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Just a heads up. It looks like there is going to be some maintenance today and the PSN will be down for some time. EU, it looks like your night is ruined. Here are the times:
08:00 – 17:00 PST = NA Maintenance
Official Word from Sony
PlayStation Network is scheduled to undergo maintenance today, from about 8am until approximately 5pm Pacific time. During this time, registration and Account Management will be inaccessible, including the password reset process. While some users may experience difficulty signing in to PSN, the majority of consumers will be able to play online as well as sign in to external sites that require PSN authentication (like this one).
For those asking about the PlayStation Store, we’re still targeting restoration of all services by the end of this month. Contrary to reports, the Store will not be publishing today.
Stay tuned to the PlayStation Twitter feed for updates and a notice when maintenance has concluded.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
UPDATE: The maintenance has been completed, and Account Management and other affected functions are once again accessible. Thanks, as always, for your patience.
Gamasutra is reporting that Sony has informed developers that the PlayStation Store will be back up for business on Tuesday, May 24th. If all goes as planned Sony will begin rolling out content that was originally set to release on April 26th, nearly a month ago. We can then expect May 3rd’s Store update ( which included the release of Seed Studios’ Under Siege ) to happen three days later. More update catch ups are set for May 31 and June 3. Sony has also told developers that they will move up the release schedule if need be.
“If there are concerns, we are willing to consider adjusting the release date of your content on this schedule,” says Osorno. “Adjustments will be made on a case by case basis.”
Once the PlayStation Store has returned gamers will be able to redeem the 2 free games from Sony’s ‘Welcome Back” campaign.
I dont think many people realize what an update actually means until you see it written down. This last update was another beast as shown below.
This will be the first Ape Escape title to hit the PS3 (at least in North America; this was also already released in Japan in December 2010). This is a series that, I think, more caters to younger and/or casual players. With that said, this title has been designed especially for the Move controller, but it is also an on-rails, first person game, so a lot of the gameplay may be limited.
There is a total of 15 levels and 500 monkeys to capture (and keep track of in the game’s MonkeyPedia), with the main goal of the game being to capture the leader of the invasion, Specter. There is also a multiplayer component it seems, which sounds like it revolves around competitive mini-games. Here’s some of the gameplay details, according to Wikipedia:
Players view the game from a first-person perspective with the motion controller acting as a gadget on-screen which include a floating net, a slingshot and a folding fan. Players cycle through their arsenal using the Move button while either pressing the trigger button or performing gestures to utilize the gadget. For example, players swing the net to catch monkeys, press the trigger button to fire slingshots and wave the controller to use the fan.
You move the camera around with the X and O buttons. Look for the game to hit the PlayStation Network in EU and NA this Summer.
A software update for About a Blob was released today, and included with it is a costume editor for your blob. You get points in-game to use on your blob’s costume. You can also pick up the premium costume pack on the PS Store as well, which doubles the number of accessories available.