Video: Foosball 2012 PS3 to PS Vita Cross-platform Play Demo

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100w ago - Following up on their previous developer diary, today Grip Games CEO Jakub Mikyska has shared a new video spotlighting PS3-to-PS Vita Cross-platform play in upcoming title Foosball 2012.

To quote: I'm back to share more details about Foosball 2012! Specifically, to introduce the cross-platform functionalities between PS3 and PS Vita.

We didn't want to have a game that has a version for PS3 and a separate version for PS Vita. We wanted an experience where you don't need to worry about which device you are currently using, because you get exactly the same game - including your current progress, unlocks, and DLC - every time you play, regardless of whether you are currently on PS3 or PS Vita.

First of all, when you buy Foosball 2012, you'll get it for both the PS3 and PS Vita for a price of a single PSN game. The same applies for additional content that you will be able to buy. Purchase the game once and you can use it on both the PS3 and PS Vita.

Secondly, when you play the game, your saves are automatically uploaded to a cloud storage within PSN and synchronized between PS3 and PS Vita. Whenever you start the game, the progress you made on any platform,...
 

Video: Behind the Scenes of Kara: Quantic Dream's PS3 Tech Demo

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109w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a behind the scenes video today spotlighting the making of Kara: behind the scenes of Quantic Dream's PS3 tech demo below.

To quote: The creators of Heavy Rain didn't come empty handed to this year's Game Developers Conference. The celebrated studio debuted a powerful new "video" called Kara to show off their new animation and performance-capture technology.

If you've seen Kara, then you know that the results speak for themselves.

Rendered in real time on PS3 hardware, Kara chronicled the activation of a self-aware synthetic organism, but this making-of feature is impressive in its own right as it shows how Quantic Dream assembled several different performances to create a seamless, believable virtual character. The future is now, you guys.





Once you've watched the video feature, let us know what you think in the comments! And as a reminder: Kara is absolutely, positively not Quantic Dream's next game.
 

Video: Sony Dives Inside PS Vita: Cross Play with PS3 Demo Out

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115w ago - Sony Manager James Gallagher has made available a video today which dives inside PlayStation Vita, demonstrating PS Vita cross play with the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: One of the standout aspects of PlayStation Vita is the way it interacts with your PS3, whether that's PS Vita and PS3 players competing on the same track in WipEout 2048, or starting a game of MotorStorm RC at home and then picking up where you left off on the bus to work.

The latest episode of the Inside PS Vita series talks to the developers of these games and more to see how Cross Play is changing the way we think about portable gaming and how it relates to the home experience.




 

Twisted Metal PS3 Multiplayer Demo is Coming to PSN Today

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116w ago - Producer Chad Cox has announced that the Twisted Metal PS3 multiplayer demo is coming to fans on PSN today!

To quote: We know your appetite for destruction is growing as we draw closer to Twisted Metal's Valentine's Day release (2/14), so we're pleased to announce that the Twisted Metal Multiplayer Demo goes live on the PlayStation Store this afternoon!

Once the demo hits the Store, you'll get a taste of Twisted Metal's online play with:

• Eight vehicles to choose from, each with their own unique special weapons
• Two multiplayer modes: Classic free-for-all Death Match, and team-based Nuke mode- a Twisted take on Capture the Flag that's brand new to the series
• Challenge mode, where you can practice with each vehicle to hone your destructive skills

Be sure to try out all the vehicles and modes available in the multiplayer demo and let us know your favorites. Servers will be up today through February 7th, so you've got a week to practice before the full game comes out on February 14th. Get killin'!

To celebrate today's release, Game Director David Jaffe chimed in with answers to some popular user questions. This Q&A relates to the final retail game, not today's multiplayer demo, but it will give you a closer look at...
 

Videos: Spooky PS3 Halloween Themes from The Studio Demos

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129w ago - Sony PS Vita European Product Manager Adam Grant has shared some video demos today of spooky PS3 Halloween themes from The Studio below.

To quote: Here is an update of the latest Themes from The Studio that were released this week on the PlayStation Store.

The Studio brings to PlayStation a collection of Static and Dynamic Themes for PS3 and PSP from some of the world's greatest artists to create one of the best showcases of digital art anywhere in the world and they are all available for you to download.

We have partnered with Studio Output, one of the world's most tuned-in creative design and production companies, to help us curate The Studio collection and ensure only the finest offerings in everything from urban street art to illustration are included.

To get you in the mood before Halloween next week, this week's release celebrates all things dark and creepy, with wondering zombies, looming monster heads and eerie ghouls ready to haunt your XMB.





Zombies in the City is a Dynamic Theme by KOA. Behind the name KOA hides Olivier Cramm, an illustrator drawing incessantly, feeding on ink, paint and of course the Japanese food that he loves to cook.

Sometimes juggling...
 











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