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Video: Watch_Dogs: Behind the Scenes with 2013's PS4 Action Epic

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67w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton is here with a video showcasing Watch_Dogs which goes behind the scenes with 2013's rule-breaking action epic below.

To quote: As with any jump from one console generation to the next, PlayStation 4 owners will expect to see hardware that sits at the very cutting edge of innovation, offering unparalleled processing power and an arsenal of exciting new features.

However, the onus on game developers to bring bold new gameplay innovation to the table is every bit as integral to that generational leap, and it's a responsibility that the whipsmart team behind Ubisoft's future-tech open world action title Watch_Dogs are really tearing into.

As detailed in our coverage last week, the game's core conceit - that its central hero, hacker Aiden Pearce's primary weapon is not a gun, but an entire city - is one of the boldest, most ambitious ideas to come along in some time. To find out more about the game's attempts to re-write the action rulebook, PlayStation Blog sat down with the game's creative director Jonathan Morin...

What was the first seed of the idea that later grew into Watch_Dogs?

Jonathan Morin: It started as a conversation. Four years ago we were talking about humans exchanging their lives and their...
 

Watch_Dogs for PS4 and PS3: Details on the Future-Tech Action Epic

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68w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman shared details today on Watch_Dogs for PS4 and PS3 detailing the the future-tech action epic below.

To quote: Watch_Dogs's dark vision of technological totalitarianism is heading to PS3 and PS4, and we were lucky enough to see the first live gameplay demo in San Francisco earlier this week (played on a DualShock 4, no less!). We've carefully studied the footage, asked pressing questions, and present you with this breakdown.

1. Aiden Pierce isn't your typical videogame protagonist

"Aiden is a man with a dark past who has made questionable choices," Lead Story Designer Kevin Shortt explained in our first live gameplay demo.Growing up in Chicago, Aiden used his technical prowess to infiltrate bank accounts and access surveillance systems, becoming something of a vigilante. Naturally, these pursuits earned him some powerful enemies on both sides of the law.

As you play Watch_Dogs, you won't be choosing between stark extremes on some binary morality scale, but defining where Aiden resides on much murkier spectrum of acceptability.

2. Chicago isn't your typical videogame city

We've all played open-world action games where cities feel more like a collection of giant painted boxes than a...
 

Sony Announces PSN-SOE Canada Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

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71w ago - Today Sony has announced news of a PSN-SOE Canada class action lawsuit settlement for Canadian users affected by the PlayStation Network hacking that took place back in 2011.

Below are the details, to quote: PSN-SOE Canada Settlement

LEGAL NOTICE

If you had a PlayStation Network account, a Qriocity account, or a Sony Online Entertainment account at any time before May 15, 2011, you could get benefits from a class action settlement.

A settlement has been reached with the Sony Entities in a class action lawsuit about the illegal and unauthorized attacks in April of 2011 on the computer network systems used to provide the PlayStation Network ("PSN"), Qriocity, and Sony Online Entertainment ("SOE") services (the "Intrusions"). The settlement provides benefits to eligible Canadian consumers who file a valid claim.

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice will have a hearing to decide whether to give final approval to the settlement, so that the benefits can be issued. The included consumers have legal rights and options, such as excluding themselves from the settlement, or alternatively, objecting to and/or submitting a claim for benefits from the settlement....
 

Video: MaxPlay Adapter for Nintendo Wii U Demo in Action

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72w ago - Today the XCM Team have unveiled a demo video below and details on their new [Register or Login to view links] for the Wii U console which allows gamers to play their Nintendo games inside the vehicle now.

To quote from their official page: MaxPlay Usage Manual Functions & Features:

Play Wii U games via Wii U gamepad controller in your car! Not only for playing the Wii U games in front of your TV, you are also able to play the Wii U games via Wii U gamepad controller by using the Maxplay adapter inside the vehicle, finally something entertaining in a car, it should be great news for passengers

The Maxplay adapter can be used for charging the Wii U gamepad controller. The Maxplay adapter also works as USB voltage output charger for charging most of the USB devices that get their power through USB (such as mobile phone, tablet, ipad etc)

Comes with Micro USB cable.

Operation: Specification:

Input: DC 12V
Output: DC 5V 2A
DC 15V 5A





Warning: Risk of electric shock, do not open the device. Keep away from water and heat source.


 

Video: See Metal Gear Rising's PS3-Exclusive DLC Demo in Action

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76w ago - Konami Social Media Manager Dalton Link invites fans to see a Metal Gear Rising's PS3-exclusive DLC demo video in action below today.

To quote: Think you've mastered [Register or Login to view links]?

Prove that you're a true cyborg ninja by downloading the PS3-exclusive [Register or Login to view links] right now!

VR Missions are a Metal Gear Solid staple, and we're pleased to offer these exclusively to PlayStation fans in North America.

In these 30 all-new VR missions, you'll test your blade skills in a host of new challenges. Get ready to face off against METAL GEAR Ray, fend off sliders with machine gun turrets, infiltrate as dwarf gekko and much more. The 30 missions feature a host of different challenges and it'll take real skill to conquer them all.

To kick off the launch of the downloadable content release for Metal Gear Rising:...
 
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