Sony CEO Andy House Interview: Gearing Up for PlayStation Vita

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113w ago - Sony Manager James Gallagher has shared an interview today with CEO Andy House on gearing up for PlayStation Vita below!

To quote: The launch of PlayStation Vita is just two days away and hopefully your thumbs are twitching at the prospect of getting it into your hands and enjoying what we believe is the strongest launch line-up of games in PlayStation history.

One man that has had a part to play in that history is Andy House, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment. I recently spoke to him about life in Japan, the imminent launch of PS Vita and how we as a business are welcoming this proud new addition to the PlayStation family.

PlayStation.Blog: This is your second time working in Tokyo, how has the Japanese games market changed in the time you've been away?

Andy House, President and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment: Well that intervening period was 15 years so things have changed dramatically. What's interesting, and the one thing that hasn't really changed, is that you still see these sales spikes of a system based on a single major game release, and I think that Japan is the most content-driven of the three major markets in that sense.

The other difference is that there seems to be a shift in Japanese gamers' habits - in the...
 

Sony Unveils a First Look at Sleeping Dogs for PlayStation 3

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113w ago - Sony Localization Editor Ben Bateman has shared a first look today at upcoming title Sleeping Dogs for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: Recently, we gathered select members of the media and swept them off to Hong Kong for a special preview event. These lucky journalists had been flown half way around the world to see the brand-new game from Square Enix, Sleeping Dogs.

While you'll start to see their previews pop up online shortly, we thought we would give you a glimpse of what's to come by walking you through the action-packed mission "Mrs. Chu's Revenge." This is not for the faint of heart...

Mrs. Chu's Revenge

You play as Wei, an undercover cop trying to infiltrate the Hong Kong triads. In this chapter of Wei's story, you begin in a Chinese restaurant owned by a distraught and saddened Mrs. Chu. She sits in the back of a grimy kitchen, hunched over a table, alone and in the dark. A close relative has been murdered and she wants you to deliver the man responsible.

Your first objective is to track down "Johnny Rat-Face" – the man charged with the killing. With only his cell phone number to go on, this would be a pretty difficult task for most people. Luckily, you've got the resources of the Hong Kong Police Department at your disposal....
 

Video: Sony Re-Introduces The World of Binary Domain on PSN

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113w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Manager Mike Kebby has re-introduced the world of Binary Domain on PSN today to fans.

To quote: The Machine Age Has Begun - I'm sure you'll have already heard of SEGA's forthcoming game Binary Domain - from the legendary creator that is Toshihiro Nagoshi - so for most of you this is something of a re-introduction.

For those of you who haven't then please allow me the pleasure of giving you the lowdown on our forthcoming title.

The narrative focus of the game is thus: the world is a much different place in the year 2080 and catastrophic climate changes since the 20th century have forced the major nations of the planet to adapt to new ways of living. Rising sea levels have wreaked havoc on many countries, resulting in new cities being built upward, and on top, of the older ruins of once-great metropolises.

Thankfully, incredible innovations in robotic technology have made these changes easier on humanity. Due to the huge undertaking of rebuilding existing cities, robots were manufactured at an incredibly fast rate in order to relieve a lot of the strain on manual labour supply.

Before people knew it, robots were everywhere and had taken over many of the other difficult and menial tasks that...
 

Sony PS3 4.00 SDK (Software Development Kit) Leak Surfaces

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113w ago - Following up on the previous PlayStation 3 3.70 SDK and PhyreEngine leaks, today an anonymous user under the handle ravi_h_m17 has uploaded the Sony PS3 4.00 SDK files to the Chinese file-sharing site 4Shared-China.com and the NewsGroup alt.binaries.console.ps3.

Download: PS3 4.00 SDK (Software Development Kit) / PS3 4.00 SDK (Software Development Kit) (Torrent Mirror)

Below is a list of the files and sizes included in the PS3 4.00 SDK leak for those curious:

  • 04_MultiThreadedSPU.pdf - 187 KB
  • cell_cgtool-050_010.zip - 1,829 KB
  • DayII_03_FibersAndVM.pdf - 523 KB
  • DevStation2008_Day1_Slides.zip - 44,912 KB
  • DevStation2008_Day2_Slides.zip - 42,381 KB
  • graphics_tech_information-20060926.zip - 1,140 KB
  • HowtogetthebestfromSNCPPUtoolchainforPLAYSTATION3developmentSN008-E.pdf - 331 KB
  • libsecure-2.0.0.1.zip - 1,475 KB
  • prodg_documentation-400.1-english.zip - 20,118 KB
  • ProDGForPlayStation3v400.1.0.exe - 60,577 KB
  • ps3_cp_update-360_001.zip - 13,922...

 

Sony Unveils The Ultimate PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) FAQ

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113w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has unveiled the Ultimate PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) FAQ today for fans!

To quote: With all eyes on the PS Vita's US launch date of February 22nd, we wanted to begin providing definitive answers to your many questions about PS Vita. Behold: The PS Vita Ultimate FAQ!

Of course, this list of Frequently Asked Questions is only a start and certain details are still being finalized.

Rest assured that we'll continue to update this FAQ leading up to launch, integrating new answers to your questions and additional details as they are verified and confirmed.

Read on to get answers to your questions regarding PS Vita, covering everything from the specs of the state-of-the-art OLED screen to support of Bluetooth peripherals and more. And remember: Please leave your burning questions in the comments and we'll address them in a future update.

General Questions

Q: When will PS Vita be available?
A: In North America, Latin America, and Europe, PS Vita launches on February 22nd, 2012. A limited-run First Edition Bundle launched on February 15th in the US. In Japan, PS Vita launched on December 17th.

Q: How much will PS Vita cost?
A: The Wi-Fi version will retail for $249, while the...
 







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