Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for October 1, 2013

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28w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN Game Store updates below, as follows:

PS3 Full Games

NBA 2K14($59.99)

NBA 2K13 was a monstrous release for the world's 1 NBA video game franchise, with more than 38 Sports Game of the Year and 'Best Of' mentions. NBA 2K14 will raise the bar yet again, providing the best basketball gaming experience for legions of sports fans and gamers around the world.

PSN Games

rain($14.99)

rain is the enchanting tale of a boy who embarks on a journey to save an invisible girl from ghostly creatures. Upon entering the world he discovers that he has also become invisible and must learn to navigate through the unknown, using the rain to guide and protect him.

Flashback($9.99)

20 years after the original game's launch, Conrad is enlisted back to active service for the triumphant return of one of the most acclaimed franchises in gaming history. It is Flashback re-imagined. The original Core-Team revamped their own creation, leveraging the best of today's technology while remaining true to the classic side-scroller that set the standards of the genre in the 90's.

Pro Foosball($6.49)

Play out your virtual career on a host of...
 

Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force Out on October 15th, 2013

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28w ago - Zen Studios Community Manager Bobby Loertscher announced today that Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force will be out on October 15th, 2013.

Below are the details alongside a video trailer, as follows:

A new set of tables will be available for download in Star Wars Pinball and Zen Pinball 2 in just two weeks! Last week we unveiled details on the Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi table. Next up, check out the details on the Starfighter Assault table.

The biggest Star Wars space battles come to life on the Star Wars: Starfighter Assault pinball table. You must choose to support the Rebel Alliance's Fleet or the Galactic Empire's Armada as they complete missions while dodging turret fire and destructible ramps!

As missions are completed, you will earn Fleet Upgrades that can be spent to upgrade the fleet, fighters and turrets. In addition, you will be able to advance the rank of their pilot as they progress through the table!





The table includes legendary Starfighters like the X-wing and TIE fighter, along with iconic vessels like the Millennium Falcon and the Death Star II.

There is a third table in the pack, some guy named Darth Vader... maybe you've heard of him?...
 

New Sony PlayStation 3 and PSN Releases for October 1st, 2013

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29w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements is here with the new PlayStation 3 and PSN releases for October 1st, 2013 below.

To quote: Journey through a haunting city soaked in rain, or blaze across the courts with a cheering crowd in your ear - this week greets a number of thrilling new releases joining the PlayStation family.

In Rain, gamers will explore the streets, alleys, and awnings of a haunting city saturated by rain. As an invisible boy, players must use the rain around them to perceive their small hero running through the world, pursuing a similarly ghostly girl, while avoiding a malevolent force. Rain blends this adventure together with unique puzzles to create a wholly original experience.

But if you'd rather go hard and go loud, perhaps NBA 2K14 will be your preferred game for the week. The next entry in the long-running series, NBA 2K14 aims to bring you the best basketball you can find in gaming. Witness the return of the multiplayer Crew mode, the inclusion of Euroleague, a dynamic living roster, and a killer soundtrack.

PlayStation will also enjoy the arrival of another PS2 classic in the form of Fatal Frame III: The Tormented. Prepare to sleep with the lights on.

For a full list of games launching this week, check below, and enjoy The Drop.
 

Sony PlayStation Plus Content Updates October 2013 Preview

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29w ago - Sony Senior Community Specialist Kristine Steimer is here with the PlayStation Plus October 2013 content preview updates below.

To quote: I'm a sucker for fantasy. If a game allows it, I'll create an elf mage because magic is awesome. This month I can do just that as Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is entering the Instant Game Collection. With a tale crafted by NY Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, stunning visuals from Todd McFarlane, and a customizable combat system, Reckoning has a lot to offer RPG fans.

The mix-and-match combat means I can get my magic fix while also smashing things in the face with a hammer, or stabbing them with a sword and other various pointy weapons, which is pretty cool if you ask me.

You may remember that last month we added Team Ico's original cult classic ICO to the IGC, so their equally beloved sequel Shadow of the Colossus seemed like a natural follow-up. Slaying the majestic Colossi should make you feel something (read: incredibly guilty), but hey, you gotta save your #1 girl, right? In a completely different vein, Plus members will also receive Poker Night 2, which is an amusing twist on the classic card game.

With GLaDOS as the dealer and opponents like Claptrap from Borderlands and Ash from Army of Darkness you can sit back, have...
 

Video: Valhalla Knights 3 on PS Vita Launching October 15th, 2013

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29w ago - XSEED Games Localization Lead Ryan Graff announced today alongside a video trailer that Valhalla Knights 3 on PS Vita will be launching this October 15th.

To quote: Hey, everyone. Ryan Graff here, XSEED's newest editor, writer, fetch-quester, and occasional dungeon master.

Ever notice how often JRPG heroes land in jail? It's like a rule; the heroes can mow down any number of guards or soldiers (or monsters, or ancient cosmic horrors), but if anyone ever yells, "You're under arrest!" or "Take them away!" or even just "Freeze!", then the heroes have to drop their weapons and assume the position. Of course, they almost never stay in jail for long.

Usually, someone lets them out, or they find a secret passage, or they overpower their one inept guard, and then it's just a short walk to the box with all their stuff in it, if the guards even took their stuff in the first place. Of course, you couldn't have a whole RPG where the heroes stay in prison... or could you? And if so, what would it be like?

Vita owners can find out on October 15th, when Valhalla Knights 3, a game that takes that question and runs with it, comes out on both retail shelves and PlayStation Store. The whole action-RPG is set in a medieval prison called Carceron, a converted fortress surrounded by war-torn wildlands.
 







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