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Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West and Spyro Hitting PS Plus

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187w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has revealed today that Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West and Spyro the Dragon are coming to PlayStation Plus for subscribers.

To quote: Over these past six months, we have seen some great content introduced – from the DC Universe Online beta to the NHL GameCenter LIVE Application – that is expanding the offerings for all subscribers. Now we are looking to continue that trend through 2011 with new offerings.

In the first week of 2011, we are publishing three featured games, giving gamers a look at a classic, a throwback from 2010, and an exclusive mini from an indie developer. First, we'll be taking gamers back to Insomniac's second game ever developed for the PSone, Spyro the Dragon.

Take part in the first iteration of a classic franchise with a free download of the PSone classic. Also, we'll be offering a free download of Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West, a third person multiplayer shooter set in the wild west.

Finally, we'll be offering Pipe Madness, a minis title developed by [Register or Login to view links] (known for Landit Bandit), exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers for two weeks.

Also, for those looking for that special gift for your...
 

ESA: Follow PlayStation's Lead and Help Protect Video Games

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194w ago - Today Rich Taylor of the Entertainment Software Association has shared the following PSA via PlayStation Blog on the effort to help protect video games.

To quote: Today, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of [Register or Login to view links]/ Entertainment Software Association. They'll decide whether a California law, which would restrict the sale of "violent" computer and video games, is constitutional.

What does this mean to you, PlayStation fans?

This case could have huge implications for the industry. No one is sure what counts as a "violent" game, so the California law would suppress game developers' imagination and right to self-expression. It would also prohibit retailers from selling the games that might be perfectly legal, "just in case."

It could mean an environment where "[Register or Login to view links]" is banned from retail shelves, but the sometimes violent written works detailing Greek myths are still available on bookstores shelves and taught in classrooms.

It's a slippery slope, and the California law is similar to what Congress tried to do to comic books over fifty years ago. In a letter of support for video games, comic book legend...
 

Comic-Con 2010: Hamill, Conroy Lead DC Universe Online Cast

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209w ago - European Product Manager Elliott Linger has confirmed today as part of a Comic-Con 2010 announcement that Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy will lead an all-star voice cast for DC Universe Online on Sony's PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: As hype builds in preparation for San Diego [Register or Login to view links] in North America, we'll be updating the EU PlayStation.Blog with a raft of [Register or Login to view links] news over the coming week.

And where better to start than with the confirmation that two fan favorites and top notch VO veterans will provide voices for the upcoming action MMO. Check out the below from SOE:

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced today that two of animation's most well-known talents lead a triple-A cast of voice actors in providing their skills for the upcoming online action game, DC Universe™ Online.

Mark Hamill (Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: The Animated Series) will once again voice The Joker, while Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: Arkham Asylum) brings to life everyone's favorite dark knight, Batman.

"We're excited that not only will Mark and Kevin bring their talent back to the DC Universe...
 

Video: Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West Hits PSN

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220w ago - Fatshark Executive Producer Martin Wahlund has shared a video of the new PS3 game titled Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West that is hitting PSN today.

To quote: I am going to tell you a bit about [Register or Login to view links], a fast-paced, team-based multiplayer shooter released today on PSN.

So What Does It Play Like? Many comparisons have been made (by watching previews) to [Register or Login to view links], which is understandable due to the similarity in genre.

Although we do love TF2, we are very confident that the gameplay and feel of Lead and Gold has an identity all of its own.

[Register or Login to view links] features six multiplayer maps, five multiplayer game modes, a co-op mode and a single player practice mode. The matches are five-on-five affairs and the game mechanics, game modes and maps have all been designed with one common goal: team play.





Let me give you some examples:

• Player characters have aura buffs – we call them Synergies – that strengthen your gang-mates if they stay in your vicinity. This is a simple but effective way to encourage players to work together.
• The...
 

Video: Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West Coming to PSN

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222w ago - Today Fatshark Executive Producer Martin Wahlund has unveiled that Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West is coming to Sony's PSN this week, as follows:

My name is Martin Wahlund and I'm the Executive Producer at [Register or Login to view links], an independent development studio based is Stockholm, Sweden.

I am going to tell you a bit about [Register or Login to view links]; a fast paced and team based multiplayer shooter releasing this Thursday on PSN.

The game features 6 multiplayer maps, 5 multiplayer game modes, 4 Professions and a single player practice mode.





So what does Lead and Gold play like?

Many comparisons have been made (by people watching previews) to Team Fortress 2 which is understandable due to the similarity in genre. Although we do love TF2, we are very confident that the gameplay and feel of LnG has an identity all of its own.

The matches are 5v5 affairs and game mechanics, game modes and maps have all been designed with one common goal: Teamplay. Let me give you some examples:

Player characters have aura buffs, we call them synergies, that strengthens your gangmates if they stay in your vicinity. This...
 
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