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Video: Sony Unveils Tearaway PlayStation Vita TV Advert Premiere

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36w ago - Sony Product Manager Alex Moyet unveiled the Tearaway PlayStation Vita TV advert video premiere today with details below.

To quote: Just 10 DAYS to go until the launch of Tearaway on PS Vita - too much excitement! To help you while away the days why not take a little peek at the premiere of our official Tearaway TV ad.

The TV ad was filmed over two days in a studio in South Africa and includes a marvellous combination of CG, live action, puppet wizardry and - of course - papercraft! The set building team painstakingly crafted a stunning miniature paper set inspired by the world of Tearaway, including the snowy peaks of Gibbet Hill and the lush verdure of Valleyfold.

Have a look at some behind the scenes snaps:

With every tear, rip, fold and tab, a lot of love was put into the creating the set, from crafting a perilous ravine....

...to organising an entire production line just for trees!

And of course no Tearaway ad would be complete without a fearsome wendigo! Although this one needed a little bit of help standing up. Perhaps he was tired.

We hope you enjoy it - let us know what you think and don't forget there's still time to [Register or Login to view links]...
 

Sony Releases PS Vita / PlayStation Vita TV FAQ, Questions Answered

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37w ago - Following up on the previous announcement, today Sony has released an official PlayStation Vita TV FAQ with many questions answered below.

To quote: Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia just released an [Register or Login to view links] for the PlayStation Vita TV, answering a lot of common, and some not so common questions about the upcoming hardware.

Of course the FAQ is fully in Japanese, as the PS Vita still doesn’t have a western release date, but since many are hungry for more information on the lovely little device that Sony is so cruelly keeping away from our greedy western hands, I included a full translation below.

Q: Do I need the PlayStation Vita to play with the PlayStation Vita TV?

A: You don’t need the PlayStation Vita to play with the PlayStation Vita TV, however there are a few things you do need.

  • Monitor or TV – HDMI Input required.
  • Wireless Controller DualShock 3.
  • Internet connection is necessary to use various kinds of content and video services and some games.

Q: Can I use it without an internet connection?

A:...
 

Sony Details Tearaway Community Site for PlayStation Vita Users

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37w ago - Sony Community Manager James Spafford shared details today on the Tearaway Community Site for PlayStation Vita users below.

To quote: Hi everyone! I'm back with the second video in our series, taking a look at Tearaway and the things that we think make it special (the first came out last week).

This new video is all about the paper Tearaway is made from, and the papercraft models that you'll be able to make once the it comes out.

It also details tearaway.me, which will be the community site for the game where all your in-game photos and papercraft plans will be stored and shared from. The site isn't live yet, but it will be soon, so watch that space!





You can pre-order Tearaway now directly from PlayStation.Store, with both the Jukebox and Special Delivery options available, allowing you to choose from a great selection of pre-order bonuses, including a special skin for the rideable pig (and papercaft plan to match), the soundtrack, and even some special Messenger costumes for Sackboy!

Tearaway launches on November 22nd. So soon!
 

Cleaning Up with Dustforce on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, Details

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37w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements shared details today on cleaning up with Dustforce for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

To quote: Sprint, leap, and clean towards victory. Dustforce celebrates precision platforming, and embraces its 2D roots by spritzing the whole experience with colorful characters and a grooving anime twist. In Dustforce, players gun for the best time and most complete run through more than 50 stages.

Originally developed by a small indie team for the PC crowd, Capcom is bringing Dustforce to PS3 and PS Vita. All the charm and addictive play of the PC version returns, along with online multiplayer (ranked and private), shiny Trophies, and cross save support. Now the PlayStation community can train to become the greatest of ninja janitors the world has ever known.

The Capcom crew brought Dustforce by for Justin and me to play. Listen to our interview with them below, then read on for our full impressions.

Dustforce gives players room to breathe. At the start, stages are short, simple, and teach newcomers how to successfully navigate obstacles and clean up the most dust to achieve high scores. Jumps are cozy, and the levels themselves are designed to pull the player into a flow.

One run through a stage reveals the layout and enemy placement,...
 

Sony Announces a Knockout Sale Hits PlayStation Vita This Week

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37w ago - Sony Platform Marketing Manager Sharon Kapitula announced news today of a knockout sale that is hitting PlayStation Vita this week.

To quote: Hi everybody! I don't know about you, but I can't wait for Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition on PS Vita next week. To prepare for this game's imminent arrival, we're offering discounts on some of our favorite PS Vita fighting games.

Tomorrow, we've got a set of discounts on PS Vita fighters (with a new batch of discounts next week), with prices up to 60% off. PlayStation Plus members get an additional 20% off. Visit PS Store tomorrow to take advantage of the first week's deals, and check back on November 12th for the second week of sales.

Bam! Check out the hard-hitting lineup below:


11/5 through 11/11

Game Title
PS Plus Price
Sale Price
Regular Price

Dead or Alive 5 Plus
$21.59
$23.99
$39.99

Guacamelee! PS Vita (Cross-Buy)
$8.39
$10.49
$14.99

Mortal Kombat PS Vita
$10.79
$11.99
$19.99

Real Boxing
$6.29
$6.99
$9.99

SOULCALIBUR: Broken Destiny
$13.49
$14.99
$24.99

11/12 through 11/18

Game Title
 
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