27w ago - Following up on their previous confirmation that the PlayStation 4 / PS4 console won't block used games, some top Sony employees have also responded to the Twitter movement (hashtags #PS4NoDRM and #PS4USEDGAMES) to accept used video games and remove DRM (digital rights management) protection from them.
The movement started (via neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=568033) with the intended goal being to convince Sony not to take the same route as Microsoft with the PS4. They also want people to tell Sony that the PlayStation 4 should be region free and have free online play.
Below are some excerpts from some high-ranking Sony staffers revealing that the company is listening to consumers and gamers alike, as follows:
John Koller, the head of Sony Hardware Marketing commented (twitter.com/jpkoller): This is why I love PlayStation fans- the passion bucket overflows #playstation
While Nick Accordino, an SCEA producer, added (twitter.com/Nikoro): Humbled by the outpouring of passionate PlayStation fans and their willingness to talk to us directly. Please know that we hear you. <3
To quote: I've ported (and totally re written) Super Pixel Jumper to PS3! It's a ridiculously old game of mine that I actually made originally for GP2X and then ported to Wii.
It's a score based platformer with constant forward motion. It starts out slow but the speed of the game will increase (as will your score) as long as you avoid contact with the brighter colored blocks. Your high score is automatically saved.
Use the left and right directional buttons to move and the X button to jump.
To quote: Hi guys, it’s been hard finding time for the ps3 with so much going on at work and home, that’s the reason i decided to release the pointman beta as a (poc). wish I had more time to complete it and polish it, another reason is that the PS4 is around the corner, and I’m also making a pc game.
Pointman: the Akkadian Wars The game is a throwback to 80′s and 90′s styling and music, all of it was built for you guys as a proof of concept that with some time and creativity cool things can be accomplished. This game will run in CFWs 3.55 and 4.xx. There will be bugs!
Powerups are mostly disabled, and there’s a glitch on some textures loading, but it’s rare. I do a small homage to the scene in the credits, but you’ll have to finish the level first, good luck with that... lol, forget about HARD mode, even I can’t finish it, so use EASY.
If you let the MAIN MENU run, you’ll get to see the story, 80′s style.
28w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro is here with this weeks PlayStation Plus updates with include Germinator and Pinball Arcade free alongside a PS Plus GameStop deal below.
To quote: Before we jump into the gaming content for PlayStation Plus this week, we wanted to let you guys in on a deal we've got cooking for new or existing PS Plus members.
Exclusive to GameStop stores, buy a 1 year PS Plus membership and get $10 in PSN cash to use on the PlayStation Store!
You'll get it right when you buy the 1 year Plus membership at GameStop; how's that for instant gratification? You have until June 20th to take advantage of this deal. So whether you've been thinking about checking out PS Plus, or are an Instant Game Collection vet, you'll want to hop on this deal.
With that said, we've got a ton of stuff to cover this week including two (two!) games coming to the Instant Game Collection: the addictive puzzler Germinator, and the wonderful pinball experience that is Pinball Arcade.
You'll also find new Ultimate Editions on sale, which deliver complete editions of big titles you may have missed with all of their DLC at a reduced price; especially so for...
29w ago - Insomniac Games Community Lead James Stevenson shared some new Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault updates today for both PS3 and PS Vita users below.
To quote: Hey everyone! We're excited to share a lot of news with you about Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault. Whether you are looking for a new multiplayer map, waiting for your PS Vita download, or excited about Deadlocked HD, there's something in this update for you, so read on!
First, thank you for your patience as you've awaited the PS Vita version of Full Frontal Assault. Our friends at Sony and Tin Giant have been working hard to deliver a version of the game that lives up to your expectations. The good news is that the game is complete, and will be released on the PSN Store on May 21st.
Furthermore, we know many of you are excited about Deadlocked HD, which we are including as a bonus thank you for your patience on the PS Vita release. The fine folks at Sony and Idol Minds are wrapping it up, we are expecting it to be available soon.
For those of you with the retail copy of FFA, you'll be able to download Deadlocked HD as well as the Vita version of FFA to your PS3 and transfer to your PS Vita.
You can do this by accessing the "Disc Benefits" option on May 21st. If you downloaded FFA, the PS...