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Action Button: Ten by Eight Launches Today on PlayStation Mobile

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73w ago - Action Button Entertainment Founder and Director Tim Rogers announced that Ten by Eight launches today on PlayStation Mobile.

Below are the details, to quote: Over the last few months, we've been working on a couple of great games for PlayStation Mobile. We're launching one right the heck now, a puzzle game, called Ten By Eight.

"Puzzle game" might be putting it too generally. I like to think of it as an "abstract strategy game with really fun graphics and music". You can call it a puzzle game if you want though! I won't cry.

With Ten By Eight, we made a game that I wanted to play - and I sure have played it a lot, and I'm still not bored.

I swear I've played it over 200 hours myself - which is normal, given that I, uh, directed the darn thing, though I swear that at least 80 of those have been recreationally, on the final version of the game. So, there's, well... my stamp of approval, at least.

It's playable on all PlayStation Certified devices with simple touch controls and the PS Vita version supports buttons.

I spent a large percentage of my childhood with a Rubik's Cube in my hands - I even Rubik's Cubed while reading books - so when Tetris first came out, my brain exploded. I've played dozens of puzzle games since...
 

When Vikings Attack - Ten Tips to Conquer Your Foes on PSN

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111w ago - XDev Associate Producer Neil McPhillips is here with ten tips to conquer your foes on PSN in When Vikings Attack today!

To quote: Hey folks, I'm very pleased to announce that When Vikings Attack! is finally out on PSN today!

It's been a long road for the team getting their first game out on both PS3 and PS Vita at the same time but they've done it without a hitch!

We'd like to take the opportunity now to thank everyone who's taken the time to support us during development, played the game at local events and tweeted nice things about us. We hope you all love the finished product and continue to feed back to us any comments you might have.

Now that it's out, we expect to see many brave citizens battling online, so we've put together our top 10 tips for playing the game. Read them well - they may give you the edge online!

•X to dash and catch - Pressing the X button will make your team perform a speedy dash – essential for avoiding incoming projectiles. If you're a bit more confident, you can dash into an incoming object and snatch it out of the air to quickly return it your opponent! This is a very useful move in heated battles.

•Dash and Bash - As well as being a defensive move, dash can also be used offensively. See an oncoming...
 

Video: Celebrating Ten Years of PlayStation 2

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217w ago - Today President & CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America Jack Tretton has shared a video as part of celebrating ten years of the Playstation 2 with a look back.

To quote: It has been a busy few months here at PlayStation headquarters. We've just recently celebrated 15 incredible years as a leading innovator in the consumer entertainment space, launched a groundbreaking new product called the PlayStation Move, and we're closing in on a truly remarkable year for PS3.

While we can probably spend a whole blog post talking about all unbelievable excitement and momentum around PS3, I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge a tremendous milestone today - PS2 hits its 10th anniversary.

There is no better testament of our longevity as a brand and our true leadership in bringing forward technology to the masses, than what we've accomplished with the PS2. The PS2 continues to be a defining moment in our legacy and we're so thankful to you, our most passionate and loyal fans who've been with us since its inception.





When the platform launched back in October 2000, the industry was forever changed by the introduction of a device that came built in with a DVD/CD player and offered Internet connectivity and online...
 

Video: Alien Breed: Impact for PS3 - Ten Things You Don't Know

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221w ago - Team17 Software Ltd Head of Design John Dennis has shared a video spotlighting ten things you don't know about Alien Breed: Impact for PS3 today.

To quote: With [Register or Login to view links] launching in the U.S. tomorrow, we've pulled together some (hopefully!) fascinating things you may not know about the game. First, though, you might want to see what Alien Breed: Impact looks like in action.

Alien Breed: Impact is a re-imagining of the classic Amiga games. The original Alien Breed is remembered as one of the foremost games released on the Amiga.

Launched in 1991 and developed and published by [Register or Login to view links], it proved to be a huge success, with the Special Edition version spending an incredible 33 unbroken weeks at the top of the UK sales charts. A sequel was released in 1993 ([Register or Login to view links]), followed by [Register or Login to view links] and a couple of 3D editions, both of which also won numerous awards.





"Heart of Darkness" helped inspire Alien Breed: Impact. The game's main influences are obviously...
 

Sony Offers Ten Free PSP Game Downloads to PSPgo Registrants

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239w ago - As an incentive to boost PSPgo sales, today Sony has announced that those who register their PSPgo handheld after April 1, 2010 will get ten free full-game PSP downloads!

Select titles include Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet, 2010 FIFA World Cup and Grand Theft Auto, and the deal is inline with their recent announcement of a PSP Essentials budget software range that will offer several triple-A titles available both on UMD and digitally for just £9.99.

To quote: "On PSPgo we've decided to innovate with that particular business model," SCE UK sales director Mark Howsen told MCV.

"Next month we're launching a free ten game offer. And this isn't just older titles - we've worked with third parties and there's some really good core products.

"We're using it as a method to drive the hardware as well by making the whole proposition much more appealing."
 
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