Sony Unveils New PlayStation 4 / PS4 Details at GDC 2013

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55w ago - At this year's GDC, Sony has unveiled some new PlayStation 4 / PS4 details including optional real names, a larger friend's list, CPU and HDD updates and more as outlined below!

To quote: Sony shared new details on PlayStation 4 during a developer overview session at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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Sony is targeting PlayStation 4 to be the “central device in the living room,” and are building the system around core gamers, its “primary audience.”

There are five core principles to PlayStation 4: “Simple, Immediate, Social, Integrated, and Personalized.”

The PlayStation 4 CPU boasts a 64-bit x86 architecture, low power consumption, low heat, 8 cores, 8 hardware threads, 2MiB L2 cache per 4 core group, 32kib l1 I/D-cache, PlayStation Shader Language, and features DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0 support.

The GPU will offer tessellation to add “geometric detail to smooth edges or create more organic shapes.”

The system’s RAM is 8GB 256 bit GDDR5, a high-end graphics memory only found on PC graphics cards.

The PlayStation 4 developer environment...
 

Sony European PlayStation Store Updates for March 27, 2013

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55w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN Game Store updates below today, as follows:

There's a fair bit going on this week, so let's get right into it!

Indebted to the wrong people, BioShock Infinite's Booker DeWitt must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned in the sky-city of Columbia.

Forced to trust one another, they harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia.

Join master thief Sly Cooper on an adventure through the ages. A time-travelling villain is scouring the past to pinch the Cooper clan's biggest burgling secrets. Can Sly thwart the cunning crook before his family's legacy is lost forever? Buy it for PS3 and get the PS Vita version included!

Enjoy the crazy action, technical fighting, and blockbuster stages from the acclaimed Dead or Alive 5,...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for March 26, 2013

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56w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with today's US PSN Store updates below, as follows:

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BioShock Infinite ($59.99)

Indebted to the wrong people, Booker DeWitt must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned in the sky-city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, they harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia - all to survive the threats of the sky-city and uncover its dark secret.
ESRB: M // File Size: 6.4GB

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel ($59.99)

Pure co-op is back! Army of TWO The Devil's Cartel delivers a fun, over-the-top co-op experience. Activate the new Overkill mode to unleash explosive destruction on a lethal Mexican drug cartel. Experience the full action-blockbuster campaign in local split-screen or online co-op!
ESRB: M // File Size: 7GB

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 ($59.99)

Go back in time and step onto the course with Palmer, Nicklaus, Player, and more legends in their prime. Overtake each star on the biggest stages in the world of golf using equipment and wearing clothing from that era. Eclipse their legacies and cement your seat at the table of legends...
 

Videos: Guacamelee! Body Slams PS3 and PS Vita on April 9, 2013

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56w ago - DrinkBox Studios COO Graham Smith posted up some new videos today confirming that Guacamelee body slams PS3 and PS Vita on April 9, 2013.

To quote: We're excited to finally announce our launch date and pricing details for Guacamelee! The game will be released on April 9th in the Americas, and will support Cross-Buy for $14.99.

This means you buy the game once and get both the PS3 and PS Vita versions. And that's not all... there's also a Platinum Trophy!

With GDC being this week, and the IGF award nomination for "Excellence in Visual Art," we also thought it would be cool to share some early concept art and video footage of the game, so that you can see for yourself how much things have changed. As you can see, Guacamelee! has really come a long way visually since its inception.

We began working on Guacamelee! in February of 2011. For the first two months, the game existed solely as a PowerPoint presentation and some concept art. Here's the very first screenshot mock-up of the game from that presentation:





We brought these materials and another game idea with us to GDC to gauge publisher interest in the two titles. Guacamelee! was clearly the more popular of the two ideas, and after...
 

Sony Details PlayStation Mobile GDC 2013 Games Round Up

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56w ago - Sony Director of Emerging Platforms Chris Mahoney has detailed the PlayStation Mobile GDC 2013 games round up below today.

To quote: PlayStation Mobile had quite a presence at yesterday's Indie Arcade event at GDC. On top of all the awesome games out on the floor available to play, we announced the winner of our NYC GameJam, which took place last month at IndieCade East.

The four semi-finalist games-Crystallon, Hermit Crab in Space, Crumble, and Don't Wake the Bear-were all showcased at the event and Hermit Crab in Space, developed by Golden Ruby Games, was crowned as the first PSM GameJam winner.

Hermit Crab in Space will be featured in the PlayStation booth at E3 June 11th through 13th. Let's give a big shout out to all the semi-finalists and huge congratulations to Golden Ruby Games on their big win. These are incredible games developed by extraordinary talent and we look forward to seeing more at future GameJams.

We captured our very first GameJam on film and want to share that experience with you. Twelve amazing indie teams competed at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York working with the theme, "Evolution."

All teams who participated in the event produced remarkable games and it was tough to pick the...
 







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