Sony's announced on the US PlayStation Blog that marked copies of Killzone 3 (Helghast and regular) are set to include access to the SOCOM 4
Only the very stingiest gamers should object to paying $7.99 for Gameloft's upcoming Modern Combat: Domination when it launches in North America on January 18th, but there's good news for frugal fans of first-person shooters as the game will land with a day-one 25% discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers. That means North American...
Well worth a shot
Online shooter MAG is already available cheaply in the Greatest Hits range, but if you're still not convinced it's worth the money then perhaps a PlayStation Plus-exclusive free game trial will help twist your arm. Subscribers to Sony's premium service will be able to play the game for free, with full Move support. You'll only be...
Here's a novel way of killing three birds with one stone: MAG's set to get an unlimited full-game trial for US PlayStation Plus subscribers this week
The trial will allow players to experience MAG fully, but will cap progress at level eight. This is actually the best idea ever. Why? It serves three purposes: keeps MAG's servers populated with fresh players, gives PlayStation Plus users a tasty..
We're downloading all 15GB of the DC Universe Online beta as we type
The MMO stress-test has been released for PlayStation Plus subscribers in Europe today (that's all of you) and will run right through the holiday season. The download's handled in two parts — a fairly tiny client followed by a whopping 15GB download. It's handled similarly to the MAG beta, the main difference being that the..
Gotta laugh at all those people throwing around the words "useless", "pointless" and "crap" when PlayStation Plus was announced. We're some of the most hardcore PlayStation Network users out there, and Plus has already lavished us in a ridiculous array of goodies. Today we're set to get a few more. SCEE's revealed...
Go back in time
Sony announced that Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves was going to get an early launch for PlayStation Plus subscribers, and true enough the game appeared on the PlayStation Store last night for members of Sony's premium club to download for free. If you're not a PlayStation Plus subscriber there's no need to fret as the game is available...
Sony's dropped some fresh news about what we can expect from the LittleBigPlanet franchise this Christmas
Honestly, a whole lot. Sony will be sending out fresh beta invites and a story demo for LittleBigPlanet 2 from next month, as well as releasing a stand-alone PlayStation Move experience entitled Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves. Sackboy's Prehistoric...
SCEE's allowing all European PlayStation Plus members to take part in the Killzone 3 beta
It's a limited offer, so make sure you make the most of this opportunity — jump on the PlayStation Store and hit "Download". Go on, it's free. For a limited amount of time today, you will be able to download the Beta straight from the PlayStation Plus section of the PS Store. "We will not..
Honestly, we couldn't care less about hockey nor the NHL
We can imagine fans of the sport are literally drawling at the prospect of Sony's new NHL GameCenter application for the PlayStation 3 The application allows NHL GameCenter Live subscribers ($169) to "stream live out-of-market regular season and select playoff game broadcasts in HD." The app also features support for full-length..
PlayStation Plus is the gift that keeps giving
Honestly, we totally get why people are against it, and at the end of the day that's fine; it's a completely optional service, either you want it or you don't. But with yesterday's Killzone 3 beta and today's 20% discount on the Red Dead Redemption DLC we'd already planned to buy, it all starts to add...
American PlayStation Plus members lucky enough to get into the Red Faction: Battlegrounds beta will have an extra week to zoom around in the vehicular combat title
The PlayStation Blog notes that in addition to the beta extension, 1,000 new Plus members are set to get in on the action. The full game's still due in early 2011.
And a discount, in fact
If you fancy a virtual game of pool on your Move you're not exactly spoilt for choice at the moment, but Hustle Kings is going to be a hard act to follow. Subscribers to PlayStation Plus across Europe may have held off on giving the game a go, but those members are about to receive a free trial of the game along with a...
European PlayStation Plus users are set to go to bed happy this evening
That's if you've got an old copy of Fallout 3 lying around. SCEE's announced that from October 13th Point Lookout, Mothership Zeta and Operation Anchorage will all be available for free. On October 20th, Broken Steel and The Pitt will be available for free. Members will have to...
