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Video: TowerFall Ascension is Coming to PS4 in Early 2014

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49w ago - Matt Makes Games Inc Indie Game Developer Matt Thorson posted up a video today announcing that TowerFall Ascension is coming to PS4 in early 2014.

To quote: Hello PlayStation! My name's [Register or Login to view links], I'm a Canadian indie game developer living in Vancouver. I live in a house full of indie developers that we like to call [Register or Login to view links].

I've spent the last year and a half of my life making a game called [Register or Login to view links], and it's finally (almost) done. It's been a wonderful, terrifying, and rewarding process.

For the uninitiated, TowerFall is a local multiplayer combat game about using archery to destroy your friends. It's fast­-paced, intense, and strategic, with nuanced controls, one­-hit kills, and limited ammo. It's very simple to learn and almost anyone can play, but if you spend more time with it you'll find many layers of hidden depth waiting to be discovered.





From the moment I had four players jumping around on­ screen, I knew TowerFall was a game about bringing people together. From childhood all through high school and university, I had a lot of meaningful experiences with local multiplayer.

I've...
 

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Early Access Starts This Weekend

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61w ago - Square Enix Senior Online Community Manager Matt Hilton announced today that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn early access officially starts this weekend!

To quote: Yep, that's right, it's finally here. [Register or Login to view links] has been rebuilt from the ground up, and adventurers the world over will be able to begin their journey throughout Eorzea tomorrow with the start of Early Access, ahead of Tuesday's official launch.

It's a massively exciting time for the whole team, and we'd like to thank everybody that's been involved in the beta phases until now. We really appreciate the enormous feedback and support sent along the way.

And for those of you who haven't yet pre-ordered, it's not too late. Order now (or any time before August 27th) and you'll still be able to get in Early Access - a headstart on your new adventure into Eorzea.

Plus, you'll get your hands on some exclusive in-game items:

• Cait Sith Doll Minion: On sabbatical from Shinra Inc., Cait Sith will join your party as a non-combat pet.
• Mog Cap: Show your love of Final Fantasy and strut around the world of Eorzea in this Moogle themed hat. Kupo!

We'd also like to share some of the amazing artwork prepared...
 

Video: PS4 User Interface Leak (Early PlayStation 4 Test Kit Build)

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63w ago - Today MoejoeWins shared a video on YouTube of a PS4 User Interface leak (early PlayStation 4 Test Kit build) with some preliminary details below.

To quote: An early look at the PS4 UI, which was accidentally shown during a Blacklight: Retribution demo earlier today on a test kit.

This layout may or may not be used in the retail version but we do get to hear some sound effects and see animations that could appear in the finished product. He does say that this is a very early build (though he may have been referencing the game) and that this was one of the first test kits to go out.

Some interesting tidbits/speculation based off of what's shown:

  • The PS4 can recover from a game crash without locking up.
  • Games are considered applications and can apparently run alongside other applications (multi-tasking).
  • If you're connected to the internet, application information is automatically updated in the dynamic menu.
  • Note sure about this: The built-in DVR can automatically start up when you start a game? Or maybe when you turn it on it stays on? Maybe it was being used for this livestream? (in which case this is pretty damn good quality).





We...
 

Grab Killzone: Mercenary a Week Early, Pre-order Bonuses Detailed

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75w ago - Guerrilla Cambridge Senior Producer Mark Green detailed the pre-order bonuses today for those who grab Killzone: Mercenary a week early.

To quote: With each passing week, we edge closer to the launch of Killzone: Mercenary, the first PlayStation Vita entry in the acclaimed series.

Contrary to convention, Mercenary is also edging a bit toward us: we can today confirm a new North American release date of September 10th - a week earlier than our previous target.

Players who pre-order Killzone: Mercenary will receive "Blackjack's Briefcase," a reward for their early support that affords them an early edge in both the game's competitive online multiplayer and extensive Campaign mode. It includes:

Double XP Boost

• Get out ahead of the pack! Start the 48-hour clock with this special access code and all contracts, bonuses and payoffs earn you twice the normal XP for two straight days!

In-Game Cash Bonus

• Start the game and go straight to the armory! With this bonus payout, you'll have enough Vektan Cash to pick up a new weapon before you even step foot on the battlefield.

In addition to the above, fans in the United States who reserve a copy of Killzone: Mercenary at GameStop will receive an exclusive gun...
 

Video: Soul Sacrifice Today, Bonus Content for Early PSN Purchases

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77w ago - Comcept Founder Keiji Inafune shared a new Soul Sacrifice video trailer today outlining the bonus content for early PSN purchases below.

To quote: Soul Sacrifice is finally available on PS Vita in America today. I hope most of you will get the game and start playing as soon as possible.

For fans who would like to purchase the game via PlayStation Network, we're pleased to finally confirm that - for a limited time - North American PSN purchasers will also receive the exclusive pre-order offerings that we've been promoting for physical reservations of the game:

• Two Unique Costumes with which players can customize their character
• Three Magic Items to aid players in battle:
• Spirits' Flamepike: Shards of the spear provided by Fire spirits. (Attribites: heat) Enables five combo attacks.
• Spirits' Blightstone: Explosive stone provided by the spirits. (Attributes: venom)
• Spirits' Fulgurwood: Root provided by the Thunder spirits. (Attributes: volt) It tracks enemies on the ground and attacks with thunder spell.
• The Japanese voice-over pack. Get it for no added cost during the promotion!





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