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Video: Watch Dogs on PS3 November 19, Out of Control Trailer

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65w ago - Ubisoft Community Developer Nik Schmidt has shared an Out of Control trailer video today confirming that Watch Dogs arrives on PS3 November 19, 2013.

To quote: Nik here, it's nice to get another opportunity to chat with you guys. Today we're digging a bit deeper into the human puzzle that is Aiden Pearce by launching our World Premiere Gameplay Trailer.

Here you'll get to know Aiden a bit better, and most importantly, you'll discover what drives him to do the things he does. You'll get a good picture of how he uses the city of Chicago against those who crossed him... and you'll see how far he will go to make them pay.

We're also happy to announce that Watch_Dogs now has an official launch date - the game will be available on PS3 starting November 19th. (We'll be back to talk about the PS4 version and its release timing at a later date.)

In addition, those of you who pre-order at GameStop will also get an exclusive Watch_Dogs poster, designed by the legendary comic book artist Alex Ross. The poster's design is the inspiration behind the game's box art and captures the essence of our hero, Aiden Pearce.





That's the last of our announcements for now, but you can look forward to even more...
 

Video: MLB 13 The Show PS3: Diamond Dynasty Puts You in Control

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80w ago - Game Designer Nick Livingston has shared a video today spotlighting MLB 13 The Show announcing that Diamond Dynasty puts you in control.

Below are the details, as follows: I am a designer on MLB 13 The Show. First, I brought you a blog about the new [Register or Login to view links]. Now, I want to talk about Diamond Dynasty.

Tons of feedback from [Register or Login to view links] has driven us to expand, improve, and fine-tune the systems that make up Diamond Dynasty.

Take a look at the content below for a preview of what you can expect from Diamond Dynasty in MLB 13 The Show. Please note that the video footage is of a work-in-progress, and many things will update before we hit the shelves.

We're really excited about how the Dynasty Card has evolved. They now display more information about the player's abilities, which will give you an idea of what you are getting right away, but more importantly how good a player can get.





Be aware that each Dynasty Player has maximum thresholds that he can reach in each attribute, so picking which cards you want to activate to your team has become much more important.
 

Video: Balancing Control and Combat in Wheels of Destruction

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125w ago - Lead Designer Peter Porai-Koshits has posted up a video trailer today showcasing the balancing control and combat in Wheels of Destruction for PS3 below.

To quote: That perfect balance of smooth vehicle control and weapon mastery was always our most difficult and most important task. It's so easy to do them separately:

Here's your car control - drive wherever you want; here's your weapon control - fire at will. However, putting them together is a bit of a puzzle.

At the beginning, our weapons were at a fixed crux to always shoot forward as the car moves. As a result, you could either shoot while at a standstill, or shoot in every direction, when rotating the car or chasing someone. Everything became a merry-go-round where 'A' chased 'B' and shot at him, while 'B' was chasing 'C' who in turn was chasing 'A'.

We knew we needed another approach. The tried-and-true approach is the have the left stick control the vehicle and the right stick control the camera and the direction of weapon fire.

This immediately resulted in lower game speed. It's rather difficult to drive somewhere while watching from the side, or backwards. You're driving into a wall within seconds. Ultimately, everyone ends up standing in their own corner, shooting at everyone....
 

Music Unlimited Delivers More Control with Latest PS3 Update

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142w ago - Sony Network Entertainment Vice President Mike Aragon has revealed today that Music Unlimited will now offer more control with their latest PS3 update.

To quote: We just updated the [Register or Login to view links] service application on PS3 with some great features that many of you have been asking for.

Cosmetically, you'll probably first notice that our new branding has finally landed on PS3. More importantly, however, the new app gives you added control over how you listen to and access music.

We're most excited about the new "My Channels" function that lets you build custom radio stations around your favorite artists. Simply type in the name of the artist and we'll populate a station with songs from that artist and related artists.

Another great enhancement to the service makes it easier to skip tracks you dislike. Really don't like a song that is playing on one of the channels? Just "dislike" it and we'll automatically skip to the next one.

The "My Channels" and the "dislike" enhancements - available to both Basic and Premium subscribers - add to your ability to customize the music you listen to on the service. The features will also available via a firmware update today for 2010 and 2011 connected BRAVIAs, PCs, and Blu-ray Disc devices,...
 

Video: Introduction to Flight Control HD on PlayStation Network

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202w ago - Firemint CEO Rob Murray has shared a few videos today covering the introduction to Flight Control HD on PlayStation Network.

To quote: We're really excited to bring you Flight Control HD on the PlayStation Network. You will be the first people able to experience Flight Control on the big screen!

If you haven't come across Flight Control on other platforms, it's a really simple but elegant game that invented a new genre, combining path mechanics and time management. It's also incredibly addictive.

3D? In Flight Control?

Believe it or not, the stereoscopic 3D mode in Flight Control HD has some real benefits. It helps to separate the important action (the planes in the air) from the landscape, which is more distant. You can play any map in 3D mode, which feels like looking into a diorama or a snow globe. You can also easily switch back to 2D to enjoy full 1080p HD resolution.





How do you control it?

Flight Control HD supports both PlayStation Move and DUALSHOCK controllers. We weren't really expecting the Move controller to work so well, but it's incredibly precise! You simply move or point the controller, hold the trigger or Move button to select a plane and then trace its path to the correct...
 
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