139w ago - Sony PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe has announced The Studio today alongside some videos, which aims to bring digital art to the PS3 XMB.
To quote: Showcasing the best in digital design, The Studio brings to PlayStation a collection of Static and Dynamic Themes for PS3 and PSP from some of the most coveted and cutting edge graphic and digital artists, illustrators and graphic designers around the world.
We have partnered with Studio Output, one of the world's most tuned-in creative design and production companies, to help us curate The Studio collection and ensure only the finest offerings in everything from urban street art to illustration are included.
In a world where art and gaming continue to converge, the digital creations on offer at The Studio are the ultimate design accessories for your PS3 or PSP. Available to download from just €0.99 to €2.99* each, you can choose from a wide range of Static and Dynamic themes for the XMB.
Over the next 2 months we will be updating the Themes on offer in The Studio every week, with monthly updates thereafter. Here's a summary of the themes you can find in the first week and available to download...
161w ago - Update: According to 4news.it (and IGN UK), the official release dates of Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 are: November 26 in EU (including Italy), November 27 in the US and November 30 in the UK.
Last month we reported that Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 was delayed but would arrive before Christmas, and today Hrabi at GTPlanet.net appears to have confirmed that sharing some pictures of what appears to be a leaked EUR GT5 PlayStation 3 game, box art and GT5 PS3 Trophies.
According to NicaGamerz.com, this copy is made in Austria where it was apparently given to reviewers and leaked, followed by a picture of what may be the first person in the world playing Gran Turismo 5 shown below.
166w ago - Playbrains Studio Director Scott Simpson announced today that Sideway hits PS3 exclusively via PSN in 2011, and has unveiled the first concept art from the video game today!
To quote: I'm here today to announce the awesomesauce that is Sideway, a unique adventure platformer set in and around the oh-so-gritty streets of New York City.
The characters and story have been birthed from a fantastic world created by the quasi-evil geniuses at Fuel Industries and W!ldbrain.
To that point, we are inviting folks to come to New York Comic Con on October 8th (at 2:15 in Room 1A21) where we will officially announce the title as a Sony Online Entertainment exclusive to the PlayStation Network.
Yes, that means that I am announcing the announcement here, which I guess makes this a "pre-announcement" to you PlayStation.Blog readers!
We are in sooper-deep development at the moment (please send pizza and beer), which means that the belts are coming off and we're settling into our coding chairs for winter in order to get things all sparkly for a 2011 launch.
We're not ready to spill the beans on some of the really cool features and unique...
171w ago - SCEA Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has revealed the God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP box art alongside some God of War: Ghost of Sparta Entertainment Pack pre-order details today, as follows:
Yes, November 2nd is right around the corner, and if you haven't already pre-ordered, be sure to do it soon as the ultimate DLC bundle (announced earlier this month) is only available for a limited time. We'll be providing more detailed information for each of the pre-order elements starting next week.
And if you're in the Los Angeles area, be sure to come out and join us over at the El Portal Theater this Wednesday, 9/1 from 4pm to 7pm as the entire cast of God of War Game Directors will take part in a roundtable discussion, filmed in front of a live studio audience.