143w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a Crysis 2 PlayStation 3 interview today with Crytek alongside news of a new PS3 multiplayer demo's arrival.
To quote: Console gamers didn't get the chance to experience the first Crysis, a shooter known for making PC gamers feel self-conscious about the power of their graphics cards. PlayStation 3 owners won't be left out of the follow-up, as Crysis 2 arrives on PS3 next week.
Recently I spoke with Executive Producer Nathan Camarillo about those trademark Crytek visuals, and about the new multiplayer demo, which just hit PSN last night.
PlayStation Blog: We know Crytek can produce on the PC. How do you utilize the PS3 to live up to the high PC standard?
Nathan Camarillo: It's the core of CryEngine 3 that's able to scale appropriately and we can adjust per platform exactly what we wanna get out of it. We want the exact same gameplay experience, the same fun, the same intensity, all the same visual information that you need to understand and play the game appropriately. It's just a lot of under the hood magic.
146w ago - Sega of America's Assistant Community Manager Aaron Webber has shared a video announcing the Yakuza 4 PS3 demo is going live on PlayStation Network today.
To quote: That one guy from SEGA is back again, here to talk all things Yakuza 4, answer your questions in the comments, and remind you of one very important thing: The free Yakuza 4 demo is going live on PSN today!
If you've never played the Yakuza series before, I highly recommend you download the demo and give it a whirl. Today's demo is built around brawling, and in it you'll get to play as all four unique characters in the game.
Oh, and if you're glowing blue and you see the triangle button appear, make sure to press it - those are called HEAT actions, and they're both brutal and pretty amazing.
Also, hidden tip - we've equipped each character with a special weapon to use! Tap down on the d-pad to equip a weapon, and you'll find yourself armed with everything from nunchucks to spears to katanas. Kazuma Kiryu, the final character in the demo, also comes equipped with all three for you to try out.
If you own a PS3, you owe it to yourself to see why this series is exclusive to the console. And there's even more good news: following the great...
162w ago - Today Bhaal at PS3-Addict.fr (linked above) reports that DemonHades has launched a Beta of PSXStore, which allows users to download PSN demos without going through PlayStation Network.
This is a essentially a follow-up to his previous Open PStore project that was first announced a few months back.
To quote, roughly translated: "As you know long ago our community was proposed in the Open PStore, a project which I unlink seeing the little / no care of their visual system, that is why we see this new project, I felt comfortable visual menu and care of every detail.
The organization is a remarkable point, the refresh rate and speed of access of content make this new system quick and easy way to have the latest without having to upgrade to 3.50.
We also have to say for the moment only has demos of retail games, not homebrew, so it is still that... a copy of Sony's PSN."
168w ago - Today Community Manager Yaw at NBA Electronic Arts Canada has revealed alongside a video trailer that the NBA Elite 11 PS3 demo will be available tonight on PSN.
To quote: We have a whole new game this year with more to offer than ever before.
It's finally demo time, and with all the changes we've made to the game we wanted to make sure that you got a chance to scope it all out by downloading it on PSN. Here is a sneak peek into what you can expect in this year's demo.
One of the key changes we made this year was introducing all-new Hands-On Control. This puts the control of the player in your hands, and gets rid of the dice-roll shooting, canned animations, and loss of control you've experienced in past NBA Basketball video games.
Like putting in time at the gym, there's a learning curve with Hands-On Control. But once you feel the difference, you'll know why we changed everything.
To compare Hands-On Control to the old button configuration, you can switch back in your Lakers-Celtics game in the demo through Pause-> Menu -> Setting -> Control Setting. We really encourage you to put in the time in Practice Mode with the Hands-On Control and feel the difference versus our old controls.
170w ago - Sony PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe has revealed two exclusive PSN demos today for PlayStation Plus members, as follows:
Firstly we have managed to secure an exclusive early demo of Pro Evolution Soccer 2011.
You and a friend can jump into a match as Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chivas Guadalajara or Internacional and see how the team has improved the controls and visuals for yet another realistic football experience that is easy to jump in and play, and difficult and rewarding to master.
Secondly, you may have seen Richard Yap's post last Friday about the exclusive God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP demo for a few lucky PSN users. There were quite a few comments from Plus members asking for this demo and I don't like to disappoint...
...so as of today the God of War: Ghost of Sparta demo is available to all Plus members on the Plus section of the PS3 store. This demo is exclusive to you guys three weeks before it goes live on the PSP Store for everyone.
The guys at Ready At Dawn worked really hard on getting this demo out early but its worth noting that the in game text is only in English. This definitely won't stop everyone enjoying the great game play in this demo though.