250w ago - Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein goes hands-on with Resistance: Retribution's multiplayer modes for the first time, and chats with Lead Multiplayer Engineer Darren Chisum as follows:
Here's a bit more info on the various multiplayer modes:
• Team Deathmatch: Eliminate the players on the opposing team. The team with the highest score wins.
• Capture The Flag: Grab the opposing team's flag and deliver it to your base to score the capture. You flag is required at your base to score.
• Containment: Capture coolant nodes to overheat and destroy the opposing teams reactor. Controlling both coolant nodes increases the overheat time
• Assimilation: The Cloven must eliminate the Maquis forces and assimilate them to their team. The last Maquis to be eliminated ends the round. The player with the highest individual score wins.
• Free For All: All players are out for themselves. Eliminate the opposition and the player with the highest score wins.
251w ago - A job listing has appeared on the Sony Computer Entertainment Web site, looking for individuals to test "new model game hardware."
The Sony job listing says, "Experience an in-development game console (hardware) early!"
To quote: Job duties include checking on, reporting on and giving input for a in-development game hardware. The listing's Q&A reads: "This is specifically for a new model and unannounced game hardware for PS3, PS2, PSP and its peripherals."
Note: In the original Japanese text, Sony separates those hardware platforms with commas only (there's not an "and), making it somewhat vague whether this is new hardware for each or all three.
This is a full time position. It starts this March and looks to run a year. There's a one month trail period, after which those awarded the position can look to make over ¥1,000 (US $10.70) per hour. Travel expenses are covered, and there's the possibility for a raise. This position is in Tokyo and is not open to students.
This very public job listing might get more fuel to those very persistent PSP2 rumors. Though, it also might simply be more a continuation of the current PSP and PS3 hardware iterations: slimmer with more memory.
256w ago - Here is a follow-up to our earlier article from CES 2009... Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein had the following to report on: How big is Sony's booth at the Consumer Electronics Show this year?
So big they're filming episodes of Jeopardy! on-site (no Trebek sightings for me yet, but that will hopefully change today).
While the vast majority of the acreage is packed with Bravias, VAIOs, Handycams, and awesome audio setups (find out more at Sony.com/news), a number of current and upcoming PlayStation titles made the trip to Vegas. Here's a quick tour we shot last night during a preview event for those of you not among the 140,000 projected CES attendees:
In addition, colleague Brian Dunn snapped lots of pics of the Sony booth at large last night as things were being set up - you can see the full gallery here.
Better yet, developers Guerrilla Games (Killzone 2), Sucker Punch Productions (inFamous), and SCEA Bend Studios (Resistance...