3w ago - Many are aware Sony's PlayStation 4 video gaming console uses FreeBSD Open Source Software as outlined on Sony's site HERE, and today Software Engineer Don Olmstead briefly discusses WebGL / HTML5 and the PS4 while PS3 hacker kakarotoks confirms PS4 is running Webkit alongside preliminary PS4 Save Encryption from flynhigh09 as detailed below.
From Don Olmstead, to quote: "Now that the #PS4 has been released I can finally start talking about my piece of the puzzle.
When you login to your PS4 you are running #WebGL code. The PlayStation Store, the Music and Video Applications, as well as a good chunk of UX are all rendered within the browser.
I spent a good amount of time tuning our WebGL rendering engine, and I will be speaking at +SFHTML5 about how to optimize WebGL usage within the context of that work. There will be plenty of great tips on how you can speed up your own WebGL applications so get your slot now. And for those of you can't make it in person it will be live streamed on Google Developers Live."
From kakarotoks (via IRC):
[kakarotok] Saw this and thought I'd share before i forgot: plus.google.com/113371030751322342143/posts/Mzy6VEAwHaa
[mysis] heh i already...
3w ago - Compulsion Games Producer Derek Elliott announced that Contrast is out today on PS4, and is free for PlayStation Plus Members.
To quote: Contrast, our PS4 launch title, is out today. If you were born in the '70s (as I was), or have watched "Arrested Development," you'll know the song "The Final Countdown." It is cornily (Is that a word?) appropriate when your game is close to launch status.
It can pump you up and can also bring you back to all the good and bad that was the '80s. Much simpler times when two programmers would make all of the design, art, animation, sound, and code for a game. And back then, game design counted for something. Be damned you kids these days and your fancy save games and discs you don't have to blow on to play.
Games like Paperboy, Dig Dug, and - one of my personal favorites - Racing Destruction Set were profoundly fun because they were simple. But simple didn't mean easy. These games somehow got made because of a genuine fire to develop something new and have fun in a brand new industry.
The early Godfathers of video games were passionate because they accomplished something special, were published, and people responded to their creations.
4w ago - Sony Senior Community Specialist Kristine Steimer is here with this weeks PlayStaiton Plus content updates, which include Ibb and Obb, Resogun and Contrast free for members.
To quote: PlayStation 4 is only a work week away! Once a shiny new PS4 is acquired, PS Plus members will be able to download both Contrast and Resogun for free. Resogun is an intense new shoot-em-up from Housemarque, the talented folks behind Super Stardust, Outland and Dead Nation.
If you're someone that likes to get to the top of a leaderboard, Resogun should be right up your alley. In a completely different vein, Contrast is a beautiful puzzle-platformer where you control a little girl's imaginary friend that can shift from the 3D world into the 2D realm of shadows.
Of course, you'll need something to do while you're trying to keep your mind off the fact that the PS4 is ever-closer, so why not partner up with a buddy and tackle ibb & obb, an adorable gravity-centric puzzle game?
You can download ibb & obb as well as take advantage of the discounts below when the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow. Resogun and Contrast will be available starting November 15th.
ibb & obb (PS3)
Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $9.99
5w ago - Sony Brand Marketing Manager of Emerging Platforms Jamaal Moore announced today that Xperia buyers are able to get 10 free PSM games and more!
Below are the details, to quote: From now through December 31st, 2013, when you purchase either the Xperia Z smartphone or the Xperia Tablet Z, and download the Xperia Privilege app from the Google Play Store, you'll receive the following:
• 10 free PlayStation Mobile games
• Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender by Tikipod Limited (Rated E with Mild Fantasy Violence, Tobacco Reference)
• Forevolution by Pygmy Studio Co., Ltd. (Rated E10+ with Fantasy Violence)
• Haunt the House: Terrortown by SFB Games (Rated E10+ with Fantasy Violence)
• Hungry Giraffe by Laughing Jackal Ltd. (Rated E10+ with Crude Humor)
• Rebel by PomPom Software Ltd. (Rated E10+ with Fantasy Violence)
• Surge by FuturLab Ltd. (Rated E)
• Switch Galaxy by Atomicom (Rated E)
• Ten by Eight by Action Button Entertainment (Rated E)
• Tokyo Jungle by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Rated T for Violence, Blood, Sexual Content)
• Yu-Nama: The Puzzle by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Rated...
5w ago - Sony Senior Community Specialist Kristine Steimer announced today that Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is free for members as part of the PlayStation Plus content updates this week.
To quote: We're kicking off this month's PlayStation Plus freebies with Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen. This vast role playing game includes the original title with a few key changes like fast-travel.
If you're unfamiliar with the franchise, it allows you to fight massive creatures (and some of them you can even climb on), hire specialized friends (also known as pawns) to help you in combat, all while exploring an expansive world with a new region, Bitterblack Island, thanks to the Dark Arisen expansion. This is a great title to get lost in while you await your PlayStation 4.
You can take advantage of all these PS Plus benefits after tomorrow's PlayStation Store update.
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS3)
Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $39.99
An epitaph speaks of another's demise... A mysterious island known as Bitterblack Isle appears off the coast of Gransys. Its depths have claimed the lives of many Arisen their voices still haunt the labyrinth that lies deep beneath its surface-a labyrinth ripe with secrets waiting to be discovered. The time to take up arms has come once...