71w ago - Following up on their previous PS3 CFW fixes, today the E3 Team have released EBOOT patches for Splinter Cell Trilogy HD (BLES01146) and Batman Arkham City (BLUS30538) for PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware users and have confirmed the PS3 v3.60+ keys are coming soon.
112w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a Batman: Arkham City Q&A today with Rocksteady alongside a video trailer below.
To quote: It's been mere months since I belatedly finished Batman: Arkham Asylum and learned what all the fuss was about. Now, with Arkham City just days away from its October 18th PS3 release, I jumped at a rare chance to speak with Game Director Sefton Hill from Rocksteady Studios.
I solicited some of your best questions from Twitter and hopped on the phone with Mr. Hill to discuss a wide range of topics related to one of my most-anticipated games for 2011. Before you dive into the Q&A, get into the spirit by watching the new "Rogue's Gallery" video below.
PlayStation.Blog: In Arkham Asylum I was able to level up almost all of my skills by the end of the game. Does Arkham City bring more skill upgrades and more skill diversification, perhaps specialized character builds?
We've certainly expanded the number of upgrades in the game - we had 20 upgrades in Arkham Asylum, and we now have 33 different upgrades in Arkham City.
There are a lot of ways to develop your skills and use them in the game....
113w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi is here with the 10/4 edition of Pulse, featuring Only On PSN titles including Eufloria, Rochard and Batman: Arkham City in the video below.
To quote: The October 4th edition of PULSE is available in HD later today when the PlayStation Store updates. Join Christina Lee as the "Only On PSN" event kicks off with Eufloria and Rochard.
There's also a sneak peek of the upcoming upgrade to PlayStation Home and don't miss a Top 10 that's all about PlayStation Exclusives. In new video releases Johnny Depp returns in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Cameron Diaz is a really Bad Teacher.
Watch the full episode of PULSE right here, and in PlayStation Home, or download in HD to your PS3 (SD to your PSP) when the PlayStation Store updates later today.
120w ago - Today SCEE's James Gallagher has shared an interview with Dax Ginn on Batman: Arkham City for the PS3 entertainment system from Gamescom 2011.
To quote: I remember the day my copy of Arkham Asylum arrived at the office because I hadn't followed the game's development too closely and, when I took it home just to check out what my colleagues had been raving about, I finished it that same weekend.
As a result, I've had a keen eye on Arkham City, so yesterday I swooped over to the Warner Brothers Gamescom area and watched a demo of the new challenge maps, which offer a high-score chasing, combo-stringing alternative to the meat and drink of the story campaign.
Compeered by Dax Ginn, marketing game manager at Rocksteady Studios, two members of the dev team played through identical challenge maps on different TVs - one as Batman and one as Catwoman - in a face-off as a small group of journalists watched the stereoscopic 3D beatdown.
Afterwards, I caught up with Dax to discuss the gamescom build of Arkham City and their approach to character development with this sequel.
What do you have to show us in this build of Arkham City?
143w ago - SCEE's James Gallagher has shared some fresh Batman Arkham City PS3 screenshots and details today for fans.
To quote: My flatmate cites Arkham Asylum as his favorite game, and when I got home and told him that I'd been to see it at Warner Bros. London office, he put his fingers in his ears and turned the stereo up. It confirmed something I'd been thinking on the train home: this is one of those games that we're better off not knowing much about.
There's five of us in the private screening room and Dax Ginn, marketing game manager at Rocksteady, has just played through an early mission from Arkham City, lasting around 30 minutes, which I'm not going to spoil for you. We are free to call out questions afterwards and one journalist asks, "Will we see anything like the Scarecrow missions from Arkham Asylum?"
"Did you like the scarecrow stuff?" he replies to slow nods. "Well we did too. Aren't you glad that you didn't know about the Scarecrow levels before you played Arkham Asylum? If they had been part of the marketing campaign they wouldn't have had that kind of impact, so I'm just going to leave it there."
The biggest difference between Arkham City and its predecessor is the move to a more open setting. In the intervening 18 months, Quincy...