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Knack Turns One on PS4: Easter Eggs, Ultra-Rare Statue Detailed

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3d ago - Sony Associate Project Manager Nick Accordino announced today that Knack Turns one on PS4, complete with Easter eggs and an ultra-rare statue detailed below!

To quote: Hello again, PlayStation nation! It's hard to believe that just a little over one year ago many of you embarked on a grand journey with one of PlayStation's newest heroes, Knack.

As a producer, it's been my pleasure to hear so many heartwarming stories of fans playing together with their families and friends, searching for special relics and tackling the larger than life story within PS4's first exciting year. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support.

To celebrate Knack's 1st birthday, I'd like to share a little-known easter egg with all of you Knack fans, as well as tease a special opportunity for those of you who make your way to PlayStation Experience in December.

Close observers of Knack's stages might have recognized a few familiar shapes hidden within the walls and scenery. Take this screenshot from stage 1-2 for example:

Notice the small Knack shape hidden on the left pillar? That's what we call a "Hidden Knack"!

Inspired by the "Hidden Mickeys" that keen observers can spot at Disney parks, the team at Japan Studio placed over 45 Hidden Knacks throughout the...
 

Sony Announces PlayStation 4 Turns One, Unprecedented PS4 Year!

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2w ago - Sony President and CEO Shawn Layden announced today that PlayStation officially 4 turns one with news of an unprecedented PS4 first year!

To quote: It's hard to believe that 12 short months ago, the PlayStation Nation finally got their hands on the most powerful and socially connected gaming platform ever created.

With blockbuster games from our Worldwide Studios like inFAMOUS Second Son, MLB 14 The Show, Killzone Shadow Fall, The Last of Us Remastered and new innovative features like Share Play and SHAREfactory, PS4 has had an unprecedented first year!

In honor of PS4's one year anniversary, we've created an infographic highlighting some of the unforgettable milestones. It goes with saying that this is made possible by you, and we continue to be humbled by your passion.

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I should also mention that we're not only celebrating PS4's first birthday, but also a significant milestone for our brand as we near the 20th anniversary of the original PlayStation on December 3rd.

In the weeks leading up to this special day, I'm happy to announce that we have a series of blog posts planned to take a look back at twenty years of PlayStation.
 

FEZ Turns Heads on PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita on March 25th

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39w ago - Polytron Producer Marie-Christine Bourdua announced today that FEZ turns heads on PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita on March 25th, 2014.

Below are the details, to quote: This is it. We've come to the end of development, and Fez is finally coming to PlayStation on March 25th!

It's been an incredible adventure, and we couldn't have made it without the amazing work of [Register or Login to view links] and the support of Sony's team. In the name of all of us at Polytron, thank you so much!

People have been asking for a PS3 version of Fez since day one, and we believe it was worth the wait. Blit took the time to make a solid C++ port of the game, which runs smoothly at native resolution on PS Vita, and 720p at 60 frames per second on PS3.

The PS4 version is what we consider to be the best-looking and smoothest Fez experience you can get on a TV set, running at beautiful 1080p (and yes, 60fps too). You wouldn't think that upping the resolution would make a big difference in a game like ours, where the pixels are the size of Gomez's fist... but it really does look even crisper and blockier - in a good way.

No one's going to blame you for digging around, but you won't find many big changes in these versions of the game. However, there are a few surprises... especially...
 

PS Vita Turns Two, PlayStation Vita Fans Celebrate with PSN Sales

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40w ago - Sony Platform Marketing Manager Sharon Kapitula announced that PS Vita turns two today and invites PlayStation Vita fans to celebrate with PSN sales outlined below.

To quote: Hi everyone! I can't believe it's been a year, but here we are celebrating another PS Vita anniversary! So much has happened since its launch in North America two years ago - many amazing games were released, Remote Play functionality with PS4 was added, and we announced PlayStation Now is coming to PS Vita.

The platform has greatly transformed in the past year, and the passionate support and personal stories I've heard from our development community have been truly inspiring. Plus exciting things are on the horizon, including the launch of our new slimmer model PS Vita this spring.

In the meantime, we wish a big "thank you" to our fans for being a part of our community. Starting tomorrow, enjoy the week-long PS Vita Anniversary Sale which will discount some amazing titles.

In addition, [Register or Login to view links] is hosting a week-long sweepstakes, featuring Vita related games and accessories. Stay tuned on Twitter for more information!

PS Vita Anniversary Sale

Title PS Plus Price Sale Price Original Price
Castlestorm (cross-buy)...
 

Video: Naughty Bear: Panic In Paradise Turns On The PSN Charm

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118w ago - Behaviour Creative Director Ashley Pannell has shared a video trailer today showcasing the upcoming PSN title Naughty Bear: Panic In Paradise below.

To quote: Ashley from [Register or Login to view links] here. When we first approached the development of Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise, we set out to not just improve on the 2010 original but to exceed that and deliver a dramatically enhanced experience.

We always loved the core concept and the cheeky protagonist, Naughty Bear. Obviously we could have completely thrown the entire concept out and started again from scratch, but there were many things that our fans liked about Naughty Bear.

Our first goal was to fix the things that we were called out on and then add new, meaningful gameplay mechanics which would make Panic in Paradise as good as it possibly could be.

With that in mind, the following list lets you take a peek inside a few of the new features and mechanics in Panic in Paradise, due on PlayStation Network this October.

Graphics

Panic in Paradise has been built using a fully revamped version of our internal engine. A new lighting and shadow system brings a great new mood and feel to the world and also allows for a dramatically increased number of bears on screen.
 
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