Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sony

DC Universe Online now free to play for PC and PS3

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DC Universe Online has relaunched as a free-to-play title for both the PC and PS3. There are also packages for those wanting a little more than what the Free version offers: Premium Access and Legendary Access. All levels will have access to the world and missions, as well as game updates and fixes.

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Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception fights way through to PS3

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Naughty Dog enters trilogy territory today with the release of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception for the PS3. The latest installment of treasure-hunting everyman Nathan Drake’s ongoing journey sees him uncovering a historical conspiracy that links Sir Francis Drake, T.E. Lawrence, and the Atlantis of the Sands.

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PlayStation Vita launch date announced

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Sony has announced that the PS Vita, the successor to the PlayStation Portable, will launch on February 22 for $249.99 (Wi-Fi) and $299.99 (3G/Wi-Fi). The system features an OLED front touch screen and rear touch pad, dual analog sticks, motion sensors, and dual cameras. Social network integration will also feature prominently with support for Facebook, foursquare, Skype, and Twitter. Over 100 titles are said to be in development, including new versions of Assassin’s Creed, Resistance, Uncharted series, and WipEout.

Spec hounds can find the full details below.

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Payday: The Heist storms PSN, watch your wallets

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Payday: The Heist has launched on the PS Network. The squad-based first-person shooter pits a four-man crew of bank robbers against six dynamic heist scenarios. Alone or with friends, players will take hostages and share ammo and med kits with their cohorts as they face off against both the FBI and SWAT.

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Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One now available for PS3

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Ratchet & Clank return to the PS3 today with Insomniac Games’ latest, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. The four-player co-op adventure is set after the events in A Crack in Time, with Ratchet and Clank retired from the hero business and escorting their old pal Qwark, now Galactic President, to an awards ceremony when one of Dr. Nefarious’ plans go awry. Players will be able to control Ratchet, Clank, Qwark, or Dr. Nefarious as they try to make their way off of the planet Magnus and away from the clutches of Ephemeris, the Creature Collector.

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Payday: The Heist gets new release date, set to take down PSN soon

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After being hit with a slight delay, Sony Online’s squad-based first-person shooter Payday: The Heist is back on track. The new launch date is right around the corner, too: October 18. The PSN-only release will pit a four-man crew of bank robbers against six dynamic heist scenarios. Alone or with friends, players will be able to take hostages, share ammo and med kits, and face off against both the FBI and SWAT.

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Only On PSN program kicks off with discount, God Hand, and more

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Sony has kicked off the “Only On PlayStation Network” program today, which includes a discount on PSN titles as well as a packed release schedule. Every Tuesday for the month of October, PSN users will be able to download new titles and DLC, including indie Pub Fund’ers Eufloria and Okabu. As an added bonus, PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive a 20% discount during the program’s launch week, and non-Plus users will get $10 in store credit when they spend $60 on anything from games and add-ons to TV shows and Plus/Music Unlimited subscriptions throughout the month. A handful of PS2 titles were also added to kick things off: God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Odin Sphere, and Ring of Red.

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Payday: The Heist hits a snag, gets pushed back

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Sony Online’s PC and PSN squad-based first-person shooter Payday: The Heist has been slightly delayed. Originally scheduled to launch on October 4, Sony has announced that The Heist will now be released “later this month” – not too bad. Would-be Point Breakers can grab The Heist on release for $19.99.

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Rochard goes prospectin’ on PSN

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Sony Online has launched Recoil Games’ Rochard, a “puzzle-platforming, astro-mining action adventure.” Voiced by Jon St. John, Duke Nukem himself, John Rochard is an astro miner who stumbles upon an ancient alien artifact while prospecting in an asteroid. Shortly after the discovery, his team is kidnapped by space pirates and must be rescued using the only tool he has, the gravity-defying G-Lifter.

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ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection now available

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The highly anticipated ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection has hit store shelves for the PS3. The $39.99 compilation includes revamped and enhanced versions of both Fumito Ueda-developed action-platformers, which now sport 1080p HD visuals, an improved frame rate, and support for trophies, 7.1 surround sound, and stereoscopic 3D. In addition, there are extra goodies included on the disc, such as dynamic themes and bonus video content. Amongst the video content are interviews and a sneak peak at Ueda’s follow-up to Shadow of the Colossus, The Last Guardian.

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