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One year later, do you like the PS3 Store redesign?

The newly designed PS3 PlayStation Store was launched on November 3rd, 2012, a full year ago. Through the course of the months, a few updates have been rolled in: some for its stability, and a few others for new features.

Even with the multiple updates that have been made to the PlayStation 3 Store since it’s 2012 redesign, I can’t help but wonder if that move as a whole was a good thing.

Don’t get me wrong, I do like the new interface: it sure is graphically more evolved than the previous one, and the games sales are clearly displayed on the main dashboard.

However, I think that the new interface is way less responsive than the previous one (it DOES take about 30 seconds to load), and the ordering process is such a nuisance (in comparison to what was available in the previous iteration) that I actually once refrained a purchase I was about to make just because the store was too slow. And let’s keep in mind that The Last of Us runs smoothly on the same hardware!

As time went by, I spent less and less time on the new Store by going straight to the “What’s new this week” and “PlayStation Plus” sections. And now? I haven’t entered the store in a few weeks, even if I was genuinely interested in some recent sales.

Am I the only one missing the old PlayStation 3 Store interface ? Do you think that the store interface for the PlayStation 4 will be better? Let me know what you think in the comments section below!

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Holiday Essentials Sale – Week 2

PSN began it’s Holiday sale last week with titles like Catherine finally reaching the $20 price point digitally, Retro/Grade in it’s first sale dropping to $4.90, I Am Alive hitting $7.35 and may more discounts. Even for non-PSN Plus Members. The Essentials Sales continues for a second week with the following sales:

Update: Showing that Sony is capable of adapting the Playstation Blog lets us know that the store has been updated with a few features

It’s also worth noting that a couple things have been updated in the PS Store navigation. We’ve incorporated some of your feedback and you can now filter Add-ons by game title and the Weekly Deals section has been placed more prominently. We hope these changes will help you find what you’re looking for.

Banner for PSN Sale

  • Duke Nukem Forever (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99)
  • Galaga Legions DX (Sale: $6.99, PS Plus: $4.90, Regular: $9.99)
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Vita (Sale: $12.49, PS Plus: $8.74, Regular: $17.99)
  • Journey (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Killzone 3 Multiplayer (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Mafia II (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – HD Edition PS3 (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection PS Vita (Sale: $24.49, PS Plus: $17.14, Regular: $34.99)
  • Mortal Kombat (Sale: $20.99, PS Plus: $14.70, Regular: $29.99)
  • Papo & Yo (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Retro City Rampage (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: Free, Regular: $14.99)
  • Retro City Rampage PS Vita (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: Free, Regular: $14.99)
  • Simpsons The Arcade Game (Sale: $6.99, PS Plus: $4.90, Regular: $9.99)
  • Starhawk (Sale: $27.99, PS Plus: $19.60, Regular: $39.99)
  • Unit 13 (Sale: $18.49, PS Plus: $12.94, Regular: $26.99)

Some decent titles. Long time members of PSN Plus will already have Simpsons The Arcade Game, showing what is in my opinion one of the more minor annoyances with the membership. We’ll lose the game after our subscription expires and there’s no way to participate in this sale if we’re really big fans of the arcade port (which is actually quite excellent if you haven’t tried it).

Journey is an interesting choice though I still recommend you save your money and buy the triple game collector’s edition that includes Fl0w and Flower. Pacman DX was a fantastic title that holds up even now. I haven’t heard similar praise for it’s brother in DX arms Galaga Legions. Still the demo was fun and it’s likely the only game I’ll be picking up this week. As I already own Duke Nukem ($2.50 in stores) and Metal Gear Solid Trilogy HD ($1.00 Door Buster). Quest for Booty is a great game and if I didn’t already have it on my UK account from the PSN Blackout I’d happily pick it up for $8. It’s short, it’s a touch linear, but it looks fantastic, controls great, and wasn’t over priced.

Are there any titles you plan to pick up or would like to suggest? How was Papa & Yo. The demo was interesting but not quite compelling enough to make me bite at $8 with my backlog. Care to try to convince me otherwise?

Source: Playstation Blog

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Releases for the Week (August 15th-21th)

Welcome to the new a new week of exciting releases for the PS3! Will this week be better than the barren wasteland that was last week? Let’s find out!

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Releases for the Week (August 8th-14th)

Welcome to the new a new week of exciting releases for the PS3! There’s so much to talk about that I’ll just get right to it and allow you to comment to get things going:

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