Gran Turismo 6: Birthday Bonus, Red Bull X Challenge, Concept Cars

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12w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan posted up a video today spotlighting a Gran Turismo 6 birthday bonus, Red Bull X challenge, new GT6 concept cars and more below!

To quote: GT fans! For those of you recovering from the release of Toyota FT-1 Concept and most recently the GT documentary, KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide, today's 1.04 Update will surely keep you busy for the rest of the week.

Red Bull X Challenge

The 2nd half of the "Red Bull X Challenge" has been added to the Career Mode. In these new challenges, learn how to drive an authentic Formula car directly from the world champion, Sebastian Vettel. Check out the trailer below.





An alternative version of the "Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo", released on December 2013 as the first Vision Gran Turismo car, is now available. It is possible to obtain the car by participating in the new Seasonal Event, available for a limited time.

The "Corvette Stingray Gran Turismo Concept", a car displayed at the 2013 SEMA show as a part of the collaboration between the Corvette development team and Gran Turismo, is now available in the Dealership in-game. It is also possible to obtain the car by...
 

Video: Sony Wishes a Happy First Birthday to Sound Shapes

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37w ago - Sony's Mark Rabo of the Sound Shapes Team wished a very Happy Birthday to Sound Shapes who turns one this week.

To quote: We're celebrating a big birthday this week - Sound Shapes turns one! At the age when we were wearing diapers and barely crawling, our strange musical platformer has been out in the real world making things happen.

First he came back with some good reviews, then a bunch of awards, and now he's hanging out with thousands of friends making levels. Who knew our little game would be so driven? As parents, it's real nice to see.

During this birthday week we have lots going on, and you're invited to the festivities. Have a look.





Creator Contest

We're holding a level design/jam competition. To participate, create and upload a level highlighting what you love about Sound Shapes and hashtag the title with #BDay. Upload your level by August 19th, 2013. Winners will be announced soon with the launch of the next Milkcrate.

The top six creators will receive a signed, screen printed Sound Shapes poster and will be included in a special 1 Year Anniversary Milkcrate album which will be a permanent part of the Sound Shapes community.

No purchase...
 

Celebrate Twisted Metal's First PS3 Birthday, Series-Spanning Sale

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62w ago - Sony Video Game Designer / Director David Jaffe invites fans to celebrate Twisted Metal's first PS3 birthday with a series-spanning sale today.

Below are the details, as follows: Hey all! I wanted to drop by to help celebrate the one-year anniversary of Twisted Metal for PS3!

"What?!?" I hear you say, "The game's already been out for a year?!?" Indeed it has! Crazy how time flies, huh?

Seems like only yesterday some of y'all were telling me I was an idiot for focusing the new game on three characters versus a larger cast like we did in the earlier TM games. Ah, good times, good times.

But seriously, on behalf of myself and the amazing Twisted Metal teams from Eat Sleep Play and Sony, please allow me to say thanks to all of the Twisted Metal fans who showed up to support this latest explosion of carnage and meaty gameplay.

While our online community is by no means the biggest in gaming, it's so exciting to see that it's very much alive and kicking. It's easy to find games, and new players are hitting the scene each and every week.

We've gone through a number of post-launch tuning passes,...
 

PlayStation Plus Celebrates 1st Birthday with Bonus Months Offer

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147w ago - Today PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen revealed that PlayStation Plus is celebrating its 1st birthday with a limited-time bonus months offer to subscribers.

To quote: We're excited to announce that this week PlayStation Plus celebrates its first birthday!

Over the past year, we've given PlayStation Plus subscribers access to a number of great deals, including free games, huge discounts, full game trials, early beta access as well as additional exclusive features like online game saves and automatic downloads.

To celebrate, for a limited time, we're offering "Birthday Bonus Months" for PlayStation Plus. Starting today, lasting through July 11th, when you purchase a PlayStation Plus 1-year package, you'll get 3 additional months, and gamers who sign up for the 3 month package get 1 additional month.

That's 15 months for the price of 12 (just over $3 per month) or 4 months for the price of 3 (less than $5 per month). There's no better time to sign up for PlayStation Plus and take advantage of these birthday savings!

So just what are the benefits that PlayStation Plus subscribers have gained that you won't want to miss out on? In its first year alone, PlayStation Plus has offered access to:

•More than 50 Free Games
 

Video: The 3rd Birthday Teleports to PSP Today with Dissidia 012

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160w ago - Square Enix Head of Public Relations Sonia Im has shared a video announcing that The 3rd Birthday teleports to PSP today with Dissidia 012 Bonus.

To quote: The 3rd Birthday launches today on UMD and via PSN!

While your PSP may still be hot from Dissidia 012[duodecim] Final Fantasy, you should definitely add The 3rd Birthday to your "play" list.

It has all of the makings of a game that ensures my PSP is rarely idle: Awesome graphics, gameplay that's gets as deep as I want it to be, teleporting ("overdive" system), plus I love games that get the shooting mechanics right on a PSP.

Hope you have as much fun as I predict I will!

A few quick bits of info and then onto the gorgeous launch trailer!





• A true action-RPG hybrid: Resist the Twisted's vicious onslaught in a third-person shooter, with a heavy dose of character progression and customization.
• Strategic gameplay: The new Overdive System gives players a tactical advantage as they make split-second decisions on the battlefield.
• All-star production staff: Including producer Yoshinori Kitase (Final Fantasy series), director...
 











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