Sony: 30 games at 99¢ this wekend only on the PlayStation Store | 30 juegos a 99¢ este fin de semana solo en la tienda PlayStation

PlayStation Network - Flash Sale

PlayStation Network – Flash Sale

[EN]: If you’ve been waiting for a great opportunity to buy PlayStation 3 games, at least the digital way, this is the one chance you should not miss. Only this weekend you can find 30 games that are usually between $4.99 and $19.99 for only $0.99 each at the US PlayStation Network store. This Flash Sale will only last until April 21 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific / 4:00 a.m. Eastern.

Fans of Red Faction, Spyro and Crash Bandicoot franchises are in luck as there are more than just a single title available. Buying all these games could save you over $230.

[ES]: Si han estado esperando por una gran oportunidad para comprar juegos de PlayStation 3, al menos por la vía digital, ésta es la oportunidad que no deben perderse. Sólo este fin de semana ustedes pueden encontrar 30 juegos que están por lo general entre US$4.99 y US$19.99 a sólo US$0.99 cada uno en la tienda de la red PlayStation de EE.UU. Esta Venta Flash sólo durará hasta el 21 de abril a las 07 a.m. hora del Pacífico / 4:00 am hora del Este.

Los aficionados de las franquicias Red Faction, Spyro y Crash Bandicoot están de enhorabuena, ya que hay más que un solo título disponible. La compra de todos estos juegos que podría ahorrar es de más de US$230.

[Source/Fuente]: [http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/04/18/ps-store-flash-sale-30-games-available-for-0-99-each/].

Sony: Full Restoration of PlayStation Network by end of week | Restauración completa de PlayStation Network a finales de la semana

English | Español

By the end of this week, just days before E3, Sony will once again offer access to the PlayStation Store in many parts of the world. While gamers in some Asian countries will still have to wait, users in the Americas, Europe and other countries will be able to download game demos, purchase add-ons and full downloadable games, listen to music via Qriocity, and others features that can only be done via the PlayStation Store.

As soon as the service gets to be available, gamers will be ready to take advantage of the ‘Welcome Back’ package offered by Sony as an apology for the illegal intrusion to its network.

Just recently, Sony published the following the following post:

SONY AND SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE FULL RESTORATION OF PLAYSTATION®NETWORK SERVICES

Tokyo, May 31, 2011 – Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced today that Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) will fully restore all PlayStation®Network services in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, excluding Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea by the end of this week. The company will also resume Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity™ for PlayStation®3 (PS3®), PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), VAIO and other PCs. Details for Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea as well as the remaining services on Qriocity will be announced as they become available.

The company implemented considerable security enhancements to the network infrastructure, as well as conducted testing of the payment process and commerce functions. The first phase of PlayStation Network and Qriocity restoration began on May 15 in the Americas and Europe/PAL territories, followed by Japan and Asian countries and regions on May 28, when the company brought partial services back online. With this partial restoration users were able to access to some of the services such as online game play, account management, friend lists and chat functionality were restored. The full restoration of PlayStation Network as well as part of services to become available on Qriocity will include:

• Full functionality on PlayStation®Store
• In-game commerce
• Ability to redeem vouchers and codes
• Full functionality on Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PS3, PSP, VAIO and
other PCs
• Full functionality on Media Go

Customers can now purchase and download games and video content from the PlayStation®Store on PS3 or PSP. In addition, consumers will have full access to Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity through PS3, PSP, VAIO and other PC’s. Service restoration of Video on Demand powered by Qriocity™ and Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for a variety of network-enabled Sony devices will be announced later.

“We have been conducting additional testing and further security verification of our commerce functions in order to bring the PlayStation Network completely back online so that our fans can again enjoy the first class entertainment experience they have come to love,” said Kazuo Hirai, Executive Deputy President, Sony Corporation. “We appreciate the patience and support shown during this time.”

The company will be offering customers a “Welcome Back” package of services and premium content to all registered PlayStation Network* and Qriocity account services. The details of this program will continue to be detailed regionally.

