EA has earmarked another 18 online multiplayer servers to be shut down this year.
The long-awaited arrival of platformer Trine headlines the Thursday PSN update this week, followed admirably by Bomberman Ultra and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Commander's Challenge.
The PS3 Store refresher boasts new games, demos and DLC aplenty, while PlayStation Home opens a new Events Space for Buzz!
Get questions right and a tomato will be lobbed at a rotating Buzz statue. Get 10 questions right in a row and you will unlock a tomato head to put on your Home avatar.
Smash Cars and Battle Tanks are the low-key PSN additions, although their price - £12 and £8 respectively - is steep. Conversely, Crash Commando has had a price-cut to promote new content added today.
Fight Night Round 4 remains undefeated at the top of the UK All-Formats chart for a second week, out-punching competition from sibling newcomer Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10.
It's inevitable that the annual updates for the leading EA Sports titles fall into a cyclical rhythm. New features are introduced and refined, and then age, and we all grumble about how the games haven't changed until new features are finally introduced and the whole giddy roundabout starts up again. After two years of impressive entries, which saw the addition of fairly revolutionary changes to the golf game formula, the latest Tiger Woods effort finds the series most definitely on the downswing of this cycle.
A good indication of this stagnating design is the introductory video which, as last year, welcomes you back into the world of PGA with an overview of what new elements have been added this time around. With bold, genre-changing features like Photo Game Face, GamerNet, and simultaneous online play all now firmly established as the core of the game, there's just not very much on offer here that will leave fans eager to part with their cash.
For golf aficionados, the big news is that the US Open is now part of the career, along with the USGA Championship and, therefore, the official USGA rulebook. There are six new courses: Bethpage Black, Hazeltine, Oakmont, Pinehurst, Torrey Pines and Turnberry. Two new pro golfers have also joined the roster - Anthony Kim and Rocco Mediate - the latter of which I'm fairly certain was actually created by a spam email generator.
Nintendo said spring from the start, but when the curtain fell on E3 last July, it was difficult to imagine going for nearly a year without Wii MotionPlus. Yet here we are, just over 24 hours away from Nintendo's 2009 conference, and we've only had WMP in the office for less than a week - and won't be able to buy it until next Friday. Even Nintendo - never a company to be rushed - usually acts quicker than this.
There are demos aplenty on the PS3 Store this weekend, including tasters for inFamous, Red Faction: Guerrilla, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.
There's plenty more content for existing PS3 games as well. The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena gets a map pack as does F.E.A.R. 2. There are some monster-themed costumes and level-making tools for LittleBigPlanet, plus some special Live recordings by Alice Cooper for Rock Band. Alice, remember, is a man. It's so confusing.
Also, note the excellent puzzler Fading Shadows for download on PSP. This costs 12 quid but is well worth the money. Pop over to our Fading Shadows review to find out more.
EA has released a PS3 and Xbox 360 demo for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10.
EA has detailed two brand new modes for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, which launches on PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 on 3rd July.
Approaching his second anniversary as EA Sports supremo, Peter Moore has acknowledged that his studio still "needs to do much better" on Wii.
EA plans to bundle the Wii MotionPlus accessory in sports games Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Grand Slam Tennis this summer.
Nintendo has announced that the Wii MotionPlus add-on will launch in Europe on 12th June, with pricing still to be confirmed.
With the footy season racing towards a climactic finale and the first shoots of spring poking out of the frosty soil like a puppy peeking through a letterbox, it won't be long before we're dusting off grandpa's old wooden tennis racket and golf clubs and heading out to thwack a few balls around (badly), then retreating home to nurse chapped hands and tennis elbow. This year, however, we're going to have a couple of home-based alternatives to choose from thanks to EA's Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and the publisher's first foray into the world of Henman Hill, Grand Slam Tennis. With both games employing MotionPlus for extra control, we could be in for the most realistic sporting experiences ever witnessed on Wii.
EA Sports boss Peter Moore is confident the Wii MotionPlus will bring the best out of sports games and get gamers off their sofas in a way the Wiimote perhaps hasn't. In fact, he believes the difference between Wiimote and MotionPlus controls in EA's upcoming Grand Slam Tennis game is "spectacular".
Astonishingly, EA has decided not to ditch its hugely popular Tiger Woods golf licence, instead announcing Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for the Wii, PS3, 360 PSP and PS2.
Electronic Arts has announced that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis will be its first games to utilise Wii MotionPlus, and they'll be out in the US on 18th June this year.