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PSA: PlayStation Store Gets a Makeover, Now Live in Europe [Update]

PlayStation Store Redesign

Update: The new overhauled PlayStation Store’s launch is postponed in several territories, including North America. This news follows reports of a cancelled UK launch as well, and apparently even though the Store is up and going in other places (such as Turkey and Greece) it’s running in a less than satisfactory state. I’ve half a mind to think this new PS Store doesn’t exist at all.

It’s about damn time. A quick glance at a comments section somewhere and it’s clear PlayStation 3 gamers have been clamoring for some kind of aestestic change for ages. They’re tired of the constant blue that plays background to the endless list of menus and sub-menus, incomprehensible categories and rudimentary search tools. Looking across the pond to see Microsoft, altering their virtual playground as often as possible, doesn’t help either. But now they too have their change.

In Europe, the PlayStation Store has been updated with a new look. The new design adds a ‘What’s New’ page, new feature categories and new search options. It displays store items, similarly to the Xbox 360 dashboard, within a collage of images that will highlight feature content, as opposed to the uniformed list-based set up of before.

The full transformation will not take effect in North America until next Tuesday on October 23.

Source: PlayStation Blog EU

The Unfinished Swan Hits PSN October 23, Earlier for PlayStation Plus

The Unfinished Swan

The Unfinished Swan might have one of the more unusual concepts we’ve seen this year – an all-white world in which the player, controlling a floating paint brush, splatters color all throughout, giving life to an otherwise dull and lifeless place – but it’s a concept we’re nonetheless intrigued by.

Developer Giant Sparrow are attempting to pull the curtain back just a little before launch, which they’ve just announced the release date to on the PlayStation Blog, along with a developer diary.

The Unfinished Swan will arrive exclusively on the PlayStation Network in North America on October 23, and a week earlier for PlayStation Plus members on October 16. In Europe, the release will happen on October 24 and October 17, respectively.

Source: PlayStation Blog

Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale Launch Roster Complete

playstation all-stars battle royale

Playstation Blog senior social media specialist Sid Shuman went on Twitter yesterday and made a post which stated “We have revealed the full launch lineup of characters”. That means Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale will launch with 20 playable characters, although it is certainly possible that more characters will be added as DLC later on. These are the characters that the game will launch with when it releases for the PS Vita and PS3 on November 20th:

1. Nariko
2. Jak & Daxter
3. Fat Princess
4. Colonel Radec
5. Cole Macgrath
6. Evil Cole Macgrath
7. Big Daddy
8. Dante
9. Heihachi Mishima
10. Kratos
11. Nathan Drake
12. Raiden
13. Sackboy
14. Sly Cooper
15. Sweet Tooth
16. Toro
17. Spike
18. Sir Daniel Fortesque
19. Ratchet & Clank
20. PaRappa the Rapper

Also, don’t forget that the game will be a part of Sony’s Cross-Buy Program, meaning that if you purchase the game on the PS3 you will automatically get it for the Vita as well at no extra charge. What do you think of this lineup of launch characters? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Dishonored’s “The Tales From Dunwall” Webisode Series

Tales from Dunwall

Bethesda recently released three webisode episodes set in the world of Dishonored. “The Tales from Dunwall” tells the story of three different people from separate walks of life. Check out the videos below and let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

 

Dishonored and Resident Evil 6 Included in Sony’s PSN Day 1 Digital Program

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Sony recently made Darksiders 2 and Borderlands 2 available on the Playstation Store on the same day as their physical releases, and now a few more games are getting the same digital treatment from Sony. These are the games you can expect to see:

10/2- Resident Evil 6 ($59.99, $53.99 for PS+ Subscribers, with pre-order)
10/2- NBA 2K13 ($59.99, $53.99 for PS+ Subscribers, with pre-order)
10/9- Dishonored ($53.99, $53.99 for PS+ Subscribers, with pre-order)
10/16- Doom 3: BFG Edition ($39.99, $35.99 for PS+ Subscribers, with pre-order)
10/16- 007: Legends ($59.99)
10/23- Medal of Honor Warfighter ($59.99)
10/30- Need for Speed: Most Wanted ($59.99, $53.99 for PS+ Subscribers, with pre-order)
10/30- Assassin’s Creed 3 ($59.99)

 

Playstation Store Update for September 25th

GTA 3

It was rumored last week that Grand Theft Auto III would be making its way to the Playstation Store tomorrow, and it turns out those rumors were spot on. There are several other games that will also be available for your purchasing pleasure after the update tomorrow. These are the games you can expect to find:

Playstation 3

Dead or Alive 5

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013

PS Vita

LittleBigPlanet

FIFA Soccer 13

Playstation Plus Update Includes Free Starhawk Campaign

Playstation Plus

Playstation Plus updates tomorrow and it will include yet another free game for members. PS+ subscribers will get the single player campaign for Starhawk, plus all of its DLC, for free.

PS+ members will also be given a discount on two other PSN games, Hell Yeah! and Tokyo Jungle. Both games are usually $14.99 but will be $11.99 for PS+ subscribers starting tomorrow. Check out the videos for all three games below.

 

Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time Release Date Announced

Sly Cooper

The official release date for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time has been revealed, and it will be releasing in North America on February 5, 2013. An official European release date has yet to be announced.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will be one of several new titles that will be incorporated into Sony’s “Cross-Buy” program, in which if someone purchases the game for the PS3 they will automatically get it for the PS Vita as well for no extra charge, and vice-versa.

If you are a Sly Cooper fan make sure to remember that release date and check back with us in the coming months for more information on the game.

Okami HD TGS 2012 Trailer Paints In 1080p For PS3

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Okami HD, the 1080p rerelease on PS3 has a gorgeous trailer at Tokyo Game Show 2012. The PSN exclusive digitally drops October 30th for $19.99. If you’re keeping track, that just so happens to be the same day the new nip/tucked PS3 systems and a certain Revolutionary War related assassin game.

I know, it’s a tough choice, but if you’re looking to play one of the most beautiful and innovative games ever released in full HD, you’ve got to check this one out. It will feature PlayStation Move capabilities and of course, a full compliment of trophies. This is one of the Capcom HD rereleases looking like it will be done right.

New Nip/Tucked PS3 Model Revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2012

Slim PS3 Image 1

Tokyo Game Show 2012 is well under way and the PlayStation blog has revealed a new fit and trim PlayStation 3 system along with pricing and release date information.

Sony has been diligent about redesigning it’s console systems for form and function dating back to the venerable PSOne. The PS3 has already seen it’s share of remodels, this time, it gets smaller, lighter, and will feature two models that include 250 GB and 500 GB hard drives respectively. If you’re keeping track, this new model is 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current slim PS3. Makes you wonder what they manage to squeeze out each time, doesn’t it?

The new 250 GB PS3 bundle will be available September 25 for $269.99 as part of a limited edition bundle that includes Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Game of the Year Edition, a voucher for around $30 worth of content for the digital title DUST 514, which of course is a free to play online shooter based on the EVE Online MMO.