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News: Bioshock 2 Takes The UK Charts' Top Spot, Bayonetta Re-Enters

Bioshock 2 Takes The UK Charts' Top Spot, Bayonetta Re-Enters

Apparently Bioshock is still a big deal, as Bioshock 2 has shot straight to the top of the UK charts, removing previous leader Mass Effect 2

Interestingly, after a slew of price-cuts (and perhaps that Playstation 3 patch), Bayonetta has re-entered the charts in number 10 (up from 36). Elsewhere, Fifa 10 and Modern Warfare 2 are still strong propositions. Check out the full list after the jump..

News: Future Publishing Announce Playstation Network Magazine, FirstPlay

Future Publishing Announce Playstation Network Magazine, FirstPlay

Future Publishing has today announced FirstPlay, a digital Playstation Network magazine for the UK in a similar style to America's Qore

The weekly magazine will cost just 99p per episode, or £8.99 for a monthly subscription, and is being developed by the team behind Official Playstation Magazine UK.“Future has an outstanding track record in producing content for gamers that is informed,..

News: Global PS3 Sales Hit 33.5 Million, Close The Gap On XBOX 360

Global PS3 Sales Hit 33.5 Million, Close The Gap On XBOX 360

Sony's reported that they are just 5

5 million systems behind the XBOX 360 now, with a strong showing for the Playstation 3 this Christmas driving the system up to 33.5 million global sales. Sony also reiterated that they will hit their 13 million systems sold target during the fiscal year, with 10.8 million systems sold for the nine months ending December 31st. With the figures already reported,..

News: For The Love Of: SCEE Mention "Gran Turismo 5" & "Fall Release" In The Same Sentence

For The Love Of: SCEE Mention "Gran Turismo 5" & "Fall Release" In The Same Sentence

Enough Sony, SCEE, Polyphony or whoever is involved with making Gran Turismo 5 take so bleeding long to come out

We were expecting it early 2009. It didn't come. We were expecting it late 2009. It didn't come. We were really expecting it early 2010. It ain't coming. Now you're talking about Fall? Really? Yes, really. SCEE Portugal's honcho James Armstrong has said the game is aiming for a..

News: Sony Studio Liverpool To Be Cut In Half?

Sony Studio Liverpool To Be Cut In Half?

Last week we reported the sad news that there was a "restructuring" process going on at Sony's Studio Liverpool

News this morning from Develop suggests that the "restructuring" is likely to result in a cull of 50%. An affected staff member told Develop that the layoff was looking "heavy", estimating “around half us may be gone”. Sony are still refusing to comment on the..

News: Sony: Heavy Rain Is A Total "Gamble", Yo

Sony: Heavy Rain Is A Total "Gamble", Yo

Heavy Rain literally looks bonkers

The latest game from David Cage and his team at Quantic Dream dares to think outside the box. In that, it's a huge gamble for publishers Sony, but one they are giving their full support. Product manager Lucy Duncan told CVG:“Being Sony, I suppose we have a little more luxury to take a gamble on more original and innovative IP – and Heavy Rain definitely fits..

Rumour: Sony Put $20million Worth Of Funds Into Multiplatform L.A. Noire

Sony Put $20million Worth Of Funds Into Multiplatform L.A. Noire

An unusual Twitter account under the pseudonym Veracious_Shift has popped up this morning, claiming to know the secrets of upcoming PS3 title Agent's exclusivity, and the fiasco regarding the oft-lofted, rarely shown L

A. Noire</a>. Veracious Shift writes:To McNamara [dude what did The Getaway - Ed], The Getaway was a tainted brand by Sony's doing, and he cannot create a masterpiece with a..

News: SCEE: 3 Million Playstation 3s Sold In The UK

SCEE: 3 Million Playstation 3s Sold In The UK

It's milestone time for SCEE, as they've just confirmed that 3 million Playstation 3s have been sold in the UK to date

There's really not much else to say. As Brits ourselves, Sony's efforts have very much been brushed under the carpet by the mainstream here; but still outstanding marketing, pricing and, just sheer brilliant exclusive games have really raised the appeal of the system. Feels like..

News: Michael Jackson PS3 Bundle Not Coming To The UK We're 'Fraid

Michael Jackson PS3 Bundle Not Coming To The UK We're 'Fraid

If you're a hardcore British gamer who likes nothing more than chillin' to the back catalogue of Michael Jackson - then you're out of luck

Sony has confirmed to VG247 that there are no plans to bring the recently announced "This Is It" bundle to the UK. The bundle's due for release in Japan later this month. Guess you'll just have to make do with like a PS3, and a copy of the "This..

