202w ago - SCEA Product Marketing Manager Jefferson Dong has shared details today on Four Days: The Heavy Rain PS3 online experience, as follows:
As many of you living on the West Coast of the United States know, it has been raining extremely hard during the last week.
We, here, in the marketing team at SCEA wanted to let you know that this is merely a coincidence and that there is no connection to the upcoming release of the interactive psychological thriller, Heavy Rain, exclusively for PlayStation 3.
While we did originally have two weeks of downpour planned as part of an ARG (alternate reality game) or viral marketing campaign for the release of Heavy Rain, we were prevented from doing so due to liability and logistical reasons (Legal teams hate it when you screw with the weather).
202w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video today which details White Knight Chronicles PS3 online play and revealed that it will launch across Europe on February 26, 2010.
To quote: We've been talking about White Knight Chronicles for so long, that it's actually a bit hard for me to believe that it's only 2 weeks from hitting stores. But [checks calendar], that is indeed the case!
A few days ago, we held a media event in San Francisco to allow reporters hands-on time with the online portion of the game in a team setting.
I also sat down with US Producer Tsubasa Inaba to talk ask how robust the online feature set is with White Knight Chronicles.
I can't think of another RPG whose online modes (if they even exist!) are so intertwined with the solo campaign, and so I can personally see myself investing a lot of time there in just two weeks.
Also, we hope you've been enjoying the tutorial videos - a third one (featuring a dissection of the character creation options) will be debuting soon.
208w ago - Sony Online Entertainment's Senior Global Brand Manager Debysue Wolfcale has announced that a DC Universe Online PS3 animation contest starts today, as follows:
The DC Universe Online/Mass Animation - Animation Contest has officially kicked off! Now, budding animators and fans alike can compete by animating shots in a cinematic trailer or animating character gestures for in-game emotes for the upcoming PlayStation 3 game, DC Universe Online.
All of the tools that you will need to enter will be provided including a special edition of Autodesk Maya 3D Animation software, storyboards, designs and fully-rigged 3-D models, along with access through the Mass Animation application on the DCUO Facebook fan page.
Once your entry is complete, you can upload your submission for viewing, voting and sharing with friends through the Facebook application. Each week voters, and a panel of judges which included members of the DCUO team, will help determine what shots qualify as the "best" and will be eligible for voter prizes.
There will be 60 submissions chosen as runners-up for the game trailer and each will each receive $500.00 and a copy of DCUO when it ships. The 40 runners-up of the Emote animation entries will win $150, the...