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Experience E3 LIVE From Your PS3 With Streaming Keynote, Virtual PlayStation Booth

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on May 31, 2011

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For the first time ever, PlayStation Home will host a live public video stream of the Sony E3 press conference on Monday, June 6 at 5pm Pacific Time in a special screening room. You can watch SCEA President and CEO Jack Tretton reveal all of the big E3 announcements and watch never-before-seen footage of tons of upcoming PS3 and NGP titles.

We’re also happy to confirm that the PlayStation Home E3 Virtual Booth is making a triumphant return! The virtual booth was visited by a lot of people last year (five times more people than physically attended E3 2010!), making it huge success for us and hopefully for you as well. If you visited the booth last year, you’ll remember that we enabled you to explore a virtual recreation of PlayStation’s E3 booth. Expect the same this year, with a few new surprises — including a 3D-rendered NGP to inspect from every angle.

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UNCHARTED 3: Naughty Dog Talks Multiplayer

Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on May 31, 2011

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By now you’ve probably read the full details of what you’ll get with UNCHARTED 3’s upcoming multiplayer beta. Now, in our new video interview, Naughty Dog’s top developers reveal just how deep this rabbit hole goes. At a glance, UNCHARTED 3’s most obvious multiplayer enhancement lies in its sweeping character customization options in the form of weapon loadouts, gun mods and a wide selection of ability-enhancing Boosters. You’ll be able to modify your character’s appearance in almost every way, whether you want to slap some aviators on Nathan Drake or cobble together a custom hero or villain from scratch. “There are hundreds and hundreds of parts and every part has a customizable color,” Game Director Justin Richmond tells us. “You can look the way you want to look. We want it to feel personal.”

“Personal” is a theme that permeates every yawning nook and cavernous cranny of UNCHARTED 3’s redesigned multiplayer experience. Underneath the ultra-polished shooting mechanics and well-balanced arsenal of weapons lies a social media platform that is positively thrumming with potential.

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Full PSN Services, including PlayStation Store, Return This Week

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on May 30, 2011

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Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced today that Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) will fully restore all PlayStation®Network services in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, excluding Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea by the end of this week. The company will also resume Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity™ for PlayStation®3 (PS3®), PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), VAIO and other PCs. Details for Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea as well as the remaining services on Qriocity will be announced as they become available.

The company implemented considerable security enhancements to the network infrastructure, as well as conducted testing of the payment process and commerce functions.

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MLB The Show Challenge of the Week: A $250 Gift Card from MLB.com

Ramone Russell's Avatar + Posted by Ramone Russell on May 30, 2011

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Challenge of the Week #13 is an AL East Rivalry. The Red Sox power first baseman goes up against the Rays stellar left-hander. Climb the leaderboard and get as many hits as you can to win a $250 Gift Card from MLB.com!

Week #13 begins on Monday, May 30th at 5:30am Pacific Time and ends Monday, June 6th at 4:30am Pacific Time. To play, simply select the “Challenge of the Week” option in the main menu.

This is a huge week, as it kicks off the first week to participate for the June Monthly prize period. The June monthly prize is $2000, cold hard cash for the winner. Every four weeks a monthly prize will be awarded to the player with the most Challenge of the Week points.

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PlayStation Move sharp shooter Origins – Part Two

Victor Zuylen's Avatar + Posted by Victor Zuylen on May 30, 2011

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In part one of our look at the origins of the PlayStation Move sharp shooter, we saw how the peripheral began life as a side project at Guerrilla. In the second part, we learn how the Guerrilla team received valuable help from their friends at Zipper Interactive.

Guerrilla’s proposal for a Move-based peripheral was sent to SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida and the Sony Product Design group, who circulated it among other studios for input. The proposal met with very enthusiastic reactions.

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PlayStation Fans: Watch E3 Online Right Here

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on May 29, 2011

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This year, we want to involve more people than ever into the E3 experience, and we’ve determined that the best way to do that is by livestreaming as much of E3 as possible to you, wherever you are. So for the first time, we’ll be broadcasting the entirety of the PlayStation press conference directly into this Blog.

Additionally, we’re setting up a mini-studio in the PlayStation booth, and we’ll be bringing in developers every hour the show floor is open for interviews, live demos and to answer your questions via a built-in chat module. It’s the most E3 access we’ve ever been able to grant to the most people, and it starts right here on June 6th.

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GT Academy: Silverstone, Here We Come!

Brian Dunn's Avatar + Posted by Brian Dunn on May 27, 2011

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The time has come! We are now a little more than a week away from crowning the first winner of GT Academy here in the US. This weekend, the nation’s top 16 Gran Turismo 5 players will be making their way across the ocean to participate in the final phase of GT Academy, an intense week-long racing camp to be held at the Silverstone Circuit in the U.K. Participants will be judged by an expert panel of racing veterans, judging each competitor’s performance behind the wheel of real Nissan race cars, as well as through other grueling challenges designed to push their physical and mental stamina to the limits.

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Resistance Dual Pack Deploying This July

Brandon Winfrey's Avatar + Posted by Brandon Winfrey on May 27, 2011

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Missed out on the first two Resistance games? Don’t worry, I’m not mad. I’m just here to tell you that soon there will be a way for you to catch up on the war with the Chimera before the epic third chapter, Resistance 3, comes out on September 6th. All the cool kids are doing it. Plus, you’ll get some pretty sweet exclusive bonuses.

Introducing the Resistance Dual Pack! Releasing in the North America this July 5th, you’ll be able to purchase Resistance: Fall of Man and Resistance 2 together in one convenient package – at one convenient price.

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