32w ago - FuturLab Managing Director James Marsden has detailed Beats Slider and Fuel Tiracas for Sony's new PlayStation Mobile service today.
To quote: Hello folks! Earlier this year we were shouting about shouting about Velocity, and now we've got some new things to be excited about. We've been hard at work coming up with more simple, elegant and clever ideas, and crafting them into fun and addictive games.
The first of these games is called Beats Slider, and it's called that because you slide beats around. It's simple, rather elegant, and pretty clever too...
Beats Slider - Conquer Those Blasted Slider Puzzles!
Each block of the sliding puzzle represents MIDI data, which is basically musical notation that computers can read. MIDI data can be used to play back any instrument, synthesizer, drum loop or whatever you throw at it, just by changing the instruments or samples that are triggered by it.
So what we've done is allow the player to push a drum loop MIDI pattern into a synthesizer slot, or a melody pattern into a bass line track, and every combination you could think of within the limits of each level. It was quite the brain teaser to write music that can be rearranged in this way whilst still sounding good, but we managed it.
33w ago - Sony European Product Manager Mayumi Donovan has officially welcomed PS certified devices to PlayStation Mobile, which goes live today!
To quote: PlayStation Mobile goes live today, delivering exciting bite-sized games to both PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Certified devices through PlayStation Store.
PlayStation Mobile offers an enticing entry point into the PlayStation world to all owners of a PS Certified smartphone or tablet, while giving PS Vita gamers the chance to expand their collection with a host of innovative, affordable titles.
All you need to get started is a Sony Entertainment Network account and a compatible device (full list here).
If you're using a PS Vita, a new PlayStation Mobile tab will appear in the Store. If you're using a smartphone or tablet, you can access the store through the dedicated "PlayStation Mobile for Android" app.
This will either automatically be added to your device or you can manually download it via PlayStation.com. For more information on accessing the app, see our online...
34w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Senior Director Jack Buser has announced today that PlayStation Mobile is coming to tablets, smartphones and PS Vita starting on October 3rd, 2012.
To quote: Hello again, PlayStation fans! Today I'm happy to share some big news on the mobile games front that we revealed late Tuesday night at the Tokyo Game Show.
PlayStation Mobile (PSM) is coming to a number of PlayStation-Certified devices and PlayStation Vita on October 3rd!
You might be asking yourself, what is PlayStation Mobile, exactly? Allow me to explain: PlayStation Mobile is a brand new platform for tablets and smartphones that offers PlayStation-like experiences on a number of different mobile devices.
When PlayStation Mobile launches on October 3rd, we will have around 30 titles available from a range of developers, including games from indie devs as well as our own Sony Computer Entertainment World Wide Studios.
PlayStation Mobile game prices will range from around $2 to $20 and be available in a variety of popular genres, including Adventure, Action, Puzzle, Sports, and Simulation.
PlayStation Mobile will also offer an easy-to-navigate storefront to check out and download PlayStation Mobile games, making it easy for you to find what you're looking...
43w ago - Sony's Greg Belloni has announced today news of new features coming to the Music Unlimited Service Android Mobile and Tablet applications!
To quote: The Music Unlimited service Android smartphone and tablet applications received updates today and we're sure you're going to love the new great features!
For tablet users, the Music Unlimited service Android tablet app update (V1.4) delivers Offline Playback, giving users the ability to enjoy music even when a 3G or Wi-Fi connection isn't available, or when they want to conserve battery life or curb data usage.
If you're a subscriber to the Music Unlimited service and want to enable offline playback on your Android tablet, simply update your app to v1.4 through the Google Play market, restart the app, and follow these simple steps:
• Go to My Library > Playlists
• Tap the Options button for the playlist you want to have available offline
• Select "Available Offline"
The playlist will begin downloading and the icon will change from spinning green arrows to a solid green image when all the songs in that playlist have been downloaded. Depending on your Internet connection speed, the download may take a bit of time, so please be patient.
Once your playlist has finished downloading, just...