Keep your eyes peeled
If you missed out on the first round of beta invites for LittleBigPlanet 2 then worry not: Sony will be sending out a fresh batch of invitations next week. If you've bought previous downloadable content for the original LittleBigPlanet, are a big community contributor or subscribe to PlayStation Plus, don't take your eyes off...
If you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber in the US, you'll now be able to jump into the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer beta
Us European folks have been playing it for a while, and we've gotten pretty good at stabbing people in the back — so just be careful out there guys.
If you've not got PlayStation Plus yet, you're going to want to rectify that oversight as quickly as possible: the Killzone 3 public beta is a-coming
It's pretty soon too - SCEE's slapped an October 25th date on the monumental PlayStation event. PlayStation Plus members will do well to keep a keen eye on the premium section of the PlayStation Store when it updates next week — Sony will be..
PlayStation Plus subscribers only
When a company says "details will be available in the near future", the near future can be anything from weeks to months. Sony's just beaten the world land speed record for more details arriving, with the Killzone 3 beta details officially announced just days after being teased. Launching on October 25th,...
If you're in Europe and are a PlayStation Plus subscriber -- you don't really need to watch this trailer
It tells you what makes up the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood beta but, hey, you may aswell be playing it rather than watching it. We're serious. Head to the PlayStation Store and download the blasted thing! Preferably now. We'll have our thoughts on the beta later in the week.
A little download ticker on our PS3 reckons the PlayStation Plus naysayers are feeling a little blue today
The Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer beta is live for European PlayStation Plus subscribers right now; so if you're a member (or planning to become one), hit up the Plus section of the PlayStation Store now to get downloading the 3GB trial. The beta features a bunch of characters and..
The European PlayStation Blog's revealed that PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood beta a week early, starting from Monday 27th September
Everyone else will gain entry on the 4th October. The beta will include a two modes and a couple of maps. The PlayStation Blog promises to detail the full contents of the beta in the coming days. There's more..
The American arm of the PlayStation Blog has detailed the upcoming content PlayStation Plus subscribers can expect over the coming months
The highlights include a Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light demo, numerous discounts and the possibility of an invite to the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Red Faction: Battlegrounds betas. You can get a...
Sony's confirmed that European PlayStation Plus members will get a neat little bonus as part of their PlayStation Plus subscription today
Members will get access to the Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow demo a week before it launches for everyone next week. The new Castlevania title's due in October and is being overlooked by Metal Gear Solid's Hideo...
Konami's confirmed that vanilla PlayStation 3 users will get access to the latest Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 demo on September 15th
PlayStation Plus subscribers, however, will be good to go a week early. They'll get the demo next Wednesday. Aside: do you say "pezz" or "p-e-s"?
The American arm of the PlayStation Blog has confirmed that US subscribers to PlayStation Plus will get early access to the God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta demo from next week, September 7th
No word on a date for non-subscribers, but we assume you'll have to wait a couple of weeks to try out Kratos' second pocket adventure. Hopefully this bonus makes...
We're eagerly anticipating Ubisoft's RUSE - mainly because of its implementation of the PlayStation Move controller
While it's unlikely the demo will provide an opportunity to check those new controls out, it will allow a glance at RUSE's overarching gameplay. And if you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you're going to get an extra week to check it...
Back in May, SCEA launched the PlayStation Protection Plan
The product was designed to give PlayStation users some added stability to their hardware. Sony's announced via the PlayStation Blog today that the Protection Plan can now be purchased via the PlayStation Store. And in addition to that, PlayStation Plus subscribers will be getting a...
If you're a fan of the original Tomb Raider game, then you're in luck
European PlayStation Plus subscribers are being given the option to purchase the original PSone title two weeks before it hits the PlayStation Store proper. It'll cost £7.99. The game's a bit of a PlayStation cult-classic, so we're eager to see how well its aged. There's more...
The US PlayStation Blog has posted up a list of goodies that subscribers can expect from PlayStation Plus when the service updates on August 10th
SCEA's confirmed that US PlayStation Plus updates will be going bi-weekly from now on. We have to wonder if that decision has anything to do with the complaints aimed at the European version. We've posted...
