60 posts tagged Playstation
Sony Announce Metal Gear Solid: Legacy for PS3
Exclusive to the PS3, Konami and Kojima Studios partnered with Sony to reveal an exclusive for the PS3 titled Metal Gear Solid: Legacy. It contains eight full games- Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 4, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions. Not only that, but it will include two Ashley Wood Bande Desinee graphic novels that have never been released in North America or Latin America before. Still not convinced? How about the inclusion of a 100 page artbook?
All of this for $49.99. You can pre-order it on Amazon and other retailers.
Ecolibrium Launches On PS Vita Today
The new gaming app has the player maintaining and preserving an alien terrain, where you can grow and cultivate various alien species and interact using the touch screen and the gyro controls in the system itself.
Maintaining balance is the key to Ecolibrium. In order to achieve balance in your ecosystem, you must take into account various basic factors, including feeding the creatures, the impact of the seasons and the right proportion of creatures for each link in the food chain. Maintaining balance will net you Ecopoints, which you can spend by purchasing new specimens (animals, plants, etc.) from within the laboratory menu. You can also buy specimens using tokens, which can be purchased in-game.
The game will also regularly have new content added to its stores and available to download as the game grows. It’s free to play, but purchasing things using tokens costs money. How much you want to spend is up to you. Be sure to try it out!
Sony Files Patent On Hardware To Prevent Used Games Sales
It came to light yesterday that Sony filed a patent for a chip that, if successful, would inevitably negate the used game market. The chip would restrict “disc IDs” to “player IDs,” permanently locking the two and shutting down the disc if the IDs don’t match. The chip is reported to be implemented on individual software discs for a future Sony console, and would create and link these IDs on the disc’s initial start-up.
The patent hasn’t been a confirmed feature for the Orbis/Playstation 4 yet, as well as any specific details on how this system would actually be implemented. It seems more likely that the feature will be link the discs to a person’s PSN account, rather than the game being anchored to a single console, enabling you to take your games over to your friends’ house and sign into your PSN on their system to access your player ID.
Be careful not to get skeptical or worried so early on, as Sony has made no official statement about the patent, making any information at this point merely rumors and speculation. But it’s also important to consider the overall harm that the used game markets can cause to publishers and developers, as they only profit on the purchase on new games. Studios are closing down on a regular basis, with even major publishers like THQ possibly facing extinction.
Nobody write off Sony just yet! Keep checking back with us at VGN to hear more about Sony’s future plans for Playstation as they break.
Crusader Cast is doing another giveaway! This time it’s a $20.00 PSN card!
Is Muramasa For PS Vita On Its Way To America?
Originally only scheduled for a Japan release, it seems Sony’s own blog may have accidentally outed the game, putting it on a list of Most Anticipated Games before pulling the poll quickly and removing Muramasa entirely from the listing.
Perhaps it’s a fluke, but perhaps it’s also a hint of a great game to come to the rather dry PS Vita listing?
Sony Unleashes Super Slimline PS3 Soon!
The first new PS3 Super Slimline will be bundled with the Game of the Year edition of Uncharted 3, with all the DLC and extra content. It will also come with a voucher for DUST 514 and $30 of content for it as well. Everything else that comes with it is standard, except it’s at 250GB HDD space and will likely retail at $249.99, though the price is currently unlisted. It comes out next week.
However, late October will see the rise of an Assassin’s Creed III PS3 Super Slimline bundle. Unlike the other, it will come with Assassin’s Creed III, a free 30 day Playstation Plus pass, and a mammoth 500GB HDD. It will retail for $299.99, according to the current listing.
Which are you looking forward to?