14w ago - According to CVG (linked above), Sony is preparing to reveal the final piece of its PlayStation 4 hardware strategy at TGS (Tokyo Game Show) 2013 by showcasing a PlayStation-branded virtual reality headset for the upcoming PS4 console.
To quote: "It originally intended to reveal the headset at Gamescom but plans fell through at the eleventh hour. The company is currently weighing up whether the PS4 device should be pitched as a key differentiator for the console or a non-essential add-on.
The matter has been slightly complicated, but not derailed, by the growing industry support for Oculus Rift. Sony's device will be a categorical rival to Oculus, and for months there have been rumours suggesting the two companies are seeking a partnership.
A games developer familiar with Sony's plans, who wished to remain anonymous, told CVG that Evolution Studios is currently working with the device to simulate a cockpit view on its PS4 title Drive Club.
Another developer claimed the virtual reality headset resembles the 3D headset that Sony first revealed in January 2011. The head-mounted display will be available separately, like with the new PlayStation Eye, in order to keep the baseline PS4 price as low as possible.
In August, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida suggested...
52w ago - Digital Reality Product Services Manager Gergely Szilagyi has announced that Black Knight Sword charges onto PSN today!
Below are the details, to quote: Fighting with the strength of many men, The Black Knight must battle through a dark and unusual fairy tale world to rid it of an unexpected evil.
Black Knight Sword is an unusual game for unusual gamers. The idea is to send ourselves back to the 90's, lock the door, forget the outer world and enjoy the pure gameplay.
This traditional side-scrolling action game will provide us with uncountable trials, failures and the joy of beating the unbeatable. It is not hard to lay back on the couch and get lost in the world of the Black Knight.
Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture did a lot with the look and feel of the game. If you still want more, turn up the speakers and be enchanted by Akira Yamaoka's composing and sound design.
Not many contemporary titles have such a unique world like Black Knight Sword. We are sitting in a theatre and living the fairy tale of the Black Knight, fighting his battles, suffering from his wounds... and surely rejoicing in his victory.
Wherever we are, whatever we face, we'll repeatedly ask one question: "What...
78w ago - Sony Associate Producer Shaun Wharton has confirmed that PlayStation Vita owners will have access to augmented reality puzzle game PulzAR beginning today with details below!
To quote: We're very excited to announce the release of PulzAR today, available on PSN for $1.99. In case you've missed our past PulzAR blog posts, here's a word from the game's lead designer to usher in today's release.
I'm Neall Jones, Lead Designer for the next great addition to the PS Vita AR games, PulzAR.
So, what's PulzAR all about then? Well the Earth is in grave danger, somewhere just beyond our planet's outer atmosphere five giant asteroids are heading on a deadly collision course with the planet.
It's up to you, the player, to command a network of laser powered rockets to try and blast the asteroids into a harmless meteor shower before they hit the Earth.
The first Play Card placed is used as the Arena card and draws the level out, then the puzzles use up to 5 Play Cards to place the three types of objects in the game; Reflectors, Splitters and Color Filters.
There have been other laser and light based games before, but none of them have let you see the game world and play it on your table top, something that can only be done with the PS Vita.
83w ago - Sony Producer Emerson Escobar has unveiled PS Vita's Reality Fighters DLC today, which include Ghostbusters swag, new weapons and more outlined below!
To quote: Hi Everyone, I'm happy to announce that we have an exciting lineup of downloadable content coming your way for PS Vita's Augmented Reality brawler, Reality Fighters.
Starting today, you'll be able to login to PSN and download the Weapons Pack featuring 15 new weapons including a smoke bomb, a jetpack, a cannon and more - absolutely free!
On May 15th you'll also be able to download the new Soccer Pack which gives you access to the brand new soccer fighting style equipped with over a dozen unique battle moves for just $2.99.
Then, on May 22th, we'll be delivering the Ghostbusters Pack which comes with two brand new costumes: the Ghostbusters uniform featuring goggles, a shirt, gloves, pants and boots, as well as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man costume which includes the signature marshmallow head, body, hands, legs and feet.
You'll also pick up three new weapons with this pack including the Ghostbusters proton pack, the Ghostbusters ghost trap, and Ecto 1! You'll get all of this for only $2.99 when you download the Ghostbusters Pack from the PlayStation Store.
91w ago - Sony PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi is here with the Pulse 3/13 edition today, which features titles including Journey, MotorStorm RC, Reality Fighters in the video below.
To quote: With Journey's wide release taking place later today, this edition of Pulse presented by PlayStation Network celebrates the innovative gameplay and stunning visuals from the most anticipated PSN game this year.
For those of you who haven't experienced this beautiful title, note that Journey also kicks off this year's Spring Fever campaign starting today on PlayStation Store. Christina Lee also checks out last week's release of MotorStorm RC for both PS3 and Vita, which comes wiith 16 unique tracks and customizable models.
The PS Vita version of MotorStorm RC is FREE courtesy of the new Scion IQ. Also new for PS Vita this week is Reality Fighters, an augmented reality fighting game where the battle arenas are created using the PS Vita's camera system.
Pulse also examines recent updates to the Starhawk multiplayer beta (now available to all on PSN) that now supports up to 32 players on the new Planet Dust map (with my favorite new vehicle - the Sidewinder Jetbike) and the UNCHARTED 3: Drake's...