109w ago - PlayStation Community Manager MusterBuster has unveiled Access TV episode 8 today, which spotlights the open world of Saints Row: The Third among the features outlined below.
To quote: The weekend is nearly here, so to help you through those last few hours of weekly toil, we've got the latest episode of Access to bathe your eyes in.
Game of the Week this time around is THQ's open-world gang 'em up, Saints Row: The Third. As well as taking an extensive look at the game's crazy antics, there's developer insight from Volition's Greg Donovan and Scott Phillips to enjoy.
Like the odd bit of dressing up? Then make sure you check out Access' visit to the London Comic Con, as they get up close and personal to an army of dedicated cosplayers, plus get to grips with some of PS3's most current blockbusters, including Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Street Fighter X Tekken.
It's not all about the games this week either, as PS3's premier music video service, VidZone, can attest.
Access visited the re-launch party in London and spoke to VidZone's Jon Pike and Adrian Workman about...
109w ago - Today The Street (linked above) has interviewed Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer, who states that PS3 hackers have not held them back despite numerous PlayStation Network disruptions over the last year.
He believes that they were the victim of a sophisticated vendetta orchestrated by elements within the hacking community, stating it was a revenge attack, due to them going after a PS3 hacker who exploited the PlayStation 3 console. Below is an excerpt from the interview, to quote:
NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Sony (SNE) has bounced back from a wave of hacking attacks on its PlayStation business earlier this year, according to CEO Sir Howard Stringer, who says that digital assaults are an occupational hazard for major firms.
“The press was on us for four days until somebody else got hacked and everyone realized that hacking is a fact of life,” he said, during a briefing event organized by The Wall Street Journal. “We took it on the chin over and over again - the problem that we have is that we were alone out there, so nobody had anything else to write about that month.”
Sony’s security travails certainly grabbed plenty of headlines. In May, the company confirmed that it was the victim of a massive denial-of-service attack, likely timed to coincide...
109w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has outlined a Wipeout 2048 PS Vita Q&A today which includes Speed Thrills details below, as follows:
If there's any game series that's synonymous with PlayStation, it's Wipeout. This fast-paced combat racer has appeared on every single PlayStation console, and now it's preparing to make the jump to PS Vita with Wipeout 2048.
We recently interviewed producer Michael Pulst, who gave us a tour of the new control options (front and rear touchscreen as well as motion controls), gameplay refinements, and multiplayer support between PS Vita and PS3. Read on for highlights from our interview.
PlayStation.Blog: What are longtime fans likely to notice first about Wipeout 2048 on PS Vita?
Michael Pulst, Assistant Producer: We've made the tracks a little bit wider. Wipeout has always been known for its intense, hardcore racing; in the past games, you were not only fighting the other players but you're also fighting the track. It was so hardcore that it actually turned some people off. It was a barrier to entry, and the team recognized this. By making the tracks a bit wider, you're able to concentrate more on the race and fighting off the other players.
But because Studio Liverpool has been making Wipeout...
109w ago - SCEA Assistant Producer Dais Kawaguchi has announced that Patapon 3 DLC officially hits PSP today for free!
To quote: Get your thumbs ready for a brand new foot-tappin', song-hummin', eyeball-stabbin' adventure!
Today, Patapon 3 fans will be able to partake in a slew of new multiplayer adventures. Take on Stone Golems, Salamanders, Deth squads and prove your Patapon-greatness.
If this isn't enough, there are also two new missions against the giant eye-sore (ha!) Darantula - this evil life-sucking nemesis will challenge even the best of rhythm-keepers with its deadly poison attacks.
Once you survive (make that if you survive) this deadly monster, rile up a squad-o-four to take on the dreaded sandworm Dokakanel – he's back, and he's angry!
There you have it folks: Deth squads, check; poison spewing evil monsters, check; earth-shaking fire breathing sandworms, check. All this eye-watering greatness will be coming to you today! It's what your thumbs have been craving...
110w ago - Following up on their previous update, today PlayStation Community Manager MusterBuster has unveiled Access Episode 7 PSN footage below.
To quote: If you can tear yourselves away from your glossy new copies of Uncharted 3 for just ten minutes, you'll see there's a brilliant new episode of Access waiting for you on the PlayStation Store.
Bethesda's soaring RPG epic, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim lights up Game of the Week, complete with gorgeous new footage to ogle - including plenty of dragons and big, shouty magic spells (fans of cute rabbits, be warned).
There's the usual news round-up and PlayStation Store highlights to look forward to as well, the latter including a look at upcoming PSN title Hydrophobia and the vampire-themed Festival of Blood pack for Infamous 2.
Elsewhere, be sure to soak up the Battlefield 3 multiplayer advice with DICE Executive Producer Patrick Bach, and make doubly sure you check out Nolan North clambering about Sony's offices and strangling Access cameraman Dan Read...