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Video: Sportsfriends: Building a Better Pole Riders for PS3

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98w ago - Foddy Founder and Head Honcho Bennett Foddy has shared a Sportsfriends: Super Pole Riders video today spotlighting the building of a better Pole Riders for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: In 2010, when I started making Pole Riders, my original plan was to make a straight pole-vaulting game, like the ones in Summer Games or Daley Thompson's Decathlon, both games that were super-popular when I was six years old. Back in 1984, local multiplayer games were nearing the peak of their popularity.

In the arcades, there were games like Joust and Track & Field, but at home, and in the public libraries, the Epyx compilations ruled the roost: not just Summer Games but Winter Games and the immortal California Games too. I was absolutely obsessed with the pole-vault event in Summer Games and for the longest time, I wanted to make my own version of it.

Perhaps it's no coincidence, then, that I'm now involved in Sportsfriends, which is a spiritual successor to Summer Games - a compilation of four sports-themed games, to be played by up to four friends on the one couch.

But unlike the old Epyx compilations, none of the Sportsfriends games play it straight. Hokra is a hockey game with no goals and no sticks. BaraBariBall is a volleyball game with no net, where the...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for November 13, 2012

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98w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this week's US PSN updates below, as follows:

Pre-Order

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale ($59.99)

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a brawl on the PlayStation 3 system like nothing that has come before it. From Kratos to Sly Cooper, Sweet Tooth to PaRappa the Rapper, PlayStation characters from all over the gaming spectrum are brought together in a fighting adventure that's both easy to play, and hard to master.

The game plays out across static and interactive Sony themed environments, and features local multiplayer support as well as the ability to take the battle online for competitive multiplayer action.
 
ESRB: T - Teen

PS3 Full Games

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ($49.99)

WE ARE TEKKEN! Download the full TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 game! NOTE: This game's downloadable content is the same as the packaged version, and includes the online pass but none of the pre-order downloadable content.
 
ESRB: T - Teen // File Size: 17.1 GB

SingStar Digital ($0.00)

Battle it out with friends and family in SingStar, the ultimate competitive singing game featuring your favorite artists' music and videos. Choose from thousands...
 

Video: PlayStation Plus for PS Vita Hits Next Week - Take the Tour

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98w ago - Sony Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation Director Don Mesa has shared a video tour today of PlayStation Plus for PS Vita which officially arrives next week.

To quote: During Tokyo Game Show we announced that PlayStation Plus would be coming to PlayStation Vita in November. We are excited to reveal that PS Plus will be available on November 19th as part of the next PS Vita System Software Update (v2.00).

I teamed up with Ray Bautista, Product Manager of Digital Platforms Strategic Planning to give you a sneak peek at the Instant Game Collection for PS Vita and all of the benefits and features that PS Plus has to offer.

Today I'll walk you through some of the other new features you can look forward to with the system software update, including an email app, the ability to transfer content wirelessly between your PS Vita and PC, and enhancements to the web browser.

With the addition of PS Plus, and such a great lineup of exclusive games launching by this holiday, now is the perfect time to purchase a PS Vita.





As Ray mentioned, PS Plus will offer exclusive discounts and bonus features for both PS Vita and PlayStation 3 members. In addition to online storage for game saves,...
 

PlayStation Plus Update: Solve a Quantum Conundrum Free on Plus

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98w ago - PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro has announced today that fans can solve a Quantum Conundrum free on PlayStation Plus as part of this week's update!

To quote: Last week, we revealed that Resident Evil 5 would be free for PS Plus members. Now we're welcoming Quantum Conundrum into the Instant Game Collection.

It's a ground-breaking title in its own right, so read on to learn a bit more about it, along with another great deal for Plus members. This update's content will be in effect with the November 13th PS Store Update.

November 13th PlayStation Plus Update

Quantum Conundrum
Free for Plus Members

Designed by Kim Swift (one of the original developers of the classic game Portal), Quantum Conundrum is an amazing first person puzzler which gives you the power to hop through different dimensions, manipulating the very physical traits of the world around you in real time on a quest to save your inventor Uncle, Professor Fitz Quadwrangle!





Check out IGN's video review of the game below to find out why Quantum Conundrum is super clever, a ton of fun, and definitely worth playing.



 

Sony Announces Alien Breed Returns to PlayStation Mobile Next Week

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99w ago - Today Bethany Aston of Team 17 has announced on Sony's Blog that Alien Breed returns to PlayStation Mobile next week with details below.

To quote: Hi everyone, we are very proud to announce the forthcoming arrival of Alien Breed on PlayStation Mobile! Back on your screens to celebrate its 21st anniversary, it will be available to download on 14th November for just £3.19/€3.99.

For the uninitiated, Alien Breed is the classic sci-fi, top-down shooter developed by [Register or Login to view links]. Originally launched in 1991, it's now been remade for PS Mobile, which can only mean one thing... it's time to turn down the lights, turn up the sounds and encounter Alien Breed again!

This release offers the opportunity for both old and new fans to experience the original survival-horror game. Featuring a choice of either old-school Amiga graphics or new enhanced visuals, Alien Breed retains the challenging gameplay of the original while offering players additional assistance in the form of an in-game store for extra ammo, keys and weapons.

Alien Breed features:

• Classic Mode - Play using the original graphics, music and controls
• Enhanced Mode - Featuring enhanced graphics, audio and controls
• 8 new levels - entirely new levels...
 
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