129w ago - Ronimo Games Co-Founder Jasper Koning has posted up a video today announcing that Swords & Soldiers on PSN has added PlayStation Move support!
To quote: Just a few weeks ago, we released Swords & Soldiers for the PlayStation Network, and the response has been overwhelming!
The strategic action gameplay is being enjoyed by lots of gamers, offline as well as online. With 3 unique factions, 30 levels of gameplay, customizable skirmishes, 3 highscore arcade challenges and local and online multiplayer modes, there's lots of game to enjoy.
Now there's a whole new way to enjoy Swords & Soldiers... because we've added PlayStation Move support in our latest patch! Just connect a PlayStation Move to your PlayStation 3 and you will be able to navigate the menus and gameplay using the Move's cursor function.
You can also mix control schemes on a single PS3 as well as face off against people online with different control schemes. So far we have been unable to find any advantage for one over the other, but if you find any, let us know!
Speaking of balance, we've also done a few small tweaks to the balance between the three factions. Most importantly, we've made the Vikings slightly stronger in the endgame and the...
129w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared details on FirstPlay Episode 35 today, which arrives on PSN this Wednesday!
To quote: It's somehow almost Christmas, even though it feels like about a week since I didn't really get anything I wanted last year ("A whisk! Thanks, darling") and I haven't yet filled my amazon wishlist with expensive boxsets I'll never have time to watch.
But it does mean that FirstPlay is experiencing its first ever December, with episode 35 hitting the store on Wednesday the 1st.
The big news this week is that, to celebrate the release of the actually rather good Def Jam Rapstar, we sent Official PlayStation Magazine's foolishly game news editor Rachel Weber to become a real rapper under the tutelage of hip hop up-and-comer XO man. See how she got on in our exclusive feature.
We also do our square-jawed damnedest to catch up on all the games of 2010 we've not reviewed so far, including Rock Band 3, DJ Hero 2, PDC World Championship Darts (whoo!) and a big slice of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.
We also take a look at blockbusting marvel Inception on Blu-ray, show you how we got on with our first hour on Killzone 3's multiplayer, countdown our favourite local co-op games (that's splitscreen and screensharing, rather...
129w ago - Today Producer Francois Potentier has introduced Funky Lab Rat for PS3 alongside a video showcasing the puzzle-platformer that is hitting Playstation Store.
To quote: After a week flooded with big announcements and sequels, time has come for one of the most exciting and original 2D platformers with physics: Funky Lab Rat.
This original and refreshing title has been available exclusively from PlayStation Store since 24 November. Using the PlayStation Move motion controller or a DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller you can freeze time, stop the action (gravity too) and even rewind to re-arrange and place the available items to facilitate your fast escape.
Check out the trailer:
Play Diego, a super-powered Rat willing to escape from an experimental lab. Your mission is to make it through the final lab gate by crossing over pits and overcoming obstacles. 81 levels and 10 worlds await you!
It's not easy though, trust me! This game will keep you busy for hours even if you are the most hardcore of players. Collecting pills on your way out will help you to get rewards, medals and trophies. If you perform perfect runs, you'll win platinum rewards.
129w ago - Today HKKory has shared a video of what he calls a PlayStation Move demo disc exploit via PS3 JailBreak, however, as PSGroove points out the console is already JailBroken so this isn't really an exploit and won't likely lead to anything.
To quote: "The PS3 homebrew news has seemed to slow down, a lot. So I thought I would start making some news. I noticed the demo disc that came with my move, runs off the XMB, and installs demos.
I pondered if the same method could be used for homebrew, or whatever. I backed it up with my manager, and looked in the files. I realized the installs were DATA000.PKG so I renamed a emulator to that, copied it over to move folder, and installed it.
Now I'm not a coder, so I would like to turn this news over to anyone that could make some use of it to further our efforts. But please, remember to credit me, if you work further upon this discovery.
Here are the details:
• Back up Move Demo Disc (10GB)
• Select Install Disc
• Make sure a Disc is in the Drive
• Open Your File Manager
• Open Dev0HD
• Go to folder with rips
• Navigate to BCUS-98263
• D001 - D012 have the pkg files.
• Rename desired .pkg to DATA000.PKG (USE CAPITALS ON THE .PKG)
130w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is back with this weekends PlayStation Network video content update today, as follows:
Hi everyone, it's time for this week's video store update!
This week, celebrate Thanksgiving with an epic Black Friday sale on all of your favorite movies in Deal of the Week: Thanksgiving Sale! Go to Featured Collections > Deal of the week to access incredible deals on all time classics like Almost Famous, Balls of Fury, Inside Man, Ong Bak 2, or click here to learn more.
Next, rent Toy Story 1 & Toy Story 2 in one extraordinary double feature, which takes the fun now to 'infinity and beyond'! Then, celebrate the game release of Gran Turismo 5 with Spotlight on Racing for gripping, thrilling racing titles including The Fast and the Furious, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Speed Racer, and many more!
Get excited for other fabulous PSN offers like a FREE episode of Top Gear, available now through 12/7! Looking for fights, explosions, or just pure mayhem? Then catch glorious on-screen action in The Expendables which releases on the store this week.
Before you head to the video store, check out the trailer for The Expendables, now available for both US and Canada users!