192w ago - Today SCEE Campaign Producer Jason Steele has announced news of a contest where participants can play their way to the FIFA World Cup Finals!
To quote: Looking forward to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa? Then we've got a rather unique opportunity for you - how would you like to not only savour the atmosphere of the greatest football tournament on the planet first-hand, but also become our PlayStation reporter to record your once in a lifetime trip?
Starting in April 2010, and over a period of seven weeks, PlayStation, in association with the upcoming ModNation Racers on PlayStation 3 and PSP, is giving you the chance to win two pairs of tickets each week to selected Group Stage matches at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. Best of all, in the seventh week of our competition, there is a pair of tickets to the Final itself up for grabs.
As well as a pair of tickets, flights and accommodation, each winner will also receive a PSPgo to while away the time between matches and a Sony Digital Video Camera to record their stay and report back to the PlayStation community with their take on this historic event.
And don't worry if you're not one of our lucky winners, to celebrate the release of ModNation Racers we're also...
196w ago - Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell has shared a video interview today with God of War III's Stig Asmussen to answer fans questions.
To quote: See, I told you we'd get him! As you could imagine, God of War III Game Director Stig Asmussen is a very busy man.
But as promised, we managed to lock him down for about 10 minutes to bombard him with your questions at the GDC PlayStation.Blog.Lounge (also, check out our chat with Designer Director Todd Papy who filled in for Stig last week).
With T-minus four days until Chaos, Stig is looking very relaxed, and so he tackles your inquires with ease. And I promise there are no spoilers here, so no need to worry for those of you that are struggling to stay in the dark.
Can you believe March 16 is just around the corner?
200w ago - Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell has shared a follow-up interview video today with Final Fantasy XIII Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama to answer PS3 fan questions.
To quote: Earlier in the week, we told you we'd be meeting up with Square Enix to talk Final Fantasy XIII with Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama, along with the Battle Director Yuji Abe.
So all your questions went to the former, which you can read in full form below.
But the FFXIII love fest didn't end there. With the game less than a month away (March 9!), Jeff and I got to play a nice chunk of the game... enough to get familiar with the battle system to chat all about it with Mr. Abe.
In the video, you'll get an in-depth look into the game's battle system, which I have to say, once you understand it, it's quite intense.
PSB: With western RPGs becoming so popular, how were you influenced in Final Fantasy XIII to encompass all audiences? - via DMPrince
201w ago - Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell has posted up the first video of their FAQ on BioShock for the PS3 console.
To quote: We FINALLY got the invite up to 2K Games Marin to talk to the BioShock 2 team, and what better timing than a week away from the game's release on Feb. 9.
We certainly gathered by your abundance of Tweets that excitement for BioShock 2 is crazy high.
So on Monday, I sat down with Senior Producer Melissa Miller and Lead Environment Artist Hogarth de la Plante (with a chillingly lifelike Little Sister standing eerily behind us) who answered a heap of your questions - so many in fact that we had to split the video into two parts.
So today, you'll see part one that focuses primarily on BioShock 2's single-player campaign, including details on story development, philosophical influence, plasmids and much more. And head on back tomorrow for part two, which delves deep into the much-anticipated multiplayer mode.
And as usual, you delivered some good ones, covering off on all areas off the game's single and multplayer modes, the special Hunter edition and more.
Tim Jones from AvP developer Rebellion was on hand to field as I fired a list full of inquiries.
*And literally as I'm typing this, we just received word that an AvP online multiplayer demo is hitting the PlayStation Store tomorrow! So at around the 6:00 mark in the video when Tim mentions the demo, add your own mental voiceover with Thursday, Feb. 4. The demo will feature Deathmatch mode in the Refinery map, and will allow all three species to battle it out online.