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When Vikings Attack - Ten Tips to Conquer Your Foes on PSN

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90w ago - XDev Associate Producer Neil McPhillips is here with ten tips to conquer your foes on PSN in When Vikings Attack today!

To quote: Hey folks, I'm very pleased to announce that When Vikings Attack! is finally out on PSN today!

It's been a long road for the team getting their first game out on both PS3 and PS Vita at the same time but they've done it without a hitch!

We'd like to take the opportunity now to thank everyone who's taken the time to support us during development, played the game at local events and tweeted nice things about us. We hope you all love the finished product and continue to feed back to us any comments you might have.

Now that it's out, we expect to see many brave citizens battling online, so we've put together our top 10 tips for playing the game. Read them well - they may give you the edge online!

•X to dash and catch - Pressing the X button will make your team perform a speedy dash – essential for avoiding incoming projectiles. If you're a bit more confident, you can dash into an incoming object and snatch it out of the air to quickly return it your opponent! This is a very useful move in heated battles.

•Dash and Bash - As well as being a defensive move, dash can also be used offensively. See an oncoming...
 

Video: New Puzzler Pid is Out Today on PlayStation Network

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90w ago - Might and Delight Lead Programmer Kian Bashiri has announced that new Puzzler Pid is out today on PlayStation Network alongside a fresh video trailer below.

To quote: Hi everyone - Kian here from [Register or Login to view links]! I'm hugely proud to tell you that tomorrow we're releasing our first game, our darling Pid!

Pid is a platforming adventure with a strong retro flavor, a unique puzzle-oriented core mechanic, creatively challenging level design, a cast of charming characters, larger than life boss encounters and tons of secrets - all set in a peculiar alien world to a deliciously jazzy soundtrack.

Don't let the smooth graphics fool you! Having taken a lot of inspiration from classic platformers such as Mega Man, Donkey Kong and Metroid, we hope that your platforming fu is strong. This is a game that will challenge you and charm you at the same time.

How does all this mix together? Our release trailer will explain how:





Simultaneous with the PSN launch is the release of the game's soundtrack, created by Retro Family. Pid's soundtrack is a huge part of the game, so let me hand over to Walle Wahlgren, drummer in Retro Family, for the inspiration...
 

Video: Party with Elvira in The Pinball Arcade Tomorrow on PSN

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91w ago - FarSight Studios Lead Designer Bobby King is here with a new video featuring Elvira in The Pinball Arcade which hits PSN tomorrow.

To quote: Happy Halloween week guys and gals - we've got a special treat for you all! In our on-going quest to re-create as many of the best pinball tables of all time, we were able to get the licenses needed from Bally and the Mistress of the Dark herself, [Register or Login to view links]!

This means Elvira and the Party Monsters will be released in Table Pack 6 tomorrow, and Scared Stiff will be released before too long in Table Pack 7.

Elvira has been super cool to work with. She invited us to part of her Macabre Museum at [Register or Login to view links] last month.

We got to show off the Party Monsters table right along with a real machine. Some of the guys here on the pinball team got to meet her, and she even came over and played our game for a while. She's actually pretty good at pinball!





This is also pretty cool - [Register or Login to view links] just gave us the nod for two of their [Register or Login to view links]
 

PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) 3.55 on PlayStation Network (PSN) Guide

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94w ago - Following up on the previous FckPSN v0.9 updates, today Russian PlayStation 3 user BigFAN has made available a software package and guide on accessing PlayStation Network (PSN) while using PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) 3.55 with details below.

To quote, roughly translated: Today, the user, who wished to remain anonymous, shared instructions for the return of PSN console with firmware 3.55 kastumnymi WARNING! INSTRUCTIONS NOT VERIFIED. All the action is at your OWN RISK! Let's proceed.

Step 1: Download & Install:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (5.77 MB)

Require the availability of Java on your computer, you can download it at java.com Certificate from the archive should be copied to a folder PS3 / dev_blind / data / cert before original certificate. To this folder appeared on record in settings multiman 4.xx should put "Writing to dev_flash", as it is mounted dev_blind.

Next, you need a computer, a router, Sonya, combined into one network. In the settings pleysteyshona expose hands with a computer on the same subnet, the DNS IP write a computer in the network (not the Internet, and home address in...
 

Video: Atari Classic Warlords Reimagined for PSN Today

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94w ago - Atari Senior Director of Digital Strategy and Distribution Todd Shallbetter has announced alongside a video trailer that the classic Warlords is officially reimagined for PSN today.

To quote: [Register or Login to view links], one of Atari's original and celebrated [Register or Login to view links], is launching in updated form for the PlayStation Network today!

I'm sure there are readers out there who've spent many hours in the arcades playing Warlords and other Atari games back in the 80s. With this new PSN version, we wanted to capture all the fast-paced, multiplayer fun that made the original a hit in its day.

But as you'll see, Warlords has been completely overhauled with a new identity for modern consoles, yet we really felt it important to keep it as true to the original as possible. As Nolan Bushnell used to say, Atari games are "simple to play, difficult to master." I think you'll find that to be the case with Warlords.

The core concept of the game remains the same as the original - defend your fortress while attacking others. You can play either cooperatively or competitively, defending your fort from attacks with up to three other players.

Winning requires speed and strategy,...
 
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