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News: SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida To Keynote At TGS

SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida To Keynote At TGS

This year's Tokyo Game Show will host keynote speeches from SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, in addition to Square Enix's CEO Yoichi Wada

Wada's keynote will focus on the "Essence Of Game Industry Revolution", while Yoshida will introduce the PlayStation Vita. Yoshida's speech in particular promises to shed more light on the Vita's specifications, as well as detail the..

News: PlayStation Gamers Raise Over 1 Million For Japanese Earthquake Relief

PlayStation Gamers Raise Over 1 Million For Japanese Earthquake Relief

Give yourselves a huge pat on the back

Seriously, this is genuinely brilliant news. Sony's announced that PlayStation gamers have donated over £1.01 million to the Japanese Earthquake appeal. That's a staggering number. North American PSN users raised £260,995, while Europe stumped up £538,122, and Asian countries offered £16,673. Japanese gamers themselves coughed up an additional £181,751..

News: Bonus Content To Be Bundled With The Team ICO Collection

Bonus Content To Be Bundled With The Team ICO Collection

One could argue that getting high-definition remasters of Team ICO's massive PlayStation 2 adventure titles, ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus, are bonuses enough, but Sony's got some extra goodies to bundle with the upcoming Team ICO Collection to make the package that touch more tempting

Included with new copies of the game will be a download voucher for two XMB dynamic themes — naturally one for..

News: Japan's Hot Shots Golf is Now Move-Enabled, But Ours Isn't

Japan's Hot Shots Golf is Now Move-Enabled, But Ours Isn't

Update rattles into the cup

Yesterday the Move update for Japan's Minna No Golf 5 — aka Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds in North America and Everybody's Golf: World Tour in Europe — went live, bringing stereoscopic 3D support and Move controls to the cutest golf game on PS3. According to iWaggle3D the motion controller is supported in offline play...

News: Sony Brings Western Games To Japan, Reveals World Game Project

Sony Brings Western Games To Japan, Reveals World Game Project

Sony wants to educate Japanese gamers on the values of Western titles, and it intends to do so with an event dubbed the "World Game Project"

The initiative will see the platform holder bring a slew of hot Western titles to Japan's famous Akihabara district. Playable titles will include inFamous 2, Resistance 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Shadows Of The Damned. Yes, we know the latter was..

Rumour: The Last Guardian to Support PlayStation Move

The Last Guardian to Support PlayStation Move

Stranger things have happened

We reported on The Last Guardian's PlayStation Move support last year, when Fumito Ueda commented the game 'may' receive optional Playstation Move controls. The trail went cold after that though, but now it's heating up again. As spotted by iWaggle3D, the Sony Computer Entertainment America press site listed The Last...

News: This Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Collector's Set Is Amazing

This Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Collector's Set Is Amazing

If you're a Resident Evil fan, we suspect you're already dousing yourself with a handheld battery-operated fan

This 15th Anniversary Collector's Set is particularly amazing. Available exclusively via the e-Capcom store for ¥7,800, the limited edition boxset includes a bonanza of Resident Evil goods, including: all three original Resident Evil titles for PSone, Resident Evil: Revival Edition (the..

News: Hallelujah: PlayStation Store Officially Returns In Japan

Hallelujah: PlayStation Store Officially Returns In Japan

After a long and torturous rate, the Japanese arm of the PlayStation Store has finally released

The service was taken down after the infamous PSN outage earlier in the year, and has been held at ransom by the Japanese government ever since. But it's back now, meaning those of us in the West can hop online and finally find out what that bonkers El Shaddai game is all about...

News: Sony Japan Reveals Move Bundle for Hot Shots Golf PS3

Sony Japan Reveals Move Bundle for Hot Shots Golf PS3

Will it come West?

Sony's preparing to patch Move controls into its classic PS3 golf game Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds — otherwise known as Everybody's Golf: World Tour — but in Japan it's going a step further, physically re-releasing the game with a Move Starter Pack to entice PlayStation gamers onto the fairway. The bundle of game, controller...

News: Sony Reveals 'World Game Project' For Japan

Sony Reveals 'World Game Project' For Japan

Typically the Japanese games market can be quite introverted

While Japanese games have a history of success in the West, few Western games succeed in the Japanese market. This is something Sony's looking to correct with a new initiative in Japan called the "World Game Project". While details are still scarce about the Akihabara event — set to take place at the end of the month — it..

News: Japanese PlayStation Store Set To Return On Wednesday

Japanese PlayStation Store Set To Return On Wednesday

Huzzah

Sony's revealed that the PlayStation Store will finally return in Japan on July 6th. That's this Wednesday if you haven't got a calendar nearby. There's very little else to say other than, yes, the PlayStation Store really has been down this long in Japan. The government demanded Sony provide evidence that the service was sufficiently protected after the PSN outage before allowing it to..

News: PlayStation Store Still Offline In Japan

PlayStation Store Still Offline In Japan

While we've been happily been getting back to normal after the PSN hack here in the West, the Japanese PlayStation Store has remained offline

In a short update [translated by AndriaSang], the company apologised for the on-going downtime, stating that it was still making adjustments with multiple organisations. The PlayStation Store is back online in practically every other country bar Japan. Sony..

News: Yakuza Series Hits 5 Million Unit Milestone

Yakuza Series Hits 5 Million Unit Milestone

One of our favourite PlayStation franchises, the Yakuza series, has shipped over 5 million units worldwide SEGA has announced

The milestone was achieved with new zombie-gangster mash-up, Yakuza: Of The End, which has already shipped 400,000 units in its first two weeks on sale in Japan. We've got our copy. There have been seven games in the Yakuza franchise thus far: four mainline entries on PS2..

News: Sony Confirms Greener PlayStation 3 Model

Sony Confirms Greener PlayStation 3 Model

There were reports over the weekend of a new PlayStation 3 model identified by the code CECH-3000B

Sony has confirmed those rumours this morning, revealing a new 320GB PS3 less power-consumption than its predecessor. Don't get your panties in a twist yet, this is still the standard PS3 Slim design. It's not like a new PS3 or anything. The new model will ship in charcoal black for ¥34,980 at the..

News: Yakuza: Of The End Tops The Japanese Software Charts

Yakuza: Of The End Tops The Japanese Software Charts

SEGA's mobster-zombie mash-up, Yakuza: Of The End, has unsurprisingly topped the Japanese sales charts after a hefty delay

We received our copy earlier this week but haven't had a chance to check it out yet. It's sitting temptingly on the top of our "to play" pile though. Elsewhere it was a poor week for Japanese software, with the ridiculously titled Gekiatsu!! Pachige Tamashii Portable..

News: British Red Cross Thanks PlayStation Users For Japan Quake Donations

British Red Cross Thanks PlayStation Users For Japan Quake Donations

Take a look at this Daily Mail: video games can do positive things

The British Red Cross has this morning thanked PlayStation users for its "amazing contribution" to the Japanese quake relief appeal, which raised a total of £466,465.60. That's an incredible tally, so give yourselves a pat on the back. In a statement published on the

News: Team ICO Collection Given September 22nd Release Date In Japan

Team ICO Collection Given September 22nd Release Date In Japan

Sony's finally slapped a September 22nd release date on the highly anticipated high-definition re-releases of PS2 classics ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus

The titles will release separately at ¥3,980 (US$49). Sony's also putting out a limited edition box (pictured) that includes both games, as well as a booklet compiled by Japanese magazine Brutus that looks at the game creator Fumito Ueda and that..

News: Rejoice Japan: PlayStation Network To Partially Return Tomorrow In Asia

Rejoice Japan: PlayStation Network To Partially Return Tomorrow In Asia

Could you imagine if the PSN had been down worldwide as long as it's been down in Japan and parts of Asia? It's pretty unthinkable, right? Sony was required to prove to the Japanese government that it had strengthened its system security before bringing the PSN back online in the region

Presumably that's all done and dusted now as the service is set to return tomorrow. Asia, like the rest of the..