148w ago - Creative Director Marcus Smith has officially confirmed today at GamesCom 2010 that Resistance 3 from Insomniac Games is coming exclusively to PS3 alongside a video teaser!
To quote: Wearing my new hat as the Creative Director on Resistance 3, I wanted to stop by and finally announce the game that Kombo.com has dubbed, "the worst-kept secret in gaming."
We were very excited to finally OFFICIALLY announce Resistance 3 at the PlayStation press conference at gamescom in Cologne, Germany. While we aren't revealing too much at this time, we did want to share this live-action teaser that should set the mood for what's to come.
We won't be gone for too long -- the team has been hard at work over the last two years developing Resistance 3, and we're excited to have extra time to ensure that this game lives up to the expectations we've all got for it.
149w ago - Today PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe has revealed some exclusive extras for PlayStation Plus members, which includes early access to buy PS One classic Tomb Raider this coming Monday.
To quote: Hi Guys, as promised we have some little mid month exclusive extras for all you Plus members.
I'm sure you will have already seen the Mafia 2 demo in the Plus section from Tuesday. Hopefully you are all enjoying it and are eagerly awaiting the full Blu-ray Disc game coming later this month.
Wednesday saw the launch of Pixel Junk Racers '2nd Lap', exclusively for Plus members, 2 weeks before the actual release date. If you already have Pixel Junk Racer then this new version of the game with added extras is totally free to download.
And if you haven't experienced the mayhem yet, then you can download this new version of the game with a Plus member-only, exclusive, 20% discount - well worth a try.
And finally, after the weekend we will be dropping another little treat into the Plus section. On Monday Plus members will have exclusive early access to buy the PS One cult classic Tomb Raider; two weeks before it goes live to the rest of PlayStation...
149w ago - Today SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team has announced that PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to check out an exclusive 24-hour advanced preview of the Mafia II PS3 Demo for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: Okays, listen up ya clowns, we gotta talk a little business over here.
We got an offer all yous wiseguys with your fancy PlayStation Plus subscriptions can't refuse.
See, from tomorrow mornin' we'll be pushin' you the brand new demo for 2K Games' Mafia II through Automatic Downloads - and because we're reasonable guys over here, we're gonna make it available to download right from the PlayStation Store too - just go find it in the PlayStation Plus section, download it, ba da bing, ba da boom, you got yourself a good way to spend some time, ah?
Me and the Capo, Big Mikey, paid those 2K Games guys a visit last week for a little 'hands-on' time with the demo and we think you guys are gonna have yourselves a good time.
There's a little chit-chat, a little shootin'... ah, we don't need to go into all that, you go see for your own self, capische?
Ain't got no Plus subscription? Well why tha heck not? Jamooks! Well, as a personal favour from us...
150w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared details today on Mafia II's PS3-exclusive DLC dubbed The Betrayal of Jimmy.
To quote: Last month, the name "Jimmy's Vendetta" leaked out, along with a list of PlayStation 3 Trophies that appeared to be from the previously-confirmed PS3-exclusive Mafia II downloadable content.
As it turns out, that DLC will be coming down the line. Before Jimmy can get going on that vendetta - he's got to be double-crossed. That, as it turns out, is the source material for The Betrayal of Jimmy DLC, available at free at launch, exclusively for the PS3 version of Mafia II.
The Betrayal of Jimmy is almost an arcade-style take on the Mafia II experience. The team took the most fun elements from the game: shooting, driving, stealing, etc in a open world, and made it a point-based romp, complete with leaderboards.
It's all about fast cars, blowing stuff up, hitting top speeds, and really taking advantage of the open city. If Mafia II is an expansive story, then The Betrayal of Jimmy is instant gratification.
Unlike in the main Mafia II storyline, you'll rack up points for drifting, high speed...
153w ago - Today GameInformer.com (linked above) via JoyStiq has revealed the PS3-exclusive DLC for 2K Games' Mafia II on the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
The game will be set from 1945 to 1955 in Empire Bay, a fictional city based on San Francisco and New York City, with influences from Chicago and Detroit.
Mafia II for PS3 will also feature a completely open-ended game map of 10 square miles. No restrictions are included from the start of the video game, and there will be around 50 vehicles as well as music from the era.
The PS3 Trophies List for the DLC dubbed Jimmy's Vendetta paints a quick portrait of what the PlayStation 3 DLC is about, to quote:
It's what you'd expect from Mafia II: There's a guy named Jimmy involved, and there's plenty of killing and driving.
Bronze Level PS3 Trophies
• First Step: Complete your first mission
• Faster Than Light: Achieve a 10x point multiplier
• Explorer: Drive a total of 1,000 miles in vehicles
• Armament King: Kill your enemies in Jimmy's Vendetta with every weapon...