137w ago - Today Sony Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit video spotlighting Social Modes and an EA interview chat, as follows:
Recently, the Need for Speed caravan rolled into town for a media/community event bringing PS3s loaded with Hot Pursuit, a free rap show, and the Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce.
With the game only about 2 months away, the team from EA was eager to talk about the social elements of Hot Pursuit. Watch this video, then read my conversation with Need for Speed producer Jesse Abney, who not only answered my questions, but yours as well.
Jesse Abney, EA: Criterion's a AAA developer of action-racing games, with many years of doing great designs, great innovations, and platform technologies - especially for PlayStation 3 and online connectivity. And they kind of just waited patiently for their turn to get the keys to develop their favorite Need for Speed - and revive Hot Pursuit.
143w ago - Today Community Manager Alain Quinto has announced alongside a video trailer that the NHL 11 PS3 demo is now live on PSN and features two modes with classic controls.
To quote: With three weeks to ship, hockey fans can get a taste of what to expect come September 7th as the NHL 11 Demo is now LIVE on the PlayStation Network! Watch the NHL 11 PSN demo launch trailer below.
Those that download the demo will get a sampling of two game modes: Battle for the Cup and Hockey Ultimate Team. Battle for the Cup allows fans (single or local multiplayer) to play the 3rd period of Game Seven in the Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers at Chicago Blackhawks.
The score will be different each game as it will be simmed up to that point in time. You will be able to view the box score of the first two periods prior to entering gameplay.
In the Hockey Ultimate Team portion of the demo, each user will receive a Starter Pack of cards. You will be able to edit your lineup and try to maximize chemistry.
For consumables, you will start with a couple of Training Cards and will earn more Training Cards that can be applied to your team after each game you...
183w ago - Update: According to Examiner.com God of War 3 will not feature online co-op after all, per Eric Levine of Sony's Product Public Relations who simply stated: "This news is false."
This weekend a Sony employee questionnaire has leaked God of War 3 details of upcoming PS3 online co-op modes.
According to a quiz on the Sony Retail Loyalty Site module (which educates retail workers about upcoming Sony products), God of War III will indeed include online co-op modes when it is available in March, 2010.
As the quiz comes from an official Sony-funded Web site, it's safe to assume this is valid, although no official comment has been made from the company as of yet.
To quote: "You read it right! God of War III will feature online cooperative modes.
There have been rumors flying across the Web regarding cooperative modes for God of War III, but I am here to confirm it to all. March 2010 just cannot come soon enough!"
193w ago - Last year, after the complete PlayStation Store revamp, Sony allowed gamers to change the view mode of the items displayed on the PlayStation Store from just pictures to a list format.
They have now added two more modes that you can see in the video below.
To quote: "You can now view the icons in different sizes with either three, four or five per row. This will especially benefit people with giant or tiny size TVs.
If you have a small TV for instance, you may want the icons taking up extra space on the screen so they are easier to identify. Or big screen users may like the option to see more items per screen, reducing the need to scroll.
This isn't anything major of course but it is good to see that Sony are still improving the store all the time."
200w ago - SCEA Producer Daimion Pinnock has shared another WipEout Fury Developer Diary today, covering new game modes, a date and price.
To quote: We're back with number three in our series of developer diaries featuring the WipEout HD Fury add-on pack. This week we have Zico Liu, Programmer on the WipEout HD development team.
This is Zico Liu, programmer on WipEout HD; you all might remember me from the "Beat Zico" trophy. Before I talk about what I've been up to on the WipEout HD Fury expansion pack, I would just like to let you know that the pack will be available from PlayStation Store on Thursday, July 23rd for $9.99.
The pack will provide three new race types - Eliminator, Zone Battle and Detonator, 12 new tracks, 13 new ships, 6 new music tracks, a redesigned menu system, a new campaign to complete as well a host of new trophies to win. Oh and let's not forget the additional ranks for you to achieve online. We are really excited about the content and hope you enjoy all the new features.
Also, on Tuesday July 21st, we are releasing a free update to the existing game. If you boot up WipEout HD at around 5pm GMT, you will be prompted to download the update. It will add a number of new features and tweaks to menus of the game including a brand new statistics...