129w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared some video footage today previewing The Tester 2 Episode 5, which is now available on PSN.
To quote: Last week's grueling teamwork challenge pushed the cast to their limits and this week, Episode 5 ramps up the pressure with an intense creativity challenge.
With nearly half of the original cast eliminated, the seven remaining gamers are given the opportunity to create a video game concept and actually pitch it to a focus group of real PlayStation testers.
Add to the mix the critical eye of this week's guest panelist, Kotaku reviews editor Michael McWhertor, and you won't want to miss what does down in Episode 5.
Download Episode 5 of "The Tester 2″ from the video side of PlayStation Store and later today on the games side after the update. Or, watch in PlayStation Home starting on Wednesday when the next 'Game Over' shirt is available in The Tester theater.
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159w ago - FuturLab Managing Director James Marsden has revealed today how Flash developers recently became licensed PSP and PS3 video game developers on PSN.
To quote: Today I'm going to spill the beans on how a bunch of Flash developers managed to become licensed to make games for PSP and PS3!
Contrary to popular belief, we didn't have lots of games under our belt; none of us had worked on a commercial video game before, and none of us knew anything about C or C++.
What we did have was a great idea and the naïve enthusiasm to rock up to Sony's Liverpool headquarters and present it in person.
It all started back in 2007 when I'd just finished building our Flash game engine, PRISM. We decided to use the engine to develop an idea I'd had at University. The idea was essentially a game that reaches outside of the console, with characters in the game contacting players through instant messaging, email and telephone calls.
You might have heard of this kind of game, it's called an Alternate Reality Game (or ARG - pronounced A.R.G.).
So we used our engine to build a Flash demo and started...
164w ago - SCEA PR Manager Eric Levine has posted up a MLB The Show Opening Day PS3 trailer video today shawcasing the season's first pitch, as follows:
Opening Day is finally here! The 2010 MLB season debuted last night with Yanks and Sox taking center stage at Fenway, with Boston ultimately edging out New York, 9-7.
For those of you who caught the game, the telecast featured multiple airings of our Joe Mauer/Kevin Butler commercial , as well as other in-game mentions -- just another way to showcase MLB 10: The Show during big moments in baseball.
I'm also happy to report that The Show is still enjoying some great feedback from the media. Just recently SportsIllustrated.com and the Associated Press posted reviews that are worth checking out, and ESPN.com included the game in their Opening Day Gear Guide.