News: Sony Don't Really Think OnLive Is A Threat At All

Sony Don't Really Think OnLive Is A Threat At All

Remember OnLive? The announced service that would supposedly allow "gamers" to kinda stream video games from a mega-hub computer server thing-ma-jig

Yeah? Sony doesn't think much to it at all really. In fact, they reckon that in order to play video games at the "expected quality" you'll need a traditional video games system."Whilst the remote storage and access of files is becoming..

News: Sony Claim PS3's VidZone Service Is The World's Biggest Music Video Streaming Application

Sony Claim PS3's VidZone Service Is The World's Biggest Music Video Streaming Application

Blimey

SCEE just dropped a press release in our inbox announcing that the PS3's VidZone application has become the biggest music video streaming service in the world, with more than 2 million users streaming over 200 million videos in its first month. Vidzone launched across Europe in the summer of 2009, and has since stretched to 18 countries. Pats on the back all around then?

News: SCEE Confirms God Of War III: Ultimate Trilogy Edition For Europe

SCEE Confirms God Of War III: Ultimate Trilogy Edition For Europe

SCEE has announced a lovely little God Of War III collector's edition heading to Europe this March

The pack includes, obviously, God Of War III and the recently US-only God Of War Collection among a host of other lucious goodies. The pack includes (deep breath): God of War III God of War Collection Extra PSN game content (God of War Combat Arena containing an exclusive environment and seven..

News: Playstation Home Hits The Big 10,000,000! Blimey!

Playstation Home Hits The Big 10,000,000! Blimey!

SCEE announced yesterday that Playstation Home has reached the 10,000,000 user milestone

Love it or hate it, there ain't no way Sony are dropping the service with numbers like that.“PlayStation Home is fast becoming the meeting place of choice between users and developers,” said Dan Hill, European Home Business Manager at SCEE. “Every new game space enhances the overall experience for consumers,..

First Impressions: Digital Comics on Playstation Portable

Digital Comics on Playstation Portable

Sony's decision to bring comics to the Playstation Portable has always been something that's stuck us as interesting

Interesting because we're not entirely sure who the move is aimed at. Hardcore comic fans will surely prefer reading their superhero gossip on paper; and will casual comic readers care enough to download them to their PSP? These are questions we're still yet to answer, but our..

News: SingStar Sells A Whopping 20million Units

SingStar Sells A Whopping 20million Units

Sony have just announced that their specialist karaoke franchise has now topped 20million units sold

The franchise began in 2004 and has seen numerous versions over the past 5 years, right up to the latest Take That themed release. We expect a Michael Jackson SingStar will be on the cards for early next year, with the franchise completely free to go as specialist as it likes in the future. Sony..

News: House: The Wii Is Experiencing Significant Downturn

House: The Wii Is Experiencing Significant Downturn

The Playstation brand is kicking again

We've seen rather steady dominance for the Sony platforms over the past 3 or 4 months in the Playstation's homeland, and even a hint of celebration in the US; the Sony swagger is back. And that means Andrew House, Sony Europes head-honcho, can start talking about the competition again."I think at a time when we're seeing one of the major competitors..

News: Quick Impressions: European Playstation Video Delivery Service

Quick Impressions: European Playstation Video Delivery Service

Colour us impressed

Very impressed. We'd known the release date for the European Playstation Video Delivery Service (which we'll refer to as the "video store" for convenience) for a while, but we had no idea exactly how much content SCEE would pump into it before launch. We had the titles of just five or six movies when we got told the date, and assumed any number around the 50 mark would..

News: European Playstation Movie Store To Get 50+ New Films Each Week

European Playstation Movie Store To Get 50+ New Films Each Week

Having had chance to browse around the Playstation Video Store this morning, we have to say we are very impressed

The pricing is more than reasonable and the range of content on offer is already staggering. It's a flawless update from the folks at SCEE, and we have to congratulate them on that. But with 2000 movies already on offer from the service, you'd be forgiven for thinking SCEE might let the..

News: The European Playstation Store Now Includes Video Content...

The European Playstation Store Now Includes Video Content...

.. And that means, like, right now! Trust us, we checked. There are an absolute ton of movies to buy or rent (in SD or HD). To be precise, more than 2000 movies are available. It's a pretty impressive roll out from SCEE, and a service we're looking forward to using. Renting a movie in HD costs around the £4-mark in the UK, with SD a bit cheaper and full-purchase options available for some films..