85w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with the new PS3, PS Vita and PSN releases for the coming week today, as follows:
Taking advantage of some of PS Vita's unique hardware features and bringing exclusive content, Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention brings two new characters, new story chapters and quests, new bosses, and new unique GPS positioning functionality.
Also on PS Vita as a PSN release, StarDrone Extreme puts you in the pilot seat of an always-in-motion spaceship through 60 diverse cosmic environments, where you're tasked to survive, destroy, and collect items.
Dropping this week in the form of a full PS3 digital download is Dead Rising 2: Off The Record, which sees Willamette survivor and photojournalist Frank West take center stage as players experience a very different interpretation of events in this re-imagining of the Fortune City outbreak. Enjoy this week's The Drop.
Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (Also on PSN) - Disgaea 3 is a sequel to Disgaea, a hardcore, turn-based strategy RPG. The game follows the exploits of Mao, the most honored student at Evil Academy, a school where the tardiest, laziest, and rudest demons receive the highest marks.
86w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with the new US PSN release updates for this week today, as follows:
The higly anticpated 2D fighter Skullgirls is now available to download on the PlayStation Store!
A fast-paced, 2D fighting game developed with the tournament fighting game community in mind, Skullgirls draws on the best features the genre has to offer and is designed to be a tournament-grade fighter while remaining approachable and engaging for the casual player. Don't forget there is a demo available as well.
Other big beats dropping this week are World Gone Sour and sweet new GTA content. If you need a sugar fix, you'll want to check out World Gone Sour. Assume the role of a lost piece of candy destined to find its way to the ultimate goal: your stomach!
On the other hand, if you missed out on the critically acclaimed Add-ons to Grand Theft Auto IV, you can now download them as the PS3 Full Game section sees the release of Grand Theft Auto IV Episodes From Liberty City. PlayStation Plus subscribers can pick up this content for the great price of $11.99 for this week only.
The Pinball Arcade is out now on the PlayStation Store . PS3 and PS Vita owners take note: when you purchase the PS3 version, you get the PS Vita version bundled along...
86w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with the new Sony PS3 and PSN releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:
Leave your quarters at home or take them on the go when playing your favorite pinball machine for the zillionth time, or discover an acclaimed pinball classic for the first time, with The Pinball Arcade.
Its also equipped with the added bonus of "Cross Purchase," you can buy the PS Vita version and get the PS3 version for free, and vice versa.
The cast of long-awaited 2D fighter Skullgirls prepare to pummel PSN players, the Sour Patch Kids make their platformer debut in World Gone Sour, and match-3 goes free-to-play with Treasures of Montezuma Blitz for PS Vita.
Enjoy this week's The Drop.
Skullgirls - Set in the Canopy Kingdom, Skullgirls tells the tale of eight female warriors as they fight to reclaim a wish-granting artifact known as the "Skull Heart" from the monstrous Skullgirl.
As legend has it, every seven years this enigmatic Skull Heart grants a wish to a young woman... but this power can come at a terrible price. If her heart is impure, her wish will be twisted and she herself will be transformed into a Skullgirl.
87w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with the new PS3 and PSN releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:
While taping episode 018 of PlayStation Blogcast, I learned that the Devil May Cry HD Collection was confirmed for release this week.
Luckily for you Blogcast listeners, Nick edited out the full minute of joyful squealing that ensued - we need those ears for future episodes!
So yes, I'll be happy to see Devil May Cry: HD Collection come to PS3 this week on a single Blu-ray Disc.
On PSN, the vast and toxic environments of a post-apocalyptic Earth are your primary adversary as you fight to survive in I Am Alive.
You'll also get a front-row ticket to PSN multiplayer car combat with Wheels of Destruction: World Tour. Enjoy this week's The Drop.
Devil May Cry: HD Collection - This action-packed set chronicles the complete adventures of Dante, the world's toughest demon slayer, with Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition.
88w ago - Following up on his previous PS Vita developments, today PlayStation Vita hacker Davee reports that he has discovered Sony's sceKermit driver which is a communication interface for the included PSP emulator.
To quote from his blog (linked above): "Turns out he's not just a green frog! So, I've been throwing this word around recently and it's probably about time I explain. Kermit, either a protocol or perhaps a funny name (see KIRK/SPOCK) is a communication interface for the PSP emu. Specifically it allows the PSP to talk to the host.
Now, I can tell there aren't as many developers here, so I'll try to simplify for the curious minds but this stuff is pretty complicated. I'll only explain the API in detail as the lower level still need a little bit of clearing up, but here goes.
Ok, Kermit is here so that the emu can communicate to the host to share resources and other vitality. Perhaps the primary reason is that of hardware; the PSP emu is excluded from many hardware devices. So kermit sets in and allows the system to talk to the vita in order to use the hardware. Blabbering aside, this is the hardware that kermit seems to be responsible for: