Artist's Perspective: The Main Character of Road Not Taken

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12w ago - Spry Fox Lead Artist Brent Kobayashi shared his perspective of the main character of Road Not Taken on PS Vita and PS4 below.

To quote: Hi everyone! I'm Brent, the lead artist for Spry Fox's upcoming PS4 & Vita game, Road Not Taken. We've gotten a lot of questions and compliments about the look of the game's main character, so I thought you might enjoy reading about the process I went through in creating it!

First, I guess I should say that designing a game's main character/avatar is always tricky. The avatar has to work as a functional asset within the context of the game, has to look good in marketing materials and screenshots, but most importantly, has to feel right as something that represents you, the player! Easier said than done.

In Road Not Taken, the main character is a forest ranger of sorts (who happens to be blessed with mystical powers of levitation). Although the theme of the game superficially calls for it, I knew right off the bat that I didn't want to go with a typical "park ranger" motif.

The forest of Road Not Taken is mysterious and enchanted, and I wanted the Avatar to have the same vibe. So instead, I drew inspiration from more delightful/whimsical figures. Some of my key inspirations include:

•I had the great pleasure and fortune of working...
 

Dumping Games from PS Vita Cartridges Now Possible by Katsu

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12w ago - Following up on the previous PS Vita Dual Firmware Boot PoC demo, today Sony PlayStation Vita hacker xmax katsu has made available details on dumping games from PS Vita cartridges.

Below are the details, as follows: Dumping games from PS Vita Cartridges is now possible! - The beginning of piracy?

After Yifan Lu’s great hardware reports about the PS Vita, its motherboard and its nand, our user Katsu found a way for dual booting the PS Vita, which can kind of be seen as a downgrade solution.

But that is not everything that he was able to do. Katsu is on fire and also looked at the Vita cartridges... see below for some more electronics joy!

PS Vita Cartridge dumps now Possible - Does this enable piracy?

Katsu seems to be able to dump a PS Vita cartridge - you know, those tiny physical modules that contain PS Vita games, a cartridge, like we know them from the Nintendo DS and 3DS - and is therefore able to retrieve the games in the format how they...
 

Big Savings on Classic Final Fantasy Games Start Today on PSN

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12w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team is back with some big savings on classic Final Fantasy PSN games today!

To quote: This week, the ever-popular annual Final Fantasy sale is back for your pleasure.

Save a chunk of Gil on almost all of the mainline entries that are available on PS Store, as well as the Dissidia titles and FF Tactics: War of the Lions.

With Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (demo also available today) and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD only a few weeks away (very excited for this!), there's a lot of FF to get stuck in to.

Fun fact, come 21st March, you could have Final Fantasy I-X all playable on your PS Vita!

All offers run from 22nd January until 5th February 2014. PlayStation Plus members receive an additional 10% discount on all titles.

Final Fantasy I
Was 7.99/9.99, now 3.99/4.99

Final Fantasy II
Was 7.99/9.99, now 3.99/4.99

Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection
Was 15.99/19.99, Now 7.99/9.99

Final Fantasy V
Was 7.99/9.99, now 3.99/4.99

Final Fantasy VI
Was 7.99/9.99, now 3.99/4.99

Final Fantasy VII
Was 7.99/9.99, now 3.99/4.99

Final Fantasy VIII
Was 7.99/9.99, now 3.99/4.99
 

PSN 14 for 14 Sale Starts Tomorrow: Discounts on PS3, PS Vita Games

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13w ago - Sony Digital Distribution Director Pierre Gravereau announced today that their PSN 14 for 14 Sale starts tomorrow complete with discounts on PS3 and PS Vita Games.

Each year, we like to celebrate the New Year by giving you huge discounts on some great games from the previous year. Last year, we discounted 13 celebrated PS3 games as part of the 13 for '13 sale and this year we are taking it up a notch with the 14 for '14 sale on PlayStation Store.

Starting tomorrow, we're bringing you 14 PS3 games AND 14 PS Vita games at up to 50 percent off, with PS Plus members receiving up to 75 percent off.

14 for 14 Sale

Starting tomorrow, January 14th, and running through January 20th, we've got a sweet lineup of 14 PS3 games and 14 PS Vita games on sale. Check out the 14 PS3 games that are part of the 14 for '14 lineup below:

Game Title / PS Plus Price / Sale Price / Original Price

BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien $3.75 $7.49 $14.99
Crysis 3 $5.00 $9.99 $19.99
Deus Ex Human Revolution: Director's Cut $13.49 $14.99 $29.99
ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition $5.00 $9.99 $19.99
F1 2013 $20.99 $29.99 $59.99
Far Cry Blood Dragon $3.75 $7.49 $14.99
Lone Survivor: The...
 

Sony Announces PlayStation Store January 2014 Sale Starts Today

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16w ago - Sony's Chris Howe of the PS Store and Plus Content Manager announced that the PlayStation Store January 2014 sale starts today, with details below as follows:

Hi everyone. Your PlayStation Store January sale has arrived a few days early and boy, is it a monster! There are some massive savings to be had across a huge range of PS3 and PS Vita titles so make sure you pick them up and enjoy some gaming time as we head into the new year! Enjoy!

Deals ending 02/01/14:

NBA 2K14
Was 59.99/AU$89.95/49.99, now 29.99/AU$44.97/24.99

Borderlands 2
Was 39.99/AU$49.95/29.99, now 9.99/AU$12.48/7.49

Spec Ops: The Line (Not available in UAE)
Was 29.99/AU$39.95/19.99, now 7.49/AU$9.98/4.99

WWE 2K14
Was 59.99/AU$89.95/39.99, now 14.99/AU$22.48/10.99

XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Was 39.99/AU$49.95/29.99, now 9.99/AU$12.48/7.49

BioShock
Was 14.99/AU$21.95/11.99, now 3.59/AU$5.26/2.87

BioShock 2
Was 19.99/AU$24.95/15.99, now 4.99/AU$6.23/3.99

Call of Duty Ghosts
Was 69.99/AU$99.95/49.99, now 49.69/AU$70.96/44.99

Dead Island Riptide (Not available in Germany)
Was 29.99/AU$39.95/19.99, now 12.89/AU$17.17/8.59
Additional...
 







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