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Dead Rising 2: Psycho, Ninja, Sports, Soldier DLC Coming to PSN

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198w ago - Senior Producer Josh Bridge has revealed today that Dead Rising 2: Psycho, Ninja, Sports, and Soldier DLC are all coming soon to PSN.

To quote: As a huge zombie lover, I am really pumped to see us able to get Dead Rising series out to PS3 owners. Everyone deserves the right to slice a zombie in two!

Developing the game for the PS3 was something that we started right at the beginning of our development process. We are not fans of porting, and wanted to be sure that we maximized the PS3's capabilities.

Our development tools allow us to be platform agnostic while at the same time maximize the power of the Cell processor. The zombies are handled by the SPUs, allowing us to throw tons of them onscreen while still managing their movement and AI.

We also have have lots of cool processing effects going, something that was also made possible by the PS3′s SPUs.

We have tons of stuff to mess around with in Dead Rising 2, and having a huge amount of disc space to use really allowed us to get everything we wanted into the game. Installing the game definitely speeds up load times, something that made developing for the PS3 a great experience.

We also have some cool DLC coming up that we got a kick out of making. We really liked the idea of customizing Chuck,...
 

Video: Swords & Soldiers is Coming Soon to PlayStation Network

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200w ago - Ronimo Games Co-Founder and Game Designer Fabian Akker has posted up a video announcement today confirming that Swords & Soldiers is coming soon to PlayStation Network.

To quote: I'm here to tell you about our upcoming PlayStation Network game: [Register or Login to view links]!

Swords & Soldiers is a side scrolling real time strategy game, in which three unique factions battle each other: the brutal Vikings, the devious Aztecs and the cunning Chinese, across 30 missions to reach a giant pepper.

Each faction has their own reasons to chase after this giant pepper. The Vikings want epic BBQ sauce, the Chinese child emperor wants the pepper's mind-bending powers and the Aztecs are trying to keep it so they can win the annual vegetable growing contest! During their campaigns you'll also unlock some leader board-enabled challenge modes to give you some more room to show off your skills.





We're also really excited to present a 3-D mode for Swords & Soldiers so that everyone can experience the game in another dimension.

So, a side scrolling strategy game, how does that work? Well basically it plays like a mix between an RTS and a fighting game. You build units and cast spells...
 

Videos: PlayStation Moving Into Your Home Soon on PS3

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202w ago - Sony Senior Vice President Peter Dille of Marketing & PlayStation Network has revealed today alongside some fresh videos that PlayStation Move will be hitting homes in North America soon.

To quote: This is a particularly special week for the PlayStation brand. Today, we're celebrating the 15th anniversary of PlayStation in North America.

As someone who was here at SCEA on 9/9/95, I can honestly say that the same enthusiasm and commitment to delivering great entertainment still drives the brand forward.

Which brings me to why this next week will also be special - the launch of one of the most exciting new products of the year: PlayStation Move.

We've been gearing up for the big launch of PlayStation Move in stores across North America next week and over the course of the next few months you'll be hearing quite a bit about PlayStation Move on your TVs, online, at your favorite PlayStation retailer, at your local mall and on some of your favorite products.

Beginning next week "PlayStation Move Headquarters" stores will come to San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago and a larger scale mall tour will debut in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, DC and Chicago.

We'll have our team of Move experts...
 

Rumor: LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 Beta is Coming Soon

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205w ago - Just over a week ago Sony unveiled a new LittleBigPlanet 2 PlayStation 3 Adventure trailer, and today LBPCentral.com (linked above) reports that the LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 Beta is coming soon to fans.

Additionally, [Register or Login to view links] also states the LittleBigPlanet 2 Beta is incoming, and there is now a LBP2 forum [Register or Login to view links] you can log into if you are already in the LBP Beta.

To quote: "There will be an LBP2 beta soon. We will have some more news on how we will recruit for this beta soon, but in the mean time I wanted to drop in and say that you will all be in with a chance to get in.

If you are already in the beta group, you will automatically be in, and the forum has now been re-opened, so come along and say hi."
 

Top Gun for PS3 Detailed, Coming Soon on PlayStation Store

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205w ago - DoubleSix Senior Games Designer Ollie Barder has expanded on Top Gun PS3 details today, and stated it is coming soon to Sony's PlayStation Store.

To quote: Hello again! Since I spoke here last, the studio has been really busy with Top Gun - a new air combat game for the PlayStation Network based on the classic 80's film.

Needless to say it's been a lot of fun making this, as screeching across a blue sky in a F-14 Tomcat never gets old.

For those curious as to how we've tackled the game we went down a more arcade focused route for air combat, more so than other games in the genre. So instead of having to micromanage finite ammunition, stalling and the vagaries of an overly complex flight model, we've streamlined all that down and removed as many restrictions as we possibly could.





The reasoning behind this was so that the player would be able to focus on just enjoying the combat and shooting down planes with either guns or missiles. This means things like your health replenishes over time and your guns won't ever overheat. We wanted to give people the freedom to fly through a blue sky and basically get to feel...
 
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