* Only available for those countries with access to PlayStation®Store.

Español | English

A finales de esta semana, sólo días antes E3, Sony ofrecerá una vez más acceso a la PlayStation Store en muchas partes del mundo. Mientras que jugadores en algunos países asiáticos todavía tendrán que esperar, los usuarios en las Américas, Europa y otros países serán capaces de descargar demos de juegos, comprar complementos y juegos descargables enteros, escuchar música a través de Qriocity y otras características que sólo pueden hacerse a través de la PlayStation Store.

Apenas llegue a estar disponible el servicio , los jugadores estarán listos para aprovechar las ventajas del paquete ‘Welcome Back’ ofrecido por Sony como una disculpa por la intrusión ilegal a su red.

Recientemente, Sony publicó el siguiente el siguiente mensaje (traducido por mi):

SONY Y SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ANUNCIAN LA PLENA RESTAURACIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE PLAYSTATION ® NETWORK

Tokio, 31 de mayo de 2011: Sony Corporation y Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) anunciaron hoy que Sony Network Entertainment international (SNEI, la empresa) restaurará completamente todos los servicios de PlayStation ® Network en las Américas, Europa y Europa y Asia, excluyendo Japón, Hong Kong y Corea del Sur a finales de esta semana. La compañía también reanudará Music Unlimited con Qriocity ™ para PlayStation ® 3 (PS3 ®), la PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable), VAIO y otras computadoras. Los detalles para Japón, Hong Kong y Corea del Sur, así como los restantes servicios en Qriocity serán anunciados a medida que estén disponibles.

La empresa implementa mejoras de seguridad considerables a la infraestructura de red, así como a cabo pruebas de las funciones de comercio y el proceso de pago. La primera fase de la restauración de PlayStation Network y Qriocity comenzó el 15 de mayo en las Américas y territorios de Europa/PAL, seguidos por regiones y países de Asia y Japón el 28 de mayo, cuando la compañía trajo servicios parciales nuevamente en línea. Con esta restauración parcial, los usuarios podían acceder a algunos de los servicios como juego en línea, administración de cuentas, listas de amigo y funcionalidad de charla fueron restaurados. Se incluirá la plena restauración de PlayStation Network, así como parte de servicios esté disponible en Qriocity:

• Funcionalidad completa en la PlayStation ® Store
• Comercio en juegos
• Capacidad de canjear vales y códigos
• Funcionalidad completa en Music Unlimited con Qriocity para PS3, PSP, VAIO y
otras computadoras.
• Funcionalidad completa en Media Go

Los clientes ahora pueden adquirir y descargar contenido de vídeo y juegos de la PlayStation ® Store en PS3 o PSP. Además, los consumidores tendrán acceso completo a Music Unlimited por Qriocity a través de PS3, PSP, VAIO y otros PC. La restauración del servicio de vídeo a la demanda por Qriocity ™ y Music Unlimited por Qriocity para una variedad de dispositivos de la red Sony se anunciarán más tarde.

“Nos hemos llevado a cabo pruebas adicionales y más verificación de seguridad de nuestras funciones de comercio a fin de poner la PlayStation Network completamente de nuevo en línea para que nuestros fanáticos puedan disfrutar una vez más la experiencia de entretenimiento de primera clase que llegado a encartarles”, dijo Kazuo Hirai, presidente ejecutivo adjunto de Sony Corporation. “Agradecemos la paciencia y el apoyo demostrado durante este tiempo”.

La compañía ofrecerá a clientes un paquete de servicios y contenido premium “Welcome Back” a todos los servicios de cuenta registrados de PlayStation Network * y Qriocity. Los detalles de este programa seguirán detallándose regionalmente.

* Sólo disponible para aquellos países con acceso a PlayStation ® Store.

