40w ago - Valve Software's Brian Levinthal has confirmed today that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is coming to PSN on August 21, 2012.
Below are the details, to quote: Since 1999, Counter-Strike has been the standard-bearer for first-person shooters.
The driving force behind competitive e-sports, Counter-Strike has showcased the talents of the most skilled FPS players around the world. Beginning August 21st, the classic action is available on PSN.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive brings the industry's leading team-based action gameplay and adds new weapons, dramatically improved visual effects, and a skill-based matchmaking system to provide all players with a competitive and engaging experience.
Developing for PlayStation 3 gave us a great opportunity to take advantage of the unique qualities of the platform. For example, we're supporting a wide range of input devices including the PlayStation Move, PlayStation Move sharp shooter, and even keyboard and mouse.
Naturally, support for these devices means that different players in the same match might be using different controllers. Players using mouse and keyboard might end up playing against players using a joystick or motion controls.
40w ago - Robomodo President Josh Tsui has announced today that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is grinding onto PSN this August 28th.
To quote: Finally, we can talk about Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD for PS3.
We are so grateful for everyone's patience on this, and we want to make sure you all know that everyone at Robomodo and Activision has been busting their butts to get it out there.
Now we can safely announce that after a lot of hard work, sweating and some crying (just a little), the game will be released August 28th on PSN in North America.
Game development is probably the hardest form of entertainment to put together, and making sure a game plays well across different machines is way tougher than anyone can imagine.
If there was a "Make PS3" button, we would've been tempted to hit that a long time ago. But we wanted to take the time to fix a few things and make sure that the PS3 experience is everything it can be.
The wait has been excruciating for us. We know that the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series has historically been very tightly tied to PlayStation consoles. For me, it was a key game in my career. In 1999 I had just left my first game development job, so I and a few others broke off and started a new studio.
40w ago - Madden NFL Arcade Designer Danny Doeberling has confirmed today that Madden NFL 13 hits PS Vita on August 28th, and that fans can snap up the demo tomorrow!
To quote: My name is Danny Doeberling, and I'm a Designer on Madden NFL 13 for PS Vita. The game is launching on August 28th, but I wanted to let you know how you can get your hands on the action early with the demo, starting August 14th.
When designing Madden for PS Vita, the Dev Team set the goal of making the most complete Madden handheld experience to date, and without a doubt I feel we delivered it.
Madden NFL 13 is visually stunning on PS Vita - seeing all the superstars decked out in their brand new NFL uniforms in HD on that gorgeous OLED screen really gets you excited for football season to start.
The game is built from the Gen 3 engine, so if you are familiar with PlayStation 3, you will feel right at home here.
Our favorite part of development on this title was incorporating PS Vita's unique features. I'll just say this: you don't know how much you need the touch screen until you get it in your hands - you can use your finger to freely draw receivers' routes!
We titled this feature Call Your Shots. It's quick, it's fun, and it will make you forget about the old way of individually...
40w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with the new PS3 and PSN releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:
Featuring a dramatically larger world, full weapon and armor upgrade systems as well as bigger and more challenging dungeons and vast array of new enemies and bosses, Darksiders II strives to improve on every aspect of the original hit on PS3.
Also on PS3 this week, inspired by classic Hollywood and Asian cinema style action thrillers, Sleeping Dogs is a gritty open-world cop drama set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong.
Explore the bustling and crowded Hong Kong island, through its neon-lit side streets and sprawling street markets, an incredible story unfolds of loyalty and betrayal where Wei begins to question his own motives as he is sucked in deeper than he could ever imagine.
In Papo & Yo exclusively for PSN, you play as Quico. Build his friendship with Monster by solving puzzles together and adventuring through a magical, surrealist world.
Use Monster's emotions, both good and bad, to their advantage if they want to complete their search for a cure and save their pal. Enjoy this week's The Drop.
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41w ago - Sony Entertainment Network Marketing Manager Jeff Safran is here with this weekend's new Sony Music and Video Unlimited releases today.
To quote: This week, the Music Unlimited service features new releases including Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash, and Linkin Park, as well as new albums from MUTEMATH, Everlast, My Morning Jacket, Antibalas, Sixpence None the Richer, and Black Francis.
Also, we celebrate the man in black with our brand new Johnny Cash 80th Premium Channel. Featuring songs spanning his extensive career from famous singles like "Ring of Fire," live tracks like "Folsom Prison Blues," collaborations with June Carter Cash and his popular Nine Inch Nails cover, "Hurt," you can find the new channel now in the premium channels section of the Music Unlimited service.
On the video side, don't miss Dr. Seuss' The Lorax , which lands in New Releases this week, as well as The Five-Year Engagement, also in Movies. In Collections & Sales, get more $5 movies in Own $5 Films featuring Comedy this week.
Catch up on some classic wisecracking films like Swingers, Clerks, and Bad Santa....