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Thomas Was Alone: Out Today on PS3 and PS Vita With DLC

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69w ago - Designer Mike Bithell announced today that Thomas Was Alone is officially released today on PS3 and PS Vita complete with DLC.

To quote: It's done. A game which began as a Flash game made over a weekend because my girlfriend was away and I was a bit bored, is today coming out on PS3 and PS Vita via PSN and PS+.

That last sentence was a bit of a mouthful. I apologize.

Thomas Was Alone is a game about friendship and jumping. As you can see from the images and videos no doubt littered amongst this post, it is also very much about rectangles.

If you've got PlayStation Plus and you're in the US, you'll get 20% off the game for a limited time, because of the Spring Fever sale. Which is awesome. Daffodils rock.

This version will also give you first access to some new stuff. There's a new DLC episode which tells the story of Benjamin, a new square with a jetpack and big ideas, and a commentary mode in the main game where you can listen to me going on and on about how clever I was putting the game together.

It's spellbinding. I'm listening to it as I write this, because I'm on a train and it's either that or Bowie's new album, which I've listened to twice. You should really listen to Bowie's album too. I'm not here to plug that...
 

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Hits PS Vita Today, Nab Bonus DLC

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87w ago - Sega of America Associate Brand Manager Aaron Webber has announced that Sonic & All-Stars Racing hits PS Vita today, inviting fans to nab bonus DLC.

To quote: Why hello there, PS Vita owners! We heard you guys were hungry for an awesome multiplayer Vita racing game... and we're here to deliver. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed hits PS Vita today, and we're super-excited to share the game with all of you!

The game is out now both in stores and also on PlayStation Store. As you can probably guess, the game also isn't your average kart racer. The reason we have that fancy "Transformed" in the name is because your vehicle is going to transform in every single race: from a car to a boat to a plane!

My last few blogs here revealed quite a few old school Sega fans, so it's worth noting that the entire roster is essentially a love letter to gamers. Beyond your traditional Sonic cast, we've included the triumphant return of Vyse from Skies of Arcadia (a personal favorite of mine), Gilius from Golden Axe, NiGHTS, and many more. We've even got Wreck-it Ralph included as a playable character. (Don't worry, though - he's not going Turbo.)

One of the things I personally like most about the races is that "Transformed" doesn't just apply to your vehicles. It applies to the tracks, too!...
 

Video: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz DLC Coming to PS Vita

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94w ago - Sega of America Associate Brand Manager Aaron Webber has announced today that Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz DLC is coming to PS Vita with a video posted below.

To quote: Hey everyone, Aaron here from SEGA. If you, like me, are a gamer with fond memories of Super Monkey Ball (Did anyone else play hours of Monkey Target?), and if you're a PS Vita owner, you'll be thrilled to learn that Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz is out now!

If you're new to the SMB scene, the game is a skill-based platformer at heart with over 100 unique levels, but is also packed with multiplayer mini-games that take advantage of the PS Vita features.

For the first time ever in a Monkey Ball game, we've also included a custom level creator that uses the PS Vita camera! And yes, Monkey Target, SMB's most beloved mini-game (and perhaps most hilarious drinking game) is back in all its glory.

Fans will recognize all the tried and true elements of SMB that you've come to love, along with multiple difficulty settings: easy, medium, hard, and oh-my-god-this-is-amazingly-ridiculous.





Well, we actually just call the last one "advanced," but it's so difficult it's sure to give you hours of challenge. I'd actually bet...
 

Escape Plan: Director's Cut PS Vita DLC Arrives on PSN Today

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98w ago - Fun Bits Interactive Team Lead Chris Millar has announced today that the Escape Plan: Director's Cut PS Vita DLC is arriving on PSN today!

To quote: Escape Plan's Director's Cut DLC for PS Vita is out today, with new content for everyone!

Patch 1.04 also goes live with the new direct controls, and we're adding new visual stimulation for you costume fans.

After working on the project for over a year we decided to bring back some of our favorite level designs, and needless to say, we love a challenge!

This is why the Director's Cut pack is filled with the most devious and evil tricks that Bakuki ever conceived. Including the Slap-a-ma-tron 9001, and a butt-ton of mind-bending puzzles.

Continuing tradition, we have added four new costumes to the dressing room. Dress Lil and Laarg in a new spectrum of costumes such as Timeless and Lost Clause, with Halloweeners and I'm with Cupid unlocked by playing through the 21 Director's Cut levels.

We've also added a new poke control to allow the player to stop the selected character with the ease of a button, as well as adding the directional pad to start the character's march. Using your feedback we've done our best to get the game to be yours as much as it is ours. Let us know what you think!

Everyone...
 

RipStone Games Announce Free Pure Chess DLC This Summer

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110w ago - PR & Marketing Manager Michelle Senior at RipStone Games has announced today that free Pure Chess DLC for both PS3 and PS Vita will arrive on PSN this Summer!

Below are the details, to quote: We launched Pure Chess on PSN earlier this year, and it's the first chess game available for download on both PS3 and PS Vita.

ater this summer, we'll be releasing a new downloadable chess set which will be offered free to all PSN users - and that's where you come in!

We want you to help inspire a name for the upcoming set, which you can do by submitting an idea via Twitter (see full instructions below). Here's an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming downloadable set to get your creative juices flowing...

The set is available in both plastic and metal materials and will be playable in any of the three locations featured in the main game (Museum, Study, and Penthouse).

But what should we call this new set? Tweet us your naming suggestion to [Register or Login to view links] and include [Register or Login to view links] so we can find your submissions! If you want to enter multiple times, just send multiple Tweets.

We'll select 50 random participants (North America and EU entries only) who will...
 
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