Posted tagged ‘PSN’

Sony begins to use arcade-like payment system for arcade-style games on PSN in Japan

July 16, 2009

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The headline sort of says it all here – Sony has begun experimenting with a new way to pay and play for certain downloadable games, first with a title in Japan called Trash Panic (or 100 yen Gomibako). Users can download the title for 100 yen and then they get three plays out of it before you need to pay another 100 yen – much like an arcade title. The idea is supposed to be used for arcade style games and time will tell if users care for it or not but it is interesting to see how arcade gaming can still influence what console makers do.

[Via Joystiq] [Discuss on the Forums]

Interview with Konami about GTI Club+

November 28, 2008

Konami is updating the original GTI Club for the Playstation 3 (the full name is GTI Club+ Rally Cote D’Azur) and releasing it over PSN as an exclusive title for the platform. It will play like the arcade original but with gticlubbetter graphics and a few other updates. In an interview with Philip Macdonald, producer of the game, they discuss the upcoming title in detail and surprisingly the new arcade version is mentioned. While they will not be the same games, it looks like they may offer tracks from the new arcade racer (see details on that one here and here) as downloads for the remake on PSN as well. Hit the link below for the interview, unfortunately there is not much else on the new arcade version of GTI Club(perhaps we’ll hear more at ATEI) but at least the interviewer knows about its existence.

[Kikizo: GTI Club+ Konami Interview] [Discuss on the Forum]