142w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video preview of Valkyria Chronicles II, which hits PSP and PSPgo handhelds today online and via UMD.
To quote: Every time we post anything on Valkyria Chronicles, someone pipes up about how they never got past Chapter 7 in the first game.
That battle threw a late-level boss and a massive (but by no means the game's massive-est) tank at you - at the same time. It separated the men from the boys, if you will, and if you beat that chapter, you probably went on to beat the entire game.
SEGA has heard your pleas. In Valkyria Chronicles II - out today - you can bring a friend or 3 for the ride. I tried out the multiplayer recently, and it didn't behave how I'd expect; even though this is a turn-based Strategy RPG, the you and your colleagues move at the same time, in real time. SEGA's Aaron Webber tells us more:
142w ago - FirstPlay Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has posted up a preview today of FirstPlay Episode 22 for Sony's PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: Having briefly considered mounting a campaign to abolish Mondays and have three-day weekends forever, I'm back in work after the bank holiday to tell you about the next episode of FirstPlay.
Episode 22 is up on the Store from Wednesday, and this week features an all-new hands-on with LittleBigPlanet 2, the second part of our big PlayStation Move playtest, and a preview of Ubisoft's under-the-radar strategy contender, RUSE. Oh, and a chat with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president Andrew House.
On top of that we've got an online review of our surprise summer favourite, Singularity, a round-up of PS one classics, and a look at the best fighting games available from PlayStation Store. And to round everything off we've got screenshot galleries of FIFA 11, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, new Bond title 007 Blood Stone and the twisted fairytale, Alice: The Madness Returns.
All of which gives you over half an hour's worth of HD games coverage and info for just 99p, or as low as 75p if you take out a 90-day subscription for £8.99. See the Future of PS3. First.
143w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has unveiled a preview of FirstPlay Episode 21 today for PlayStation 3, which arrives on PSN this Wednesday.
To quote: Coming up in episode 21 of FirstPlay this Wednesday we have a review of scuzzy crime sequel Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, as well as a Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow hands-on with all-new footage, and a preview of the PlayStation Move's launch line-up.
On top of that we've got a review of super-addictive PSN car-scrapper TNT Racers, a look at Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company's recent DLC, a round-up of the latest PSP comics releases and a look back at what made the original Dead Space so scary.
Oh, and we've also got our regular selection of screenshots, this week including Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock, Operation Flashpoint: Red River, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011.
All of this comes at our regular price of 99p per episode, which works out at less than 75p if you take out a 90-day subscription for £8.99.
144w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has posted up a preview video today of the Pulse 8/17 Edition, which is now available on PSN.
To quote: The latest edition of PULSE, presented by the PlayStation Network, hits PlayStation Store later today in full HD and for your PSP system. You can also catch it right here, right now:
This edition features Scott Pilgrim, Shank, 'Marvel-ous LittleBigPlanet' add-ons, along with the Top 10 Avatars available.
There's also the new Top Gun game which made the PULSE crew want to rent this 80′s action classic (which by the way is currently available for rental or purchase on the video side of PlayStation Store.)
145w ago - While it's been awhile since we've reported on any PS2 news, today ffgriever has proved once again that the PlayStation 2 is not dead yet with his PS2PSXe Preview release - a homebrew PS1 Emulator for Sony's PS2 console!
According to the author, PS2PSXe should be able to run PS1 images from all devices (CD/DVD, HOST/LAN, HDD) on the PlayStation 2.
To quote: "Public PS2PSXe preview. Only command line version attached. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get current sources to work properly (I'm halfway with some major changes and it will take awhile to complete them). The one attached you can consider as "the last one that actually works", or simply rev168.
The emu supports both PAL and NTSC display, but I REALLY RECOMMEND leaving the default PAL output. Why? Well, it's the only mode I use. Many fixes were made to make PAL games show less glitches in PAL mode... When you switch the display to NTSC it most often will show more glitches.
The PAL scph7200 bios is recommended to run games. PAL games are recommended due to two simple reasons: