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Sony "Welcome Back" Program Now Active...With Errors -Update-

By: iorilamia Jun 3, 2011 | 15 Comments

The long awaited Welcome Back Program is here, a long with some FAQ.

A while back Sony announced we would get free stuff in the Welcome Back Program This was a bunch of stuff from PS Home, 2 free games for PS3 and PSP and 30 days free of PS+.  Also, they have lame free movies for the weekend and tons of bonuses for PS+ people. This is good and all but there are CONSTANT errors going on within the Store, I don't think many people can get a hold of these games at the moment. Some people can't get inside the store, others booted out, some download the game but it isn't showing up and a few other problems that need to be kinked out.

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Edge and Schick bringing you DLC for PS3 Games

By: iorilamia Mar 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

Don't want to just buy PSN cards for points? Sony has promotions with Edge and Shick now for your DLC needs!

Killzone 3 has been doing a slurpee promotion, but now Killzone 3, Gran Turismo 5 and inFamous 2 are having a whole new set of awesome. Edge Shaving Gel and Shick Quatro products will have special attatchments to them. Purchasing these manly products gets you DLC for the game shown on it. The DLC are as follows :

  •  KILLZONE 3- Retro Map pack with 2 levels OR 3 unlock points to use on any gun/ability ( same as slurpee rewards). Maps are Salum Market and Blood Gracht
  • GRAN TURISMO 5- A customized Chevy Camaro SS “Edge Special” for Gran Turismo 5
  • inFAMOUS 2-  Sniper blast, which will be a narrow AOE.

 

 

Buy some shaving gel and get a Sniper Blast, win win situation right? Leave a comment below on what you guys think of these promotions. I'm loving it, first it was getting bonus xp in Killzone 3 for buying a slurpee, now rewards for buying a new razor? ( which I NEEDED) Keep in mind that it isn't a rip-off, Killzone 3 map pack costs $5, some of this stuff costs about the same. yes

 

SOURCE: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/03/15/edge-and-schick-bring-dlc-for-infamous-2-killzone-3-gt5/

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PS3 gets it's ass kicked

By: DragonKiss83 May 5, 2011 | 8 Comments

He says he got the yellow light of doom, but with PSN down I'm sure a few of you can enjoy this.

I suggest hitting mute as this guy is going to offend some of you possibly.

Desert Eagle tears the guts out of the PS3, but when he goes for an automatic you can tell he plays Call of Duty online.

thank you gamesradar http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/playstation-3/news/video-heavily-armed-woodsman-deals-with-psn-issues-in-unsurprising-manner/a-20110505111653380093/g-20060314115917309058

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Expect free stuff when PSN returns

By: iorilamia May 1, 2011 | 6 Comments

As you may have seen in the news the past few weeks, PlayStation Network has been down. After some recent attacks on Sony's network, they shut everything down and built the system back up. Here is what users will get for the unfortunate wait...

      

    "Welcome Back" Appreciation Program has been announced to make up for the PSN downtime. Upon PSN's return sometime this week, this is what the program gives us...

  • Each territory will be offering selected PlayStation entertainment content for free download. Specific details of this content will be announced in each region soon. (AWESOME! Could just be wallpapers though, will update when info comes in)
  • All existing PlayStation Network customers will be provided with 30 days free membership in the PlayStation Plus premium service. Current members of PlayStation Plus will receive 30 days free service. ( YO AWESOME! I'm not a fan of ps+ but free is free! )
  • Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity subscribers (in countries where the service is available) will receive 30 days free service. (Never used it and not sure how good it is, but congratulations to you guys who do!)

And it doesnt stop there! More "Welcome Back" content will be released in the coming weeks. I do think the Welcome Back Program is pleasant. Even though you can't keep majority of the PS+ downlaods, free is cool. Also if Sony goes apeshit on PS+ deals and updates, people may like it enough to buy it afterwards ;) What do you guys think of this? Don't be a jimmy, leave a comment.

Source: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/30/press-release-some-playstation-network-and-qriocity-services-to-be-available-this-week/

Don't like waiting for emails when your Sony gaming product is on the fritz? New Customer service via Twitter is maybe what you needed.

Sony is stepping its customer service UP ! "Ask At Playstaion"  http://twitter.com/AskPlayStation   is a new way to get help on Sony gaming products. The Twitter times will be  9:30AM – 5:00PM PST Monday through Friday with real-time responses between 2PM – 5PM PST.

Real times reponses from 2-5 guys! Sometimes it is pretty hard finding an answer throught he self help center , having someone directly reply is epic. Hope this helps out you fellow PS users ;) Don't forget to follow !

Source: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/03/09/askplaystation-introducing-playstation-customer-service-via-twitter/

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PS3 going for the Cloud

By: DragonKiss83 Mar 9, 2011 | 12 Comments

Looks like Playstation Plus gets a head start

PS3 users with playstation plus will be able to save 150 megabytes to the Sony servers.  

http://ps3.gamespy.com/articles/115/1154574p1.html from Gammespy

This is just another step forward for our current sytems and may be a preview of what to expect on the next generation.  By itself this isn't that big of a deal, but it just shows how fast the companies are implementing new technology as it presents itself.  What would you like to see make it on the systems next?  We already have web browsing, netflix, and countless other things.

