114w ago - SCEE Contributing Editor Roland Fauster has announced today that Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls Saga is entering its fifth round on PS3, as follows:
Role-playing games have underpinned the history of computer games, even more so perhaps than the first-person shooters that reign today. Long before the first gamers fired at their virtual enemies with a mouse-click, lone disciples of the genre had already been wandering through text-based dungeons, which then formed the basis for increasingly complex game worlds.
Complexity is the key word here: the success of every RPG rests in how accurately worlds from the infinite imagination can be reproduced in a video game.
Bethesda has proved time and time again that they are easily up to the task with their Elder Scrolls series, and during an hour-long gaming session we were again convinced that the latest installment, Skyrim, would deliver high-end RPG entertainment.
Who let the dragons out?
I won't give too much of the story away; the main plot was actually disabled for our demo so we were only allowed a glimpse into a side-quest. However, it was still clear that the mystical world is again...
115w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a PS3 Q&A with Patrick Liu at DICE today on Battlefield 3 for the PS3 console, covering everything from fistfights to vehicle upgrades below!
To quote: Earlier this week, I was treated to a new demo of the rapidly approaching military shooter Battlefield 3, which promises to raise Battlefield's sprawling formula to soaring new heights.
After watching a 10-minute demo of the game's campaign running on PS3, I secured a few minutes with DICE Producer Patrick Liu to address some questions from PlayStation community members...plus a few of my own!
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PlayStation Blog: There are a lot of military shooters these days. What's the biggest thing Battlefield 3 is bringing to the table?
Patrick Liu: It's a number of things. For a very long time, the core pillars of Battlefield have been the destruction, the sandbox experience, the scale, and the vehicle gameplay. Those are all still pretty unique to Battlefield,...
115w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has posted up a video and interview with Scott Simpson of Playbrains today on Sideway: New York - a new PSN dimension to street art.
To quote: Sony Online Entertainment is really making its mark on PSN this fall. Rolling out alongside the excellent Rochard and the highly-anticipated PAYDAY: The Heist, Sideway: New York brings an impressive visual flourish to 2D platformers.
Painted protagonist Nox keeps switching planes in 3D as he hugs the walls and jumps from building to building. Take a look at the trailer below.
At last week's Fantastic Fest in Austin, I caught up with Scott Simpson, director of Canadian developing studio Playbrains (and blog comment-reply record holder with a 100% reply rate!).
While he's answered most of the questions out there, Sideway still holds few more details yet to be revealed, including bite-sized, intra-level time trials to earn collectables and "birds that poop bombs." I recorded our conversation as we played through some of the game's early levels.
PlayStation Blog: Where did your character Nox come from?
Scott Simpson, Playbrains: You are Nox, a graffiti...
115w ago - Sony Network Entertainment Marketing Manager Christopher Lastrapes has shared a video today spotlighting the new PlayStation Video Store and Music Unlimited updates for this weekend, as follows:
Transformers: Dark of the Moon unleashes onto the video store today in New Releases. Three years after the events of the second film, the Decepticons embrace new technology to enslave humanity.
Shia LaBeouf (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Josh Duhamel (Life As We Know It), John Turturro (Cars 2), Tyrese Gibson (Fast Five) and Victoria's Secret model Rose Huntington-Whiteley lead the human side of the cast.
The thrilling action film Set Up hits the store this week starring Bruce Willis (RED) in Movies. When a heist goes bad, one man teams with the most dangerous man in town to seek revenge Ryan Phillippe (The Lincoln Lawyer), 50 Cent (13) and Randy Couture (The Expendables) round out the cast.
99 Cent Movie Rents continues in Rent Now with rentals for just 99 cents in SD or $1.99 in HD! Be sure to regularly check our site for what titles are featured each week.
Our Fall TV Survival Guide keeps being updated with the latest episodes from the new television season in TV Shows. For a limited time, check out free episodes of great new shows like Charlie's Angels,...
115w ago - Today Producer Cody Sawatsky has announced that NBA JAM: On Fire Edition will be slam-dunking its way onto PSN this coming Tuesday.
To quote: I'm, here to tell you what to expect when NBA Jam: On Fire Edition hits PSN this Tuesday for $14.99. NBA JAM: On Fire Edition is all about three things: Value, Gameplay, and Community.
We wanted to make NBA JAM: OFE an irresistible item for PS3 owners, something all your friends are going to be playing... and, if they're not, we want you to tell them "Get this game! You're crazy not to!"
Your $14.99 gets you a co-operative campaign against all 30 NBA teams (and some special teams too!); a competitive online mode that will give everyone a chance to be the best, every week; and a deep and persistent career system that unlocks the most teams, legends, and other swag than has ever appeared in an NBA Jam game ever before.
For less than the price of a movie and a bucket of popcorn, you can get in on this without ever leaving your living room!
We've made over 1000 gameplay tweaks and additions to NBA Jam since you've last seen it. A lot of these tweaks are under the hood; uncompressed animations,...