89w ago - XSeed Localization Specialist Tom Lipschultz has unveiled today that Way of the Samurai 4 is coming exclusively to the PS3 entertainment system with details below.
To quote: Say WotS?! You heard me right! Spike and Acquire's Way of the Samurai 4 is confirmed for release in North America on the PS3, and we at XSEED Games are pleased to be bringing it to you fully uncut and uncensored.
Torture chambers, naughty midnight missions in the dark and all the brutal slaughtering you can handle await in this riveting and 100% historically accurate (shhhh!) sandbox-style samurai period drama.
Admiral Perry has just opened Japan's borders to the British, allowing for a long-overdue globalization process to begin.
Unfortunately, one of the open ports happens to be a modest Japanese burg called Amihama, where a resistance group known as the "Disciples of Prajna" have taken up arms against the arriving foreigners and all who support them.
As a lone samurai who's just arrived amidst the chaos, it's up to you whether you want to join forces with the Prajna resistance, fight alongside the foreigners in the name of progress or take your stance somewhere between the two by supporting the local government's attempts to quell the violence (through any means possible).
95w ago - Following up on my PSEN-CAP initial announcement, today we are rolling out the PlayStation Sony Entertainment Network Cloud Acceleration Platform BETA for those interested in testing it out!
Below is the official Press Release, as follows: Hello Members of the Community,
Today marks a revolution into next generation performance of your home broadband connection, no longer will you need to suffer intolerable slow speeds from the PlayStation Network, Matchmaking issues and NAT related problems.
What is PSEN-CAP? PlayStation | Sony Entertainment Network - Cloud Acceleration Platform.
It's a service which provides a multitude of additional features including the following:
Turbo Charged Downloads with a speeds up to 300 Mbps.
Dedicated DNS for gaming / with improved matchmaking.
Free remote desktop to assist with NAT, Port Forwarding and Internet Optimisation.
95w ago - XSEED Localization Specialist Tom Lipschultz has outlined PS Vita's many Inputs with the PlayStation Vita video game Sumioni: Demon Arts below today.
To quote: So PS Vita is officially out! Many of you are probably holding it in your hands right now, basking in that "new system smell" and lovingly polishing that beautiful screen to a glossy sheen. I know I am!
Still, PS Vita is dauntingly new and different from what I'm used to as a gamer. The touchscreen and the rear touch pad are like strange creatures to one such as I, having played mostly PSP titles since 2006.
Even brief stints with other touchscreen devices couldn't have hoped to prepare me for the subtle sensitivities and nuances of PS Vita - to say nothing of the way it harmoniously mixes its multi-touch functionality with traditional analog stick and button controls.
As more and more PS Vita games utilize these unique features (and game designs get more and more complex and challenging in the process), learning to switch between analog controls and touchscreen actions on the fly, or learning when and how to get the most out of the rear touch pad, will become absolutely essential to your gaming survival.
97w ago - Version2Games President Rajat Ojha has posted up a video today spotlighting Smash 'N' Survive and discussing their plans to overhaul vehicular combat.
To quote: The simulation industry has long been closely associated with game technologies and history seems to be repeating itself: India's number one simulation development company, Zen Technologies Limited, has decided to venture into game development and digital publishing with Version2Games Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zen Technologies Limited. Our vision is to put India on the console gaming map.
I am thrilled to announce Version2Games' first title Smash 'N' Survive, coming to PlayStation Network for $14.99. The core gameplay of Smash 'N' Survive revolves around vehicle combat – it seems we're in the midst of quite a vehicle-combat revival!
But Smash 'N' Survive features several innovations such as a physics-based tornado into which you can push your enemies. This tornado is not the only environmental weapon: You'll find catapults, crushers and other hazards scattered around the maps, and you can use them to annihilate your opponents.
107w ago - Previously the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) reported on the Sony / GeoHot PS3 case, and now they are seeking (PDF) to widen exemptions won in the last DMCA rulemaking to allow for the JailBreaking of smartphones, electronic tablets, and video game consoles including the PlayStation 3 system.
To quote: Copyright Office Should Expand Legal Protections for JailBreakers and Video Artists
San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the U.S. Copyright Office today to renew and expand the critical exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) granted last year in response to EFF's requests to protect the rights of American consumers who modify electronic gadgets and make remix videos.
In the exemption requests filed today, EFF asked the Copyright Office to protect the "jailbreaking" of smartphones, electronic tablets, and video game consoles – liberating them to run operating systems and applications from any source, not just those approved by the manufacturer. EFF also asked for legal protections for artists and critics who use excerpts from DVDs or downloading...