47w ago - Santa Monica Studio Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman has announced that the God of War Ascension Multiplayer Beta begins today for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
To quote: Warriors of PlayStation Plus, our God of War development team here at Sony Santa Monica is proud to break open the arena gates to our God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta for you later this afternoon. What does this mean?
All PlayStation Plus members will be able to download the Beta software from PSN. If you have opted in for auto-download direct to your console, the Beta will be waiting for you later today on the XMB under the "Games" tab. Just click it to instantly boot up and get to the action!
If you have a PlayStation Plus 30-day trial promo code from the God of War: Saga Collection or a contest prize, redeem it today. You will have instant access to the Beta software - as well as all the other benefits of being a Plus member - for 30 days.
Be sure to visit our official GodofWar.com website where we've just launched a suite of new Beta strategy sections: God Profiles, Basic and Intermediate Tips you won't find in-game, and your keys to victory in each mode.
48w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro is here with PlayStation Plus update details which include the scoop on the God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta below!
To quote: 2013 is already shaping up to be a fantastic year for PlayStation Plus members with another strong offering in the month of January. Hopefully, you've been enjoying NBA Jam: On Fire Edition on your PS3 and playing Chronovolt on your PS Vita, both free to PlayStation Plus members.
This week, we've got some epic multiplayer action with the God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta, as well as Mega Man 9 and 10 joining PlayStation Plus. Read on to find out more.
Don't have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or PS Vita or click here to get access.
January 8th PlayStation Plus Update
God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta (PS3)
Access for Plus members
PlayStation Plus members get to be one of the first to delve in to what's sure to be one of the most epic multiplayer experiences of the year. God of War: Ascension's Multiplayer beta is offering up the signature Team Favor of the Gods mode and the yet-to-be-seen Favor of the Gods mode.
In both modes, you'll fight to reach the requisite number of favor points from...
51w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment America Associate Product Marketing Manager Derek Osgood has announced alongside a video trailer today that PlayStation Plus members will be receiving access to the God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta on January 8th, 2013.
To quote: As some of you know, the fine folks at Sony Santa Monica Studio recently opened their doors to members of the gaming press - the first such "open house" event in the studio's history.
In addition to experiencing hands-on time with the upcoming multiplayer beta for God of War: Ascension and two new characters coming to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, journalists experienced a rare inside look at one of the most accomplished and diverse game production facilities in the world.
This is a place where developers of indie titles such as The Unfinished Swan and Journey and big-budget blockbusters such as God of War and Starhawk proudly work shoulder-to-shoulder.
With God of War: Ascension's multiplayer beta en route, the team at Santa Monica Studio wanted to take this opportunity to address PlayStation.Blog readers with the latest details. Read on to learn more about what's in store for the beta!
51w ago - CCP's Eino Joas has outlined war and profit in DUST 514 for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system today.
Below are the details, to quote: The mercenary life is grand, but how do you put the "profit" into intergalactic warfare for fun and profit?
I mean, we all love to see new places (and blow them up) and meet new people (and blow them up), but you're not just doing this for your health. So let's talk about how DUST 514 rewards your effort.
There are three things you can come away with from a battle: money, skill points, and salvage, and here's how you get them:
ISK is the primary currency in the EVE Universe and a necessity for fighting wars. You will earn ISK from each battle you fight. The size of the reward depends on your contribution and the cost of the battle. Those who contribute more are rewarded handsomely, but all mercs are guaranteed a solid income.
A portion of the reward pool for each battle depends on the value of items destroyed in the battle. If the battle saw countless vehicles and expensive prototype gear destroyed, everyone is in for bigger rewards. ISK rewards are calculated as follows for each participant:
Base rewards: Every mercenary receives basic compensation for each battle they fight....
54w ago - Marvel Studios Manager Chris Baker of Licensed Games has shared a video today showcasing Zen Studios' Marvel Pinball: Civil War in action on the PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: For well over two years now, I've had the honor of working with Zen Studios on video pinball tables based on Marvel characters and events. It seems only appropriate that Marvel Pinball: Civil War should release the week of Thanksgiving (as part of PSN's Zen Pinball 2) - 'cause I'm plenty thankful for these guys and everything they've done with Marvel Pinball so far.
Civil War is one of the biggest events ever told in comics, and as you'd suspect, Zen takes representing it in pinball form very seriously. Here are a just a few reasons why you, the fan, will be thankful that's the case...
Whose Side Are You On? No, really... When Zen and Marvel decide what tables to do, it's a truly collaborative process. Sometimes they're Zen's idea initially, sometimes they're ours - it's Avengers-level teamwork, I tell ya!
The idea to do a Civil War table came from us, and with it a mandate: If you choose to do Civil War, you have to let the player decide if he's with Iron Man and Pro-Registration or with Captain America in opposition to the Superhuman Registration Act.