116w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has revealed some details today on Ruin for PS Vita, including the lairs, relics and the social web as follows:
Ruin (working title) was last seen on the E3 2011 PlayStation stage, when the presenter wirelessly transferred his PS Vita game session to a PS3 without missing a frame of the action.
As technically impressive as Ruin's cross-platform compatibility is, I've learned that it's only the beginning of what co-developers Idol Minds and SCE San Diego Studios are planning for this ambitious multiplayer action-RPG.
Ruin is still early in development, but it's being eagerly anticipated for its PS Vita-to-PS3 cross-compatibility, addictive action-RPG gameplay, and expansive social features.
Ruin's developers are quietly building a wide, deep social network designed to keep you interacting whether you're on the couch, on the bus, or someplace in-between. Travis Williams, Ruin's energetic senior producer, walked me through the game's social ambitions several weeks ago at a media showing in New York City.
From the earliest days of Ruin's development process, Williams told me, the development team was motivated to find a way to make its multiplayer competitive mode accessible and socially sticky – important considerations...
120w ago - Q-Games Assistant Producer Ariel Angelotti has shared a new PixelJunk Sidescroller PSN trailer video and details today on the retro PlayStation Network title below.
To quote: I have an important update for you. What's orange, magenta, and glowing all over? Why, it's PixelJunk sidescroller, of course!
We've released a brand-spankin' new trailer for you. We hope it whets your appetite until you can get your PixelJunk-hungry hands on it.
We don't have an official release date for PixelJunk sidescroller yet, but rest assured we're hard at work making it oodles of fun all the while incorporating retro goodness, love, and a little bit of cheese(?) into it.
What treasures does this veritable pantheon of old-school gaming hold? We can't go into the details yet, but expect to get riddled in alien bullets, science fiction in-jokes, and if you're a tried and true PixelJunkie, you may even notice an Easter egg or two we've included just for you!
Need some deep space, missile-flinging fun to tide you over until PixelJunk sidescroller is released? Hop on the PlayStation Network and download the FREE PixelJunk Shooter 2 demo today!
139w ago - Valve VP of Marketing Doug Lombardi has revealed Portal 2 for PlayStation 3 Steam details today for fans, as follows:
A few months back, Valve announced some initial details of Steam's debut in the PS3 version of Portal 2.
While people were excited to hear about the PS3 game's inclusion of Steam access to Portal 2 on any PC or Mac, they also had a bunch of questions.
So, here's a bit more info about Steam on the PS3.
Portal 2 for PlayStation 3 is the first title to support Steam on a console. Specifically, that means it offers cross-platform matchmaking, gameplay, friends, chat, and achievements, all powered by Steam.
Steam on the PS3 also saves co-op game progress and single player saved games to the Steam Cloud, enabling players to pick up where they left off on any PlayStation 3.
Steam makes its appearance on the PS3 as an overlay within Portal 2. Here, the Steam overlay provides access to Steam Friends, displaying their in-game or online status and providing a quick pathway to text chats, player profiles, friend requests, and game invites. Steam Achievements are earned in lockstep with PSN Trophies and are also accessible within the...
143w ago - SCEE's James Gallagher has shared some fresh Batman Arkham City PS3 screenshots and details today for fans.
To quote: My flatmate cites Arkham Asylum as his favorite game, and when I got home and told him that I'd been to see it at Warner Bros. London office, he put his fingers in his ears and turned the stereo up. It confirmed something I'd been thinking on the train home: this is one of those games that we're better off not knowing much about.
There's five of us in the private screening room and Dax Ginn, marketing game manager at Rocksteady, has just played through an early mission from Arkham City, lasting around 30 minutes, which I'm not going to spoil for you. We are free to call out questions afterwards and one journalist asks, "Will we see anything like the Scarecrow missions from Arkham Asylum?"
"Did you like the scarecrow stuff?" he replies to slow nods. "Well we did too. Aren't you glad that you didn't know about the Scarecrow levels before you played Arkham Asylum? If they had been part of the marketing campaign they wouldn't have had that kind of impact, so I'm just going to leave it there."
The biggest difference between Arkham City and its predecessor is the move to a more open setting. In the intervening 18 months, Quincy...
145w ago - Sony VP of Product Marketing Scott Steinberg has announced today that the PlayStation Portable is now available for $129.99 alongside some new PSP Greatest Hits and Favorites Collections.
To quote: Since launching in 2005, the PSP platform has had a profound impact on the way we play games while on-the-go, pushing the boundaries for cross-media entertainment and setting the benchmark for quality for portable games - not to mention selling 23 million units to date in North America and more than 67 million worldwide.
Today we're very excited to announce that the PSP-3000 system will be available for a new low price of $129.99 (MSRP) starting February 27, 2011, offering its greatest value to date. In addition, going forward PSP Entertainment Packs will be available for $159.99 (MSRP); bringing you everything you need to experience the PSP system and an even better value.
To get the word out on PSP's awesome new pricing, we'll be launching a new TV and digital marketing campaign. Be sure to keep an eye on some of your favorite networks including FOX, MTV and ESPN for the new TV spot. Here's your first look:
We at PlayStation have always been committed to delivering value and offering you the unparalleled gaming experiences....