3w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman officially announced today that the PS4 launch has begun, and has shared some new PlayStation 4 videos below!
To quote: It won't be long now! PS4 is is just hours from making its grand debut and lines are filling up at retailers nationwide. Meanwhile, the PlayStation team is holed up at The Standard, High Line, a luxury hotel in downtown New York City in preparation for one of the most dynamic launch events in gaming history (and psst: You're invited!).
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the week's buildup, including a dazzling interactive light show and live PS4 gameplay projected on surrounding buildings. If you're in the NYC area, this is one console launch you won't want to miss. And yep, we've even got a special order of PS4s on sale just for you.
In other launch-related news, I had a chance to speak with Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Jack Tretton about PS4′s unique place in PlayStation history.
3w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements went hands-on today with Dying Light PS4 on PlayStation 4.
Below are the details, to quote: The art of parkour already has ample thrills for any athlete. You certainly don't need hordes of snarling ghouls nipping at your heels to make it any more exhilarating, but Dying Light blends the two together in a huge world devastated by the undead apocalypse.
Designed by the same team that brought Dead Island to the gaming masses, Dying Light is a first-person survival game. It boasts a new combat system and tremendous player freedom in complex environments. It also, as you might expect, includes lots and lots of infected (and ways to kill them, too).
The developers at Techland brought Dying Light to the PS4 launch event here in New York City this week, demonstrating the broad array of tactical options players have to approach any situation in game. Both combat and movement are essential components to the experience - running away from danger is just about as much fun as running straight into it.
Dying Light is set inside the wrecked and ruined city of Harran, a fictional locale with an ancient history. Game Designer Maciej Binkowski likens it to Istanbul, Turkey, as he boots up Dying Light on PS4, passing me the DualShock 4 with an eager...
3w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN Game Store updates, which include Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Ratchet & Clank: Nexus, XCOM: Enemy Within and more!
To quote: Marvel's greatest heroes and villains unite to provide one heck of a time in Lego Marvel Super Heroes this week. With a ton of Marvel favourites including Spider-Man (big fan) and Wolverine, our favourite heroes must save the world from Loki and all manner of other familiar evil faces.
Ratchet is also back in action in Ratchet & Clank: Nexus. Get acquainted with more wild weaponry and gadgets in a brand new planet-hopping adventure.
Also this week, the Sci-Fi sale continues and there's a new discount for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Prepare to sink a ton of hours into this acclaimed MMORPG! Better get on it quick as the discount will only last until 20th November.
New PlayStation Network content
Content list is subject to change - please stay tuned to your weekly Store Update for the most up to date listings. Listed savings are approximate, based on SRP excluding Special Offer pricing and should be considered as a guide only.
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3w ago - Sony has published the official PS4 User's Guide online today (available HERE) alongside a video below on how to capture PlayStation 4 gameplay from MrVg247 via YouTube.
It also appears that the PS4 don't support 3D Blu-ray format among others, as follows:
Supported disc formats
BD-R/RE (BDAV, BDMV)
DVD-R/RW*2 (video mode, VR mode*3)
*1Hybrid discs are supported.
*2AVCHD is supported.
*3CPRM is supported.
Playback of the following types of discs is not supported:
DVDs that have not been finalized.
From the video's caption: SO, you've got your PS4? How do you setup a capture card to capture from the console? Well, you'll have to deal with HDCP and you'll probably need a better capture card for 1080p.
3w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks PS3 and PSN updates below.
To quote: PS3 Full Games
XCOM: Enemy Within ($39.99)
XCOM: Enemy Within is the standalone expansion to the 2012 Game of the Year award-winning strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Enemy Within adds an incredible array of new abilities, upgrades and weapons to combat new enemy and alien threats.
This expansion also introduces new maps and missions, new tactical and strategic gameplay, and new multiplayer content providing a fresh new gameplay experience.
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus ($29.99)
After one of the most infamous manhunts in galactic history results in the capture of Vendra Prog, Ratchet and Clank offer to escort the dangerous criminal to the Vartax Detention Center. After a daring orbital jailbreak at the forgotten edge of the galaxy, Ratchet and Clank find themselves lost in an abandoned sector.
There, in deepest space, they uncover an inter-dimensional event that threatens the universe-and forces Ratchet to decide what's really important.
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition ($59.99)
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition enhances the bold new franchise to the fighting game genre from NetherRealm...