Sony Goes Hands-on with MLB 14 The Show on PS4 / PlayStation 4

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2w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements went hands-on today with MLB 14 The Show PS4 on PlayStation 4 with details below.

To quote: Big and small. Those two words best describe the visual improvements San Diego Studio has implemented in MLB 14 The Show on PS4. From the detailed stitching and fabric of a glove to the 4x texture resolution of entire stadiums, the team has pushed itself - and PS4 - to create an unrivaled experience in baseball.

The PS4 version of MLB 14 The Show boasts plenty of obvious enhancements over its feature-rich, PS3 counterpart. Players look better even at a glance, with uniforms and helmets that wrinkle and flash under the grace of a new lighting model.

While stadium crowds in the PS3 version were made up of about 40 different models, the PS4 version hosts 1,000 individual models in varying clothing and gear - and each model has approximately the same number of polygons as the actual players did on PS3.

The list goes on. Individual blades of grass provide a subtle accent against a player's shoe. Stubble grows on his cheek. These details, big and small, push the PS4 version ever closer to visual parity with a game broadcast on television.

For those that haven't played the PS3 version yet, MLB 14 The Show brings a litany of new features...
 

PlayStation All-Stars Ultimate Balance PSN Update Has Arrived

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2w ago - Sony Santa Monica Studio Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman announced today that the PlayStation All-Stars Ultimate Balance PSN update has arrived with details below.

To quote: PlayStation All-Stars fans, the ultimate balance update is here. With more than 100 balance adjustments combined across all characters, and a wave of additional improvements, this update creates a new playing field for all challengers.

• Click here to see the full changelist in this patch.

• Click here to get the Graveyard Pack.

This update also unlocks the previously promised third costumes for both Zeus and Isaac characters in-game, for all players that currently own them.

If you don't have these bonus characters in your roster, we're happy to inform you of a significant DLC price drop on The Graveyard Pack to $1.99 - which includes both Zeus and Isaac, as well as a stage based on MediEvil's Graveyard mashed with hidden elements from the world of The Unfinished Swan. This DLC sale will last until April 22nd.



 

Video: 10Tons Ltd Announces King Oddball is Out Tomorrow on PS4

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2w ago - 10tons Ltd PR Coordinator Jaakko Maaniemi shared a video below today announcing that King Oddball is out tomorrow on PS4.

To quote: Hello readers - exciting times! It's been pretty frantic bringing King Oddball over to PS4 from PS Vita, but we're really happy to have it as our first PS4 release.

We can't wait to see how the game is received on the big screen.

I've covered the game pretty well on Playstation.Blog in earlier posts, so I'll shed some light on the various special level sets and how they came to be.

First, a quick recap: King Oddball is a skill-based, physics puzzler, where your goal is to clear the screen of enemies with three throwable rocks. So far so ordinary, but in King Oddball, you don't get to fling the rocks any way you please.





The King swings a rock back and forth like a pendulum, and the rock is released when you hit X. Gravity takes over, and you hit your target if your timing was good.

Accurate timing takes you only so far though, because soon enough you need to be strategizing about where the rock will bounce after the first, second, and even third impact. Tip: it's often good to start from the topmost targets, as the rock will fall down eventually,...
 

PlayStation Plus: Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark Free for Members

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2w ago - Sony Senior Community Specialist Kristine Steimer is here with this weeks PlayStation Plus content updates, which feature Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark free for PS Plus Members.

Below are the details, to quote: Put on your sneaking suits, folks, it's time to escape a deadly lab in Stealth Inc. A Clone in the Dark.

This puzzle platformer requires you to stick to the shadows, 'cause if you're spotted you'll be terminated on sight. Rough crowd. There are 80 levels to maneuver through, so make sure you don't get vaporized by a laser, okay? As an added bonus, because Stealth Inc. is a Cross-Buy title, PS Plus members can download both the PS3 and PS Vita versions of the game.

You can download Stealth Inc. A Clone in the Dark after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 4/8.

Stealth Inc. A Clone in the Dark (PS3, PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members

Stealth Inc is a fast-paced stealth platformer featuring brutal hazards, ruthless enemies, fiendish puzzles and red pixels galore. Jump, sneak, and be chunked through 80 levels.

Will you make it out alive? Armed with only your wits and a pair of top of the range Stealthing Goggles, it's your job to sneak your way through a deadly facility that's determined to extinguish your fragile little life....
 

Video: Stadium Comparison: MLB 14 The Show on PlayStation 4

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2w ago - Sony Associate Brand Manager JT Pierce posted up a video today detailing a stadium comparison in MLB 14 The Show on PlayStation 4 below.

To quote: Happy Monday! We're excited to share this first extended look at MLB 14 The Show on PS4.

In this dev diary, Ramone Russell, Community Manager and Game Designer, shows off some of the improvements and graphical upgrades the team at San Diego Studio has made to the environments of some of the most storied and iconic stadiums in all of baseball.

Each of the 30 Major League stadiums and ballparks have their own personality and vibe - no two are alike. With the power of the PS4, the team has been able to recreate these unique cathedrals like never before.

A new lighting engine, a nearly 10x increase in polygon count and over 1,000 unique character crowd models bring these stadiums to life.





Find out why Baseball is Better with MLB 14 The Show when it launches on the PS4 May 6th.
 







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