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PS3 and PS Vita stores will no longer accept credit cards and PayPal

PS3 and PS Vita stores will no longer accept credit cards and PayPal

With the launch of the PlayStation 5, it is expected that Sony would eventually try to push its older gaming systems out of the picture. That almost happened this year, but the company relented and allowed some venerable consoles to continue the status quo. That's not to say that it's willing to spend resources on maintaining those well-aged PlayStation systems. It seems that the company has discovered a strategy to push the PS3 and the PS Vita into obsolescence by making it extremely difficult to purchase games and DLCs moving forward.

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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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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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PlayStation Plus will end PS3 and PS Vita free games in early 2019

PlayStation Plus will end PS3 and PS Vita free games in early 2019

Sony has sent an email to PlayStation Plus subscribers with a reminder many customers may have missed the first time around: it will stop offering PlayStation 3 and PS Vita games as part of its PS Plus monthly free games lineup. The change will take place after March 8, 2019, though users will get to keep the ones they've already acquired as long as they keep their subscription.

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Some PlayStation 3 game servers will shut down in January 2019

Some PlayStation 3 game servers will shut down in January 2019

Sony has emailed PlayStation owners with a notice impacting the PlayStation 3: some game servers will be shutting down in January 2019. The decision to shut down the servers only applies to a handful of games, none of which are likely to have a large number of players at this point. Other game servers will continue to operate for now.

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PS Plus October 2018 free games bring Jason Voorhees for Halloween

PS Plus October 2018 free games bring Jason Voorhees for Halloween

Sony has taken the wraps off its PlayStation Plus free games lineup for October 2018. The upcoming titles will be free for PS Plus subscribers to download throughout next month, giving PS3 and PS4 console owners the chance to play something new without spending any money. As expected, there's also a couple titles available for the PS Vita.

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PS Store summer sale 2018: this month’s big PS4 game deals arrive

PS Store summer sale 2018: this month’s big PS4 game deals arrive

Sony has officially taken the wraps off its PS Store summer sale 2018, the time during which it slaps a bunch of deep discounts on games for the PS3, PS4, and PS Vita. As we've come to expect, Sony has some major discounts for big and small titles alike, some of them as much as 60-percent off, though you'll need a PS Plus subscription to get the best rates. We've picked some of the best deals to make shopping easier.

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PlayStation Plus free games for June feature a must-play strategy game

PlayStation Plus free games for June feature a must-play strategy game

With the first day of June coming up at the end of this week, it's time to take a look at the free PlayStation Plus games for the next month. As always, there are two free games up for grabs for the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. June's lineup is rather tame as far as big names go, but there's one game that strategy fans will definitely want to download while it's free.

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PS3 OtherOS settlement claims end next month

PS3 OtherOS settlement claims end next month

It’s not unusual to hear giant companies being sued left and right, by other companies or by customers via a class action suit. And it’s also not unusual to hear about those lawsuits dragging on for years. That was indeed the case with the “fat” PlayStation 3 when Sony removed its advertised “OtherOS” feature. Six years later, Sony decided to settle the lawsuit for what is basically loose change for the company. Now those who wish to claim a part of that settlement have to do so until April or else forfeit that $65 forever.

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This PlayStation Plus 1-year subscription deal is under $40

This PlayStation Plus 1-year subscription deal is under $40

A rare deal on PlayStation Plus membership has brought a year's subscription down to under forty bucks, just ahead of the holidays. The deal sees the twelve month subscription, usually priced at $59.99, brought down to $39.99. That's a saving of a third from what it will normally cost you.

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RPCS3 PS3 emulator now runs some AAA titles

RPCS3 PS3 emulator now runs some AAA titles

Game emulation is a pretty thorny and murky subject. On the one hand, you have some valid arguments for encouraging emulation, especially for long gone platforms. On the other hand, it’s often used for less than legally sound cases. Whichever way you swing, there is one thing that makes any sort of game emulation a technically fascinating and impressive feat. And that is the ability to run even triple-A games using reverse engineering methods and a near-infinite amount of patience, like what developers of the PS3 emulator RPCS3 have accomplished.

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PlayStation Sale of the Dead brings big game discounts until Halloween

PlayStation Sale of the Dead brings big game discounts until Halloween

Sony has a major sale going on in the days leading up to Halloween and it is called 'Sale of the Dead.' The sale is in its second week, which stays live until October 31 at 8AM PT. The sale covers a huge number of titles, as well as season passes and bundles. PlayStation Plus members doubly benefit from this sale, getting lower prices than non-PS Plus members.

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