19w ago - Today a new PlayStation Q&A video (below) has surfaced from Sony confirming that Party Chat will be available on the PS4 without PS Plus and that the friends list can hold up to 2000 friends.
To quote: "Sony has confirmed that you won't need a PS Plus subscription to make use of the PlayStation 4's party chat functionality.
In a new Q&A video, it's been revealed that the new party chat feature will be available to everyone, even if they opt not to subscribe to PlayStation Plus.
At the moment, a PlayStation Plus subscription is needed to the online multiplayer of most titles, though services like Netflix, party chat, and free-to-play games like DC Universe Online will be available without it.
Additionally, the video also confirms that PlayStation 4 friends lists will be capped at 2,000 people, DualShock 3 controllers won't work with the PS4 while the PlayStation Move will, and your PSN avatar and username will carry over to PlayStation 4 along with a host of privacy options.
One of the biggest concerns fans have raised about the PlayStation 4 is just how many features will be accessible without owning a PS Plus account."
78w ago - Ubisoft EMEA Digital Marketing Manager Yannick Myrtil has announced news today that Babel Rising is hitting PSN with details below!
To quote: Here at Ubisoft we love digital games. As you might have noticed we worked hard in bringing you innovative downloadable games lately, and we'll keep on doing it, next with Babel Rising on PSN!
Babel Rising is a game that lets you play as a God using your powers to prevent humans from building the tower of Babel. You can hurl bolts of lightning, cause massive earthquakes, or unleash gigantic floods upon the Babylonians.
For those of you familiar with the successful and critically-acclaimed smartphone game, know that this 3D version adds a new depth to its gameplay with 3D graphics and motion control.
Also, for PS+ members we have an exclusive offer with the Sky's the Limit pack!
This exclusive pack brings you even more towers to destroy & new enemies to defeat!
Humans are defying you once more! Embody a vengeful god and get it over with the waves of heretics who try to build two new towers. Let's unleash your mighty powers and confront new vicious types of units in exciting exclusive levels.
225w ago - Online retailer Amazon.com has now instituted a purchase limit policy for PlayStation 3 Slim consoles, allowing just ONE per household or you could risk getting your account closed.
To quote: PlayStation 3 120 GB Purchase Policy
As you may know, the PlayStation 3 120 GB is in great demand, and there are shortages of this product across the U.S. In an effort to provide as many customers as possible with the opportunity to purchase PlayStation 3 120 GB, we are limiting the total number of PlayStation 3 120 GB units that can be purchased. As a result, each household may only purchase one PlayStation 3 120 GB unit.
Failure to comply with this policy will result in account actions including, but not limited to:
• Cancellation of all outstanding orders, including PlayStation 3 120 GB orders and other orders.
• Closure of the offending customer account and related accounts, including:
• The customer account used for making purchases and selling items on Amazon.com Seller accounts
• Any international accounts at Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de,...
275w ago - When any totally new gaming platform reaches developers for the first time they are at the bottom of a learning curve. Not only that, they are usually in a big hurry to get a game out as soon as possible after the platform launches. So early games on a new platform are usually little better than the best games on the previous generation platform.
As time passes the developer climbs up the learning curve. How fast this happens depends a lot on the complexity of the platform's architecture and the availability of good engines, tools and libraries. The Microsoft Xbox 360 has a relatively straightforward system architecture and has had very good development tools from very early in the availability of dev kits.
So we would expect developers to be getting close to optimum performance out of it fairly quickly. And this has been borne out by it delivering superior performance in virtually every cross platform game so far. But has the top of the learning curve been reached?
Rod Fergusson is franchise senior producer for Gears of War at Epic games and has just given an in-depth interview for Gamasutra.
Interestingly he says: "...with the two to three more years of optimization that we've...
290w ago - Namco Bandai has released a new video gameplay for there upcoming game DragonBall Z: Burst Limit. There isn't much I can't tell you (other than the fact its the final fight between Goku vs Frieza), you're just going to check out the video for yourself.
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is complete with online battles, 3D graphic, enhanced playable characters, realistic battle stages, and much more. The story takes place from beginning of the Saiyan Saga to the end of the Cell Saga.
The video game based off the popular anime show Dragon Ball Z, the game is releasing for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.