If you liked the thought of playing Battlefield 3 online for free (Xbox Live Gold fees excluded), and you liked the notion that everyone you were playing against was on the same field as you, you might soon be kissing those memories goodbye. According to a leaked document found on Neogaf.com, the game will charge a fee for users who want early access to downloadable content and for priority access on servers.
If you like the idea of ebooks, but hate the fact that you can't read them from 10 feet away on the living room sofa, Sony might have the solution to your problems. Okay, we're exaggerating a bit. There's a rumor that Sony is working on a digital books section to the PlayStation Store, but it is hardly going to try to be a competitor to the Kindle, iBooks, or Nook.
Capcom's high-definition compilation of its two critically acclaimed Wii Resident Evil titles will be making its way to the PS3 in the US on June 26. The publisher announced that the price will be $26.99 and it will be distributed digitally through the PlayStation Store. Chronicles HD contains Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles.
The North American servers for Atlus's game Demon's Souls will not shut down next week as previously announced. Instead, the company says it will continue to support online play for the niche PS3 game. Atlus is known for publishing games that no other company would dare bring to the US because they are very niche and appeal only to a small base of fans of Japanese RPGs.
Could Sony be planning a major partnership with a cloud service provider, and it's likely to make that partnership public at next month's E3 trade show, according to media reports. While the name of the cloud company in question hasn't been revealed, it could be a significant part of Sony's strategy to keep the PS3 relevant at least through to next year's E3.
2K Games announced yesterday that its anticipated game Xcom: Enemy Unknown, a re-envisioning of the 1994 classic X-Com: UFO Defense, would be released this October. However, in that same day, the company made a huge about-face and said the title would be delayed. And we're not just talking about a couple months here. We might even be talking about a couple years. And it all hinges on the company's financial situation.
Sony's long-awaited answer to the record-smashing Nintendo hit franchise Super Smash Bros will likely be making its way to the PlayStation Vita along with the PS3. That is, unless one of the designers of the game decided to lie about his accomplishments on LinkedIn. Ah, social media. You have to love how little secrets and details emerge in the most random of places.
If you have a hankering to download a new game or movie from the PlayStation Store during the day tomorrow, you might be out of luck. However, if you have logged into the PlayStation Network within the last four days, you will still be able to play online games as well as access online video streaming apps including Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. It's a consolation from Sony so that gamers can still access some PSN services.
If the one thing that has stopped you from picking up either of the first two entries in the story-driven PS3 adventure series Uncharted was that you had to go out to the store to pick up a boxed copy of the game, here's some good news. Sony has decided to make both Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Game of the Year Edition available through the PlayStation Network's PlayStation Store next month.
Publisher CCP Games is now letting numerous other players get in on the beta for the free-to-play massively multiplayer title on the PS3, Dust 514. The company announced that it has plans to massively expand its online beta throughout the summer. This will be in addition to the thousands who are already part of the closed beta. Those selected for now will be people who are already players of Eve Online.