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Video: FuturLab Introduces Coconut Dodge for PS3 / PSP on PSN

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225w ago - Today FuturLab's Managing Director James Marsden has introduced Coconut Dodge, which will be hitting PSN soon for both PS3 and PSP.

To quote: Over the next few weeks I am going to be sharing our story about how a bunch of ambitious Flash developers became licensed to make games for PlayStation, and how we've made the move from Flash to PSP!

First of all, let me give you an overview of our upcoming PSP and PS3 minis game, [Register or Login to view links], due for exclusive release on PlayStation Store in May.

GAME PLAY

Coconut Dodge is a hypnotically addictive arcade game in which a player must dodge falling coconuts, weave through airborne mazes and play beach ball keepy-uppy to collect giant shiny treasures. As you can see from the video, the game starts quite easy and gradually ramps up to insane levels of coco-bullet action!





RACE MECHANICS

What makes the game so addictive is the combination of the predictable mazes and the random coconuts and beach balls. It makes the experience similar to a racing game, where the first few attempts at a new track are difficult, but once you've learnt the track, you can hone your movements to perfection whilst confidently dealing...
 

Sony Introduces New Terms of Service and User Agreement

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226w ago - With the PS3 Firmware 3.30 update, Sony has [Register or Login to view links] a new Terms Of Service and User Agreement - Version 6.0 (April 21, 2010).

The most interesting is paragraph 11, to cite:

11. MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADES

From time to time, it may become necessary for SCEA to provide certain content to you to ensure that Sony Online Services and content offered through Sony Online Services, your PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system or other SCEA-authorized hardware is functioning properly in accordance with SCEA guidelines.

Some content may be provided automatically without notice when you sign in. Such content may include automatic updates or upgrades which may change your current operating system, cause a loss of data or content or cause a loss of functionalities or utilities.

Such upgrades or updates may be provided for system software for your PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, or other SCEA-authorized hardware. Access or use to...
 

Video: Sony Introduces Episode 2 of FirstPlay on PS3 via PSN

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227w ago - Sony FirstPlay Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared a video preview of Episode 2 today, which will be hitting PS3 via PSN this week.

To quote: First of all I'd like to say a massive thanks to everyone who tried Episode 1 last week, and for all the feedback we've received.

The response was overwhelmingly positive, and as we learn what all the shiny FirstPlay knobs and buttons do, it'll only get better from here.

And just to prove it, episode 002 will be up on the [Register or Login to view links] from this Thursday (15th), featuring a review of Super Street Fighter IV alongside previews of explosive racer [Register or Login to view links] and dog 'em up Dead To Rights: Retribution.

We've also got another packed set of Network Highlights - including a countdown of your best FIFA goals - and a first look at Shinji Mikami's new shooter Vanquish in our screenshot galleries.





This all comes at our regular, cheaper-than-a-posh-packet-of-biscuits price of 99p (or £8.99 for a 90-day subscription). And to make the deal even sweeter, this week we're giving away a full minis game worth £2.49. Not...
 

Ubisoft Introduces Splinter Cell: Conviction Match Service Today

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227w ago - Ubisoft have introduced a new service today for the title Splinter Cell: Conviction dubbed Splinter Cell Match.

Available at [Register or Login to view links], it allows you to track your gaming stats - including Mission Progress, Challenge progression, Achievements, Session Logs and Leaderboards, as well as allowing you to compare these directly with other players.

To quote: "You will need an Ubisoft account that it tied to your Gamertag though, but surely that will be no hassle!

Alongside this, you are also able to use the site to matchmake yourself with a partner - allowing you not only to make new friends, but meet other people based on a number of parameters that you set and your current stats.

Such parameters include age, location, whether you want to use voice chat, what day's you usually play on and at what time, meaning that the site is able to search for people that best suit your set criteria."
 

Video: Sony Introduces FirstPlay - Weekly Interactive PSN Show

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228w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has officially introduced FirstPlay today and shared a video showcasing the new weekly interactive PSN show.

To quote: My name's Nathan Ditum, associate editor on FirstPlay, and I'm hugely excited to tell you that Episode 001 will finally launching this week, on Thursday 8th April.

If you've not heard the name before, [Register or Login to view links] is the new weekly interactive show from the team behind Official PlayStation magazine, which will be appearing on the Store every Thursday from now until our video-editing hands become gnarled claws that look not unlike a crow's skeleton.

Each episode costs 99p (or £8.99 for a 90-day subscription) and is packed full of HD reviews, previews, and screenshot galleries, with access to betas and downloadable goodies included as often as possible.

Being the reigning office FIFA champ and definitely not a massive liar, I'm happy to say that Episode 001 features an in-depth preview of EA's brilliant-looking 2010 FIFA World Cup, alongside HD reviews of God Of War III and Just Cause 2.





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