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Keep up to date on the wide world of PlayStation gaming. We feature news stories related to Sony's PS systems, publishers and other gaming related issues.

Sony Announces PlayStation 4, Reveals New Games
The Sony PlayStation 4 is here! While we may not know all of the details (or even many given the lack of price, date, or even console images), we do know quite a bit. Find out what Sony has revealed about the PS4 as of February 20, 2013!

PS3 Games Calendar
With so many exciting games hitting shelves, it can be tough to keep track of what's being released when. Let us guide the way with this handy calendar of upcoming games scheduled to be released for the PS3. All dates are subject to change.

PlayStation 3 Central
The hub for everything you want and love about the PS3 where you'll find links to the latest reviews, features, and tips regarding your favorite Sony machine.

Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) Crash: How & When, a Timeline
We've got the complete story of how the PlayStation Network (PSN) came tumbling down, and what caused it.

PS3 Hacks Released to the Public, Security Doors Blown Off the PlayStation 3
It looks like the PS3 has been hacked. Installing Linux again, and playing copied games/copied Blu-ray movies may be around the corner thanks to the one-two punch of hacker group fail0verflow releasing PS3 security research, and hacker Geohot making it accessible to the public.

Rock Band Now Boasts Over 1000 Songs
Rock Band has broken the 1,000 song barrier and now features more music than any other music video game to date.

Allegedly Leaked Internal Communication Between SEGA and Sony
File under rumors, this allegedly leaked communication between SEGA and Sony is full of juicy goodness. From PS2 emulation, to a new PSN import store, details on the PS3 Motion Controller and info on all new SEGA games, this document is full of great news for PlayStationites.

Sony E3 Keynote Press Conference Wrap-Up 2009
Big and bold, and slightly long, the Sony 2009 E3 Keynote Press Conference was not only a videogame spectacle, but showed that the company is still willing to innovate when it comes to the PlayStation brand. The PS3 is getting new accessories and new exclusives (FF XIV!!!) and the PSP is getting, well a new PSP in the form of the PSP Go. 2010 is going to be a very good year for the PlayStationites.

PopCap Games to be Available for the PS3 on the PlayStation Network
Zuma, Bejeweled and more will finally be available on the PS3 via the PlayStation Network. A new agreement between Sony and PopCap will bring the popular casual games to a T.V. near you.

Brutal Legend Picked Up By Electronic Arts, Fall 2009 Release Date Set
Deja vu - when Brutal Legend was cut by Activision it looked like Psychonauts all over again. Fortunately, Tim Schafer's epic, rock adventure game has a new home in gaming's other giant publisher's roster.

Rock Band Special Edition for the PS2 and Wii Only $99
What's better than Rock Band? How about Rock Band for only $99. Music for the masses, baby.

Free Downloadable Content (DLC) for Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (PS3)
Naruto is still the ninja to beat, and now there's free DLC on the way. Spread out over several days, PS3 owners will be able to download new support characters, each with its own new single player mission. I've got the complete list and the dates Naruto's buddies will be available for download.

NBA 2K9 Soundtrack/Song-list
Basketball and music may not have been synonymous when the game first went pro, but they are like PB&J now, questionably healthy and all smashed together. The NBA 2K9 soundtrack looks tasty, though, with some heavy hitting bands being featured in the game.

Life With PlayStation Press Release
Folding@home is one of the most noble things a gaming console has had the opportunity to take part in. Life With PlayStation looks to promote and enhance that activity... but the PR for it thus far is just awful.

Burnout Paradise to be Available for Download on the PlayStation Network (PSN)
Burnout Paradise to be made available for download over the PlayStation network. The new version will introduce both motorcycles and the much anticipated PS3 trophy system. New challenges and multiplayer modes make the additional DLC content very tempting indeed.

Metal Gear Solid 4 Database
MGS fans and those confused by Metal Gear Solid can rejoice! Konami is releasing the Metal Gear Solid 4 Database for free over the PlayStation network. Finally, an tool to help you understand the mysteries of Metal Gear Solid.

PlayStation 3 (PS3) Home Closed Beta Extended Through the Summer of 2008
The PlayStation Home service for the PS3 will bring a 3D avatar based virtual world to the PS3. Unfortunately it has taken longer than anticipated to release, and will be in closed Beta until the end of summer 2008.

New PS3 and PSP Bundles: Metal Gear+ DualShock 3, God of War+Deep Red PSP
In this press release, Sony unvieled a new PS3 bundle which includes an 80 GB PlayStation 3, the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and a DualShock 3 (rumble!) controller for $499. In a word: AMAZING! If you've been waiting to get a PS3, this is the time to pull the trigger.

