78w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fabio Santana of Brazil has shared a fresh Final Fantasy XIV PS3 update today including an interview and new details below, as follows:
When it was first launched back in 2010, Final Fantasy XIV for PC was criticized by players and the media, and eventually the planned PS3 version was postponed. Since then, Square Enix decided to reshuffle the leading developers of the game, with Naoki Yoshida now acting as Director and Producer.
His challenge is to helm the 2.0 version of Final Fantasy XIV, which is a re-imagination of the original release. It will mark a new beginning for the game when it gets launched this winter, coinciding with the release of the anticipated PS3 version.
The game was not ready to be demoed publicly at E3 this year, but we got a chance to see a brief live demo behind closed doors of the game still running on a PC. It featured lush visuals, with a richly detailed character running through a forest area with dense vegetation and impressive lighting effects passing through foliage.
It was something we definitely aren't used to see in an MMORPG. "Right now it's optimized for PC. We're about 50% into the development of the PS3 version, but it's pretty much how it's going to look on the console...
78w ago - Sony Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has unveiled the final round and registration information for GT Academy 2012 today.
To quote: It's hard to believe, but the online competition of GT Academy 2012 is quickly coming to a close.
Since May 1st, over 900,000 competitors have driven more than 120,000,000 miles and reattempted 125,000,000 times for their chance to become this year's GT Academy Champion.
If you still haven't started, its not too late, as GT Academy 2012 is still available for free through the PlayStation Store until the end of the competition on June 24th.
With just two weeks left on the clock, the long awaited Rounds 7 and 8 have finally opened, completing the eight-round training program for this year's GT Academy. For those that's been keeping close tabs on the rumor mill, the infamous "Twin Ring Motegi East Short Course" is making it's Gran Turismo debut as the final Round 8, Event 5 - Time Trial race.
For the next two weeks, you must take everything you have learned from the eight-round training program and put it on the line for a top lap time. Remember, this event is only open from June 11, 2012 to June 24, 2012, so make it count!
79w ago - Sega Senior Digital Brand Manager Mai Kawaguchi has shared a video of Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown which is free for PlayStation Plus subscribers alongside Special Offer details below!
To quote: Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is the definitive version of the popular Virtua Fighter 5 series, developed by AM2.
The game introduces two new playable characters, overhauled fighting mechanics and dynamic and interactive fighting arenas. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown also includes console-only features such as a robust Training Mode, eight-player Online Room Match Mode and a match record feature to replay, save, and upload fights.
In its PSN debut, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is $14.99 and each character costume customization DLC pack is $4.99 each at launch, with each pack containing a whopping 600-900 customization items.
Two additional customization bundle packs, one consisting of nine character customization DLC packs and the other with 10 character customization DLC pack, are also available at launch for $14.99 each. Yes, that means there will be thousands of customization items per bundle pack.
However, only on PSN, for two weeks only (from June 6th to June 19th), the Complete...
97w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with the PlayStation Plus February 2012 preview today, which offers a free Simpsons Arcade Game, Far Cry 2, Final Fantasy V and more detailed below!
To quote: February is nearly here, so it's time to have a look at what's coming to PlayStation Plus.
To start, we're excited to bring new release The Simpsons Arcade Game as a free offering for PlayStation Plus subscribers!
Releasing on February 7th, subscribers will be able to relive this classic title remastered in HD, complete with the online four-player cooperative play it's famous for.
To celebrate Valentine's Day, Plus subscribers will have access to download a bonus PS3 full game - Far Cry 2.
You're also going to want to check out the other free games coming throughout the month, including Square Enix's PS one classic Final Fantasy V, two PlayStation minis, six additional PSN games, and the SEGA Genesis Bundle - timed with SEGA's two-week release and sale on the Store put back in Plus just in case anyone missed them.
In the discount department, PlayStation Plus subscribers will want to keep their eyes out for great sales on games like new release...