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Posts From June, 2011

PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Jun 28, 2011

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You’ve waited long enough, we’re proud to announce the release of Beyond Good and Evil HD with a special limited time Avatar gift with purchase. Also, (3) other PS3 games are available now – Gatling Gears, Puzzle Dimension and Streets of Rage 2. For PSP, we have (3) PSP Game Dual Packs available – Daxter and Secret Agent Clank, SOCOM: Fire Team Bravo and Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror & Killzone: Liberation and Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow. For PlayStation Plus subscribers, be sure to check out the deep discount on Funky Lab Rat and the various EA Welcome Back Special Offers including sales on Shank, DeathSpank & Tetris.

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UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer BETA Details!

Arne Meyer's Avatar + Posted by Arne Meyer on Jun 28, 2011

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With the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta launching TODAY, Tuesday, June 28, we want to make everyone has full details! We’ve compiled a handy little UPDATED list of Frequently Asked Questions below. If you’ve got any other questions, let us know in the comments and we’ll answer what we can!

When can I start playing?
Tuesday, June 28, for all inFAMOUS 2 and current PlayStation Plus members, who all get early access to the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta.

If you’re not an owner of inFAMOUS 2 or a current PlayStation Plus member, we’re opening the floodgates to the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta for EVERYONE on Tuesday, July 5.

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Pulse 6/28: Summer Movie Edition with Sodium 2, UNCHARTED 3 Updates

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Jun 28, 2011

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With the big summer holiday weekend coming up, PULSE returns this week with a special Summer Movie edition featuring blockbuster movies now available on the PlayStation Store. Join Christina Lee on location from Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA as she previews current new action-adventure releases such as Battle: Los Angeles, Sucker Punch and Sanctum. The Top 10 list features our choices for all-time summer releases. And in game news, updates about the UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception multiplayer beta, Gatling Gears, and the high-energy racing now free in PlayStation Home’s latest game Sodium 2.

Watch PULSE right here or download in HD to your PS3 (SD to your PSP) when the PlayStation Store updates later today.

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior is Enhanced and Fully Loaded for PS3

Lukasz Janczuk's Avatar + Posted by Lukasz Janczuk on Jun 28, 2011

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At the very beginning of the Sniper: Ghost Warrior project, we were aiming to have the game available on all platforms from day one. In the end, we had to make the tough decision to delay the PS3 version for several months so that we could fully maximize the experience for its audience. But with that delay, we knew that when we did ship the PS3 version (in stores today!) we could make sure that it was superior to the version available on other platforms.

One of the first things we did in the interim period was to really look at every element of the game to assess what we could do to make those improvements. Bug fixing was the first and most obvious step, but we desperately wanted to use the extra development time to give PS3 owners more content and therefore a better sniping experience. We added two bolt-action sniper rifles that we discovered had a profound impact on gameplay; if you can’t kill enemies quickly then you have to choose your target more wisely.

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A Victory for the First Amendment and Gamers

Rich Taylor's Avatar + Posted by Rich Taylor on Jun 28, 2011

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“Video games qualify for First Amendment protection. Like protected books, plays and movies, they communicate ideas through familiar literary devices and features distinctive to the medium. And ‘the basic principles of freedom of speech…do not vary’ with a new and different communication medium.” – Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association/Entertainment Software Association, June 27, 2011

The First Amendment is alive and well in America, thanks to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued this week. The Court decisively struck down a 2005 California law attempting to restrict the sale and rental of computer and video games. This means creative expression will continue to flourish free of censorship and that consumers will retain the right to choose their own entertainment, despite California’s best attempts to surrender those rights to government.

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Puzzle Dimension Hits PS3 Today With 3D and a Discount

Jesper Rudberg's Avatar + Posted by Jesper Rudberg on Jun 28, 2011

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We are thrilled! Our first PS3 title, Puzzle Dimension, will hit the North American PlayStation Store later this afternoon! Doctor Entertainment is a small indie studio from Uppsala in Sweden and we have worked hard to bring “aha!” moments to you PSN gamers. The moment when the solution to a problem hits you is called an “aha!” or “Eureka!” moment. It is a feeling of satisfaction and the brain dances… that is the feeling that we want to let you experience with the 100 puzzles in Puzzle Dimension.

The rules are very simple. You control a ball that can jump and move in four directions. Your mission is to roll the ball on 3D structures, pick up flowers and reach the exit. It sounds simple enough, but the puzzles get more complex and new types of blocks are gradually introduced to constantly give you new challenges.

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ModNation Monday: Show Us What You’ve Got!

Mark Wilson's Avatar + Posted by Mark Wilson on Jun 27, 2011

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Hey ModNation, no time for putzin’ around, let’s get this thing going!

- Changes to the XP series of races
- Week three of the “Moddys” Celebration
- Our “Missing In Action” report
… and let’s not forget that gorgeous new DLC!

Brand-New DLC

Backburn Mod & Kart are available to purchase in the PlayStation on June 28th! Mod & Kart are $1.75 or each piece separately for $0.99.

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MLB 11 The Show: Challenge of the Week #17: Power vs Power

Ramone Russell's Avatar + Posted by Ramone Russell on Jun 27, 2011

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Challenge of the Week #17 is a Power vs. Power match-up. The Phillies ace and current Major League Baseball strikeout leader, goes up against the Blue Jays Right Fielder, holding the current Home Run lead. Climb the leaderboard and get as many hits as you can for a chance to win a $250 MLB.com gift card!

Week #17 begins on Monday, June 27th at 5:30am Pacific Time and ends Monday, July 4th at 4:30am Pacific Time. To play, simply select the “Challenge of the Week” option in the main men of MLB 11 The Show.

This week kicks off the new July monthly prize period – $2000, cold hard cash. Every 4 weeks a monthly prize will be awarded to the player with the most Challenge of the Week points. Weekly scores will also be added from May 30th until September 18th 4:30am PST for a chance to win Grand Prize #2, a trip for two to a 2011 World Series Game!

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