Frobisher Says! for PS Vita Available to Everyone on PSN for Free

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103w ago - Sony European Product Manager Mayumi Donovan has announced today that Frobisher Says for PS Vita is now available to everyone on PSN for free!

To quote: Anyone that has received a PSN message informing them that a friend of theirs has poked an otter with a stick will be delighted to hear that Frobisher Says! is now available to all PS Vita owners for free.

If you don't know what Frobisher Says! Is all about, here's an introduction from developer Ricky Haggett from Honeyslug:

Frobisher Says is a surreal party game, where players must obey the whims of a strange little man called Frobisher, who is terribly spoilt and entirely used to getting his own way.

He's terribly demanding and a bit frightening if crossed, but his orders are often quite whimsical - he might insist on players doing things like "poke an otter with a stick", "deliver my pudding on a toy train", or "smile at some ladies (but not at the badgers!)".

He might even ask them to prise open all the clams in his spaghetti marinara - despite the fact that he doesn't even like clams.

The game showcases all of the features of the Vita - from front and rear touch, to motion, camera, and face-detection, as well as traditional controls....
 

Video: The Unfinished Swan is Coming to PlayStation Network

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103w ago - Giant Sparrow Creative Director Ian Dallas has announced today alongside a video trailer that The Unfinished Swan is coming to PlayStation Network with details below.

To quote: If you've ever heard of The Unfinished Swan before I'd like to start by saying I'm sorry.

Back in 2008, when we posted videos of the prototype online, a lot of people got really excited. And then a few years went by without another word. So if you've been wondering "whatever happened to that weird black and white painting game?" thanks for waiting!

If this is all new to you, here's the gist: The Unfinished Swan is a first-person painting game that begins in a totally white space. You throw globs of paint to explore the world around you.

In the game you're a boy named Monroe who's chasing after a swan. The swan stepped out of a painting and has wandered off into a surreal, unfinished world. Here's what it looks like:





So what have we been doing these last few years? Judging from our blog, mostly we've been having team lunches and then posing for photos. Which is partly true....
 

Video: Sony Announces GT Academy 2012 Begins Today, Promo

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103w ago - Sony Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has announced that GT Academy 2012 officially begins on PlayStation Store today alongside a Season 2 promo video below.

To quote: It's the moment aspiring race drivers have been waiting for: GT Academy 2012 is available now! If you think you have what it takes, go to PlayStation Store and download the free demo of GT Academy 2012 right now.

That's right - you don't need to have a copy of Gran Turismo to play and compete!

This national competition, designed to turn the best Gran Tursimo players into real-life race drivers, welcomes players of all experience levels. Each participant will compete in a series of virtual trials, piloting Nissan cars, over an eight-week period in 40 different events.

Each round features five events that players can retry as many times as they want. Only the fastest lap times will be recorded and ranked. Rounds 1 and 2 are the first set of trials to open, and Polyphony Digital will release subsequent rounds every two weeks.





Here's a list of rounds and when they will be available:

Round 1 and 2 (Registration not required):
5/1 (Tue) to 6/24 (Sun)

Round 3 and 4 (Registration not required):
 

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

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103w 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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103w 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...
 







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