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Sony to Issue PS4 / PlayStation 4 Developer Kits to Universities

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58w ago - Today Sony has announced that it will issue PS4 / PlayStation 4 developer kits to universities as part of their PlayStationFirst Academic Development Program similar to what was done for the PS Vita console.

Below are the details from the Press Release, as follows: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has today announced that the PlayStationFirst Academic Development Programme is to make PS4 dev kits available as a follow on licencing programme to University members registered on the current PlayStation Vita dev kit programme.

PlayStationFirst, the press release states, is the Academic Development and Partnership Programme for Sony Computer Entertainment and SCE Worldwide Studios designed to inspire innovation across the suite of PlayStation platforms.

It establishes partnerships with University courses at the cutting edge of videogame technology, game development, computer science and research, and aids SCE’s overall goal of supporting Indie developers and established studios by fostering the next generation of PlayStation savvy developers.

PlayStationFirst is now actively seeking ‘Expression of Interests’ from Universities interested in the Academic Dev Kit Programme and PS Vita game development. PS Vita is the system that is most closely integrated with PS4 and...
 

Video: MLB 13 The Show Home Run Derby Out Now on PS3

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58w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager JT Pierce shared a video today announcing that the MLB 13 The Show Home Run Derby is out now on PS3!

To quote: Next week, Major League Baseball's biggest stars will descend on Citi Field in New York for the [Register or Login to view links].

The league's best sluggers will also be in town to compete for the title of 2013 Home Run Derby Champion, and while we can't all make it to the Midsummer Classic festivities, you can experience all the excitement and tradition of the Home Run Derby from your couch.

Introducing MLB 13 The Show Home Run Derby, available for download on your PS3. We've taken one of The Show's most popular game modes, packed it with 46 of the best long ball hitters in the game, and it's all yours for only $5.99.

Set in this year's Home Run Derby host stadium, [Register or Login to view links], MLB 13 The Show Home Run Derby features the same amazing visuals and gameplay you've come to expect from the highly rated franchise.

The game is available now, so download today from the PlayStation Store and get your swings in before for the real thing takes place July 15th.



 

Video: Conversations with Creators: Blacklight: Retribution on PS4

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60w ago - Zombie Studios Communications Manager Collin Moore shared a video today spotlighting conversations with the creators of Blacklight: Retribution on PS4 below.

To quote: The last couple months have been amazing for Zombie Studios, and bringing Blacklight: Retribution to the PlayStation 4 makes it even more exciting.

Before E3 we were contacted by Sony representatives who wanted to come to our offices and interview us for Conversations with Creators. After getting answers to a few questions and learning about the other groups involved, we were thrilled and humbled to be included.

If you've been following our progress then you know we've had an awesome first half of the year (especially with our new coffee machine).

You know that we'd been working to get Blacklight: Retribution ready for E3 and, after attending and having thousands of people play it, we're happy to report all those long nights were worth it.

We still remember when our PlayStation 4 development kits arrived and the excitement it created within the office. Being involved with a platform launch is a special badge of honor, and we're thrilled to be a part of it.

Our goal with Blacklight: Retribution is to make the best free-to-play first person shooter, and the PlayStation 4 is allowing...
 

Sony Announces Puppeteer Demo is Coming Soon to PlayStation 3

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60w ago - Today Sony Worldwide Studios Art Director Gavin Moore announced that a Puppeteer demo is coming soon to PlayStation 3 fans.

To quote: We're getting closer and closer to the release of Puppeteer! In preparation for release, I'm happy to announce that a playable demo demonstrating the essence of Puppeteer's gameplay will be made available in Europe prior to launch.

We plan on packing loads of content into the demo, and we hope it will give you a great idea of how the finished game will feel when it hits PlayStation 3 on 11th September.

While we're on the topic of demos, maybe some of you have heard of Puppeteer's 'Rehearsal Edition', which releases on Japan's PlayStation Store this week.

The Rehearsal Edition is not a traditional game demo but rather a uniquely regional way to introduce the world of Puppeteer.

The brief interactive stage specially designed for this concept gives Japanese gamers a peak behind the curtain at the cast of Puppeteer as they prepare for the 'big show'. The characters can be seen busily rehearsing while the crew put together the elaborate set pieces to be used in the bunraku - or 'puppet theatre' - that serves as the game's setting.

In order to let Japanese players fully soak in the atmosphere,...
 

Video: Muramasa Rebirth is Out Today on PlayStation Vita

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60w ago - Aksys Games Director of Production Frank "Bo" DeWindt announced alongside a fresh video that Muramasa Rebirth is out today on PlayStation Vita.

To quote: Muramasa Rebirth, the action-packed RPG by Vanillaware, the developer behind the critically acclaimed [Register or Login to view links], releases today!

Enter a world where ancient Japan comes to life on PS Vita. Play as the possessed princess Momohime, or the fugitive ninja Kisuke as they travel throughout Japan in search of the Demon Blades - powerful blades that lust for the souls of the vanquished. Collect all 108 blades, and battle those who stand in your way.

Along with a standard edition retail release, Muramasa Rebirth is also available on PlayStation Network as well as a limited "Muramasa Rebirth: Blessing of Amitahba Collector's Edition!"

In Muramasa Rebirth, Vanillaware re-imagines Muramasa onto the PS Vita system. The game's beautiful, vibrant hand drawn art is stunningly enhanced by the PS Vita's OLED screen. The gameplay has been updated to allow for easy gameplay and customization. Remap your controls to your liking and play with ease!





Muramasa Rebirth...
 
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