22w ago - Sony PlayStation Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe has outlined the upcoming PlayStation Plus content updates for January, 2013 today.
Below are the details, to quote: Hello everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the new content that arrived on PlayStation Plus at the beginning of December. As we move through the gift-giving season I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to inform you of all the awesome content changes you can expect in January.
But before that, I wanted to let you know about a great offer that starts today on the PlayStation Store. As soon as the store has been updated, the PS Plus 1 year membership will be available at an incredible 25% off its usual price!
Until 9th January you can get a whole year's subscription for a one-off payment of only £29.99/€37.49. And remember - you can stack your membership so you can treat yourself even if you're an existing member!
Right, onto this month's games. Kicking things off is your lead title for January - BioShock 2, diving into the PlayStation Plus service from 2nd January for four weeks.
23w ago - CCP's Eino Joas has outlined war and profit in DUST 514 for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system today.
Below are the details, to quote: The mercenary life is grand, but how do you put the "profit" into intergalactic warfare for fun and profit?
I mean, we all love to see new places (and blow them up) and meet new people (and blow them up), but you're not just doing this for your health. So let's talk about how DUST 514 rewards your effort.
There are three things you can come away with from a battle: money, skill points, and salvage, and here's how you get them:
ISK is the primary currency in the EVE Universe and a necessity for fighting wars. You will earn ISK from each battle you fight. The size of the reward depends on your contribution and the cost of the battle. Those who contribute more are rewarded handsomely, but all mercs are guaranteed a solid income.
A portion of the reward pool for each battle depends on the value of items destroyed in the battle. If the battle saw countless vehicles and expensive prototype gear destroyed, everyone is in for bigger rewards. ISK rewards are calculated as follows for each participant:
Base rewards: Every mercenary receives basic compensation for each battle they fight....
33w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton has outlined Puppeteer for the PS3 today, which blends the best of of both the East and West!
To quote: In last week's behind the scenes Puppeteer interview, we talked to creator Gavin Moore about the origins of the title and got some lovely insight into what makes a great kids game really sing.
In the second part of the interview, Gavin touched on the game's size, its roots in classic platformers of yesteryear and what the development team's vibrant cultural mix brings to the project.
Read on for more on Sony Japan Studio's tantalizing platformer, and look for a new update on development - penned by Gavin himself - next week.
Fred Dutton, PlayStation.Blog Europe Manager: So, is Puppeteer a Japanese game or a Western game?
Gavin Moore, Puppeteer Creator: It's really interesting actually. I've seen people have arguments in the office about this - "It's Western," "No, it's Japanese" and so on.
The Western people tend to say it's Japanese, and the Japanese people tend to say it's Western. It's a game, guys - it doesn't matter!
But I'd say it's in the middle. Most of the team are Japanese - probably 95%. But obviously, as the director, the guy in charge, with all that Englishness in...
33w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton has outlined the PlayStation Plus October 2012 content for subscribers today.
Below are all the details, to quote: With Autumn well and truly upon us, what better way to shrug off the gathering gloom than by looking forward to a great month of PlayStation Plus content?
And, I hope you agree, it is indeed something of a whopper, with two massive blockbuster games coming to your Instant Game Collection, along with a weird and wonderful PSN platformer from Sega.
First things first, as of tomorrow Plus members get free access to Hell Yeah! Wrath of Dead Rabbit. As should be made evident by the trailer below, it's an absolutely insane side-scroller that sees you step into the shoes of a demonic rabbit hell-bent on vengeance after pictures of him in the shower make it onto the internet. It's been picking up some great reviews - make sure you check it out.
40w ago - Sony Community Coordinator Steven Isbell has made available some fresh videos from Gamescom 2012 today recapping the LittleBigPlanet Karting PS3 and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita news below.
To quote: Gamescom 2012 is currently in progress and LittleBigPlanet is the height of popularity there, thanks to our brand new titles LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and LittleBigPlanet Karting.
To celebrate the occasion, we have a few treats for you!
LittleBigPlanet DLC Costume Cross-Compatibility!
Customization is a BIG part of LittleBigPlanet. Being able to modify your Sackboy or Sackgirl is a way for players to personalize their experience, while also bringing a variety of different franchises and entertainment properties into the LBP universe.
We recognize this and have decided that we can't ask all you LittleBigPlaneteers to fully enjoy the upcoming LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and LittleBigPlanet Karting without an amazing assortment of costumes at your disposal.
So, we're going to let you bring the costumes that you bought for LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2 along with you... at no extra cost!
Not only that, but for any new costumes that take your fancy, you will only ever need to purchase the costume once and you'll have access to it across LittleBigPlanet...