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News Sony America Welcomes You Back with These Games
Hard choices ahead
The North American PlayStation Blog has let loose with details of the free games you'll be able to claim as part of its Welcome Back programme when PlayStation Store service is restored in the near future. PlayStation 3 owners will be able to choose two of the following five games: Dead Nation inFAMOUS LittleBigPlanet Super...
Rumour Natsume to Show Off Rune Factory: Oceans at E3
Farming comes to PS3 at last
Harvest Moon's RPG spin-off series Rune Factory has been a Nintendo-only affair in the West so far, but Japanese PS3 owners have recently got to grips with Rune Factory: Oceans. So far there's been no word on a Western translation for the HD, Move-enabled farming RPG, but Natsume has just dropped a fairly big hint the...
Out Today Virtua Tennis 4 (North America)
SEGA swings by
SEGA returns to court today with the North American release of Virtua Tennis 4 on PlayStation 3, 11 days after its release in Europe. Taking a different route to 2K's more sim-like Top Spin 4, VT4 embraces SEGA's arcade roots with a simplified board game-style World Tour, minigames and more. If you're planning to pick the game up, be...
News Sony Offers US Members a Year of Identity Protection
Too little too late?
PlayStation Network is on the brink of a third week of downtime, and Sony America CEO Howard Stringer has stepped up to the plate to introduce a new initiative for US account-holders: a free year of identity protection. Stringer made the announcement via an open letter on the official PlayStation Blog: A program for U.S...
News Sony Continuing PSPgo Production In North America
This is actually quite surprising
Despite Japan announcing that it has ceased production of the PSPgo earlier in the week, America is standing by the platform. SCEA released a statement today confirming "continued production of the PSPgo for North America". Sony's not stupid. We can only assume that the PSPgo is doing better than we expect...
News SOCOM Pro Access is Free to Everyone in Europe
Sorry, North America
Here's something that might put bees in a few bonnets: tomorrow's European launch of SOCOM: Special Forces doesn't come with a SOCOM Pro access code because this access is free for European PlayStation Network users. North American SOCOM Pro access is only free with the purchase of a new game — players who pick up the game...
Out Today SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (North America)
Ready for action
It's been a long wait for Zipper Interactive to release a SOCOM game on PlayStation 3 following Slant Six's disappointing SOCOM Confrontation in 2008, but the wait is finally over as SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (known as SOCOM: Special Forces in Europe) launches on PlayStation 3 today. We'll bring you a full review of Zipper's latest...
News Investment Company 'Reconfirms' 2011 North American NGP Launch
Lazard Capital Markets has published a report confirming a North American release for Sony's NGP this year
The investment firm claim the date was confirmed by Sony at a recent analysts day held by SCEA. Apparently Sony were less clear on European release dates — which is perhaps to be expected from a SCEA event. Console launches are always a...
Out Today Tuesday 12th April 2011 (North America)
Dungeons, DLC and the King of Pop
The Move release slate is hot hot hot today, with new games at retail and on PlayStation Store, as well as fresh downloadable content too. Let's see what's competing for your cash this week. Retail: Michael Jackson: The Experience: The King of Pop Moonwalks to stores across North America several months after his...
Out Today StarDrone (North America)
On the beat
Beatshaper's pinball-racing-score attack hybrid StarDrone arrives in North America today for $7.99, with PlayStation Plus members able to pick it up for just $4.99. An unapologetically difficult game, StarDrone mixes all kinds of genres to create something truly unique, with the developers recommending the game is played with PlayStation...
Out Today Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters (North America)
Grab your Woods
The 2011 Masters tournament tees off next Monday, 4th April, but PlayStation Move owners get their chance to go out on the links from today, as Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters lands on PlayStation 3 today. For those "try before you buy" stalwarts amongst you, there's already a free demo available on PlayStation Store,...
Out Today PlayStation Move Heroes (North America)
Join forces today
Six PlayStation heroes — one motion controller. That could be the voiceover for PlayStation Move Heroes, the new Move-exclusive game on sale from today across North America. Sly, Bentley, Jak, Daxter, Ratchet and Clank all join forces in an intergalactic shindig that uses Move in a host of new ways: whips, flying discs, hammers...
News PlayStation Move Heroes Demo Really Is Out Now
We reported last week that the demo for PlayStation Move Heroes was available on PlayStation Store, yet the update came and went with no sign of the demo. For unknown reasons it appears the demo was delayed for a week, but is now available to download in both North America and Europe. Those of you with weak connections planning on...
