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New Sony PlayStation Videogame Releases for January 7th, 2014

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29w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements is here with the new PlayStation videogame releases for the week of January 7th, 2014.

To quote: Some days, you wake up in a warm bed - perhaps next to a loved one - and you start the day fresh, with the sweetness of a half-remembered dream lingering behind your eyes.

Other times, you wake up on a twisted island of dark horrors with a fast-depleting hunger meter and a growing beard. On those days, you're likely playing Don't Starve, which launches on PS4 this week!

That's right friends, the fan-favorite survival game finds a new home on PS4. Don't Starve is an uncompromising, randomly-generated survival game where you must help the Gentleman Scientist Wilson endure the harsh (likely demonic) environment for as long as possible. Gather food, craft tools, construct shelter, and hunt unlikely foes with a brutal challenge at every footfall.

If vigorous survival isn't your cup of tea, there's more coming to the world of PlayStation! But since we're emerging from our light holiday lineup, we took a "Drop Lite" approach today. See below for a complete list of games hitting PlayStation this week, and enjoy!

• Don't Starve: Console Edition: PS4 - Digital
• Streetkix: Freestyle: PSP - Digital
• Tiny Brains: PS3 -...
 

The Expendables 2: The Videogame Arrives on PSN Play Today

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103w ago - Ubisoft Producer Adam Sarasohn has confirmed for fans that The Expendables 2: The Videogame will be blowing the top off PSN Play beginning today.

To quote: The Expendables 2: The Videogame will be kicking off the PSN PLAY program today, giving PlayStation gamers the first chance to play this explosive shooter.

Following the critically acclaimed action movie series by Lionsgate and Millennium Films, The Expendables 2: The Videogame put gamers in control of four of the world's top mercenaries - Barney Ross, Hale Caesar, Gunner Jensen and Yin Yang - as they embark on a rescue mission for a kidnapped billionaire.

Each mercenary will have a distinct play style giving you the choice to tackle enemies up-close or from afar. Here's a quick breakdown of each of the characters weapons and abilities:

Barney Ross: As the leader of the Expendables, Barney is a solid all-around character with no particular weaknesses. His dual pistols or Colt revolver make short work of weaker enemies, while a well-timed grenade toss can take out turrets, tanks, and whatever else the game throws your way. And if someone gets a little too close, Barney's brass knuckles will send them flying back where they came from.

Hale Caesar: Hale is your explosives expert. His weapons are...
 

Ghostbusters: The Videogame is Now Available for PSP & PSPGo

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246w ago - Atari has announced today that Ghostbusters: The Videogame is now available for Sony's PSP and PSPGo consoles.

Press Release: Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, announced today that this summer's best-selling, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is now available at retailers across North America on the PSP systems (including the PSPgo system).

After selling into retail more than one million units across North America in its first month, fans of the summer blockbuster title can now grab their proton packs, blast and wrangle ghosts on a 16x9 widescreen while on the run! Ghostbusters: The Video Game was released on June, 16, 2009 and quickly became one of the hottest video games of the year.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game, based on the smash hit motion picture franchise, is penned by original Ghostbusters writers and stars Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd and reunites many of the original cast members to recapture the unique blend of humor and fright that established Ghostbusters as a pop culture sensation.

In collaboration with Sony Pictures Consumer Products and acclaimed development studios Terminal Reality and RedFly Studios, Atari published this completely all-new chapter of the blockbuster Ghostbusters saga to advanced gaming platforms to coincide...
 

Terminator Salvation Videogame Fact Sheet Issued

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282w ago - A new fact sheet has been issued for the upcoming Terminator Salvation videogame today.

The fact sheet highlights some important elements of the eideogame, including: intelligent robotic enemies, destructible cover gameplay, and a diverse array of weapons including a plasma firing skynet tank.

Press Release: Terminator Salvation

FACT SHEET

RELEASE DATE: May 2009
PUBLISHER: Equity Games Production, Evolved Games
DEVELOPER: GRIN Studios
DISTRIBUTOR: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
ESRB RATING: Rating Pending
GENRE: Third-Person Shooter
PLATFORMS: TBA

PRODUCT OVERVIEW:

In Terminator Salvation the videogame, based on the upcoming Terminator Salvation film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Sony Pictures, players assume the role of John Connor, a soldier in the resistance, battling for survival against the far superior forces of Skynet.

Terminator Salvation the videogame is an intense action-packed third-person shooter featuring concentrated armed combat against all of the Skynet enemies From The film and new killer machines specifically designed for the game.

Taking place two years before the events of the upcoming film set in a post apocalyptic, decimated Los Angeles, players...
 

Buy Before You Try: Why Videogame Demos Refuse to Evolve

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288w ago - With the recent news that Killzone 2's demo would be an exclusive bonus when one preordered the full game through Gamestop, there has been much talk about the wisdom of such a move, and whether or not it's the correct way to use a demo.

We're seeing demos being used more and more as incentives and treats in lieu of real bonuses and giveaways, which not only ensures that customers don't really get anything cool and worthwhile for their money, but seems to completely negate the point of a demo.

The first videogame "demos" came about in the early nineties, with the rise of something called "shareware." Shareware games acted pretty much like the demos we know of today, although they tended to be a little more substantial and could be upgraded to full versions, making them technically different to what demos would become.

For instance, the shareware version of id Software's Doom was the entire first chapter of the game. It was pretty common practice at the time.

Shareware games were basically free, although there was often a minimal fee just for the distribution and packaging. Rows of absurdly cheap floppy discs were a common sight back in "them days," and they also found their ways into the boxes of full games by the same publisher, or flogged off for a quid by some arsehole car...
 
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