29w 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...
30w 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...
30w ago - Lab Zero Games CEO Peter Bartholow announced that Skullgirls color DLC are incoming today complete with some new characters as outlined below.
To quote: Since Skullgirls was released last year, our fans have loved the flexibility our powerful 3D engine provides us when it comes to character color palettes and have been clamoring for more. So we're happy to announce that after a long wait, Skullgirls will finally be getting DLC character color packs today!
Each character color pack is $1 and contains four new color palettes. We're also offering a bundle of all 8 color packs, which can be purchased for the discounted price of $5.
So, let's take a look at the character packs - chances are some of these new color schemes will seem awfully familiar, as we created them with extensive fan feedback.
31w ago - Sony Digital Distribution Senior Manager Pierre Gravereau announced today that a new Indie Games Category is coming to PlayStation Store today.
To quote: With innovative gaming experiences now more diverse than ever, PlayStation and Sony Network Entertainment are proud to stand behind indie-led development with the introduction of a new PlayStation Store "Indie Games" category coming later today.
This category builds on the support that PlayStation has offered independent developers in the effort to highlight some of the most unique gaming experiences on PlayStation platforms.
Most recently, we released four stellar independently developed games during our recent Spring Fever event on the PlayStation Store. We also showcased upcoming PS3 and PS Vita games from indie developers along with highlighting two new games coming to the PS4 during our recent Indie Arcade at GDC.
This new category will house all of our latest indie titles in one convenient place.
Be on the lookout for some of our greatest hits, including surreal puzzle title Unfinished Swan and award-winning PSN exclusive Journey.
You can also find some of our newest indie games such as the colorful Metroidvania-style PSN game Guacamelee!...
31w ago - Frapefrukt Games' Martin Jonasson showcased Rymdkapsel today, covering the minimalist space strategy and you with details below.
To quote: A year ago, I started making a game about a space station. I wanted to make a game that had all the fun parts of an RTS but none of the fiddly, stressful bits. The more I removed, the better the game became and that's how Rymdkapsel came into being.
Rymdkapsel is a game about building your station; imagine a real time strategy game where you don't have to worry about ever leaving the cozy comforts of your home base.
It's not all smooth sailing though, when your base grows bigger as does your need for space and resources. All this expansion will surely attract the attention of the dreaded enemy. This leaves you with the task of balancing your quest for expansion with the safety of a small, tight, structure.
The philosophy of less is more goes on right through the entire game. This idea of removing-to-make-better isn't a new one for sure, it's something I've been exploring in many prototypes for years.
I've made a one button dungeon crawler (glorg), an implementation of Tetris that only requires one dimensional touch input and a crazy tower defense that lets you skip around in time to get to the fun bits faster.