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Video: Aliens: Colonial Marines PS3 Dated, Prometheus Possibilities

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129w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has revealed a release date for Aliens: Colonial Marines alongside a chat with Randy Pitchford of the prometheus possibilities on PlayStation 3.

To quote: The Alien films have always held enormous power over me, occupying the same sphere of significance that Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings do for many others.

So it's been with great interest and no small amount of hope that I've watched the development saga of Aliens: Colonial Marines. This Gearbox Software-developed first-person shooter promises to pick up where James Cameron's 1986 classic Aliens left off - an irresistible premise for any diehard fan of the series.

A recent trailer (watch it below) presented a convincing succession of sound and images, yet carried the sadface news of a new fall 2012 release date. What's an impatient Alien fan to do?

Well, I went to Randy Pitchford to get some answers. The gregarious CEO of Gearbox Software was all too happy to share new insights into the studio's plans for [Register or Login to view links], including multiplayer concepts, the control scheme, play style... and, perhaps most tantalizing, what he knows about the upcoming Ridley Scott-directed origin tale [Register or Login to view links]....
 

Video: Developer Diary: Skullgirls is a Feature-Rich PSN Fighter

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129w ago - Today Designer, Producer and Community Manager Peter Bartholow of Reverge Labs has posted up a developer diary video below showcasing the feature-rich PSN fighter Skullgirls.

To quote: Previously on the PlayStation.Blog, I introduced you to Skullgirls' story and characters and discussed its unique gameplay systems. Today, with the game racing towards completion, I'm here to shed a little more light on the game's features.

Even though Skullgirls is a downloadable game for PSN, we've got a feature set consistent with a full-priced fighter.

• Story Mode
• Arcade Mode
• Tutorials
• Practice Room
• Ranked and Unranked Online Play
• Custom Soundtracks
• PS3-exclusive Trophies

Story Mode

The world of Skullgirls is vast and full of colorful characters well beyond the eight playable characters we'll have in the game. These characters will show up throughout the characters' stories, which are told with a series of short vignettes, and are told with over 200 pieces of unique art, character portraits and new music.

Check out our new Story mode trailer above, which features Skullgirls' awesome attract mode and glimpses at some of the characters' stories.



 

New Video and Music Unlimited Releases for February 3, 2012

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129w ago - Sony Network Entertainment Marketing Manager Christopher Lastrapes is here with this weekend's new Video and Music Unlimited releases today, as follows:

This week, the Video Unlimited library adds Dream House, In Time, and The Thing. Plus, watch Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie before it hits theatres.

The Music Unlimited service features new releases from Lana Del Rey, Leonard Cohen, and The Jealous Sound, as well as titles from Jack White, M.I.A, Gotye, Scorpions, and [Register or Login to view links]!





Featured New Releases:

Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

Lana Del Rey has certainly made a splash before and after releasing the hit song "Video Games" in October. She has since intoxicated the music industry, which has watched her every move leading up to the release of Born to Die. A kick back to some of the bouncy story-telling of acts like Lily Allen, her sultry perception ping-pongs more between summer songs and haunting ballads. One thing is for sure - all eyes are on her for some time to come.

If You Like: Nicole Atkins, Oh Land, Christina Perri
Recommended Track: "Diet...
 

Video: Sony Unveils PlayStation Access TV Episode 19 Preview

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129w ago - Sony Community Manager MusterBuster is here with the official unveil of PlayStation Access TV Episode 19 preview video below.

To quote: There's nothing like a bit of Nathan Drake to get you pumped and ready for the weekend, eh? Good thing Access TV Episode 19 features PlayStation Vita flagship title Uncharted: Golden Abyss as Game of the Week then.

Prepare to stuff your eyeballs full of ace new gameplay footage, plus get a first-hand glimpse at Vita's incredible touch-screen controls in action. Handheld gamers have never had it so good.

Keeping with the Uncharted theme, the Access crew head to [Register or Login to view links] HQ in Santa Monica for a tour of the developers' motion capture stage. There are interviews with Creative Director Amy Hennig, plus the team chat with Nolan North about the filming for Golden Abyss.

T3 magazine's Rhi Morgan also drops in to give her opinion on the Vita from a tech perspective, plus there's your usual juicy roundup of PS3′s tastiest news morsels, which this week include a look at [Register or Login to view links] and some clever men who've made a real-life WipEout track. We want one.



 

Video: MotorStorm RC: Run-through of Competitive Online Play

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129w ago - Game Director Paul Rustchynsky has posted up a video run-through on the competitive online play in MotorStorm RC for both PS3 and PS Vita today.

To quote: MotorStorm RC is a few short weeks away and already the competitive online cross-play at its heart is igniting intense rivalries.

Here at Evolution Studios there's been a lot of competition for the best performances on every track and we're thrilled that gamers and journalists are experiencing this at special preview events all around the world.

Ahead of getting the opportunity to jump into the competition for yourself, I'm here to give you the low down on just how online competition works with other players - running you through a short video of me competing with Zoe (Evolution Studios QA Manager, who sits on the desk across from me) as I take on her performance in a Hot Lap race.





It's so easy to see what your friends and rivals have been up to and, with super-fast load times on both PS3 and PS Vita, jump into a race instantly to beat their fastest times and wipe the smirk off their face.

Competing like this, on your own schedule, is a perfect fit for both MotorStorm RC and the PlayStation Vita, letting you pick up the game and compete...
 
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