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Strong Yen Helps Sony Return to Profit in Latest Quarter

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Sony’s first earnings report of the new financial year is in and it eked out a profit, albeit a small one. The $35 million net profit is an improvement from last year’s results for the same period, and the good news is most pronounced in its mobile products and communications department. Revenue grew 36 percent from last year, partially due to changes in the value of the yen, but also thanks to higher sales for smartphones — 9.6 million units — and a higher average selling price. The games division recorded an operating loss for the quarter, as sales of the PS3, PSP and PS2 dropped slightly while spending on research and development for the upcoming PlayStation 4 rose. Sony’s new TV strategy may have shown some results, with year-on-years sales up 18.2 percent and attributed to an “improved product mix in LCD TVs” and cost reductions.


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Source: FULL ARTICLE at DailyFinance

This Week on the PSN (July 30, 2013)

Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 3, Vita or PSP can download these goodies, which include PSN games, movies, themes and more. While the Official PlayStation Blog outlines these updates in full each week, we thought we’d help truncate the good news into something more digestible.

Here are this week’s new PSN games.

  • Cloudberry Kingdom ($9.99)
  • Narco Terror ($9.99)
  • The Last Bounty Hunter ($7.99)
  • Here are this week’s new Vita games.

    • PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD ($14.99)

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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    This Week on the PSN (July 23, 2013)

    Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 3, Vita or PSP can download these goodies, which include PSN games, movies, themes and more. While the Official PlayStation Blog outlines these updates in full each week, we thought we’d help truncate the good news into something more digestible.

    Here are this week’s new PSN games. You can also pre-order Madden 25 starting this week.

    • Do Not Fall ($9.99)
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational ($19.99)
  • The Smurfs 2: The Game ($39.99)
  • Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark ($9.99)
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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    Velocity Ultra Review

    Rhythm is the X-factor in almost any fast-paced action game. The best ones arm you with an array of simple techniques and condition you to apply them in time with the specific beat of the gameplay. Velocity Ultra does precisely that by weaving together multi-directional shooting and teleportation mechanics at breakneck speeds, creating a vertically scrolling shooter that not only marches to its own tune, but also begs you to follow along until you can match its every step perfectly.

    Initially, Velocity Ultra looks much like any other vertically scrolling shmup where you take down formations of enemies with little more than a peashooter that gets progressively shootier as you go. Enemy variety is almost as thin as your armory, which sports but a few uninspired weapon pickups with limited-time use. Its cookie-cutter art doesn’t exactly set it apart either, though it’s technically competent enough to look sharper and run smoother than its PSP counterpart, even as the screen quickly fills with bullets. Measured purely as a shooter, Velocity Ultra is entirely competent, but a bit toothless compared to classics like Blazing Lazers and Space Mega Force.

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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    NEW IRS FACT SHEET: Tips for Employers Who Outsource Payroll Duties

    By Charles Rettig, Subscriber Employers often outsource their payroll and related tax duties to third-party payers such as payroll service providers (PSP) and reporting agents (RA). Third-party payers can help employers assure filing deadlines and deposit requirements are satisfied while also streamlining their business operations by collecting and timely depositing payroll taxes on the employer’s behalf and filing required payroll tax returns with state and federal authorities. …read more

    Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

    This Week on the PSN (July 16th, 2013)

    Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 3, Vita or PSP can download these goodies, which include PSN games, movies, themes and more. While the Official PlayStation Blog outlines these updates in full each week, we thought we’d help truncate the good news into something more digestible.

    Here are this week’s new PSN games.

    • Alien Spidy ($9.99)
  • Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition ($19.99)
  • Dynasty Warriors 8 ($59.99)
  • Mamorokun Curse! ($19.99)
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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    This Week on the PSN (April 17th, 2013)

    Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 3, Vita or PSP can download these goodies, which include PSN games, movies, themes and more. While the Official PlayStation Blog outlines these updates in full each week, we thought we’d help truncate the good news into something more digestible.

    Here are this week’s new PSN offerings. You can also pre-order Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for $40 starting this week.

    • Dragon Fantasy: Book I ($9.99)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us ($59.99)
  • Mad Dog 2: The Lost Gold ($7.99)
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    From: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/17/this-week-on-the-psn-april-17th-2013

    This Week on the PSN (04.09.13)

    Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 3, Vita or PSP can download these goodies, which include PSN games, movies, themes and more. While the Official PlayStation Blog outlines these updates in full each week, we thought we’d help truncate the good news into something more digestible.

    Here are this week’s new PSN offerings. Keep in mind that buying Guacamelee! on PS3 nets you the Vita version, but not vice-versa.

    • Anarchy Reigns ($29.99)
  • Guacamelee! ($14.99)
  • John Daly’s Prostroke Golf ($14.99)
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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    This Week on the PSN (04.02.13)

    Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 3, Vita or PSP can download these goodies, which include PSN games, movies, themes and more. While the Official PlayStation Blog outlines these updates in full each week, we thought we’d help truncate the good news into something more digestible.

    Here are a couple of new PSN games. It’s a light week.

    • Ion Assault ($1.99)
  • Defiance ($59.99)
  • There are no new Vita games this week.

    There are no new PSP games this week, either.

    Not surprisingly, there are no new Minis.

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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    Liberty City and Vice City Stories Coming to PSN

    Rockstar’s Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories will be available on PSN this week. Both titles were originally developed for the PSP, before later making their way to the PS2.

