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Video: PixelJunk 4am: Your Virtual Audio Canvas Live on PSN Today

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127w ago - PixelJunk 4am Lead Designer Rowan Parker is here with some fresh video footage of the virtual audio canvas otherwise known as PixelJunk 4am which is live on PSN today!

To quote: Do you have a PlayStation Move motion controller? Do you like music? Are waffles delicious? If you answered "Yes" to any of the above questions, I have some delicious news for you!

PixelJunk 4am will be released later today on PSN for $9.99! The FREE PixelJunk 4am Viewer app will also be available to download today, and will enable you to stream the full library of 4am visualizers and songs from performers around the world.

If you're not already familiar with [Register or Login to view links], it's a Virtual Audio Canvas that uses PlayStation Move, giving you the power to craft music in a unique new audio-visual experience. Your creations are broadcast live on PSN around the world to viewers who can stream (and cheer you on!) in real time.

You can look forward to seven songs and six visualizers with 38 variations, 10 events and over 190 different sounds to play with.

PixelJunk 4am supports both in-game Twitter and Facebook connectivity, enabling you to promote your performances with personal messages and start to build your own persona and audience. You can also...
 

Video: Pulse 5/8 Edition - Starhawk, Max Payne 3 & PixelJunk 4AM

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128w ago - Sony PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi is here with the Pulse 5/8 Edition video today, which features Starhawk, Max Payne 3 and PixelJunk 4AM.

To quote: It's Emmett time. That's Emmett Graves, the new hero of Starhawk who kicks off this edition of PULSE as we celebrate the release of this space western from LightBox Interactive and Santa Monica Studio.

While many enjoyed the beta earlier this year, it's now time to check out the full Starhawk universe with all the cool vehicles and the innovative Build and Battle gameplay.

With next week's release of Max Payne 3, PULSE also previews the new multiplayer action along with the new bullet time and 'shootdodge' game play. For PlayStation Plus subscribers, Trine 2′s physics-based puzzles of fire, water, gravity and magic is free.

Check out the new Trine 2 world that's now enabled with online co-op. PULSE also takes a look at the latest Q-Games. PixelJunk 4 AM is very different than any other in the series.

Utilizing the PlayStation Move, their new title is a virtual audio canvas allowing you to create music, mix tracks and create live performances in PixelJunk 4 AM.





And, the Top 10 features...
 

PlayStation Plus May Preview: Free Awesomenauts, Trine 2 & More!

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130w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with the May preview of PlayStation Plus, which offers free Awesomenauts, Trine 2, Rock of Ages, PixelJunk 4am Beta and more!

To quote: PlayStation Plus returns with another month of fantastic free games and awesome exclusives that have subscribers around the world believing in Plus.

Kicking things off in May is new release Awesomenauts, FREE for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Watch the trailer below!

This colorfully action packed 2D online multiplayer battler with split-screen gameplay is releasing on May 1st.

You'll storm the game's online battlegrounds and unlock loads of new abilities and characters for your arsenal. For more details on Awesomenauts come back to the blog a little later today - developer Ronimo will have more details on the game and will stick around to respond to your comments and questions.





PSN hit Trine 2 joins the free games selection in May, boasting widespread critical acclaim and a dazzling fantasy world.

Don't miss out on one of the prettiest titles in gaming - grab Trine 2 for free on Plus this month. Not enough for you? How about getting Rock of Ages for free when it releases on PSN?
 

Sony Announces PixelJunk 4am Hits PSN May 15th, Beta Incoming

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131w ago - Lead Designer Rowan Parker has announced today on Sony's PlayStation Blog that PixelJunk 4am will be hitting PSN on May 15, with a Beta coming soon as well!

To quote: We've been developing PixelJunk 4am for quite some time now.

It's hard to know if you're done with no other measuring sticks lying around to use as a gauge, however I think we're almost there! I'll just leave this here.

PixelJunk 4am and the free PixelJunk 4am - Viewer will be released and available for download on the PlayStation Store from May 15th.

Lots of you have been asking for more details regarding the kind of 'actual' musical freedom you can look forward to using with your PlayStation Move. So here we go.

We've created various different events you can choose from to play live. Different events will present you with different mixes of songs, visualizers and a new mood to go with each one. You then take this event live on PSN and make it your own, crafting and performing it however you want.

Here's some numbers for everyone. Each song has 4 track instruments you can use: a Drum, Bass, Rhythm and Synth. Each track then has 4 different looping samples and four one-shot sounds in space around you that you can use.

All of the loops and samples are different for each...
 

Video: Sony Reveals PixelJunk 4am GDC 2012 Demonstration

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137w ago - Sony Latin America Blog Manager Lorenzo Grajales has revealed a new PixelJunk 4am demonstration video today straight from the 2012 Game Developers Conference.

To quote: From the moment we got our first glimpse of PixelJunk 4am, we knew it was like nothing we'd ever seen before. Q-Games always strives to deliver distinctive games with one-of-a-kind experiences.

With PixelJunk 4am, they chose to bring this concept to a whole new level. Watch the video to see a live performance and learn more about how the game works.

But what exactly is PixelJunk 4am? A game? An instrument? To answer this question, we turned to Rowan Parker, who explained it from the floor of a launch party held during the 2012 Game Developers Conference where DJ Baiyon "played" for the lucky attendees.





PixelJunk 4am is easy to understand once you have the PlayStation Move motion controller in your hands and the visualizer appears. It varies with each "presentation," but you can change it at any time by pressing the Select button. What's important is for the music to "live" in the air, so to speak.

With PS Move, you grab hold of the sound from four different instruments (represented by the four control buttons) and unleash...
 
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