84w ago - Sony Senior Director Manrique Brenes from their Consumer Electronics Group at Skype has announced that PS Vita is getting Skype video and Voice Calling beginning today.
To quote: Hi everyone! My name is Manrique Brenes and I'm the senior director of the consumer electronics group at Skype.
We've very happy to announce that the Skype Video and Voice calling app for PS Vita will be available later today on PlayStation Store.
Starting later today, you can enjoy free Skype calls on PS Vita. You'll be able to keep in touch with gamers around the globe while you're on the go as Skype is available for both the 3G/Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi models.
The Skype app includes free Skype-to-Skype voice calling, as well as high-quality video calling that utilizes PS Vita's front and rear cameras.
The Skype app on PS Vita runs in "background mode" while you're gaming or using other applications* – meaning you have the capability to "pause" a game, conduct a call and then return to your previous activity – so you never miss a call. Plus, with a little Skype credit you can make low-cost calls to landlines and mobile directly from your PS Vita.
As you know, PS Vita is equipped with a 5" OLED touchscreen, dual analog sticks, precise rear...
85w ago - Lead Designer Rowan Parker has announced today on Sony's PlayStation Blog that PixelJunk 4am will be hitting PSN on May 15, with a Beta coming soon as well!
To quote: We've been developing PixelJunk 4am for quite some time now.
It's hard to know if you're done with no other measuring sticks lying around to use as a gauge, however I think we're almost there! I'll just leave this here.
PixelJunk 4am and the free PixelJunk 4am - Viewer will be released and available for download on the PlayStation Store from May 15th.
Lots of you have been asking for more details regarding the kind of 'actual' musical freedom you can look forward to using with your PlayStation Move. So here we go.
We've created various different events you can choose from to play live. Different events will present you with different mixes of songs, visualizers and a new mood to go with each one. You then take this event live on PSN and make it your own, crafting and performing it however you want.
Here's some numbers for everyone. Each song has 4 track instruments you can use: a Drum, Bass, Rhythm and Synth. Each track then has 4 different looping samples and four one-shot sounds in space around you that you can use.
All of the loops and samples are different for each...
85w ago - VidZone Head of Production Ben Creasey has announced news today of a VidZone update which includes some spring cleaning and a new patch release with details below.
To quote: It's been a little time since we have updated the application, and what better time for a spring clean than... well spring!
We have been once again listening to you and subsequently tweaked, sped up, prettied and smoothed over the whole application to make you experience an even better one!
We hope you like what we have done! The patch is available now so see below for to see exactly what to look out for.
• Lightning quick application start-up time - No waiting around for the app to start
• Playlists are now backed up in the cloud - Never lose a playlist again!
• Full-screen experience redesigned - Less intrusive and prettier in full screen
• Better video caching - Keeping your bandwidth as low as possible
• Various performance and design improvements - Just generally improved
We also have a huge haul of new videos and features for you including some special pre Ibiza opening party goodness from our friends at Pacha.
Check out below for all the highlights of the next couple of weeks.
86w ago - Sony LBP Community Coordinator Steven Isbell has announced today news of LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 update 1.12 arriving this week, with details on the new features for PlayStation 3 fan below!
To quote: Update 1.12 for LittleBigPlanet 2 will be out this week, and it will introduce a few nifty features to the game.
The Dive-In feature has now been moved to the top of the Community menu, and has been vastly rewired and improved to help players easily find some new Sackfolk to play with during their adventures!
To help encourage creativity, we have removed the Boos from the Level Rating System. You can still Yay a level to say that you really liked it, but we found that the Boo ratings were disheartening at best, and could be used to cause grief amongst the community.
If you happen to find something you don't like because it's rude or mean or just plain offensive, then hit the Select Button and use the Good Grief System to report it to our moderation team.
Comments & Reviews
If you have just played a level and wish to provide the creator with some helpful feedback, then you can still use the level's comments section or perhaps leave a nice and informative review for the entire community...
86w ago - Following last week's leaks, today Electronic Arts has had no choice but to spill the beans and announce Crysis 3, revealing its 2013 release projection and limited edition plans.
To quote: Crysis 3 returns to New York, with Prophet returning to find the city trapped in a "Nanodome" by the Cell Corporation. It promises "seven distinct and treacherous environments" as the city becomes engulfed in natural flora, having turned into an "urban rainforest." This seems to confirm suggestions that the game would blend the jungle setting of the first game with the city environments of the second.
Gameplay has been described as "sandbox," so don't expect it to be as linear as the last one.
Pre-order bonuses have already been revealed, with select retailers offering various multiplayer packs, detailed below. Furthermore, the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition is available to pre-order now, and includes the "Hunter" Nanosuit module, a bonus XP boost for the multiplayer, three exclusive dog tags, and a unique skin for the debuting composite bow weapon.
Crysis 3 will be available in Spring of next year.