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Sony Officially Unveils PlayStation 4 at E3 2013 PS4 Press Conference!

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80w ago - Following up on their initial announcement and the PS4 teaser video, today Sony has officially unveiled the PlayStation 4 at their E3 2013 PS4 Press Conference!

Below is an ongoing PlayStation 4 video summary thus far, with more PS4 details incoming and additional PS4 hardware pictures which will be added throughout the night.




Sony also confirmed used games are no problem, there is no authentication for disc-based titles and no online check either, as follows (via engadget.com/2013/06/10/sony-ps4-will-support-used-games-with-no-restrictions/):

The PS4 will play used games without any restrictions or authentication. In broader terms, that means that when you purchase physical media, that disc can then be traded-in at...
 

Codemasters Unveils Grid 2 Mono Edition, Ultimate Collector's Item

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82w ago - Codemasters Community Manager Ben Walke has officially unveiled Grid 2 Mono Edition today, which he touts as the ultimate collector's item for fans.

To quote: Hi everyone, It's great to be back here again and this time I've got some exciting news about a one-of-a-kind [Register or Login to view links] special edition, exclusive to PlayStation fans.

We reckon it's the most exclusive special edition that's ever been created, and most expensive. That said, it does deliver the ultimate racing experience for a gamer.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce the GRID 2 Mono Edition, which includes, for one lucky gamer, the following:

• A copy of GRID 2 for PlayStation 3 including bespoke artwork
• An actual 170 mph BAC Mono supercar in exclusive GRID 2 livery
• A day at the BAC factory, including a factory tour and time spent with technicians to customise the BAC Mono for size and specifications
• A GRID 2: Mono Edition-branded Bell Racing helmet, Race suit, boots and gloves, all made to measure in BAC Mono and GRID 2 branding PlayStation 3
• Did we say AN ACTUAL BAC Mono supercar? Yeah, one of them.

The BAC Mono is a British manufactured, road-legal, ultra-high performance...
 

Sony Unveils God Mode, Storms PlayStation Network on April 23, 2013

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87w ago - Old School Games Producer Nick Madonna announced via Sony's blog today that God Mode storms PlayStation Network on April 23, 2013.

To quote: [Register or Login to view links] is a new game studio launched by [Register or Login to view links] whose focus is to deliver low-cost, high-quality downloadable titles.

Using Saber's technology and development platform, we strive to create digital games that look like retail products. With our first release, [Register or Login to view links], we wanted to create a lighthearted throwback experience, which focuses on arcade-style action over story. We came up with a classic premise - fighting to get out of Hell - then wrapped it in a third-person shooter with 3D graphics on par with full-price titles.

Finally, we added a slew weapons: plasma launchers, rail guns and what we affectionately call the "buzzsaw," in order to wipe out waves and waves of demonic hordes.

We decided that God Mode should be less about deep narrative and more about action. This approach gave us the ability to really go crazy and build a unique world full of plenty of characters to shoot, blow up, impale and maim.

After making this decision early on in the design process, the designers...
 

Sony Unveils New PlayStation 4 / PS4 Details at GDC 2013

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91w ago - At this year's GDC, Sony has unveiled some new PlayStation 4 / PS4 details including optional real names, a larger friend's list, CPU and HDD updates and more as outlined below!

To quote: Sony shared new details on PlayStation 4 during a developer overview session at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

System

Sony is targeting PlayStation 4 to be the “central device in the living room,” and are building the system around core gamers, its “primary audience.”

There are five core principles to PlayStation 4: “Simple, Immediate, Social, Integrated, and Personalized.”

The PlayStation 4 CPU boasts a 64-bit x86 architecture, low power consumption, low heat, 8 cores, 8 hardware threads, 2MiB L2 cache per 4 core group, 32kib l1 I/D-cache, PlayStation Shader Language, and features DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0 support.

The GPU will offer tessellation to add “geometric detail to smooth edges or create more organic shapes.”

The system’s RAM is 8GB 256 bit GDDR5, a high-end graphics memory only found on PC graphics cards.

The PlayStation 4 developer environment...
 

Sony Unveils Disgaea 3 Free on PS Vita for PlayStation Plus Members

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91w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro unveiled today that Disgaea 3 is free on PS Vita for PlayStation Plus members!

To quote: This month, there was a lot to love in PlayStation Plus. Whether it was a gruesome mystery in the middle of Dubai in Spec Ops: The Line, or the hilarious mis-adventures of those in The Cave. Tomorrow, Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention joins the Instant Game Collection.

We've also got more deals and discounts from our friends at Square-Enix and THQ. Not to mention, there are also two new timed trials of BioShock: Infinte and Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel. Play an hour of these new releases, free with your PS Plus membership. If you like em', make the purchase and continue playing.

One last reminder: you've only got until until the end of March to take part in the Get $10 for Every $50 Spent promotion. We'll be sending out your rewards around mid-April via XMB Message and email.

March 26th PlayStation Plus Update





Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (PS Vita)
PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members

One of the kings of strategy RPGs makes its debut in the Instant Game Collection! Take a field trip any time you...
 
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