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Counterspy: Interview with Creative Director David Nottingham

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2w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton shared an interview with Creative Director David Nottingham today on Counterspy for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita platforms below.

To quote: In just a few weeks' time, on August 20th, you'll be able to play [Register or Login to view links] on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. In case you're not up to speed, it's a larger-than-life spy caper from Dynamighty, a talented new studio with serious pedigree - its ranks include Lucasarts and Pixar alumni.

Counterspy's blend of stylish 2D side scrolling action and full 3D exploration makes for one of the most entertaining digital titles you'll download all year. Not only that it's also one the most stylish and visually interesting games on this year's slate.

We sat down with Creative Director David Nottingham to find out how his small team have combined the game's rich cocktail of influences into such an irresistibly idiosyncratic experience. Read on as David takes us through Dynamighty's sources of inspiration, one-by-one...

1. The digital revolution

Make no mistake, Counterspy is slick, polished and exciting, but it also feels personal and charismatic. That's a delicate balancing act born out of Dynamighty's experience...
 

Rumor: Next PS4 Firmware Update, New Design & System Notification

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2w ago - Today some images surfaced revealing what some are calling the next PS4 Firmware / System Software update details including design and system notification changes.

Below are the details, to quote: New images from the next PS4 system software update has been leaked. The new images showcasing a new design, folders added and the system notification in game.

So, now you can create folders to arrange your games with this new update, Notifications are better and more...

The last PS4 software update was released two weeks ago in July 29, Software update 1.75.

The images sent by our member "CJX36".

From EussNL: PS4 to be released 2.000.000 using newer Webkit 537.73: Mozilla/5.0 (PlayStation 4 2.00) AppleWebKit/537.73 (KHTML like Gecko)

PSVita to be released 3.200.000 still using old Webkit 536.26: Mozilla/5.0 (PlayStation Vita 3.20) AppleWebKit/536.26 (KHTML, like Gecko) Silk/3.2

No newer PS3 FW or newer Webkit seen than 4.600.000: Mozilla/5.0 (PLAYSTATION 3 4.60) AppleWebKit/531.22.8...
 

Video: Spry Fox Announces Road Not Taken is Out Today on PS4

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3w ago - Spry Fox CEO David Edery announced that Road Not Taken is officially out today on PlayStation 4 with details and a PS4 launch trailer video below, as follows:

Hey everyone, I've got a whole lot to say today, but first and foremost: [Register or Login to view links] is available for download on PS4 today!

And hey, we've put together a snazzy launch trailer to whet your appetites:





For PS4 fans who live outside North America: the European PS4 launch is tomorrow, the Asian launch is the 7th, and the Japanese launch is the 20th.

If you don't know much about Road Not Taken, here's the short description: it's a roguelike puzzle game about surviving life's surprises.

It's original, it's devilishly difficult, and it will keep you entertained for dozens of hours with procedurally generated levels that are infinitely replayable and 200 secrets to unlock and master. You can see more videos of the game here.

You can also read our detailed intro/strategy guide to Road Not Taken here. And if you're really curious to learn a whole lot more, you can check out the two years' worth of blog posts...
 

New on PS Plus in August: Road Not Taken, Crysis 3, FEZ & More

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4w ago - Sony PlayStation Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe is here with what's new on PS Plus in August, including Road Not Taken, Crysis 3, FEZ and more below!

To quote: Hi everyone! Summer is in full swing up in the northern hemisphere but that doesn't mean that you need to abandon your consoles in search of the sunshine! As set out below, we have a great selection of goodies lined up for August.





New on PlayStation 4

First up this month comes a beautifully crafted new title from the extremely talented team at Spry Fox. Road Not Taken is a rogue-like puzzle adventure about surviving life's surprises. You play as a ranger adventuring through a vast, unforgiving forest in the aftermath of a brutal winter storm, rescuing children who have lost their way.





Next up, Polytron's highly acclaimed FEZ - a 2D platform puzzle game set in a 3D world where you play as Gomez. When the existence of a mysterious third dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Unearth the mysteries of the past and discover the truth about reality and perception.
 

Spry Fox Announces Road Not Taken Ventures to PS4 on August 5th

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9w ago - Spry Fox CEO David Edery announced today that Road Not Taken ventures to PS4 on August 5th, 2014 alongside a PlayStation 4 video trailer below.

To quote: Hi folks! We're thrilled to announce the official release date of Road Not Taken! It'll be coming to the PlayStation 4 on August 5th, 2014 and the PS Vita later this Fall.

To celebrate this announcement, we've put together a new trailer! This one is a bit, er, unusual. You might need to have lived through the late 80s or 90s to really get it.





If this is your first time reading about Road Not Taken, we've written a ton of blog posts about the game and it's development. Some of our favorite posts are this one about our inspiration for the game and this one about the changes we've made in reaction to playtests.

Lastly, we'd also like to take this opportunity to share some free artwork with everyone, in celebration of our launch date announcement! Our lead artist Brent Kobayashi has whipped up some [Register or Login to view links] to decorate your various and sundry devices.

If you love this art and haven't already done so, check out Brent's [Register or Login to view links]
 
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