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Sony Announces PlayStation Home Update v1.75 Arrives with Love

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83w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's Mia Wall announced that PlayStation Home update v1.75 arrives with love today!

To quote: PS Home will briefly be offline from 8.00am GMT on Wednesday 13th February for routine maintenance. Here's what to expect after the update...

First up, this week sees the arrival of the 1.75 Home client update. Check out details of the patch notes here. We've also made some changes to the layout of the Home Navigator, so it's easier to find the best content and you can directly access stores.

Valentine Event

Love is in the air, and a romantic stir has taken over Pier Park. Everything from the full moon to love-themed mini-games help set the mood, including a kissing booth to open only on Valentine's Day, 14th February.

The Casino

You'll be breaking hearts with the new Lucky Fountain reward. The Hearts Bra will be available just in time for Valentines. Head to The Casino, toss a chip or two into the fountain, and get this reward for this special day!

Digital Leisure have doubled the limit in Craps, so now you can bet 400 chips at once! The stakes are now higher for those who want to feel the rush of rolling the dice.

Lockwood

Extra-terrestrial declarations...
 

Video: Sony Announces Everyone Sing Arrives on PSN Tuesday

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86w ago - OG International Producer David Wiltshire has announced today that Everyone Sing arrives on PSN Tuesday with a video trailer below.

To quote: Everyone Sing launches Tuesday on PSN, featuring 35 tracks from top artists including Nicki Minaj, The Wanted, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessie J, Michael Buble and loads more!

Everyone Sing supports up to four microphones and multiple party modes including Pass the Bomb, Group Mode, Know Your Song and more, you can throw the perfect party with your friends and family.

Every song has a different treatment to support one to four players, so every time you sing it you'll get a new experience. And with lead and backing singer breakdowns included, you can still join in even if you don't feel like Mariah or Madonna.

Everyone Sing's Group Mode allows you to form your own singing group with your friends and compete in a series of rounds to eventually become the ultimate singing group.

There are 10 rounds, each increasing in difficulty and featuring some of the game's best songs. For the first five rounds, you must impress the three judges in order to progress. Then you hit the big time performing in concerts where you must impress your ever-growing legion of fans!

• Everyone Party helps you get the party started...
 

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Arrives on PlayStation Vita Today

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91w ago - Just Add Water CEO Stewart Gilray announced that Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD arrives on PlayStation Vita today!

To quote: What can a small team achieve in 10 months? How about porting a classic Oddworld console game to the PS Vita!

The heroes at JAW beavered away since the launch of the handheld in February 2012 to bring you the most the console has to offer.

PS Vita users might still be waiting for the chance to play Munch, but just in time for the holidays, here's Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD. We're bringing an enhanced version of the much-loved classic to PlayStation Store later today.

Like the PS3 version before it, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD features high-quality graphical assets, better textures and high poly models. But this isn't a lazy port... The game makes use of PS Vita's touchscreen and rear touchpad for added controls and runs at the native screen resolution to give you a genuine Vita experience.

The game sees you take the role of the mysterious bounty hunter Stranger on a mission to clean up the Oddworld's Wild West. So what if you happen to profit from it, right? After all, the money is needed for important surgery!

Gameplay features a unique ammo system that's live... literally! From the wisecracking Chippunks to the ferocious...
 

Video: Sportsfriends: Pass the Hokra - PSN Preview Arrives

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94w ago - Creator Ramiro Corbetta has introduced Sportsfriends: Hokra today complete with a PSN preview video for fans below.

To quote: I'm Ramiro Corbetta, creator of Hokra, one of the four games that make up Sportsfriends.

If you don't know about Sportsfriends, it's a compendium of four super fun local multiplayer games that's coming to PSN in 2013. Over the last couple of weeks, two of the other designers involved in Sportsfriends spoke about their games (you can read about Noah Sasso's BaraBariBall and about Bennett Foddy's Super Poler Riders), and today I get to write about my game.

Hokra is a minimalist sports game for two teams of two players. Players score points by holding the balls in the goals of their color on the corners of the screen. This video I did with Kotaku does a great job of explaining the basics of the game:





The rules are quite simple, but the game has a lot of depth to it. Even though I have played it for innumerable hours, I'm still finding new techniques and strategies when I play against expert competition.

When I started working on Hokra, I wasn't exactly making a game. I had been playing lots of FIFA, and like many other people, my favorite part of the game is...
 

Video: XCM MaxFire FPS Converter for XBox 360 Demo Arrives

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97w ago - The XCM Team is back today with a demo video of their new [Register or Login to view links] accessory which is compatible with XBox 360 and PS3 wired controllers, wired and wireless mouse and keyboards for all XBox 360 versions including the XBox 360 Slim.

Below are the details from their official site and demo video, as follows:

Maxfire FPS Converter

Functions and features:

  • Compatible with XBox 360 wired headset (communicate with other players while playing online, not just with your team)
  • You are able to set multi-key functions into one key. Simply click this key to execute the special game mode, like drop aim, drop shot, active reload, auto burst, etc.
  • Automatic matching with newer different type of mouses and keyboards (wireless or wired), compatibility rate up to 99%
  • If connecting to the USB hub with 4 wired controllers plugged in, you are able to divide/share the controller's control command to the other 3 controllers. The Maxfire FPS converter can support up to 10 USB accessories plugged in, so you can share the controller's control command to your partners, friends or family. Have more fun!
  • It also works with single USB nano-receiver for both mouse and keyboard.

 
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