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Sony Nasne Incoming for PS3, PS Vita & Other Supported Devices

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117w ago - Today Sony of Japan has [Register or Login to view links] that their networked recorder and media storage device dubbed [Register or Login to view links] (pictures HERE) will be arriving on July 19th for use with the PS3, PS Vita, and other supported devices.

To quote from Examiner.com (linked above): The "nasne" device comes with a 500 GB hard drive in addition to dedicated tuners for "digital terrestrial and satellite broadcast."

It can connect with several Sony devices (PlayStation 3, PS Vita, VIAO PC, Sony Tablet and Xperia Play) using dedicated apps so that users can watch and record video. You can check out how "nasne" will work with each aforementioned device from the details provided by the press release below:

● PlayStation 3

PS3 users will be able to watch and record*3 digital terrestrial and satellite broadcast through LAN cable by installing "torne" version 4.0, a dedicated application for PS3, which will come bundled with "nasne."

By connecting a maximum of four "nasne" units to their PS3, users can simultaneously record up to four television programs. Those...
 

Paint Park, Treasure Park and Wake Up Club Hit PS Vita for Free

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117w ago - Sony Product Manager Mayumi Donovan has announced today that Paint Park, Treasure Park and Wake Up Club are coming to PS Vita for free!

To quote: PlayStation Vita owners can look forward to a trio of free applications to help you make the most of the handheld console's unique features, the first of which will be available to download this week, on April 18.

Turning the PS Vita's impressive 5" OLED screen into a sketch pad, Paint Park is fun for beginners and expert artists alike.

Using PS Vita's touchscreen to make and share drawings; you can doodle, sketch and scribble quickly and easily with the virtual markers and on-screen colour palette.

The PS Vita's front and rear cameras can play a part too, as you can take pictures and add your own creative imaginings to them.

Simple and fun Paint Park can also be a socially rewarding as users can share their work and even compete with up to five friends in the online multiplayer via the Ad Hoc mode.

This summer we'll be releasing Treasure Park, an application that allows you to create your own puzzles to challenge your friends with. It's a great way to connect with friends and other PS Vita users, as you can use the near application and 3G to find puzzles to play and share your own, wherever you are.
 

Video: Hands-On: Deadmau5 SoundShapes Stage for PS Vita

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117w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has gone hands-on today with some video footage of the Deadmau5 SoundShapes stage for PS Vita below.

To quote: It's no secret that electronica artist [Register or Login to view links] signed on with Toronto-based Queasy Games to collaborate on the upcoming PS Vita musical platformer Sound Shapes.

But last week we finally tasted the succulent fruits of that creative collaboration.

During a media showcase in New York City, Sound Shapes Producer Jason deGroot kindly demonstrated a new set of levels (a "Record" in the game's lingo) that featured audio effects provided by the mousey maestro and pixelicious art courtesy of indie developer [Register or Login to view links].

You can analyze the results for yourself below - headphones recommended!

It's worth noting that deadmau5's album tracks, such as the pop cut "Ghosts 'n Stuff," won't be appearing in Sound Shapes. And that's by design: the game's interactive soundtrack synthesizes with your platforming progress, making each "performance" a unique arrangement.

But deadmau5's sounds, loops, and rhythms are showcased in a dedicated set of levels. Better yet, his library will be available when it comes time to construct custom...
 

New Sony PS3 and PSN Releases for the Week of April 16, 2012

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117w 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.

PlayStation Vita

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.

The son of the school chairman, Mao...
 

Video: PS Vita Hello World on 1.67 Demo, VHBL Update Incoming

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117w ago - Following up on Sony's PS Vita Firmware Update v1.67, this weekend PlayStation Vita hacker wololo has announced news of a new Hello World on PS Vita 1.67 alongside details of a VHBL update with a demonstration video below.

To quote: Hope you didn’t wait too long since our last VHBL release a bit more than 2 weeks ago… This is a new PSP user mode exploit by thecobra (also discovered a while ago by WosRet), which I confirmed runs on a PS Vita with Firmware 1.67. Unlike Motorstorm and Everybody’s Tennis, this game is available in the US store as well as some other countries (details to come). Check the video and details below.

Thecobra already ported VHBL to this exploit, and we already have something running, that just needs a few tweaks here and there before being released. So far I didn’t see anything that would prevent HBL from running on Vita 1.67, but that will need to be fully confirmed in the days to come.

The name of the exploited game is obviously kept a secret until the public announcement, and if you don’t want to miss the release, remember that history repeats itself. Sony will most likely remove the game within hours following...
 
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