11w ago - Sony London Studio Producer Nathan Baseley has confirmed today that Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler will be out this May with a new trailer available below.
To quote: Hello everyone, we're really pleased to announce that Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler will be crawling its way into shops as of May 2013.
The game is shaping up to be fantastic, and there are several characters we would like to introduce you to. You might be familiar with our hero, Diggs - and here he is in full sleuth mode with our brand new neon art.
Throughout the game, Diggs is up against the Three Little Pigs - a group of highly disorganised police officials in Library City. They aren't the best at crime-solving, so our hero's skills are put to the test whilst dealing with their bumbling ways:
Stay tuned for more on Diggs over the coming weeks - we have a series of developer diaries in the pipeline.
11w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman is here with an interview and videos of Jim Ryan and Michael Denny discussing the upcoming PS4 / PlayStation 4 console.
To quote: After last week's big PS4 announcement, our intrepid Blog manager Fred Dutton conducted a fascinating interview with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe President and CEO Jim Ryan and Senior VP of Worldwide Studios Michael Denny.
Though PS4's price, release date and form factor haven't yet been revealed, Jim and Michael provide some valuable insight into the inspiration behind PS4 - as well as how European World Wide Studios teams like Guerrilla Games, Evolution Studios, and Media Molecule are leading the charge into the next generation of gaming.
PlayStation.Blog: Why did we settle on February 20th, 2013 to announce PlayStation 4?
Jim Ryan: Well, we fixed on the launch window - Holiday 2013. Once that decision was made you have to work back from there and really the main factor is the availability of some great games to share with the world. Once it became clear that we had large number of exciting games to share, this window around 20th February became...
11w ago - Sony Junior Product Manager Marta Boullon has shared a new video trailer today dubbed Bentley Loses It for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time below.
To quote: We're only one month away from has put together a fun introduction to the brainiac of Sly's motley crew - Bentley!
He's a skilled strategist and tactician, with an uncanny ability to build intriguing gadgets but even Bentley can come unstuck and require assistance.
It seems in his quest to build a time machine - a vital tool to travel back in time and uncover the mystery of the disappearing Thievius Raccoonus and save Sly's ancestors - Bentley has had to resort to a helpline.
With a phone robot to contend with who knows what will come of the time machine and the fate of the Cooper family's ancient book of master thievery.
11w ago - Today Kotaku reports that Sony's PlayStation 4 / PS4 console is rumored to use real names for online gaming.
Below are the details, to quote: "Among the bits of information dropped during last week's PlayStation 4 announcement was this from PS4 lead architect Mark Cerny, as he discussed the system's enhanced social features:
"With the PlayStation 4 we are transitioning to a friends network based on real world friends. We'll keep around the alias and icon used in today's multiplayer matches. These are great to have when anonymity is important. But most of the new social dimension to PS4 will be interacting with friends using real names and profile pictures most likely seeded from your existing social network."
Some crucial-sounding words in there: "Alias." "Real names." "Profile pictures." "Anonymity." But what exactly does all that mean? Like so many other things introduced at the PS4 event, it's not entirely clear.
Since its inception, the PlayStation Network has for the most part been a gateway to buying content and a loose way to connect with your friends to play games. But Sony appears set to turn their service into much more of a "proper" social network. And parts of that social network are going to involve your real name.
11w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman has shared a video today recapping the PS4 / PlayStation 4 announcement featuring some of PlayStation's Top Game Creators below today.
To quote: One week ago, PlayStation 4 was announced in New York City in a presentation streamed by more than 12 million gamers.
We met the new DualShock 4 controller, soaked up some impressive hardware specs and services, and watched a barrage of upcoming PS4 games, from inFAMOUS: Second Son to Bungie's new title Destiny.
During the presentation, Lead System Architect Mark Cerny remarked that the PS4 was made "by game creators, for game creators."
To test that theory, we met with two of PlayStation's top game creators, SCE World Wide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida and SCEA World Wide Studios Senior Vice President Scott Rohde, to see which of PS4′s new features has them most inspired.