Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for May 1, 2012

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102w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates below, as follows:

Hi Everyone - It's a banner week for the PlayStation Store with the debut of great new titles, an out of this world PlayStation Plus update, the return of some treasured classics and much more.

Make your first stop this week with Awesomenauts. PlayStation Plus subscribers know from last week's May preview that this title is free this month starting today!

This colorfully action packed 2D online multiplayer battler with split-screen gameplay drops you in frantic online environments.

Unlock loads of new abilities and characters for your arsenal, get in on the co-op action and storm the online arenas in Awesomenauts! Read up more on the game in PlayStation.Blog's post with tons of info and screens from the game.





Then power up your PS Vita and download Mortal Kombat.

Featuring the same over the top combat and fidelity from the console release, this version brings all-new PS Vita exclusive content (kontent?) like 150 new Challenge Tower missions that incorporate the DLC characters (like Freddy Krueger!), while also integrating the front touchscreen and accelerometer in ways that...
 

New Marvel Avenger & x7 Items, Konami Silent Hill Downpour Diner

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102w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Cade Peterson has revealed details today on the new Marvel Avenger and x7 items, and the Konami Silent Hill Downpour Diner as part of this weeks update below.

To quote: This Wednesday, May 2nd, PlayStation Home welcomes new Marvel Avenger clothing items, Konami brings the Silent Hill Downhill Diner personal space along with Murphy's Prison Jumpsuit and Anne Marie's Police Uniform, new exclusive x7 early-access items, and more!

Marvel is releasing a bunch of new Avenger clothing items, including Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Thor, Nova, Union Jack, and others complete with a bundle to own them all. Pick them up and be among the first to show your fan boy or fan girl love for the heroes and villains you love.

x7 Exclusive Update- Members of x7 will get early access to several new items this week including a stunning collection of new gemstone Auras, a new x7 exclusive bundle, and of course even a free DJ Turntable ornament.

Head there starting Wednesday to reap the benefits of being part of the most exclusive club in all of Home. If you haven't yet become a member, head to x7 and check out the Guest List for a complete list of ways to gain entrance.

Pro-tip: PlayStation Plus membership gives instant access, so pick...
 

Video: PlayStation Move Mystery Game Datura Hits PSN on May 8th

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103w ago - Plastic Studios Game Director Michal Staniszewski has made available a video today unveiling the PlayStation Move mystery game Datura, which hits PSN on May 8th 2012.

To quote: Hello, I'm Michal from Team Plastic and we are really happy to bring you Datura, which we can confirm today is coming to PSN on May 8th.

Datura is a spicy mixture between an old-school adventure and a modern interactive experience. The game has a couple of interpretation levels, so it's up to you to experience it on your own and share your thoughts afterward with others.

From a technical standpoint, Datura brings you a novel gaming mechanics based on the PlayStation Move motion controller. We created a virtual hand that you can operate and touch nearly everything in the game.

If you don't have a motion controller, you can still play with a DualShock 3 controller. For an even greater experience, Datura also fully supports stereoscopic 3D.





The game was designed to have a film like narrative and we encourage you to play through it in one session to really experience as one. We are excited about releasing it and will be happy to read your reactions afterwards.
 

Video: Starhawk: How to Create an Epic Soundtrack for PS3

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103w ago - Starhawk Score Producer Matt Levine has posted up a video today spotlighting how to create an epic soundtrack for PS3 titles.

To quote: When Lightbox Interactive's President Dylan Jobe came to us to discuss the musical score for Starhawk, he had one of the best quotes I've ever heard from a game director:

"The music should not simulate combat; it should remind you what you're fighting for."

It is rare for so many things to come together on a project, but Starhawk has proven to be a perfect storm for creating a truly inspirational score. With a great story, a visionary developer, a brilliant composer, The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra, and a fantastic collection of soloists, we knew that this score would be something really special.

Chris Lennertz's score is bursting with character and memorable themes. Lyrical melodies soar through the orchestra, juxtaposed against feral percussion, gritty guitars, ethnic vocals and an eclectic mix of exotic wind instruments, each contributing to a score that is as memorable as it is unique.





At its core, the story is a classic western tale of two brothers torn apart by a tragic event....
 

Video: See PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale in Action on PS3

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103w ago - SuperBot Entertainment Game Director Omar Kendall has shared a video today showcasing PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale in action on the PS3 entertainment system!

To quote: Today marks a special day for us here at SuperBot Entertainment, as we finally get to share our game with the world! PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale existed as an idea in the hearts of gamers way before SuperBot got around to making it, and the expectations of the fans are really what drive us.

This game is a labor of love, and we're excited to be able to finally show it - learn more in our new video interview above.

So what is PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale? First and foremost, it's a celebration of a storied history of great characters and rich worlds brought together in one game.

And for us, there's no better way to celebrate than by creating an experience that players can sit around one screen and enjoy together.

There are probably a few types of games that can be enjoyed by four players simultaneously, but for us at SuperBot, a brawler was the obvious choice for one really good reason: the developers here at SuperBot really like fighting games




 







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