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The Polarity of Outland is Hitting PSN on June 14, 2011

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176w ago - Outland Lead Designer Aki Raula has announced this weekend that The Polarity of Outland is hitting PSN on June 14, 2011.

To quote: As we are now about to release Outland, I thought it would be nice to share some thoughts on developing the game, especially on its main feature, the "[Register or Login to view links]" polarity mechanic. Thinking about it almost two years later, it feels like we came about the concept easily and naturally.

At the very beginning I had an idea on creating an action adventure platforming game that would give the player similar emotions and encounters I experienced when playing some of my favorite platforming games in the 80's (Pitfall II, Jumpman Jr., Rick Dangerous etc. - see, I never had a NES).

Early versions of Outland had a guy jumping, shooting and sliding around in a jungle environment. We expanded that basic gameplay by adding a special spirit mode that made the character move faster and cause more damage.

Our spirit mode, which we called the "Flow" mode, was one where you turned from a normal guy into a superhero; blue energy surrounded you and you were nearly invincible. We toyed around different variations of the concept, from having an additional boost mode, to having Flow sources/springs in the levels...
 

New Super Stardust HD PS3 DLC: Impact Mode is Hitting PSN

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187w ago - SCEA Producer Daimion Pinnock has detailed some new Super Stardust HD PS3 DLC dubbed Impact Mode that is hitting PSN this Spring.

To quote: We'd like players around the world to know that we've created a new game mode for Super Stardust HD that'll be out on PSN this Spring - it's called the "Impact" mode.

We want to thank all the fans around the world for your continued support - it has made Super Stardust HD a top selling PSN exclusive and enabled us to keep creating new content for the game even now over three years after its release.

2008 saw the release of the "Solo Pack," offering new game modes such as Endless, Survival, Bomber and Time Attack. That was followed by the multiplayer "Team Pack" featuring split-screen co-op and deathmatch modes for up to 4 players.

Additionally, the game then broke new ground by becoming the first ever PlayStation 3 game to feature Trophies.

In 2010 we gave players the exciting option to experience the game in real 3D, one of the few of its kind as it creates 120 unique frames per second.

Now in 2011 with the new Impact mode add-on, Super Stardust HD continues to be the most comprehensive shooter experience available.

The Impact mode plays on and twists the game rules -...
 

Video: Dissidia Duodecim Prologus Final Fantasy PSP is Hitting PSN

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189w ago - Today Square Enix's Head of Public Relations Sonia Im has confirmed that Dissidia Duodecim Prologus Final Fantasy for PSP is hitting PSN on March 15 with lightning and Aerith Unlock.

To quote: Prologus will be available March 15th exclusively via the PlayStation Network for $2.99. The details will be posted on the official [Register or Login to view links] later today.

In the meanwhile, here's a quick summary of why prologus is going to be so awesome straight from the press release:

• Witness Lightning before the storm: Lightning, the protagonist of the popular FINAL FANTASY XIII, will be introduced to the DISSIDIA series for the first time. Players can enjoy a taste of the latest installment through a unique scenario featuring Lightning that will recount the events leading to DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY.

• Carry-over items from DISSIDIA duodecim prologus FINAL FANTASY to DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY: Players can continue their journey and have the advantage of carrying over in-game items acquired in DISSIDIA duodecim prologus FINAL FANTASY for use in DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY.

• Unlock a new character: By purchasing DISSIDIA duodecim prologus FINAL FANTASY, players will also receive the immensely popular [Register or Login to view links]
 

Videos: PS3: It Only Does Sharp Shooting, Hard-Hitting 3D Games

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191w ago - Sony VP of Product Marketing Scott Steinberg has posted up two new videos today in the PS3: It Only Does campaign, this time spotlighting sharp shooting and hard-hitting 3D games featuring Kevin Butler.

To quote: Once in a great while, a game comes along that challenges what we know to be true about certain genres.

Starting next week, the way you play and experience first person shooters will forever change when [Register or Login to view links] and the PlayStation Move sharp shooter make their way to store shelves around North America.

Now, what would a launch as significant as this one be without an instant classic Kevin Butler ad? Better yet, how about we feed that excitement with two new [Register or Login to view links] ads? Boom...









Starting this morning you can catch Kevin Butler and, well, more Kevin Butler, on some of your favorite networks including [Register or Login to view links], [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links].

Of course this all leads into next week when you'll finally have your chance to take Killzone 3 home to play...
 

Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West and Spyro Hitting PS Plus

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200w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has revealed today that Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West and Spyro the Dragon are coming to PlayStation Plus for subscribers.

To quote: Over these past six months, we have seen some great content introduced – from the DC Universe Online beta to the NHL GameCenter LIVE Application – that is expanding the offerings for all subscribers. Now we are looking to continue that trend through 2011 with new offerings.

In the first week of 2011, we are publishing three featured games, giving gamers a look at a classic, a throwback from 2010, and an exclusive mini from an indie developer. First, we'll be taking gamers back to Insomniac's second game ever developed for the PSone, Spyro the Dragon.

Take part in the first iteration of a classic franchise with a free download of the PSone classic. Also, we'll be offering a free download of Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West, a third person multiplayer shooter set in the wild west.

Finally, we'll be offering Pipe Madness, a minis title developed by [Register or Login to view links] (known for Landit Bandit), exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers for two weeks.

Also, for those looking for that special gift for your...
 
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