Video: Sony Introduces The Tester 3 Premiere - Episode 1

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114w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has introduced The Tester 3 Premiere Episode 1 today for fans with the video available below.

To quote: The time has finally come: it's premiere day for The Tester 3!

We hope you've enjoyed getting an inside look at this exciting season: we've introduced our diverse group of contestants, panelists, and special guests, provided a sneak peek at the first episode, and gone behind the scenes at  the future workplace of the season 3 winner.

To celebrate the start of season 3, we've brought our past two winners of The Tester here to the PlayStation.Blog to talk about their experiences. Both season 1 winner Will Powers (Cyrus) and season 2 winner Matthew Brown (Gaymer) have gone on from their experience on The Tester to full-time careers at Sony. We spoke to both of them recently, and below, they've given us their thoughts on being a part of the show, and where it has taken them.

Here's a look at the first minutes of the season premiere of The Tester 3:





Will Powers, Associate PR Generalist, SCEA

Because of the nature of The Tester, upon winning I was exposed to various media interview requests, all of which had to be...
 

Sony Introduces Sensei Mr. Miyagi for Reality Fighters on PS Vita

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116w ago - Sony Producer Emerson Escobar has officially introduced Sensei Mr. Miyagi today for Reality Fighters on the PS Vita handheld console.

To quote: Reality Fighters is the Augmented Reality beat 'em up coming exclusively to PlayStation Vita on March 13th in North America.

As well as putting yourself into the game and going toe-to-toe against opponents of varied looks and styles, your in-game tutor will be the world's most famous sensei: Mr.Miyagi!

Players who persevere will be rewarded with the chance to play as Miyagi-san himself, and unlock his trademark handyman uniform and family headband.

Providing the voice of Mr. Miyagi is Jim Ward, a prolific gaming voice actor who has also performed in Call of Duty, Ratchet & Clank, Metal Gear Solid and more.

Here are a few words from Mitsuo Hirakawa of SCE XDev Studio on the thinking behind this special guest appearance.

Q: Why did you decide to include Mr. Miyagi in Reality Fighters?

A: Mitsuo Hirakawa, Producer, SCE XDev Studio: Reality Fighters is a new kind of fighting game. Not only does it introduce Augmented Reality...
 

Video: Sony Introduces PlayStation's President: Andy House

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117w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video below today introducing PlayStation's President Andy House.

To quote: At last week's International CES, I had the opportunity to meet head of Sony Computer Entertainment, President and CEO Andrew House. House ascended to the role after working for Sony in Japan, Europe, and here at SCEA over the past two decades.

In this show floor discussion, I ask House about PlayStation Suite, his outlook on the Western launch of PS Vita, and his goals as CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment.

If you'd like to hear how Andrew House got started in the industry and rose through the ranks, listen to his "origin story" on the Official PlayStation Blogcast Episode 007.




 

Sony Introduces PlayStation Network's 12 for 2012 PS3 Game Sale

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118w ago - Sony Network Entertainment Digital Distribution Manager Ro Hernandez has officially introduced PlayStation Network's 12 for 2012 PS3 game sale today.

To quote: You may remember that this time last year, we offered up 11 great PS3 games at a discounted price as part of PlayStation Network's "11 for 2011" sale.

This year, we're upping the ante by bringing you 12 discounted games and offering up even more savings for PlayStation Plus users!

We briefly mentioned the "12 for '12" sale in our last PlayStation Plus update, but now we're bringing you the full list of games and discounts. We're offering a dozen incredibly varied games for this year's sale: from Q-Games' frenetic shooter PixelJunk SideScroller to Trendy Entertainment's slick "tower defense" hybrid Dungeon Defenders, there's something for every type of gamer out there.

Without further ado, here are the 12 for '12!

• PixelJunk SideScroller - Regular $9.99, Sale $6.99, PS Plus $4.89
• PAYDAY: The Heist - Regular $19.99, Sale $13.99, PS Plus $9.79
• Dungeon Defenders - Regular $14.99, Sale $10.49, PS Plus $7.34
• Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection - Regular $9.99, Sale $6.99, PS Plus $4.89
• Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition - Regular $14.99, Sale $10.49,...
 

Video: Codemasters Introduces DiRT Showdown for PlayStation 3

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123w ago - Codemasters Community Manager Ian Webster has made available some fresh video footage today introducing DiRT Showdown for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: We're very excited to be able to reveal to you the latest title in our award-winning DiRT series: DiRT Showdown!

Before I tell you a bit more about the game, take a look at our newly released announcement trailer to give you an idea of the kind of high-octane action you can expect to see in the game.

DiRT Showdown is due out on PS3 in May 2012, and is brought to you by the same team that brought you the other titles in the award-winning DiRT series. The game combines pick-up-and-play controls with electrifying events, frenzied crowds, and stunning graphics to deliver high-octane, dive in and drive thrills straight from the first event.

The game's going to feature three main disciplines built around the pillars of speed, style and destruction. To help illustrate what I'm talking about, here's a broad breakdown of the three disciplines in question.





No holds barred racing events: Trade paint and use nitrous to blast past rivals in DiRT Showdown's racing modes. Courses are littered with obstacles, pinch points,...
 







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