Video: Sony PlayStation: 15 Years In The Making

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188w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has shared a video today as part of their celebration dubbed Sony PlayStation: 15 Years In The Making.

To quote: Today we celebrate 15 Years of PlayStation, the gaming industry and most importantly, the PlayStation fan. It is an honor to officially kick off our celebration on the PlayStation.Blog with a retrospective journey and history lesson 15 years in the making.

The PlayStation, the PlayStation 2, the PlayStation Portable, the PlayStation 3 – these aren't just names to Sony gaming products – these are milestones in every gamers' coming of age story.

Twisted Metal, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Killzone and God of War, aren't just clever titles to PlayStation classics – but defining moments in gaming history where PlayStation stands above the rest, delivering memorable experiences and jaw-dropping moments.





Sitting at PlayStation and being part of this amazing journey as a gamer and now working with the PlayStation team, I can't help but recollect my first encounter with Metal Gear Solid.

Within moments of popping in my PlayStation Underground disc, and booting the MGS demo – I knew right there and then what I wanted to do with my life....
 

Sony to Add Code Making PSP Games Unhackable for 60 Days

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204w ago - Today Gamasutra.com (linked above) have posted an extensive interview with Sony Computer Entertainment of America's Rob Dyer, who stated that SCEA is working on implementing code to make new PSP games unhackable for up to 60 days from release.

This news comes just months after Sony's recent effort to combat PlayStation Portable piracy through online registration requirements.

To quote: "A lot of the stuff that will be announced at E3 we're very excited about, because they are huge titles. And we also believe that there's a way that you will be able to, not stop, but slow down the piracy in the first 30 to 60 days from a tech perspective.

There's some code that you can embed that we've been helping developers implement in order to get people at least to see a 60-day shelf life before it gets hacked and it shows up on BitTorrent.

That's been the biggest problem, no question about it. It's become a very difficult proposition to be profitable, given the piracy right now. And the fact that the category shrunk inside of retail."
 

SyFy is Making Red Faction Movie, Co-producing Video Games

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207w ago - Today Broadcasting & Cable reports that the science fiction-focused network SyFy is developing a telefilm on a THQ property, namely Red Faction: The Movie is in development.

According to the trade, the two-hour Red Faction movie will be a potential pilot for TV series based on the franchise, which was itself partially inspired by the film Total Recall.

To quote: "It is the kind of content that fits our genre," senior VP of Syfy Ventures Alan Seiffert told B&C. "It is a great fit for a big Syfy Saturday movie, and if it really works, it is a great back-door pilot."

The deal will cut both ways, with future Red Faction games being co-produced by the SyFy Games label. According to the latest THQ financial report, Red Faction 4 has been moved up to arrive during the publisher's current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2011.

CEO Brian Farrell said the game's release had been advanced to capitalize on the popularity of the critically acclaimed Red Faction: Guerrilla and promised "robust online gameplay" and increased environmental destruction.

The network has also struck a deal with THQ to develop a DS, iPhone, and iPad game based on the upcoming reality show Ghost Hunters Academy.

The show will be a spin-off of the current SyFy series Ghost...
 

Sledgehammer Games Making New Call of Duty Title for 2011

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215w ago - Activision has announced their plans to expand the Call of Duty brand following the publisher's dismissal of Infinity Ward studio leads Jason West and Vince Zampella, who have now been confirmed as no longer being with the company.

A new game in the Call of Duty series will be released some time in 2011 and will be handled by newly formed Activision studio Sledgehammer Games, lead by Dead Space veterans Glen A. Schofield and Michael Condrey.

While Infinity Ward continue working on downloadable map packs for Modern Warfare 2, Treyarch - the studio behind World at War - will stillrelease their Call of Duty game this autumn.

According to the presser, the Sledgehammer Games title is an "action-adventure" game meaning fans may actually be able to expect two Call of Duty titles in 2011.

Beyond the two CoD titles, Activision also announced their plans to look at new genres for the franchise as well as branching out into the Asian market with the lucrative series.
 

VidZone Thanks Sony PS3 Fans for Making it the Biggest and Best

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224w ago - Today VidZone's Head of Production Ben Creasey has extended a warm THANKS to Sony PS3 fans for making the VidZone service the biggest dedicated music video streaming application in the world.

To quote: VidZone is officially the biggest dedicated music video streaming application in the world!! With over 2,000,000 application downloads and 200,000,000 videos streamed so far!!

I think the correct response is "WOW!" (Or other less broadcast-able superlatives)

Because of you, all of us at VidZone enjoy coming to work every day safe in the knowledge that what we are doing is actually being enjoyed by people all around the world (I know it's not available everywhere, but you know we are working on it... Feel free to "WHEN POLAND!!" if you feel the need). Because of this, everyone here would like to say thanks in their own personal way. Please forgive the shocking attempts at humor:

Louisa Jackson - VidZone for PS3 Chief - "Thanks for all the great feedback in 2009. Lots of surprises in stall 2010!

Nemat Abdela - Account Manger - "Merry Xmas to all you fabulous VidZone users. We've got some amazing things in the pipeline in 2010, including more Metal!"

Alex Jakubczyk - Content Manager - "Thank you for...
 







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