19w ago - Q-Games Producer James Mielke shared a video below today spotlighting the new PS3 Visualizer application from Q-Games which arrives this Tuesday.
To quote: Hi everyone! It's been a while but I'm back for a second tour of duty on PlayStation.Blog, although I should point out that I switched Qs in the interim (I was formerly a producer at Q Entertainment, and am now a producer at Q-Games).
The reason for my check-in here today is to announce a brand-new app (you'll find it in the 'Apps' section on PSN) for PlayStation 3 simply titled Visualizer, which, as the name suggests, is a new set of over two dozen music visualizers to use with your PS3's music library.
As you may know, Q-Games is known for its technological contributions to the games industry, in addition to its PixelJunk series of games. Q (initially Dylan Cuthbert and Kentaro Yoshida) crafted the legendary duck demo for the original PlayStation 2 reveal, and later as a company were responsible for a lot of the visual effects, XMB bar, and visualizers built in to the PlayStation 3. Q-Games also handled a lot of the interface programming on PS Vita, so, essentially, we know our way around Sony's hardware.
20w ago - Activision Community Manager Dan Amrich made available a video today announcing that Vengeance is here for Call of Duty: Black Ops II on PS3.
To quote: One of the reasons I keep coming back to Call of Duty is the fast action - and the action is fastest on maps that really encourage interaction.
When you know all the players are packed tightly together - when every corner you turn can lead to a high-caliber engagement - that's when the game is the most fun for me.
And I think it's why maps like Studio, Hijacked, and Nuketown 2025 are voted up so frequently in multiplayer lobbies.
The four multiplayer maps in the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC collection, Vengeance, were designed for players like me - folks who don't want to run around forever before they get someone in their sights.
That cuts both ways: I know when I get caught in someone else's sights, it won't be long before I'm back in the action. That's certainly true on Cove, which strands players on a small tropical island - a beautiful place for a vacation, if the vacation didn't look like it might last forever.
With just natural rock formations for cover, the debris of a recent plane crash, and endless ocean surrounding you on all sides, there's no avoiding...
21w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with the new PS3 and PSN releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:
On PS3 Blu-ray and PSN this week, The evil wizard Gargamel has created the Naughties, who kidnap Smurfette from Smurfs Village and imprison her in Paris.
It's now up to the Smurfs to travel from the Enchanted Forest, through the busy streets of New York, into Paris, and everywhere in between to save the day and bring Smurfette home safe! Enjoy this week's The Drop!
The Smurfs 2: The Video Game (Also on PS3 Blu-ray) - The Smurfs 2 video game is an action-packed adventure platformer that provides Smurfs fans of all ages with the opportunity to dive into the magical Smurfs Village and relive iconic moments and key environments from the feature film. The Smurfs 2 video game for the features an interactive storytelling book and a collection of mini-games for Smurf fans to enjoy.
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational - We're excited to announce that the latest installment in the Hot Shots Golf franchise will be winging its way onto PS3 via PSN for $19.99.The PS3 version offers everybody's favorite local multiplayer that supports up to four players, as well as new features such as Real Feel Shot where you can swing your way through...
22w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman announced today alongside a video that Bid for Greatness has opened, and he is encouraging fans to own a piece of PlayStation history!
To quote: You know that Greatness Awaits, but did you know that you can bid on it?
Today sees the launch of BidForGreatness.com, a one-of-a-kind auction house showcasing ultra-rare PlayStation memorabilia seen in PlayStation's Greatness Awaits brand film during E3. If you win a bid, you'll be the owner of an exclusive, real-life piece of PlayStation history.
Here's how it works: You'll log into BidForGreatness.com using your PSN ID. The site will tally all of your hard-earned Gold Trophies, and you'll use them to bid on 15 unique items (don't worry, you'll keep the actual Trophies associated with your PSN ID).
You'll bid on the items you want using Gold Trophies and skip the ones you don't. Each day will see a new item go up for bid for just 24 hours, so be sure to check back often!
Of course, you'll want to think strategically. Spend all your Gold Trophies in one shot to try and score your dream item, or split your proceeds and go for several? The choice is yours. And the best part is, if you're short...
23w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager JT Pierce shared a video today announcing that the MLB 13 The Show Home Run Derby is out now on PS3!
To quote: Next week, Major League Baseball's biggest stars will descend on Citi Field in New York for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game.
The league's best sluggers will also be in town to compete for the title of 2013 Home Run Derby Champion, and while we can't all make it to the Midsummer Classic festivities, you can experience all the excitement and tradition of the Home Run Derby from your couch.
Introducing MLB 13 The Show Home Run Derby, available for download on your PS3. We've taken one of The Show's most popular game modes, packed it with 46 of the best long ball hitters in the game, and it's all yours for only $5.99.
Set in this year's Home Run Derby host stadium, Citi Field, MLB 13 The Show Home Run Derby features the same amazing visuals and gameplay you've come to expect from the highly rated franchise.
The game is available now, so download today from the PlayStation Store and get your swings in before for the real thing takes place July 15th.