72w ago - Today SCEA Senior Vice President of Business Development Philip Rosenberg has officially confirmed that Netflix is coming to the PlayStation Vita handheld console.
To quote: As you may have heard during today's Sony Electronics press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, PlayStation and Netflix are teaming up again to bring tens of thousands of hours of movies and TV episodes from Netflix to the PS Vita for US customers.
The PlayStation 3 is of one the most popular devices for watching movies and TV shows streamed over the internet from Netflix.
Now all those movies and TV episodes can be watched on PS Vita's stunning high-def OLED front touch screen.
The addition of Netflix streaming to PS Vita's unique, powerful gameplay experiences gives users even more access and flexibility to the content they want, when they want it and where they want it.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we near the February 22nd launch of PS Vita!
80w ago - Today Sony European Product Manager Adam Grant has unveiled some PlayStation Vita portable pre-order goodies below!
To quote: As you must know by now, PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) will be hitting shelves across the PAL region from 22 February 2012.
For a limited period starting from 30th November, you'll be able to pre-order PS Vita at selected retailers.
Not only will pre-ordering guarantee a PS Vita on the day of launch, but you also get to take home an exclusive PS Vita Gift Pack* including limited edition merchandise, exclusive content and game discounts for PlayStation Store. The following PS Vita Pre-order Gift Packs will be available at selected retailers:
In Ear Headphones in 'PS Vita Blue'
Branded sleek blue metallic finish in-ear PlayStation design headphones plus a pre-order code that will unlock PSN voucher codes for the following:
• €5 discount on one of the following PS Vita games on PlayStation Store: Little Deviants, Super Stardust Delta, Hustle Kings, Escape Plan.
• Exclusive PS Vita items for PlayStation Home: PS Vita T- Shirt, Sunglasses, Headphones, Trainers and Bag.
• Exclusive early access to Frobisher Says! for PS Vita.
• An exclusive PS Vita Avatar for PlayStation Network.
82w ago - XSEED Localization Specialist Tom Lipschultz has posted up a video today spotlighting Corpse Party and the Psychology of Horror on Sony's PSP handheld console.
To quote: We love to be scared. There's something so primal and universal about fear, and a good horror story can really bring out the best of it, making our hearts race and our minds veer toward the darkest recesses of the human psyche. And we just keep going back for more!
Yet by the same token, horror has become so passe that we barely even react when we encounter imagery of skeletons, zombies, witches, bats, vampires and ghouls. True primal fear is hard to come by in the modern world, and this applies to video games as well.
When you hear the term "horror game," what's the first thing that pops into your mind? Probably "zombies" since that seems to characterize much of the horror genre nowadays.
Most modern horror games assault you with wave after wave of zombies, and you can typically one-shot them back to their graves. They may look scary, but when's the last time you were actually frightened in a zombie shooter game?
Maybe you had an exciting time playing one, and jumped at a handful of startling moments, but the mere fact that you're able to defend yourself - that you have a means of fighting...
85w ago - Today XSEED Localization Specialist Tom Lipschultz has shared a video introducing Corpse Party for PlayStation Portable fans below.
To quote: So you've taken an interest in Corpse Party, have you? Perhaps you were intrigued by the launch trailer, or laughed at the name when you saw it mentioned on your favorite gaming news site (or hilarious webcomic?).
Perhaps you're a fan of survival horror games, or visual novels, or point-and-click adventures... or perhaps you simply enjoy Japanese horror movies like The Ring and The Grudge, and are always looking for your next fix.
Regardless of why you've taken an interest or how you got to this blog, there's one thing that most likely holds true: You have very little idea what Corpse Party actually is.
Our launch trailer focused on the most important aspects of the game - those being its unsettling atmosphere and its dark-as-night storyline - but did very little to indicate exactly how it's played. So, let's dig a little deeper and find out exactly what horrors await, shall we?
In the broadest terms, Corpse Party is a horror adventure game. You play as an ensemble cast of seven senior high school students, one junior high school student and one senior high school English...
89w ago - Laughing Jackal LTD Development Manager Daren Morgan has announced today that Persona 3 Portable for PSP is coming to PSN this month alongisde sharing a video trailer below.
To quote: I'm delighted to be able to tell you that the UK-chart-topping Persona 3 Portable will be released on PSN from the 7th of September 2011 (which happens to be my birthday) for just £27.99 (€34.99).
Even better, if you're quick, the game will be on sale for the first two weeks at the special promotional price of just £23.99 (€29.99)!
In Persona 3 Portable you play the part of an orphan who is returning to his home town for the first time in many years to attend high school. As you travel between the train station and the dorms you are horrified at the sinister change that affects the town.
Upon your arrival at the dorm things only get weirder, as a strange boy offers you a contract to sign before you meet the first of the other inhabitants of the dorm - two girls - one of whom appears to be holding a gun. Not only that, but neither of them appear to be aware of the strange boy's existence.
From this beginning Persona 3 Portable creates a strange unsettling atmosphere and as the game...