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A guided tour through the PS4 user interface features

With today's launch of the PlayStation 4, the servers are currently getting crushed. If you're curious about what features the PlayStation Network will have when it's stable, here's Sony VP Eric Lempel to walk you through the user interface....

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PlayStation Store revamp postponed in North America

The glossy revamp of Sony's PlayStation Store has been delayed in several territories, including the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel says "an exceptional experience with the new store" must be certain before a new launch date is announced, and...

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PS3 firmware 3.61 goes live, change your password when PSN returns [update]

Sony has sent word that a new, mandatory PlayStation 3 firmware update (version 3.61) is now live. It is strongly recommended (by us, too!) that you change your password following the retrieval and installation of the firmware, and once PSN has been restored in your region. Update: An earlier...

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Third parties not required to release PSP games on PlayStation Store

What do Undead Knights, Naruto Shippuden: Legends: Akatsuki Rising, NBA 2K10, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes and Cars: Race O Rama have in common? All of these are PSP games released on UMD after the PSP Go's October 1 launch -- and all are currently without a digital equivalent....

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Interview: SCEA's Eric Lempel on PSP minis, scrapped UMD conversion

In the second part of our interview with SCEA's Eric Lempel, we chatted about the simultaneous release of PSP Go and PSP minis. In addition to discussing the hands-off approach Sony is taking with the pricing of minis, we talked about the possibility of the minis program moving to PS3, and...

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Interview: SCEA's Eric Lempel on Amazon's PSN offerings

Yesterday, SCEA announced a partnership with Amazon.com to sell PSN codes through the online retailer. We chatted with Eric Lempel about the deal and how it came to fruition. Lempel revealed to us that the program had been in the works long before Amazon started selling XBLM codes, and said that...

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SCEA: Developers responsible for keeping PSP minis prices competitive

PSP minis are supposed to introduce bite-sized iPhone-esque games to Sony's handheld. While minis feature small file sizes and reduced functionality, they certainly don't carry smaller price tags. The first batch of minis have all been priced between $4.99 and $9.99, making them no cheaper than...

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Sony to maintain 'pricing parity' for downloadable PSP games

Is it wrong to expect a downloadable game to be priced lower than its boxed retail equivalent? The cost of sending information through the intertubes seems much cheaper than packaging a plastic disc and shipping it halfway across the world. Yet somehow, WipEout Pulse costs $5 more on the...

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74% of you have watched a Blu-ray movie

Yes, the "17 Again" Blu-ray promotes that it is "Packed with Zac!" We don't make this stuff up. Did you hear? "It Only Does Everything." In addition to playing games, PS3 can perform a number of multimedia functions, many which will be highlighted in upcoming marketing materials. Central to PS3 is...

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PS3 Firmware 3.00 features in development pre-NXE

"What's New" isn't really that new at all. In a conversation with Joystiq, SCEA network director Eric Lempel revealed that the feature has been in development for quite a long time, before Microsoft first revealed the NXE last year. According to Lempel, Sony "didn't want to do a big update," akin...

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