David Reeves Confirms 60 GB PS3 Price Drop Only Temporary
SCEE president David Reeves has confirmed the rumor that the 60GB PS3 price drop is only temporary, and he sheds light as to why. He also commented on why the European PS3 remains 60GBs, and what the new European PS3 bundle will include.

60 GB PlayStation 3 Price Cut to $499, 80GB PS3 Announced
It's the news we've all been waiting for, and it happened sooner than expected. The 60GB version of the PS3 will now retail for $499. Additionally, a new version of the PS3 is on the very near horizon.

New 80GB and 60GB PlayStation 3 (PS3) Specifications and Details
With the announcement of a new 80GB PS3 and a price cut for the 60GB PS3, Sony has released a new set of specs and details for the PlayStation 3.

PlayStation Network Update Details Including PS3 Home
Sony is bringing out the big guns for an online showdown with Xbox Live. With a very strong showing of Home, and several new downloadable games, the PlayStation Network cannot be ignored.

Folding@home to Go Live on the PlayStation 3 on March 23rd
According to this official Folding@home press release, this PS3 distributed computing program may single handedly change the way people view their home videogame consoles. Not content with being an entertainment device, the PS3 will now be fighting diseases thanks to the Folding@home program.

European PlayStation 3 Details and Specifications
With the European release of the PlayStation 3 looming many were getting ready to repeat the madness over the U.S. and Japanese PS3 releases. That was until they found out that the European PS3 was handicapped. That's right, Europe is getting less PS3 for their buck than their American or Asian counterparts.

Sony's Official (PlayStation 3) PS3 Launch Titles List
Sony has finally spoken and released their official PlayStation 3 launch window games list. No more speculation; this is straight from the horses mouth.

Heather Hayashi on Her Novel, "To Save the World"
Heather Hayashi, author of, "To Save the World", opens up about her gaming experience, parent's divorce and more in this exclusive interview.

Sony slashes the price of the PS2 to $129
With the PS3 right around the corner, Sony hopes to keep the fires of the PS2 stoked with a price cut. At $129, the PS2 makes the world's most popular videogame console also one of its most affordable.

Ziff Davis' 1UP award winning videogames of 2005
2005 was a stellar year for videogaming. Ziff Davis's 3rd annual videogame awards allowed gamers to vote for their picks for the best of the best.

Ubisoft and Square Enix bring Drakengard 2 to North America and Europe
Western fans have gobbled up pretty much everything Square Enix had thrown at them, and with good reason. Square Enix publishes some of the most memorable Japanese RPGs. Ubisoft has decided to bring over another Japanese Square Enix hit with Drakengard 2 destined to hit Western shores.

Ultimate Spider-Man Released on PS2, GameCube, Xbox, and PC
Ultimate Spider-Man follows Marvel's Ultimate series of comics with a younger highly stylized Spider-Man and a new angle on the traditional Spider-Man/Venom storyline.

The elite girl gamer team, The Frag Dolls, seeks a new member
The Frag Dolls have proven at tournaments, and online, that they are more than an Ubisoft PR stunt. These grrrl gamers are elite, and have made tremendous progress in breaking female gamer stereo types. Now they need a new member. Could you be the next Frag Doll?

Madden NFL 2006 to hit shelves on August 9th
Well, if it's going to be the only NFL game in town, they may as well make it a good one. Madden NFL 2K6 is out and filled with new features.

'Hot Coffee Mod' Burns Rockstar as GTA: San Andreas is hit with an AO rating
The following press release sent out by Take-Two interactive discussed their reaction to Rockstar's Gran Theft Auto: Sand Andreas being re-rated to AO and the financial affects of the 'Hot Coffee' sex mod.

World Cyber Games and iGames: US Regionals and Qualification Positions
The World Cyber Games are your chance to show the legitimacy of your virtual sport, and possible earn some cash. Play against the world's best gamers as they attempt to prove who is an elite videogame and who is a noob.

"Arc The Lad: End of Darkness" Mini-game and Contest
Arc The Lad: End of Darkness brings the much loved action RPG online with 4-player co-op and competitive modes. In order to celebrate, Namco is sponsoring an Arc The Lad online contest. Play the mini-game and see if you win.

PSP Factory Draws Inspiration From Andy Warhol
The PSP Factory was an invite only A-lister event held at the same time as E3. Celebs, such as Drew Barrymore and Keanu Reeves, and artists, including David LaChapelle and Amanda DeCadenet, arrived to watch Sony and their peers use the PSP as a creative tool, and not just a game player.

PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) Launch Titles
Compiled from a variety of sources, this list of 30 PS3 games details the PLAYSTATION 3's launch titles.

PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) Release Date, Details and Specifications
The PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) will be released in the Spring of 2006. The next generation PlayStation features wireless controllers, broadband capabilities, a hard drive and much more. The PS3 has left skeptics and fans in awe.

PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) Pictures
The PS3 is a thing of beauty. It is tough to compete with it's near future design and three available colors. These PS3 Pics will (hopefully) tide you over until its Spring 2006 release date.

"Dear Friends" - Music from Final Fantasy tours North America
Both the "Dear Friends" and "More Friends" concerts are rewarding experiences for music and videogame lovers alike. Due to popular demand, more Final Fantasy musical concerts have been scheduled.

Namco to Create Warhammer Fantasy Videogames
Namco has landed an exclusive license to create Warhammer Fantasy videogames for the PC, consoles, and handheld platforms.

All-Female PMS Clan Enters Their First Pro-Videogame Tournament
Girls got game, and the PMS Clan aims to prove it. This 150 person, all female, videogame clan is set to compete in their first major-league videogame tournament in Texas.

Free T-Shirt When You Pre-Order Dynasty Warriors 5
Koei is hopping to prick the interest of harcore gamers by offering free Dynasty Warriors 5 T-Shirts if you pre-order the game online, giving you the chance to live out your William Huang fantasy.

He-Man: Defender of Grayskull Released
He-Man: Defender of Grayskull has been released in Europe as a budget title. No word, yet, as to a North American release date.

Dragon Ball Z: Sagas Ships March 22
Just when you thought they'd done all they could with the series, Dragon Ball Z: Sagas is developed. This action-adventure game aims at letting you explore the Dragon Ball Z universe as both the heroes and villains of the popular anime series.

America's Army: Rise of a Soldier - Summer 2005
America's Army: Rise of a Soldier represents a unique partnership between UbiSoft and the U.S. Army. The game should release summer of 2005.

Samurai Western - Summer 2005
Samurai Western brings Japanese martial arts action to the gold-rush era of the wild west. Players will bring justice and peace at the tip of a katana, rather than the barrel of a pistol.

PSP to launch with 24 games available on March 24th, 2005 in the U.S.
The PSP is every videogame fan-boy or girl's dream machine. The power of the PS2, the ability to play music and movies, and let's not forget built-in wireless networking.

Colin McRae Rally 2005 and TOCA Race Driver 2 on the PSP
High performance motor racing is about to go portable with Colin McRae Rally 2005 and TOCA Race Driver 2 coming to PlayStation Portable (PSP), both featuring WiFi multiplayer modes.

New Versions of Bomberman for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS
Bomberman fans rejoice. Classic Bomberman mayhem is being brought to the PS2 and the Nintendo DS.

NVIDIA Graphics to Power the PlayStation 3 (PS3)
Sony has bested both Microsoft and Nintendo in landing NVIDIA to create its GPU for the next generation Sony console (PlayStation 3 / PS3).

Death Comes to the PSP as a Cute Action Star in Death, Jr.
Death, Jr. is a European PSP launch title that Konami is hoping to turn into a flagship franchise.

Final Fantasy "Dear Friends" Symphony Concert Tour
If you drag a date to one videogame related event, this should be it. "Dear Friends" is the second Final Fantasy concert tour. The music and the show are simply amazing. The Final Fantasy symphony concert is a perfect tool to show that gaming can be high-culture.

Conference for Those Interested in the Game Industry in Seattle
OK, this one's for all of you who email me about how to get into the videogame biz. There will be an industry conference for those interested in being part of the videogame industry this February, in Seattle.

Sony Has Announced One Flat Fee to Play All of Its Massively Multiplayer Games
Sony has now added Star Wars Galaxies to the list of its massively multiplayer online games that you can play for one monthly fee.

EA Games Jumps into the Music Business with Cherry Lane Music
EA Games is set to become a media empire along the likes of Fox and News Corp. EA has partnered with Cherry Lane Music to create a new music publishing company, dubbed Next Level Music.

EA Announces Six PSP Launch Titles
EA is determined to be THE developer for the PSP. They plan to launch six major PSP titles in March.

Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel
Whether you're a fan of the anime Fullmetal Alchemist or not, when Square Enix releases an RPG, it is a must have for PS2 owners worldwide.

Darkwatch Soundtrack
The Darkwatch team has landed two Grammy winning artists to compose its eerie vampire and zombie musical score.

The Urbz: Sims in the City Ships
The Urbz: Sims in the City is out and is as hip as it's hype. Finally a Sims game designed with PlayStation and console players in mind.

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Goes Gold
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is looking like it will easily be the strongest of the series.

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Song List
THUG 2 has an amazing soundtrack. Check out the complete song list for Tony Hawk's Underground 2.

X-Men Legends Ships
X-Men Legends is, quite easily, one of the best X-Men games on any system. It also gives an innovative new play style to the comic book videogame genre.

