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PS Vita Preview: Sony Details Hot Shots Golf (Working Title)

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171w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a PS Vita preview and details today on Hot Shots Golf (working title).

To quote: When I first laid eyes on the PS Vita in January, I was floored by UNCHARTED (now officially dubbed UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss), eager to try Super Stardust Delta with dual analog sticks, and mesmerized by the use of AR in Reality Fighters.

But I knew that the game I'd be coming back to on flight after flight, year after year, would be Hot Shots Golf.

I've easily sunk hundreds of hours into the Hot Shots Golf series dating back to the PS2 days, with the majority of that time on the PSP's Open Tee line. Based on what I've played of Hot Shots Golf, the hours will keep piling up on PS Vita.

The first thing I noticed was how the game's cheerfully colorful visuals benefit from the PS Vita's stunning OLED display. Don't compare it to the PSP's Open Tee series; Hot Shots Golf's visuals on the PS Vita are even more polished than those of PS3's Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds. Gorgeous character lighting, dazzling water effects, fluttering birds, swirling leaves – this is as pretty a day on the links are you're likely to see.
 

Video: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 - E3 2011 Preview

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172w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer has unveiled a new Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 E3 2011 preview video tonight!

To quote: All of [Register or Login to view links] has been looking forward to tonight ever since we [Register or Login to view links] with Entertainment Weekly and showed it for the first time at the SPIKE VGA show back in December.

And just a few minutes ago, if you were watching the SCEA Press Conference on any of the live streams, you go to see what we've been working so hard to be able to show you!

At the SCEA Press Conference, our Co-Presidents, Evan and Christophe, took the stage and with just a short intro, launched into the first live demo of Uncharted 3 ever shown publicly.

The brief Cruise Ship sequence shows just a small slice of one of the most challenging scenarios we've concocted for any of the Uncharted games - as a massive, moving environment of the Cruise Ship gets turned on its side mid-battle, Drake has to scramble for his life. This sequence showcases the next level of our physics and water technology - and you'll see video of this sequence later this week.





The Cruise Ship...
 

Video: Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 OS at D9 Conference

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172w ago - Today Microsoft has unveiled the upcoming Windows 8 Operating System at the D9 conference where a preview of the new OS was demonstrated.

The UI has changed considerably now being similar to Windows Phone 7's Metro UI, and those interested can check out the video below alongside the official [Register or Login to view links] press release.

Press Release: REDMOND, Wash. - June 1, 2011 - Today, at the D9 Conference, we demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named "Windows 8," for the first time. Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface. A Windows 8-based PC is really a new kind of device, one that scales from touch-only small screens through to large screens, with or without a keyboard and mouse.





The demo showed some of the ways we've reimagined the interface for a new generation of touch-centric hardware. Fast, fluid and dynamic, the experience has been transformed while keeping the power, flexibility and connectivity of Windows intact.

Here are a few aspects of the new interface we showed today:

• Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen,...
 

Sony Offers Preview of PlayStation Official Magazine UK Issue 53

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195w ago - Today Deputy Editor Leon Hurley at OPM has shared a preview of the Official PlayStation Magazine UK Issue 53.

To quote: This month I am all about LittleBigPlanet 2. I was lucky enough to get to write the world exclusive review and I can tell you now, it's brilliant.

How brilliant is something you'll have to find out about in the mag. That said making this little target shooting game has been one of my gaming [Register or Login to view links]. Anyway, on to the issue!

The big news this month (aside from Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception) is our 2010 Game Of The Year feature. Or GOTY to its friends. These are the ones you voted for. We count down the top ten in detail, talk about our choices and hand out some 'alternative' awards. Including Biggest Disappointment and - fanfare - Biggest Install! There's also a complete top 40 of all the games voted for.

Probably the best thing you'll read this month is news ed Rachel's rapping adventure. After a bit of brash boasting about her Def Jam Rapstar skills we called her bluff and bundled her off to learn real wordplay with British rapper XO Man.

He's seven-foot and, according to Flavour magazine, is the "UK's answer to Andre 3000″. Rachel's five foot...
 

Video: Pulse 12/21 Preview: Echochrome ii & Dead Space 2 Demo

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195w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has posted up a preview of Pulse 12/21 which hits PSN today, and includes Echochrome ii, a Dead Space 2 demo, and The Tester Finale!

To quote: If you're hunkering down for winter break, PULSE previews the perfect downloadable games, demos and videos from PlayStation Network for you to enjoy.

There's the PlayStation Move enabled puzzle fun of echochrome ii, the cell-shaded monster rampage of Eat Them!, a taste of LittleBigPlanet 2′s wide-open gameplay with the game's new demo, and the creepy Dead Space 2 demo.

Host [Register or Login to view links] also shares the Top Ten downloaded demos in recent weeks, and some must-have PlayStation Home games and spaces.

In new video releases, check out Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, and Angelina Jolie. Plus, a preview of the exciting Season Finale of [Register or Login to view links] - featuring Killzone 3!





Watch it now above, or download to your PS3 in full HD after today's PlayStation Store update.
 
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