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The European Playstation Video Store Launch Party.

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Last night Sony launched the Playstation Video Store in London, which gave me an opportunity to get to know movie on demand service a little better before it goes live today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Playstation Video Store is live.

With over 800 titles to choose from the Playstation Video Store has launched on the PSN. The pricing structure is as follows;

  • HD Rental – £3.49
  • SD Rental – £2.99
  • SD Purchase – £8.99

*HD is currently rental only but they are working on making them available to buy. Also;

At launch, there will be a special offer for existing PSN members, allowing them to receive a complimentary copy of The Da Vinci Code if they buy Angels and Demons. There will also be a special promotion to encourage new members. Anyone who registers for a PlayStation®Network account using their new PS3s between 19th & 30th November 2009 will receive a voucher to download a complimentary copy of Transformers to own.

Full details of the service soon.

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A sneak peak at The PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service.

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PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service has been officially confirmed for release in Europe this November. Exciting news allowing PS3 users to stream HD quality movies straight onto their HDTVs. I hope the movie database will include lesser known films than purely the big special effects heavy blockbusters too. The studio lineup at present is impressive they also state more are to be announced. Full details below and more news upon its launch.

This year at GamesCom gamescom, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced the latest addition to the PlayStation® entertainment experience – the PlayStation®Network video delivery service. Launching this November, the service will allow movie fans to download the latest releases straight to their PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) for viewing at home or on the go.

Launching this November in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, with other markets to follow in 2010, the service will allow movie fans to download the latest releases straight to their PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PSP™
(PlayStation®Portable) for viewing at home or on the go.

The video delivery service will offer high quality entertainment, available to buy or to rent, from major movie studios including 20th Century Fox, Disney-ABC-ESPN Television1, Lionsgate2, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
(MGM), Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Starz Media2, Universal2, and Warner Bros. in addition to local markets studios which will be announced closer to launch, in addition to local market studios including Universum Film (Germany) and Constantin Film (Germany). Additional local studios in other territories will be announced closer to launch.

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Don’t Freak Out – PSN Will Be Under Maintenance Today

During the conference today, the PlayStation Network will be down for maintenance from 9AM to 11AM Pacific Time. Here are the details, according to PlayStation’s support site:

The PlayStation®Network will be taken offline for maintenance on August 18, 2009 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST. We apologize for any inconvenience.

During this time you may:

  • Not be able to access the PlayStation®Store
  • Not be able to play online games
  • See a maintenance page when attempting to access the PlayStation Network

Please click here to check the status of the PlayStation Network. Please note when you log into the PlayStation Network, a message indicating the PlayStation Network has been suspended may appear. This does not mean that your account has been suspended, it simply means the PlayStation Network has been taken offline. Please wait until the maintenance has been completed before attempting to connect to the PlayStation Network. Again we apologize for any inconvenience.

In my opinion, it’s probably so they can upload the entire press conference to PSN, as well as set it up for a major firmware update, and possibly even a new design for the store or something. Is this going to affect all areas? Not sure, but if you happen to not be able to sign in or anything, and get the error mentioned above, then that’s what is causing it. I believe Europe will most likely be affected though, due to the Video Store being announced and it most likely being available today (in fact, out here in North America, that’s exactly what happened for us when we got our video store).

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