Video: PAX East 2014: See The Evil Within in Action for PS4 & PS3

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2w ago - Bethesda Softworks Global Community Lead Matt Grandstaff posted up a video today spotlighting The Evil Within in action for PS4 and PS3 at PAX East 2014.

To quote: This weekend, evil takes hold of our Bethesda Booth at PAX East in Boston, MA.

Throughout the day, we'll be doing the first North American public demonstrations of The Evil Within - the new survival horror game developed by Shinji Mikami and his Tango Gameworks team based in Tokyo, Japan.

During the demo, the game's main protagonist, Sebastian Castellanos, will square off against one of the game's most terrifying creatures: Boxman.

Be sure to stop by our booth and check out the presentation. And if you happen to dress up with The Evil Within cosplay, we'll reward you with a spot in the front of the line.





Can't make PAX? Be sure to watch our new PAX East trailer for a glimpse of the Boxman boss battle.

Stay tuned for more info on The Evil Within - coming to both PS4 and PS3 on August 26th.
 

Video: Drakengard 3 PS3: Designing an RPG Hero on PlayStation 3

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2w ago - Square Enix Senior Product Manager Sakura Minamida shared a PS3 video today for designing an RPG Hero on PlayStation 3 in Drakengard 3 below.

To quote: Drakengard 3 is drawing ever closer, as we've made evident today by revealing our third and final wave of pre-order bonuses.

If you've already pre-ordered the game, you've got this coming, but if not, you can pre-order today and get six free themes featuring Zero, Mikhail, and the game's four Disciples: Cent, Octa, Decadus, and Dito.

If the game's Intoner Sisters are more your thing, fear not: each Disciple theme actually has three panels in its rotation, one of which showcases them with their Intoner masters. So it's worth pointing out that technically you're getting all the main characters, except One...





Speaking of Intoner sisters, we've also updated the selections of our prequel novella on www.drakengardgame.com to include Two, Three, Four, and Five. While we'll release a few more chapters down the road, the paperback edition included in the Collector's Edition is the only...
 

Video: PS4 Keyboard and Mouse Support for PlayStation 4 Games Demo

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2w ago - Below is a demonstration video of unofficial PS4 Keyboard and Mouse support for PlayStation 4 games courtesy of electrical engineer and DIY hobbyist Frank Zhao (aka frank26080115) via Eleccelerator (linked above).

To quote: Keyboard and Mouse for PlayStation 4 Games (second prototype)





Why did you do this?

I like playing shooter games on PC but my laptop is too weak to play them. Game consoles do not support USB keyboards and USB mouse, they only support gamepads. Gamepad controls are not suitable for shooter games, using a keyboard and mouse is much more comfortable for gameplay.

How does it work?

I designed a circuit that features a microcontroller and USB hub. The keyboard and mouse plugs into the USB hub, and then the microcontroller takes the data from the keyboard and mouse, translates them to the data format used by the PlayStation 4. It does the translation in a way as though the mouse was the right thumbstick, and the keys are mapped to buttons (the WASD keys are mapped to the left thumbstick).


 

Video: Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut Arrives on PS4 / PlayStation 4

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2w ago - Born Ready Games Community Manager Jamin Smith posted up a video announcing that Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut arrives today on PS4 / PlayStation 4 consoles with details below.

To quote: Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut is out today on PS4. Space combat has returned to consoles for the first time in what feels like millennia.

Strike Suit Zero was born out of a passion for space combat and the sad realisation that the genre was severely under-represented. As game developers, we had the opportunity to rectify that.

The Born Ready Games team grew up on a steady diet of Wing Commander, X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, Freelancer, Freespace - all the classics from the 90′s heyday. We wanted to create a space dogfighter in the same vein, but with an updated look and feel that would make it relevant to today's audience.





The first thing we did was introduce a mech to the heart of the game. The Strike Suit - a fighter that can transform into a devastating suit of space armor at the touch of a button - eliminates issues with older games we refer to as "jousting" and "circle chasing."

The Strike Suit is quick and agile, allowing the player to turn 180 degrees quickly and take out any enemies that...
 

Video: 10Tons Ltd Announces King Oddball is Out Tomorrow on PS4

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2w ago - 10tons Ltd PR Coordinator Jaakko Maaniemi shared a video below today announcing that King Oddball is out tomorrow on PS4.

To quote: Hello readers - exciting times! It's been pretty frantic bringing King Oddball over to PS4 from PS Vita, but we're really happy to have it as our first PS4 release.

We can't wait to see how the game is received on the big screen.

I've covered the game pretty well on Playstation.Blog in earlier posts, so I'll shed some light on the various special level sets and how they came to be.

First, a quick recap: King Oddball is a skill-based, physics puzzler, where your goal is to clear the screen of enemies with three throwable rocks. So far so ordinary, but in King Oddball, you don't get to fling the rocks any way you please.





The King swings a rock back and forth like a pendulum, and the rock is released when you hit X. Gravity takes over, and you hit your target if your timing was good.

Accurate timing takes you only so far though, because soon enough you need to be strategizing about where the rock will bounce after the first, second, and even third impact. Tip: it's often good to start from the topmost targets, as the rock will fall down eventually,...
 











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