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News: European Vidzone Release Dates Announced

European Vidzone Release Dates Announced

It's easy to forget while we're dancing around to Glockenpop that other regions across Europe are yet to receive the Playstation 3's Vidzone application yet

Worry not though Europeans. The service is on its way. In fact, here's a list of the where and whens. November 23: Austria, The Netherlands, and Portugal December 3: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden December 10: Belgium, Luxembourg,..

News: Buzz! Developer Dude Reckons Home Is Hitting Its Stride Right About... Now

Buzz! Developer Dude Reckons Home Is Hitting Its Stride Right About... Now

The executive director of Relentless Games, Andrew Eades, reckons Playstation Home is totally not for him

"Home doesn't appeal to me personally that much," he told VideoGamer.com. Bad news? Not quite, as Eades reckons Home is just starting to reach its potential. He reckons that Sony should focus on " the tools to allow people to create content for it," mentioning that..

News: Surprise: Modern Warfare 2 Debuts At The Top Of The UK Charts

Surprise: Modern Warfare 2 Debuts At The Top Of The UK Charts

Pretend to be surprised for us will you? Thanks

So, guess what? Modern Warfare 2entered the UK charts in the number one position for the week ending November 14th. It managed to sell a whopping 1.78 million copies over the five or so days it was on sale, with a speculated 700,000 or so copies attributed to the Playstation3 version. The rest of the chart is pretty uneventful, with the usual mix of..

News: Playstation Motion Control Being Treated As A "Platform"

Playstation Motion Control Being Treated As A "Platform"

Playstation 3's studio boss Mike Denny reckons the Playstation Motion Controller is being treated as a platform by Sony

In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Denny said of the Playstation Motion Controller: “The motion control system we’re putting in place going forward is we’re treating as more of a platform." “You’re right that here in Europe we have a lot of experience helping..

News: Sony Survey Yummy Potential PSPgo Colour Variants

Sony Survey Yummy Potential PSPgo Colour Variants

Seems like Sony are planning some flashy new colours for the PSPgo range

A Destructoid reader was invited to take a survey regarding new colours in the UK. As you can see, there are a lot of yummy colours on the survey. Personally we'd go for the more "out-there" ones, such as Coral and Turqouise. But knowing how boring people are, we assume most responses tick the "Blue" and..

News: Playstation Network Scheduled Maintenance Planned For... Erm... Tomorrow

Playstation Network Scheduled Maintenance Planned For... Erm... Tomorrow

So, erm, Sony have announced some scheduled maintenance for, erm, tomorrow

Don't bite our heads off, we know what tomorrow is. We're just the messengers. The downtime will take place between 8AM and 11AM GMT and is promised to only affect PSN sign-in for roughly 15 minutes (so not to a big a deal). On the plus side, the European Playstation Blog are promising a little surprise that we assume is..

News: Sony Reckon "New IP Is The Lifeblood Of The Industry"

Sony Reckon "New IP Is The Lifeblood Of The Industry"

Rehashing old IP is something that doesn't interest Sony at all

Of course, we'll always see sequels to popular Playstation franchises, but more than any other publisher this generation, Sony has also championed new IP in the likes of the Uncharted, Resistance and Motorstorm franchises. SCEE's vice president, Michael Denny thinks new IP is massively important in today's gaming industry, stating at..

News: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, Casino Royale & Hannah Montana: The Movie All To Launch On European Video Store

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, Casino Royale & Hannah Montana: The Movie All To Launch On European Video Store

Sony have a strange affinity to Hannah Montana

First that lilac PSP, now the Hannah Montana movie launching directly alongside the European arm of Sony's digital video store. Of course, if you're over 16 and feeling a little uncomfortable at the prospect of perving on Miley Cyrus, switch your attention to Megan Fox instead, whose mind-numbingly terrible

News: Sky: Playstation 3 Player "May Very Well Happen"

Sky: Playstation 3 Player "May Very Well Happen"

Sky's On Demand director Griff Parry reckons a Playstation 3 version of the Sky Player could be on the cards in the near future

“I can talk generally about our desire to extend to any device that supports a good quality experience to project the content. The PS3 is clearly a device where that is possible. And so it may very well happen in the future. Having said that, we’re very happy to be..

