3w ago - Compulsion Games Producer Derek Elliott announced that Contrast is out today on PS4, and is free for PlayStation Plus Members.
To quote: Contrast, our PS4 launch title, is out today. If you were born in the '70s (as I was), or have watched "Arrested Development," you'll know the song "The Final Countdown." It is cornily (Is that a word?) appropriate when your game is close to launch status.
It can pump you up and can also bring you back to all the good and bad that was the '80s. Much simpler times when two programmers would make all of the design, art, animation, sound, and code for a game. And back then, game design counted for something. Be damned you kids these days and your fancy save games and discs you don't have to blow on to play.
Games like Paperboy, Dig Dug, and - one of my personal favorites - Racing Destruction Set were profoundly fun because they were simple. But simple didn't mean easy. These games somehow got made because of a genuine fire to develop something new and have fun in a brand new industry.
The early Godfathers of video games were passionate because they accomplished something special, were published, and people responded to their creations.
4w ago - Sony PlayStation Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe is here with this weeks PlayStation Plus December content updates, which include Resogun, Guacamelee, GRID 2 and more below!
To quote: Hi everyone! It's a very exciting time here at PlayStation as we edge ever closer to the launch of PS4. As promised, PlayStation Plus will be with you from day one, ushering you into the next generation of console gaming with two incredible launch titles and access to immersive online multiplayer.
PlayStation 4 games:
First up, we are very pleased to welcome RESOGUN to the Instant Game Collection. As the spiritual successor to Super Stardust, RESOGUN is a side scrolling shoot-em-up with a unique and distinctive art style that really showcases the power of PS4.
It also takes advantage of multiplayer functionality to fully utilise the PS4′s online features to create amazing social experiences. But that's not all; the new DualShock 4 controller is fully harnessed too, enabling ship creation and customisation.
Next up from our friends at Compulsion Games comes stylish platformer Contrast. Taking on the role of Dawn, the imaginary friend of a little girl, Didi, you have the power to shift...
4w ago - Sony Senior Community Specialist Kristine Steimer is here with this weeks PlayStaiton Plus content updates, which include Ibb and Obb, Resogun and Contrast free for members.
To quote: PlayStation 4 is only a work week away! Once a shiny new PS4 is acquired, PS Plus members will be able to download both Contrast and Resogun for free. Resogun is an intense new shoot-em-up from Housemarque, the talented folks behind Super Stardust, Outland and Dead Nation.
If you're someone that likes to get to the top of a leaderboard, Resogun should be right up your alley. In a completely different vein, Contrast is a beautiful puzzle-platformer where you control a little girl's imaginary friend that can shift from the 3D world into the 2D realm of shadows.
Of course, you'll need something to do while you're trying to keep your mind off the fact that the PS4 is ever-closer, so why not partner up with a buddy and tackle ibb & obb, an adorable gravity-centric puzzle game?
You can download ibb & obb as well as take advantage of the discounts below when the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow. Resogun and Contrast will be available starting November 15th.
ibb & obb (PS3)
Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $9.99
5w ago - Sony Senior Community Specialist Kristine Steimer announced today that Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is free for members as part of the PlayStation Plus content updates this week.
To quote: We're kicking off this month's PlayStation Plus freebies with Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen. This vast role playing game includes the original title with a few key changes like fast-travel.
If you're unfamiliar with the franchise, it allows you to fight massive creatures (and some of them you can even climb on), hire specialized friends (also known as pawns) to help you in combat, all while exploring an expansive world with a new region, Bitterblack Island, thanks to the Dark Arisen expansion. This is a great title to get lost in while you await your PlayStation 4.
You can take advantage of all these PS Plus benefits after tomorrow's PlayStation Store update.
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS3)
Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $39.99
An epitaph speaks of another's demise... A mysterious island known as Bitterblack Isle appears off the coast of Gransys. Its depths have claimed the lives of many Arisen their voices still haunt the labyrinth that lies deep beneath its surface-a labyrinth ripe with secrets waiting to be discovered. The time to take up arms has come once...
5w ago - Sony Senior Community Specialist Kristine Steimer is here with a preview of the PlayStation Plus November 2013 content below!
To quote: It's going to be quite the month for PlayStation fans. PS4 is almost here, and it's going to be mega awesome when I fire mine up for the first time and already have two free games to play.
Yep, both Resogun, the intense and beautiful shoot 'em up from Housemarque(the amazing people behind Super Stardust) and Contrast, a unique 2D/3D puzzler platformer with a stunning art style will be available in the Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus members on November 15th.
Of course, we have plenty of other great games to keep you busy until then, like Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, which is an expanded and enhanced version of Capcom's original IP Dragon's Dogma. There's a new area to explore, a fast-travel system and plenty of new quests and weapons to keep you busy.
Later on this month we'll add ibb & obb, a 2-player co-op puzzler and Binary Domain, a third-person squad shooter. PS Vita owners can look forward to two amazing action-adventure titles: the classic Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath and the ever-epic Soul Sacrifice.
These games will hit the Instant Game Collection at various times throughout the month, so check back with...