The wonderful world of gaming milestones and awards. Microsoft started with Achievements on the Xbox, and then Sony added in their take to the rewards system on their console a couple years later – trophies. Both of which have swept the gaming community in the past few years, they make you play harder, complete more, compete more, and just simply get more money out of your game. Both are fantastic, but both also really need some work, Xbox gamers out there can probably relate to this article quite a bit, but I’m only going to focus on PlayStation’s Trophy system since it’s by favorite awards system, since I personally know trophies inside and out, from top to bottom. I know how achievements work, but I don’t know every little, tiny official nook and cranny that Microsoft may or may not have with the system, so to avoid confusion or mistakes regarding the achievement system, that’s why.
The title of this article may shock you, because the trophy system is honestly a very well built system that has had some nice improvements over the year, and it is my favorite system over all consoles for many reasons, but in all honesty, it is actually hugely limited as to what it could actually do, what I envision it to be one day. If you find the trophy and achievement systems on Microsoft and Sony’s official consoles to be the best that they can be right now, then I really advise you to read this article. I used to think they couldn’t add much more to the trophy system than it has already, but then I started thinking…
According to the EU Playstation Blog a new Single player God Of War Accession demo is coming to the Playstation Store in just a week or two. The demo will be coming to the store around 2 week before full release so everyone can get a taste of single player action.
The full game is coming March 12th, remember to check out the new single player trailer above.
After a few delays, The PlayStation Network has finally come back online and you can access anything you like once again. PlayStation announced it on their official twitter a few hours ago.
PSN maintenance completed early this morning, thanks for your patience. PlayStation Store, apps and online play are back in business!
PlayStation Network will undergo maintenance this Thursday: 4pm-4am GMT in Europe, and 11am-11pm EST in North America. The Playstation Store and online play will be offline for this maintenance, if you are already signed into PSN before the maintenance begins you will still be able to play online.
The third Borderlands 2 DLC is scheduled for release today on the Playstation Store U.S and Xbox Live, and Tomorrow for the PlayStation Store EU. The DLC will be part off the Season pack or individual for $9.99/£7.99.
What starts off as a relaxing hunting expedition with Sir Hammerlock soon takes a sinister turn as our Vault Hunters stumble across new villain intent on restoring the legacy of Handsome Jack. Irresistible new loot, memorable new quests, a variety of challenging and exotic new enemies, a new vehicle and more await players as they fight their way through the never-before-seen lands of Aegrus to give this evil-doer the old one-two!
The Playstation Store for the PS3 has a new update available that takes it up to Version 1.02. The download comes in at 26MB, so it won’t take long to download.
The update is said to improve general performance and speed throughout the Playstation Store.
If you didn’t know sony released the web based playstation store (SEN) for everyone in Europe in december last year, The store allows you to view content and download apps, games and all it’s items straight to your PS3 or PS Vita. See it here.
According to Sony Network Entertainment Chief Officer Shawh Layden the store will be coming across the pond to everyone in the U.S.A this january. It will be almost identical to the Europe store and will allow you to download content straight to your Ps3 or PS Vita like you would expect
Well, folks, it appears the time is drawing ever closer to when we’ll get to feast our eyes upon Sony’s latest powerhouse home console, the PlayStation 4, code-named “Orbis.”
Bioware has announced that they will be bundling all three Mass Effect titles into a Mass Effect Trilogy coming November 6th for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. The trilogy will include DLC released for the game, for specific details you can go here, as well as exclusive artwork packed in a premium folio. The surprise is that the original Mass Effect will be available for the first time on PlayStation 3. When Mass Effect was first released in 2007 it was published by Microsoft, so the odds of it ever seeing the light of day on PS3 was never possible at the time. It’s clear that some sort of exchange was made between Microsoft and EA permitting EA to bring Mass Effect to PS3. Mass Effect can be downloaded on the PSN for $14.99 once the PS3 version of the ME Trilogy is available.