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Jetpack Joyride jumps to PS3, Vita, and PSP today

Jetpack Joyride jumps to PS3, Vita, and PSP today

Halfbrick's hit mobile game Jetpack Joyride is coming to PlayStation systems today, including the PlayStation 3, Vita, and even the PSP. It's being categorized as a PlayStation Mini, and includes the bells and whistles of the popular iOS and Android versions--for a higher price.

Read more: Sansei unlocked, free power-ups for new games »

"If I had a vita, yeah, I'd drop $4 for this. They've earned it."
- CampKusoge    See all 7 comments


Spend $60 on PlayStation Network this week, get $10 credit back

Spend $60 on PlayStation Network this week, get $10 credit back

Following last month's successful promotion, Sony is running a similar "spend X, get X credit" deal on PlayStation Network this week.

The promotion includes anything purchased with your wallet on the PlayStation Store, meaning you can buy games, movies, or TV shows and be eligible for the credit. Simply spend $60 on PSN from now until November 26th, and you'll earn a $10 bonus.

Read more: PS3 Ultimate Editions »

"It says in the blog post you get the $10 credit in December. These promotions don't always ..."
- king_darius    See all 8 comments


PlayStation: The Official Magazine being shuttered

PlayStation: The Official Magazine being shuttered

Yet another gaming magazine icon is biting the dust. According to a new report, Future Publishing is discontinuing PlayStation: The Official Magazine.

The magazine started life as PSM in 1997 before it was taken over by Future Publishing in 2007. However, the publisher told Game Informer that the upcoming Holiday 2012 issue will be the magazine's last.

Read more: From the same publishing company as Nintendo Power »

""We're going in a less-thinky direction." Yeah that pretty much covers it"
- Deathlove    See all 8 comments


PSP comic store closing on October 30, licenses expire in January

PSP comic store closing on October 30, licenses expire in January

The digital comics service for PSP will no longer be accessible at the end of the month. It was an impressive effort to bring graphic novels to the PSP's diminutive screen, but considering the dwindling popularity of the platform, it's unsurprising that the service was discontinued. With the store closing, Sony has warned users to download their content and back it up, as the content will no longer be accessible for re-download.

Read more: Download your content before January! »

"Right, but comixology is a small company. I don't think amazon is going to go away. "
- Rahzar    See all 6 comments


Spend $100 on PlayStation Network in October, get $20 credit back

Spend $100 on PlayStation Network in October, get $20 credit back

Don't you hate deals that have a ton of fine print? Thankfully, this one's pretty easy to follow: simply spend $100 on the PlayStation Network this month, and get a $20 credit back next month.

The promotion includes anything purchased with your wallet on the PlayStation Store, meaning you can buy games, movies, or TV shows and be eligible for the credit. And with many retail games hitting the PSN via Sony's "Day 1 Digital" promotion, there will be many opportunities to earn the $20 bonus.

Read more: Some spending suggestions »

"Yeah, I just bought into the PSN+. So much free shit going on in there I figured wtf. I got me ..."
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Report: PSP outselling Vita 2-to-1

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Report: PSP outselling Vita 2-to-1

Vita sales have never really taken off, even as Sony insists it's too early to cut the price. In fact, based on figures provided by Sony, it appears their last-generation handheld, PSP, is still outselling the Vita by more than a 2-to-1 margin.

Read more: 400K vs 1 million »

"I'm there with you. Sony needs to provide more incentive to PSP developers to make Vita games. ..."
- RowjinZee    See all 72 comments


Sony's gaming division posts a loss, expects lower sales of PS3 and Vita

The PlayStation division hasn't performed up to Sony's expectations. In its latest quarterly earnings report, the electronics giant reported lower sales of hardware and software of the PSP and PS3, causing a sales decrease of 14.5% year-on-year.

As such, the gaming division of Sony posted an operating loss of 3.5 billion yen ($45 million), compared to an operating income of 4.1 billion yen in the same quarter last year. In addition to lower sales, "unfavorable foreign exchange rates" have also contributed to the loss.

Read more: Vita sales forecast to drop 25% »

"Seriously. If I already own a UMD of a game, don't charge me twice for a digital version. Damn."
- Volatus32x    See all 18 comments


Wizorb brings brick-breaking RPG gameplay to PS Minis next week

Wizorb brings brick-breaking RPG gameplay to PS Minis next week

After making an appearance on PC and Xbox Live Indie Games, Wizorb is making its way to the PlayStation Minis program. The indie combines brick-breaking gameplay with classic retro RPG visuals and elements. You'll fight monsters, explore towns, interact with NPCs--all while breaking bricks.

