16w ago - Zen Studios Community Manager Bobby Loertscher has announced that Star Wars Pinball officially releases on PlayStation 3 via PSN today.
To quote: Star Wars Pinball is releasing today as DLC for Zen Pinball 2 on PlayStation Network for PS3 and PS Vita as Cross-Buy entitled content. This first pack of tables will cost $9.99.
If you have not yet downloaded Zen Pinball 2, we invite you to do so now - the download is free, and will give you access to the Star Wars tables which you can even demo to make sure you like the game!
The first set of tables includes Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Here is what you can expect from The Clone Wars table, set to release later today on PSN.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars table embraces the striking artistic style and energy of the series and is a perfect fit for a high-energy pinball table.
The incredible art, momentous light saber battles, and exhilarating action that makes the series so enjoyable translates naturally into an amazing pinball experience. Check out the trailer above to see the table in action!
16w ago - God of War: Ascension Game Director Todd Papy has shared some videos showcasing the God of War: Ascension single-player demo which hits PSN today.
To quote: Champions! We wait to Ascend. The studio floor is empty and silent. The team that once buzzed with the energy and fervor is now quiet. Full. Satisfied.
The countless souls that once labored deep into the night have been dramatically refreshed with sleep... lots and lots of sleep. You see, the Gods have demanded our creation and now there is little we can do but wait. We must abide together until it is unleashed upon the world on March 12. But waiting is so hard.
What would you give for a glimpse into the future? For a taste of Satyr blood? To unchain Kratos before the world is ready? Would you swear a blood oath to Olympus? Forge a bond with the Gods?
It is a tempting offer...no? Behold the spoils in return for your bond!
We're thrilled to unleash our God of War: Ascension single-player demo to ALL PlayStation Network users later today. Become Kratos and escape the epic Prison of the Damned. God of War: Ascension's demo will allow players to explore and master the legendary Spartan's new advanced combat.
16w ago - Recently a Sony patent was uncovered which may be used to detect pirated software though tracking video game load times.
Below are the details, to quote: "Sony has filed a new patent which may be useful in combating piracy.
The patent was filed by them way back in August 2011, and according to it, if the load times are not within the range they have set, the software could be flagged.
For the tech to be effective, a standard average load time has to be set–specific or range–and if any software that exceeds the time set, it will be easy to block it. This way of blocking games is a little impractical because sometimes drives may not function as expected due to wear and tear.
You can check out the description of the patent below.
For example, if an authentic game title is distributed exclusively on BDs having a total benchmark load time of 45 seconds on a game console BD drive, the acceptable range of load times could be from 40 to 50 seconds. Thus, a total measured title load time of 4 seconds would be outside of the acceptable range of total load times for a legitimate media type.
Seek time: In another example, if an authentic game title is distributed exclusively on flash drives...
18w ago - Zen Studios Community Manager Bobby Loertscher has shared a closer look at The Empire Strikes Back table in Star Wars Pinball today!
To quote: If you missed the Star Wars Pinball announcement from last week, you can read all about the game in the announcement blog post. Today we're taking a detailed look at the Star Wars Episode V :The Empire Strikes Back table.
The Star Wars Episode V :The Empire Strikes Back pinball table is inspired by the events of the beloved film. The exciting action takes center stage on the main deck of the Executors Star Destroyer, and features iconic scenes that play in the dot matrix display when missions are activated during gameplay.
Join Luke Skywalker as he embraces the power of the Force and leads the charge to repel the advances of Darth Vader and the Galactic Empire.
The experience would not be complete without a host of fully functional 3D objects including an AT-AT walker (with circling Snow Speeder!), a Tie Fighter, Ion Cannon and, of course, the emblematic lightsabers of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.
Activating missions on the Star Wars Episode V :The Empire Strikes Back table can be done by hitting the center bank and collecting the letters...