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PlayStation PLAY lineup announced

PlayStation PLAY lineup announced

Sony has announced its plans for this year's PlayStation PLAY promotion, which highlights a slate of new downloadable PlayStation Network games toward the end of summer. In addition to featuring specific titles to draw attention to the cream of the crop, gamers receive special discounts if they purchase multiple of the featured games.

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Dyad ultra-colorful indie game hits PlayStation Network on July 17

Dyad ultra-colorful indie game hits PlayStation Network on July 17

If you fancy yourself a gamer, you're likely dying of boredom as we trudge through the all-too-familiar summer release drought. Most big-time developers and publishers like to slow it down a bit during the summer months, which used to mean that there were almost no notable releases between April and August. Thankfully, these days we have a robust indie gaming scene, and with many triple-A publishers avoiding summer altogether, it gives games like Dyad a chance to truly shine.

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Sony PSN a more reliable revenue stream than Xbox Live

Sony PSN a more reliable revenue stream than Xbox Live

Sony has been monetizing its online gaming network at a stronger rate than its biggest competitor. That is, if you don't count the cost of Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus. We're only talking about payments for individual pieces of content, like game add-ons, full game downloads, TV shows, and movies, and other pay-per-title forms of media. More than 15% of PS3 owners have paid for a piece of digital content on their console.

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The Walking Dead video game continues Friday

The Walking Dead video game continues Friday

Telltale's video game adaptation of the cult hit-turned smashing success of a TV show The Walking Dead, will be getting its second episode on Friday, June 29. The Walking Dead: Episode 2 will go live on console digital download stores at that time, and your experience will vary depending on how you played the first episode. Telltale says it tracks every decision you make throughout the game's multiple episodes.

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Sony rumored to begin offering PS One, PS2 game streaming

Sony rumored to begin offering PS One, PS2 game streaming

If you have a new PS3 and hate the fact that you can't play old PS2 games on it, then you'll really appreciate this news. If you're familiar with the Playstation Store, you know that you already can download a whole bunch of classic PS One titles, and there have been a handful of PS2 games to also grace the digital download platform.

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Sony cloud gaming partnership E3 announcement tipped

Sony cloud gaming partnership E3 announcement tipped

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.

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Sony PlayStation Network to undergo maintenance tomorrow

Sony PlayStation Network to undergo maintenance tomorrow

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.

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Sony Uncharted games go to digital download

Sony Uncharted games go to digital download

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.

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Telltale’s Walking Dead game sells one million copies

Telltale’s Walking Dead game sells one million copies

In less than a month's time, a game based on a niche comic book franchise that was turned into a successful TV show has been able to become its own breakout success. The Walking Dead Episode 1: A New Day has been downloaded a million times between the Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam. It's hopefully a good sign as future episodes of the game are released.

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Sony PS3 reportedly gaining pre-loading download service

Sony PS3 reportedly gaining pre-loading download service

In a move that would make the PS3 even more like a PC, Sony is apparently working on a service that would allow gamers to "pre-order" digital download titles that would be downloaded to the system's hard drive before launch date. Even though said games might not necessarily be playable before the release, it would prevent players from the hassle of waiting for the download when the game came out.

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