The Minis title will be available on July 24th for $3.99, and will be available on PS3, PSP, and "eventually" on Vita. Check out this trailer for more:

Watch: Retro brick breaking RPG action! »

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GameStop begins phasing out PSP

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GameStop begins phasing out PSP

You've had a good run, PSP. Seven years after its launch, it appears the platform is slowly retiring. While new PSP games still occasionally come out, it's clear that many gamers have moved on to new devices, including the Vita. To match the quieting demand for PSP games, GameStop is removing inventory from 25% of its stores.

Read more: Only affecting 'the smallest' of stores »

"Vita failed before it even launched. Sony is out of touch for the last two generations and ..."
- Hilux SSRG    See all 5 comments


PixelJunk games drop to $1 in anniversary sale

PixelJunk games drop to $1 in anniversary sale

The PixelJunk games are among the most critically-acclaimed titles available on the PlayStation Network. Spanning a variety of art styles and gameplay genres, the franchise has managed to garner quite the fan base over five years.

To celebrate, developer Q-Games is having an "anniversary sale" on the PlayStation Network starting tomorrow. For a limited time, many of the games will be available for only $1.

Read more: Which games are only $1? »

"Also I primarily want another one for more couch coop with my wife because she loves the game ..."
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Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims arrives on PSN today

Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims arrives on PSN today

Today's PlayStation Store update includes an oddly named game: Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims. Part of the Minis program, the game's charming art style demanded another look.

Developed by Dakko Dakko, Floating Cloud God is a side-scrolling shooter that has you shooting enemies, dodging fire, and protecting a group of pilgrims that walk under your shadow. Essentially, it's a modern-day update of Defender.

Watch: The floating cloud god saves his pilgrims »

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PS+ members get Awesomenauts, Trine 2, Rock of Ages, Castlevania in May

PS+ members get Awesomenauts, Trine 2, Rock of Ages, Castlevania in May

PlayStation Plus members are entitled to a number of games as part of their subscription. In May, Plus subscribers will be able to download the brand new PSN game, Awesomenauts. In addition, members will also get access to Trine 2 and Rock of Ages from Atlus. PSone classics Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Castlevania Chronicles are also included.

This content makes May yet another banner month for Sony's premium subscription service, in spite of the recent loss of Qore. In addition, Plus members get beta access to PixelJunk 4am.

Read more: May's goodies laid out »

"I play with people I know. They just are sitting in the same room with me. I admit that ..."
- GigiLeCheshire    See all 13 comments


PSP game-based exploits on PS Vita (mostly) closed

PSP game-based exploits on PS Vita (mostly) closed

A mild hacking kerfuffle surrounding a couple of PSP games that enabled hacking exploits on the PlayStation Vita has been mostly quashed by Sony today. The two downloadable titles--MotorStorm Arctic Edge and Hot Shots Tennis--had been removed from the PS Store by Sony after it was discovered that both games could be exploited to run unsigned code on the PlayStation Vita.

Read more: One more unidentified exploit »

"If you checked your sources' sources, it's only for EU PSN. Anybody checking NA stores won't ..."
- BoogerFlicker2    See all 2 comments


Unchained Blades brings JRPG action to 3DS and PSP this year

Unchained Blades brings JRPG action to 3DS and PSP this year

The Lunar and Grandia series are some of the most beloved amongst hardcore JRPG fans. XSEED's new RPG, Unchained Blades, demands attention--if only because of the pedigree of the creators involved. Originally released in Japan as UnchainBlades ReXX, this dungeon-crawler was directed by Lunar's Toshio Akashi, with a story written by Grandia's Takashi Hino. While the game may be part of a niche genre, publisher XSEED will be bringing a localized version Stateside by distributing the game digitally, via the PlayStation Network on PSP and Vita, and the 3DS eShop.

Watch: Classic first-person dungeoning »

"Sign me up! Grandia II on the Dreamcast was one of my favorite console RPG's of all time. This ..."
- Gwyndion    See all 2 comments


Vita exploits discovered in PSP games

Vita exploits discovered in PSP games

Even as Vita starts picking up steam, Sony is still haunted by the rampant piracy of the PSP. While Sony has upped its efforts on making the Vita a more secure platform, it appears that offering backwards compatibility with the PSP is biting Sony yet again. According to a new report, exploits that allow hackers to run homebrew software have been discovered in two downloadable PSP games: MotorStorm Arctic Edge and Hot Shots Tennis.

Read more: Exploit does not allow piracy »

"they aren't Vita exploits. this is all within the psp emulator. those are psp homebrew"
- Shai-Tan    See all 10 comments




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