 

Don't be a Jimmy, let's hear some ideas.

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Sony E3 2011 Press Conference Live Stream

By: BatRastered Jun 6, 2011 | 4 Comments

The official feed from Sony, watch it here!

Check it out, leave some comments below on what's happening.

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Developers are getting PSN back

By: DragonKiss83 May 13, 2011 | 11 Comments

Could we take this as a good sign?

Source http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/05/13/rumor-psn-back-up-for-developers.aspx

Giant Bomb has confirmed that developers have some access to PSN back.  They can't create new accounts, but this is a start.

"As developers are able to bypass the login screen, shooters have been largely okay; those games connect to servers running independent of PSN. Games that access the friends list do not have the same option."

from http://www.giantbomb.com/news/developer-playstation-network-back-online-but-not-without-issues/3185/

Hopefuly the rest of us will be back online soon enough.

Sony Computer Entertainment today announced that it entered into a definitive agreement on June 30, 2012 (Japan Time) to acquire Gaikai Inc., the world's leading interactive cloud-based gaming company, what will this mean for the PS4?

I'm not sold on network powered gaming yet. Having the processing power in the cloud means you don't have to buy hardware, and it means the operating company can upgrade the hardware at any time without bothering you, but the input and display lag has to kill certain genres of games. Would you play an FPS or a fighting game with noticeable lag, for instance? For a single-player cinematic experience, this system would be tough to beat (like Uncharted's campaign) though I think even some action games would need to be tweaked to be a bit more forgiving of timing based actions.

Sure, the internet is getting faster all the time, but that's just download and upload speed... bandwidth. The real issue is latency, which is how long it takes your signal to go from your computer (or device) to the servers and for information (in this case a screen image) to come back again. This is limited by how far away you are from the servers and the speed of light. There's not much Gaikai can do about the later, so they solve this problem by co-locating servers closer to population areas... having East coast and West coast datacenters is common as is having European and Asian area datacenters. That said, I wouldn't expect there to be datacenters all over the U.S.A. If you live in the middle of nowhere, you're probably out of luck as far as latency goes. Your only option is to move to New York or San Francisco (or somewhere closer to them).

Anyway, what does all this have to do with the PS4? Well, for starters, you may already have the hardware in your house now:

"By combining Gaikai's resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with SCE's extensive game platform knowledge and experience, SCE will provide users with unparalleled cloud entertainment experiences," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "SCE will deliver a world-class cloud-streaming service that allows users to instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices." - Source: Sony Press Release

Hey, you know what's an "internet-connected device"? The PS3! What else? Most Sony TV's sold today. Sony could easily put a Gaikai app on the PS3 dashboard... they probably will do this whether or not they release an actual hardware PS4. Not having to release new system hardware would save the company a ton of money. More than enough to cover the $380 million (USD) they spent on Gaikai. It's hard to say why Sonly would have purchased Gaikai if they didn't plan to integrate it into the Playstation brand, though I guess stranger things have happened.

What do you think? Is cloud gaming in your future or will they have to pry physical hardware from your cold, dead hands?

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My Love For The PS3

By: SonicZero Dec 27, 2010 | 15 Comments

My journey with the PS3 ups and downs

So for Christmas I got a PS3! I got 4 games with it(Heavy Rain, Metal Gear Solid 4, Little Big Planet, and Uncharted) So far everything is going good. I watched a ton of movies made a PSN and what not. But what pisses me off the most are the updates for games. Right now I wanted to play Heavy Rain for the first time and I have to sit for 183 minutes waiting for the update. Is that why PS3's memory is so big? To store all these updates? What's the point of installing every game ever made. It just wastes so much time and I decided to write this story because I have nothing better to do while Heavy Rain is updating. I've already taken a shit and made a meal. So what do you guys think of the PS3? I was actually blown away on how good it can look when set up right. They have good exclusives, and its just a nice sleek console and a change from my xbox. The only con for me right now I guess is the updates. :(

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If you don't have a PS3, start with this sweet-ass deal!

By: iorilamia Feb 18, 2011 | 7 Comments

Buy a New PS3 and basically get one of its most anticipated games free? Jump on it!

Have you have been contemplating buying a PS3? Soon is the time to buy it. Tuesday Feb 22nd is the release of Killzone3 ...and the ps3/killzone 3 bundle! You get 160GB PS3 for the regular $299.99 a long with a brand new Killzone 3, that's pretty hard to say no too. Also if you are not familiar with the other 2 Killzone games http://www.youtube.com/user/IGNentertainment has uploaded a video explaning Killzone 1-2 in a few minutes.

source: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/02/15/new-ps3-160gb-killzone-3-bundle-available-february-22nd/

Buy one?!

Everyone has seen the Kevin Butler commercials about how "great" the PS3 is. I've never understood them, because when someone tells me the console does everything I just laugh. Now the truth has been freed, and this new commercial tells the truth about PS3

Be sure to grab your PS3 for only $299. Hurry up and experience the greatest console of all time. Don't be a Jimmy!

Source: rickymachinima Youtube channel

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