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Video: Killzone: Mercenary - Cash is King on PlayStation Vita

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94w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman shared a video below today spotlighting Killzone: Mercenary where he states cash is king on PlayStation Vita.

To quote: Not long ago the US and European press got its first hands-on experiences with Killzone: Mercenary, Guerrilla Games Cambridge's upcoming PS Vita shooter. Despite gracing Vita's portable screen, the team behind Mercenary is hellbent on providing a full FPS experience with all the trimmings.

Come September, you'll get a full nine-mission story-driven campaign, an eight-player competitive multiplayer mode, and a collection of bonus challenge missions.

Watch our new video to get the inside story straight from Art Director Tom Jones.

Much has already been said concerning Killzone: Mercenary's graphical fidelity, but I'll add my voice to the choir: This is one fine, fine-looking game. Because Mercenary runs on a modified version of the Killzone 3 rendering engine, you'll see modern niceties such as volumetric lighting and smoke, high-res environment textures, gleaming metal and realistic-looking shadows.





None of this would be out of place for a modern PS3 shooter, but portable gaming rarely sees this level of extreme graphical detail....
 

Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 Development Tools and Engines Unveiled

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94w ago - Today Gamasutra has revealed several Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 development Tools and Engines for those interested in developing on the next-generation video game console with details below.

To quote: "It looks as if the NDAs for several tool-makers supporting Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 were lifted today, as our inboxes have been flooded this morning with announcements.

Below are the tools and engines that should be available now for those of you developing on the PlayStation 4. We'll update this story should any other announcements come our way.

Update: Added NVIDIA's PhysX and APEX, and NaturalMotion's Morpheme 4.

FaceFX

Animation tool FaceFX is billed as "an advanced facial animation solution unique in its ability to liberate artists from the complexities of creating realistic dialogue and emotive characters." Recent titles that used the tech include Far Cry 3, Halo 4 and Dishonored. More information is available here (facefx.com).

xaitControl

Germany's xaitment is supporting the PS4 with xaitControl, its AI software package for game logic and character behavioral modeling.

xaitment was founded in Germany in 2004 as an offshoot of the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence. More on xaitControl...
 

Sony Rumored to Push for 16 Million PS4 Shipments in 2013

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94w ago - Following up on the previous reports, today DigiTimes revealed that according to sources Sony is pushing for 16 million PlayStation 4 / PS4 shipments in 2013.

Below are the details, to quote: "Having high hopes on its PlayStation 4 (PS4) game console, Sony internally expects the machine's annual shipments to reach 16 million units in 2013 with the supply chain expected to start mass shipments in August, according to sources from PS4 component makers.

The sources pointed out that the PS4 will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Pegatron Technology, and the player have just begun the processes of request for quotation (RFQ) for the related components. Therefore, the component shipments are unlikely to start until August, but should allow the machine to show up before the year-end holidays in 2013.

Sony shipped a total of 150 million Playstation 2s and 100 million Playstations and has shipped 77 million Playstation 3s over the past seven years."

Finally, in related news Sony tweeted (twitter.com/PlayStation/status/309769646582677506) the following warning to users:

Important: Sites or individuals offering "PS4 beta...
 

Video: High Moon: Deadpool on PlayStation 3, Madness is His Method

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94w ago - High Moon Studios Game Director Sean Miller shared a video today spotlighting High Moon: Deadpool on PlayStation 3 dubbed Madness is His Method below.

To quote: This is Sean Miller, Director of Deadpool, coming this summer to PS3 from High Moon Studios and Activision.

We asked Deadpool, who graciously volunteered his leadership to relieve us of the pressures of developing a video game for him, to make a thoughtful video carefully outlining the nuanced gameplay and character features gamers could look forward to in his self-titled debut later this year.

As you can see in this new gameplay trailer, he... disagreed artistically. But while Deadpool sleeps off the tray of dessert chimichangas (he's named them 'chillychangas' he just finished off, I'm free to give you a more in-depth introduction to Deadpool.

If you're not familiar with High Moon Studios, we're the team behind two of the highest-rated Transformers video games of all time: [Register or Login to view links] and its sequel, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron.

Deadpool is more than just a poster on our wall here - he's real to us, and his chaotic presence is a well we draw from constantly in designing his game. Deadpool...
 

Sony European PlayStation Store Updates for March 6th, 2013

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94w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN Store updates below today.

To quote: First up, Tomb Raider, the acclaimed reimagining of Lara Croft from developer [Register or Login to view links], drops onto PlayStation Store this week. Look out for it on Friday.

On PS Vita, leap into action once more in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus as Ryu returns for another outing, this time on a journey to retrieve the Demon Statue. Buy early from PlayStation Store and get an exclusive costume pack (offer available until 26th March).

Elsewhere in the digital world, sports fans will be happy to see SCE San Diego's fantastic baseball sim MLB 13 The Show secure an EU launch for both PS3 and PS Vita. Also well worth a look are Germinator for PS Vita, and PS2 titles Midnight Club and Midnight Club 2.

PS Plus refreshes today with some great new content, including Mass Effect 3, Dead or Alive 5, Joe Danger 2 and discounts aplenty! Don't forget there's also still time to nab God of War HD if you haven't done so already. Oh, and Kratos fans might also be interested in our beefy GoW sale!

PlayStation Network New Content

Content may be added or removed, or move dates - please stay tuned to your weekly...
 
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