Videos: PS JailBreak with Mafia II and Ratchet and Clank PS3

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190w ago - The day simply wouldn't be complete without some new PS JailBreak videos, and today ModchipCentral has shared a few fresh footage which spotlights PS JailBreak with Mafia II and Ratchet and Clank on the PS3 entertainment system.

Both PlayStation 3 titles have been confirmed as working with the PS JailBreak PS3 USB modchip.

Finally, thanks goes out to waleed for the tip, and those interested can check out the PSJailBreak videos below!












 

Sony Announces Mafia II PS3 Demo PlayStation Plus Exclusive

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193w ago - Today SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team has announced that PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to check out an exclusive 24-hour advanced preview of the Mafia II PS3 Demo for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: Okays, listen up ya clowns, we gotta talk a little business over here.

We got an offer all yous wiseguys with your fancy PlayStation Plus subscriptions can't refuse.

See, from tomorrow mornin' we'll be pushin' you the brand new demo for 2K Games' Mafia II through Automatic Downloads - and because we're reasonable guys over here, we're gonna make it available to download right from the PlayStation Store too - just go find it in the PlayStation Plus section, download it, ba da bing, ba da boom, you got yourself a good way to spend some time, ah?

Me and the Capo, Big Mikey, paid those 2K Games guys a visit last week for a little 'hands-on' time with the demo and we think you guys are gonna have yourselves a good time.

There's a little chit-chat, a little shootin'... ah, we don't need to go into all that, you go see for your own self, capische?

Ain't got no Plus subscription? Well why tha heck not? Jamooks! Well, as a personal favour from us...
 

Sony Details Mafia II's PS3-Exclusive DLC: The Betrayal of Jimmy

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193w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared details today on Mafia II's PS3-exclusive DLC dubbed The Betrayal of Jimmy.

To quote: Last month, the name "Jimmy's Vendetta" leaked out, along with a list of PlayStation 3 Trophies that appeared to be from the previously-confirmed PS3-exclusive Mafia II downloadable content.

As it turns out, that DLC will be coming down the line. Before Jimmy can get going on that vendetta - he's got to be double-crossed. That, as it turns out, is the source material for The Betrayal of Jimmy DLC, available at free at launch, exclusively for the PS3 version of Mafia II.

The Betrayal of Jimmy is almost an arcade-style take on the Mafia II experience. The team took the most fun elements from the game: shooting, driving, stealing, etc in a open world, and made it a point-based romp, complete with leaderboards.

It's all about fast cars, blowing stuff up, hitting top speeds, and really taking advantage of the open city. If Mafia II is an expansive story, then The Betrayal of Jimmy is instant gratification.

Unlike in the main Mafia II storyline, you'll rack up points for drifting, high speed...
 

Sony Shares Answers to Mafia II PlayStation 3 Fan Questions

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195w ago - Today Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared answers to several Mafia II PlayStation 3 fan questions, as follows:

Last week I attended a Mafia II preview event, armed with a list of questions you wanted me to investigate.

After speaking with Director of Creative Production Jack Scalici, I left with those answers... and a tommy gun filled with tequila (seriously). Since there isn't enough in there for me to mix margaritas for all of you, I'll just cut straight to the interview.

PlayStation.Blog: Why go with Empire Bay instead of New York City?

Jack Scalici: It's New York, with a little bit of influence of Chicago, with a bit of San Francisco mixed in there. But when you do New York you have to do it right, and it has to be exact, and you'll get some psychopaths on the forums who'll take a map of New York City, and a map of your game and point out everything that you did wrong and bad and why go through that?

And also, if you've ever driven through New York, it's not the most gameplay-driving-friendly city. There are a lot of one way streets, and it's not as much fun as it could be if you were driving around doing 90 mph in a convertable blasting 1950's rock 'n' roll....
 

Video: Mafia II Interview - Hits PlayStation 3 on August 24, 2010

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196w ago - Today Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video interview from E3 2010 spotlighting Mafia II, which hits the PlayStation 3 entertainment system on August 24, 2010.

To quote: The typical "Summer Drought" will soon give way to a flood of holiday titles, and one of the first major titles we'll get our hands on is Mafia II.

Now, as we creep closer to Mafia II's August 24th release date, the extent of the game's PlayStation-exclusive content is becoming clearer; this week, the Trophies for "Jimmy's Vendetta" came to light, and it's looking pretty extensive.

A few weeks ago, Mr. Sid Shuman had a few words with 2K Senior Producer Denby Grace about Mafia II's gritty look and feel, its upcoming demo, and how differs from other games in the genre like GTA (hint: it's *way* different).





Today I'll be attending a Mafia II event where new content will be revealed, and I've got a few more minutes with the developers. We've asked our questions - now what do *you* want to know about Mafia II? Comment now, and we'll have the answers for you on Tuesday.
 







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