267w ago - Electronic Arts announced today that a demo of Mirror's Edge is scheduled to hit the PlayStation Network tomorrow. The demo will also arrive on the Xbox Live Marketplace this Friday, October 31.
To quote: This week gamers can 'take a leap of Faith' with a special demo for Mirror's Edge™, available at the PlayStation¬® Store on October 30th and on Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace on October 31st.
The demo will feature the prologue of the game, a tutorial and a segment of the single-player story mode. Now is your chance to experience the action that has GameSpot saying "Unlike anything we'd ever played before."
Players who pre-order the game will also receive an unlock code for exclusive access to the Time Trial mode. Time Trial is an addictive mode that challenges players to use their speed and best moves to find the fastest routes throughout the city. Gamers can upload their best time to the Mirror's Edge online leaderboards for their friends to download and compete against. Players can see their friend's 'ghost' run as they race to the top of the leaderboards.
For more information about pre-order incentives, please visit www.mirrorsedge.com.
267w ago - MotorStorm: Pacific Rift's Game Director Nigel Kershaw shared the following today via PS Blog:
Its launch day for MotorStorm: Pacific Rift in North America tomorrow (w00t)!
It means you all can enjoy MotorStorm Pacific Rift and we can all go on holiday. Except by this point, the UK is accelerating into winter in typical rainy, cold fashion.
So it's the Southern Hemisphere for the sun worshippers amongst the team, and a catching-up on a big pile of games in a darkened room for us redheads that find the sun overrated.
Once were all rested its back to the development bunker to finish off the DLC we have lined up for you guys in the coming months. We've got a pile of stuff waiting in the wings, and, you'll be glad to know, a lot of it is free. We're going to try and give you something new to play with every week, and we've also got some major packs in development that should be on the store after Christmas.
In the meantime, get those Time Trial lap times up on the leaderboards (you're lucky as I've put a moratorium on our QA guys posting up there for two weeks, to let you guys get good at it), have a laugh with split screen, and enjoy this next bout of brutal off-road racing.
268w ago - Stephanie Fernandez (Localization Producer at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.) has shared the following via PS Blog today:
Hello, my name is Stephanie Fernandez and I worked as the Localization Producer on Eternal Sonata for the PLAYSTATION 3.
Eternal Sonata will be shipping tomorrow, October 21st, and it will include new features and extras that can only be found on the PLAYSTATION 3 platform.
In preparation for the game's release, I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts and insights from working on the game and give you a few more details about the new exclusive content.
When I started working on Eternal Sonata for the PS3, I was pleased to find out there would be additional story material incorporated into the game that is unique to the platform. I had always felt there were some aspects of the story which might be a little too vague for anyone who didn't have the advantage of the background knowledge that I had about the story.
But now there are scenes that give the game player a little more insight; scenes that reveal a bit more general information about the concept behind the story and more specific details regarding character motivations.
Not that everything is spelled out point-by-point-you...
269w ago - According to Community Team Leader Elixor's announcement on the French Official PlayStation Community (linked above), the Playstation Network has maintenance scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday 14 October 2008).
It will be down from Tuesday October 14 at 21:00 to Wednesday October 15 at 02:00.
To quote: Hello all,
A maintenance PLAYSTATION Network is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday 14 October 2008).
Start: Tuesday October 14 at 21:00
End: Wednesday October 15 at 02:00
During this maintenance you can not connect to PLAYSTATION Network.
If you are connected before you should be able to play online without problem.
270w ago - Per Ro Hernandez (PLAYSTATION Store Team) via PS Blog today:
The last time I posted it was regarding our special E3 section on the PlayStation Store. This time around I wanted to tell you about a new offering that you'll see tomorrow.
In addition to all the free themes you've already been getting and will continue to get on the PlayStation Store now, you'll have the option to upgrade and purchase premium themes to customize the look of your PS3's XMB.
We have linked up with a few partners, Smobile & Disruptive Media Publishers, to distribute premium themes from PlayStation Network.
They have content offerings that range in type from NCAA College licenses to beauties on the beach to original cartoons and anime. These themes were created specifically for the PS3 and have special backgrounds, XMB icons and, in some cases, sounds.
We have created a new "Premium Themes" section under Themes & Wallpapers for you to easily access this content. Also, for each theme, there is preview option that allows you to view images of the theme prior to making your decision.
We plan to offer approximately 6-10 new "Premium Themes" a month. So be sure to check back often to browse the newest in premium theme content.