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DC Universe Online: Origin Crisis PS3 DLC Brings Quantum Powers

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62w ago - Executive Producer Larry Liberty announced today that DC Universe Online: Origin Crisis PS3 DLC is bringing quantum powers to fans.

Below are the details, to quote: I'm thrilled to finally announce that Origin Crisis, the seventh DLC for DC Universe Online - goes live today. Origin Crisis is one of our most action-packed and, easily, our most challenging DLC to date, introducing some amazing group and solo missions.

It is the culmination of many important events, and represents some vital new practices for DC Universe Online. The storyline is fantastic, and reminiscent of some of the great comic book story arcs involving alternate universes and the characters that originate within them.

Who wouldn't want to meet the Council of Batmen or Council of Lex Luthors, and alter the origin of the most iconic characters in the DC Universe? Origin Crisis picks up where our third DLC, The Battle for Earth, left off - after heroes and villains united against Brainiac, stopping his plans to remake the multiverse in his image.

After Brainiac's defeat, Future Lex Luthor's designs on the Nexus of Reality and its promise of near-infinite power were revealed. The last we saw of that story, Future Batman arrived to stop Lex. It's been fifteen months since those events, and now we get to see...
 

Dishonored: Unleash Supernatural Powers Tomorrow on Blu-ray, PSN

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94w ago - Bethesda Softworks Global Community Lead Matt Grandstaff has announced today that Dishonored will unleash supernatural powers tomorrow on Blu-ray and PSN.

To quote: In one day, we will release Dishonored, our new first-person action game developed by the talented team at [Register or Login to view links]. Dishonored puts you in the role of Corvo Attano, bodyguard of the Empress of Dunwall.

A pretty good gig... until you're falsely accused of killing her, kidnapping her daughter, and subsequently imprisoned and tortured by the sinister Lord Regent. Despite this, you remain the best hope for saving Dunwall, where plague is rampant and the city is on the verge of dystopia.

Early in your adventure, you will receive "The Outsider's Mark" – a mysterious tattoo on your left hand that grants you supernatural abilities. As you progress through the game, this mark will allow you to unlock new abilities, each of which can be upgraded to a second level for improved functionality.

Below is a look at two of the development team's favorite abilities:

Devouring Swarm





Devouring Swarm summons a vicious swarm of rats that will consume corpses...
 

Babel Rising on PSN Today, Unleash God-Like Powers with PS Move

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110w ago - Mando Productions Marketing Director Michel Bams has confirmed that fans can unleash God-like powers with PS Move in Babel Rising which hits PSN today!

To quote: Available later today on PSN, [Register or Login to view links] puts god-like powers in gamer's hands as they smite humans who are attempting to build the Tower of Babel.

Conjure up a series of divine powers - tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes and more - to halt the progress of the pesky humans.

When developing the game, we looked to really empower the players. Having players use these powers with a PS3 DualShock controller was great, but we wanted to really immerse the players and make them feel powerful, which led us to integrate the PlayStation Move motion controller.

The precision of PlayStation Move led to the development of our movements - a small gesture and a large gesture. We wanted to create believable movements that empowered players.

Releasing the smaller powers, which occur frequently, would require smaller gestures while the devastating ultimate powers demand much larger, powerful gestures.

In addition to the fun of feeling almighty, the PlayStation Move also offers a good balance to the player between concentration and action.
 

Video: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Powers Up for PlayStation 3

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118w ago - Sony Correspondent Andy Burt has posted up a video today spotlighting Tekken Tag Tournament 2 powering up for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system!

To quote: Though Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has been available in arcades since earlier this year in the States (and back into September in Japan), the revamped PS3 version brings numerous new characters and a new training mode that re-imagines the series' previously established mini-games.

While the main fighting mechanics of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will feel familiar to anyone acquainted with the series' staccato combat style, the console version introduces a few new ways to lock horns with worthy competitors.

You can now fight opponents in several configurations - two against two, two against one, and one against one - and each of these modes is available at any time.

In matches that pit one character against two, the disadvantaged player receives a more generous life bar but obviously cannot switch fighters when the going gets rough. Conversely, the player with two fighters will have to pay close attention; in true Tekken tag form, you'll lose the round if either character is KO'd.





During the Namco Bandai Gamer's Day, the developers...
 

PSN's The Tester Season 1 Winner: Where is Will Powers Now?

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197w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared a look back at PSN's The Tester Season 1 winner Will Powers today alongside a glimpse of what he's doing now.

To quote: It's been almost six months since the end of the inaugural season of [Register or Login to view links]. In April, we introduced you to our first winner, Will "Cyrus" Powers.

As we prepare for the second season of "The Tester," set to premiere on Tuesday, November 2, we thought it would be a good time to catch up with Will about his experience as a QA Tester for PlayStation, how it has affected his gaming habits and impacted his trophy collection.

So what's up with Will these days? Well, here's what we learned...

Kevin Furuichi, executive producer for PlayStation Network: It has been six months since you started working at Sony. What has the experience been like?

Will Powers, winner of "The Tester": The experience overall has been a blast. Testing may not be a super glamorous position, but its importance within the industry cannot be overstated. Being able to get my hands on games six months, sometimes even a year, before they are released is still just as exhilarating as it was the first time. But, the most rewarding...
 
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