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Sony Announces The Simpsons: Arcade Game Hits PSN Tomorrow

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147w ago - Today Sony Assistant Producer Charles Hefele has announced that The Simpsons: Arcade Game will be hitting PSN tomorrow.

To quote: Speaking as a lifelong [Register or Login to view links] fan, I'm just as excited for this game to come out as everyone else – the wait to finally see this game make its way to home consoles seemed endless!

We worked closely with Gracie Films and Fox to time the release of the game with the 500th episode of The Simpsons so that fans of the show could experience the classic game during an important milestone for the series.

It's been a great collaborative effort with [Register or Login to view links] to find a balance between preserving the authenticity of the original arcade game and making just enough tweaks to adapt it for PS3.

The original game is already great, so we decided we would focus primarily on making it as faithful a port as possible while adding various gameplay modes and bonus content.

We also listened to fans' suggestions from our previous arcade conversions, particularly in respect including more challenging ways to play these classic arcade games when you remove the quarter-crunching element. To that end, we've included several different gameplay modes in The Simpsons Arcade, so...
 

PlayStation Plus February 2012 Preview: Free Games and More!

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147w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with the PlayStation Plus February 2012 preview today, which offers a free Simpsons Arcade Game, Far Cry 2, Final Fantasy V and more detailed below!

To quote: February is nearly here, so it's time to have a look at what's coming to PlayStation Plus.

To start, we're excited to bring new release The Simpsons Arcade Game as a free offering for PlayStation Plus subscribers!

Releasing on February 7th, subscribers will be able to relive this classic title remastered in HD, complete with the online four-player cooperative play it's famous for.

To celebrate Valentine's Day, Plus subscribers will have access to download a bonus PS3 full game - [Register or Login to view links].

You're also going to want to check out the other free games coming throughout the month, including [Register or Login to view links]'s PS one classic Final Fantasy V, two PlayStation minis, six additional PSN games, and the SEGA Genesis Bundle - timed with SEGA's two-week release and sale on the Store put back in Plus just in case anyone missed them.

In the discount department, PlayStation Plus subscribers will want to keep their eyes out for great sales on games like new release...
 

Video: New Simpsons Intro Features HDTV and Nintendo DS

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302w ago - Over the weekend the Simpsons first HDTV introduction aired and featured the Nintendo DS.

In the new introduction, two of Lisa's classmates are playing on their Nintendo DS consoles while the Simpson family seems to have a new LCD TV. Elsewhere, Bart is now praising HDTV on the school blackboard... check it out below for those who missed it.

The video's caption reads as follows, courtesy of FoxBroadcasting:

Don't miss the first ever HD episode of The Simpsons, this Sunday at 8/7c, only on FOX! For full episodes of The Simpsons visit: http://www.fox.com/fod





PS: This is also a test of our Site News backend system, which is now (hopefully) fixed
 

EA Reveals Simpsons Game Pre-Order Bonuses

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375w ago - Four posters and a Homerball to plunk down early! Electronic Arts announced today they'll be rolling out a pre-order bonus campaign for the upcoming Simpsons Game, making liberal use of their homage-laden references to other popular games. Starting tomorrow, retailers GameStop, Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy will each have an exclusive, limited edition poster based on the various game parodies. Not only that, but each poster will contain a cheat code printed on the back to unlock content once you get your four-fingered mitts on it.

In addition, some stores will carry a Homerball based on Homer's power in the game. EA promises that Homerball can "smash walls, burst over ramps, and knock back enemies," but we're pretty sure they're referring to in the game and we wouldn't recommend actually throwing Homerball at your enemies.
 

Preview: The Simpsons Game for PS3!

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377w ago - Picture this: a towering, King Kong-size Millhouse costumed up as Katamari Damacy's King of All Kosmos -- complete with crown and pink and green cups sticking out where ears should be. From that one image you get a pretty good idea what The Simpsons Game is all about. As we saw in prior demos of levels like "Grand Theft Scratchy" and "Medal of Homer," this isn't just a game featuring the Simpsons; it turns the clan loose on videogames, in a videogame.

If you think of each level as an episode, the game becomes a season of the show during which the Simpsons figure out that they've been licensed out to be in a number of games. It all begins with Homer in what he thinks is one of his favorite dreams visiting the Land of Chocolate. The video that introduces the level erases any doubts about whether the production lives up to the standard of the TV show. The animation looks terrific in HD, and with the regular show writers and voice talent on the job, it's just like watching another episode.

Except this time, after watching Homer's eyes light up at the sight of everything in chocolate, and his taking that first bite off the corner of a building, the animation transitions into a fully 3D game world with you in control. For this tutorial level, a white chocolate bunny appears to guide your proverbial journey down...
 
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