Good news: The PlayStation Store is back online in North America! Bad news: There's so much new content that was put out all at once that it's simply overwhelming. Not saying it's bad news for the consumer, but it's just a shame that all these games are basically trampling over each other for proper exposure.
While the Store is back, there might be some spotty issues while the service is fully restored. Destructoid editor Conrad Zimmerman can access only some of the Store content at the moment. You should also know that the Welcome Back freebies aren't online just yet. Grace Chen on the PlayStation Blog states that the free games are "in the final stages of testing and will be available to download soon."
The PlayStation Blog has the full list of new PlayStation Plus content; price changes; new downloadable games for the PS3, PSP and PSP minis; demos; PSone Classics; add-ons; like, a hundred Rock Band songs; music; avatars; and themes. All the games you can fully purchase are listed below so you don't have to sift through it all.
Oh! Funny running into you here. Are you here for the sale on irregular sweatpants? No? Oh, well me neither. Heh. Welp, anyway... here's a special 48-page collector's edition of The Destructoid Show with exclusive chromium cover.
Whiny Hamza News: I think Nick needs his own show, because his new releases videos are hilarious. Companion Block News: Someone made a Minecraft mod in which you can play Portal. It's total Reddit porn. Frustratingly Vague News: We don't know when the PSN will be fixed, or who hacked it, but hey. Free games. Noisy Machine Gun News: There's a rumor about the next Call of Duty game, the top-secret "Project Colossus." It probably won't involve any Russian X-Men. Fat Kid News: Burgertime: World Tour is a game about hamburgers, we have the new trailer and oh! What's this-- Contest News: Follow @monkeypawgames, and tweet at them why you're excited about #burgertime, they might give you prize. Do it! Powerglove News: This week's movie club movie is The Wizard, which is actually about video games, and is on Netflix instant watch. (Oh, look! Free trial memberships!) Send us your video responses before Friday, and we might put your precious lil' face on the intertubes.
Also, special thanks to Neil LaPointe, who mailed us awesome toys that I can play with while Tara's talking boring girl stuff or Minecraft or whatever.
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[Update: A few specs, direct from Sony Ericsson have been added below.]
At Sony Ericsson's MWC 2011 press event today, the mobile phone manufacturer officially unveiled its Xperia Play phone.
As the first "PlayStation certified" smartphone, it will be powered by the latest version of Google's Android platform "Gingerbread." Its expected to launch worldwide this March, with Verizon consumers in the United States getting a crack at it first.
"You don't need money, don't take fame. Don't need no credit card to ride this train."
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This isn't Wii hate, but the thing I was most excited about at Wii launch was getting the Virtual Console NeoGeo games in my library. I still get excited about the releases, as anyone that reads this website would know. Speaking of excited, now the NeoGeo game library is coming to the PS3's PlayStation Network. SNK and Sony are calling it the NEOGEO Station.
In celebration of the system's 20th anniversary, the NEOGEO Station will bring a continuously growing' library of classic NEOGEO games to the PlayStation Network for $8.99 per title for PS3 and $6.99 per title for PSP. The best part? These systems get both versus ad co-op support! The PlayStation Network lets players play against or with each other via the PS3, and the PSP titles have ad-hoc support.
A whopping 10 titles hit PSN at launch, on December 21:
Fatal Fury (PSP 12/21)
Alpha Mission II
The King of Fighters '94
Baseball Stars Professional
Metal Slug (PSP 12/21)
Art of Fighting
In 2011 SNK will release the PSP versions of the above listed as well as many more classics from both systems. I can't tell you how thrilled I am that these games are coming, with online support, and at such a great price.
With this week's PlayStation Network update comes a few price drops and sale prices on some good titles.
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Yes, Eric Chahi and his games are a big deal, and after more than ten years out of the gaming scene, he's back with an all-new title. It's called From Dust, and it's a striking departure from his previous work. Chahi was on hand to show his new game off to the press, and I had the chance to check it out with him. My first thought upon seeing the game was that From Dust looks like it could be Chahi's Pikmin: an otherworldly contemplation of nature by a elder statesman of gaming. His response? "Pikmin? I love that game."
We were already off to a good start. Read on to find out how things went from there.
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