Video: Sony Unveils PlayStation Home Redesign Tour Trailer

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129w ago - Sony PlayStation Home Director Jack Buser has unveiled a PlayStation Home redesign tour trailer today, which spotlights new content including games, genre-based districts and more below.

To quote: As you might recall from my previous post, I revealed the big plans we had in store for a complete redesign of PlayStation Home- including a brand new Hub, genre-based districts, Total Game Integration, and a new questing system that turns Home itself into a game.

Now that we're getting close to launch, I thought the best way to show off all the new features we've packed into the upcoming new core experience would be to give you a tour of the redesign. Check out the below video for a rundown on some of the most exciting new features you'll be experiencing soon in PlayStation Home:





As you can see, PlayStation Home's new genre-based districts include a number of diverse and exclusive games that cater to players' different interests and styles.

For example, in the Action District, you'll be able to enjoy the free and exclusive first-person shooter game that runs inside Home itself,...
 

Video: InFamous: Festival of Blood with PlayStation Move Demo

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129w ago - On this Halloween day Sucker Punch Productions Game Director Nate Fox has shared a video demonstrating InFamous: Festival of Blood with the PlayStation Move motion controller.

To quote: The response so far to inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood has been amazing, and we're thrilled people are enjoying Cole's new horror-themed adventure.

Just to add some digital chocolate to your Halloween haul we're putting up an insider movie to show off the coolest powers and enemies you'll go up against in inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood.

On top of that PlayStation Move is now part of the inFAMOUS world. You can play inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood with PS Move...and coming soon you will be able to play inFAMOUS 2 with Move as well via a free update. So check out the video and have a freaktastic Happy Halloween.

Stay tuned to infamousthegame.com and join our forums on SuckerPunch.com for future updates on inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood.




 

Videos: Spooky PS3 Halloween Themes from The Studio Demos

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129w ago - Sony PS Vita European Product Manager Adam Grant has shared some video demos today of spooky PS3 Halloween themes from The Studio below.

To quote: Here is an update of the latest Themes from The Studio that were released this week on the PlayStation Store.

The Studio brings to PlayStation a collection of Static and Dynamic Themes for PS3 and PSP from some of the world's greatest artists to create one of the best showcases of digital art anywhere in the world and they are all available for you to download.

We have partnered with Studio Output, one of the world's most tuned-in creative design and production companies, to help us curate The Studio collection and ensure only the finest offerings in everything from urban street art to illustration are included.

To get you in the mood before Halloween next week, this week's release celebrates all things dark and creepy, with wondering zombies, looming monster heads and eerie ghouls ready to haunt your XMB.





Zombies in the City is a Dynamic Theme by KOA. Behind the name KOA hides Olivier Cramm, an illustrator drawing incessantly, feeding on ink, paint and of course the Japanese food that he loves to cook.

Sometimes juggling...
 

Video: Corpse Party and the Psychology of Horror on PSP

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129w ago - XSEED Localization Specialist Tom Lipschultz has posted up a video today spotlighting Corpse Party and the Psychology of Horror on Sony's PSP handheld console.

To quote: We love to be scared. There's something so primal and universal about fear, and a good horror story can really bring out the best of it, making our hearts race and our minds veer toward the darkest recesses of the human psyche. And we just keep going back for more!

Yet by the same token, horror has become so passe that we barely even react when we encounter imagery of skeletons, zombies, witches, bats, vampires and ghouls. True primal fear is hard to come by in the modern world, and this applies to video games as well.

When you hear the term "horror game," what's the first thing that pops into your mind? Probably "zombies" since that seems to characterize much of the horror genre nowadays.

Most modern horror games assault you with wave after wave of zombies, and you can typically one-shot them back to their graves. They may look scary, but when's the last time you were actually frightened in a zombie shooter game?

Maybe you had an exciting time playing one, and jumped at a handful of startling moments, but the mere fact that you're able to defend yourself - that you have a means of fighting...
 

PlayStation Plus November Sneak Peek, Jurassic Park Game Free

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129w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with a sneak peek of PlayStation Plus content for November, which includes free Hydrophobia Prophecy and Jurassic Park: The Game with 1 year of PlayStation Plus.

To quote: It's time once again to have a look at upcoming PlayStation Plus content! PlayStation Plus is a subscription service that gives you access to free games, discounts on new and classic titles, and access to exclusive features of the network, all for just over $4 a month.

And this November, we're rolling out access to amazing content that you'll want to be a part of. To learn more about this, or get access to PlayStation Plus, either click here, or go the PlayStation Store on your PS3 console and go to the PlayStation Plus category.

Starting 11/1, enjoy free access to Hydrophobia Prophecy! Note that this is day and date with the release of the game. Free for the entire month for Plus subscribers, this action adventure uses the power of HydroEngine - the world's first fluid dynamics engine for games - to engage in mind blowing flow combat and incredible physics based puzzles.

This is also the definitive version of this title complete with PlayStation Move support, a redone backstory, a dramatic new ending, improved voice acting, and a...
 







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