38w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Justin Massongill shared a Q&A from Team Ninja for Dead or Alive 5 Plus which arrives on PlayStation Vita today.
To quote: Dead or Alive, Team Ninja's long-running fighting game franchise, is getting its first PS Vita installment today in the form of Dead or Alive 5 Plus. How does one pack a game of this magnitude into a portable form factor?
Do any concessions need to be made to keep everything steady at 60FPS? What new features can we expect, given PS Vita's unique capabilities? We synced up with Yohei Shimbori of Team Ninja, who graciously answered these questions and more.
PlayStation.Blog: What has been your experience in terms of developing Dead or Alive 5 Plus for PS Vita? Have you had to make many concessions, or were you able to port the entire PS3 game over with minimal changes?
Yohei Shimbori, Director, Team Ninja: Certain elements of Dead or Alive 5 Plus (DOA5+) were relatively smooth in porting it to the PS Vita from the PS3. However, as you may notice from games already on the market today, a complete port in terms of graphics and physics remains a challenge which was also the case for DOA5+.
Fluid fighting motion and stellar graphics are all staples of the Dead or Alive franchise, so delivering anything...
The festivities begin today, Wednesday February 20th starting at 6:00pm Eastern Time (3:00pm Pacific Time)... and you'll be able to watch live right here from this humble PlayStation.Blog post. Set those bookmarks and timers!
If you simply must leave the warm, soothing embrace of PlayStation.Blog, you'll also be able to follow along live on PlayStation.com, inside the virtual world of PlayStation Home, and even via your PS3's Xross Media Bar - just look for it under the "What's New" section.
If your busy, busy life can't find time for a live video stream, then be sure to follow our livetweeting fun on Twitter where you can join the conversation using #playstation2013. We'll be dropping a few key updates on...
42w ago - MLB 13 The Show Game Designer Nick Livingston has shared some fresh videos today spotlighting MLB 13's The Show live on PS3 and PlayStation Vita below.
To quote: Howdy fellow gamers, Nick Livingston back again to introduce another new feature in MLB 13 The Show. Today, we're going to talk about how MLB 13 The Show will bring you closer to Major League Baseball than ever before with our brand new mode, The Show Live.
The Show Live allows you to play any games from the 2013 MLB schedule with the most up-to-date rosters, lineups, and statistics, fed directly from MLB.com.
Whether the game is starting in an hour, or was played a month ago, the presentation and commentary in The Show Live is dynamic to the landscape of the MLB on the date the game was scheduled.
Relive a player's 40th Home Run, clinch the pennant for a team that choked it away, or play along with the game you're watching or listening to. The Show Live is a mode for the truest of MLB fans.
Please note that the video footage is of a work-in-progress, and many things will update before we hit the shelves.
44w ago - Sony Senior Product Marketing Manager Anthony Caiazzo has shared a God of War: Ascension live-action PS3 trailer dubbed From Ashes today which explores Kratos' origins below.
To quote: If you're an ardent PlayStation fan, you've no doubt seen the teasers.
Today, I'm extremely excited to share the final, full-length version of our "From Ashes" live action trailer for God of War: Ascension, featuring a special arrangement of Ellie Goulding's "Hanging On."
This is just about the biggest production we've ever undertaken for a God of War commercial or trailer – or for any PS3 game for that matter. We are very proud of how it turned out, and we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.
Everyone knows Kratos has anger management issues; he will stop at nothing to get revenge on Ares and all of the gods that have betrayed him. In God of War 1-3, **SPOILER ALERT** we got to experience Kratos' quest for vengeance as he took down Ares, and literally climbed his way to the top of Olympus to defeat Zeus himself.
God of War: Ascension, however, is set before the first God of War game. Through the course of the story, we get...
46w ago - CCP Games Creative Director and Praetorian Atli Mar Sveinsson has announced that Dust 514's open Beta for PlayStation 3 officially goes live today!
Below are the details, to quote: Pioneering PlayStation community! We've reached an exciting milestone in our development of DUST 514: the open beta. Some of you may already be familiar with the concept after having followed our dev blogs or news articles, or perhaps you have been helping us in the closed beta.
But some may be hearing about this for the first time. I would like to give you guys a quick overview on the game, and the new phase of development, the open beta.
What is DUST 514?
DUST is a PS3-exclusive triple-A free-to-play MMOFPS (massively multiplayer online first person shooter), directly set in and connected in real time with the science fiction universe of EVE Online.
What that means is that not only is DUST a full-fledged MMOFPS in its own right, with unrivaled persistence and customization, it also coexists on the same servers as its older PC sibling, EVE Online. DUST and EVE share several game systems such as mail, text and voice chat, corporations, the in-game market and more.
Not only are the players of the two games able to communicate with each other and belong to the...