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Shadows of the Damned PS3 Sound Director on Audio Influences

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161w ago - Today Sound Director and Chief Creative Officer Akira Yamaoka at Grasshopper Manufacture has revealed the audio influences for Shadows of the Damned on PS3.

To quote: Greetings fellow demon hunters! I'm the Sound Director and Chief Creative Officer at Grasshopper Manufacture.

Some people may know me from my work on the Silent Hill series, but today I'm here to talk about our latest game – Shadows of the Damned, out now on the PS3.

Music plays an incredibly important role in setting the atmosphere for games, and it's especially vital in an action-horror game like Shadows of the Damned.

When scoring Damned, I tried to imagine tracks that would bring Hell to life for the player and the lead character Garcia. Designing music isn't always the most transparent task, so in this blog post I want to explain my thoughts behind the creation of a few tracks included in the pre-order bonus soundtrack.

Broken Dreams

You could say I created this track to be the title song for Shadows of the Damned. Originally, I had planned to make it a duet, as sort of a theme for the two lovers: Garcia and Paula. I wanted to match the heavy, aggressive sound to the game world with Paula and Garcia at the center.

I never thought that the game's...
 

PSN Game Store PS3 and PSP DLC Updates for June 24, 2011

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161w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is back with some PSN Game Store PS3 and PSP DLC updates today.

To quote: Hi all - I'm very pleased to say it's time for a sale!

We've got a range of DLC available for a selection of titles, including lots of content at 50% off - grab anything that takes your fancy.

And if you took LittleBigPlanet as part of your Welcome Back, don't fret - we'll have a huge selection of LBP Costume and Level Packs at half price available from Wednesday, 29th to add to this selection of downloadable add-ons, so just hold your horses a little while longer.

Nothing sticking out as a must buy for you? This is by no means an exhaustive list and I want to know what you'd like to see in the next DLC sale - anything you suggest I'll do my best to secure as part of a second DLC sale later on this year and all suggestions are welcome.

Not into DLC? Keep an eye out for more sales coming throughout the Summer months on all kinds of content. Enjoy!

PSN Loves DLC SPECIAL OFFERS (24th June - 6th July)

Ghostlight Ltd

Agarest: Generations of War Downloadable Content
Power Up Set (was £0.79/€0.99 - now £0.40/€0.49)
Animal Set (was £0.79/€0.99 -...
 

Video: Socom 4 MLG Boot Camp, Official $20k Ladder Announced

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161w ago - SCEA Media Partnerships Specialist Brian Gauld has announced today news of a Socom 4 MLG Boot Camp and official $20k ladder details as follows:

PlayStation and Major League Gaming are giving you two chances to show everyone what you've got in SOCOM 4–and win big in the process.

MLG Boot Camp

[Register or Login to view links] gives anyone who registers and completes a match the chance to win awesome prizes regardless of skill. Registration is open now, and Boot Camp ladder play is currently running through July 13th.

Registering your 6-man team on MLG's [Register or Login to view links] and playing at least one match will put you in the running for both Boot Camp prizing and the Official $20,000 Ladder Tournament. If you're a lone soldier, check out the [Register or Login to view links] where you can team up with other players of your skill level.

Boot Camp prizing includes:

• Two-hour gaming sessions with the Zipper Interactive dev team
• ASUS professional gaming monitors
• Full Astro A40 Systems (SOCOM 4 Customized)
• MLG Gunnars
 

Video: Sony Announces Killzone 3 PS3 Triple-XP Weekend!

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161w ago - Killzone Community Editor Victor Zuylen has announced news of a Killzone 3 PS3 Triple-XP weekend starting today!

To quote: Earlier this week we released the third DLC pack for Killzone 3, "From The Ashes," as well as a DLC bundle containing all three DLC packs. Of course there's only one way to celebrate this momentous occasion – organize a Triple XP Weekend!

You read that right - from Friday, June 24 at 9:00AM Pacific Time, until Monday, June 27 at 9:00AM, all XP earned in Killzone 3's multiplayer matches will be tripled.

So whether you're exploring new DLC maps or just re-acquainting yourself with the stock maps, you'll rank up faster than ever!




 

Sony Announces PlayStation Official App v1.1 is Coming Soon

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162w ago - Update: The Sony PlayStation Official App version 1.1 for both Android and iPhone is now available!

Sony Portal Manager Emmanuel Orssaud has announced today that the PlayStation Official App v1.1 is coming soon from the iTunes and Android Market.

To quote: I'm pleased to announce that the next version (1.1) will include some of the most requested features.

This new version will be available for download in a few weeks from iTunes and Android Market. Let's take a look at the new features and improvements.

In the MyPSN section you'll be able to order your friend list based on their online status and search for friends.

You will now have the ability to compare trophy information with your friends in more detail, as shown in the screenshots below.

In the Blog section, you'll now be able to comment directly from the app and also rate the posts in portrait and landscape mode.

Share & Discuss

There is a new section in the app called Share & Discuss. In there you'll find all our official
PlayStation updates from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Please note that this new version will not support Android 1.6 anymore. Please upgrade your firmware before installing the new version of the PlayStation...
 
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