PSN will have a summer sale next week

Playstation Network PSN will be having a summer sale starting next week this July 3rd. 12 games will be offered at 30% off while PSN Plus users get it at 50%. No word yet  on how long the sale will last, but here are the games being offered. 

  • Closure
  • Crysis
  • Infamous: Festival of Blood
  • Jurassic Park: The Game
  • Killzone 3 (Multiplayer)
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
  • Real Steel
  • Renegade Ops
  • Shadow of the Colossus HD
  • The House of the Dead III
  • Worms: Ultimate Mayhem

What game is catching your eye? I see Shadow of the Colossus HD and Closure being the most interesting titles on the list.

[Source: IGN, VG247]

PSN having Ultimate deals sale

PSN Sale The PSN Store is have an Ultimate Deals sale, bundling 9 games together with all their DLC's at discounted prices. Non-PS Plus members get a 30% off discount while PS Plus members get a 50% off. Quite a steal - Games such as L.A Noire, Red Dead Redemption, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Mortal Kombat have a lot of DLC content worth owning.

  • Red Dead Redemption(Legends and Killers, Liars and Cheats and Undead Nightmare) - $27.99 ($19.59 for PlayStation Plus Members)
  • InFAMOUS 2 Complete Edition - $33.99 ($23.79 for PlayStation Plus Members)
  • Mafia II (Betrayal of Jimmy, Greaser Pack, Jimmy’s Vendetta, Joe’s Adventure, Renegade Pack, Vegas Pack and Hero Pack ) - $20.99 ($14.69 for PlayStation Plus Members)
  • BioShock 2 (Exclusive Character Pack, Minerva’s Den, The Protector Trials, Rapture Metro and Sinclair Solutions) - $27.99 ($19.59 for PlayStation Plus Members)
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse - $50.49 ($35.34 for PlayStation Plus Members)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (First Strike, Escalation, Annihilation and Rezurrection Packs) - $66.49 ($46.54 for PlayStation Plus Members)
  • Just Cause 2 Ultimate Edition - $20.99 ($14.69 for PlayStation Plus Members)
  • Mortal Kombat (the Warrior Bundle and Klassic Skins Pack 1) - $34.99 ($24.49 for PlayStation Plus Members)
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition (DLC cases) - $27.99 ($19.59 for PlayStation Plus Members)

If you haven't played Red Dead Redemption, L.A Noire, and Bioshock 2, this is the perfect time to get a copy. Great games, and the deal is just too good.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops deal is pretty hilarious since the bundle is just as expensive as buying a new game. Those map packs need to go down in price since this game is pretty much considered old thanks to a yearly release for the franchise.

[Source: PSN Blog US]

Sony launches Sony Entertainment Network

Sony just revealed the Sony Entertainment Network, which is them placing all online services on one brand name. This includes their online music and video service Qriocity, and more importantly the Playstation Network.  Speaking of Qriocity, that name is gone. They will now be calling their on-demand online service Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited. Oh yes, what a way to keep creative Sony. Thankfully, the Playstation Network will still retain its name on this merge of services.

Kazuo Hirai, now president of Sony's consumer products and services group, announced this change in the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin."We're leveraging the biggest asset, the Sony brand, to establish comprehensive, global platorm called Sony Enterntainment Network," said Kazuo Hirai.

Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited, and Playstation will be under one account for convenience. Third party services like Hulu however still is on a separate account. Curious if there will be any form of change in the PSN, if they do plan on changing something I hope it's a new interface. The Sony Entertainment Network website is already live so you can go check their so-called "Three core pillars of entertainment".

[Source: Gamespot]

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition Launch Date Announced

Today at the San Diego Comic-Con 2011, Capcom revealed the launch dates for Third Strike: Street Fighter III Online Edition. The game will come to PlayStation Network on August 23 for $14.99, and to Xbox Live Arcade on August 24 for 1200 Microsoft Points.


The trailer shows 3 different visual modes: classic, arcade and HD; an 8-player tournament mode, trial mode, replay uploads directly to Youtube, and watch live streaming replays. Other features like trophy and achievements are also supported.

Limbo is Coming to PSN... and PC too

Limbo is a puzzle platform game that was first released in July 2010 exclusively on Xbox Live Arcade, until a speculation about a PC release was leaked, and now a hint about a Playstation Network release comes out.

A rating that was posted on Korea Rating Board confirms that Limbo is coming to PSN. It is also rumored that Limbo will be also released for Microsoft Windows, because of a trailer that appeared on Steam. Though there is no official statement yet, I take this news as legit because it is not the first time that this happened, Braid was also a XBLA exclusive for months until it was made available for Playstation Network and Microsoft Windows.

Here is a translated version of the rating from the Korean Rating Board:

Wonjemyeong LIMBO
Hangul expulsion LIMBO (Limbo)
Sincheongsa Sony Computer Entertainment Korea
Date of Classification 2011-06-29
Classification Number CC-NV-110629-003
Determining grades Rated MA15 +
Sincheongsa Address 4-dong 869-9, Seocho-Gu, Seoul, Bangbae Spirit Building, 4th Floor
Phone number 02-6001-6200
Representatives Shiroi Kawa Lodz (KAWAUCH SHIRO]
Nationality Denmark
Genre Adventure