Tag Archives: PSN

Playstation “Plus” for $49/year, Brings Exclusive Content

During Sony’s E3 keynote, they announced that while the basic PSN service will stay free, there will be an upper tier for those willing to pay.

For $49 a year, or $18 for three months, those paying more for the service will get the following bonuses:

  • Exclusive in-game DLC and other content
  • Free full games, changing each month
  • Early access to demos and betas
  • Auto-patching feature, which will detect, download and install updates

Sony has already released the content list for July including Wipeout HD, a demo for inFamousFieldrunnersAge of ZombiesRallycross and a handful of themes and avatars for free. Is it worth shelling out the cash?

PS3’s Malfunction Like the Zunes, Programmer’s Revenge?

Oops, looks like someones messed up big. Reports flooded in over night of PS3 owners not being able to use their PS3s for gaming, or access the PSN.

Sony reports that they are looking into the problem, but users aren’t too happy, because the error they’re experiencing (8001050F) is causing game crashes, corrupted trophy info, and the inability to launch certain titles. This is similar to the midnight lockdown of all the Zunes quite a while ago.

However, Blu-Ray functions are not affected, and the newer PS3 slims are looking just dandy.

UPDATE: Sony says they’ve fixed the issue. Resume the gaming!

PSN gets MAG Beta

Users can now download the MAG beta client from the PS store now. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to play it until January 4th. The beta ends on January 9th and the game releases on January 26th. We will finally see if 256 players is reality.

New Free Apartment on Playstation Home

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Tired of your harbor apartment on PS Home? Tired of buying new ones for $5 at the estate shop in the mall? If you are, I really think you will be interested on this one. Well, now you can download a new apartment called “Chamber” absolutely for free. This interactive space comes complete with fire pits, waterfalls and a giant tree that’s more alive than you might expect. Unfortunately, you will be able to download it til’ the 21st of May.  So download it right now for free! You can find it at the estate shop at the mall.

Last day to get hands on Uncharted 2 Multiplayer early

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Qore is a video game  show on PSN hosted by Veronica Belmont. I really reccomend subscribing to this by today beacuse if you do, you will get vouchers sent out to you by email to get the Uncharted 2 Multiplayer Beta access. Hurry, today (May 15) is the last day!

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 coming this summer

marvel-vs-capcom-21Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes will be coming to Xbox Live and PSN this summer. If you are a PS3 user, you don’t have to wait til’ summer to get your hands on this. That’s right! Marvel vs. Capcom 2 demo is exclusive to PSN (US) until it comes out on Xbox Live during the actual release. The cool part is, the demo just came out today. So what are you waiting for? Turn on your PS3 and log into PSN to get your hands on this demo. If you don’t have a free PSN account yet, I feel bad for you.

The demo will have:

  • Two-player local matches
  • Six available characters – Ryu, Chun-Li, Strider, Spider-Man, Iron Man and Wolverine
  • Seven selectable environments

Final Fantasy VII and FFXIII Demo for Japan PSN only

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Final Fantasy VII classic PS version is now available on Japan’s PSN for 1500 yen. Remember when Killzone 2 demo was released earlier in Europe’s PSN. A lot of people accessed it by simply making a European PSN account, and got the demo for free. FFVII is not a demo! So you can’t cheat, and make a Japanese PSN account to download this unless you can come up with a way to get some yen in your pocket. If only Sony could make the US PSN as good as Japan’s so I could get my hands on the PS classic on my PSP. 

On the other hand FFXIII demo will be out in Japan with the Final fantasy Advent Children Complete deal. 1Up has more details on the FFXIII demo.