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70's Mustang Joins GT5 PS3 Lineup at the Gran Turismo Awards

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260w ago - Sony's Public Relations Manager Alex Armour has unveiled today that a 70's Mustang has joined the GT5 PS3 lineup at the Gran Turismo Awards.

To quote: Two days ago, PlayStation hosted the 7th annual Gran Turismo (GT) Awards in Las Vegas, taking place in conjunction with the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

We had some impressive entries and a fantastic turnout at the ceremony, headlined by a live performance from the The Offspring at Rain nightclub inside the Palms hotel.

Kazunori Yamauchi - creator of the Gran Turismo franchise - chose a 1970 Ford Mustang from our Hot Rod category as our overall "Best in Show" vehicle, so a big congratulations to owners Todd Gartshore and Phil Koenan - get ready to see you car cruising around the virtual tracks of Gran Turismo 5!

Speaking of GT Awards winners, we got a chance to catch up with two of our past champs at the event and got their thoughts on winning "Best in Show", but also how it feels to see (and play) your very own car in Gran Turismo, which they were able to play last night for the first time. Here's what they had to say:

Brian Filoteo of High End Performance, Inc., 2008 winner with his 2007 Infinity G37

"Being a part of the...
 

MLB & Lucasfilm Join PlayStation Network's Video Delivery Service

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260w ago - Today PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has announced that MLB and Lucasfilm have joined PlayStation Network's video delivery service.

To quote: This week we're excited to report the launch of several new partners on PlayStation Network that offer even more downloadable entertainment and sports from PlayStation Store.

[Register or Login to view links] presents Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a CGI animated TV series set in the fictional Star Wars galaxy. And for you baseball fans, we've just launched [Register or Login to view links] content - the current 2009 World Series featuring the Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Yankees (in case you've missed any of the games so far), and also a section with classic games.

Our new partnership with [Register or Login to view links] brings us feature films like Powder Blue and Management, [Register or Login to view links] brings us classics like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, [Register or Login to view links] brings us movies like Hurly Burly and Interstate 60 and finally, [Register or Login to view links] brings us Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Additional titles for all of these new partners will be...
 

Unigine Joins PlayStation 3 Tools and Middleware Program

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278w ago - Unigine, a provider of the cutting edge 3D middleware, announced today the conclusion of a Tools & Middleware License Agreement for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3â„¢) from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Thus, game developers for PS3 will be able to access the full power of Unigine engine and tools to express all aspects of their creativity using more advanced technologies later this year.

Press Release: "We are pleased to join Sony Computer Entertainment's Tools and Middleware program for PS3 since support of the modern hardware is one of the most important strategic directions of our company. We plan to make our technology available on PS3 at the end of 2009. It is targeted to AAA-level games and can be licensed by companies from all over the world", said Denis Shergin, CEO of Unigine LLC.

Unigine engine provides photorealistic 3D render, powerful physics module, object-oriented scripting system with a very rich library (more than 3000 methods out-of-the box), full-featured GUI module, sound subsystem, and a set of flexible tools.

Efficient and well-architected framework supporting multi-core systems makes Unigine a highly scalable solution, on which multi-platform games with different hardware requirements can be based. Currently both the engine and the toolset are available...
 

God of War Fans: Join the Spartan Army at Redesigned Web site

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280w ago - SCEA Product Marketing Manager Anthony Caiazzo asked for people to help spread the word, so here it is- to quote:

After a successful E3 and God of War III's March 2010 release date announcement we have given Kratos a new place to show off all his carnage and destruction.

Today, we relaunched the God of War III website with an all new look, screens and video section, community forums and much more. For you die-hard fans we have the God of War III Press Conference Video available, as well as more DOWNLOADS!

Spread the word! Chaos is coming to Gods in March 2010 and visit [Register or Login to view links].

You might also want to check out the merchandise section, which will be updated throughout road to launch... And for those who feel worthy to fight alongside Kratos, you can enlist in the Spartan Army, where you will have opportunities in the future to get access to exclusive updates and other cool content.
 

SCEE and SOE join to bring popular PC game worlds to PS3 consoles

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323w ago - Speaking in reference to the new partnership between Sony Online and SCEE. David Reeves of SCEE noted that - "This is an opportunity for SCEE and SOE to bring the best online experiences from PC gaming to the PLAYSTATION 3 universe, the result of which will certainly benefit PlayStation fans."

PRESS RELEASE: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Joins Forces with Sony Online Entertainment to Publish Games for PLAYSTATION®3

Leipzig Games Convention, August 2008: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced today that SCEE has joined forces with Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) - developer of groundbreaking online Massive Multiplayer Online (MMOs) games including the wildly popular EverQuest® -- in an arrangement that will bring a whole new dimension to PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3â„¢) gaming.

Under the new agreement, SCEE will publish and distribute three MMOs developed by SOE for PS3 throughout the PAL territories. In addition, SCEE will also publish the PC versions of DC Universe and The Agency on behalf of SOE in the PAL territories. The new arrangement allows SCEE to benefit from SOE's experience in a different area of video gaming publishing, one which opens up a whole host of possibilities for PS3.

The games included in the agreement are The Agency (PS3 and PC),...
 
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