News: Race Those Folks That Made Motorstorm Arctic Edge Today

Race Those Folks That Made Motorstorm Arctic Edge Today

Are you good enough at Motorstorm: Arctic Edge to beat the folks that made the game? Well now's your chance, as the developers are putting themselves on the line against you guys

They'll be hitting the European servers around 17:30 GMT today, so if you want to race against the fine folks that made the game, be sure to play Motorstorm: Arctic Edge online this evening. There are more details on the..

News: So When's Sky TV Coming To The Playstation 3 Then?

So When's Sky TV Coming To The Playstation 3 Then?

If you're an XBOX owner in the UK, you might be aware that this morning the Sky TV service rolled out onto XBOX 360s

To be perfectly honest, we're not quite sure how Microsoft are handling the whole service, but we assume it requires an existing Sky subscription and an XBOX Live Gold account. Given that the service is a perk for British console owners however, many PS3 owners might be wondering..

Feature: Could Eye Pet Expand The Playstation 3's Audience? - "Twiggy" The Push Square Opinionator

Could Eye Pet Expand The Playstation 3's Audience? - "Twiggy" The Push Square Opinionator

Eye Pet is a massive risk

It's possible we could be playing Eight Days or The Getaway 3 this weekend. Sony pursued Eye Pet - an innovative implementation of augmented reality - instead. Given the platform, and its audience, Eight Days would probably sell better. And that shows just what a risk Eye Pet is. But could it expand the audience? When Nintendogs launched on the Nintendo DS, it was the..

News: Proof That Sony Are Getting Their Marketing Mojo Back

Proof That Sony Are Getting Their Marketing Mojo Back

For a long time Playstation fans have complained about the lack of Sony's marketing

Truth be told, Sony have marketed their products a lot over the past few years, it's just those commercials haven't been very memorable. Anyone who's been tuning into the World Cup Qualification campaign on ITV will have seen those awful "technology heart" TV spots Sony have been running in the UK. Not..

News: Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time Coming To Europe A Little Later

Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time Coming To Europe A Little Later

Disappointing news European Ratchet & Clank fans, you're going to have to wait an extra week to play R&C: A Crack In Time

Many had assumed that the new game in the franchise would launch on the Friday following its American release - October 30th - but Insomniac have confirmed it won't hit the UK until November 6th, with the rest of Europe getting it a couple of days before. It's not a..

News: Sony Studio London: The Getaway 3 & Eight Days Are Not Cancelled

Sony Studio London: The Getaway 3 & Eight Days Are Not Cancelled

In an interview regarding Eye Pet, Sony Studio London's Nicolas Doucet has confirmed that while the companies focus switched to SingStar and Eye Pet recently, previous Playstation 3 titles The Getaway 3 and Eight Days have not been canned, merely put to the side

He says:"I would not say they have been abandoned, just put to one side. Much work had been done. The studio just wanted to focus on..

News: Sony: PSP Go Sales "In Line With Expectations"

Sony: PSP Go Sales "In Line With Expectations"

It seems some parties are intent on ensuring the PSP Go fails

Despite having no personal interest in the product, many people like to trash talk it. It's a bit like when the PS3 got cheaper but wasn't backwards compatible. We cue it down to insecurity. Whatever, we digress. Point is, PSP Go sold fine according to Sony. PSP hardware is up 120 per cent compared with the previous week, with both PSP..

News: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Marketing Begins In The UK

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Marketing Begins In The UK

We knew we weren't dreaming it -- the Twitter messages we read regarding Uncharted 2: Among Thieves appearing on Channel 4 were real; SCEE have started pushing Uncharted 2 towards being the mega hit it deserves to be

Three weeks away from launch, Sony are keeping things pretty low-key; hopefully they have a spectacular "build-up" campaign planned for the game. The 10-second long clip..

News: SCE UK Announce 250GB Playstation 3 Bundles, 284.99

SCE UK Announce 250GB Playstation 3 Bundles, 284.99

As speculated over the past few weeks, Sony UK have just announced a series of 250GB Playstation 3 bundles due for release in the UK

“Following the great success of the new, smaller, 120GB PS3, which sold over 1m units in its first three weeks on sale, the 250GB model has the same hardware specifications as the current model, but with greater storage space, to offer consumers even more choice,”..