EA: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa – Soundtrack, demo date announced | Banda sonora y fecha de estreno de demo anunciadas

From/De: EA Sports

EA’s 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Music Soundtrack Sets the Stage for Soccer Glory

2010 FIFA World Cup Demo Available Beginning April 8

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Turn up the music, raise your hands and voices and join the celebration! Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) today revealed the 28 artists across 20 countries who will usher in the EA SPORTS™ 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ with an international soundtrack that celebrates the cultural vibrancy of the first FIFA World Cup™ to be held in Africa.

“2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is a landmark project in the evolution of world music and its African heritage”

EA SPORTS 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ captures the sounds and history of the musical landscape in Africa with a rhythmic, tribal blend of 28 songs that, through mass exposure to soccer, videogame and music fans, will become synonymous with the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ worldwide. Somali-born poet, musician and rapper, K’NAAN, headlines the soundtrack with his song “Wavin’ Flag Coca-Cola Celebration Mix”.

A full playable demo of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system will be available for downloadable at the PLAYSTATION Store, and for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system on Xbox Live Marketplace, beginning April 8 worldwide. Play as Spain or Italy and discover a soccer experience that brings to life the passion and emotion of the actual tournament. New players to the FIFA Soccer franchise will be able to choose to play the demo utilizing new Two-Button controls designed to enable new gamers to pass, shoot and compete for the 2010 FIFA World CupTM with an accessible control scheme that utilizes just two buttons. In addition to playing a match soccer fans and gamers will be able to upload their replays from the demo to EA Football World for other fans to watch.
Continue reading

Guitar Hero February 2010 DLC : Black Sabbath, 30 Seconds To Mars, Breaking Benjamin & Third Eye Blind

From/De: Activision

Guitar Hero(R)’s February Downloadable Content Lineup Packs a Powerful Punch With Fresh Music From Top Bands

–Heavy Metal Powerhouse Black Sabbath Debuts Master Tracks as Compatible Guitar Hero(R) 5 and Band Hero(TM) Downloadable Songs –Guitar Hero Music Library Further Expands with Hit Songs and New Music from 30 Seconds To Mars, Breaking Benjamin and Third Eye Blind

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — Guitar Hero(R) cranks up the heat in February with a strong lineup of weekly downloadable songs that are sure to satisfy fans’ musical appetites. For the first time in a music video game, master tracks from popular heavy metal band Black Sabbath are hitting center stage. In addition, top bands 30 Seconds To Mars, Breaking Benjamin and Third Eye Blind lend both hit songs and new music, to the vast Guitar Hero music library with downloadable content for Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero(R) 5 and Band Hero(TM).

Epic alt-rockers 30 Seconds To Mars return to Guitar Hero with searing vocals, imaginative percussion sequences and blazing guitar riffs in a three-song track pack on February 4. The 30 Seconds To Mars Track Pack features hit singles “Attack” and “From Yesterday” from the band’s sophomore album A Beautiful Lie as well as “Kings and Queens,” the first single off of their latest album, This Is War.

On February 11, breakout alternative metal band Breaking Benjamin makes their Guitar Hero debut with a three song track pack including “Sooner or Later” from their 2004 album We Are Not Alone and “Until The End,” off of the band’s third album Phobia. The Breaking Benjamin Track Pack will also have metal fanatics thrashing to the band’s newest single from their Dear Agony album, “Give Me A Sign.”

Heavy metal pioneer and Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee Black Sabbath brings their original music to a music game for the first time on February 18. With master tracks of the hard-hitting, crunching classics “After Forever,” “Into The Void” and “Sweetleaf,” all off of their certified-platinum album Master of Reality, the Black Sabbath Track Pack delivers an unforgettable and intense music experience where fans can enjoy music they love in a whole new way.

As a follow up to their recent appearance on Guitar Hero(R) Van Halen with their 1997 hit “Semi-Charmed Life,” Third Eye Blind returns to the Guitar Hero stage for an encore performance with a three-song track pack releasing on February 25. The Third Eye Blind Track Pack features “Can You Take Me” off of their latest album Ursa Major, as well as new versions of “Losing A Whole Year,” originally released on their 6x certified-platinum, self-titled debut album and “Never Let You Go,” the hit single released on the band’s 1999 album Blue.

