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Transistor Interview: Why Indies Matter on PlayStation 4 / PS4

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69w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton shared a Transistor interview today on why Indies Matter on PlayStation 4 / PS4 below.

To quote: One of the stand-out moment at this year's PlayStation press briefing at E3, for me at least, was when eight independent developers took to the stage to show off their PS4 titles.

As Adam Boyes explained following the show, indie games are a key part of what makes PS4 such a special platform, and it was a landmark moment seeing these fantastic teams sharing the limelight with AAA titles such as Assassin's Creed IV and Final Fantasy XV.

Leading them out were Greg Kasavin and Amir Rao of Supergiant Games, who announced that Transistor, their bewitchingly beautiful follow-up to smash hit action RPG Bastion, will be debuting on PS4 when development wraps up in 2014.

I caught up with Greg on the showfloor the following day to pick his brains about the role of indies on our new platform, and to find out a little more about Transistor.

PlayStation.Blog: Supergiant started out just a few years ago in 2009 as a humble developer with just two staff members (it's now up to 10). Fast forward to 2013 and you're presenting your new game onstage at the PlayStation E3 press conference. That must feel surreal...
 

DualShock 4 PS4 Controller: Hands-on Impressions from E3 2013

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70w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman went hands-on at this year's E3 expo and shared feedback on the new DualShock 4 PS4 controller below!

To quote: Following its debut at PlayStation's February 20th event in New York City, DualShock 4 has emerged at E3 in near-final form.

Though DualShock 3 has proven to be a capable and dependable wireless controller for years with PlayStation 3, the PS4's new weapon of choice is a clear improvement across the board. Here are some quick E3 2013 impressions.

For me, DualShock 4's most impactful new feature is a subtle but shockingly satisfying detail: A glossy cross-hatched texture that wraps around the larger handles.

This texture provides a snug, more comfortable grip on the device compared to DualShock 3's slipperier feel. This is one of those things you'll need to try for yourself to truly understand, but once you experience it there's no going back. It's a delight.

Then there are the redesigned and retuned analog sticks, which now boast a concave surface and slightly stiffer deadzone that makes it easier to maneuver the camera using small, precise movements. The surface is also more tactile, but not so much that it impedes your thumb's ability to glide around the inner rim as your make subtle adjustments to your aiming...
 

Video: Watch_Dogs E3 2013 Walkthough PlayStation 4 / PS4 Demo

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71w ago - Ubisoft Community Developer Nik Schmidt posted up a fresh Watch_Dogs PlayStation 4 walkthrough demo video from E3 2013 today for PS4 fans below!

To quote: In this most recent Watch_Dogs gameplay demo, we witnessed the wide variety of tools that Aiden has in his arsenal, all expressed through gameplay.

Whether it be by driving in a stealthily way to try and evade assailants, by assisting a friend in escaping a sticky situation, or by blacking out parts of the city to give him tactical advantage, we were able to see all the agency we'll have while exploring the great city of Chicago.

Now, we've seen how Aiden lends a helping hand to a friend, but who's helping him? Who's helping you, the player, when the odds seemed to have been tipped against you? That's where it becomes interesting.

There's yet another layer of connectivity that will be available to you in Watch_Dogs: Co-op on mobile devices. When you're calling for help, you are sending a request to friends who are connected to the Watch_Dogs universe through their mobile devices.

When that request is accepted, a co-op experience starts and the goal for the two players is to survive from the police by escaping their pursuit. This is just another way Watch_Dogs brings you the full, hyper-connected experience.
 

Video: Blacklight: Retribution New Trailer, FPS and F2P on PS4

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71w ago - Zombie Studios Communications Manager Collin Moore shared a new video trailer today showcasing FPS and F2P on PS4 in their upcoming PlayStation 4 title Blacklight: Retribution below.

To quote: Summer is upon us and another E3 is here! Even with the unusually sunny skies here in Seattle the last couple months, we here at Zombie Studios have been hard at work on getting Blacklight: Retribution ready to be playable on the show floor at E3 2013.
 
When we announced Blacklight: Retribution on PS4 a couple months ago, we knew we had to be on the E3 show floor. We instantly set a goal to get the game running and be ready for E3.

After a number of long weeks, lots of dinners in the office, and a new coffee machine, we are thrilled to have Blacklight: Retribution playable for everyone in attendance.

For those unfamiliar with Blacklight: Retribution, it's an action-packed free-to-play first-person shooter that allows you to customize your character in millions of ways.

You can change every aspect of your weapon from the barrel, scope, muzzle, and receiver. Want to make your character feel like your character? Alter them anyway you want, swapping out everything from individual pieces of armor to their accessories to cosmetic items that show your elite status.
 

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Coming to PlayStation 4, E3 Trailer

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71w ago - Square Enix Online Content Producer Ben Bateman announced today that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is coming to PlayStation 4 alongside an E3 PS4 trailer below!

To quote: Sony fans will be pleased to hear that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is in development for PlayStation 4!

Announced at the Square Enix Future of Final Fantasy E3 conference, it was confirmed that gamers who purchase the PlayStation 3 version of the game will be able to transition their accounts to the PlayStation 4 version when it's released in 2014.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released on August 27, 2013, for PC and PlayStation 3 - but don't forget that Phase 3 of the beta begins this Friday!

For the first time, PlayStation 3 gamers will be able to adventure with their PC-owning companions thanks to the game's cross-platform capabilities.

Make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun by [Register or Login to view links] in the beta today.





Phase 3 and the beginning of the PlayStation 3 Beta for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn starts this Friday, 14 June - don't miss out!
 
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