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Posts From January, 2013

PlayStation Home Update

Cade Peterson's Avatar + Posted by Cade Peterson on Jan 30, 2013

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Today, January 30th, nDreams releases a new arcade cabinet, Lockwood releases gorgeous new clothes, Juggernaut introduces a Classy Date package in time for Valentine’s Day, there’s a new Quest in the Activity Board, and more! Check it all out this week in PlayStation Home.

The addictive one or two player game about spies and espionage is now available to play from the comfort of your personal apartment space. You can play the Espionage 9 Arcade Cabinet as many times as you want without the need to buy Espionage 9 tickets. You can earn the rewards if you missed them in Aurora.

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Cubixx Free This Week on PlayStation Mobile

Chris Mahoney's Avatar + Posted by Chris Mahoney on Jan 30, 2013

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Two weeks ago, we started a PlayStation Mobile promotion that offered six free games over six weeks. The first two games were Samurai Beatdown and Beats Slider. This week, we’re pleased to announce that the free PlayStation Mobile game is Cubixx. In this fun an addictive game, you have to use your laser to cut away the surfaces of a mysterious cube and free the energy within. Cutting longer lines and crossing multiple cube surfaces gives you bigger combos, but at far greater risk. This is a great old-school, highscore-chasing game with 20 fun filled levels. Ross Brierley, a game tester with Laughing Jackal, had this to say about Cubixx when it launched in October 2012 on PlayStation Moblie .

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PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Jan 29, 2013

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The Store is jam-packed this week with a pre-order for Crysis 3 and full game releases like Bayonetta and the Hitman HD Trilogy (each game is also sold separately). There’s also Air Conflicts: Secret Wars, Everyone Sing and Zone of the Enders HD, and GTA: Vice City joins the PS2 Classics.

A few bundles are also hitting the PS Store, so be sure to check them out if you enjoy great deals. Speaking of great deals, there’s a new free PS Mobile game this week – Cubixx. Grab it tomorrow when PS Mobile updates. And don’t miss the Madden 13 Sale starting today — just in time for the big game. Check out all the details above!

As always, please leave your thoughts in the comments below. You can also chat about this update in the PlayStation Community Forums.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Out Now on PSN

R*Q's Avatar + Posted by R*Q on Jan 29, 2013

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the story of one man’s rise to the top of the criminal pile, is now available to download from PlayStation Store for $9.99 as part of the PS2 Classics collection.

That’s the original game in digital form, and to complete the nostalgia, we’ve made the map that was originally packed in the game box available as a hi-res jpeg for you to print out and peruse next time you’re lost in Little Havana. We’ve also got the maps for GTAIII and San Andreas, both of which are already available to download from PS Store.

Ten years have passed since Vice City was originally released on PlayStation 2.

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Bayonetta Bewitches PSN Today

Aaron Webber's Avatar + Posted by Aaron Webber on Jan 29, 2013

It’s been a good month for Platinum Games and SEGA titles. Just a few weeks ago saw the release of Anarchy Reigns on PS3; later today will mark the digital release of one of the finest action games ever created. Bayonetta is coming to PSN!

If you have yet to try this iconic action game from the mind of director Hideki Kamiya, your time has come as Bayonetta is debuting at $19.99. Of course, Bayonetta truly shines when you see it in action. So here’s a trip back to the year 2010, when a certain Launch Trailer was just arriving…

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Soul Sacrifice Out April 30th: Box Art, Pre-order Extras Revealed

Aram Jabbari's Avatar + Posted by Aram Jabbari on Jan 29, 2013

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Since it was announced for North America, and as new assets and details are rolled out to eager fans worldwide, excitement for Soul Sacrifice has only increased. No other title for PlayStation Vita combines the same frantic real-time combat, thrilling sense of scale, smartly interwoven cooperative multiplayer, or meaningful character customization… Not to mention the contributions of legends of gaming like designer Keiji Inafune or composer Yasunori Mitsuda and Wataru Hokoyama.

For weeks, fans have asked for more info about the game’s North American release, wanting a final date and box art, and details about possible pre-order extras. Finally, those questions can be answered!

Soul Sacrifice for PS Vita launches in stores and via PlayStation Network on April 30th, 2013.

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DC Universe Online Home Turf DLC Available Today

Larry Liberty's Avatar + Posted by Larry Liberty on Jan 29, 2013

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Today our latest DLC pack – Home Turf – went live! Home Turf is our sixth DLC and brings with it the biggest addition to DC Universe Online since the launch of the game two years ago – Player Bases. Bases are a player-created and controlled space that can be used as a venue of self-expression in addition to being a place for combat. Perhaps the most important part of your Base is the Mainframe. Through it, players can unlock several new abilities. In a lot of ways it’s like having your very own Bat Computer.

The thing you’re likely to notice when you first enter your Base is a terminal on the wall next to the front door. This is your Base’s Control Panel, and by interacting with this you can relocate or rename your Base, or enter Decoration Mode. Decoration Mode pops you into a first-person camera, allowing you to easily zoom around your Base, placing and moving items and amenities. The latter can include things like an R&D Station, Broker, Mailbox, or Bank. Basically, the things that you otherwise would need to visit a Safehouse or HQ to use – in the convenience of your own home.

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Hitman: HD Trilogy Steps Out of the Shadows and Onto PS3

Nick Price's Avatar + Posted by Nick Price on Jan 29, 2013

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The release of Hitman: HD Trilogy today on PS3 and PlayStation Network brings Hitman: Blood Money onto the PlayStation format for the first time. With it come two additional classic Hitman games – Silent Assassin and Contracts.

More than anything else IO Interactive has created in the past decade and a half, Hitman has been the defining series for the studio. Five titles in the franchise have been released in the last 12 years, across most AAA platforms available within the same time period.

The combination of the assassin fantasy, game mechanics and freedom of choice makes the Hitman series the most original set of games we have made at IO. Nobody had ever really seen a game like Hitman before — not even the developers who were about to create it.

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