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Boston, New York, and the Frontier in Assassin's Creed III for PS3

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104w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman has scouted locations today including Boston, New York, and the Frontier in Assassin's Creed III for PS3.

To quote: Part of Assassin's Creed III's ample appeal lies in its fastidious recreation of Revolutionary War-era America, a time of great uncertainty and even greater promise.

Developer [Register or Login to view links] has gone to considerable lengths to accurately recreate historic locations across the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, referring to era maps and historians in order to bolster the game's authenticity.

We recently spoke with lead designer Steve Masters and creative director Alex Hutchinson to learn more about the game's slavish attention to detail in recreating late 18th century colonial America. Enjoy!

"In Boston, you'll see a lot of places you could see today, from the old statehouse to Fenway Market to a pub called the [Register or Login to view links]. Using maps from the era, we recreated Boston at a 1:3 scale, including a lot of the surrounding countryside with towns like Lexington and Concord."

- Steve Masters, Lead Designer, Assassin's Creed III

"One of my favorite details is how we're bringing the crowd to...
 

New Features Invade Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable on PS Vita

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104w ago - D3Publisher Assistant Producer Miki Takahashi has announced today that new features are invading Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable on the PS Vita handheld console!

To quote: The Earth Defense Force is back, and I'm here to tell you what to expect when it lands on PS Vita this winter! Earth Defense Force 2017 ("EDF3" in Japan) launched in 2007 as a third-person shooter developed by Sandlot and published by D3Publisher.

In Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable for PS Vita, the core of the game (the 3D arcade action and the system features) remain the same as in EDF2017, but by adding many additional features the game feels completely transformed and remastered.

These additions include an online co-op mode, new missions, enemies and weapons, and a new playable character in Pale Wing.

The story is set in the year 2017. The Ravagers - a vile alien race - are coming to Earth, and they have one thing on their minds: the complete destruction of mankind!

In Earth Defense Force 2017, you are Earth's last line of defense. You'll be dropped into the shoes of a member of the Earth Defense Force. Your mission: stop the Ravagers from conquering Earth.

With the added online play, you can now play a co-op game with up to four players on your PS Vita, without giving...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for October 23, 2012

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104w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates below, as follows:

PS3 Full Games

Medal of Honor Warfighter ($59.99)

MEDAL OF HONOR WARFIGHTER is a first-person shooter featuring covert Tier 1 military operative combat. The game is a sequel to the 2010 release, Medal of Honor, which moved the long-running game series from its roots in WWII based gameplay, into modern warfare scenarios and true-to-life conflicts.
ESRB: M - Mature // File Size: 12 GB

The Darkness II ($39.99)

The Darkness II is an intense first person shooter that puts you in the role of Jackie Estacado, don of a NY crime family and wielder of an ancient supernatural force of chaos known as The Darkness.
ESRB: M- Mature // File Size: 5.8 GB

Betas

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta ($0.00)

Who's really the best? Find out for yourself! Get a taste of the full game, with 2v2 and 4-player online tournaments. Play as Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Radec, Sly, PaRappa and Fat Princess as you battle in Metropolis or Hades, and check out the Cross Play action for yourself. This code works for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems. This Beta ends on October 30th at 11:59pm Pacific, but you can experience...
 

Sony Announces PlayStation Store Halloween Sale - All the Deals!

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104w ago - Sony PlayStation Plus Content Manager Chris Howe of the PS Store has announced news of a PlayStation Store Halloween sale today with all the deals outlined below!

To quote: UPDATE: Apologies, two titles were mistakenly ommitted from the list below - Dead Rising 2: Off The Record and Amy. We've now added details of these offers. In other news, keep an eye on the PlayStation Blog - we'll announce additional Halloween deals later this week.

Hello everybody. We are very happy to announce that the PlayStation Store Halloween Sale starts tomorrow (24th October). There are some frighteningly good offers across a whole range of great titles but please see below for a full list of the content available.

The sale finishes on 7th November so make sure you take advantage of these discounts whilst they are available.

PS3:

Dead Rising 2: Off The Record - Not available in Germany
Was €19.99/£14.99 Now €13.99/£10.99
Additional 50% discount for Plus subscribers

Amy
Was €4.99/£3.99 Now €2.49/£1.99
Additional 10% discount for Plus subscribers

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Was €39.99/£29.99 Now: €26.99/£21.99
Additional 50% discount for Plus subscribers

Tom Clancy's...
 

Sony Announces SingStar Client on the PlayStation 3 XMB, No Disc

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104w ago - Sony DanceStar Content Manager Nina Scherer has announced today that the SingStar client is coming to the PlayStation 3 XMB meaning no disc will be required any longer!

To quote: I promised you exciting news, so here it is! SingStar, the ultimate competitive singing game for PlayStation 3, will now be available to everyone in SCE Europe territories (as well as Australia and New Zealand) as a free download straight from the XMB.

Yes, that's right, no more need to slot in a disc to get that party started. Simply install SingStar from the XMB and you will be able to start singing in no time, share your performances with the community and visit the [Register or Login to view links] to get hold of more great tracks for your collection.

I've listed all the great things about SingStar on the XMB for you below but I am most excited about the fact that you can now play SingStar with your PlayStation Eye camera.

We have spent many an afternoon testing this in the office and are pretty pleased with it so please let us know what you think! This will only work for single player mode, so if you're gearing up for a serious SingStar battle, you'll obviously still need to plug in some mics.

If you're brand new to SingStar and have never...
 
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