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PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Nov 20, 2012

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

There’s plenty to play over Thanksgiving break with this Store update’s new releases – PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is out on both PS3 and PS Vita, while Disney’s Epic Mickey 2, a special edition of Hitman Absolution and Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse are on PS3. Joining them are previously released titles including Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Tom Clancy’s EndWar, F1 Race Stars and the DOOM Classic Collection.

If you’re a PlayStation Plus member you can now download a ton of content for your PS Vita. With the membership spanning both PS3 and PS Vita now, you can look forward to 18 free games a month — not to mention the other Plus benefits.

Besides all the Plus freebies, PS Vita owners can nab Persona 4: Golden, Sine Mora (also available on PSN), Jet Set Radio (though if you’re a Plus member, it’s free!) and Eliminage Original (also for PSP).

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PlayStation Plus for PS Vita Available Next Week – Take the Tour

Don Mesa's Avatar + Posted by Don Mesa on Nov 13, 2012

During Tokyo Game Show we announced that PlayStation Plus would be coming to PlayStation Vita in November. We are excited to reveal that PS Plus will be available on November 19th as part of the next PS Vita System Software Update (v2.00).

I teamed up with Ray Bautista, Product Manager of Digital Platforms Strategic Planning to give you a sneak peek at the Instant Game Collection for PS Vita and all of the benefits and features that PS Plus has to offer. Today I’ll walk you through some of the other new features you can look forward to with the system software update, including an email app, the ability to transfer content wirelessly between your PS Vita and PC, and enhancements to the web browser.

With the addition of PS Plus, and such a great lineup of exclusive games launching by this holiday, now is the perfect time to purchase a PS Vita.

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September 2012 PSN Top Sellers: The Walking Dead Crawls Back To the Top

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Oct 08, 2012

PSN Top Sellers

Why, hello again The Walking Dead. We seem to see you top these charts every time one of your episodes releases — in this case Episode 3: Long Road Ahead.

Maybe it’s your emphasis on great characters and story telling? Or maybe it’s the crazy outcomes of your in-game choices and how they affect later episodes. Either way, congratulations once again on Episode 3: Long Road Ahead and its dominance of the charts in September! Other respectable debuts include Jet Set Radio, Borderlands 2, and Tokyo Jungle.

PS Vita had a great September as well, with amazing games like LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and Madden 13 hitting hard, and August’s Sound Shapes rounding out the top three.

Check out the full results below and let us know what your predictions for the charts are for October!

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PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Sep 18, 2012

Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 releases today, and we’ve got a copy here for you on the PlayStation Store. Team up with friends and start shooting and looting immediately. You can also purchase the Season Pass to get all DLC for less than you’d pay for them individually.

Jet Set Radio was available last week for PlayStation Plus members, but now it’s available for everybody to download. This week Plus members will receive a free dynamic Jet Set Radio theme, along with a free Double Dragon dynamic theme. Plus members also have access to a full game trial of SSX and some discounted Rock Band content.

If you love soccer, you’ll be happy to hear that you can now pre-order FIFA Soccer 13. Those who do will get an exclusive theme to spice up their dashboard. Also of note is the Resident Evil 6 demo – try it out before the game releases on October 2nd.

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PlayStation Blogcast 042: Dishonoring Borderlands 2

Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on Sep 13, 2012

PlayStation Blogcast logo (use this!)

Next week’s release of Borderlands 2 is weighing awfully heavily on our minds! In today’s very special interview, we invite Gearbox Software Creative Director Paul Hellquist to answer a battery of questions from Jeff, myself, and you. We touch on just about everything: the game’s vastly enhanced variety, co-op improvements, weapon manufacturers, questing, level caps, DLC, and much more. If you’re dying for next Tuesday, this is one interview you won’t want to miss.

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Jet Set Radio Tags PSN on 9/18 (Available Now For PS Plus Members), PS Vita 10/16

Julian Mehlfeld's Avatar + Posted by Julian Mehlfeld on Sep 12, 2012

Jet Set Radio

Jet Set Radio is returning in glorious HD on PlayStation Network and PS Vita as part of Sega’s Heritage Collection! Originally launched in the year 2000 on Dreamcast, Jet Set Radio has always been regarded as a true SEGA classic – bringing a genre-bending mix of rollerblading, stylish graffiti, and a soundtrack that people are still talking about to this day.

Set in Tokyo-to, Jet Set Radio is the name of the pirate radio station that fuels the local street gangs called ‘Rudies’. The game follows a group of Rudies called The GG’s, as they challenge the rival gangs for control of Tokyo-to. Powered by magnetically enhanced in-line skates, they grind, jump and tag their way while avoiding the ever present and increasingly ruthless police force.

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