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New on PlayStation Store: Hohokum, Surgeon Simulator, PT, More!

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1w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team is back with this weeks European PSN content updates below, which include Hohokum, Surgeon Simulator, a PT demo and more!

To quote: First up this week, the delightful Hohokum. Interact with eclectic characters, wacky toys and peculiar environments to uncover some very strange secrets... or simply roam at your own pace and be totally amazed and amused at the surprises that unfold in front of your eyes.

It's is a Cross-Buy title so whether you pick it up on PS Vita, PS3 or PS4, you will receive all versions.

Also out this week, classic retro shooter Gravity Crash Ultra comes to PS Vita better than ever before with 60fps gameplay at native res, improved graphical effects and a remixed soundtrack, alongside other cool tweaks and enhancements.

Elsewhere, Surgeon Simulator also launches this week on PS4, and if you missed the announcement at Gamescom then be sure to get your first look at P.T in a demo available right now.

Finally, there's Part 2 of the Summer Sale with new PS3 and Vita content on sale, so check through the long list of deals to see if anything takes your fancy.

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Content list is subject to change - please stay tuned to your weekly Store...
 

Video: PS4 Keyboard and Mouse Support for PlayStation 4 Games Demo

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19w ago - Below is a demonstration video of unofficial PS4 Keyboard and Mouse support for PlayStation 4 games courtesy of electrical engineer and DIY hobbyist Frank Zhao (aka frank26080115) via Eleccelerator (linked above).

To quote: Keyboard and Mouse for PlayStation 4 Games (second prototype)





Why did you do this?

I like playing shooter games on PC but my laptop is too weak to play them. Game consoles do not support USB keyboards and USB mouse, they only support gamepads. Gamepad controls are not suitable for shooter games, using a keyboard and mouse is much more comfortable for gameplay.

How does it work?

I designed a circuit that features a microcontroller and USB hub. The keyboard and mouse plugs into the USB hub, and then the microcontroller takes the data from the keyboard and mouse, translates them to the data format used by the PlayStation 4. It does the translation in a way as though the mouse was the right thumbstick, and the keys are mapped to buttons (the WASD keys are mapped to the left thumbstick).


 

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Demo Out Today on PS3

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30w ago - Square Enix Associate Product Manager Mat Kishimoto announced that Lightning Returns with the new Final Fantasy XIII demo out today on PS3!

To quote: If you haven't been lucky enough to attend E3, San Diego Comic Con, Penny Arcade Expo, or the other shows that have hosted Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, we have good news. We're excited to announce that you can get hands-on with it in a playable demo that's dropping TODAY.

From now on, you don't have to take our word for it that this game is unlike anything Final Fantasy has ever done before, because it's finally time for you to see for yourself.

First off, downloading the demo scores you an exclusive piece of DLC that we're giving to you PlayStation fans - the Utsusemi Samurai garb - that you can use in the main game (it's not in the demo itself, so don't panic if you don't see it).

Again, this offer is exclusive to PlayStation owners too, so right off the bat you're getting something not everybody's going to get, JUST for downloading it. You can't tell, but I'm winking at you, especially at all you Final Fantasy XI Ninjas.

So what's in the demo itself? Of course, you're playing as Lightning, but you're now mysteriously tracking down her old friend Snow Villiers in the city of Yusnaan. As Lightning, it's...
 

Video: Sony PlayStation 4 Interface, PS4 Overview & Features Demo

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44w ago - Today ElitePixelEnemyHD has made available a 16-minute video of Sony's PlayStation 4 interface, including a PS4 overview and its features demonstrated.

Check it out below, and to quote: "We have gotten a new video which details the PlayStation 4 UI and goes in detail of the interface.

This video comes courtesy of ElitePixelEnemyHD and is unfortunately kind of blurry but it really gives an extensive tour of the PlayStation 4 UI and its various menus.





The UI looks pretty simple and clean to me. More like an evolution of PS3 UI. They also show the browser and it seems to be a step above what was on PS3.

The original video is from GamekyoLive and is a 1 hour extensive walkthrough of PlayStation 4 and its games. It also has a cleaner sound as opposed to the above video."




Finally, below is another PlayStation 4 at Gamers Day'13 PS4 Overview from Izhan Shafiq via YouTube, as follows:




To quote: "This video showing actual PS4 in a running state. Also showing some PS4 interface and The Playroom at Gamers day'13 Riyadh.. Usually in e3...
 

Sony Unveils First Image of PS4 / PlayStation 4 Retail Demo Station

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45w ago - Following up on some leaked PS4 pictures from Reddit user Ldominguez1986, today Sony Germany has officially unveiled the first image of their PlayStation 4 Retail Demo (Kiosk) Station below via their [Register or Login to view links] page alongside some pics of PS4 Retail Packaging and PS4 Demo Kiosks in the wild.

According to Ldominguez1986, Home Depot has a full PlayStation 4 demo Kiosks set up ready and is allowing players to get try their hands on PS4 early.

To quote: "I have a friend who is an employee at Home Depot and I confirm this! He said they will be setting them up in Lawn & Garden in the coming week."

From Anticitizen One of NeoGAF on Ldominguez1986's claim, to quote: "Just FYI I'm 99% certain that pic of the PS4 demo unit is in a best buy auto bay where they install new sound systems and gps it's sometimes used as assembly and storage area."

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