Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Jumps Onto PSN Today

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43w ago - Black Forest Games Community Manager Dietrich Limper announced that Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams jumps onto PSN today with details below.

To quote: Good news! Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is available today, 19th June! Now that the wait is over, we'd like to share with you the history behind The Sisters.

Armin Gessert (code), Manfred Trenz (graphics) and Chris Hülsbeck (music) were the masterminds behind the original The Great Giana Sisters back in 1987. Their company back then was called Time Warp Productions and the final game was published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, MSX2, and Commodore 64 by Rainbow Arts.

The Great Giana Sisters is a 2D side-scrolling arcade game in which the player controled either Giana or her sister Maria. Each level contained a number of dream crystals which awarded points to the player. Enemies could be defeated either by jumping on them or shooting them after obtaining power-ups. The "Fire Wheel" transformed Giana into a punk with the ability to crush rocks by jumping beneath them.

As you can see, these old concepts of the game are still in place in 2013, especially the change to the punk version of Giana, but let's get back to the old days.

A certain other game publisher became aware of the game and the success and...
 

Sony Reveals New Divekick Challengers Approach on PSN

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44w ago - Creator Adam "Keits" Heart revealed some new challengers today in Divekick on PS3 and PS Vita through PSN.

To quote: Divekick's roster continues to grow, and each new challenger is even more insane than the last.

Of course, we recommend that you learn how to play using one of the original eight characters, but don't let that stop you from trying out some of these advanced fighters.

The Baz

Health: 1210
Power: 1.21 Gigawatts
Bio: The Baz has been rejected from almost every fighting leauge on the planet, usually because he looks too lame or his fighting style doesn't fit in. He joins the Divekicking league as a last resort, due to their incredibly low standards. The Baz hasn't won any money Divekicking just yet, so he is forced to take on odd jobs for Mob Boss Don Luo to pay his bills. He is currently tracking down Mr. N for a debt owed to the Don.

Date of Birth: 7/4/1965
Place of Birth: On top of a mountain, under a blood red moon
Blood Type: Type A
Likes: Rope whips, Leather straps, Spiked apparel, Employment, Being relevant
Dislikes: Meteorologists, Rejection, Abandonment

Markman

Health: 500
Power: 60,000 - 895,000
Bio: Markman is an inventor, and a huge fan of...
 

Namco: Tekken Revolution is Free-to-Play Starting Today on PSN

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44w ago - Namco Bandai Games Public Relations Specialist Nick O'Leary announced that Tekken Revolution is free-to-play Starting today on PSN.

Below are the details, to quote: Everyone here on the Tekken team is very excited to finally pull the curtain off of Tekken Revolution, Namco Bandai Games' brand new free-to-play game that is launching today on the PlayStation Network exclusively for the PlayStation 3 system.

The team has been hard at work making sure that every essential aspect that has made Tekken one of the best fighting games on the market for the past 19 years is present in Tekken Revolution. From the iconic cast of characters, critically acclaimed fighting engine, and gorgeous visuals, this is the Tekken experience fans know and love.

However, since Tekken Revolution is a free-to-play title, some exciting new additions to the classic Tekken gameplay were implemented to take into account not only our hardcore fans, but also the PlayStation 3 owners who may have never played Tekken or a fighting game before. Here is a quick rundown of some of the new features in Tekken Revolution to get everyone up to speed with the new game!

Character Roster

Tekken Revolution features eight iconic characters to choose from at launch. The decreased roster size makes...
 

Video: Sportsfriends for PlayStation Network - E3 2013 Update

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44w ago - Producer Doug Wilson made available a fresh video today spotlighting Sportsfriends for PlayStation Network as part of their E3 2013 update below.

To quote: I'm here to give you an update on our coming PSN game, Sportsfriends. Here's a new teaser:

Last time I posted here, we were still finishing up our Sportsfriends Kickstarter drive. Thanks to some of you, we were successfully funded, and since then we've been working on the games!

We're at E3 this week showing some of the games, directly on PS3 hardware. As part of the E3 fanfare, we want to talk about some of the new features we've been working on.

To start with, let's talk about Super Pole Riders, which has seen a radical overhaul since the free browser version. Below you can see one of the new arenas, illustrated by Bennett himself.

You'll note that there are four players there. The game now supports 1v1 and 2v2. Two-on-two is especially crazy, with poles flying everywhere. We're also thrilled with the new control scheme. It feels nicely direct to rotate your pole using the analog stick.

Hokra, too, will feature some graphical updates and a bunch of new features and arenas. The new arena layouts - which feature walls, different...
 

Toro's Friend Network, Paint Park Plus Out Tomorrow on PS Vita

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45w ago - Sony Product Planning & Platform Software Innovation Director Don Mesa announced that Toro's Friend Network and Paint Park Plus are out tomorrow on PS Vita!

Below are the details, to quote: As we mentioned back in February, we have plenty of new applications on the way to PS Vita, and we're here today to talk more about what's coming your way soon for your favorite handheld.

First off, we're really excited to bring you Toro's Friend Network, PS Vita's first social gaming application, which you can try for yourself tomorrow when PSN updates.

Toro's Friend Network is free to download, and offers you the ability to connect with your existing friends on Twitter and Facebook, as well as giving you the opportunity to meet new friends on PSN.

In addition to taking part in activities, such as building a town and adventuring into the Friend Dungeon to unlock new items, you'll be able to purchase hundreds of items to personalize your experience, like new outfits for your avatar, ability enhancements, and new name card designs.

Check out the trailer below to get an idea of how Toro's Friend Network can connect you and your gaming buddies in a new unique way.





Also available tomorrow...
 







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