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Sony Invites Fans to Party with SingStar in PlayStation Home!

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213w ago - Today Sony European Product Manager Erica Doddato has cordially invited fans to come and party with SingStar in PlayStation Home!

To quote: Have you checked out the new [Register or Login to view links] Rooms in PlayStation Home yet?

Complete with new tracks to get down to on the dance floor and loads more videos on the big screen, the SingStar Rooms have never felt so good.

While you're there, make sure you pay a visit to the SingStar Store, the new designer outlet for SingStar fans, open for business for the first time in PlayStation Home.

To celebrate the release of the two new titles SingStar Dance and SingStar Guitar on PlayStation 3, the SingStar Store is stocking some pretty special costumes.

There's Guitar Guy and Guitar Girl for those who love to rock 'n' roll, and Disco Guy and Disco Girl for people who like to get down with the beat. All these costumers will come with custom walk and dance animations.

These aren't the only new outfits we created for you... head over to the new SingStar Store to discover many more! While you're there, you can also browse through all the SingStar song packs and buy them.

And to top it off, a great new mini-game will await you in the Rooms from 2 December onwards.
 

FluffyLogic's Eat Them! PlayStation 3 Developer Diary: Part Two

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213w ago - FluffyLogic Producer Ana Kronschnabl has shared part two today in their ongoing Eat Them! PlayStation 3 developer diary series.

To quote: So where are we? Well we have obviously done a fair amount of the game, since we demoed it at E3. Prior to this point we had spent a lot of time getting the basic structures of the game in place.

We use Sony's 3D engine [Register or Login to view links] as the basis - it's a great engine and it gives us the important nuts and bolts of a game system, which frees us up to focus on making special graphical effects and gameplay.

One of these is the cartoon -shader effect which we have spent a fair amount of time developing and refining. We are using it to create the game's distinctive visual style. This was a time consuming process that involved our main graphics programmer and a couple of artists working together, trying to get the art tools into the PlayStation 3 and looking good.

The basic system takes the 3D models of the landscape and the monsters and draws a black line around them, as if they are flat on the page like a comic drawing. What makes it a complex process is that it's not a flat drawing, it's a 3D world that moves constantly, so our graphics tools have to draw this look on the...
 

ModNation Racers PS3 Carnival Parts Pack and Progressive Kart

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213w ago - SCEA San Diego Studios Community Manager Ramone Russell has announced today that a ModNation Racers PS3 Carnival Parts Pack and Progressive Kart will arrive as part of next week's update.

To quote: The Carnival is coming to town!

Coming to PSN next Tuesday is the Carnival Parts Pack. The Carnival pack features a new group of 13 "Big Top" themed track parts to make new tracks or just make amazing tracks even better.

Dodge clowns, get big air with Bounce Pads, and jump over or "through" a Ferris wheel – The Carnival Pack lets you do it all.

Included in the Carnival Pack are 13 parts listed below.

Scene Props

• Jumbo Donut
• Fun House
• Big Top Tent
• Three different Carnival Tents

Dynamic Props

• Pop Up Clown Blocker
• Ferris Wheel
• Salt and Peeper
• Log Roll
• Bounce Pad

Track Props

• Ticket Booth
• Milk Bottle

Progressive Kart available for free next week!

We've got another special item coming to ModNation Racers next Tuesday courtesy of the fine folks at [Register or Login to view links]. The Progressive Kart will be available on the PSN for free starting next...
 

Video: God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP - First Reviews Are In!

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215w ago - SCEA's Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has confirmed today that God of War: Ghost of Sparta for PSP is now available and announced that the video game's first reviews are in.

To quote: Today is the day you've been waiting for! Kratos plunges onto the PSP with [Register or Login to view links], a technologically sophisticated action tour-de-force.

Don't take our word for it - the critics have spoken and they are ecstatic. Get a sneak peek at the first wave of reviews below.

10 / 10 - GOLD Award
"Sparta offers an immersive experience on par with many of the best PS3 games." - [Register or Login to view links]

9.5 / 10 - Editor's Choice
"Absolutely the best-looking game on the PSP thus far." - [Register or Login to view links]

Kotaku Editor's Choice
"God of War: Ghost of Sparta is a palm-sized epic video game." - [Register or Login to view links]





Pre-Order Voucher Redeem and PSPgo Owners

Now, for those that pre-ordered through any...
 

Video: God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP Game Directors Live

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215w ago - SCEA Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has shared a video today spotlighting God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP game directors live.

To quote: We are only one day away from the release of [Register or Login to view links].

For those that pre-ordered, make sure you don't forget to visit the PlayStation Store to download your DLC bundle, and get an exclusive look at the God of War Game Directors Live video.

Note: You'll be able to redeem your DLC voucher on PSN starting tomorrow, November 2nd at 5:00pm PST.

Earlier this year, over 150 of our PlayStation.Blog & Spartan Army community members were treated to an unfiltered, non-censored, no-holds-barred interview discussion with the entire cast of God of War Game Directors.

What was the alternate ending that Stig Asmussen and David Jaffe explored for [Register or Login to view links]? How did Cory Barlog go from Lead Animator to Game Director? What about the biggest challenge for Ru Weerasuiya and Dana Jan as the Game Director for the portable experience?

Find this out and more by pre-ordering God of War: Ghost of Sparta!

Here's a behind-the-scenes look of God of War Game Director's Live with our Senior Social...
 
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