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VooFoo Studios: Pure Chess Out Tomorrow for PS3 and PS Vita

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112w ago - VooFoo Studios Game Designer Tam Finlay has announced today that Pure Chess will be out tomorrow for both PS3 and PS Vita platforms with details below.

To quote: Enough with shooting people in the face. Instead, how about a game that requires mental agility, smart reactions and tactical planning while also bringing you an air of sophistication?

That is exactly what we set out to achieve with [Register or Login to view links], which brings the beauty and intellectual depth of one of the world's oldest, and greatest games to PS Vita and PS3 tomorrow.

If you've never played chess before, Pure Chess will teach you everything you need to know from basics to advanced techniques. If you think of yourself as a bit of a chess master, match your wits against our AI. There are 10 difficulty levels to choose from, and a chess Grandmaster verified the top levels.

It's great fun trying to improve your skills against the finely tuned AI, but winning against your friends and family is even sweeter!

So for those of you who feel like flexing your chess prowess against others, you can take on another player in a local two-player game or challenge your PSN friends to an asynchronous Play by Mail game.

This means you don't need to set aside a big...
 

New PS3, PS Vita and PSN Releases for the Week of May 28, 2012

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112w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with details on the new PS3, PS Vita and PSN releases for the coming week today, as follows:

As National Guardsman Tom Riley, you're about to come face to face with the brutal Chimeran invasion force in the blistering shooter built from the ground up for the PS Vita.

The latest installment in the  Resistance franchise focuses on an all-new mission that parallels and complements the existing Resistance storyline, as Tom Riley rises from an everyday hero to a legend of the Resistance.

Batman: Arkham City The Game of the Year Edition for PS3, includes Harley Quinn's Revenge. Now more dangerous than ever and leading a homicidal gang of her own, she is hell-bent on taking revenge against the Dark Knight. 

Bonus content includes: Catwoman Pack, Robin Bundle Pack, Nightwing Bundle Pack, Arkham City Skins Pack and Challenge Map Pack. Also, the anticipated PS Vita title Gravity Rush, receives the demo treatment. Enjoy the gravity bending experience on this week's The Drop.

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Resistance: Burning Skies (Also on PSN) - Resistance: Burning Skies is a unique Resistance experience developed specifically for PS Vita that takes full advantage of the system's dual analog...
 

Video: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Sneaking on PS Vita Demo

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113w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a demo video today of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time for the PS Vita handheld console below.

To quote: You've probably seen the news: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time doesn't just mark Sly Cooper's first full-length adventure on the PS3 - it'll be his first appearance on PlayStation Vita as well.

We invited Thieves in Time's Lead Designer Matt Kraemer and Sanzaru CEO Glen Egan into the studio for a deep conversation about bringing Sly, Murray, Carmelita, and the gang to PS3 and PS Vita in yesterday's edition of the PlayStation Blogcast (click [Register or Login to view links] to listen). But maybe you just wanna see what Sly looks like on PS Vita. We understand.

So here's a video of Egan demoing some of the PS Vita-specific features you'll find when Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time drops this Fall:





We'll show you more of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time on our PlayStation E3 Livestream, starting Monday, June 4th at 5:30 pm Pacific/8:30 pm Eastern.
 

Rumor: Sony to Unveil Cloud Gaming for PS3 and PS Vita at E3 2012

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113w ago - Today VG247.com (linked above) reports that according to a rumor Sony is expected to unveil cloud gaming for PS3, PS Vita and other PlayStation branded devices at E3 2012.

Although further details are scarce at the moment, the potential cloud gaming deal is likely to be with either Gaikai or OnLive allowing streamed games on PlayStation branded hardware.

To quote: "VG247 has learned that Sony is to announce a cloud gaming deal with either Gaikai or OnLive at E3, apparently allowing streamed games on PlayStation hardware.

Details are light, but the news expected to be announced in the Sony press conference on June 4."

For those curious, this year's E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) will be held from June 5-7, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention center.


 

Video: Prepare Yourself for When Vikings Attack on PS3 & PS Vita

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113w ago - XDev Associate Producer Neil McPhillips has shared some fresh video footage today of When Vikings Attack, which is coming to both PS3 and PS Vita consoles with cross-play support!

To quote: Hey folks, I'm here today to announce a new PSN title coming this year! I'm very excited to introduce When Vikings Attack for PS3 and PS Vita.

In this all-action fighting adventure, a battalion of Viking invaders, 1200 years late to the party, are causing havoc in your town.

Imagine getting together a posse of local citizens: a construction worker, a butcher, a policeman, a pastor, and a schoolboy, then ripping up a phone booth or picking up a car,and hurling it at the advancing Viking hordes. That's the sort of crazy action you can expect in this totally new and original PSN title for PS3 and PS Vita.

Grab whatever you can and get ready to do battle!





Featuring both adventure and Versus gameplay modes that can be played with one to four players, the game has been winning fans within the walls of PlayStation with its manic, quick-fire gameplay ever since it came into being.

Did I mention that it's also a full cross play/save/buy title? So all gameplay modes can be played between PS...
 
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