16w ago - Hello Games Managing Director Sean Murray announced today that Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2 is coming to PS Vita in 2014.
To quote: Oh man! It's so good to be back on the PlayStation.Blog! PlayStation is where Joe Danger and our little studio began, so it feels really good to be able to announce that we're bringing Joe Danger and its sequel, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, to PS Vita next year! Our team owes so much to the PlayStation community...
We released Joe Danger on PS3 all the way back in 2010, which seems pretty much like a decade ago now. To us, anyway. Joe Danger was inspired by our love for the fun, colourful, and challenging games that we grew up playing on SNES and Megadrive, and with your help our little fat stuntman gained a load of fans and highscore chasers, which made us incredibly happy (and frustrated with our skills at our own game).
Anyway, the game did well enough to give us a chance to release Joe Danger 2 last year, which was the Joe Danger we had in our heads (before the realities of our little team actually getting it finished got in the way). With loads of vehicles, scenarios and settings, we're incredibly proud of it.
This should all explain why we're so pleased to be able to announce Joe Danger for PS Vita. It's something we've been quietly (but excitedly)...
19w ago - Following in the footsteps of PS3 homebrew applications including OpenPS3FTPSplit, PS3Merge, PS3 Split File and OpenSplit today PlayStation 3 developer Dermy has released a cross-platform PS3 File Splitter and Joiner dubbed MiniSplit with details below.
MiniSplit is a tool for splitting large PS3 game files (> 4294967295 bytes) into .666## files so you can transfer them to a FAT32 formatted device (e.g. an external hard drive). It can also join .666## files back into their original file. It runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Java Runtime Environment 7 is required for MiniSplit to run.
19w ago - Creative Director of External Development Nathan Gary at Santa Monica Studio announced that Journey and The Unfinished Swan bundles are on sale today for $14.99.
Below are the details, to quote: Today, two beautiful games are going on sale together. Journey and The Unfinished Swan are both moving, deeply personal experiences.
They evoke wonder and mystery, and chart new territory in the world of games. Together, they are amazing examples of what makes the PlayStation experience so special, and starting this week, you'll be able to play them both for yourselves for one great price.
Read on for a few words from the creators of these uniquely personal titles.
Journey was a three year labor of love from thatgamecompany, but its true origins began considerably earlier. It started back in 2006 when I was still a student dreaming of making games professionally.
I was playing MMO games for a few years and began yearning for something more from the experience. The notion of an online game where players - actual strangers - would wish to stay close together, to care for and be cared for together, was taking shape. I was looking forward to one day creating an experience where anonymous players were able to develop a real human connection.
27w ago - Sony Junior Product Manager Thaddeus Morse announced that Journey Collector's Edition for PS3 launches on Blu-ray tomorrow.
To quote: For those of you who still haven't experienced Journey, or for those of you that have and want more, I'm excited to say I have good news for you. As we mentioned last month, the Journey Collector's Edition Blu-ray disc will be available to purchase tomorrow.
We've been talking quite a bit with developer thatgamecompany leading up to this launch and Aaron Grommesh, the studio's Community Manager wanted to chime in:
"We're excited that the Journey Collector's Edition will be coming out on disc across the SCEE region. Through the huge support of fans of Journey and some awesome people at Santa Monica Studio and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, this has become a reality.
"This collection contains everything we did for over half a decade and has some great insights and views of the studio throughout the three PSN games and three GameJam games. We hope that you'll treasure this collection, as it's a first of its kind for downloadable games on the PS3."
28w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton shared a video today spotlighting Ashley Johnson bringing Ellie to Life in The Last of Us alongside news that the demo is officially available in God of War: Ascension below.
To quote: As you'll find out in just two weeks' time, Naughty Dog's rabidly-anticipated new survival adventure The Last of Us does a phenomenal job of making you really care about its two protagonists, Joel and Ellie.
Partly through Neil Druckman's nuanced writing, partly through the tactile, reactive gameplay, and partly through the pitch-perfect performances of the voiceover cast, The Last of Us packs an almighty emotional wallop to go with its blockbuster action set-pieces.
It's bar-setting stuff from the Uncharted studio, and these are characters that will resonate with you long after the game's epic conclusion.
To find out a little more about how Naughty Dog pulled it off, we sat down for a quick chat with Ashley Johnson, the young actress bringing world-weary teen Ellie to life.
PlayStation.Blog: How did you first get involved with the project?
Ashley Johnson: My voice-over agent sent me the audition and asked if I'd be interested in doing a video game. She warned me that it was motion capture and that whole...