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Almost a month ago, Sony had a grand reopening for the PlayStation Network after a malicious attack by internet bad guys. In an effort to apologize to loyal customers Sony assembled a Welcome Back kit, which offered a chunk of free content and games. If you haven’t taken advantage of this offer, you better act fast, because this Sunday is the last day for this offer. All you need to do is visit the PlayStation Store and hit the tab marked “Welcome Back.” Also as another friendly reminder, for those of you who’ve already redeemed your freebies, you may want to make sure your billing for the free PlayStation Plus service isn’t set to auto-renew. Of course if you’ve enjoyed the service, then by all means keep it, but we can already imagine the phone calls Sony is going to get when the auto-renewals start kicking in.
Are you a PS3 owner suffering from Limbo Envy? Have you been playing Little Big Planet Limbo-themed levels in effort to fill that void? It looks like the wait may finally be over. After almost a year of Xbox exclusivity, the artistic platformer could be making its way to the PSN. This rumor comes after a Korean ratings board listed that Sony Computer Entertainment Korea has rated the game. This doesn’t completely seal the deal, but it definitely points things in the direction of a possible announcement. If this does add up, hopefully PlayDead will do what The Behemoth did with Castle Crashers’ PS3 release and add some extra content.
It’s the Sunday after E3 and two big announcements seemed to soak up all the attention of the showroom floor and gamers across the globe. The PS Vita was first to bat and Sony showed a strong campaign for their next-gen handheld. Not to be outdone by the competition Nintendo took stage last and officially revealed their upcoming console efforts. Both platforms look extremely promising and a tidal wave of developers have promised support for both. We’ve spent our share of time with both and have our impressions, but we wanted to ask you. If you could get your hands on a completed retail version of either system, games and all, which one would it be? Be sure to vote and leave a comment letting us know what led to your decision.
Just four days ago during their E3 keynote, Sony announced that inFAMOUS’ Cole would be appearing in Street Fighter X Tekken for both the PS3 and PS Vita versions of the game. Not too long ago Kratos from the God of War series was an exclusive character in the PS3 version of Mortal Kombat. Looking at the recent run of cross platform fighting titles, we can’t help but ask, where’s the Xbox exclusive characters? We know that exclusive characters have nothing to do with hardware limitations, they really come down to making deals with game developers. So has Microsoft forgotten the art of the deal?
The New York Times is reporting that Spanish police have made three arrests in connection to the recent PlayStation Network hacks, which caused the network to shut down for about a month. Believed to be local leaders from the web group known as Anonymous, the three arrests were scattered across different cities in Spain. A man in the city of Gijón was believed to have a computer at his home that was used in the attacks against Sony. The other two parties were arrested in Barcelona and Valencia. It is being reported that police linked these individuals to the network attack by analyzing chat logs and web pages, but they had already been monitoring them since October in connection to the hacking of the Spanish Ministry of Culture website. We highly doubt that this was a three man operation and if these guys are involved, we’d expect more arrests to be made soon.
One day after making its long awaited return, the PlayStation Store is now starting to roll out the highly anticipated PSN “Welcome Back” content. Release times may vary by region, but it is already available stateside. We have to warn that there are still a few kinks when trying to download it, most likely due to the high traffic loads for this content. So if you run into an error message or two, don’t freak out. We’d advise that you wait a little bit longer and allow the dust to settle. You’ve waited this long, what’s a few more hours? Just in case you’ve forgotten your options, allow us to refresh your memory. Full list of downloadable games after the break.
NGP, PS Vita, PSP2, call it whatever you want, it is looking extremely promising. Sony has released three demo videos showcasing the early potential of the upcoming handheld. The developers go on to stress that this is first generation material we’re looking at. Unlike most new gaming hardware, NGP appears to show that next-gen leap right out of the box. We’ll be hands on with this sexy beast in a few more days and we’re ready to ask every question you could probably imagine. Until then, be sure to check out the three stimulating videos embedded after the break.
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception’s Collector’s Edition brings a bit of Drake’s trademark swagger to whoever wants to pony up $100. Aside from a the usual hardback case (yes you’ll get one of those too!), your hard earned bucks will score you a replica of Nathan Drake’s belt buckle, as well as a stylish necklace strap with a ring, just like the one our beloved hero wears! Still not satisfied? Of course there’s more! You’ll also get a mini statue of the man himself wearing the same getup! Still not impressed? Hows about we wrap everything up in a nice traveling chest box?
Kept us waiting long enough! Almost a month ago the PlayStation Network told us it was going to the store for a loaf of bread and almost never came back. In all seriousness Sony has for the most part kept their word on completely restoring the PSN. We heard May 31st and it’s only a couple of days later, so we can accept that. We’re just glad to see things in full swing. We’ll be the first to tell you the “Welcome Back” freebies aren’t showing up, but we expect that to be fixed soon. We’d also like to warn you that if you’re getting an error when trying to sign-in, keep in mind there are potentially hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of people all trying to get in at the same time. Once everyone is over the initial shock of things being back to normal, it will be easier to get in, but keep on trying if you wish.
Well folks PS Vita just might be the real thing. A bit of web surfing may have uncovered Sony’s big secret. We’re not sure why Sony has a developer subdomain named: Vita.SCEdev.net , but they do. Perhaps Vita was a concept name that got scrapped? Things are really starting to look suspect here, but all will be revealed in just a matter of days. If this one is on the money, this might be the worst name change since Nintendo went from Revolution to Wii. Renaming a PlayStation product is very uncharacteristic of Sony and is the main reason we’re still not sure about this. The PlayStation brand is highly recognized and a name like Vita really makes no sense. We still say name the thing PSP 2, but that’s just our two cents.