    Liberty City Stories takes place in ’98, with warring mafia factions trying to take control of the city. You play as Toni, who attempt to clean up the city’s underworld. Meanwhile Vice City Stories is set in ’84 in the sweltering Miami heat. Local drug cartels are wrestling for power, as the new shining city is being built out in the swamps.

    Each game will be priced at $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99.

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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    Grand Theft Auto ‘Stories’ Games PS3-Bound

    With all three core Grand Theft Auto games from the PlayStation 2 era already available on PlayStation Network, it’s no surprise that Rockstar has revealed that the PSP-turned-PS2 Grand Theft Auto spin-off games will also be coming.

    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (released on PSP in 2005 and PS2 in 2006) and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (released on PSP in 2006 and PS2 in 2007) will come to the PlayStation Network as PS2 Classics this Tuesday, April 2nd in North America and on Wednesday, April 3rd in Europe. They will cost $9.99 (or €9.99/£7.99) each.

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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    This Week on the PSN (03.26.13)

    Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 3, Vita or PSP can download these goodies, which include PSN games, movies, themes and more. While the Official PlayStation Blog outlines these updates in full each week, we thought we’d help truncate the good news into something more digestible.

    Here are this week’s PSN releases.

    • A-Men ($9.99)
  • Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel ($59.99)
  • BioShock Infinite ($59.99)
  • PlayStation Move Fitness ($9.99)
  • Tales of Graces F ($34.99)
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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    FYI: Get Six God of War Games For $60

    A quick heads-up if you are looking to buy God of War: Ascension and want to get every other God of War game free of charge.

    At GameStop’s online store, the company is currently offering up a free copy of God of War Saga on PlayStation 3 to anyone who buys God of War: Ascension, also on PlayStation 3. The deal is good until March 24th, 2013.

    God of War Saga contains every God of War game (save the obscure mobile title) across PS2, PS3 and PSP. So, God of War (PS2), God of War II (PS2), God of War III (PS3), God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) and God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP). The PS2 and PSP games have been altered to run on PlayStation 3, and yes, all of them have Trophies.

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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    This Week on the PSN (03.19.13)

    Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 3, Vita or PSP can download these goodies, which include PSN games, movies, themes and more. While the Official PlayStation Blog outlines these updates in full each week, we thought we’d help truncate the good news into something more digestible.

    Here are this week’s PSN releases. Keep in mind that you can now pre-order Defiance for $59.99 as well.

    • Dollar Dash ($9.99)
  • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct ($49.99)
  • And here are some Vita games, including an RPG no one knew was even coming out.

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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    Dead Space 3 Leads U.S. Sales in February

    The NPD Group has revealed the top ten best-selling games in the United States for the month of February.

    The best-selling titles in the United States for the period between February 3rd and March 2, 2013 were the following:

  • Dead Space 3 (360, PS3, PC)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, Wii U, PC)**
  • Crysis 3 (360, PS3, PC)
  • NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC)**
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3, 360)**
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines (360, PS3, PC)**
  • Just Dance 4 (Wii, 360, PS3, Wii U)
  • Far Cry 3 (360, PS3, PC)
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3, PSV)
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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    This Week on the PSN (03.12.13)

    Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 3, Vita or PSP can download these goodies, which include PSN games, movies, themes and more. While the Official PlayStation Blog outlines these updates in full each week, we thought we’d help truncate the good news into something more digestible.

    Here are this week’s PSN releases.

    • Darkstalkers Resurrection ($14.99)
  • Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear ($19.99)
  • Psych Yourself ($6.99)
  • Quantum Theory ($29.99)
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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    This Week on the PSN (03.05.13)

    Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 3, Vita or PSP can download these goodies, which include PSN games, movies, themes and more. While the Official PlayStation Blog outlines these updates in full each week, we thought we’d help truncate the good news into something more digestible.

    There are a bunch of releases this week, including digital retail releases and fresh PSN titles.

    • Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk ($49.99)
  • BIT.TRIP Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien ($14.99)
  • Fuel Overdose ($9.99)
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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    This Week on the PSN (02.26.13)

    Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 3, Vita or PSP can download these goodies, which include PSN games, movies, themes and more. While the Official PlayStation Blog outlines these updates in full each week, we thought we’d help truncate the good news into something more digestible.

    The pickings are slim this week as far as new content is concerned. But keep in mind that you can also pre-order one of six games starting right now: BioShock Infinite, MLB: The Show 13, Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 and Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk.

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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

    Sony Exec Confirms Gran Turismo 6 Coming To PlayStation 3

    By John Gaudiosi, Contributor

    One reason Sony didn’t showcase a new GT6 at PlayStation Meeting 2013 is because it’s racing to PS3. When it comes to driving games, Sony’s biggest franchise is Gran Turismo. The franchise has sold over 65 million copies worldwide of Gran Turismo games on PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PSP over the years. The most recent game, GT5, was a huge hit with sales of over 7.5 million copies. …read more
    Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

    The Newest PlayStation Plus Perks Are…

    Today, Sony revealed its set of upcoming perks for PlayStation Plus. The following perks will be available to North American subscribers beginning with the PlayStation Store update on February 19th, and will be available in conjunction with other already-announced deals and freebies.

    For starters, the cult hit Platinum Games PS3 title Vanquish will be available for free. Mega Man Maverick Hunter X on PSP will also be available free of charge (and can be downloaded to your Vita). Dust 514’s Starter Pack, which typically costs $9.99, will cost nothing for subscribers. And finally, Urban Trial Freestyle on both PS3 and Vita will be 20% off, though the game doesn’t, unfortunately, utilize cross-buy.

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    Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games