11w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman shared a video below today spotlighting Killzone: Mercenary where he states cash is king on PlayStation Vita.
To quote: Not long ago the US and European press got its first hands-on experiences with Killzone: Mercenary, Guerrilla Games Cambridge's upcoming PS Vita shooter. Despite gracing Vita's portable screen, the team behind Mercenary is hellbent on providing a full FPS experience with all the trimmings.
Come September, you'll get a full nine-mission story-driven campaign, an eight-player competitive multiplayer mode, and a collection of bonus challenge missions.
Watch our new video to get the inside story straight from Art Director Tom Jones.
Much has already been said concerning Killzone: Mercenary's graphical fidelity, but I'll add my voice to the choir: This is one fine, fine-looking game. Because Mercenary runs on a modified version of the Killzone 3 rendering engine, you'll see modern niceties such as volumetric lighting and smoke, high-res environment textures, gleaming metal and realistic-looking shadows.
None of this would be out of place for a modern PS3 shooter, but portable gaming rarely sees this level of extreme graphical detail....
151w ago - This weekend Arne announced that Naughty Dog is kicking off an Uncharted 2 PS3 multiplayer double cash holiday weekend!
To quote: "For the next 5 days, the per-match limit on earned cash will be $150,000. That's not a typo--we're running the Double Cash weekend a day longer than typical for a holiday weekend. Make the most of it!
It goes without saying that this is probably a good time to get a leg up on your run to hit level 80. I know I'll be checking into multiplayer to get a jump on gaining levels.
Double Cash Weekend:
Starts: Friday, July 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM PDT
Ends: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 10:00 AM PDT"
178w ago - Naughty Dog's Senior Manager of Marketing Communications Arne Meyer has announced today that starting tomorrow through December 27 Uncharted 2 players will receive double cash for all kills and medals.
To quote: The holidays are all about the giving spirit and we're in a giving mood!
We're holding another Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Double Cash weekend from Thursday, December 24, 2009, at 10:00 AM PST through Sunday, December 27, 2009, at 11:00 AM PST (what time is it in my city?) you would earn double for all kills and medals.
Yes, you read that right, you'll be getting Double Cash for medals as well!
Oh, and our characters have gotten into the spirit of the season to celebrate the occasion!
179w ago - Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is pleased to announce that, as of December 17, 2009, SOE will no longer charge for access to Station Players premium features for EverQuest, EverQuest II and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes for the PC.
According to the Press Release, access to premium Station Players features will be included at no additional cost for each respective game for subscribers with active, paid subscriptions in good standing.
Station Access subscribers with active, paid subscriptions in good standing will continue to have access to all Station Players premium features.
As SOE continues to demonstrate a commitment to its player community, each of the Station Players sites will be upgraded with new art, improved navigation and features requested by players, including a new integrated chat bar and streamlined profile pages.
Players will also benefit from new game update pages featuring up-to-date community news for improved communication. Additionally, for the first time, users will be able to access the new Station CashTM Marketplace catalog for the latest in-game items.
From December 23, 2009 to January 3, 2010, SOE will also give players an opportunity to double the value of all Free Realms Station Cash retail game cards (excluding Free Realms Starter Cards) purchased...
215w ago - YouTube is about to go down the gurgler according to Benjamin Wayne, the CEO of Fliqz.
He stated in his blog that YouTube, was an "incandescent tower of video Babel; monument to the sloughed-off detritus of our exponentially-exploding digital culture".
However he claims that it has reached the zenith of its meteoric rise; and Icarus-like, wings melting; is spiraling back to earth.
Wayne pointed out that YouTube is on track to lose roughly $470 million in 2009 something its overlord Google is not going to be happy about.
He said that the economics are hard to overcome and there is no way that YouTube will make enough cash to be sustainable in the long term. The outfit would have to make $9.48 for every video impression shown something which they cannot do.
Wayne added that YouTube's traffic will grow and cost a fortune to run. He thinks that eventually the outfit will have to come up with a subscription.