160w ago - Today Sony's Senior Product Marketing Manager Stephanie Yoshimoto has shared with fans details on a chance to become a pro race car driver with GT Academy!
To quote: It's the opportunity of a lifetime for auto enthusiasts and gaming fans!
PlayStation and Polyphony Digital have teamed up with Nissan North America to bring you GT Academy, a competition using Gran Turismo 5 to win the ultimate prize - a chance to become a professional race car driver, starting December 20.
Whether or not you're good enough to become a pro race driver doesn't matter, because all participants will earn free digital content just for playing, as well as an opportunity to earn prizes for winning regional and national time trials.
All participants will compete in a series of GT5 online trials using Nissan cars and will be narrowed down to the top 32 virtual racers in the U.S. They will be invited to compete to become one of 16 GT Academy finalists in the live national finals event in March 2011.
The 16 finalists will compete in a series of challenges, including behind the wheel of real Nissan race cars, for a chance to become a professional race driver as the GT Academy winner. The ultimate GT Academy winner will...
160w ago - Creat Studios Marketing & PR Manager Devon Herrington has confirmed today that SkyFighter is coming to the US PlayStation Network next week alongside sharing a fresh video trailer on the PSN title.
To quote: J Devon here from TikGames-Creat Studios with an exciting announcement I know our fans have been desperately waiting for.
I finally have the pleasure of telling you North Americans all about our latest game, SkyFighter, available for download next week for $9.99 on the PlayStation Network.
If you like the sound of side-scrolling aerial combat, get ready to join the elite SkyFighter airborne squadron! Prepare to defend your country against the hostile enemy fleet. Battle in any conditions–rain or shine, day or night–while mastering your flying skills in a variety of aircrafts.
SkyFighter's fast-paced missions will enlist you to bomb the enemy's equipment and fortifications, shoot down their fighters with your machine guns, and destroy their hostile bombers with your missiles. The action isn't all dogfights, either. Stealth Missions require you to take cover in clouds, avoid search lights and dodge floating air mines....
161w ago - Pelfast Producer John Bates has announced today that new Comet Crash DLC is incoming on PlayStation Network.
To quote: Our debut title, Comet Crash turned the tower defense genre on its head with completely new and exciting gameplay and we're hard at working wrapping up a massive expansion, titled Comet Crash: Bionic Swarm. For those unfamiliar with the original Comet Crash, here's a quick rundown.
Tower defense fans appreciate the simple yet addictive experience of building towers to defend from enemy waves. On the other hand, we at Pelfast love the thrill of a massive offensive rush to demolish an enemy base.
We designed Comet Crash with both of these elements in mind. Finally, you can send massive swarms of your own troops to wreak havoc on the relentless waves of enemies.
Since your last mission at the end of Comet Crash, you have enjoyed peaceful times. But while you have been delighting in the fruits of your latest victory, underground enemy forces have been frantically working to rebuild their defenses. Their technology has expanded and once again they are ready to fight.
Welcome to comets Gaia and Kronos. The swarms are massive and the creatures have morphed into gargantuan monsters. Life is a bit more chaotic...
166w ago - Over the weekend more legal documents surfaced as part of an ongoing effort to extinguish the PS3 JailBreak, and today Examiner.com (linked above) reports that video games and interactive entertainment trade body UKIE welcomes Sony's swift action against PS3 JailBreak modchips.
To quote: SCEE reacted quickly to its becoming available, writing to the companies that advertised and stocked the Break device and advising them to desist in selling the illegal product.
Most companies that were contacted complied immediately and ceased to stock and to sell the product. Court orders were swiftly obtained against those companies that continued to sell the product and they have now also stopped selling the PS3 Break modchips.
UKIE's Director General, Michael Rawlinson, said, "Having our member, SCEE, respond so quickly to prevent the sale of illegal PS3 modification chips shows the commitment that the video games and interactive entertainment industry has to stamping out intellectual property theft.
Intellectual property theft is a hugely damaging crime both to the individuals whose creativity is stolen and to the businesses that make up Britain's video games and interactive...