6w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Justin Massongill went hands-on today with The Witness on PlayStation 4 with a fresh PS4 video trailer below, as follows:
Shortly after I heard the phrase "PlayStation 4" for the very first time, I received a blog post, a batch of screenshots and a trailer for a game called The Witness, from legendary game designer, Jonathan Blow. This was my first exposure to the impending next generation of video games.
My excitement for The Witness may, admittedly, be amplified by my sentimental nature (it is the first PS4 game I ever laid eyes on, after all). After getting a chance to play it at an event last week, however, I'm relieved to know that my excitement is justified.
Jonathan Blow helped to bring mainstream attention to the indie game development movement with his modern classic, Braid, which famously twisted the minds of gamers worldwide into knots. As such, it should be expected that the challenges you'll face in The Witness will put your mental capacity to the test.
Thankfully, you won't jump straight into the mind-numbing brain-twisters - The Witness is designed in such a way that you'll be gradually introduced...
6w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements went hands-on today with NBA 2K14 on PlayStation 4 complete with a PS4 video below.
To quote: The dedicated team behind the next-gen edition of NBA 2K14 has an eye for detail. And not just a normal, everyday eye; they have hundreds of eyes, hell-bent on making this the best basketball experience in video game history.
Their passion just about bled onto the floor of a crowded San Francisco bar earlier this week as they presented NBA 2K14 running on PS4. It was easy to see, from the first trailer to the final multiplayer tease, that NBA 2K14 is visually arresting, and damn fun to play.
As the footage of NBA 2K14 looped over the massive bar displays, the team were insistent that the PS4 version was not a simple port job. It was built from the ground up for next-gen tech, and they made their point by announcing the brand new engine powering the action: Ecomotion.
The art assets in NBA 2K14 have been built from scratch - not a single legacy piece of art remains from the current-gen version. As Studio Art Director Anton Dawson said at the demonstration, making this look like a real, next-gen basketball game came down to "thousands of little things, and the interconnectedness of those thousands of little things."
6w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton shared a video today proclaiming that PlayStation 4 / PS4 is the best place #4ThePlayers to play below!
To quote: With the PlayStation 4 launch just over a month away now, no doubt you've all been planning which games you intend to pick up for your new machine. To help you out, we've put together a quick video highlighting the amazing collection of games heading your way on PS4.
From state-of-the-art AAA blockbusters like Assassin's Creed Black Flag and Destiny; to the best exclusives like Killzone Shadow Fall and inFAMOUS: Second Son; to envelope-pushing indies like The Witness, Transistor and Octodad; and bright, bold PSN gems like Rime, Hohokum and Resogun, PS4 has you covered.
At the time of writing there are over 180 games in development for PS4, with 24 PS4 exclusives among them. And with 14 award winning first party studios hard at work, including Media Molecule, Sucker Punch and Sony Santa Monica, you can be sure there's plenty more to come.
Take a look at the video above and let us know what's made your shopping list.
6w ago - Frogwares Olga Ryzhko shared a video today announcing that Magrunner: Dark Pulse is out today on PlayStation 3 with details below.
To quote: Magrunner: Dark Pulse is out today on PS3! At Frogwares, we consider ourselves to be quite experienced in puzzles and riddles; mainly due to 13 years of experience making Sherlock Holmes games. Some of you may have even played our latest one, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes on PS3.
However, we wanted to work on something that would expand on the games and puzzles we normally offer. We wanted to go further and explore some really dynamic puzzles, which is not really possible with the Sherlock Holmes games. Sherlock is quite the gentleman - he doesn't even run! And this is where Magrunner, a first-person puzzler, comes in.
Magrunner is based on reasoning, logic, and thinking. You'll be shooting things - you won't be gunning down nameless hordes of enemies, soldiers or zombies, but this is where the action part of the game pops in. This is our attempt to find the delicate balance between fun and challenge, between thinking and reacting.
Magrunner: Dark Pulse is an action-driven puzzle game that combines cosmic horror with a near-future cyberpunk world on the edge...
7w ago - Ubisoft Senior Community Developer Mike Madavi shared a video introducing an all-new, inclusive video gaming experience dubbed Rocksmith 2014 Edition.
To quote: Rocksmith 2014 Edition is finally out today! Since we announced it at this year's E3 Conference in June, we've seen an outpouring of excitement, questions, and speculation from old fans, as well as those just hearing about Rocksmith for the first time.
Everyone wants to know what's been updated, fixed, and improved upon - all valid questions with a simple answer: Rocksmith 2014 Edition is a full-fledged sequel that has been built from the frame up to be the best, most fun, and fastest way to learn guitar or bass!
Even though the game was announced in June, our Development team at Studio SF in Ubisoft's San Francisco office has been hard at work on Rocksmith 2014 Edition for two years. The process was long, but ultimately worth it as the team took a hard look at the original Rocksmith and decidedly improved on every existing feature while dreaming up innovative new ones. In the words of Paul Cross, our Creative Director, "We set out immediately to do something different."
The entire format has been reduced to the core functionalities and experiences users want out of playing guitar - a simple menu with clear options,...