14w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's Mia Wall announced that PlayStation Home update v1.75 arrives with love today!
To quote: PS Home will briefly be offline from 8.00am GMT on Wednesday 13th February for routine maintenance. Here's what to expect after the update...
First up, this week sees the arrival of the 1.75 Home client update. Check out details of the patch notes here. We've also made some changes to the layout of the Home Navigator, so it's easier to find the best content and you can directly access stores.
Love is in the air, and a romantic stir has taken over Pier Park. Everything from the full moon to love-themed mini-games help set the mood, including a kissing booth to open only on Valentine's Day, 14th February.
You'll be breaking hearts with the new Lucky Fountain reward. The Hearts Bra will be available just in time for Valentines. Head to The Casino, toss a chip or two into the fountain, and get this reward for this special day!
Digital Leisure have doubled the limit in Craps, so now you can bet 400 chips at once! The stakes are now higher for those who want to feel the rush of rolling the dice.
68w ago - Q Entertainment Producer James Mielke has shared track details on Lumines Electronic Symphony: Q Entertainment's Love Letter to Electronic Music today.
To quote: When we first began work on Lumines Electronic Symphony, we envisioned a game that would take Lumines players through a diverse but unified sampling of electronic music. This would allow us to entertain players and expose them to some amazing music.
With that in mind, we gathered together a diverse array of artists who would collectively compose our "electronic symphony." Below is the full list of artists and songs that will make up the 33-licensed tracks in Lumines Electronic Symphony:
"4 AM" - Kaskade
"Aganju" - Bebel Gilberto
"Always Loved A Film" - Underworld
"Apollo Throwdown" - The Go! Team
"Automatons" - Anything Box
"Autumn Love" - SCSI-9
"Bang Bang Bang" - Mark Ronson & The Business
"Celebrate Our Love" - Howard Jones
"Close (To The Edit)" - Art of Noise
"Disco Infiltrator" - LCD Soundsystem
"Dissolve" - The Chemical Brothers
"Embracing The Future" - B.T.
"Flyin' Hi" - Faithless
"Good Girl" - Benny Benassi
"Gouryella" - Gouryella
"Hey Boy Hey Girl" - The Chemical Brothers
"Higher State of Consciousness" - Wink
97w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has posted up an El Shaddai PS3 video interview today alongside details on the PlayStation 3 title, as follows:
With vibrant colors, buttery-smooth animation, and an uncluttered presentation (no HUD!), El Shaddai is a real head-turner.
The game's premise is as unusual as its visuals are striking. "This is a retelling of the Book of Enoch, part of the Dead Sea Scrolls," Ignition Entertainment's Shane Bettenhausen told me. "It's not meant to be a complete retelling - we've taken some liberties."
Liberties such as mobile phones, designer jeans, and a driving level which would be at home in a TRON or Final Fantasy title. Despite the biblical angle, I wouldn't consider El Shaddai a religious experience any more than I would Bayonetta a treatise on witchcraft. Instead, the source material offers up an interesting story and guides some of the gameplay elements.
"Enoch, as a character in the bible, is immortal," Bettenhausen told me. "He cannot die. So when you die in this game, you always have the chance to come back to life. If you jam on the four buttons that you use to play the game fast enough, you come back to life....
99w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with a 'Love DLC' sale as part of the PSN Game Store updates today.
To quote: Hello again everyone, just a quick sale update for you!
As promised, for the next few days you'll be able to get a great selection of the very best LBP content for 50% off the usual price.
This includes the gameplay enhancing Pirates of the Caribbean and Metal Gear Solid Level Kits, as well of plenty of Classic costume kits from Games, Movies and Comics that you'll also be able to use in LBP2!
Grab them while you can, the sale ends on Wednesday, 6th July!
Bye for now.
Additional PSN Loves DLC SPECIAL OFFERS
(1st July - 6th July)
LittleBigPlanet (also compatible with LBP2) at 50% off!
Metal Gear Solid Level Kit - now - £2.39/€2.99
Metal Gear Solid Costume Kit - now - £2.39/€2.99
Heavy Rain - Costume Kit - now - £2.39/€2.99
Sonic the Hedgehog - Costume Kit - now - £2.39/€2.99
Street Fighter - Costume Kit - now - £2.39/€2.99
ICO and Shadow of the Colossus - Costume Kit - now - £2.39/€2.99
God of War - Level Kit - now - £1.19/€1.49
Patapon Costume - now - £0.79/€0.99
193w ago - Guitar Hero 5 has featured a posthumous Kurt Cobain on their list of characters that are in the game, and apparently not only are other people not happy about it... Courtney Love isn't either, so she is suing Activision.
To quote: In a Twitter tirade for the ages, the former Hole frontwoman announced plans to sue Guitar Hero 5 publisher Activision over the way her late husband was represented in the game, reports The Guardian.
"For the record this Guitar Hero [expletive] is breach of contract on a Bullys part and there will be a proper addressing of this and retraction," she posted on her Twitter account. "WE are going to sue the [expletive] out of Activision we being the Trust the Estate the LLC the various LLCs Cobain Enterprises."
Cobain appears as one of five exclusive in-game artists in Guitar Hero 5, joining the likes of Carlos Santana and Johnny Cash as playable characters.
In particular, Love is incensed over the look of Cobain's avatar, which can be used by gamers to play non-Nirvana songs with Cobain lip-synching along. Love insisted she "never...