Sony Unveils PSP Price Drops in PlayStation Store for April 17, 2012

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105w ago - Today Andy Stewart of Sony's PlayStation Store Team has unveiled this weeks PSP price drops in the European PSN store, as follows:

We have some more price dropped PSP games for your enjoyment. The prices will vary from title to title, but you'll be sure to find some as little as €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95!

With the release of the PlayStation Vita, we're delighted gamers are enjoying our new entry to portable consoles but we also know a lot of die-hard PSP fans still exist.

This price reduction allows you to have even cheaper access to great PSP titles - some of which are even PS Vita compatible (to see which content is compatible, visit the PlayStation Store and you will be able to see in the products description).

Some of the titles included are:

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3

Was: €39.99/£24.99/AUD $59.95
Now: €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95

Jungle Party

Was: €29.99/£24.99/AUD $49.95
Now: €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95

White Knight Chronicles Origins

Was: €29.99/£24.99/AUD $49.95
Now: €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95

Patapon 3

Was: €26.99/£16.99/AUD $44.95
Now: €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95

Echoshift

Was: €19.99/£15.99/AUD $29.95
 

Video: Hands-On: Deadmau5 SoundShapes Stage for PS Vita

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105w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has gone hands-on today with some video footage of the Deadmau5 SoundShapes stage for PS Vita below.

To quote: It's no secret that electronica artist deadmau5 signed on with Toronto-based Queasy Games to collaborate on the upcoming PS Vita musical platformer Sound Shapes.

But last week we finally tasted the succulent fruits of that creative collaboration.

During a media showcase in New York City, Sound Shapes Producer Jason deGroot kindly demonstrated a new set of levels (a "Record" in the game's lingo) that featured audio effects provided by the mousey maestro and pixelicious art courtesy of indie developer Pixel Jam.

You can analyze the results for yourself below - headphones recommended!

It's worth noting that deadmau5's album tracks, such as the pop cut "Ghosts 'n Stuff," won't be appearing in Sound Shapes. And that's by design: the game's interactive soundtrack synthesizes with your platforming progress, making each "performance" a unique arrangement.

But deadmau5's sounds, loops, and rhythms are showcased in a dedicated set of levels. Better yet, his library will be available when it comes time to construct custom...
 

Sony Announces LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 Update 1.12 Incoming, Details

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105w ago - Sony LBP Community Coordinator Steven Isbell has announced today news of LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 update 1.12 arriving this week, with details on the new features for PlayStation 3 fan below!

To quote: Update 1.12 for LittleBigPlanet 2 will be out this week, and it will introduce a few nifty features to the game.

Dive-In

The Dive-In feature has now been moved to the top of the Community menu, and has been vastly rewired and improved to help players easily find some new Sackfolk to play with during their adventures!

Boo-Be-Gone

To help encourage creativity, we have removed the Boos from the Level Rating System. You can still Yay a level to say that you really liked it, but we found that the Boo ratings were disheartening at best, and could be used to cause grief amongst the community.

If you happen to find something you don't like because it's rude or mean or just plain offensive, then hit the Select Button and use the Good Grief System to report it to our moderation team.

Comments & Reviews

If you have just played a level and wish to provide the creator with some helpful feedback, then you can still use the level's comments section or perhaps leave a nice and informative review for the entire community...
 

Video: A Magical Tale Begins with This New Sorcery PS3 Trailer

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105w ago - Sony's European Product Manager Maria Dixon has shared a video today announcing the beginning of a magical tale with the latest Sorcery PS3 trailer!

To quote: Hi everyone, as we move closer to launch next month, I'm pleased to share the latest trailer for Sorcery.

In this Story Trailer, join legendary wizard Dash in a magical tale from deep within the Faerie Kingdom. As his apprentice Finn ventures into unknown lands, he unleashes the fury of the twisted and vengeful Nightmare Queen.

I hope you enjoy it!

Be sure to check out EU.PlayStation.com to find out more about Sorcery.





 

Video: StarDrone Extreme Launches for PlayStation Vita Today

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106w ago - Beatshapers CEO Alexey Menshikov has announced that StarDrone Extreme is launching on PlayStation Vita today in the US (next week in Europe) alongside a video trailer below.

To quote: Alexey Menshikov (Beatshapers) and Andriy Sharanevych (Orb Games) here.

We are super excited to announce that long-awaited StarDrone Extreme for PlayStation Vita will be released today.

For those of you not familiar with what StarDrone Extreme is about, here's a brief: you pilot the always-in-motion spaceship through diverse cosmic environments in order to beat each of the game's 60 levels' goals. Goals can range from getting to the end of the level, to destroying all enemies, to collecting certain items.

Each level starts by aiming and shooting yourself into the outer space from a cannon. Your spaceship is always in motion from this point on, and it's your job to attach to nearby gravity beacons to navigate your flight path.





While tethered to a beacon, you can swing and attempt to circle the beacon until you release and slingshot yourself further. This core mechanic allowed us to bring together elements of shoot 'em up, pinball,...
 







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