Out Today Tuesday 15th March 2011 (North America)
Three Move games out today
With just one week to go until PlayStation Move Heroes, three Moves games have hit the market to attempt to convince you to part with your money before the six heroes fly in next week. Here's what's out this week Top Spin 4: 2K Sports leads the charge of tennis games on Move — ignoring last year's woeful Racquet Sports...
News Swing Around with Move-Enabled Top Spin 4 Demo
North America only
Challenger for the crown of "top tennis title on Move", Top Spin 4 wants you to make up your own mind with a new Move-enabled demo available on the PlayStation Store in North America only. The demo puts you in a tie break match at the US Open, with some of the world's top tennis players available to choose from. You'll...
News January NPD 2011: LittleBigPlanet 2 Charts High As Dance Games Dominate
One things for sure, whether we "get" dancing games or not -- they just aren't going away
Of the ten top selling games in North America last month, four of them were dancing games. Four. Just Dance 2, Zumba Fitness: Join The Party, Dance Central and Michael Jackson: The Experience. What the heck is going on? We understand the room for one dance game...
News Killzone 3 Multiplayer Beta Delayed Until Tomorrow
Just a little longer
If you missed out on the PlayStation Plus and invite-only beta for Killzone 3, today was supposed to be your chance to wage war on Helghan, but the beta's seen some last minute technical hitches and now won't launch until tomorrow. From 10am Pacific Standard Time tomorrow, you'll be able to battle in the game's Frozen Dam level...
Out Today LittleBigPlanet 2 (North America)
After months of betas, demos, teaser videos and more, Sackboy sequel LittleBigPlanet 2 is finally available to buy in North America. The game contains PlayStation Network title Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves, a two-player co-operative adventure for Move and DualShock 3. Media Molecule originally stated that there would be more Move...
News PlayStation Move Heroes Starts Shipping on March 22nd
Save the date
Yesterday we brought you details of the minigames you can expect to play in PlayStation Move Heroes when it launches, and today the last piece of the puzzle is filled in: its launch date. According to Sony's fact sheet, the game starts shipping to stores across North America on March 22nd 2011, giving you just shy of two months to...
News Be Part of MLB 11 The Show with a PlayStation Move Minigame
Sony comes out swinging
Sony's MLB The Show series is without a doubt the greatest recreation of baseball ever committed to playable form, so the news that next year's entry MLB 11 The Show will support PlayStation Move is a welcome update to baseball fans everywhere. At the time of writing, it's believed only the home run derby mode will support...
Out Today Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves (Global)
PlayStation Plus subscribers have had Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves for a week now, but now all PlayStation Network members can get their hands on Sackboy's latest adventure. Costing $5.99/£4.79, the game is a co-operative only title where one player handles the DualShock 3 while the other joins in with the Move controller. It's worth a...
News Sony Sheds Light on echochrome ii Release Date
December 21st in America
You may have already tried the echochrome ii demo via PlayStation Network or the Starter Disc, but Sony has been silent on the release date for the final product – until now. echochrome ii will hop its way to North American PlayStation Network users on December 21st, though Sony has not yet revealed a final price for the...
News John Daly's Gets Seasonal Price Drop Across the US
Only $29.99 to play links with the Lion
John Daly's ProStroke Golf is a fine golf game for Move users, limited though it may be, and now there's good news for everyone who thought "I might get that when it comes down in price." The good news? It's gone down in price. Already available in the UK for around the £24.99 mark, O-Games has just...
News Get Down to PlayStation Move's Manhattan Lounge
On Madison Avenue
From San Francisco to New York, PlayStation Move continues to touch gamers right across the States, with the latest PlayStation Lounge setting up shop in Manhattan today. Hosted at 550 Madison Avenue, the Lounge will be your chance to get your hands on new Move titles including The Fight: Lights Out, as well as stand a chance of...
Out Today Tuesday November 9th 2010 (North America)
A string of titles to delve into today
Whether you're into singing, dancing, fighting or stealthing, there should be something to tickle your fancy this week as a trio of Move-enabled titles land on North American shores. Of course, we'll bring you full and honest reviews of these games shortly. Will you be picking any of these titles up? The Fight:...
News PlayStation Move By the Numbers Offers Up Facts and Figures
But do they add up?
"Numbers never lie" so goes the age-old axiom, so this chart from the official US PlayStation Blog is a big dollop of fact for you to take in. As well as counting up the numbers of games already available for the system – 24 apparently, though our review archives currently hold 25 reviews, oddly – it also gives...
