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PlayStation Now Comes to 2015 Sony Blu-ray Players

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Just yesterday, we put together a list of devices that support PlayStation Now. With support for the streaming gaming service, you’re able to enjoy PlayStation 3 games without the need to own the console. All you need is a half decent internet connection (5Mbs or faster) and you’re off to the races. Now, Sony Blu-ray player owners can take advantage of the streaming service as well. More details after the jump.

PlayStation Now Device Compatibility List

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It’s no secret that Sony rightfully sees the future of gaming in the cloud. While in the past 20 years of PlayStation, we’ve seen hardware iterations that continue to improve, there will be a time that all you’ll need to get the latest PlayStation experience is a web connection and a compatible device.

Sony is already doing this by bringing PlayStation Now, their gaming streaming service which allows you to rent individual titles or subscribe for a flat fee (a la Netflix), to devices outside of the PlayStation family. This includes Sony televisions, Blu-ray players, and most recently, their 4K fleet.

After the jump, we’ve put together the most recent list of devices that support PlayStation Now.

PlayStation Store Update (04-21-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for April 21st, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users now can continue jump into  the newest offering Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China and the quirky L.A. Cops.

PlayStation 3 users can now play the highly anticipated Shovel Knight (3 way cross buy). This also marks the final week of the annual Spring Fever sale which is featuring discounts on Shovel Knight and the Call of Duty franchise.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. The PlayStation Plus games for March include Never Alone (PS4), Dishonored (PS3), and Killzone: Mercenary (PS Vita).

Star Wars: Battlefront Trailer and 6 HD Screenshots

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Last night, thanks to the fantastically awesome and second Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser, the internets both imploded and exploded at the same time. Not being a fan of spoilers, I had initiated the “head in the sand’ protocol out of fear of too many spoilers from the movie, the same thing that I believe is currently plaguing Avengers: Age of Ultron in which case I feel as if the whole movie has been shown. Not wanting to eventually run into a screenshot of a pivotal scene from the trailer that would ruin a surprise, I finally caved in and saw the trailer which holds no punches yet reveals very little still, thanks to the mastery of J.J. Abrams. For those who haven’t seen it yet, the trailer can be found after the jump.

Less than 24 hours later, the internet is once again experiencing the impossible implosion/explosion. If the film trailer from yesterday can be described as having the destruction power of a fully operational Death Star, then today’s trailer from Star Wars: Battlefront likely packs the punch of a Star Destroyer. Much like the film teasers, the trailer gives away very little but what can be seen is impressive. That trailer, HD screenshots from it, more details, and a special stitched together widescreen image await you after the jump.

Star Wars Episode 1-6 Come to PlayStation Video

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Not to be left out of the celebration, PlayStation Video on the PlayStation Network will also be where you can get your Star Wars fix. Specifically, you can now purchase Star Wars Episode 1-6 as part of the Digital Movie Collection which features never-before-seen special features. Unlike traditional movie collections, users can opt to purchase all 6 movies or individually pick the titles they like.

After the jump, pricing details and what you can expect from the special features on Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection.

PlayStation Store Update (04/14/15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for April 14th, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users now can continue jump into  the highly anticipated Mortal Kombat X.

PlayStation 3 users can now play Teslagrad (also available on PS4) and PlayStation Vita users can now enjoy Titan Souls (also available for PS4)This also marks week five of the annual Spring Fever sale which is featuring discounts on Titan Souls  and the Grand Theft Auto Franchise.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. The PlayStation Plus games for March include Never Alone (PS4), Dishonored (PS3), and Killzone: Mercenary (PS Vita).

Massive Destiny Update 1.1.2 Now Live for PS3 and PS4

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In early April, we reveals that Destiny update 1.1.2 was around the corner and would bring massive changes with it. As of today, the newest update is live for PS3 and PS4 users and brings some major tweaks to the game as the world of Destiny prepares for the upcoming House of Wolves DLC that will launch in May. Some notable tweaks include increased vault slots, new audio controls, weapon tweaks, and the ability to lock items so no accidentally dismantled takes place.

With the new update, Destiny will also be able to take advantage of PS4′s new suspend/resume feature. After the jump, the full Destiny update 1.1.2 changelog awaits you.

What You Can Get for $20/Mo With PlayStation Now

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When PlayStation Now initially launched, the service was limited to allowing you to rent games on a title-by-title basis. While great for those who wanted an occasional game, it left something to be desired for gamers who wanted to sample all kinds of games or binge-game over their weekend. Months later, Sony would also introduce a subscription service which, for $20/mo, allowed you to game as much as you wanted. Just last week, we released a list of games that’s available for rent via PlayStation Now. After the jump, we have a list of games that’s available via the subscription service which differs from the rental library.

PlayStation Now Rental Options Grow, Adds Uncharted 3 & Super Stardust HD

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Since PlayStation 4 system update 2.50, PlayStation Now has turned into a system default install where previously it was a downloadable app from the PlayStation Store. For those unfamiliar, PlayStation Now allows you to rent over 200 PS3 games, starting at just $.99. Sony hopes by having the streaming service installed from on each PS4, that more gamers will be aware of it and take advantage of the service which just gained a few new titles. New games on PlayStation Now include:

  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Hustle Kings
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma
  • Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

After the jump, the full list of games available for rent via PlayStation Now await you.

LittleBigPlanet 3 Update 1.06 is 616MB, Brings Major Fixes

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Sometimes it’s hard to differentiate the difference between downloading a new game and a software update when the update alone is over 600MB. Such is the case of LittleBigPlanet 3 update 1.06, which was released for PS4 (616MB) and PS3 (162MB). The update is designed to address a number of fixes to help improve the game’s stability and remedy a number of issues which will be outlined after the jump.

In addition to bug fixes, new features are being added to the game like new sorting and filtering options to the game’s text search. PS4 users will also enjoy some additional visual tweaks like Sackboy, OddSock, Toggle and Swoop appearing to be wet after swimming in water. The full LittleBigPlanet 3 update 1.06 changelog awaits you after the jump.