118w ago - Today SCEE's Roland Fauster has shared some hands-on details from ID Software spotlighting Rage for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: When Rage is released this October, it will be the end of a long journey for the game. It has been four years since ID Software first announced their large demo project for their new proprietary ID Tech 5 Engine. Nevertheless, the popularity of the project has never waned.
Two weeks ago at Gamescom, we were finally able to try the game out ourselves at the Bethesda stand and gain our own impression of the exciting FPS/Racing/RPG crossover.
Our gaming session begins right at the start of the game. As one of the few survivors of a meteorite strike, we are fighting our way on foot and in exhilarating dune buggies through an inhospitable world, when we are suddenly attacked by a mutant, and quickly believe we are in a realm of the dead, when a nice, human-looking inhabitant saves us at the last moment. Very friendly! Naturally, we feel indebted and are prepared to carry out some assignments for him.
This means getting rid of deformed mutants from certain buildings, and we do this in classic shoot'em up gameplay fashion, which is really enjoyable, but Rage would only be half as fun if you didn't...
118w ago - SCEA Marketing Manager Mark Valledor has revealed today alongside some fresh video footage that LittleBigPlanet 2 for PS3 is now $39.99 and that PlayStation Move support is now enabled!
To quote: Forgive us for sounding like a late-night infomercial, but... now for an amazing low price of $39.99, you can own LittleBigPlanet 2, and experience a whole new world that millions of people love, plus discover over 5.2 million user-generated games!
All with Sackboy at your side! If you haven't picked up LBP2... what are you waiting for!
LittleBigPlanet 2: Now Move-enabled
Earlier this week, many of you downloaded the latest free update for LBP2, but did you know you can NOW control your Sackboy with a Move controller in one hand and a Navigation controller in another? Check out the video below to see another fun way to play LBP2.
And while you get comfy with the all new Move controls, be on the lookout for the upcoming LittleBigPlanet 2 Move Pack, available on the PlayStation Store on September 13th - not long!
Disney Pixar's Toy Story Packs on the PlayStation...
118w ago - Digital Reality Designer and Director of Publishing Balazs Horvath has announced today that SkyDrift is now live on PlayStation Network.
To quote: Skydrift combines the speed and intensity of air racing with the action of vehicular combat, and it just hit PSN!
Give it a shot - we think it's a unique, exciting racing title. In Skydrift, your task is simple: beat your opponents at all costs.
You can outmaneuver them on the course, or try to get the upper hand by deploying one of six different power-ups, from missiles and aerial mines to turbo boosts and repair kits. Your opponents will also be gunning for you and trying to take you down by any means necessary, so stay on your toes.
When developing the tracks for the game, we wanted to create courses that would be both visually compelling and offer players unique challenges. The exotic locations in Skydrift include a tropical paradise, a frozen glacial setting, and a sprawling mine area.
You can even race some of these tracks in a backward variant for an extra shot of variety. Skydrift also offers up eight different planes, each one controlling differently and catering to a different play style than the others. There are also 32 different skins that players can use to customize...
118w ago - Today SCEE's James Gallagher has confirmed that PlayStation Network will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 17:00 until 19:00 on Thursday, September 8, 2011, BST.
To quote: During the maintenance, you will be unable to access the following services:
• PlayStation Store on PS3 and PSP.
• PlayStation Network Account Management.
• PlayStation Network Account Registration.
In addition, you will not be able to sign in to PlayStation Network from eu.playstation.com. If you wish to play online during the maintenance, please ensure you sign in to PSN before 17:00 on Thursday 8 September 2011.
During this maintenance, you can continue to collect in-game trophies and these will be updated on your profile once PlayStation Network is back up and running.
If you have any questions about this down time, feel free to visit the official PlayStation Forums at community.eu.playstation.com where you can post your query and a member of the Community Team will get back to you.
118w ago - Laughing Jackal LTD Development Manager Daren Morgan has announced today that Persona 3 Portable for PSP is coming to PSN this month alongisde sharing a video trailer below.
To quote: I'm delighted to be able to tell you that the UK-chart-topping Persona 3 Portable will be released on PSN from the 7th of September 2011 (which happens to be my birthday) for just £27.99 (€34.99).
Even better, if you're quick, the game will be on sale for the first two weeks at the special promotional price of just £23.99 (€29.99)!
In Persona 3 Portable you play the part of an orphan who is returning to his home town for the first time in many years to attend high school. As you travel between the train station and the dorms you are horrified at the sinister change that affects the town.
Upon your arrival at the dorm things only get weirder, as a strange boy offers you a contract to sign before you meet the first of the other inhabitants of the dorm - two girls - one of whom appears to be holding a gun. Not only that, but neither of them appear to be aware of the strange boy's existence.
From this beginning Persona 3 Portable creates a strange unsettling atmosphere and as the game...