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Sony Unveils New PlayStation Home Square and Shopping Centre

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215w ago - Today SCEE Community Lead Alex Weekes has unveiled a new PlayStation Home Square and Shopping Centre.

To quote: Today, we're pleased to announce that this Thursday we cut the ribbon and open the brand new Home Square and Shopping Centre!

We're really excited about finally releasing the new spaces, where we'll be able to bring you, the community that makes PlayStationHome what it is, exciting new experiences.

So read on to find out more about the completely revamped spaces and new content housed within them: there's so much I'm not quite sure where to start...

We'll kick off with the harbour-side Home Square, where you'll find plenty of exciting new attractions. Joining existing buildings - such as the cinema and bowling alley - you'll find all-new mini-games including Supa-Fun Robo-Goalie Time!!, a game where you will be put on the spot to kick home penalty shots past an increasingly skilful robot goalie.

Towards the harbour frontage you'll find a video screen topped by a scrolling news ticker, where you'll be able to find out all the latest goings-on in Home. Take a moment to gaze across the harbour view then have a closer look at the attractive new water fountain that doubles as a Polling Booth. Here you will be able to answer multiple-choice...
 

Video: Sony Unveils a Preview of FirstPlay Episode 8 for PS3

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218w ago - Today Sony's Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has unveiled a video preview of FirstPlay Episode 8, which arrives tomorrow via PSN.

To quote: FirstPlay episode 8 is on the Store from Wednesday, and there's never been a better time to subscribe.

This week we're giving away the addictive arcade minis title Blast Off, and there are two more minis titles to follow in the next two eps.

We've also got demos, themes and avatars on the way very soon, all of which you'll get for free if you buy a 90 day subscription for just £8.99.

As for the videos, this week we start with a HD review of the sun-kissed arcade racer Split/Second: Velocity, which is mostly about blowing things up and looking pretty and therefore pretty amazing.

On top of that we've got a preview of Codies' International Cricket 2010 (yes we have been replaying that Australia/England World Cup final over and over) and a review of thunderous bike racer [Register or Login to view links].





Dig deeper and you'll find Network Highlights, this week featuring a guide to God Of War III's challenge rooms, and our screenshot galleries, including the latest on Castlevania: Lord Of Shadows and Saw 2. Dig even deeper and you'll...
 

Paramount Digital Entertainment Unveils Top Gun Coming to PSN

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218w ago - Doublesix Studio Head James Brooksby via Paramount Digital Entertainment has unveiled news today that Top Gun is coming to PSN.

To quote: Maverick, Goose, Iceman and Viper will take to the sky again in Top Gun, exclusively for PlayStation Network this summer in Top Gun.

[Register or Login to view links] is the developer, and [Register or Login to view links] will publish the game.

With the help of Jack Epps, Jr. the screenwriter from the [Register or Login to view links], we built a game that allows players to relive and go beyond the original film.

The film itself uses only a few environments and shows very little actual air combat. So, with Jack's help, we created fresh action at flight school and added more combat against the Soviets over the Indian Ocean.

Top Gun is a free-flying air combat shooter where, as Maverick, players will blast enemies out of the sky in dogfight battles, obliterate ground- and air-based targets and show off their extreme flying prowess.

Campaign mode features three parts: Prologue, where you will be introduced to your Soviet enemy, Flight School, where you will compete against Iceman, Merlin, etc. for Top Gun honors,...
 

Video: Atlus Unveils Persona 3 Portable Full Trailer for PSP

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219w ago - Today Atlus' Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has unveiled the full Persona 3 Portable trailer video for Sony's PSP.

To quote: I come bearing gifts, and by "gifts" I of course mean the official full trailer for Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable, [Register or Login to view links] upcoming handheld RPG epic.

What's it full of? Why, WIN, of course, and lots of it! What other portable roleplaying game gives you dozens upon dozens upon dozens of hours of satisfying combat, character interaction, side-quests, and a riveting story?

Moreover, few handheld RPGs, if any, deliver the aural and visual impact of Persona 3 Portable, with its stunning world and character design, and a soundtrack courtesy of master composer [Register or Login to view links].

For those of you who've never been properly exposed to Persona 3, allow me to pull back its long black trench coat to reveal a bit more about the concept of the Dark Hour. In the world of Persona 3 Portable, there is a hidden hour between the end of one day and the start of another.





It is imperceptible to most, save a select few. You're one of this gifted minority (of course you are) and in fact,...
 

Media Molecule Unveils LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 to Gaming Journalists

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219w ago - Today Sony's Content Producer Barry Keating has spotlighted Media Molecule unveiling LittleBigPlanet 2 for PS3 at a recent event in London to gaming journalists.

To quote: Two million levels designed by you, the PlayStation community, and still counting; those were the numbers tossed around at the outset of the spectacular LittleBigPlanet 2 unveiling in London last week by [Register or Login to view links] Alex Evans.

And what better way to celebrate those huge figures that you guys have made possible through all your hard work and dedication than by lifting the curtain on the sequel to the awarding winning PlayStation 3 smash hit?

With a packed room in sight, filled with eager games journalists all chomping at the bit to see what Alex and the team at Media Molecule had in store, the event kicked off with slick trailer showcasing the powerful new tools that you can use to build whole games (yes, you read that right - WHOLE GAMES) in this fresh and exciting LittleBigPlanet world including a riff on the classic arcade shooter, Space Invaders.

Throw in a grappling hook, the hilarious Sackbots, the new Direct Control system and a peek inside some of the story-based new levels and it's safe to say everyone in the room was just as eager as...
 
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