182w ago - SCEE's Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has revealed that FevaArena is going global alongside London Pub updates this week in PlayStation Home.
To quote: This week we get into the full spirit of the World Cup, opening the doors on the "Global Lounge". In a PlayStationHome first, visitors from all four Home regions will mingle in the same space to discuss the World Cup and partake in games and special events.
Moving on from football, the folks at VeeMee have something special for owners of The London Pub this week. Based on popular feedback from the community when The London Pub was first released in January, the Darts mini-game included in the space will be updated this week - for free! - with an all-new game mode: Killer. Invite your friends to your local to check out this new Darts rules set!
Keen on a disco party? This week we're releasing the perfect disco furniture set from Lockwood! Consisting of the Animated Disco Rig, Laser Light Show stand, large Flashing Disco Floor, and Multi-colour Helium Balloons, and Blue Neon Sofa you'll have all the tools you need to create an amazing light show in your personal space or clubhouse. Not happy with merely lighting up your space? Pick up the glowing yellow shoes or animated glowing equaliser shirt for your avatar!
201w ago - SCEA Product Marketing Manager Jefferson Dong has announced today that Heavy Rain has gone gold, and revealed that a PS3 demo is coming on February 11, 2010.
To quote: It's official! Heavy Rain has now gone gold in North America and is off to manufacturing. This PlayStation 3 exclusive, psychological thriller will be available at retail on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 (mark it on your calendar).
Don't forget to pre-order your copy now so you will receive the first chapter of Heavy Rain Chronicles (upcoming downloadable-only episodes for Heavy Rain) at no cost, and you'll be able to download the first chapter once you've picked up your copy of Heavy Rain.
Otherwise, all others will need to pay $4.99 per chapter and won't be able to download until a month later – more info to come on Heavy Rain Chronicles.
In addition, we are also confirming that the Heavy Rain demo will be available in North America on Thursday, February 11, 2010 (mark it on your calendar) for download from the PlayStation Store.
The demo will allow players to play two chapters from Heavy Rain, featuring Norman Jayden, an FBI agent brought in to help local authorities track...
211w ago - Today Atlus' Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has announced that 3D Dot Game Heroes is going retro on PS3 this coming May and shared a launch trailer (below).
To quote: Many words and terms are frequently thrown around in relation to classic gaming: retro, old school, and so forth.
Often, games will be referred to as throwbacks, praised for their ability to induce nostalgia and capture the magic of the golden era of gaming. But really, what does "retro," or any of those terms for that matter, really mean in reference to a game?
That the game manages to accurately capture the look of a classic title or genre? The sound? The feel? Does it more effectively evoke memories of childhood for the gamer than other games? Does it shun complexity in favor of simplicity?
We ask the question because it's at the heart of our latest game (we're Atlus, by the way, publishers of SMT: Nocturne, SMT: Persona 4, and the sleeper hit of 2009, Demon's Souls).
3D Dot Game Heroes for PlayStation 3 is the ultimate love-letter to retro gamers, the definitive homage to the action-adventure legends we all grew up with.
221w ago - SCEA Marketing Manager Asad Qizilbash has announced today that Uncharted 2 for PS3 has officially gone gold! To quote:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has officially gone gold in North America! That means only 32 days until it hits store shelves. I couldn't be more proud of the teams at Naughty Dog and Sony who have put their lives on hold to make a truly exceptional game.
If you can't wait until October 13th, SCEA and Sony Electronics have partnered to produce four exclusive "sneak peek" events that bring UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves to the big screen before launch.
At these VIP events, attendees will join Naughty Dog in a night of food, fun and Multiplayer tournaments with the chance to win lots of cool prizes–including the Fortune Hunter Edition.
Attendees will also have the chance to play UNCHARTED 2 on the ultimate high definition big screen, powered by Sony Electronics 4K digital cinema technology, which provides image resolution four times greater than any high-definition consumer television out there.
Sony Electronics is working with major theaters across the country to create "digital destinations", pairing 4K digital cinema technology with enhanced services and amenities, such as food, sporting events and music, to create an unprecented...
The battle and job systems will be different than the one previously used in Final Fantasy XI, which utilized experience points, and that the character races and monsters will resemble those found in Final Fantasy XI to allow players to create avatars similar to ones created in Final Fantasy XI.
Group play has been de-emphasized, and now solo and group play have been balanced... while weapon use will alter "character development".
The Web site contains new screenshots, a trailer and details on the game world's storyline, locations and races. There's also a brief overview of the game's mechanics, including the various skillsets a player can specialize in.
For those curious, Final Fantasy XIV will be heading to Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows in 2010.