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Outland Hits PSN This Spring, Includes Two Co-Op Modes & More

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183w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has revealed today that Outland is hitting PSN this Spring with two Co-Op Modes and more, as follows:

Last fall, I got a first look at Outland, a side-scrolling action game that casts you as an urban sophisticate-turned-spiritual warrior.

The dreamlike visuals, fluid platform mechanics, and sharp sword-based combat pointed to a fascinating PSN game.

Since then, developer Housemarque (creators of PSN classics Dead Nation and Super Stardust HD has been busy fleshing out the game with details that will make fans of the classic 2D side-scroller Castlevania: Symphony of the Night beam with delight.

A gorgeously illustrated introductory cinematic introduces you to the protagonist, a nameless, faceless modern-day urban dweller haunted by visions of a vast wheel, endlessly turning.

Maddened by the visions and unable to find relief, the protagonist seeks out a mystic shaman who guides him on a path of spiritual awakening and alerts him to a timeless, cyclical battle with a pair of god-like Sisters who created the world and now seek to destroy it. Guess what? The fate of the world is now in your hands. Lucky you!

"The Sisters are the final bosses in the game," explained Producer Adam Sarasohn....
 

Video: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - Social Modes and EA Chat

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207w ago - Today Sony Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit video spotlighting Social Modes and an EA interview chat, as follows:

Recently, the [Register or Login to view links] caravan rolled into town for a media/community event bringing PS3s loaded with Hot Pursuit, a free rap show, and the Boston Celtics' [Register or Login to view links].

With the game only about 2 months away, the team from EA was eager to talk about the social elements of Hot Pursuit. Watch this video, then read my conversation with Need for Speed producer Jesse Abney, who not only answered my questions, but yours as well.





Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog: How did Criterion end up at the wheel on [Register or Login to view links]?

Jesse Abney, EA: Criterion's a AAA developer of action-racing games, with many years of doing great designs, great innovations, and platform technologies - especially for PlayStation 3 and online connectivity. And they kind of just waited patiently for their turn to get the keys to develop their favorite Need for Speed - and revive Hot Pursuit.

Hot Pursuit...
 

Video: NHL 11 Demo Live on PSN: Two Modes & Classic Controls

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213w ago - Today Community Manager Alain Quinto has announced alongside a video trailer that the NHL 11 PS3 demo is now live on PSN and features two modes with classic controls.

To quote: With three weeks to ship, hockey fans can get a taste of what to expect come September 7th as the NHL 11 Demo is now LIVE on the PlayStation Network! Watch the NHL 11 PSN demo launch trailer below.

Those that download the demo will get a sampling of two game modes: Battle for the Cup and Hockey Ultimate Team. Battle for the Cup allows fans (single or local multiplayer) to play the 3rd period of Game Seven in the Stanley Cup Finals between the [Register or Login to view links] at [Register or Login to view links].

The score will be different each game as it will be simmed up to that point in time. You will be able to view the box score of the first two periods prior to entering gameplay.

In the Hockey Ultimate Team portion of the demo, each user will receive a Starter Pack of cards. You will be able to edit your lineup and try to maximize chemistry.





For consumables, you will start with a couple of Training Cards and will earn more Training Cards that can be applied to your team after each game you...
 

Sony Quiz Reveals God of War 3 to Have PS3 Online Co-op Modes

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252w ago - Update: According to [Register or Login to view links] God of War 3 will not feature online co-op after all, per Eric Levine of Sony's Product Public Relations who simply stated: "This news is false."

This weekend a Sony employee questionnaire has [Register or Login to view links] God of War 3 details of upcoming PS3 online co-op modes.

According to a quiz on the Sony Retail Loyalty Site module (which educates retail workers about upcoming Sony products), God of War III will indeed include online co-op modes when it is available in March, 2010.

As the quiz comes from an official Sony-funded Web site, it's safe to assume this is valid, although no official comment has been made from the company as of yet.

To quote: "You read it right! God of War III will feature online cooperative modes.

There have been rumors flying across the Web regarding cooperative modes for God of War III, but I am here to confirm it to all. March 2010 just cannot come soon enough!"
 

Video: PlayStation Store Enhanced with Two New View Modes

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263w ago - Last year, after the complete PlayStation Store revamp, Sony allowed gamers to change the view mode of the items displayed on the PlayStation Store from just pictures to a list format.

They have now added two more modes that you can see in the video below.

To quote: "You can now view the icons in different sizes with either three, four or five per row. This will especially benefit people with giant or tiny size TVs.

If you have a small TV for instance, you may want the icons taking up extra space on the screen so they are easier to identify. Or big screen users may like the option to see more items per screen, reducing the need to scroll.

This isn't anything major of course but it is good to see that Sony are still improving the store all the time."




 
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