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Posts From July, 2012

Blueprint: Home Arrives in PlayStation Home

Cade Peterson's Avatar + Posted by Cade Peterson on Jul 30, 2012

This Wednesday, August 1st, Blueprint: Home arrives, Heavy Ink brings new tats, x7 introduces a new freebie, the Midway Ca$h Carnival continues and more. As usual, there’s so much to cover — here’s your must-do list for this week in PlayStation Home:

1. nDreams – Blueprint: Home

The wait is nearly over: On Wednesday, August 1st, you’ll be able to create your own apartment in PlayStation Home using the Blueprint: Home personal space designer from nDreams. With the ability to create and save five different apartments, and a huge amount of customization options included, Blueprint: Home offers an unrivalled experience for user-generated content in PlayStation Home.

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Get The Walking Dead Episodes 1 and 2 Free With PlayStation Plus

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Jul 30, 2012

PlayStation Plus Update 7-30

On August 7th, PlayStation Plus members will get Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead Episodes 1& 2 added to their Instant Game Collection. That’s not all – in the next few weeks PlayStation Plus members will also receive significant discounts on the latest and best PSN games a part of PSN PLAY event, beginning tomorrow, July 31st.

The Expendables 2 Video game

20% off for PlayStation Plus Members (PSN Price: $14.99, PS+ Price: $11.99)
The 2012 PSN PLAY event kicks off with a first week discount on one of the most intense co-op shooters on PSN. Grab a friend (or three) and join four of the Expendables (Barney, Gunner, Caesar and Yin Yang) in a mission to rescue akidnapped billionaire.

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Sack it to Me: The First Disney Princesses Arrive

Steven Isbell's Avatar + Posted by Steven Isbell on Jul 30, 2012

Sack it to Me

This week sees the release of Disney Princesses Pack 1 — after last week’s big announcement — on the PlayStation Store.

This first pack contains Jasmine, Cinderella, Aurora and Snow White. Each Disney Princess is also available for individual purchase, but anyone who purchases the full pack will receive a bonus collection of Disney Princesses themed stickers!

For full information on the contents of Disney Princess Pack 1, head on over to our LittleBigPlanet DLC Catalogue.

LittleBigPlanet Karting Beta Videos

The LittleBigPlanet community has always been fantastic, but the creations published so far in our on-going LittleBigPlanet Karting Beta have been especially brilliant.

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Sony make.believe Puts One UNCHARTED Fan in Nathan Drake’s Boots

Anna Ritchie's Avatar + Posted by Anna Ritchie on Jul 30, 2012

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Back in March, you may have heard about our UNCHARTED 3 make.believe contest, when we invited UNCHARTED fans to participate in a contest to win the opportunity of a lifetime — the chance to become their very own character in the game. Today, I’m going to share with you the winner and his incredible journey.

Sony make.believe is about fans using their creativity and imagination to do something amazing, and bringing their dreams to life. Earlier this year, Sony gave fans the opportunity to be a part of one of the most popular game series ever, by becoming a character in UNCHARTED 3’s multiplayer mode. They were sent to “Training Camp” to compete in a series of three online challenges, held in the US and Europe.

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The Creatures of Darksiders II Welcome Death

Mike Richardson's Avatar + Posted by Mike Richardson on Jul 30, 2012

We’ve just released the first all-gameplay trailer for Darksiders II, which sees the most feared of the horseman of the apocalypse, Death, going up against some of the creatures from the game. The Ancient. The Corrupted. The Holy. The Damned… Death comes for all.

The trailer shows off several key characters from the game, but we wanted to provide additional context as the game marches towards its August 14th release date.

Death
Like his fellow Horsemen, Death is of a race known as Nephilim – among the most powerful beings in the Universe.

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The PlayStation Recap — California Extreme Edition

Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on Jul 29, 2012

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It’s a big weekend for San Francisco Bay Area gamers – California Extreme has kicked off in the Santa Clara Hyatt Regency. Jeff and I are planning to swing by Sunday to get some hands-on time with the show’s extensive lineup of classic arcade and pinball games. If you see us at the show, be sure to say hi!

It’s summertime, which means a slower game release schedule and fewer big announcements. On the bright side, it’s the perfect chance to catch up on your gaming backlog. I’ve been checking out Dyad and finishing up Spec Ops: The Line. What are you playing this weekend?

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The Drop: Week of July 30th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Jul 29, 2012

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For PS3, with an expanded setting, a fresh story and characters as well as an all-new technical foundation, Risen 2 expands on the success of this popular RPG franchise. Set several years after the end of Risen, the game drops players into a cataclysmic world where raging titans have devastated the planet and pushed humanity to the brink of existence.

On PSN, two PlayStation 2 classics return this week. Grand Theft Auto 3 and War of the Monsters are new to PSN. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

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PlayStation Around The Web: What We Read

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Jul 29, 2012

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I won’t pretend I was super excited for the Summer Games to start. But what happened this weekend? My butt, parked in front of the TV, watching Archery, Volleyball, and Fencing. No idea what I was looking at (especially with Fencing), but I really like the Daft Punk helmets they wear. I also put in something like 10 hours into Persona 3 Portable on my PS Vita during that time. The more I play P3P, the more excited I’m getting for Persona 4 Arena and Persona 4 Golden. If you like RPGs at all and haven’t experienced the Persona series, I’m finding Persona 3 to be a great place to start.

Speaking of Persona 4 Arena, find a link about it below, an update on Skyrim’s Dawnguard DLC, and a recently announced new PS Vita game. Now, off to watch some… Badminton? Sure.

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