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Sony Unveils Infantry Weapons in DUST 514 for PlayStation 3

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137w ago - Today Sony Community Manager Phil Wang has revealed the Infantry Weapons available in DUST 514 for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: The handheld weapons are a key part of any MMOFPS and DUST 514 is no exception. There were a few things that were very important to us.

Firstly, we wanted to avoid the feeling of "Vietnam in space" that you sometimes see in sci-fi games. The goal was to create weapons that had recognizable roles but used more advanced technologies than the equivalent weapons of today.

The power of these guns would tear apart a modern day battlefield. In DUST 514 the only way your mercenary can survive the power of these weapons is due to the advanced shielding and armor of the dropsuits they wear. Without them, simply firing these weapons would severely injure or even kill you!

Secondly, it was important to us that the weapons felt like a natural part of the EVE universe. In the same way that the ships in EVE have distinct racial designs and specialties, the weapons of DUST 514 had to encapsulate the values and technology of the race that created them.

The ruthless efficiency of the Caldari, the progressive aesthetics of the Gallente, the resilience and resourcefulness of the Minmatar as well as the proud arrogance of the Amarr...
 

Road of Devastation: New Weapons, New Enemies & New Rules

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149w ago - Today Petteri Putkonen at Housemarque has shared a Road of Devastation update, which includes new weapons, enemies and rules as detailed below.

To quote: As Road of Devastation begins, you (and your partner if co-op) escape from a laboratory and find yourself at a crossroads leading to three different roads.

Each road has its own perks and dangers lying in wait - with different environments, items and enemies for you to discover. Choose your road, and let the devastation begin...

New weapons.

Road of Devastation will give players several new tools and ways to dispose of enemies with. And not just something you can carry with you but also elements found in the environment.

Electrified fences will fry anything that touches them when you turn the power on, so keep your distance and timing right.

Eat 1.21 Gigawatts!!

You may even get to operate heavy-duty industrial saws - perfect for disposing masses of zombies with (personal safety measure - keep your distance from the cutting end while operating heavy industrial equipment).

A new heavy weapon you can carry with you comes with a computer assisted, automated targeting system - more details about this high-tech equipment will be revealed in the very near future...
 

Video: Special Weapons of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One on PS3

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151w ago - Previously we reported on the Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Up Your Arsenal PS3 gameplay and the weapons, and today Sony Computer Entertainment America Product Marketing Specialist Derek Osgood is here with the final part of the video series- character-specific special weapons.

To quote: It was great to have so many of you swing by the PlayStation booth at PAX this last weekend and get your hands on Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.

Those we did speak to seemed to have a great time playing around with the incredible weapons shown in the PAX demo. If you didn't get a chance to make it to PAX and are curious about just what other unique weapons can be found in All 4 One, you're in luck, because today we're detailing the weapons specific to each of the four characters.

Take a look at this final video in the series and see how the character-specific weapons of All 4 One work.





Watch as Ratchet uses his Dopplebanger to distract enemies before he blasts them with his Warmonger rocket launcher, Qwark uses his Quantum...
 

Video: Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One PS3 Gameplay Weapons

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152w ago - Following up on our previous article, today Sony Computer Entertainment America's Product Marketing Specialist Derek Osgood has posted up the next in the Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One PS3 gameplay weapons series.

To quote: Hey everyone, we're back with the latest in our Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One weapon series, to give you another taste of the arsenal in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.

Insomniac Games keeps bringing the noise with the weapons and we hope you're getting ready to try them out for yourselves this October.

Get a look at the Pyroblaster, Arc Lasher, Blitzer, and Frost Cannon in action. Don't forget to keep checking back here for the rest of our gameplay series as we highlight a different aspect of All 4 One with each video, including the rest of the game's unique weapons!





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Zipper Welcomes SOCOM 4 PS3 Back, Free Maps and Weapons!

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164w ago - Zipper Interactive Senior Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has welcomed fans back to SOCOM 4 on the PS3 today and announced they are issuing free maps and weapons to PlayStation Plus users.

To quote: We're very happy today to announce that SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs is now offering free maps and weapons to all PS Plus users!

You might remember that we gave away the classic SOCOM map "Abandoned" and a couple of exclusive shotguns as an incentive to pre-order the game through GameStop. All PlayStation Plus users can now download "Abandoned" and the shotguns free for the next month!

For those of you without Plus yet, don't worry-your time will come shortly. Recall the blog announcement a couple weeks back announcing that, as a token of appreciation, the PlayStation Network will be giving all users 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership, coming soon. After a month of PlayStation Plus availability, "Abandoned" and the shotguns will continue to be available for SOCOM Pro members.

But that's not all. When we announced SOCOM Pro shortly before SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs hit stores, we promised that we'd be delivering the oft-requested M16 and AK-47 shortly after release. We're happy today to not only say that they're almost here, but that they're being...
 
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