The 30 Seconds To Mars, Breaking Benjamin, Black Sabbath and Third Eye Blind track packs will be available on Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace for Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation(R)Store for the PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system for $5.49 and for Wii(TM) for 550 Wii Points(TM). In addition, all songs in each track pack will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 system for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each. In addition to the in-game music store and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 owners can expand their Guitar Heromusic library using the all-new Guitar Hero VIP Pass Music Store, available exclusively on Xbox LIVE(R) online entertainment network.

For more information about Guitar Hero 5Band Hero and their entire line-up of downloadable content, please visit www.guitarhero.com.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.

Capcom: SSFIV, Lost Planet 2, Monster Hunter Tri, Final Fight: Double Impact – Release Dates | Fechas de lanzamientos

Mosnter Hunter Tri: North America & Europe – April 2010 – Wii
Lost Planet 2: North America & Europe – May 18, 2010 – PS3/X360
SSFIV: North America – April 27, 2010, Europe – April 30, 2010, PS3/X360

From/De: Capcom

CAPCOM®ANNOUNCES SPRING LINE-UP LAUNCH DATES INCLUDING SUPER STREET FIGHTER® IV, LOST PLANET® 2, MONSTER HUNTER® TRI AND FINAL FIGHTTM: DOUBLE IMPACT IN NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE

Capcom’s Hottest Titles Secure a Spot on Store Shelves This Spring

SAN MATEO, Calif. — January 26, 2010 — Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced release timing for their most highly-anticipated Spring titles including Monster Hunter™Tri, Lost Planet®2, Final Fight™: Double Impact and Super Street Fighter® IV for North America and Europe.

Western Wii™ owners can join the hunt of Monster Hunter Tri as the hit Japanese phenomenon makes its debut for Wii™ in North America and Europe in April. Showcasing the full power of Wii™ with some of the most strikingly beautiful graphics seen on the platform, Monster Hunter Tri puts players in the role of hunter co-existing in a dynamic, living ecosystem where monsters interact not only with players but other monsters as well. New environments, such as underwater and volcano, present fresh challenges as the hunt can happen on dry land or underwater- a first for the franchise. Monster Hunter Tri features one of the most robust online experiences to be found on Wii with four player online co-op and two player co-op arena quests. For the first time ever, a new Story Mode will ease players into the world of Monster Hunter through quests that introduce game mechanics slowly. Offering varied control configurations to suit their style of play, players can choose between various controllers and schemes to slay the majestic beasts that inhabit the world.

Breathtaking environments, new weapons, unique vital suits and larger-than-life bosses surface in both North America and Europe on May 18, 2010 in Lost Planet 2. Launching on the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, the game is the next installment in the popular action series Lost Planet®. Lost Planet®: Extreme Condition, the landmark third-person shooter that debuted on Xbox 360, went on to sell over 2.3 million units worldwide after its release. Lost Planet 2 will offer deeper insight into the world of E.D.N III and the uncertain fate of future mankind. Players will control their heroes across 6 interconnected episodes, creating a truly unique interactive experience that changes depending upon the actions of the players involved. The intense and action-packed campaign mode comes with the ability to form teams of up to four players on Xbox LIVE® or PlayStation®Network and utilize teamwork tactics, new weapons and a variety of vital suits to fight larger-than-life bosses

