16w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro announced that Runner 2 dashes to the Instant Game Collection as part of this weeks PlayStation Plus updates below.
To quote: This week in PlayStation Plus, you'll find the fantastic Bit.Trip presents Runner 2 (sporting one of the longer names in gaming) free for PS Plus members, along with PS Vita content on sale as part of the PS Vita Japanese Games sale.
With the likes of Soul Sacrifice, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus, and Touch My Katamari, there's plenty of content to download to your PS Vita this week.
Lastly, if you haven't had a chance to get your hands on the latest Tomb Raider, now is a great time to not only download the game and a handful of DLC content along with it, but also snag the fantastic Quantum Conundrum along with it!
All that content and more awaits in this week's PlayStation Plus update which goes live on 8/13 with the PS Store update.
August 12th PlayStation Plus Update
Bit.Trip Presents... Runner2: Future Legend Of Rhythm Alien (PS3)
Regular Price: $14.99, Free for PS Plus members
Runner2 is a rhythm-music, auto-running platformer. Players will run through fantastic environments, using brand new moves, to amazing new soundtracks as they...
18w ago - Bloober Games Creative Director and Vice-President Peter Bielatowicz goes behind Basement Crawl for PS4 / PlayStation 4 today with details below, as follows:
Hello fellow gamers! I wanted to give you some information about a game we are currently developing for the PS4 launch window - Basement Crawl.
Gameplay-wise, Basement Crawl is a maze-based action game with some strategic elements. Our main inspirations were old classics like Spy vs. Spy and Bomberman, and gameplay revolves around setting up traps (self-detonated or activated by characters approaching it or stepping on it without noticing) to hurt other players.
It's focused on multiplayer, but basic single player campaigns with bots to fill in for missing characters will be available too.
While our inspirations go back to the retro classics, we are making a game up-to-date with the competition. It goes from the audio-visuals - Basement Crawl will be 2.5D game with dynamic cameras - to the game modes, characters and mechanics.
We felt that many games nowadays are dependent on character development or luck and randomness, so we designed Basement Crawl to exclude the luck factor and remove the dependence on leveling-up characters.
We want to make Basement Crawl as skill-based as possible...
19w ago - Everyday Shooter Creator Jonathan Mak announced today that Critter Crunch and Everyday Shooter are on sale today for $0.99 each.
To quote: This week, Toronto-based developers (and good friends) Queasy Games & Capy are putting their classic PSN titles on sale.
To mark this occasion, Jon decided to dust off the actual guitar used to create the tunes in Everyday Shooter and jam out the games' first track, alongside our cuddly orange friend from Critter Crunch.
Everyday Shooter & Critter Crunch may be markedly different games that took alternate paths onto the PlayStation Store, but they share a lot in common. Here's a little bit about why these games are important to their creators/teams:
Five years ago I released my first game, Everyday Shooter, in which you play through an album of musical shmups, where every sound effect is a guitar riff or note harmonizing over an all-guitar soundtrack. So as you play the game, it feels like you're jamming along with the music. Each level/song/track has a different vibe, look, sound and gameplay mechanic - kind of like how songs on an album flow through different moods.
At least that's what it is for most people. In actuality the game was built on ten years'...
20w ago - Gaijin Games Associate Producer Dant Rambo shared a Runner2 PSN video today dubbed Who Says You Can't Buy Friends with details below, as follows:
After the launch of Bit.Trip Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, many of our fans asked us if we had any sort of plans for DLC. As you can imagine, we were thrilled to see that people wanted the game's experience to extend beyond when the final credits rolled. Quite honestly, it's one of the best compliments a developer can receive.
While brainstorming possible ideas for extra content, we came up with the idea of releasing a pack of characters plucked from other video games. It was a neat enough concept, but the success of it depended upon the awesomeness of the characters we ended up including in the bundle.
This required a lot of brainstorming on our end – including some crazy ideas we had that didn't quite work out – but in the end we feel as though we assembled the most amazing crew of characters to ever grace a single video game. We might be biased in our saying so, however.
In any case, the DLC in question is known as the Good Friends Character Pack, and it introduces Raz (Psychonauts), Quote (Cave Story), Josef (Machinarium), Dr. Fetus (Super Meat Boy), Spelunky Guy (Spelunky), and Invisible CommanderVideo...
21w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager JT Pierce shared a video today announcing that the MLB 13 The Show Home Run Derby is out now on PS3!
To quote: Next week, Major League Baseball's biggest stars will descend on Citi Field in New York for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game.
The league's best sluggers will also be in town to compete for the title of 2013 Home Run Derby Champion, and while we can't all make it to the Midsummer Classic festivities, you can experience all the excitement and tradition of the Home Run Derby from your couch.
Introducing MLB 13 The Show Home Run Derby, available for download on your PS3. We've taken one of The Show's most popular game modes, packed it with 46 of the best long ball hitters in the game, and it's all yours for only $5.99.
Set in this year's Home Run Derby host stadium, Citi Field, MLB 13 The Show Home Run Derby features the same amazing visuals and gameplay you've come to expect from the highly rated franchise.
The game is available now, so download today from the PlayStation Store and get your swings in before for the real thing takes place July 15th.