114w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a RetroGrade video walkthrough on PlayStation 3 today with details below.
To quote: We've featured Retro/Grade several times on the PlayStation.Blog over the past couple of years.
And so, we know a lot about it: it's a shooter, controlled with a guitar controller, in reverse. But before Fantastic Fest 2011, I had never seen someone actually play the thing. As a pretty experienced Rock Band-er, I thought I'd be able to jump in and kick some ass, but the reality is, my gaming brain had never been taxed in quite this way.
So we set up a camera for 24 Caret Games' Matt Gilgenbach, clad in a hard hat, to show you how the game actually plays. He actually beats the game in the first 30 seconds, but that's not an accident...
While at Fantastic Fest, Destructoid called it "a blast in the pants." I agree (I think). Retro/Grade will be coming exclusively to PSN in 2012. Hold on to those plastic guitars.
114w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
This week's PlayStation Store update brings amazing content all around starting with the PSN Exclusive Rochard.
Combining amazing action, unique art direction, and an original toolbox of game mechanics to bring something truly original to PSN, you'll want to make sure you play it yourself, or at least check out the demo.
PlayStation Plus subscribers will also be able to snag this title a 20% discount for the first two weeks that Rochard is in the Store.
The Resident Evil 15th Anniversary celebrations continue with Resident Evil Code Veronica X HD hitting the Store as well. The definitive version of this landmark Resident Evil title provides the best way to experience this harrowing adventure; complete with Trophy support and HD visuals. PlayStation Plus subscribers, don't forget, you've got a 50% discount set for the first 2 weeks that this title is available.
If you're looking for a more co-op adventure, now is the time to check out Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. Offering a multiplayer Castlevania experience; play as characters from previous 2D Castlevania games and tackle various challenges, bosses, and more!
114w ago - Recoil Games Lead Designer Juhana "Hulu" Virtanen has announced today alongside a video trailer that Rochard is hitting PS3 on PSN today.
To quote: Ever run into a person annoying enough to make you want to launch a two-ton cargo container in their face? Well, it turns out the future is crawling with these guys.
And plenty of containers to boot! If you happen to be an astro miner, this means you have a good reason to rev up your trusty G-Lifter for some serious action, now that Rochard appears today on PSN!
So what is a lone astro miner to do against an invading force of Wild Boy thugs? Well, the two-ton cargo containers are just a start. The intruders find themselves on a mined out asteroid, aka home turf, filled with giant machines built to crush, cut and smash things.
And then there's your G-Lifter, which is able to casually grab objects the size of a small car and hurl them across the room. Nifty little upgrades also allow it to fire off deadly lasers and a variety of highly explosive grenade rounds. Add all this to your ability to thrash around gravity with the press of a button, and you can look forward to putting these Wild Boys in a whole new extra-terrestrial world of hurt!
114w ago - Today Sony Network Entertainment VP Mike Aragon has shared a video of the new Video Unlimited Preview application coming to the PlayStation 3 console.
To quote: Starting today, finding the right movie or TV show on the PlayStation Network is easier and more fun than ever before.
We're unveiling a whole new way to explore the library of more than 40,000 movies and TV episodes... discover everything from the latest blockbusters and popular sitcoms, to old classics and the next big TV series - it's simple, fun, and intuitive.
Our new "Video Unlimited - preview" application, which can be downloaded later today if you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, makes it easier and more visual to browse, discover, and search for movies and TV shows from your favorite actors, directors, and genres.
While mirroring content found on the existing video section of the PlayStation Store, the new preview application gives you a fresh experience by providing endless related search results via a whole new way to find content. Check out the video to see how this all works and why we're so excited about it.
PlayStation Plus subscribers can download the "Video Unlimited - preview" later today. It's easy, just head toward the Media section...