Llamasoft: TxK Out Today: The History, Development and Gameplay

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10w ago - Llamasoft Founder Jeff Minter confirmed that TxK is out today on PS Vita, with details on the title's history, development and PlayStation Vita gameplay below.

To quote: TxK is the latest in a particular genre of arcade-style shooters which can be described as "neo-retro".

These games are characterised by gameplay inspired by arcade games of old, but take advantage of modern hardware to provide graphics and audio that far surpass anything that was possible back in ancient times.

Often they take as inspiration some aspect of an older display style and, through modern graphics hardware and techniques, seek to create an experience that is evocative of its ancestry but far nicer-looking.

You've all seen games like "Geometry Wars", where the enemies and player characters are made of glowing lines.

These line-based displays go back to an old, obsolete yet beautiful display technology that was used in the arcades, called "vector graphics".

Back then it was not possible to generate pixel-based displays that had a high resolution, and as a result images in games tended to look blocky, as if made out of bricks. "Vector graphics" was a different way of driving a graphics display, causing...
 

Video: Bid for Greatness Opens, Own a Piece of PlayStation History

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39w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman announced today alongside a video that Bid for Greatness has opened, and he is encouraging fans to own a piece of PlayStation history!

To quote: You know that Greatness Awaits, but did you know that you can bid on it?

Today sees the launch of BidForGreatness.com, a one-of-a-kind auction house showcasing ultra-rare PlayStation memorabilia seen in PlayStation's Greatness Awaits brand film during E3. If you win a bid, you'll be the owner of an exclusive, real-life piece of PlayStation history.

Here's how it works: You'll log into BidForGreatness.com using your PSN ID. The site will tally all of your hard-earned Gold Trophies, and you'll use them to bid on 15 unique items (don't worry, you'll keep the actual Trophies associated with your PSN ID).

You'll bid on the items you want using Gold Trophies and skip the ones you don't. Each day will see a new item go up for bid for just 24 hours, so be sure to check back often!

Of course, you'll want to think strategically. Spend all your Gold Trophies in one shot to try and score your dream item, or split your proceeds and go for several? The choice is yours. And the best part is, if you're short...
 

PS3 PSN / SEN Enabler & Disabler, Clear History PSN Stealth Mod Out

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94w ago - Following up on FckPSN and the PS3ITA PSoN packages for PS3 Custom Firmware users, today ARCH has made available a PS3 PSN / SEN Enabler & Disabler along with a Clear History PSN Stealth Mod version with details below to re-enable PlayStation Network access.

Download: PS3 PSN / SEN Enabler and Disabler / PS3 PSN / SEN Enabler and Disabler (Mirror) / PS3 PSN / SEN Enabler and Disabler (Mirror #2) / Pack PSN SEN Activator / Desactivator by ARCH (Mirror #3) / PS3 Clear History PSN Stealth Version Mod

To quote, roughly translated: PS3 PSN / SEN Enabler and Disabler

Here's a Mod homebrew "version spoofer enabler / disabler 9.99" (creator Evilnat) that allows...
 

Video: One Bullet Can Change History in Sniper Elite V2 on PS3

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106w ago - Rebellion Senior Producer Steve Hart has shared a video today demonstrating how one bullet can change history in Sniper Elite V2 on PS3.

To quote: It's been seven years since the first Sniper Elite came out, so it's a really exciting time for us this week - we'll be showing gamers how amazing the reboot is shaping up in the demo we're releasing on the PlayStation Store.

All the previews for the game have been immense and the media have really been loving it and understanding what we've tried to do. It's only fair that gamers now get the chance to play, ahead of the full game's launch on May 4th.

The game definitely isn't 'run and gun', it's much more of a thinking man's shooter. You literally don't know what's around the next corner, so you have to think ahead and live by the mantra - Observe. Plan. Execute.





The demo is of a level early in the game where you have to hijack an armored convoy and assassinate a leading V2 rocket engine specialist. We really want people to experiment with the different ways you can play through the level.

It's not always about shooting - sometimes it's more advantageous to slip by unnoticed. Rather than take out one soldier...
 

Video: Ubisoft on Michael Jackson The Experience for PS Vita

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116w ago - Ubisoft PR Specialist Alex Monney is here with a video peek at reliving pop history this weekend with Michael Jackson The Experience for the PlayStation Vita handheld.

To quote: I started at Ubisoft around the time that we launched the first iterations of Michael Jackson The Experience.

Being a longtime fan of the King of Pop, I always hoped that I could experience the game on the road. With Michael Jackson The Experience coming to PS Vita on February 14th, my wish has been granted!

In Michael Jackson The Experience, you'll experience the King of Pop's chart-topping tracks as you draw shapes and tap on both of PS Vita's multi touch pads to the beat and choreography of the Michael Jackson avatar.

You'll play through 15 HD scenes inspired by Michael Jackson's iconic music videos and short films, including "Smooth Criminal", "Thriller", "Remember the Time" and many more, all with high-definition quality graphics.

Master each of those performances and unlock collectibles and rewards, including alternative outfits and special effects....
 







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