News The Fight Steps Back to November 9th Release
Slight delay for fighter
If you've been looking forward to Sony's The Fight: Lights Out since you first picked up your Move, the bad news is you'll have to wait a little longer to smack your friends in full 1:1 control. The game has been pushed back in North America to November 9th, with a UK release date set a few days earlier on November 5th. No...
News Ubisoft CEO Sees Geographic Split for Move and Kinect
Gadgets to dominate one territory each
It's the showdown that gamers and industry insiders alike are anticipating to determine the future of PS3 and Xbox 360: Kinect vs. Move. "You are the Controller" vs. "It Only Does Everything", "No Buttons" vs. "Yay Buttons" and so on. Yves Guillemot, CEO of global...
Out Today The Shoot (North America)
Casual shooting fun for everyone
You may have already screen tested The Shoot in the form of the free demo available on the PlayStation Move Starter Disc. If you thought it was good enough for a callback, good news: it's out in North America today. If you're after bringing a little more plastic to your experience, you might want to pick up one of...
Out Today Time Crisis: Razing Storm (North America)
Double barrel delights today
If The Shoot is a little casual for your tastes, you can still satiate your lust for shooting things with Namco's Time Crisis: Razing Storm, also out across North America today. As well as a series-first Online Battle Mode for up to eight players, there's extra bonuses in the form of included games Deadstorm Pirates and...
News PlayStation Move Drives Accessory Sales Upwards in September
Section up $20m year-on-year
Few new accessories have been launched with the same amount of interest and discussion as PlayStation Move. The accessory has outperformed Sony's expectations in Europe, and it seems it's off to a decent start in North America too, if the latest NPD figures are anything to go by. Both software and hardware sales were...
Out Today TV Superstars (North America)
Televisual party game incoming
You might have dabbled in a spot of TV Superstars in the demo available on the Starter Disc or PlayStation Network, and if you liked what you played then starting today you can pick the game up in stores across North America. Featuring a range of minigames all based on fictitious reality TV shows, the idea is to do...
News Killzone 3 Continues its Tour of the World in Washington DC
Sony's aim: everyone to play game before launch
Wherever you go in the world at the moment, it seems you're never more than thirty miles from a Sony event showing off Killzone 3. So far it's visited Dublin, Seattle and London, and now it's taking in Washington DC with a presence at the Major League Gam
News Be Part of The Shoot from October 19th
Your chance to shine
Sony's upcoming movie-themed shooter, the snappily titled The Shoot, is an attempt at making a kid-friendly shooting game, blasting through familiar scenarios from movies and television to impress the director with your action chops. A brief demo is available on the Starter Disc or PlayStation Network, but those of you eager to...
News Sony Holding VIP Move Event in New York
Get your game on
Sony's marketing plan is covering coast to coast, taking in San Francisco and now arriving in New York. Regular readers of the official PlayStation US blog have been invited to check out a new event tomorrow, October 6th, to play some up and coming new games before launch. A new build of the highly-anticipated The Fight: Lights Out...
News North American Stores Jump the Move Gun, Start Selling Early
Official release dates be damned!
Forget official information and the likes of our North American PlayStation Move Launch Extravaganza: PlayStation Move is a precocious beast, doing what it wants, when it wants. Some US retailers have started selling the Move today, two days before the unit's official launch date. Far from being a move to irritate...
News San Francisco Becomes PlayStation HQ this Friday
Play games and eat pizza in the company of Sony
Sony's US Move tour takes in the sights of San Francisco this Friday night, with the PlayStation HQ setting up shop from 6pm to let 200 lucky gamers get hands on with a wide range of games, including LittleBigPlanet 2, Time Crisis: Razing Storm, The Fight: Lights Out and more. If you can make it down...
News Release Confusion Finally Resolved, Gamers May Now Rest Easy
The truth finally uncovered
We already reported the ongoing confusion surrounding PlayStation Move's launch date, and finally after a lot of journalistic rooting around and emails back-and-forth we've put the issue to bed. The confusion lay in the fact that Sony classes Europe as a separate territory to the UK, hence the conflicting dates. Here, for...
News It's the North American PlayStation Move Launch Extravaganza
Everything you need to know
So you're excited about PlayStation Move and all the new features and games it's promising to bring to your black box of tricks, and you can't wait until the accessory launches in North America on September 15th. But you need information: cold, hard facts about the prices, the games, the bounty of available accessories...