205w ago - This weekend Naughty Dog's Senior Manager of Marketing Communications Arne Meyer has sent Happy New Year 2010 wishes to PS3 fans.
To quote: All of us at Naughty Dog wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!
2009 has been both incredibly busy AND amazing year for us on all counts. We started the year off working hard on UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves and we had no idea what was going to be in store for us and for our fans as the year progressed.
We had our heads down for most of the year making sure we put together an awesome game that we think you would like, but when E3 came around, we took a moment to stop and realize that things were really coming together as UNCHARTED 2 picked up over 20 awards when all was said and done.
It's safe to say we were stoked to get this recognition and it made us kick things up a notch over the next several months as we were putting the finishing touches on our game. When we released UNCHARTED 2 in October to critical acclaim, we were looking forward to hearing what all of our fans thought on NaughtyDog.com, the PlayStation forums, Twitter and anywhere else on the Internet you discussed our game.
Now, we're wrapping up the year watching our game win Game of the Year...
205w ago - Today VidZone's Head of Production Ben Creasey has extended a warm THANKS to Sony PS3 fans for making the VidZone service the biggest dedicated music video streaming application in the world.
To quote: VidZone is officially the biggest dedicated music video streaming application in the world!! With over 2,000,000 application downloads and 200,000,000 videos streamed so far!!
I think the correct response is "WOW!" (Or other less broadcast-able superlatives)
Because of you, all of us at VidZone enjoy coming to work every day safe in the knowledge that what we are doing is actually being enjoyed by people all around the world (I know it's not available everywhere, but you know we are working on it... Feel free to "WHEN POLAND!!" if you feel the need). Because of this, everyone here would like to say thanks in their own personal way. Please forgive the shocking attempts at humor:
Louisa Jackson - VidZone for PS3 Chief - "Thanks for all the great feedback in 2009. Lots of surprises in stall 2010!
Nemat Abdela - Account Manger - "Merry Xmas to all you fabulous VidZone users. We've got some amazing things in the pipeline in 2010, including more Metal!"
Alex Jakubczyk - Content Manager - "Thank you for...
205w ago - Today Insomniac Games Community Relations Manager James Stevenson has posted a warm 'Happy Holidays' greeting to PS3 fans on the official PlayStation Blog.
To quote: A very Happy Holidays to you all from all of us here at Insomniac Games.
This is a great time of year for all of us, as we take time off to be with our family, friends, and to play all of the videogames from this year that we missed out on while making Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.
Some of us will be busy exploring with Nathan Drake in UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, others will be unlocking the powers of Cole MacGrath in inFAMOUS. We might find ourselves buried in BioWare's latest epic Dragon Age: Origins, or maybe just jamming out to Lego Rock Band with the family.
Regardless, it's an exciting holiday season with a ton of good games. Hopefully you've had the chance to check out Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, but if not, it's the perfect game to cash in those gift cards for (in our humble opinion).
Every year, we send out Christmas cards to close friends and partners...
206w ago - Guerrilla Games Producer Sebastian Downie has wished PS3 fans very happy holidays today on behalf of Guerrilla Games Studios via Sony's PlayStation Blog.
To quote: Between the release of Killzone 2, the Behind The Bullet demo, the three DLC map packs and the PlayStation Home content, this has been an extremely eventful year for all of us here at Guerrilla.
We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to you, the fans, for supporting us throughout 2009 - by cheering us on, by playing our game, by giving us feedback and by sharing your passion.
Without your enthusiasm, there simply wouldn't be a Killzone 2. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and an exciting New Year!
220w ago - As a follow-up to the initial announcement on Sony's PS3 and PSP game lineup, today Examiner.com (linked above) outlines what fans can expect at Tokyo Games Show 2009.
For those unaware, the event is taking place from September 24th to the 27th, and the special keynote address is scheduled for the first day. To quote:
Gran Turismo 5 After being in development for years, it looks like Gran Turismo 5 may finally be coming out relatively soon. With a 2009 release date a possibility, you can expect Sony to give a huge blowout of game's features at the Tokyo Game Show, including the exciting head-tracking mode. Gran Turismo 5 is expected to be a top-seller for the PlayStation 3; so Sony should be giving the full spotlight to their exclusive first-party title.
PSP Go Although it may be hard to imagine, the PSP is more popular in Japan than the PlayStation 3. With the launch of the PSP Go quickly closing in, Sony must make a strong last impression at the Tokyo Game Show. Although the software lineup will no doubt be strong (with Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep leading the way), Sony must convince prospective buyers that the new PSP model...