108w ago - Today Sony's Senior Director of Promotions Ginger Kraus has introduced the PlayStation Card for PlayStation Network gamers, which allows users to maximize their gameplay and PSN points-earning power.
To quote: We've been hard at work with our colleagues over at Capital One to create a credit card with rewards designed with PlayStation fans in mind.
That's why I'm excited to officially introduce the PlayStation Card to you today!
The PlayStation Card lets you earn points on all of your purchases, including 10X points on every purchase you make on PlayStation Network. That means you can earn 10X points on each of your game-related PSN purchases as well as PSN movie or TV episode purchases and rentals.
EVERY purchase you make using this card lets you rack up points you can redeem for PlayStation games, accessories, and PlayStation Network content - along with other great products from Sony.
In addition to earning 10X the points on all PSN purchases, cardholders will receive the following additional purchase rewards:
• 3X points on ALL PlayStation and Sony purchases at Sony stores and Sony.com • 3X points at quick service restaurants, at movie theaters, and on your mobile phone bill
118w ago - Dyad Creator Shawn McGrath has shared some video footage spotlighting the music and gameplay fusion in Dyad for PlayStation Network today.
To quote: Shawn here again, and I brought along Dyad's composer, David Kanaga.
We're going to talk a bit about Dyad's interactive music system, how it works and what makes it unique. We're also treating you to a free three-song EP consisting of linear mixes of Dyad's interactive music and some new screenshots!
Below is a new gameplay video showcasing one of the later levels in Dyad. Don't worry if it looks too complex! It'll make perfect sense once you've completed the earlier levels.
When you hear the term "interactive music" you might think of "rhythm games" such as Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Frequency, or others of that nature. Dyad's music system is very different from those games. There's no beat matching or imposed rhythm in the game.
The music doesn't dictate play, nor does it judge you. Dyad's music is reactive, meaning it's mixed dynamically on the fly, based on the current game state and how you're interacting with it. Each time you play a level, the music is different – playing Dyad can...
163w ago - Just over a week ago we announced news of Killzone 3 PS3 Beta invites going out, and today some fresh video footage of Mech Gameplay and more has surfaced!
To quote from GamersMint.com (linked above):
"We have more than 11 minutes of Killzone 3 BETA gameplay and we are at a loss of words on how to describe it... simply put, it's AWESOME!
The footage shows you wrecking havoc upon your enemies and is a sheer delight to watch.
Killzone 3 releases in Febuary 2011, exclusive to the PS3."
GamingBolt.com did comment on some bugs in the KZ3 PS3 Beta though, to quote:
"Since it's a BETA, some bugs have made their presence felt as well. Drop in framerates being a major one, stuff like unable to walk up stairs (0.25), enemies running through you while you try and melee them (1.00) and delay in killing enemies (final few seconds)."
Those interested can check out the Killzone 3 PS3 Beta gameplay videos below!
166w ago - Today G4TV (linked above) has made available a new 11-minute Castlevania: Lords of Shadow PS3 gameplay trailer just released by Konami and narrated by Jason Isaacs.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a third person action adventure title featuring 50 levels with combat, platforming and puzzle elements.
The combat will utilize a retractable pyrokinetic chain whip called "The Combat Cross".
The commands consist of direct attacks for dealing direct damage to enemies and area attacks for when surrounded and interactions with other items in the player's inventory such as knives, holy water and other potential environmental weapons.
The whip is upgradeable and is not only used for combat, but also for exploration purposes like scaling walls, rappelling and swinging across gaps. The player will also be able to find items that can increase health or boost abilities.
The video's caption reads as follows, to quote: "See for yourself the gameplay for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow as Jason Isaacs guides you through the weapons and abilities that Gabriel Belmont can wield against the monsters of the night."
Finally, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on PS3 is currently slated for release on October 5 in North America, October 7 in Europe...
172w ago - Today we have some new PlayStation Move video footage, including the PS Move shooting peripheral, more Taiwanese Girls, a PS3 Ping Pong Demo, and The Shoot, Sport Champions, and Start The Party PlayStation 3 GamesCom 2010 demos.
For those who missed it, on the boxart of PlayStation Move games, underneath the PlayStation 3 logo banner, a blue bar with white letters indicates when a game supports the PlayStation Move.
When a game can only be played with the PlayStation Move, it will say "PlayStation¬®Move Required".
When a game supports traditional DualShock 3 controls and PlayStation Move controls it will say "PlayStation¬®Move Features".