179w ago - Sony Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has revealed today that WipEout, a PlayStation Minis Event, Just Cause 2 and Sodium updates are all included in this weeks PlayStation Home content.
To quote: WipEout - one of PlayStation's most celebrated and longest-running franchises - turns 15 this year. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we're launching the WipEout Museum - a brand new space stuffed to the brim with games based upon this critically-acclaimed series of hypersonic, futuristic racers.
In other news, we'll be opening the doors of the new Observatory space this Thursday, July 8th, for the PlayStation minis event. Challenge your friends to a battle of wits, memory, and luck over a board consisting of a grid of glowing tiles.
Flip the tiles over to reveal a variety of minis images; reveal two matching tiles to score a point. To keep things interesting, we've riddled the board with random tiles hiding bonuses and traps (such as a tile that steals points from your opponent).
You can even hide traps of your own, weakening your opponent and securing the spoils (which, of course, come in the form of a highly-collectible reward). Elsewhere in the Observatory you will find the pool-esque FreezeBall game, which rounds out the exclusive PlayStation minis...
184w ago - Today Grip Games CEO Jakub Mikyska has revealed that 5-In-1 Arcade Hits is coming to PSP and PS3 Minis on PSN at the end of June.
To quote: I would like to introduce you to Grip Games and our first upcoming minis game that will be released for PSP and PlayStation 3.
Most of our team came from mobile games development houses, including Disney Mobile Studios. We wanted to switch from iPhones and PDAs to a real gaming platform. That is why we are here now.
The game I would like to tell you about is "5-in-1 Arcade Hits". We couldn't agree on what kind of game our first PSP project should be, so we made a little bit of everything
5-in-1 Arcade Hits contains five games:
Pairs (AKA Concentration) is a memory game. 8ball Pool is, surprise, a favorite Pool game. 15Puzzle is a logical game where you have to slide 15 tiles into a right order.
Next one is Solitaire, a number one time-killer game in the world and finally, Tetroid, is a hectic action Arkanoid/Pong mix.
It definitely seems like a ragtag compilation of games, but we really wanted to have a game for anyone there. It does not matter whether you like all of the games or just one - there's always something for you that you can play.
185w ago - Today Sanuk Games Manager Yan Marchal has announced that Telegraph Crosswords is coming to both PS3 and PSP Minis on June 1, 2010 for $2.99 each via PlayStation Network.
To quote: You probably know about us if you're familiar with PlayStation minis: over the last couple of months we have released Hysteria Project, Spot The Differences and Telegraph Sudoku & Kakuro.
On Tuesday, June 1st we'll release our latest minis game: Telegraph Crosswords.
Telegraph Crosswords offers you a whopping 500 crossword puzzles. You can browse through a wide assortment of Quick crosswords, General Knowledge crosswords and Cryptic crosswords, and make your picks depending on your skills and mood.
The handy interface and intuitive controls transfigure the classic pen-and-paper experience. Forget about crumpled pages covered with erasures!
Errors can be notified either immediately or after completion. Interactive hints are available when you're stuck. And of course, you can stop a game and resume it at any time thanks to the autosave feature!
Telegraph Crosswords is coming out on June 1st for PSP and PS3 at the price of $2.99.
For more information about our games, please visit our Web...
186w ago - SCEE's Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has posted up the European PlayStation Home update today, which includes a new Minis Event in the Observatory plus Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
To quote: We're bringing you a brand new minis experience this Thursday, with the latest PlayStation Home event. Make your way to the top level of the brand new "The Observatory" space, where you can challenge a friend to a duel of memory, wits and a little luck.
Enter into a minis duel, competing over a board consisting of a grid of glowing, face-down tiles. Flip the tiles over to reveal a variety of minis titles; reveal two matching tiles to score a point.
Sounds simple? The fun starts with random tiles hiding bonuses or traps, such as a tile that steals points from your opponent. You can even hide traps of your own, hoping to catch out your opponent. Beware, though: they may shuffle the board and your own trap could catch you out!
In true minis fashion this simple concept is fiendishly addictive, so don't forget to drag yourself away to explore the rest of The Observatory. The futuristic pool-like game FreezeBall returns exclusively to the minis event space.
Browse the latest minis titles, available for purchase and download for PS3 and PSP. Winners of the minis duel...
194w ago - Beatshapers CEO Alexey Menshikov has announced that the PlayStation Minis game NormalTanks is now available on both PSP and PS3 via PSN.
To quote: I'm Founder and CEO of Beatshapers, a Ukraine based video games developer and digital download publishing company.
I've started my career 12 years ago as audio designer, worked on many games like Carnivores series, Vivisector, Cryostasis, EA's Black, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and more.
Recently, me and our key team members were responsible for IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Pray for PSP platform, MelodyBloxx (this year IGF Mobile "Honorable mention" awarded), Rhythm of War PSP (IGF Mobile 2009 finalist) and BreakQuest, another PSP minis game which we've developed and published around the PSPgo launch.
So what is all this about? NormalTanks is a really old school fast-paced multi-directional top-down arcade shooter in a sci-fi tank universe.
Reminiscent of games from the 8-bit era, NormalTanks features a better look and feel but still retains a classic alone-saves-the-universe gameplay.
There are 8 challenging, dynamic and hazardous environments to tackle: inside enemy bases, outdoor jungles and mountains, every level has own end levels boos to defeat.