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If you haven’t picked up a PlayStation Move yet and have a serious hankering for some virtual golf, then the new Tiger Woods 12 Move bundle should be on par with your needs. Sony has officially announced a new SKU priced at $100 which will land you a full copy of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters, a PlayStation Move controller and of course a PlayStation Eye camera. There’s been a ton of Sony motion control bundles released since Move hit the scene, but this one actually looks like the best fit. It definitely beats the copy of Sports Champions that ships with the original bundle, but that’s just our two cents.
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.
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.
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.
While participating in the festivities after Sony’s E3 press conference, we spent some time with a variety of games. Resistance 3 was one that definitely caught our eye. I’ll be honest and say I’m not that much of a fan of first-person shooters with the PlayStation 3′s controller, it’s something about using R1 to shoot that rubs me wrong. In any event the game looks very promising and we managed to film a little action. Far from being the best Resistance player, I’ll warn you in advance that I die at the end of the video. Running and gunning after the break.
With the biggest show in gaming merely hours away, we can’t help but feel a bit of the electricity in the air. Starting next week, console gaming’s big three will be revealing their hands to the rest of the world and show what’s in store for the future of gaming. As each show comes to a close there’s always the debate of who had the best showing out of the bunch. So before we even begin to deal with that madness, we’d like to ask who do you think will have the best showing at E3? The final conference is from Nintendo on Tuesday June 7th, so for the sake of relevance, we ask that you vote some time before or during this event. We welcome your fanboy/fangirl antics.
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.