72w ago - Grip Games CEO Jakub Mikyska has announced that Foosball 2012 drops on PlayStation Network today and has shared the official launch trailer below.
To quote: Jakub from Grip Games here! Today is a great day for our small indie studio - Foosball 2012 is out today on PSN! I'm stopping by today to answer a few questions about the game.
Foosball 2012 is another entry in the line of not-so-typical-for-a-console-game sports, like darts, bowling, pool, or golf that we have seen recently on the PlayStation Store. If you weren't sure which platform to get the game on, we think you'll appreciate that when you buy the game for PS3, you'll get the PS Vita version for free and the other way around!
A lot of people ask us "Why foosball?" and we keep telling them "Why not?" Other games that wouldn't seem to be well-suited to a console experience managed to capture the essence of those games, and we hope to do the same with Foosball 2012.
It is not just about playing foosball, it's about playing a quick, skill-based game, that is easy to handle, but difficult to master. A game with a great multiplayer component and entertaining single-player mode, lots of customizations and Leaderboards to keep track of where you and your friends are standing against the global competition.
86w ago - Today Andy Stewart of Sony's PlayStation Store Team has unveiled this weeks PSP price drops in the European PSN store, as follows:
We have some more price dropped PSP games for your enjoyment. The prices will vary from title to title, but you'll be sure to find some as little as €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95!
With the release of the PlayStation Vita, we're delighted gamers are enjoying our new entry to portable consoles but we also know a lot of die-hard PSP fans still exist.
This price reduction allows you to have even cheaper access to great PSP titles - some of which are even PS Vita compatible (to see which content is compatible, visit the PlayStation Store and you will be able to see in the products description).
91w ago - Sony's Andy Stewart of the Playstation Store Team has announced today news of several PSP game price drops on the PS Store, with details below as follows:
You may have noticed selection of PSP games on the PS Store getting a price drop. The prices will vary from title to title, but you'll be sure to find some as little as £7.99/€9.99!
With the release of the PlayStation Vita, we're delighted gamers are taking well to our new entry to portable consoles but we also know a lot of die-hard PSP fans still exist.
This price reduction allows you to have even cheaper access to a myriad of titles - some of which are even Vita compatible (we've marked compatible games on the list below with a *; ask in the comments if you want to check the compatibility of any games not listed below).
Some of the titles included in the sale are:
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
Ace Combat Joint Assault*
ARMORED CORE 3 Portable*
ARMORED CORE LAST RAVEN Portable*
ARMORED CORE SILENT LINE Portable*
Army of TWO: The 40th Day
Asphalt : Urban GT 2*
Bakugan: Defenders of The Core*
Ben 10: Protector of Earth*
BEN10 ALIEN FORCE: VILGAX ATTACKS*
BlazBlue Continuum Shift 2*
200w ago - Roughly three months ago Braid was released on PS3 via PSN, however, recently I contacted creator Jonathan Blow and asked him about a possible port of the game to PlayStation 3 Linux.
To quote: I've asked Jonathan whether or not a Linux port of the game was in the works, since I've seen him hint at that in old posts on his blog (January 2007 and August 2008). I'm glad to say that he reported that a Linux port of the game was indeed being developed. To quote:
"[..] one is in progress but hasn't quite been completed, but may eventually be released."
He also said that the porting is about 95% complete, but I don't know how much time it will take for the remaining 5% to be completed, so maybe it will soon be available, maybe not, but this is great hope for the Linux community!
I also spoke with him a little about Open Source, and I was pleasantly surprised to see him not completely reject the idea of open sourcing his game, but he said "it is not likely at this time", so although it is not likely to happen, it is maybe another...
205w ago - Today GamesIndustry.biz (linked above) reports that Microsoft is opting for an XBox 360 software solution after dropping the internal hardware chip in Natal in an effort to reduce costs of the device.
The load previously handled by the chip now falls on one of the main three Xenon processors, but while taking a "percentage" of performance away from the system, most games don't use up 100 per cent of the available processing power anyway.
To quote: "Microsoft has dropped a chip from its forthcoming Natal motion control system as the platform holder eyes accessible price points in the build-up to release later this year.
The chip, which was responsible for processing information for the Natal's 'bone system,' has been removed in favour of a software solution."