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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Coming to PSN August 21, 2012

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106w ago - Valve Software's Brian Levinthal has confirmed today that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is coming to PSN on August 21, 2012.

Below are the details, to quote: Since 1999, [Register or Login to view links] has been the standard-bearer for first-person shooters.

The driving force behind competitive e-sports, Counter-Strike has showcased the talents of the most skilled FPS players around the world. Beginning August 21st, the classic action is available on PSN.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive brings the industry's leading team-based action gameplay and adds new weapons, dramatically improved visual effects, and a skill-based matchmaking system to provide all players with a competitive and engaging experience.

Developing for PlayStation 3 gave us a great opportunity to take advantage of the unique qualities of the platform. For example, we're supporting a wide range of input devices including the PlayStation Move, PlayStation Move sharp shooter, and even keyboard and mouse.

Naturally, support for these devices means that different players in the same match might be using different controllers. Players using mouse and keyboard might end up playing against players using a joystick or motion controls.

Our matchmaking...
 

Global Resistance Update: Strategies & Resistance 3 PS3 Unlocks

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159w ago - Insomniac Games Community Web Developer Tim Salvitti has shared a global Resistance update today, covering both strategies and Resistance 3 PS3 unlocks as follows:

Many of you have probably heard about Global Resistance by now. If you haven't yet, now is the time!

I wanted give you more details about what Global Resistance is as well as explain some of the tweaks we've made since launch (I'm looking at you "guy who stopped playing because the humans always won").

Global Resistance is a massive online strategy game developed by Soap Creative. Here's the official definition: Global Resistance is a free-to-play online strategy game set amidst mankind's final stand in the Resistance universe.

You enlist as a Chimera or Human commander and take over the world to unlock exclusive Resistance 3 multiplayer skins, in-game titles and XP boosters. Customize your base, build and deploy your personal arsenal alongside thousands of other players, or attack your rivals directly in head-to-head skirmishes. But what does all that mean? How do you play Global Resistance?

First, you need to go to [Register or Login to view links] and sign up. Currently you have to use your Facebook login, but soon we will allow for PSN logins as well. Once you have a...
 

Video: Resistance 3 PS3 at Comic-Con 2011: Global Resistance

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161w ago - Insomniac Games Senior Community Manager James Stevenson has shared some video footage today from Comic-Con 2011 spotlighting the Global Resistance online strategy game in Resistance 3 for PS3.

To quote: Greetings from San Diego and the International Comic-Con.

Last night, IGN Editor Colin Moriarty moderated a panel on Resistance 3 featuring Creative Director Marcus Smith, Art Director Grant Hollis, Animation Director Kevin Grow, as well as voice actor Robin Atkin Downes (Joseph Capelli) and Crispin Freeman (Charlie Tent).

The panel covered the Resistance universe, showed some of the new St. Louis footage we debuted on Gametrailers TV last night, and we discussed the St. Louis level, along with its mysterious story implications about Charlie Tent and his ragtag group of rebels.

And from there, we gave the audience a behind the scenes look of the motion- and performance- capture that we used to bring the characters to life in Resistance 3. Since you all couldn't be there with us, check out this highlight video of some of the best moments from the panel.





We also announced a new online strategy game complementing Resistance 3 that will live on [Register or Login to view links].
 

PlayStation Home: FevaArena Goes Global, London Pub Updated

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219w ago - SCEE's Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has revealed that FevaArena is going global alongside London Pub updates this week in PlayStation Home.

To quote: This week we get into the full spirit of the World Cup, opening the doors on the "Global Lounge". In a PlayStationHome first, visitors from all four Home regions will mingle in the same space to discuss the World Cup and partake in games and special events.

Moving on from football, the folks at VeeMee have something special for owners of The London Pub this week. Based on popular feedback from the community when The London Pub was first released in January, the Darts mini-game included in the space will be updated this week - for free! - with an all-new game mode: Killer. Invite your friends to your local to check out this new Darts rules set!

Keen on a disco party? This week we're releasing the perfect disco furniture set from Lockwood! Consisting of the Animated Disco Rig, Laser Light Show stand, large Flashing Disco Floor, and Multi-colour Helium Balloons, and Blue Neon Sofa you'll have all the tools you need to create an amazing light show in your personal space or clubhouse. Not happy with merely lighting up your space? Pick up the glowing yellow shoes or animated glowing equaliser shirt for your avatar!

Finally,...
 

Pirate Bay Acquisition by Global Gaming Factory Starts to Sink

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264w ago - Not long ago it was reported that The Pirate Bay was sold for approximately $8 million USD to the Global Gaming Factory.

According to FastCompany.com (linked above), Global Gaming Factory has failed to acquire the millions of dollars in funding necessary.

Furthermore, [Register or Login to view links] is reporting that Wayne Rosso, the former CEO of Grokster who was involved with Global Gaming Factory recently, said it's unlikely to happen and as a result The Pirate Bay is giving them a week before cancelling the deal.

To quote: "I don't think there's going to be any money raised with GGF's current (lack of) plans," Rosso told TorrentFreak. Besides Rosso and his partners, the people who were supposed to finance the acquisition were also misinformed.

When confronted with the news, a Pirate Bay insider said they would give GGF a week to get insurance from the investors, otherwise the deal is off. Pirate Bay spokesman Peter Sunde told us that he doesn't know what will happen to the Pirate Bay in the future, when the deal is off the table.
 
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