273w ago - Per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store) today:
Hey, everyone. It's time again for the PLAYSTATION Store weekly update.
WipEout HD ($19.99)
It was there back at the beginning and now it's taking the franchise into the future: WipEout HD is set to deliver 1080p High Definition visuals running at a breathtaking 60-frames-per-second. WipEout HD features a selection of the best tracks taken from previous versions of the franchise, meticulously crafted and fully reworked to showcase the processing power of PS3. Available exclusively on PSN.
File sizes: 997 MB
Burnout Paradise PSN ($29.99)
Welcome to Paradise City, the ultimate driving playground. Burnout Paradise is set in a vast open-world, filled with events and challenges that will push your driving and riding skills to the limit. So grab your first set of wheels and head on out into the city; what happens next is completely up to you.
File sizes: 3.24 GB
GEON Emotions ($9.99)
Geon is a fast moving arcade game where players race to collect pellets and deposit them in the opponent's goal to "score". Experience the intense rush of playing against friends and family in multiplayer split screen or play online against opponents or team up and...
273w ago - Valve are among the most respected and successful game developers of recent history. With a string of uber-successful titles franchises such as Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Portal and in the future the highly anticipated Left 4 Dead.
Add to that what is arguably the most used and reliable digital distribution system, Steam, and you have a very desirable business partner.
Which is a shame for PS3 owners. If you are a fan of any of these games, combining that with a love of the Sony console means that something has had to give. That comprimise has come in the shape of EA. GamerChip examines the implications of this predicament and why poorer versions of these great games are set to continue for Playstation gamers.
Looking at the history of Valve products, The brilliant Orange Box had to be handed over to EA to even get a version for the PS3. A lack of any development team in Valve gives a fairly clear indication of their priorities and resulted in a pretty dissapointing port. While this was appreciated by the consoles owners, the port suffered from unique issues, such as dropped frame rates and inconvenient load times. The polish and talent that created the original games never had the chance to give the PS3 version the spit and polish that is their trademark.
273w ago - Level-5, an independent video game developer and publisher based in Fukuoka, Japan has announced a new game called Ushiro for the Sony PlayStation Portable.
According to the latest Famitsu magazine, its release date is scheduled for next year in Japan.
Details thus far:
- Horror RPG where a shinigami clings on behind people that have exhausted their lives to experience their lives.
- As a shinigami you observe, possess, and fulfill the wishes of the person you're attached to.
- There's a scene where you fight a monster that is an embodiment of a person's malice.