X-Men Legends 2 in Development
X-Men Legends was a hot game, both in terms of sales and critical praise, it's no surprise that Activision has stepped up and decided to release another X-Man game.

Just Prior to Release, Major Changes to EverQuest II
EverQuest II is going to be the 800 pound gorilla of online gaming. The new changes outlined here look fantastic. Let's hope that there will eventually be a PlayStation port, and that we won't have to wait for the PS3.

Medal of Honor: Dogs of War Ships Spring 2005
Arguably one of the most intense shooters on any system, Medal of Honor will have a new installment on the PlayStation 2, in Spring of 2005. Medal of Honor: Dogs of War boasts a new story, and an new style of play.

Peter Jackson's King Kong Videogame to Be Released in 2005
Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings is gaming history, rarely is a movie-game tie in so well done. Will King Kong bring us the same gaming goodness? We'll find out in 2005.

BloodRayne 2 Ships
BloodRayne 2 is more than just a game, it's a marketing event. With BloodRayne appearing in October's Playboy, rumors of a feature film, and now being associated with MTV2 and the Headbangers Ball, expect to see the sexy vamp everywhere.

PS2 Online Celebrates Two Years of Internet Gaming
The PS2 has been online for over 2 years now. Sony hopes to dominate online console gaming with more PlayStation 2 goodness.

Carmen Electra in Playboy Game
Groove Games and ARUSH Entertainment announced that their upcoming, highly anticipated title "Playboy: The Mansion," published under license from Playboy Enterprises, will feature celebrity guests Carmen Electra and Tom Arnold on its interactive game play roster.

Brooke Burke in Need for Speed Underground 2
Electronic Arts announced that they have signed one of the world’s sexiest thrill seekers and cover girls, Brooke Burke, to star in Need For Speed Underground 2, the sequel to the best selling game of 2003, Need For Speed Underground.

Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood - Details
Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood places gamers deep in the heart of Small Town America, USA. Backyard Wrestling Inc. has announced "your town" as the location of its first live pay per view. They've put a million dollars cash prize on the line for the wrestler who's got what it takes to destroy every obstacle in their way to the main event and ultimately the unified BYW championship.

Dead or Alive Ultimate Fact Sheet
Team Ninja, has created the ultimate Dead or Alive fighting experience, Dead or Alive Ultimate, by coupling the original version of Dead or Alive with a completely redesigned Dead or Alive 2 on the Xbox video game system to create one of the first 3-D online fighting games to date.

Silent Hill 4: The Room Details
In Silent Hill 4: the Room, players will assume the role of Henry Townshend, who finds himself mysteriously trapped in his own apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Finding a portal that leads to eerie alternate worlds, players attempt to unravel the mystery of their entrapment as they encounter frightening and grotesque monsters – leaving impressions so disturbing, players will be haunted by their images.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Details
From the world-renowned, critically-acclaimed creator and producer of the Metal Gear Solid series, Hideo Kojima, comes the newest and most exciting installment in the popular franchise – Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

Kingdom Hearts II Preview Details
Kingdom Hearts II looks to be everything the first was and more. As more and more details come available, the game looks to be a classic in the making.

DRIV3R Released
Atari has shipped DRIV3R, the highly anticipated action-driving game for the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox to retail stores worldwide today. DRIV3R is taking aim at Grand Theft Auto.

ESPN NBA 2K5 Discounted to $19.99
With the success of their NFL and NHL games, ESPN has decided to discount its stellar basketball game, ESPN NBA 2K5 as well.

ESPN NFL 2K5 News
ESPN NFL 2K5 is the latest in the great playing poor selling SEGA NFL series. In their quest to take some of Madden's mighty monopoly the rock solid football sim will be sold at a rock bottom price.

ESPN NHL 2K5 Discount Rate
ESPN Videogames is proud to announce that ESPN NHL 2K5, the latest installment in the #1 rated NHL 2K series, will be available for the incredible price of $19.99. ESPN NHL 2K5 will ship to retailers on August 31, 2004.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Camouflage Campaign
Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today launched the Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater camouflage campaign, in which game fans worldwide can submit their own camouflage designs for inclusion in the video game from May 12 to June 30, 2004.

Tenchu Contest
Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven is just around the corner! Watch the video and maybe even score yourself a cool Tench: Wrath of Heaven Ninja Wear T-shirt!

E3 2013 Third-Party Highlights
E3 2013 just ended and developers hoped to build buzz for hundreds of video games. Which PS3 and PS4 games garnered the most attention? Let us guide the way.

What Will You Play on Your PS4
By now, the story of how Sony brought their PS4 to E3 and impressed just by not taking away rights to which we've become accustomed (used games! not always on!) has been well-recorded. But what about the games Sony presented at E3? What will you play on your PS4?

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