Known for its popular fighting titles, Capcom is happy to also present two strong fighting games for the Spring including Final Fight: Double Impact and Super Street Fighter IV. Final Fight: Double Impact is a dual release of two classic arcade side-scrolling beat-em-ups due to launch as a downloadable title on the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE®. First up is Final Fight™, where players follow the heart-pounding adventures of Cody, Guy, and Haggar – three heroes fighting their way across crime-ridden Metro City in hopes of saving Haggar’s daughter from the evil clutches of Mad Gear. Cody and Guy will also be playable characters in Super Street Fighter®IV giving fans the chance to take a trip down memory lane and experience these characters in their first appearance before playing them in the new Street Fighter® game. In Magic Sword, users will take on the role of the “The Brave One,” a fierce warrior who bears the daunting responsibility of cleansing evil forces by defeating the dark lord Drokmar. Accompanied by eight allies who will lend their assistance by bringing specific skills and talents to contribute to the fight, Magic Sword is an amazing side-scrolling action game illustrated in classic fantasy stylings.

Super Street Fighter® IV will be coming to the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and PS3 system on April 27, 2010 in North America and April 30, 2010 in Europe. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Street Fighter IV will further redefine the 2-D fighting genre with a host of new features including new characters, new ultra combos, new online modes, the return of the famed bonus stages and retuned online and offline gameplay. Super Street Fighter IV’s new characters include Street Fighter’s first Tae Kwon Do-styled fighter – the deadly female fighter Juri – classic Street Fighters such as Cody, Guy, T. Hawk, Dee Jay, Adon and more to complement the full roster of returning fighters from Street Fighter IV. Featuring all new user-selectable Ultra Combos and advancements to the online gameplay and matchmaking, Super Street Fighter IV is the ultimate vision of Street Fighter.

More information on Lost Planet 2, Monster Hunter Tri, Final Fight: Double Impact and Super Street Fighter IV will be revealed in the upcoming months. In the meantime, please visit the official Capcom press site at http://press.capcom.com for the latest box art and assets. To see exclusive trailers for Lost Planet 2 and Super Street Fighter IV, check out Xbox LIVE.

ABOUT CAPCOM
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.

Lost Planet, Monster Hunter, Capcom, the Capcom logo, Resident Evil, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter and Final Fight are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. Character Wayne by ©Lee Byung Hun/BH Entertainment CO., LTD, ©CAPCOM CO., LTD. 2006 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Wii and the Wii logo are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo. “PlayStation” and the “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks and “PS3” is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack Bundle [Xbox Live/PlayStation Store]

From/De: Activision

Call of Duty(R): World at War Map Pack Bundle Now Available

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec 22, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — Fans of one of the most-popular online multiplayer games ever can now get the entire collection of Call of Duty: World at War downloadable maps in one shot with the Call of Duty: World at WarMap Pack Bundle. Available starting today in North America on Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 2000 Microsoft Points and on the PlayStation(R)Store for the PlayStation(R) 3 computer entertainment system for $24.99, the bundle from developer Treyarch and Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) features the complete collection of nine multiplayer maps and three co-op Zombie maps from Call of Duty: World at War Map Packs 1-3.

Fight through war-torn Berlin in “Nightfire,” battle through the jungle and waterfalls of “Banzai,” and defend an armored island in “Battery.” Zombies and Hell Hounds attack in “Verruckt” (Zombie Asylum), “Shi No Numa” (Zombie Swamp), and “Der Riese” (Zombie Factory). Survive against the onslaught of Zombies with the help of Perks-a-Cola machines, Monkey Bombs, and the powerful Wunderwaffe DG-2.

The release of the bundle begins today with worldwide availability on Xbox LIVE and in the United States and Canada on the PlayStation 3 system. It will launch in Europe on the PlayStation 3 system starting on January 7th.

Call of Duty: World at War is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB, 18 by the PEGI and 15 by the BBFC for Intense Violence, Strong Language, Blood and Gore. For more information and exclusive updates about Call of Duty: World at War, visit http://www.CoDWaW.com.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, http://www.activision.com.

