113w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has posted up a Q&A and Better Shred Than Dead video today on SSX for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: Whether it's the socially enabled online mode, the deadly new "Survive It" challenges, or the mammoth mountains modeled after NASA satellite maps, the new SSX is hardly short on ambition.
During a recent hands-on session, I caught up with art director and series veteran Geoff Coates to discuss how this classic PS2 series is handling the jump to PS3 for the first time.
During our chat, I was able to slip in some questions from the PlayStation.Blog community and squeak out some tantalizing hints of the PS3-exclusive Mt. Fuji level.
PlayStation.Blog: What does the PS3's technology bring to SSX? What can you do now that you couldn't do in the PS2 era?
Geoff Coates, Art Director, SSX: I worked on all the previous SSX games, and at the time we had a lot of big ambitions that we couldn't execute due to technological limitations - whether it was console hardware power or software holding us back. We've just caught up now from a technical perspective, so it seems like the best possible time for a new SSX game.
113w ago - PlayStation Store director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
It's a special day for movie lovers as the Video Unlimited - preview app is now available to everyone! Check out this new and improved way to browse, watch, and discover movies and TV shows on the network.
This week sees the release of an amazing PSN exclusive: Sideway: New York. Part of Only On PSN and featuring some of the most breath-taking artwork to hit the 2D world; Sideway: New York follows Nox, a graffiti artist in NY, who's found himself sucked into the world where he lives alongside his own art.
With a fantastic use of color and eye-popping HD visuals, you won't want to miss this PSN exclusive. PlayStation Plus subscribers can also get this title 20% off as part of Only On PSN.
While we're on the topic of Only On PSN, don't forget that as part of the celebration of PSN exclusive titles hitting throughout this month, if you spend $60 or more in the PlayStation Store through the month of October, you'll get $10 back in November. For more details, visit the Only On PSN page to check out the other upcoming titles that are coming soon to PSN.
Most Resistance 3 players may have already finished the amazing single player campaign, but are still finding a lot...
To quote: Hello everyone, I am glad to introduce the long awaited PS3 Remappable controller. This project started with the express intention of granting Chuck Bittner his desire to remap the buttons on a standard controller.
With this controller, Chuck will be able to remap the buttons on any current and past game that he normally would have to pass on due to the ergonomics of the default button layout. But his petition is much more important than that, as it will allow stock controllers the same ability for all games in the future. So please visit his petition (petitiononline.com/cu5t0m/petition.html) and support the cause.
OK. Now onto the main event! I have spent better than 6 months of late nights (I dont have free time before 10PM) getting this modification to work just right. I have made the decision not only to make the first controller...
113w ago - Today Playbrains Studio Director Scott Simpson has made available some new video footage and announced that beginning now Sideway: New York is live only on PSN!
To quote: In Hollywood circles, there is a well-known tradition where Steven Spielberg and George Lucas will skip town and go somewhere remote right about when they have a big movie opening.
They do this mostly for good luck, but also to avoid the press and ignore the grosses. Basically, they generally try to get their mind off of the project they've dedicated much of their recent lives to create.
I mention this because our adventure platformer Sideway: New York is all wrapped and done and will be available only on PSN as of today's PlayStation Store update. I also mention this because at this moment, a few of us here at the studio are out in Zimbabwe embarking on a new work project. (Oooh, I can just see the screaming blog headlines now: "Game Developer compares his game to Star Wars").
I mention this preamble principally because my beloved perfect record for responding to questions and comments on the PlayStation.Blog is (*sniff*) about to be sullied and...
114w ago - Today XSEED Localization Specialist Tom Lipschultz has shared a video introducing Corpse Party for PlayStation Portable fans below.
To quote: So you've taken an interest in Corpse Party, have you? Perhaps you were intrigued by the launch trailer, or laughed at the name when you saw it mentioned on your favorite gaming news site (or hilarious webcomic?).
Perhaps you're a fan of survival horror games, or visual novels, or point-and-click adventures... or perhaps you simply enjoy Japanese horror movies like The Ring and The Grudge, and are always looking for your next fix.
Regardless of why you've taken an interest or how you got to this blog, there's one thing that most likely holds true: You have very little idea what Corpse Party actually is.
Our launch trailer focused on the most important aspects of the game - those being its unsettling atmosphere and its dark-as-night storyline - but did very little to indicate exactly how it's played. So, let's dig a little deeper and find out exactly what horrors await, shall we?
In the broadest terms, Corpse Party is a horror adventure game. You play as an ensemble cast of seven senior high school students, one junior high school student and one senior high school English...