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Video: KickBeat Hands-On for PlayStation Vita: It's All in the Mind

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101w ago - Social Media Manager Sid Shuman is here with a fresh hands-on video showcasing KickBeat for PlayStation Vita below today.

To quote: At first blush, you could be forgiven for thinking that KickBeat is a new riff on Beats, that seminal PSP downloadable gem that transformed your MP3 collection into an engaging button-tapping rhythm challenge.

Much like Beats, KickBeat awards you points for accurately tapping combinations of the four face buttons (or four quadrants on the front touchscreen) in time to the music and subtle visual cues.

But KickBeat is a far more ambitious game, both mechanically and aesthetically. Abandoning the abstract icons that clutter the interfaces of many music games, KickBeat reimagines the rhythm game as a chop-socky fighting scene with an agile protagonist battling hordes of incoming goons in a circular arena.

Each successive hit you land yields a bigger bonus multiplayer and more points, while missing an incoming attack diminishes your life meter. The game ramps up slowly but surely.

Smacking down the most basic yellow enemy type is easy enough, but the action quickly accelerates as new enemies types are introduced - red enemies attack from two places at once, while blue aggressors come in with a tricky one-two combo.

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Sony PlayStation Store Summer Sale - Fourth And Final Week!

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101w ago - Today Andy Stewart of the PlayStation Store Team has posted up the fourth and final weekly set of deals on Sony's PSN Summer sale below.

To quote: Well we are into our final content refresh week for the Summer Sale which will update tomorrow (22/8/2012.) We don't have as much content being added in as we did last week but there are more games in there that you, the PSN community, have requested.

I would like to say a big THANK YOU for all your suggestions for games and DLC to go on sale.

Now, we couldn't get all the deals requested but I am in discussions to get some of them for future sales. Also, due to so much DLC being requested, we are planning to do a DLC promotion in the future.

I have also added at the end of this blog post the deals which finish on the 22nd August, so get them before they are gone!

And don't forget! We still have our 7 Deals of Summer promotion running with four-day deals on some great games. Here's what we've had so far:

Deal 1 - FIFA 12*
Deal 2 - Ghost Recon Future Soldier*
Deal 3 - Dirt Showdown*
Deal 4 - Battlefield 3*
Deal 5 - Prototype 2*
Deal 6 - Spec Ops: The Line (on sale today!)
Deal 7 - 25th August to 28th August

*These deals have been and...
 

Video: New NIS RPG Legasista is Coming to PSN Tomorrow

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101w ago - NIS America Marketing Coordinator Ryan Phillips confirmed today alongside a fresh video trailer that the new NIS RPG Legasista is coming to PSN tomorrow.

To quote: I hope everyone has been having a great summer! Ryan from [Register or Login to view links] here, dropping by to talk about Legasista's release tomorrow exclusively on PlayStation Network!

For those unfamiliar with Legasista, it's an action/survival RPG developed by Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. and System Prisma (ClaDun and ClaDun x2). We wanted to talk a bit more in-depth about some of the game characters, features, and more - so here we go!

First off, I'm sure a lot of you are wondering about the origins of the name Legasista. Well, the name is derived from combining the words legacy and sister.

You see, the main character, Alto, is looking for a way to save his sister, who was turned into a crystal by a curse. He discovers that the artifact that can do it lies in a ruin called the Ivy Tower.

While searching the tower, he meets Melize (an ancient weapon), Leina and Shout (a witch and another ancient weapon that was rebuilt from junk parts), Mimily (a dragon-human hybrid), and Volks (a justice-loving thief).




 

Atlus Announces Fans Can Cover PS Vita in Persona 4 Golden

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101w ago - Atlus Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has announced this weekend that fans can cover their PS Vita in Persona 4 Golden if they pre-order.

Below are the details, to quote: The kind of loving Persona 4 Golden can offer your PS Vita, however- apart from it being one of the best RPGs ever made, delivering 100+ hours of addictive goodness, et cetera- might be something you'll want to share with the world.

We're incredibly excited- nay, elated--NO WAIT, WE'RE EXCITALATED- to reveal the Persona 4 Golden Vita Skin, a special FREE gift for fans who pre-order P4G at a participating retailer while very limited supplies last.

SMARMY PR MODE ENGAGED

"The skin adorns your Vita with the stylish, vibrant aesthetics of Persona 4 while protecting it from small scratches and dust. It is easy to apply and won't leave any residue when removed.

Also included are 8 exclusive matching wallpapers, each featuring a main character from P4G and all designed to perfectly coordinate with the protective skin.

Manufactured in Japan by Dezaegg, this Vita skin is the same one made available to Japanese fans, down to the use of the original title for the game, Persona 4: The Golden. The P4G Vita Skin will not be made available for individual sale in North...
 

Video: Hands On at Gamescom 2012: Zen Pinball 2 on PS Vita

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102w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video today going hands on with Zen Pinball 2 for PS Vita at Gamescom 2012.

To quote: If you're a regular PlayStation Blogcast listener, you're probably sick to death of hearing about how much we've been playing and enjoying The Pinball Arcade on PS3 and PS Vita.

Farsight's pinball simulator faithfully recreates the experience of playing some of pinball's greatest tables, many of which are quite difficult to find in the real world.

Zen Studios has taken a different tack since debuting on PS3 (via PSN) in 2009 - the tables featured in Zen Pinball don't exist in some decrepit arcade or collector's garage. These fanciful pinball experiences don't - and simply couldn't - exist in real life.

Now Zen is upgrading the "platform" for these tables - meaning the physics engine, visuals, and social media experience - with Zen Pinball 2, coming to both PS3 and PS Vita for free next month.





I was lucky enough to be sharing a flight out to Cologne for gamescom with someone from the Zen PR team, who handed me a PS Vita loaded with a nearly complete version of the game.

With The Pinball Arcade fresh in my mind, I slipped back into...
 
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