62w ago - Ubisoft Creative Director Maxime Beland has shared a video today introducing The Fifth Freedom in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist for PS3.
To quote: Splinter Cell is a franchise that has always been grounded in realism, and the latest installment of the game features a story ripped straight from today's headlines.
In reality, there are conflicts in the world we are aware of. But then there are the conflicts we will never hear about - a war in the shadows that will be defused by the few who must make difficult decisions, and who carry a heavy burden to protect our fundamental liberties.
This is the context for granting Sam Fisher the Fifth Freedom in Splinter Cell: Blacklist - the power to do whatever it takes to protect the greater good. Only the President can authorise the Fifth Freedom, and only the most skilled and trustworthy operatives America has to offer have ever received it.
In order to truly understand the Fifth Freedom, and why it plays such a critical role in developing the story in Splinter Cell: Blacklist, I want to give you some historical background for our story. In 1941, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave the "Four Freedoms" speech, laying out the quartet of liberties that "everyone in the world" should hold as a birthright:
80w ago - Retro Affect Software Neurosurgeon David Carrigg has officially announced today that Snapshot is coming to PS Vita and PS3 this Fall alongside a video introducing the video game posted below.
To quote: I'm proud to announce that Snapshot, our 2D puzzle platformer, is coming to PS Vita and PS3 (with cross-platform saves) this fall.
In Snapshot, you control a robot named Pic. Pic carries a high-tech camera that can "capture" and remove objects and parts of the environment. You can then paste the picture back into the world causing all the objects to come tumbling back out. If you're looking for a new puzzle game with a twist, keep reading!
The game begins with Pic powering on for the first time in a dusty abandoned laboratory. Uncertain about his purpose and why he was built, he wanders into the forest that surrounds the laboratory.
This is where you'll first start to use your camera to take photographs of objects. The first chapter of the game will hit you with a series of puzzles involving moving objects around within the levels, and it's easier than you think.
If you want to reposition a box, simply snap a photo to capture it, then paste the picture back into the world and watch the box fall back out of it.
147w ago - Right now we have so many PS3 Backup Managers out there for the PlayStation 3 console, and most of them are skinable.
In addition to the great PS3 OBM Themes here on PS3 News, I would like to share one of the greatest Theme sites out there.
I am talking about PS3.Spiffy360.com which may some of you know cause of the Wii and XBox 360 Theme sites.
So we have 3 Theme repositories there which are updated nearly every day. Right now the focus is on the PS3 site for sure, and we looking for some more talented skinners out there taking part in our great Theme site.
And to complete this, here are the last winners of our internal Theme Competition (Jsjar, Opium2K, condorstike- already here).
166w ago - Capcom Europe Brand Manager Richard Earl has shared a video introducing Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes for PS3 today.
To quote: It's Rich from Capcom here today to talk to you about the next Capcom title, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes. This will be released on 15 October.
Hopefully you will have already heard of the game, but if you haven't, here is a quick introduction, in a form that everyone can easily understand... a fun fact list!
1) The game takes place during the Sengoku era in Japan. This period between the 15th and early 17th centuries was also known as the warring states period as many warlords and clan vied for control of Japan.
2) The decisive battle during this period took place at Sekigahara in 1600 which cleared the way for Tokugawa Ieyasu to establish the first Shogunate in Japan. This battle is also the main event in the game!
3) All of the characters in the game are based on real historical figures from the Sengoku era.
4) But not all of their moves and powers are based on real life abilities (well, strictly speaking we don't know that but I'm pretty sure they aren't all possible - check out the video if you don't believe me).