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Sony backtracks on PS3, PS Vita store shut downs

Sony backtracks on PS3, PS Vita store shut downs

Back in March, Sony revealed its plans to shut down the digital PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita storefronts this summer. The announcement received a lot of pushback from gamers, and today, Sony announced that it's making an about-face - the PS3 and PS Vita stores won't be shutting down this summer as originally announced, and will instead stay online so users can continue to purchase games and other media for those platforms.

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PlayStation Store closes on PS3 and PS Vita later this year: What to expect

PlayStation Store closes on PS3 and PS Vita later this year: What to expect

Slowly but surely, Sony has been shutting down functionality related to PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable, and later on this year, the company is going to be taking a very big step toward sunsetting those platforms for good. Sony has announced the dates it will close the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, along with revealing with it will end remaining purchase functionality for PSP.

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PS3, PS Vita, PSP tipped severe usability limits imminent

PS3, PS Vita, PSP tipped severe usability limits imminent

When you purchase an older PlayStation, you do so with the understanding that it won't always have the same software support as it has now. You'll still be able to play the games you have on disk and the games you've downloaded, but new digital games are not forever. A rumor this week suggests that Sony PlayStation 3 will join the ranks of 1 and 2 with "no digital games store available."

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Watch Dogs: Legion multiplayer for PC delayed until further notice

Watch Dogs: Legion multiplayer for PC delayed until further notice

It's not unusual for games or updates to be delayed, though there's always hope that things will eventually push through, sooner or later. Ubisoft may have just dashed those hopes, at least for players of Watch Dogs: Legion on PCs. After already delaying a promised online multiplayer by months, the game developer just announced that PC gamers will have to wait indefinitely for the feature to land. If it ever will, that is.

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PlayStation Store loses movies and TV shows later this year

PlayStation Store loses movies and TV shows later this year

Sony revealed today that some big changes are coming to the PlayStation Store later this year. Nothing will change about how you buy games through the PlayStation Store, but this summer, you'll lose the option to purchase movies and TV shows through it. That goes for rentals too, so it seems that Sony is making a clean break from movies and TV shows altogether.

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Sony confirms big changes to PlayStation Store ahead of PS5 launch

Sony confirms big changes to PlayStation Store ahead of PS5 launch

Late last week, we heard a report that claimed some major changes were on the way to the PlayStation Store. According to that report, Sony planned to stop selling PS3, PS Vita, and PSP games through the mobile and web implementations of the Store. Just as well, Sony would also stop PS4 apps, themes, and avatars through those channels as well.

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PlayStation Store to reportedly stop selling PS3, Vita, PSP games on mobile and web

PlayStation Store to reportedly stop selling PS3, Vita, PSP games on mobile and web

Ahead of the PlayStation 5's launch next month, Sony is reportedly making some big changes to the way the PlayStation Store works. Apparently, the company has been sending out emails to developers saying that later this month, games for the PlayStation 3, PSP, and PlayStation Vita will be inaccessible through the PlayStation Store for web and mobile. Just as well, it seems PlayStation 4 apps, themes, and avatars are leaving the web and mobile implementations of the store as well.

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PS3 multiplayer servers for Uncharted, The Last of Us are about to go dark

PS3 multiplayer servers for Uncharted, The Last of Us are about to go dark

Naughty Dog has announced that the PlayStation 3 versions of some of its biggest games will soon have their multiplayer servers shut down. The games due for this multiplayer sunset include Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, and The Last of Us. If you're surprised to hear that PS3 multiplayer for these games is still up and running after all these years, you definitely aren't alone.

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PlayStation Plus free games for March ditch PS3 and PS Vita

PlayStation Plus free games for March ditch PS3 and PS Vita

Sony has revealed the free PlayStation Plus games for March and the list of free games is a fair bit shorter than we're used to seeing. That's because Sony has ended support for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita beginning in March. Though PS3 and PS Vita users can still subscribe to PlayStation Plus and receive other benefits, they'll no longer receive free games each month.

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PlayStation Plus games for February include Hitman, For Honor

PlayStation Plus games for February include Hitman, For Honor

With February just around the corner, Sony has detailed the next round of free games that will be offered through PlayStation Plus. As always, there are two games for each of the consoles currently supported by PlayStation Plus: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita. The two games headlining February's batch are particularly big names, so we can imagine many people putting bandwidth toward downloading PS Plus games in February.

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Minecraft updates on Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, and Wii U come to an end

Minecraft updates on Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, and Wii U come to an end

At this point, Minecraft seems like one of those evergreen games that isn't going anywhere, but today the journey is coming to an end for some folks playing on older consoles. 4J Studios, which has handled porting and maintenance duties on Minecraft for a variety of platforms, has announced that work has wrapped on the Xbox 360, PS Vita, Wii U, and PlayStation 3 versions of the game.

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PlayStation Plus December 2018 free games include horror and racing

PlayStation Plus December 2018 free games include horror and racing

Sony has revealed its December 2018 free game lineup for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The company is offering up half a dozen titles for its console owners, offering something for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita. Most notable about the offerings is Soma, a science fiction horror game from the creators behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

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