Capcom: Mega Man 10 [PlayStationStore/WiiWare/XboxLive]

From/De: Capcom

CAPCOM® UNVEILS MEGA MANTM 10 FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

The Amazing Cybernetic Dynamo Returns to the Downloadable Space for WiiWareTM, Xbox LIVE and PlayStation®Store

SAN MATEO, Calif. — December 17, 2009 — Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Mega Man™ 10 is coming to Nintendo’s WiiWare™ service, Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network, and PlayStation®Store in March 2010. Mega Man 10, the latest entry in Capcom’s long-running series, will return gamers to the nostalgic perfection of classic 2D Mega Man gameplay, embracing retro platform action and NES-inspired old-school graphics.

The year is 20XX and a suspicious outbreak of Roboenza, a Robot Flu, has broken out. It spreads through the world like wildfire bringing down robots everywhere. Infected robots have rampaged out of control, destroying the city and holding it hostage! Who’s behind this mess? It’s up to Mega Man to take on this sinister threat and get to the bottom of this viral mystery.

Through-out Mega Man’s adventure he’ll take on the malfunctioning infected robots and classic-style bosses that can only found in Mega Man games. Each one has their own unique weapons and vulnerabilities. Of course the creator of the original Mega Man, Keiji Inafune, is in charge of directing and supervising those boss character designs and delivers the wildest villains the series has seen yet.

Great new additions to Mega Man 10 include the option to play as fan-favorite character Proto Man from the start, as well as an all new “Easy Mode” which will allow more fans to indulge in the challenges that make the series great. Additionally, “Mega Man Challenges” mode will allow players to practice their skills and prepare for the hair-raising adventures ahead of them.

Launching March 2010 for all three gaming platforms, Mega Man 10 is the must- have download for Capcom fans both young and old. The retro elements will make this a delicious treat for those who long for the days of nail-biting platform experiences and the new difficulty mode will definitely allow more gamers to enjoy this incredible skill-based romp.

For more information, please visit: http://press.capcom.com and http://capcom-unity.com.

SCEA Launches PlayStation Network Digital Comics

From/De: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced that PSP (PlayStation®Portable) system owners in the United States can now purchase and enjoy hundreds of classic and new comics from a variety of leading publishers, including Marvel Entertainment, Disney, IDW Publishing, iVerse Media and others.

The new PlayStation®Network Digital Comics service puts favorite comic book characters and popular franchises at consumers’ fingertips, when and where they want them. PSP owners can check out Marvel Entertainment’s G.I. Joe, Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four; TRANSFORMERS and Star Trek from IDW; and, in partnership with iVerse Media, brands like Archie Comics, and Image Comic’s Proof.

Digital comics are available through PlayStation®Store. Approximately 550 comics are arriving today on PlayStation Store, with additional content to be added weekly. PSP users can purchase comics either directly from PlayStation Store on their PSP via WiFi, or access and download comics from PlayStation Store from their PC with Media Go software, then easily transfer their digital content to their PSP via USB cable. (Go to http://www.us.playstation.com/PSN/mediago for more information about Media Go.)

Digital comics purchased from PlayStation Store are easy to view and enjoy on PSP. The Digital Comics Reader application, currently available with PSP firmware update (v6.20), enables PSP users to feel like they are browsing through a print comic book right in the palm of their hand. Due to an exclusive Autoflow feature, consumers can flip from page-to-page, zoom in and move from frame-to-frame on each digital page — similar to the way eyes move across a print page from left to right. Comics are graphically stunning due PSP’s high contrast LCD screen.

The majority of comics can be purchased for $1.99, with select comics available at $0.99 and $2.99. The PlayStation Store also features a variety of free comics for everyone to enjoy, including Disney’s Donald Duck and the Fussy Genie, and Marvel’s Transformers All Hail Megatron.

The addition of digital comics further establishes PlayStation Network as the premiere destination for digital entertainment. From over 18,000 movies and TV episodes, to hundreds of games and game add-ons for PSP, to original content and digital comics, PlayStation Network offers great entertainment choices for every PSP owner.

Consumers can find out more information about PlayStation Network Digital Comics at www.playstationcomics.com and http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/12/psn-digital-comics-launch-today/.