14w ago - Square-Enix Associate Director of Product Marketing Amritz Lay posted up a behind-the-scenes video today showcasing Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Part 1) below.
To quote: In 25 years, Square Enix and the Final Fantasy development team have never had a behind-the-scenes look at how the franchise is created. Until now.
We're excited to unveil a brand new series titled "Inside the Square," which takes an in-depth look at one of the greatest RPG franchises around.
Earlier this year, we ventured out to Tokyo with an Emmy award winning camera crew to spend time with Yoshinori Kitase, Motomu Toriyama, and the entire Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII development team.
We quickly realized that each member of this incredibly talented group has a lot to say. Furthermore, the Final Fantasy franchise has such a rich history and so many moving parts, we couldn't properly showcase how these games are made in one video – so you get to witness the first of a three part series.
Our goal with this series is to show everyone a different side of the development staff, and what it's like to work at one of the most prolific video game companies in the world - Square Enix.
16w ago - Santa Monica Studio Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman made available some fresh videos today showcasing gauntlets in God of War: Ascension PS3 Multiplayer below.
To quote: Champions! For the 99.9% of you not enjoying the hysteria at Gamescom, fight in the glory of #GauntletsWeek!
Forged by the gods to obliterate your enemies with thunderous force, the dual-wielding Gauntlets Weapon Class will arrive in God of War: Ascension Multiplayer tomorrow, Aug 20th.
These double-fisted weapons will deliver crushing blows to an enemy's ego and face. Pound your enemies down with six new gauntlets, including Zeus, Ares, Hades, Poseidon, the Gladiator Gauntlets, and the legendary Nemean Cestus from God of War 3.
Keep reading for destructive gauntlet tips, and a FIRST LOOK at our new, massive map: the Archimedes Furnace.
Pure Physical Power
With the new Gauntlets Weapon class, you'll be an absolute, mechanical beast in the arena. Here are a few gameplay tips to get you going...
All the gauntlets can charge any of the normal Square attacks, both on the ground and in the air. These attacks have...
17w ago - Following up on his previous release, PlayStation 3 developer LMAN (aka theleecherman) has made available an update to his PSN PKG Decryptor & Extractor bringing it to version 1.74a with the changes and some older revisions below.
Here is a lightweight utility for your PS3 HDD raw backup, decryption needs, and other features. Right now it only supports slim PS3s.
It's written from scratch except for some ported code form naehrwert's PoC. If you have any feed back, please put it here.
Dumping raw images from external disks.
Image decryption is done in chunks to save memory.
Extracting file block tool. Allows user to dump specified parts of a file.
I'm not responsible in ANYWAY for what is done with this app.
This tool is only for testing. It's not a one-app-solution to recovering data from PS3 HDD yet.
Decryption for NAND will be added later.
If you want to mount GameOS or do on-the-fly enc/dec, linux offers that in it's "device mapper". (I didn't test it...
19w ago - Sony Santa Monica Studio Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman revealed the new God of War: Ascension PlayStation 3 co-op weapons today as part of a fresh video below for fans!
To quote: The team at Sony Santa Monica has been working on an array of new Weapons, Armors, Maps, and more for your Champions.
Today, we're pleased to unveil a whole new set of Weapons made especially for executing brutal Co-op Moves. With more than 10 possible Co-op moves, these Mythological Heroes Weapons make an excellent addition to any arsenal. The new Co-op Weapons include:
• Spear of Achilles
• Hammer of Odysseus
• Sword of Orion
• Sword of Perseus
We've also added Mythological Heroes Armors, previously reserved for those who pre-ordered God of War: Ascension. These include the Armor of Achilles, Odysseus, Orion, and Perseus.
The Mythological Heroes Weapons are available now on the PlayStation Network Store, simply search for "God of War".
How do I use Co-op Weapons?
These weapons were designed to execute Co-op Moves easily to deliver heavy blows to your opponents. Here's how they work: