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Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington is Hitting PS3

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76w ago - Ubisoft Community Developer Gabriel Graziani has confirmed today that Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington will be hitting PS3 on February 19th, 2013.

To quote: A lot has changed in the world of Assassin's Creed III... with the introduction of our first single-player episodic DLC The Tyranny of King Washington this Tuesday, we figured we should reacquaint you with the hero you thought you knew.

In the shattered reality of The Tyranny of King Washington, the events that shaped a young Mohawk warrior into the heroic Connor of AC3 never happened, thrusting a confused Ratonhnhake:ton into a sometimes torturous, yet occasionally blissful, waking dream. Can he obliterate King Washington's demented reign?

To combat George Washington, the former champion of American freedom turned power-mad overlord, Ratonhnhake:ton will need to master new abilities:

• Power of the Bear - Fills Ratonhnhake:ton with the strength and fury of the mighty bear.
• Power of the Eagle - Delivers a burst of speed, empowering Ratonhnhake:ton with blinding agility.
• Power of the Wolf - Adopt the master camouflage of the wolf, rendering Ratonhnhake:ton undetectable.
• Warpaint - A symbol of power and courage enhancing Ratonhnhake:ton's abilities.
• Alpha...
 

Video: Step Up to the Plate: MLB '13 The Show Hitting Enhancements

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77w ago - Sony Community Manager Ramone Russell at San Diego Studios has shared a video today spotlighting the hitting enhancements in MLB '13 The Show for PS3 today.

To quote: Hitting is such an important aspect in baseball, and it's an area we continually strive to make as realistic as possible. Last year we introduced our True Ball Physics engine to the franchise for ultra-realistic ball physics.

This year we've done even more work to really make this area of the game as dynamic as possible with true to life outcomes. Take a look at what we've done to make hitting in MLB '13 The Show more accessible to everyone.

We really want to make hitting more streamlined for players. Beginner mode allows people who have never played The Show - or have struggled with it - to learn the fundamentals of hitting. It's meant to teach you the basics of Plate Discipline, Pitch Recognition and Timing.





This mode uses adaptive A.I. that only advances as you do. If you take longer to get the hang of hitting in The Show, you won't be forced to advance. The A.I. will only advance once you've passed a certain threshold at each level.

In regards to the Push/Pull hitting Trajectories Engine, [Register or Login to view links]...
 

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward Hitting PS Vita, PSN Demo Today

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94w ago - Director of Production Frank "Bo" DeWindt at Aksys Games has announced that Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is hitting PS Vita alongside a PSN demo arriving today.

To quote: This is Frank "Bo" deWindt II of [Register or Login to view links], but you can all call me Bo. We have a demo coming today for our upcoming PS Vita title, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward!

For those who aren't already familiar with the Zero Escape series, Virtue's Last Reward is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, which came out in November 2010 and received glowing accolades from IGN, as well as amazing reviews from Destructoid and Nintendo Power, among others.

Virtue's Last Reward is a visual novel-style game with puzzle elements that traps college student Sigma, a mysterious young woman named Phi, and seven other strangers in a game of life and death.

They are forced to take part in a game known as the Nonary Game: Ambidex Edition, which will place their lives on the line as they try to escape and discover the truth about why they're there in the first place.

As a visual novel, Virtue's Last Reward delves heavily into story, characterization, and reading in general. However, this is balanced by the...
 

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault is Hitting PS3 on PSN This Fall

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112w ago - Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price has officially announced today that Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault will be hitting PS3 on PSN this Fall.

To quote: The good people of Insomniac Games are preparing to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ratchet & Clank, which is coming up later this year.

An HD remaster of our classic PS2 Ratchet & Clank games is something our fans have requested for a long time, and we're looking forward to granting their wishes this summer with the Ratchet & Clank Collection.

But we've also heard a lot of community requests to develop a new Ratchet & Clank game, one that returns to the classic third-person Ratchet & Clank camera.

We listened to your requests, and this holiday season [Register or Login to view links] will release our new Ratchet & Clank game as part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration.

I'd like to officially announce that Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault will be coming soon to a PS3 near you.

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault is a fun-sized Ratchet adventure which will be available for download exclusively on the PlayStation Store. We've returned to the series' classic feel, camera, controls and weapons, while innovating and giving you a whole new way to play.

Even better,...
 

Sony Introduces PSN Ultimate Editions Hitting PlayStation Store

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112w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Paul Sullivan has officially introduced PSN Ultimate Editions, which are hitting PlayStation Store later today.

To quote: On Tuesday, May 29th, the PlayStation Store delivers Ultimate Editions to the PlayStation Nation!

We're bundling terrific PS3 Full Games with all of their DLC and offering these Ultimate Editions at great prices with even bigger discounts for PlayStation Plus members! There is truly no better time to beef up your game collection.

Choose from these awesome titles:

• Red Dead Redemption with Legends and Killers, Liars and Cheats and Undead Nightmare

• Rockstar's open-world Western with DLC offering nine new multiplayer maps, over 25 new multiplayer characters, additional new multiplayer weapons and new trophies. Oh, zombies, too!
$27.99 ($19.59 for PlayStation Plus Members!)

• InFAMOUS 2 Complete Edition - Cole MacGrath returns in SuckerPunch's action adventure hit. Help save New Marais from the Beast, and itself.
$33.99 ($23.79 for PlayStation Plus Members!)

• BioShock 2 with Exclusive Character Pack, Minerva's Den, The Protector Trials, Rapture Metro and Sinclair Solutions. This survival horror shooter from 2K Games picks up eight years...
 
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