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Sony VP Hints of PlayStation 4 (PS4) Announcement in May, 2013

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101w ago - It's been just over a month since IGN confirmed PlayStation 4 developer kit updates surfaced, and today Sony VP of Home Entertainment Hiroshi Sakamoto has hinted that a PS4 (Orbis) announcement my arrive in May prior to E3 this year.

Below is the scoop, to quote: "He told [Register or Login to view links] in response to a question about "a new announcement related to the new PlayStation," that while the news is "still a big secret," the PlayStation side of Sony, "are getting ready for it."

He of course doesn't directly refer to a "PlayStation 4" or the rumored "Orbis" internal project name. Sakamoto adds that the PlayStation team are "focused on E3," but, "the announcement could take place at that time, or maybe even before, in May."

Sounds like Sony's toying with a pre-E3 event for its next-gen console - E3 takes place on June 11 - 13 - though Mr. Sakamoto's comments are still ambiguous enough that we can't be sure. This is a company that launched three different major hardware iterations of the PlayStation 3, so anything could happen.
 

God of War: Ascension - PS3 Multiplayer Announcement Arrives

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139w ago - Game Director Todd Papy has announced PS3 multiplayer mode for God of War: Ascension live from Santa Monica Studio today!

To quote: Hello PlayStation fans! As I mentioned on the 19th, at 8 AM PDT (11 AM EDT) today we'll be streaming live from Santa Monica Studios, where our team is busy building the next evolution in the franchise.

I will be talking with Mr. PlayStation Blog himself, Jeff Rubenstein, about God of War: Ascension and my past experience with the franchise.

And of course I will be answering some of the questions from [Register or Login to view links].

As promised, if we read your question live on air, we'll be reaching out to you (via [Register or Login to view links]) so we can send you a signed God of War: Ascension poster.

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But wait, there's more! During our live broadcast, I'll be sharing the scoop with Jeff, and of course all of you, about our brutal new multiplayer mode.

Yes, that's right. God of War: Ascension will feature a ground-breaking new online multiplayer mode....
 

Video: Making Of: The Last Of Us PS3 Announcement Trailer

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151w ago - SCEE Manager James Gallagher has shared some video footage today spotlighting the making of The Last Of Us PS3 announcement trailer below.

To quote: In December we announced The Last of Us during the 2011 Spike VGA Awards. The Last of Us is a genre-defining experience that blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven tale about a modern plague decimating mankind.

Well prior to our announcement we had been hard at work on a trailer perfectly crafted to set the tone and (hopefully) get your blood pumping with excitement when we made our announcement. If you haven't seen that trailer yet be sure to check it out below.

Today we're sharing a deeper look into that trailer. We were hard at work on the announcement trailer for quite awhile and a lot of design went into making certain every frame contained some nugget of information you could take away about the game itself.





Taken more than a year ago and over the course of a few days of planning, prep, and acting what you see here is a nice glimpse into some of the behind the screens work that went into making that trailer possible.

Comprised of shots we decided to keep in the trailer, here's the motion capture footage...
 

Video: Dead Island PS3 Announcement Trailer and Entrails

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196w ago - SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has shared the Dead Island PS3 announcement trailer and entrails today, with details as follows:

Last month, the phrase '[Register or Login to view links]' appeared and a click revealed it to be a game, and not a newly announced game, but one revealed some years ago and largely forgotten about.

One stylish trailer later and it was one of the phrases on the tip of everyone's Twit-tongue.

"The trailer we released was mostly a blessing," says Vincent Kummer, Dead Island's brand manager at [Register or Login to view links], "because when you put something out there you don't expect to generate that much interest in the game, especially not for free.

However, we are cautious that people might be expecting things from the game, based on that trailer, that simply aren't there. We're aiming to make it very clear, early on, what the game is actually about."





Which is why they've invited me to a warehouse in East London to crawl through underground passages, check out the game and eat pizza in a deckchair. Dead Island is a first-person action RPG set on a tropical holiday island during the zombie...
 

Video: VGA Announcement: Batman Arkham Asylum Sequel

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263w ago - During the opening of the Video Game Awards 2009 a massive present was sat in the middle of the stage.

A pair of men ran onto the stage before it was blasted open all the while a Joker style voiceover set up the VGA's first world exclusive.

A CG trailer (below) showing Gotham rife with crime was shown. While no game title was announced, it seems certain that a sequel to the highly successful title from Rocksteady Studios is to receive a sequel.

To quote: "Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 was revealed during the opening of Video Game Awards. It is a sequel to one of the nominees for Game of the Year: Batman: Arkham Asylum, which was released earlier this summer.

Keep an eye on this web site for more information: http://www.arkhamhasmoved.com/"




 
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