Sony's revealed the content that PlayStation Plus subscribers can expect in the months of August and September
Aswell as teasing some "exclusive" treats, subscribers will snatch copies of Zen Pinball, Medievil, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee and the entire season of Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse. Of course, a further selection of DLC (the...
Industry analyst Michael Pachter has weighed in with his impressions on Sony's PlayStation Plus service, predicting that the company will need 2-3 million subscribers before they start turning a profit
Comparing the service to XBOX Live on his GameTrailers show Pach Attack, the Wedbush Morgan man said that the Microsoft service had a slow start...
If you're still getting your breath back after that incredible cinematic trailer for DC Universe Online, well, we apologise
Why? Because we're about to send you on a hype-fit all over again. Shall we just get it over with? Ok — Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming super-hero MMO will drop on November 2nd. That'll be both on PlayStation 3 and PC. SOE were keen to stress that you won't need a..
If, like us, you're looking forward to IO Interactive's upcoming low-fidelity shooter, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, you're going to want to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber
The demo will be available a week earlier for premium subscribers, giving users the opportunity to download the sample on July 20th. Non-subscribers will get access to the...
A preview for Hulu Plus launched on the PlayStation 3 this week, despite a number of stipulations
(Yeah, you should probably click that last link). Anyway, if you've any interest at all in PlayStation's TV streaming service, TechThrow's put together a pretty comprehensive look at the new preview app. It's all rather swish and what-not.
Hulu's put an end to rumours that PlayStation 3 users wishing to take advantage of the upcoming Hulu Plus service will require a PlayStation Plus account
Turns out PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to a unique preview evaluation period, but standard PSN users will be able to download and use the Hulu Plus service without an enhanced account when the functionality launches later this..
And so it starts
Feel free to bombard our inbox with your complaints of value-added services being, heaven forbid, charged for. According to some digging by Technologizer, PlayStation Plus will be required to run the recently announced Hulu Plus on the PS3. The site notes: The instructions below will help you install Hulu Plus on your PS3. Note:...
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49, original price $4.99) Section 8 Sale (now $14.99, original price $29.99) LittleBigPlanet - Statue of Liberty Costume Free</ul>Price Drops Don't Let Me Down (Slowly) by The Main Drag Permanent Price Change (now $0.99, original price $1.99) Super Stacker Permanent...
Just to let you know, Sony's new PlayStation Plus service is totally available for subscription right now. The service - which sets you back £40 / $50 for a year - gets you access to piles of content every month. Here in Europe a yearly subscription rewards you with a downloadable copy of LittleBigPlanet, while in the US you'll get...
Heads-up, PlayStation 3's latest firmware update, 3
40, is now available to download. The update includes the functionality for Sony's new premium content delivery service, PlayStation Plus. But that's not all it does. Indeed, there are a host of new goodies added to the PS3 with today's update. For one, the PS3 photo gallery is now enhanced with...
Anyone planning on signing up to the new PlayStation Plus service should prepare for a huge bonus -- the entire retail copy of LittleBigPlanet comes free with any yearly subscriptions placed between 29th June and 3rd August
We should add, this offer is limited to Europe only. Still, it's pretty awesome isn't it? Not only is this news great for...
After what seems like an eternity of nagging, Sony has finally confirmed that cross-game chat is heading to the PlayStation 3
But will the nagging cease? No. See, as much as people want cross-game chat (enough to moan and moan in every message board we visit), they object to the idea of it being part of the PlayStation Plus package. So, you guys really want it enough to spend hours writing about it..
So what is all that PlayStation Plus stuff anyway? If you're confused, Sony's launched this handy little web portal to let you know a little more
PlayStation Plus is an extension to the PlayStation Network experience. While the standard (free) PlayStation Network experience will remain unchanged, PlayStation Plus will include additional features such as game give-aways, early access to betas and..
First of all, don't worry
If you don't want to pay, the PlayStation Network (as you know it) is going to be completely free. Alas, for those of you who do want to pay, Sony's announced the new PlayStation Plus service, which will cost just $49.99 (49.99/¥5,000) a year. You'll also be able to pay for a three month subscription, which will cost...
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