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Video: Battlefield 3 PS3 Hands-On Report: Opposing Forces

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161w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a video and hands-on Opposing Forces report today for Battlefield 3 on the PlayStation 3 console.

To quote: Not long ago, Jeff and I went hands-on with an early, pre-alpha PS3 build of Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode.

Building on the positive buzz behind the smash hit Battlefield Bad Company 2, developer DICE is crafting a muscular follow-up that leverages new animation and rendering tech, revamped online features, and a rough-and-tumble feel to create a new breed of military shooter.

During the multiplayer battle, Jeff and I found ourselves on opposing sides (my side won, naturally). Following our all-too-brief hands-on session, Jeff and I compared notes on the finer points of Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode.





Sid Shuman: With Call of Duty's twitchier play style becoming the industry norm for many multiplayer military shooters, I was most curious to see how Battlefield 3′s multiplayer would stake out its own territory.

I was pleased to find a highly accessible game that remains faithful to Battlefield's realistic roots while evolving the look, feel, and tactics. This is a shooter that has learned several important...
 

Video: Payday: The Heist Q&A Detailed and PS3 Trailer Revealed

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161w ago - Today Sony Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has revealed a new PS3 trailer video for The Heist alongside details via Q&A session.

To quote: After going hands on with [Register or Login to view links], media referred to it as "Left 4 Dead with Banks" and "My favorite discovery of E3." With the game's release scheduled for later this year, we had some questions of our own. Fortunately, OVERKILL obliged, with creative director Simon Vicklund providing detailed answers about the game, as well as this new trailer.

PlayStation.Blog: What was the inspiration for PAYDAY: The Heist? Why was it important to focus on four-player co-op and not going the Left 4 Dead route with 4 v 4?

Simon Vicklund, OVERKILL Software: The idea came from way back - a pet project of sorts for the guys on the team. Part of what eventually caused us to start working on the project was the profound truth that Dane Cook shared when he said that "every guy wants to be part of a heist" - we realized how incredibly accurate that statement is, haha.

Then of course, a lot of inspiration came from several epic Hollywood movie movies such as "Heat", "The...
 

Video: Resistance 3 Survivor Edition PS3 Trailer is Unveiled

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161w ago - Sony European Product Manager Elliott Linger has unveiled a new video trailer today showcasing Resistance 3 Survivor Edition for the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: So for those of you that missed the announcement of all the different Resistance 3 retail options a few months back, I wanted to give you a quick reminder and show you a brand new trailer we have for the Resistance 3 Survivor Edition.

Here's a quick recap of the various digital pre-order bonuses available across PAL.

Please note: these vary dependent on locale and retailer, so please check your local game outlet for more information:

•SRPA Black Ops skin
•Infected Nathan Hale skin
•Air Fuel Grenade
•Special multiplayer title: "Sentinel"
•Multiplayer booster
•Chimera tooth necklace (this one is a physical item!)





RESISTANCE 3 SPECIAL EDITION

Next up we have the Resistance 3 Special Edition. This version of the game comes in a stunning SteelBook case - packed with a voucher code for all of the pre-order items listed above.

Not only will this look awesome on your shelf, (the array of logos are on a perspex sleeve which you can remove)...
 

PlayStation Plus July to August Update with 4 New Free Games

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161w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen has revealed today the PlayStation Plus July to August 2011 update, which includes 4 new free games!

To quote: Summer is just starting to sizzle, and we have some amazing content offers coming to PlayStation Plus that will keep you gaming all through the hottest season of the year.

Before we get to the offers available starting July 26th and August 2nd, we are thrilled to let you know that the critically-acclaimed title Limbo is now available for $11.99 (a 20% discount) to all PlayStation Plus members, until August 1st.

You may also notice a change in the look of the Plus category on PlayStation Store. We've updated the design to make it easier for members to navigate through the 100+ offers available, and grouped everything together in a way to easily identify what's being offered. Here's a rundown on what you'll see on PlayStation Store's Plus page:

New Releases: Find the weekly Tuesday updates for PlayStation Plus. We'll still feature the bigger bi-weekly offers which will cover the monthly free games, along with discounts and exclusives, and there will continue to be smaller updates throughout the month.

Last Chance: You should snag these offers quick, as they'll end the upcoming Tuesday.
 

PS3Roar Dragon 32 / 64 PC XRoar Emulator PS3 Port Announced

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161w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer CrashSerious has announced news of an incoming PS3 homebrew port of the Dragon 32 / 64 PC XRoar emulator now dubbed PS3Roar.

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To quote: PS3roar is a port of xroar for X windows, as well as; the Nintendo DS, GPX32, PSP and AMIGA OS4. PS3roar is a Dragon 32 and 64 Computer emulator that runs on a wide variety of platforms, now including the PS3. Due to hardware similarities, PS3roar also emulates the Tandy Colour Computer (CoCo) models 1 & 2.

The PS3 port and modifications completed by CrashSerious (me). The PS3 port uses PSL1GHTv2, a free and Open Source SDK for the PS3.

PS3roar is a Dragon/Tandy Coco emulator, is a port of xRoar by Ciaran Anscomb. xRoar is Copyright (C) 2003-2010 Ciaran Anscomb (xroar -aT- 6809.org.uk)

From the ReadMe file:

Emulated machines

  • Dragon 32 (PAL).
  • Dragon 64 (PAL).
  • Tano Dragon (NTSC).
  • Tandy Colour Computer (1 and 2) (PAL).
  • Tandy Color Computer (1 and 2) (NTSC).

Current status:


 
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