2w ago - Sony Brand Marketing Manager of Emerging Platforms Jamaal Moore announced some free PlayStation Mobile games for the holidays today.
To quote: The end of the year is almost here, and we're in a festive mood. Starting today, we will be giving away 10 free games (two each week for five weeks) to all PS Mobile gamers.
Between November 27th and December 18th of 2013, and then from January 8th through January 22nd of 2014, you can download two PS Mobile games to play on your PlayStation Certified smartphone, tablet, or PS Vita for free!
Every week, during the promotional period, we will announce which two games will be free on PlayStation.Blog. Keep checking back with us over the holiday season to find out what the next games in the Festive Giveaway will be.
The first two games, available later today, will be Passing Time and Rymdkapsel.
Passing Time by Honeyslug
Passing Time is a touch controlled football game from the developer behind Frobisher Says! on the PS Vita. Pass the ball and burn the opposition with a blistering fireball, prove your slow motion skills by mastering the rock ball and show off your one touch finesse with the explosive bomb ball.
2w ago - Below is a picture of a fan-made PS4 case modification that introduces an NES themed retro look on the PlayStation 4 video gaming system.
We will add more PS4 mods to this article as they surface, and to quote:
While we don’t have much choice when it comes to official colors for PlayStation 4, we can customize it to our heart’s content. One user made this NES themed PS4 and it is definitely worth a look for sure.
This custom painted PS4 is themed after Nintendo’s classic NES. The colors work quite well and make for a beautiful looking PS4 system, that would be a dream come true for every retro console lover. The only thing that will make this even better is NES themed DualShock 4 controllers to go with the console.
So what do you think of this NES themed PS4? Do you like this look for PS4? Let us know in the comments below.
2w ago - Following up on Sony's Ultimate PS4 FAQ which states PS4 does not feature backward compatibility, today we have some pictures and a video of what exactly happens when inserting a PS3 game disc in the PlayStation 4 console.
To quote: With the arrival of the next generation of gaming hardware in the PS4 and XBox One, it's also clear that plenty of people will be holding onto their older consoles, and just as obvious that developers will continue to make games for these legacy systems for a long while yet.
But what if you're looking to blend the past and future by jamming a game from the last gen into one of your new consoles? We've got the answers.
As a test, we took a PS3 game - Mirror's Edge, obviously. Here it is. And oh so delicately, so as not to frighten anyway, inserted it into our shiny new PS4.
The menu pop-up was less than reassuring. And the result even less so.
This doesn't come as any surprise, backwards compatibility was never supposed to be a part of the PS4 ecosystem and at least in this case the console identifies the fact that it's a PS3 disc, unlike the XBox One which...
2w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US Game Store updates below, as follows:
Gran Turismo 6($59.99)
The next stage in the evolution of the world's most popular and comprehensive racing simulator is upon us. Gran Turismo 6, the latest installment in the highest-selling series, will reach stores this Holiday season.
Known for blurring the lines between virtual and reality, the Gran Turismo series has revolutionized the racing genre in the last 15 years, allowing fans to drive the most prolific collection of cars on the world's most legendary racetracks. Gran Turismo 6 takes the real driving simulator experience to a whole new level.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory($39.99)
Join Neptune as she is thrust out of the peaceful Gamindustri she loves to be lazy in and finds herself in an alternate dimension-the Gamindustri of the 80′s! Fast-paced combat, several dozen dungeons to explore, and improved battle mechanics, oh my! Complete unique Challenges to boost stats, or call on Scouts to seek out new dungeons for you! Help Neptune get home in this over-the-top comedy RPG!
2w ago - Qello Director of Communications Nicole Zeitzer Johnson announced that their concerts and music documentaries are now on PlayStation.
To quote: Want to turn your living room into a concert? Now you can. Your PS3 has just been upgraded with Qello, the world's largest collection of full-length HD concerts and music documentaries on demand. And we're coming to PS4 and PS Vita, too!
Qello (pronounced Kwello) has concerts for all music lovers to enjoy any time - from Beyonce and Madonna, to Jay-Z and Tupac, to the The Doors, Eric Clapton, Radiohead, Coldplay, One Direction, Blake Shelton, Queen, a ton of new indie bands, and so much more.
Thanks to deals with all the major labels and a host of other content providers, Qello's catalog spans the spectrum of music genres from the '20s to today. And it's constantly growing!
To celebrate Qello's launch on PS3 - and soon on PS Vita - we're giving away one PS Vita every week for 4 weeks. Every time you log into Qello on your PS3, you'll be entered to win a PS Vita!
Qello is also giving all PlayStation users a free All-Access Pass (subscription) for the first 15 days after you sign up. Then, for $4.99/month,...