Tuesday 5 June 2012

Sony at E3

   Today Sony announced that they will be rebranding their ‘PlayStation Suite’ as ‘PlayStation Mobile’.

   This announcements should bring more PlayStation titles to a wider variety of devices, instead of it being limited to just the ‘PlayStation Certified’ handsets, a concept which never really took off.

   SCE (Sony Computer Entertainment) made the huge announcement that HTC will be their first ‘third party’ hardware partner, which will mean some PlayStation titles will be heading to HTC devices in the near future!

Playstation Plus

   Today Sony’s gaming sect have revealed a new bunch of bonuses for subscribers to the Playstation 'plus' service; you're getting 12 game downloads for free. This progression adds even more value to the lovely collection of bonuses you already get for your PlayStation 3. This service was first revealed back at E3 2010 and has literally only just launched.

   PlayStation Plus premium usually gives you access to discounted games, access to pre-release betas and game trials. This service directly competes with Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, and right now there's some serious competition after yesterdays announcements from Microsoft. Sony PlayStation President, Jack Tretton, also said  that on top of the 12 free games revealed today, the company will be give you more free games each month.

   This months free games include Infamous 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, and Saints Row 2. We’ll have to wait and see what else comes out this month!

The PS Vita.

   Sony has had a huge push of the PlayStation Vita at E3 this year. There were announcements for major  games such as Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty and PS One titles will be hitting soon.

   Among the important PS Vita news was that Hulu Plus will be heading to the Vita, along with Sony favourite video service Crackle. There are more than 1,500 games available on the PSN, and  there's over 200+ coming soon!


   Sony have revealed their first title for a device called the Wonderbook. It's essentially an accessory that twins with the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Move. It's basically a blank book which works with the PlayStation Move controller and allows you to view yourself in the camera on your screen. Essentially the PlayStation makes a television reflection of you within the book, this is a very clever example of augmented reality and should be a hit with the kids!


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