Grab Your PlayStation Vita, Free Escape Plan Update is Now Live!

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106w ago - Following up on the previous update, today Fun Bits Interactive Team Lead Chris Millar has announced that the free Escape Plan ppdate is now live for PlayStation Vita owners!

To quote: Today, Escape Plan owners will be happy to see new content popping up on their Vita for download.

The first pack, Bakuki's Lair, is a FREE level pack that adds 19 prequel-puzzle rooms to the adventures of Lil and Laarg. To download the levels, just update the game from Escape Plan's LiveArea directly on your PS Vita.

Fans of Escape Plan have helped push the game into the #1 spot on PSN worldwide, and so we're happy to report that we are improving the experience with a handful of adjustments that were requested directly from gamers.

Players can now squeeze Lil while swiping, front and back taps are more precise, earning stars is just based on time and there are some more hints in sticky situations.

Our plan for Escape Plan is to continue supporting fans and community worldwide by growing the game and updating the title with new features. If you haven't yet picked up Escape Plan, it's available now on PSN for $14.99.
 

Videos: The Pinball Arcade Scores on PS3 and PS Vita Today

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106w ago - FarSight Studios Lead Designer Bobby King has shared some new video footage of The Pinball Arcade, which scores on both the PS3 and PS Vita console today!

To quote: With the PS3 and PS Vita launches of The Pinball Arcade on PSN this week, I thought that I'd share a few more details about our game and offer some general gameplay tips.

The launch tables include one from each of the four major manufactures that we've licensed. Tales of the Arabian Nights (Williams), Ripley€s Believe It or Not (Stern), Theatre of Magic (Bally), and Black Hole (Gottlieb).

Tales and Black Hole were part of the Pinball Hall of Fame games. We've spent a lot of time improving the physics and the graphics of our pinball engine over the past few years, so we feel that they're definitely worthy of updating.

When we first made the Gottlieb collection we gathered references from the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. We took a lot of pictures, recorded the audio with microphones, and took notes on the rules along with gameplay video reference. We actually re-programmed all of the rules from scratch.





That was a huge challenge! Now, we buy all of the tables and take them apart. Plus, we now have a bunch of physics...
 

PS VitaTools v1.04 Arrives, ReadSELF and More Additions Included

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106w ago - Following up on the previous builds, today PlayStation Vita developer deroad has updated PS VitaTools to version 1.04 which includes the addition of ReadSELF among the changes detailed below.

Download: PS VitaTools v1.04 / PS VitaTools v1.04 (Mirror) / GIT

PlayStation VitaTools Changelog:

initial release

  • pkg_reader (unfinished and bugged)

1.00

  • pkg_reader fixed and fully working pupunpack!!

1.01

  • pupunpack has been updated to unpack the PUP inside a folder called: NAME_UPDATE.PUP_0

1.02

  • initial version of unpkg. for now it is NOT able to decrypt pkg. it just extract the main parts.
  • deleted some id on the pupunpack
  • pkg_reader is still unfinished

1.03

  • added security_1 to pupunpack

1.04

  • added readself. it show information about the PlayStation...

 

Video: Zen Pinball 2 Coming Spring 2012 for PS3 and PS Vita

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106w ago - Zen Studios Managing Director Zsolt Kigyossy has shared some video footage today announcing that Zen Pinball 2 is coming in Spring 2012 to PS3 and PS Vita.

To quote: You may have seen the announcement for Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles a few weeks ago, but it just so happens we have something extra special in store for PlayStation fans €" Zen Pinball 2 is on the way, packed full of new features and all sorts of awesome bonuses, and it will release in conjunction with the new Marvel pack!

We have been listening to all of your feedback and have included many, many of your ideas into what is our most advanced and sophisticated pinball platform yet!

There has been strong focus on keeping the community together, bringing all of your pinball tables under one roof, and then connecting the games across PS3 and Vita. If you are a pinball fan, this will be the ultimate pinball experience on PlayStation!





So, how will all of this work if you have purchased Zen Pinball or Marvel Pinball and any DLC? It's going to be super easy! When Zen Pinball 2 releases, you will simply need to download and install a game update, and your game will be updated FREE of...
 

New Sony PS3 and PSN Releases for the Week of April 9, 2012

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106w 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.

PlayStation Network

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.

Developed by newcomer...
 











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