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PAX Encounters: Hoard Multiplayer Dissected in New Videos

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205w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared some new video footage today from PAX 2010 of Hoard Multiplayer for PS3 and PSP.

To quote: After a successful showing of Hoard's multiplayer modes at PAX, developer [Register or Login to view links] wanted to share two new videos today showing off a full match in both the cooperative and competitive models.

Watch them in HD, if possible, so you can get a good look at the details that make up Hoard.

So far, so good. But playing Hoard reveals subtleties that are easy to miss at a glance. The surrounding kingdom for instance, is teeming with details: tiny wagons carrying grain from the mill to town, carriages shuttling princesses from building to building, and stealthy thieves scrambling around your treasure pile.





What's more, the surrounding kingdom continually evolves around you, with defensive structures such as Wizard Towers that erect in response to your destruction. In fact, it pays to allow the kingdom to grow and thrive before swooping in to collect your ill-gotten gains.

Hoard is packed with play modes, including Treasure (collect as much gold as possible in single-player or co-op), Princess Rush (a competitive mode...
 

Video: LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 Beta Update, Featurettes & PAX 2010

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206w ago - SCEA Marketing Manager Mark Valledor has shared a LBP2 video today alongside updates on the LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 Beta, featurettes and a PAX 2010 wrap-up.

To quote: For those of you paying attention, you've probably heard that LittleBigPlanet 2 beta codes are being distributed.

Here's the skinny: Yes, beta codes are going out. But globally, we're taking steps to best test our server environment, so we're distributing beta codes in phases.

The first phase of testing started earlier this week with our European LBP community. In a few weeks, we'll be growing the participant base with US and other countries. More news to come...

Start Featurettes

With so many new features in LittleBigPlanet 2, its impossible to discuss all the new things in one sitting. So we're introducing a series of LittleBigPlanet 2 Featurettes that highlight some of the many new things you can do in LBP2, such as the new Grappling Hook and the revamped SHARE experience. Stay tuned to the PlayStation.Blog for continuing episodes of LBP2's Featurettes.





PAX Ends

The dust is still settling from this past weekend's PAX 2010, and we had a blast seeing all our fans....
 

Video: PAX Prime 2010: PlayStation Booth Video Tour Arrives

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207w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has shared a video tour this weekend of from PAX Prime 2010 of the PlayStation booth.

To quote: In the gaming industry and community, [Register or Login to view links] has become the perfect event for developers and gamers to truly connect with one another and celebrate the culture of gaming and all things geek.

Within the very first minutes of the official opening of PAX Prime 2010, PlayStation fans swarmed our booth and were rewarded with hands-on time with inFAMOUS 2, Killzone 3 and God of War: Ghost of Sparta.

Among Nariko and Sackboy cosplayers, you'll also spot The Fight: Lights Out, Gran Turismo 5, LittleBigPlanet 2, Dead Nation and MotorStorm: Apocalypse on the show floor.





Instead of sitting there and attempting to conjure an image in your head of Helghast soldiers patrolling endless lines of fans patiently waiting hours for PlayStation gaming – I'll show it to you.
 

Duke Nukem Forever Playable at PAX, Hits Retailers in 2011

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207w ago - Though the game has been presumed dead so many times you'd need an abacus to keep track, "Duke Nukem Forever" is very much alive - and he's coming to store shelves soon.

Take Two Interactive Software pulled off one of the video game world's biggest surprises Friday, announcing not only that the over-a-decade-in-development first person shooter was nearly finished, but backing that claim up by giving the 150,000 people attending the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle the chance to play the game.

The rest of the world will get its chance in 2011 - on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

To quote: "Gearbox has enabled die-hard key Duke Nukem franchise builders and skilled veteran game makers to stand together and deliver, said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software.

All gamers deserve a happy ending and after all of us gamers feeling the full range of emotions about Duke Nukem Forever, I am thrilled to be in a position with the trust, power and means to make it happen."
 

Extended PS3 Demo of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One at PAX 2010

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207w ago - Insomniac Games Senior Community Manager James Stevenson has announced news of an extended PS3 demo of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One available at PAX 2010 today.

To quote: We're very excited to see you at PAX this weekend, where we have a couple of panels that we are very excited about. This will be your first opportunity to get a look at the never-before-seen extended demo of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One:

Saturday, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Serpent Theatre

Insomniac Games: Behind the Scenes on Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Insomniac Games, the development team behind the critically-acclaimed Ratchet & Clank and Resistance franchises, discuss their next Playstation 3 project, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.
Attendees will be treated to the first official U.S. demo of Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One and will also have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A with Insomniac.

[Register or Login to view links]'s Adam Sessler will be moderating a panel featuring Insomniac Games North Carolina Studio Director Chad Dezern, and Production Director Shaun McCabe. In addition, you can look forward to hearing Insomniac Games Senior Writer TJ Fixman's wit and Jersey-accent, as he discusses not only All 4 One, but the upcoming comic series as well!

For those of...
 
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