238w ago - Nihilistic Designer John Slavin has announced news that Zombie Apocalypse is hitting PSN today, as follows:
My name is John Slavin, one of Nihilistic's game designers on Zombie Apocalypse, the downloadable title from Konami coming to the PlayStation Network next month.
I wanted to drop in and show some Zombie love to the PlayStation community and give you some previews to what you can expect to see!
So what is Zombie Apocalypse about?
Zombie Apocalypse is pure and gory wish fulfillment. We wanted to strip off the woes of increasingly complex modern mega-games, and retreat back into the world of dank arcades and late-night movie rentals that was our childhood in the 80's and 90's.
We knew multiplayer was a key feature in a game of this type, so we pushed hard to get four-player online co-op integrated from the start. With core values in place, we set out to fill that savage coffer with all the classic zombie lore we loved.
This was not a game in search of a hook, beyond perhaps one to skewer a zombie on. Our goal was to produce a pure arcade shooter, rooted in dual-stick classics such as Robotron: 2084 and Smash...
239w ago - Sony's 2008 results, in the fiscal-year ending March 31st 2009, show that the company sold 10.06 million PlayStation 3's for the year, up 10 per cent from a year earlier.
When adding fiscal-2007's numbers (9.12 million) and fiscal-2006 launch sales (3.61 million), the PlayStation 3 is closing in on 23 million units sold (shipped) worldwide, which it is expected to surpass when April 2009 sales are included.
The company predicts that the console will sell 13 million units during this fiscal-year. This increase is either extremely optimistic, or presumes a price cut, new model, or killer software.
The PSP also saw increased sales at 14.11 million, up from 2007's 13.81 million. PlayStation 2 hardware and software sales were down significantly and the company expects to sell 3 million less in 2009 than in 2008.
Sony's 2008 fiscal results reveal an annual loss of 98.9 billion yen (£685.20 million/$1.04 billion), with losses continuing in the gaming division but tapered by the PlayStation 3's success.
239w ago - Quite a busy week thus far, and to add to the excitement comes PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen with today's Sony PSN update:
For the first time on PlayStation Network, we have partnered with Sprint to bring you the PSN exclusive game, Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic, for FREE in the U.S. store. That's right. The game is free to download this week.
Check out the Sprint channel on PlayStation Store to access the game, free Sprint videos, wallpapers and an exclusive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Monsters XMB Theme.
Also, Bionic Commando Rearmed is on sale now for $4.99 (original price $9.99) for one week only, so act fast!
Downloadable Games Texas Cheat'em ($9.99)
It's not whether you win or lose...it's about how far you can bend the rules without getting caught. In Texas Cheat'em, that's pretty darn far. Play casino-themed mini-games to activate one of 15 cheating abilities - then make your own luck. Turn a bad hand into a sure thing. Send your opponent's Royal Flush right down the drain. Steal chips, fold for free, or know the community cards in advance. Cheat strangers out...
239w ago - Sony's CEO Howard Stringer has revealed that Sony will be expanding the PlayStation Network to hardware other than the PS3 console.
Stringer noted the expansion is a good idea because the number of PS3's sold puts a limit on the scale of the network possible.
To quote: Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer has spoken on how online services have driven the expansion of the PlayStation business, and has implied that Sony is set to push the PSN service on other devices.
"We will be expanding the PlayStation Network to hardware other than the PS3," he said in an interview with Asian news service Nikkei. He said that Sony will be expanding the PSN because the number of PS3 units sold "puts a limit on the scale of the network possible."
"Sony has a vertical structure for each product line, an organizational structure that resists change, so it will take time to achieve this network growth. However, a large number of employees share my opinion on this," he added.
240w ago - Today PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has once again shared all the details on this week's Sony PlayStation Store update.
To quote: Hey, everyone. It's time again for the weekly PlayStation Store update.
If you have yet to purchase Savage Moon, take this week's new demo for a spin for some great tower-defense action!
Think you can survive the horror of the "vanished village?" Siren Blood: Curse is now on sale for a limited time to celebrate the launch of the new Home space. Get the game now for $29.99 (reg. price: $39.99), with bundles priced at $10.99 each (reg. price: $14.99 each). But hurry, these prices only last for two weeks!
Qore Qore Annual Subscription - May 2009 ($24.99)
Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network is a monthly interactive video production covering the world of PlayStation. Qore provides its audience with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to developers and their games, from both the SCE Worldwide Studios and the third-party community, where the audience member can freely navigate through the content.
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Qore Episode 12 - May 2009 ($2.99)
Episode 12 of Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network brings viewers inside Batman: Arkham Asylum and takes DiRT 2 for a spin.