4w ago - Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel announced a threefold surprise for PS4 owners below today!
To quote: After months of anticipation, we're just a week away from the launch of PlayStation 4 in the United States and Canada. Starting at midnight on November 15th, you'll be able to see for yourself what the future of gaming and entertainment looks like.
The network now expands across a wide array of digital entertainment including incredible multi-player gameplay, availability of full games day and date, streaming movies and TV shows, and a premium cloud-based music service. We are excited to provide those of you in the US and Canada with a special promotional voucher in every PS4 box* that includes:
• $10 Sony Entertainment Network wallet credit for PlayStation Store
• 30-day free PlayStation Plus membership trial**
• 30-day free Music Unlimited service trial**
Out of the box, you can immediately experience everything PlayStation Plus for PS4 has to offer and have access to millions and millions of songs through Music Unlimited.
The $10 credit can be used towards anything in the store including new PS4 launch titles, such as Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty Ghosts, and Killzone Shadow Fall.
7w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements went hands-on today and made available some video footage of old-school shooting with new-school technology in Resogun on the PS4 video gaming system!
To quote: Fire up Resogun, muffle out the world with a pair of killer headphones, and get lost in a flurry of bullets. This is the kind of shooter that demands a gamer's full attention, and it's the kind of demand worth giving in to.
Resogun, which launches alongside PS4 next month and will be included as the first Instant Game Collection title for PlayStation Plus members in North America, marries the joy of chasing high scores with cutting-edge graphics tech.
Like developer Housemarque's other downloadable games (Super Stardust HD, Super Stardust: Delta, Dead Nation), picking up the controls only takes a few minutes. Move with DualShock 4′s left analog stick, fire with the right. Your ship has a boost attack, bombs, and a devastating overdrive attack - all executed with the triggers.
But getting caught up in the pounding, explosive flow of Resogun will inevitably lead to score chasing and an almost meditative state, as bullets coat the screen and explosions churn with the thump of the music. Resogun has killer sound design, which amps up the pace of each level - the perfect...
18w ago - Sony's Guy Richards of Developer Relations announced this weeks PlayStation Store indie PSN deals, which include Sky Fighter, Germinator, Lead and Gold and Worms Crazy Gold with details below.
To quote: Hey everyone, I'm excited to tell you about some more exciting discounts on PlayStation indie games! This round of indie game discounts will run on the PlayStation Store from July 31st till August 14th.
Sky Fighter by Creat Studios, Inc. € 3.99 / £ 3.19 - an additional 10% discount for PS Plus members
Join the elite Sky Fighter airborne squadron and engage the hostile enemy fleet in fast-paced, side-scrolling aerial combat. Sky Fighter has high-polished and eye-catching visuals, alongside a variety of fun single and multiplayer game modes! PS3 Only.
Germinator Bundle by Creat Studios, Inc. € 4.99 / £ 3.99 - an additional 10% discount for PS Plus members
Germinator is one of the most addictive puzzle gaming experiences on PlayStation. Crash germ bubbles into those of the same colour, combine and grow them until they explode in a splattering goop. Join the cleansing battle now on PS3 and PS Vita!
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West by Paradox € 4.99 / £...
30w ago - Ubisoft Community Developer Gabriel Graziani posted up a new video trailer today spotlighting Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag and the golden age of piracy below.
To quote: Every Assassin's Creed game is based in an actual historical setting, with a sense of place and time that provides the backdrop to amazing adventure fraught with peril and political intrigue.
The setting for Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag is no different! Contrary to popular belief, pirates didn't suddenly decide to become a scourge of the seas out of the clear blue sky.
The emergence of piracy was the result of decades of violent and brutal privateering that was not only sanctioned, but also bankrolled by warring naval powers of a size and scope never known before. All of this will have already happened in AC4, so we thought it would be a good idea to bring you up to speed.
The wild, nearly lawless and verdant islands of the West Indies and the towering ships that ruled them present some of the most unique and exciting stories we'd ever encountered, so we couldn't wait to show them to you in AC4.
Behind the tales you've heard, lurking in the shadows of history, the Assassins are always working to ensure that people...
34w ago - Following up on Sony's PS Vita 2.10 and PS Vita 2.11 Firmware updates, today PlayStation Vita hacker The Z shared a way around some of the new limitations and covered putting content into the GAME folder in a video below.
To quote (via wololo): Several people have pointed to me that I shouldn’t talk about “PS Vita hacks” when what I’m really talking about are hacks inside the PSP emulator running on the Vita.
But I’ll have to say in my defense that with each iteration, the PSP emulator on the Vita is going further away from the actual PSP firmware, with its seemingly endless series of security features (that are probably really here to avoid a stupid crash happening on your Vita, but also have the convenient side effect of delaying hacks inside the psp emulator).
Take the recent firmware 2.10 for example. It blocked the possibility to create files or subfolders within the /PSP/GAME folder from within the PSP emulator itself. The Vita system of course can still do it (and needs to do so when you purchase and install a psp...