142w ago - Zipper Interactive Sr Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has outlined the SOCOM 4 PlayStation Plus PS3 Beta game types and play schedule today for fans, as follows:
Our first week of private beta testing for SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs has been incredibly helpful.
Though the participants were limited to the "invite only" crowd, their feedback has been phenomenal – with tens of thousands of posts filled with opinions, suggestions, comments and more pouring into our beta forum.
Starting today, it's time for PlayStation Plus members to get their turn as they join the existing testers for the next phase of our pre-release examination. Though similar to last week's schedule, this week's agenda is a bit different.
Here's what game types you can expect to see starting today:
• Tuesday (3/22) - Suppression, Classic Suppression, Scrum (Custom), Community Day Classic (Custom)
147w ago - Following up on our earlier GT5 article spotlighting remote racing, the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 update version 1.06 is now live and the complete changes are detailed below from the official site.
To quote: GT5 PlayStation 3 Update Notice (1.06)
An update to Gran Turismo 5 has been released. The contents are as follows:
[Major Changes and New Features]
[Remote Races] have been added to the bottom left of the [GT Mode] - [Community] screen.
Here you can start a fully automated B-Spec race using yours and your friends' "My Drivers", and gain rewards and experience from it.
For details please see section 8-4 [Remote Races] in the [Manual] accessible from the main menu, and also the new "Remote Race" page on gran-tursimo.com, under the GT5 product information section.
・Remote Racing from a Web Browser
In [Remote Races], you can visit the official "gran-turismo.com" website using a web browser, and remotely control your PS3Â® at home. You can start races, monitor its progress and check results from the website. This is a new playing style allowing you to play Gran Turismo anywhere.
159w ago - Big Sandwich Games Design Director Tyler Sigman has announced news of a new Hoard patch coming to PSN alongside a video trailer and free new level details today, as follows:
It's been just over two weeks since HOARD released, and thousands of gamers have been getting their flame on while toasting villages, incinerating knights, crisping thieves, and kidnapping the occasional princess!
Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, with many surprised at just how addictive and deep the dragon "stratecade" (strategy arcade) experience is.
However, the game was not entirely without its rough edges, and there are a few issues we've been monitoring which need a little tweaking.
Your feedback at HOARDgame.com has been very important to us, and we're happy to confirm that we'll be addressing most of those issues in an upcoming patch!
The patch will include:
• Eye Strain Begone – We'll be increasing tutorial and badge text size for less squintyness. 20/10 vision no longer required!
• Lasting Friendship – The multiplayer lobby will now be persistent. After finishing a game, you'll return to the game setup lobby so you can easily play again with...
163w ago - Today Sony Product Marketing Manager TJ Consunji has shared details on the Killzone 3 Helghast Edition and PS3 pre-order bonuses.
To quote: On February 22, 2011, Killzone 3 will storm store shelves in more ways than one. Killzone 3 will be available in a limited Helghast Edition as well as the standard edition.
The Killzone 3 Helghast Edition ($129.99) is a must-have for the fans. This one-of-a-kind set features a collectible replica of a Helghast Helmet containing an art book, Super Voucher (see below for contents) and the Killzone 3 game with bonus content. Also included is an exclusive Cloaking Helghast Marksman action figure created by DC Unlimited, that will not be sold anywhere else.
• Authentic Helghast Helmet replica opens to reveal art book, Super Voucher and Killzone 3 game.
• Exclusive Cloaking Helghast Marksman action figure is 6.5" tall with multiple articulation points and will not be sold at retail
• Includes bonus video content giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the game.
• Exclusive art book featuring imagery from the Killzone universe
Super Voucher includes:
• Killzone 3 soundtrack and PS3 Dynamic Theme
163w ago - LucasArts Producer Brett Rector has confirmed that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II hits PS3 Tuesday and detailed some of the video game's enhancements today.
To quote: One of the most exciting days for a video-game developer is release day, and for those of us who worked on Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2, October 26th, 2010 is our day.
It's one we've been building up to since the release of the original Star Wars: The Force Unleashed back in 2008. Starkiller has returned as the game's protagonist, and he's more bad-ass than ever.
But is he really Starkiller? If you played the first game then you know he sacrificed himself to save key members of the Rebellion he helped start. So how is it possible that Starkiller is alive?
Not one to stay idle, Darth Vader has been doing some tinkering in a secret laboratory on Kamino, the cloning planet from Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones. I think you can see where I'm going with this.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is all about a personal journey, one where you attempt to unravel the mystery behind whether Starkiller's a clone or not. The first game was all about redemption; the second is about identity and searching for the truth....