4w ago - Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel announced a threefold surprise for PS4 owners below today!
To quote: After months of anticipation, we're just a week away from the launch of PlayStation 4 in the United States and Canada. Starting at midnight on November 15th, you'll be able to see for yourself what the future of gaming and entertainment looks like.
The network now expands across a wide array of digital entertainment including incredible multi-player gameplay, availability of full games day and date, streaming movies and TV shows, and a premium cloud-based music service. We are excited to provide those of you in the US and Canada with a special promotional voucher in every PS4 box* that includes:
• $10 Sony Entertainment Network wallet credit for PlayStation Store
• 30-day free PlayStation Plus membership trial**
• 30-day free Music Unlimited service trial**
Out of the box, you can immediately experience everything PlayStation Plus for PS4 has to offer and have access to millions and millions of songs through Music Unlimited.
The $10 credit can be used towards anything in the store including new PS4 launch titles, such as Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty Ghosts, and Killzone Shadow Fall.
186w ago - There have been countless PSP2 rumors in circulation, from forecasted features to the graphics chip, but according to MCVUK.com (linked above) it appears that analysts may be correct as the PlayStation Portable 2 is rumored to be Sony's big surprise at E3 2010.
To quote: "MCV has been informed of a significant increase in marketing spend at two key publishers for Q4 2010. At a time when the PSP is languishing in Western markets - and its most recent iteration, the PSPgo, is falling flat - it is being speculated that publishers are laying the ground for an offensive on a brand new iteration of Sony's handheld.
Another publisher has also told MCV that it is waiting on a specific announcement from the platform holder before it can reveal of its future PSP plans until, though it did allude to the ongoing development of several unnamed titles behind closed doors.
The PSP is currently in its sixth year on the market, and despite having undergone a number of revisions remains...
210w ago - Update: JoyStiq.com has now confirmed that The Fort (video below), a brand new multiplayer map supposedly based on the "Fortress" chapter of Drake's Fortune, will arrive on Black Friday.
Changes include adding Global and Friends list Leaderboards to the Multiplayer menu with the following categories: Global Competitive Wins, Global Co-op, Global Kills, Global Money, Friends Competitive Wins, Friends Co-op, Friends Kills, and Friends Money.
They also added a player card to the Multiplayer menu and "The Fort" multiplayer map.
Today Seesmic of Naughty Dog has Tweeted that a special surprise is coming for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 fans later this week, as follows:
"Things are looking up that we're going to have something quite awesome lined up for multiplayer at the end of this week."
Perhaps it's new multiplayer maps, new modes or fresh downloadable content (DLC)... we'll know soon enough!
To quote: "With DLC promised for the title, this could be the first batch of potential free DLC for the game.
While it's likely new maps, it should keep players entertained for some time. Whether...
229w ago - Gavin Price, Principal Designer at Rare Ltd./Microsoft Game Studios, is working on an "as yet unannounced project" from January 2009 until present.
Perhaps this will debut at Comic-Con International this year, which is set to run from July 23-26, 2009. To quote:
Rare Ltd. / Microsoft Game Studios
(Privately Held; Computer Games industry)
January 2009 – Present (7 months)
Following a reshuffle at Rare, I've taken on further responsibility in a new principal designer role on a very exciting new project.
Price also worked on Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. So it's unlikely it's a brand new title in that franchise.
Could we finally see the re-emergence of Perfect Dark? Or even Killer Instinct? Maybe even Kameo? How about Jet Force Gemini? Meanwhile, we pray Grabbed by the Ghoulies 2 most definitely doesn't happen.