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Video: PlayStation Eye Chat: Shatter for PSN

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287w ago - Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell shared a PlayStation Eye Chat: Shatter for PSN video interview this weekend.

To quote: The kind folks at developer Sidhe agreed to participate in the PSB's first-ever video interview using the PlayStation Eye. And considering the company resides down in New Zealand, it's just about the only way to get them talking in-person.

Shatter is like Arkanoid on steroids...and we mean that in the most positive way. Here, Managing Director Mario Wynands talks about the game's slick graphics, power-ups and unique push/pull gameplay that makes this PSN game the real deal.

And what do you think of the PS3 Video Chat format via the Eye? Drop a comment and let us know... it could be a great way to conduct interviews with folks from across the globe.




 

inFamous PS3 Facts, Figures & PlayStation Home Space Coming

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287w ago - SCEA Senior Public Relations Specialist Katie Reid has unveiled some inFamous PS3 facts, figures and news of a PlayStation Home Space on the way, as follows:

Ever wonder what goes into the making of a video game? Here are some fun facts regarding the development of their super-hero exclusive, inFAMOUS. We thought we'd go ahead and share a few of our favorites from the issue and also the development team with you!

•In addition to the kitchen espresso, the inFAMOUS team traveled to Starbucks approximately 18,200 times. Two groups of 10 people per day, five days a week.

•There were 10 inFAMOUS babies born during development. One employee had two during that time.





•It took over 70,000 separate art, code and media check-in submissions to make inFAMOUS.

•The inFAMOUS team consumed 17,472 cans of diet Coke and 13,104 cans of diet Pepsi during development.

•There were no less than 14 high rise buildings constructed within 3 blocks of Sucker Punch's offices during the inFAMOUS development cycle.

Here are a few more fun facts about inFAMOUS worth mentioning...

•inFAMOUS is the fastest demo to reach the 1 million milestone on the PlayStation Network.
 

PlayStation Network Video Content Update for June 26, 2009

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287w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has detailed this weekend's PSN video content update, to quote:

Here are this week's new releases and top downloads for the Video Store. This week we've added the following new content:

HD Movies

•Pulse
• Bachelor Man
• Daredevil
• Date Movie
• Date Movie (Unrated)
• I Want Candy
• Inkheart
• Mr. Troop Mom
• Poison Ivy 4: The Secret Society
• Wicker Park

Movies

• Bachelor Man
• I Want Candy
• Inkheart
• Mr. Troop Mom
• Nobody's Fool
• Operation Valkyrie
• Poison Ivy 4: The Secret Society
• Pulse
• The Pink Panther 2
• Waltz With Bashir
• Wicker Park

HD TV Shows

• 4th and Long | Season 1 "Great Sacrifices, Great Rewards"
• Burn Notice | Season 3 "End Run"
• Kings | Season 1 "The Sabbath Queen"
• Rescue Me | Season 5 "Disease"

TV

• 4th and Long | Season 1 "Great Sacrifices, Great Rewards"
• Attack of the Show | Season 2009 "Best of 6/20/09″
• Batman: The Brave and the Bold | Season...
 

Sony's Expanded PlayStation Network May Debut in Spring 2010

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287w ago - According to a [Register or Login to view links], PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai that said the bigger PlayStation Network may debut next Spring.

Sony's CEO Howard Stringer has also dropped hints on the PlayStation Network expansion, which is said to include a broader service, leaping from the PSP and PlayStation 3 to Sony branded televisions and other gadgets.

To quote: The service is said to make Sony devices "talk to each other efficiently," according to Stringer, that it will make it easier to handle digital camera images, edit video, share content and store whatever it is you download from a Sony device.

Fortune also reports that Sony has designs on making acquisitions that would "accelerate the effort," but plans to "start small" and roll out the new PlayStation Network over time.
 

Introducing Hustle Kings for PS3 on PlayStation Network

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287w ago - US Producer Aaron Orsak has introduced Hustle Kings for PS3 today which is coming to Sony's PlayStation Network this winter.

To quote: Hustle Kings is without a doubt the most realistic and, frankly, impressive billiards game I've ever played. As an avid pool player myself, from 8-ball leagues to smoky snooker halls in the UK, I've just gotten used to billiard video games always "missing something"... that "something" is hard to quantify.

But I can honestly say that Hustle Kings gets it completely right! I wasn't yet assigned to the project when a couple of my colleagues and I got our hands on it here around the office. I was initially quite skeptical given my history of video billiard disappointments, thinking it was going to be just another pool game, but after hitting a few shots I was sold.

The amount of ball control is simply astounding, giving the player any and every shot option in the book...from masse shots to subtle swerves and tricky English, you can do anything to the cue ball in Hustle Kings that you can do around a real table.

So the realism was there, but how would the game fare for a more casual gamer? Turns out everyone around the office, from the hardcore to the weekend warrior, to people I've rarely seen play games, found something to...
 
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