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Strength of the Sword 3 added to PS Plus sale, .99 starting tomorrow

Strength of the Sword 3 (PS3) Sale Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ivent Games has sent word that their downloadable action title Strength of the Sword 3 is going on sale tomorrow on PSN. From October 15 to November 18, PlayStation Plus members will be able to download the title for $0.99, four bucks off the regular price. Gamers looking for some tough indie action can check it out on PS Store.

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantsma hitting store shelves, PSN on April 1

The BlazBlue brawlers return to the ring today with the release of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantsma. As Ragna the Bloodedge hunts down Yuuki Terumi, players will be able to battle using the new Overdrive mechanic, which charges characters the more health they lose, and seven new characters. The new roster additions are available on-disc and online, with four available from the outset, another unlockable, and the remaining two added via DLC (Kokonoe is up today and Yuuki Terumi on May 27). Network play is also said to be improved and enhanced with new mode upgrades.

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E3 2013: Sony details PS4 price and policies, plus PS3 and PS Vita

PlayStation 4 (System) E3 2013 Announcement - System 2

I think it’s safe to say that Sony surprised quite a few people, including us, during their E3 2013 conference. The event covered a wide variety of topics, including cloud gaming, PS4, PS Plus, and PS Vita, and how each works within the Sony ecosystem. For starters, the PS4 will have no restrictions regarding used games, no online authentication requirement, and will launch this holiday season for $399.99. PS Plus will function as it does now, with game giveaways and special discounts, but it will also be required to play games online; however, it will not be required for streaming media from such services as Hulu and Netflix.

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Sony to launch new Classic White, 500GB PS3 this month

PS3 (PS3) Classic White PS3 Instant Game Collection Bundle Announcement - System

Sony will be bringing a white 500GB PlayStation 3 to the US later this month. Beginning on January 27, players will be able to purchase the Classic White PS3 Instant Game Collection Bundle for $299.99. In addition to the new color and larger hard drive, the set also includes a one-year subscription to PlayStation Plus, which currently provides cloud storage for saves and a selection of 12 PS3 games, six PS Vita games, and various discounts that is updated monthly.

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PS Vita to get PSOne Classics support this month, PS Plus soon

PS Vita Announcement system small

The update that PS Vita users have been waiting for is almost here. Sony has announced that ver. 1.80, the update that will add support for PSOne titles, will launch on August 28. The update will also add support for cross-play functionality, cross-save functionality, playback controls in the Video app, and imported music playlists from PS3 and iTunes.

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AC: Revelations multiplayer beta to launch first for PS Plus, Uplay

Assassins Creed Revelations (360, PC, PS3) PS3 MP Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

PlayStation 3 gamers will get a shot to try the online component for Assassin’s Creed Revelations first when a multiplayer beta launches on September 3. The beta will be available to PlayStation Plus members and Uplay members from September 3-11, offering access to nine characters (The Sentinel, The Vanguard, The Guardian, The Vizier, The Thespian, The Deacon, The Bombardier, The Trickster, and The Champion), three maps (Knight’s Hospital, Antioch, and Constantinople), and four modes (Wanted, Manhunt, Deathmatch, and Artifact Assault).

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