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PS3 GT Academy 2010 LIVE at Silverstone Update Detailed

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238w ago - PS3 GT Academy Commercial Director Andy Reynolds has shared details on a LIVE at Silverstone update today via PlayStation Blog.

To quote: From millions of virtual racers we are down to 18 putting it all on the line for real.

Our competitors raced hundreds of laps each on the GT Academy Time Trial to prove their speed, they beat all comers at the National Championships and now putting their nerves, sweat and skills to the limit at Silverstone.

From Ireland to New Zealand and from Finland to Italy our 18 competitors have a chance to move from virtual champion to professional racing driver.

In front of them lies a 5-day test of skill, physical fitness and pure speed in front of our legendary judges of Eddie Jordan, Johnny Herbert and Sabine Schmitz where only the very fastest will achieve their dream.

Johnny Herbert, GT Academy 2010 Judge, said:

"These next few days will be difficult, different and hard but the potential for the most rewarding prize ever. We are going to transform a guy from the virtual world and bring them to the reality of motor-sport. At Silverstone, they will work and race together but act for themselves. Its a chance they need to take with both hands."

One man has been more responsible for giving pure talent...
 

MLB 10: The Show for PS3 - Catcher Calling the Game Detailed

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240w ago - Today Senior Designer Eddy Cramm has detailed the catcher calling the game in MLB 10: The Show for PS3.

To quote: I am here today to talk about the new Catcher Calling the Game feature. Catchy name, huh? Road to the Show, since its inception has been a very well received mode because it gives the gamer a very deep, realistic, and fun alternative to the traditional career mode.

The mode allows you to create the guy you want to create, in the position you want him to play. Depending on the position that you choose, you will be asked to do different things in the field that are specific to your position.

Last year, as we looked back on our game, there was one position we wanted to improve upon. That was the catcher.

In MLB 09: The Show, the catcher had the same basic responsibilities as any other fielder: Field balls in your area, cover your base. The only thing unique to the catcher was the task of throwing out base stealers. But as "baseball guys," we know that the catcher is a lot more involved than that.

The catcher is a key part of every single pitch in the game. He is arguably just as responsible for the outcome of a pitch as the pitcher. So when making MLB 10: The Show, we kept that in mind.

This year, we have added "calling pitch selection"...
 

Video: White Knight Chronicles - PS3 Online Play Detailed

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244w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video today which details White Knight Chronicles PS3 online play and revealed that it will launch across Europe on February 26, 2010.

To quote: We've been talking about White Knight Chronicles for so long, that it's actually a bit hard for me to believe that it's only 2 weeks from hitting stores. But [checks calendar], that is indeed the case!

A few days ago, we held a media event in San Francisco to allow reporters hands-on time with the online portion of the game in a team setting.

I also sat down with US Producer Tsubasa Inaba to talk ask how robust the online feature set is with White Knight Chronicles.

I can't think of another RPG whose online modes (if they even exist!) are so intertwined with the solo campaign, and so I can personally see myself investing a lot of time there in just two weeks.

Also, we hope you've been enjoying the tutorial videos - a third one (featuring a dissection of the character creation options) will be debuting soon.




 

PS3 God of War III: Ultimate Trilogy Edition Detailed for Europe

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248w ago - Update: [Register or Login to view links] has now received confirmation from SCEE that the God of War III Ultimate Trilogy Edition will cost £110 when it releases in March, 2010.

SCEE Senior European Product Manager Thach Quach has shared details today on the PS3 God of War III: Ultimate Trilogy Edition destined for Europe, as follows:

I'd like to give you some details about the "God of War III: Ultimate Trilogy Edition" we have planned for Europe, Australia and New Zealand and answer any questions you might have.

We've been working pretty hard on this for the past few months but I'm delighted to announce that the "Ultimate Trilogy Edition" will be available in limited quantities in most European countries, Australia and New Zealand at the same time as the standalone God of War III game. Pricing and exact release details to be confirmed in the next few weeks so stay tuned

This very special edition will come in a high-end, sculpted replica of Pandora's Box and we are planning to include the following items inside:

God of War III
God of War Collection (gentle reminder, this is God of War and God of War II, remastered in HD, running at 60 fps,...
 

The Saboteur is Available Today for PS3, Characters Detailed

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250w ago - Today Tom French, Lead Designer of The Saboteur, has shared some background details on the PS3 game's characters via the PlayStation Blog.

To quote: [Register or Login to view links] is actually out today!

I am truly excited that it's finally available and you can all play it now. Today, I want to talk about the different characters in The Saboteur.

Because the game is very story driven, it was extremely important to us to have a good solid cast of characters for Sean to interact with along the way while trying to get revenge on Dierker (if you're confused by what all that means, see my previous posts).

Our mantra for creating our cast of characters was "everyone has a problem." This was important because it meant we had to create back stories for all the characters to give them grounding and purpose in the world of The Saboteur. While we have a lot of different characters in the game, there are some really key players you should know about.

Jules - Jules is one of the most important characters in the game because his death is the ultimate motivating factor for Sean's romp across occupied France killing Nazis. It was a big risk to take to count on delivering Jules as a character. We hope the player likes him so...
 
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