85w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates below, as follows:
It's a massive week on the PlayStation Store with great new PSN Games, all-new PS3 Full Games, and a long awaited app for PS Vita.
Kicking things off with PS Vita news: Skype is here! The popular communication service enabling you to make free internet calls is now available to download to your PS Vita.
Connect to your account and enjoy free video and voice calls to anyone else on Skype and make calls to mobiles and landlines anywhere in the world. Download it for free today!
The long-running Hot Shots Golf series recently saw new life on PS Vita. Now the series is delivering another amazingly fun and accessible entry into ultra fun golf games with Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Complete Collection.
This PSN exclusive is the only place you can find the complete Out of Bounds game, plus all the DLC together in one place. Tee off as Kratos from God of War and dominate the links with the Blades of Chaos, or set new grounds with Sackboy through the Golfasaurus-Rex B.C.C. course.
PlayStation Plus subscribers can snag this title, previously available only at retail, for $19.99 in the PlayStation Store.
85w ago - Following up on his initial release, today PlayStation 3 developer ThatOtherDev has updated his PS3 3D first / third person homebrew game The Catachthonic to version 0.95 with the changes outlined below.
To quote: So I’ve fixed the bug that caused The Catachthonic to crash in certain situations on PS3 and re wrote some other things.
I’ve added on screen text informing you of what kind of ability you have selected, you can now destroy blocks while they are falling, now you can reset everything without needing to exit the game and I also made some changes to the controls.
Left analog stick = Move
Right analog stick = Aim
L1 = Switch between first and third person view
R1 = Perform an action
Directional pad = Change what action you will perform
86w ago - Atlus Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has confirmed today that they will be publishing the upcoming video game entitled Dragon's Crown for both PS3 and PS Vita platforms.
To quote: You know how you're really excited for something and then something happens and you get even more excited?
Like that time you found out they were making a movie for The Hobbit and you were excited... but kinda bummed that Peter Jackson wouldn't be directing it.
But guess what happened: Peter Jackson announced that he would in fact direct it, and you got a heck of a lot more excited. Right?
Remember Dragon's Crown, the next project from Vanillaware announced at last E3, a multiplayer action RPG with beautiful hand-drawn visuals slated to come to PS3 and PS Vita?
BREAKING NEWS: Atlus is taking over publishing duties in Japan and North America! What's more, key (and very talented) members of the Atlus internal development team will be involved with the project as producer(s).
You know, some of the people who've worked on games in the critically acclaimed Persona series. Yeah, we know: we're stoked, too!
What does this mean for the game? For one, it means that it's going to be better than ever. It will, however, come a bit later than originally...
86w ago - VidZone Head of Production Ben Creasey has announced news today of a VidZone update which includes some spring cleaning and a new patch release with details below.
To quote: It's been a little time since we have updated the application, and what better time for a spring clean than... well spring!
We have been once again listening to you and subsequently tweaked, sped up, prettied and smoothed over the whole application to make you experience an even better one!
We hope you like what we have done! The patch is available now so see below for to see exactly what to look out for.
• Lightning quick application start-up time - No waiting around for the app to start
• Playlists are now backed up in the cloud - Never lose a playlist again!
• Full-screen experience redesigned - Less intrusive and prettier in full screen
• Better video caching - Keeping your bandwidth as low as possible
• Various performance and design improvements - Just generally improved
We also have a huge haul of new videos and features for you including some special pre Ibiza opening party goodness from our friends at Pacha.
Check out below for all the highlights of the next couple of weeks.
86w ago - Today Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN updates, as follows:
Out of the gates today we have The House of the Dead 4 (move compatible) with a Plus discount of 30%, Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time (mmm, sandwich) and NHL 12.
We've got a new app for the Vita today. A little art based app with the simple name of Paint Park. Using the touch screen controls, you're able to draw, doodle, sketch and scribble whatever you're able to think of.
Feel like getting creative with photos taken with your Vita? You can do that, too! I wonder what amazing drawings users will manage to produce with this. Oh, before I forget, the app is also free. Colour me excited!
On Thursday, April 19 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection #1 will release on PSN, the first of four Content Collections available for purchase to CoD players.
MW3 Collection #1 includes an unprecedented breadth and variety of content for Call of Duty downloadable release - four brand new multiplayer maps Liberation, Piazza, Overwatch and Black Box along with new Special Ops Missions Black Ice and Negotiator, marking the first time Special Ops has been made downloadable online in franchise history.