Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sony

Supplementals: God of War – Sparta, Warfare, and Mythology (Pt. 2)

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II. Warfare – Phalanxes, Phalangites, and Hoplites
“In a world of near-constant warfare, a city-state had to have the mettle to back up its words.”

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Articles, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Portable News

DC Universe Online going free-to-play for PC and PS3

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Sony Online’s DC Universe Online has done a switcheroo from a premium to-play service to a free-to-play’er. The MMO will make the change in late October, when PC and PS3 gamers will be able to download and access the game for free. In addition to the Free tier, there will also be a Premium version and a Legendary version for those wanting extra benefits. All levels will have access to the world and missions, as well as game updates and fixes.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News

Sony announces PS Move 2011 holiday lineup

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In an effort to get Move owners amped, and non-Move owners to the stores, Sony has sent a long a handy list of their motion-control-powered 2011 holiday lineup. A summarized list is provided below, but for those wanting all the details, the full descriptions are available as well.

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PlayStation 3 News

God of War: Origins Collection now available for PS3

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PlayStation 3 owners will get a chance to try the PlayStation Portable God of War titles for the first time today, or enjoy them again in 1080p with stereoscopic 3D support, with God of War: Origins Collection. Origins Collections brings together both Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta in one updated package, complete with full-screen anti-aliasing and a steady 60 frames per second frame rate, for $39.99.

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PlayStation 3 News

Supplementals: God of War – Sparta, Warfare, and Mythology (Pt. 1)

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The God of War series is about to be available in total for the first time on the PlayStation 3 with the release of God of War: Origins Collection. In honor of Kratos’ many deity-smiting journeys, we’re going to recommend some additional material to get to know more about the Spartans, including how they lived, how they fought, and the deities they worshipped.

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Resistance 3 on store shelves, DLC announced

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Insomniac Games’ Resistance 3 is now available for the PS3. Set four years after Resistance 2, the third entry into the long-running series features an alternate 1950′s America that is occupied by the Chimera. Joseph Capelli returns from the second release as the last remaining Sentinel who must reverse the Chimar’s terraforming program. As the Earth slowly changes around him, Capelli strikes out in one last attempt to reverse mankind’s fortunes by trekking from his home in Oklahoma to meet up with scientist Dr. Fyodor Malikov in New York.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

Twisted Metal release date announced, Jaffe sends his best

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Designer David Jaffe announced earlier this week on the PlayStation Blog that the latest Twisted Metal will be launching for the PS3 on February 14. Jaffe even made a personalized message for fans, wishing them a Valentine’s Day full of love and vehicular carnage. To view the video, check out the PlayStation Blog.

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PlayStation 3 News

PlayStation Home to become a ‘world of games’ this fall

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PlayStation Home is set to receive some renovations this fall as Sony has announced plans for a complete redesign to shift its setup from being a virtual environment to a world of games. The virtual destination will receive a new Hub that will integrate games, quests, events, and user-generated content, as well as provide options for shopping, socializing, and accessing other media. The Hub will teleport players to different “genre-based districts, where they will encounter games tailored to their interests and style, while introducing them to a rich and diverse selection of game experiences.”

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PlayStation 3 News

PlayStation 3 gets price drop and Infamous 2 bundle, Vita to embrace social networking

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Sony has announced a price drop for the PS3 as well as a new PS3 bundle. Effectively immediately, all systems will be reduced by $50, bringing the 160 GB model down to $249 and the 320 GB Model down to $299. Sony also announced a new, limited-run 320 GB Infamous 2 Bundle that includes the system, a copy of the game, and a 30-day PlayStation Plus trial for the same price as a standalone system, $299.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Sony announces Play program for PlayStation Network

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Sony has announced a new online initiative dubbed PlayStation Network Play. The program highlights four titles—Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition, The Baconing, BloodRayne: Betrayal, and Renegade Ops—set to release this summer. Each title will offer a preorder bonus in the form of a downloadable PS3 theme, a 20% discount for PlayStation Plus members, and a bonus for those who pick up all four: a free download of Payday: The Heist.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Portable News