Sony CEO Andy House Interview: Gearing Up for PlayStation Vita

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113w ago - Sony Manager James Gallagher has shared an interview today with CEO Andy House on gearing up for PlayStation Vita below!

To quote: The launch of PlayStation Vita is just two days away and hopefully your thumbs are twitching at the prospect of getting it into your hands and enjoying what we believe is the strongest launch line-up of games in PlayStation history.

One man that has had a part to play in that history is Andy House, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment. I recently spoke to him about life in Japan, the imminent launch of PS Vita and how we as a business are welcoming this proud new addition to the PlayStation family.

PlayStation.Blog: This is your second time working in Tokyo, how has the Japanese games market changed in the time you've been away?

Andy House, President and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment: Well that intervening period was 15 years so things have changed dramatically. What's interesting, and the one thing that hasn't really changed, is that you still see these sales spikes of a system based on a single major game release, and I think that Japan is the most content-driven of the three major markets in that sense.

The other difference is that there seems to be a shift in Japanese gamers' habits €" in the...
 

Videos: Inside PS Vita: Power and Performance, Social Apps

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113w ago - Today Sony's James Gallagher has shared another video segment from Inside PS Vita spotlighting power and performance alongside details on PlayStation Vita social applications and more below!

To quote: In the latest episode of Inside PS Vita we take a look at one of the key aspects that makes PS Vita the ultimate handheld for the hardcore gamer: the power and performance that makes a cutting-edge game experience like Uncharted: Golden Abyss possible on a portable.

Get a behind the scenes look at the making of the new PS Vita TV ad €The World Is In Play€.

The ad brings to life the immersive and connected experiences you can have with PS Vita and in this film we show how we brought those experiences to life.





From building a bus stop on a football pitch in a stadium in Prague to recreating an epic war scene with a real arsenal of weapons, an explosives expert and an army.





As well as revolutionary portable gaming, PS Vita comes with your favourite social network apps €" Facebook, LiveTweet and Flickr €" to help you stay in touch with your friends...
 

Bloober Announces A-Men Will March on PlayStation Vita at Launch

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113w ago - CEO Piotr Babieno of the Bloober Team has announced today that A-Men will March on PlayStation Vita at launch with details below.

To quote: True gaming is reborn on the PlayStation Vita with the launch of A-Men, a riddle within a retro game that will satisfy your cravings for tactical play.

With more than a hint of the old school style of logic, platforms and creatures, we think our new, highly addictive title is an unexpected launch in a market dominated by pump-action big titles.

Created by Bloober Team and honourably inspired by retro-cult classics Lemmings and Lost Vikings, the game gives you control of up to five army characters, each with their own personalities, skills and tools, whose mission is to round up their equally endearing enemies across a series of worlds and puzzles.

Highly tactical and completely addictive, the game is immediately easy to play and yet, like many classic games, it is hard to truly master. You€ll definitely need a brain for this one, folks.

The gameplay takes the player on a journey through a series of different worlds and themes including Forest World, Seacoast World, Winterland World and Factory World. A-Men players use all of their...
 

PS3 FTP Client v1.0 Homebrew PlayStation 3 Application Arrives

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113w ago - Following up on his previous work, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer aldostools has made available a homebrew PlayStatiion 3 application dubbed PS3 FTP Client v1.0 (WIP) followed by v1.1 with details below.

Download: PS3 FTP Client v1.0 (WIP) / PS3 FTP Client v1.1 (WIP) / COMCTL32.OCX (Required) / VB5 Runtime DLL (Required)

To quote: I have made a new toy... these are the features:

  • It rips files (dummies, languages, update, etc) stored on the PS3 HDD/USB via FTP.
  • New simulation mode (shows the results of a rip)
  • If you have a folder with PS3 covers in your PC (eg. MCLUB jpgs), the cover is displayed when a remote folder that matches the titleid is selected (eg. BLES80608)
  • Displays a column with the description of the game (based on the title id)
  • It is a "full" ftp client based on wininet

It may require the ComCtl32.ocx and VB5...
 

Sony Unveils a First Look at Sleeping Dogs for PlayStation 3

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113w ago - Sony Localization Editor Ben Bateman has shared a first look today at upcoming title Sleeping Dogs for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: Recently, we gathered select members of the media and swept them off to Hong Kong for a special preview event. These lucky journalists had been flown half way around the world to see the brand-new game from Square Enix, Sleeping Dogs.

While you'll start to see their previews pop up online shortly, we thought we would give you a glimpse of what's to come by walking you through the action-packed mission "Mrs. Chu's Revenge." This is not for the faint of heart...

Mrs. Chu's Revenge

You play as Wei, an undercover cop trying to infiltrate the Hong Kong triads. In this chapter of Wei's story, you begin in a Chinese restaurant owned by a distraught and saddened Mrs. Chu. She sits in the back of a grimy kitchen, hunched over a table, alone and in the dark. A close relative has been murdered and she wants you to deliver the man responsible.

Your first objective is to track down "Johnny Rat-Face" €" the man charged with the killing. With only his cell phone number to go on, this would be a pretty difficult task for most people. Luckily, you've got the resources of the Hong Kong Police Department at your disposal....
 











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