2w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman shared details today on Watch_Dogs for PS4 and PS3 detailing the the future-tech action epic below.
To quote: Watch_Dogs's dark vision of technological totalitarianism is heading to PS3 and PS4, and we were lucky enough to see the first live gameplay demo in San Francisco earlier this week (played on a DualShock 4, no less!). We've carefully studied the footage, asked pressing questions, and present you with this breakdown.
1. Aiden Pierce isn't your typical videogame protagonist
"Aiden is a man with a dark past who has made questionable choices," Lead Story Designer Kevin Shortt explained in our first live gameplay demo.Growing up in Chicago, Aiden used his technical prowess to infiltrate bank accounts and access surveillance systems, becoming something of a vigilante. Naturally, these pursuits earned him some powerful enemies on both sides of the law.
As you play Watch_Dogs, you won't be choosing between stark extremes on some binary morality scale, but defining where Aiden resides on much murkier spectrum of acceptability.
2. Chicago isn't your typical videogame city
We've all played open-world action games where cities feel more like a collection of giant painted boxes than a...
34w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Richard Ho has posted up a tech tour video today showcasing the Pulse Wireless Stereo Headset Elite Edition below.
To quote: Just before E3, we announced the all-new Pulse wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition, one of the latest PlayStation 3 (PS3) accessories to join the PlayStation family.
The only headset to feature BassImpact technology, Pulse - Elite Edition offers gamers the ultimate audio advantage. Its sleek industrial design makes it a perfect fit for gaming while at home or on the road.
Last week we sat down with Glenn Black, an engineer on the Research & Development team. We wanted to give you an in-depth walkthrough of Pulse - Elite Edition so you can see what makes this headset reign over the competition.
We hope you enjoyed the video; look out for Pulse - Elite Edition in retail stores nationwide this week for $149.99 (MSRP)!
46w ago - Following up on their previous PS3 Beta patch update for 3.55 CFW, today the E3 Team have released a Disney Universe BLUS30773 patch fix for 3.55 and 3.41 Custom Firmware users with details below.
To quote: 1. We are glad to claim that our E3 Move Suite available now, it has 5 accessory include E3 bluetooth earphone, E3 navigation controller, E3 motion controller, E3 camera and camera stand.
The suggested retail price is only USD 68. You can get from our official distributor and know more details from official web e3-tech.net.
2. A new game released free by E3 Team again to congratuation E3 Move Suite on market. Thanks all users whom support us. The new game is Disney Universe BLUS30773, which not released by any other guy before. Please note it is 1.01 update game directly.
3. We notice lots of user care for our new (DRM-infected) USB dongle. We...
61w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a behind the scenes video today spotlighting the making of Kara: behind the scenes of Quantic Dream's PS3 tech demo below.
To quote: The creators of Heavy Rain didn't come empty handed to this year's Game Developers Conference. The celebrated studio debuted a powerful new "video" called Kara to show off their new animation and performance-capture technology.
If you've seen Kara, then you know that the results speak for themselves.
Rendered in real time on PS3 hardware, Kara chronicled the activation of a self-aware synthetic organism, but this making-of feature is impressive in its own right as it shows how Quantic Dream assembled several different performances to create a seamless, believable virtual character. The future is now, you guys.
Once you've watched the video feature, let us know what you think in the comments! And as a reminder: Kara is absolutely, positively not Quantic Dream's next game.
65w ago - A few months back Sony stated that PlayStation 4 is expected to arrive with rival next-generation consoles, and today Forbes.com reports that PS4 is in development with AMD rumored to be building the system's graphics technology.
To quote: "Sony is working on an as-yet-unannounced new gaming console, former AMD employees say, and the processor designer may play a key role in the new product.
AMD's graphics technology is already used in Microsoft's XBox 360 console. However, Sony's PlayStation 3 - introduced in 2006 - relies on graphics technology from Nvidia.
AMD declined to comment on the project. Sony Chief Transformation Officer George Bailey also declined to discuss Sony's new console, or even acknowledge its existence.
However, at AMD's analyst day last month, AMD Chief Financial Officer Thomas Seifert identified gaming as one of several trends that will drive revenue growth at AMD in 2012."