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PlayStation Store Update (03-31-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for March 31, 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 Axiom Verge and owners of each systems can jump into the new season of baseball in MLB 15 The Show.

PlayStation 3 users can now play Anna- Extended Edition and PlayStation Vita users can now enjoy Toukiden: KiwamiThis also marks week five of the annual Spring Fever sale which is featuring discounts on Axiom Verge  and the Batman 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 Valiant Hearts (PS4), Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishment (PS3), and CounterSpy (3 way cross buy).

PlayStation TV Won’t Support PlayStation Vue

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In a move that only Sony/PlayStation could pull off, PlayStation TV, the companion device which allows you to stream PS4 games, and play PlayStation Vita games on your television will not support PlayStation Vue, the streaming TV service from Sony. Yes, PlayStation TV won’t support Sony’s PlayStation television streaming initiative. After you’re done shaking your head, meet us after the jump for some more head shaking.

PlayStation Store Update (03-17-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for March 17, 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 Battlefield Hardline (also available on PS3) and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (Day one edition also includes demo for Final Fantasy XV).

PlayStation 3 users can now get their JRPG fix with The Awakened Fate Ultimatum and PlayStation Vita users can now enjoy Soldner X -2: Final Prototype. This also marks week three of the annual Spring Fever sale which is featuring discounts on Jamestown+  and the Assassin’s Creed 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 Valiant Hearts (PS4), Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishment (PS3), and CounterSpy (3 way cross buy).

PlayStation Store Update (03-10-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for March 10, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users now can continue jump into the updated DmC: Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition and the highly anticipated Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (3-way Cross Buy).

PlayStation 3 users can now play Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition and PlayStation Vita users can now enjoy Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters. This also marks week two of the annual Spring Fever sale which is featuring discounts on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number  and the Saints Row 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 Valiant Hearts (PS4), Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishment (PS3), and CounterSpy (3 way cross buy).

PlayStation Store Update (03-03-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for March 3, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users now can continue jump into the brutal HELLDIVERS (3-way cross buy) along with the mysterious White Night.

PlayStation 3 users now now enjoy Crimsonland (3-way cross buy) and PlayStation Vita users now enjoy OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood (cross buy with PS4). This also marks week one of the annual Spring Fever sale which is featuring discounts on HELLDIVERS and the Lego 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 Valiant Hearts (PS4), Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishment (PS3), and CounterSpy (3 way cross buy).

PlayStation Store Update (02-24-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for February 24, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now jump into Rugby 15, Starwhal, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse (all 3 also available for the PS3) .

PlayStation 3 users can now enjoy Resident Evil Revelations 2 (also available on PS4) while PlayStation Vita users now have access to Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess BlackHeart. 

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. Extra discounts this week include several PS vita games.

Hands On with PlayStation Remote Play

remote play1We go hands on with PlayStation Remote Play to see if the feature is all that it’s cracked up to be. At launch, the system offered a single quality setting for streaming, and it has since been patched to include “High” and “Normal”.  PC users will note that this does little to indicate what sort of resolution one can expect with each setting. My first impression of remote play was not a good one. However, I have tried it a few times since and have found gameplay to be acceptable. More on that after the jump.

PlayStation Store Update (02-17-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for February 17, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now jump into Dead or Alive 5 Last RoundHand of Fate, and on Friday they will be able to play the highly anticipated The Order: 1886.

PlayStation 3 users can now enjoy Q*Bert Rebooted (3 way cross buy) while PlayStation Vita users now have access to Deadman’s Cross. There is also a large sale going on featuring games that are critcially acclaimed.

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. Extra discounts this week include even deeper price cuts on the previously mentioned sales.

PS Vita Spring Releases

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This week, PlayStation released a highlight reel showcasing its PS Vita Spring Releases featuring upcoming and recently-released titles. This news comes on the heels of the Vita getting some features removed, like YouTube and Maps. However the Vita is a gaming system – and that’s what should matter. Some of the new titles include: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, and Toukiden: Kiwami. Check out the video after the jump.

Google Behind End of YouTube, Maps, and Near App on PlayStation Vita?

PlayStation_Vita_YouTubeTime to put on our tin foil hats folks. If you recall, a few weeks back, it was announced that support for Maps, Near, and YouTube would be coming to an end on Playstation Vita. According to Sony, the YouTube app on Vita will no longer be supported come April 20th though the app itself was pulled on January 28th from the store. As for Maps and Near, their end will come sometime in March, when a mandatory software update will pull the features from the Vita. At the time, it was unclear why the three apps would be pulled from the store. While I argued that due to a lack of wide 3G support on Vita, that Maps and Near likely weren’t that widely used and thus, won’t be missed, YouTube is something that gamers use all the time.

From watching videos to pass time to needing help on how to find a certain treasure in Uncharted, YouTube has replaced the strategy guide for many gamers. So why are the three services being pulled? The short answer, Google. Details after the jump.