Sony Introduces Sensei Mr. Miyagi for Reality Fighters on PS Vita

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117w ago - Sony Producer Emerson Escobar has officially introduced Sensei Mr. Miyagi today for Reality Fighters on the PS Vita handheld console.

To quote: Reality Fighters is the Augmented Reality beat 'em up coming exclusively to PlayStation Vita on March 13th in North America.

As well as putting yourself into the game and going toe-to-toe against opponents of varied looks and styles, your in-game tutor will be the world's most famous sensei: Mr.Miyagi!

Players who persevere will be rewarded with the chance to play as Miyagi-san himself, and unlock his trademark handyman uniform and family headband.

Providing the voice of Mr. Miyagi is Jim Ward, a prolific gaming voice actor who has also performed in Call of Duty, Ratchet & Clank, Metal Gear Solid and more.

Here are a few words from Mitsuo Hirakawa of SCE XDev Studio on the thinking behind this special guest appearance.

Q: Why did you decide to include Mr. Miyagi in Reality Fighters?

A: Mitsuo Hirakawa, Producer, SCE XDev Studio: Reality Fighters is a new kind of fighting game. Not only does it introduce Augmented Reality...
 

Sony PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 4.01 is Leaked, Now Available

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117w ago - Following up on the previous PlayStation 3 Debug Firmware updates from last week, today Frodo The Hobbit reports that PS3 Debug / Test Firmware version 4.01 has now been leaked as well.

Download: PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 4.01 / PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 4.01 (Mirror) / Dev_Flash CoreOS Unpack 4.01 Dex / PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 4.01 (Mirror: SCEA / SC3APR)

To quote, roughly translated: "Very soon after its released version 4.00 debug Sony decides to release a Firmware 4.01 for stamped its consoles Test / Debug. We remind you that this type of firmware is not installed on the consoles so-called "Retail" we just buy in the store.

No changelog available at this time. See us before long a 4.01 in our living room, only time will tell. The file is available for download if you want to update your console...
 

Video: Sony Unveils PlayStation Access Episode 17 Preview

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117w ago - Sony Community Manager MusterBuster has unveiled a preview video of PlayStation Access Episode 17 below today.

To quote: Here‚‚ā¨ôs something that‚‚ā¨ôs sure to give you that Friday feeling ‚‚ā¨" Episode 17 of Access TV is now available on YouTube complete with mega PS3 exclusive The Last of Us as game of the week.

The team flew out to Naughty Dog towers in Santa Monica to bring you exclusive access to PS3‚‚ā¨≤s most talked about game of 2012, including interviews with creative director Neil Druckmann and game director Bruce Straley.

Also on the agenda is super-powered action sequel Prototype 2, as the Access TV crew fly out to Canada (they‚‚ā¨ôre really wracking up the air miles) and catch up with developers Radical Games.

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane is also on hand to talk about his latest project ‚‚ā¨" the sprawling delights of fantasy RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Everything from the design of monsters to the landscapes has been overseen by the comic book ace, and it really shows.

There‚‚ā¨ôs your regular does of PS3 news and PlayStation Store content to feast upon, including all the info you need on Access‚‚ā¨ô ongoing Vita Rooms events, which let you get hands-on with PlayStation Vita before its UK launch...
 

Sony Announces PSN Scheduled Maintenance on January 19, 2012

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118w ago - Today Sony Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold has announced that PlayStation Network will undergo scheduled maintenance tomorrow, January 19, 2012.

To quote: PlayStation Network will be offline for routine scheduled maintenance on Thursday, January 19th from approximately 8am until 9pm PST.

During the maintenance, you will be unable to access the following services:

‚‚ā¨Ę†PlayStation Store on PS3, PSP, and Media Go.
‚‚ā¨Ę†PlayStation Network Account Management.
‚‚ā¨Ę†PlayStation Network Account Registration.
‚‚ā¨Ę†PlayStation Home
‚‚ā¨Ę†Music Unlimited & Video Unlimited services

In addition, you will not be able to sign in to PlayStation Network from us.playstation.com.

Users who are already signed into their account on PlayStation Network before the start of the maintenance should be able to stay signed in to their online session, but will not be able to access any of the services listed above.

Users who attempt to sign-in to their PlayStation Network account after the start of the maintenance may be presented with the site maintenance notification page if they haven't signed in recently.

During this maintenance, you can continue to collect in-game Trophies and these will be...
 

Video: Sony Introduces PlayStation's President: Andy House

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118w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video below today introducing PlayStation's President Andy House.

To quote: At last week's International CES, I had the opportunity to meet head of Sony Computer Entertainment, President and CEO Andrew House. House ascended to the role after working for Sony in Japan, Europe, and here at SCEA over the past two decades.

In this show floor discussion, I ask House about PlayStation Suite, his outlook on the Western launch of PS Vita, and his goals as CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment.

If you'd like to hear how Andrew House got started in the industry and rose through the ranks, listen to his "origin story" on the Official PlayStation Blogcast Episode 007.




 











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