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Video: Celebrating 15 Years Of Gran Turismo on Sony Platforms

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67w ago - Sony European Brand Manager Penrose Tackie posted up a video today in honor of celebrating 15 years Of Gran Turismo on Sony video gaming platforms.

To quote: A little over 15 years ago, what was then a small Japanese studio (headed up by Kazunori Yamauchi) embarked upon on a journey that would enrich the lives of many millions of gamers. The journey that the team undertook set new benchmarks in graphics, game physics and sheer entertainment factor.

That studio eventually became known as Polyphony Digital, and the brand they created was - of course - Gran Turismo.

15 years after that seminal moment, and after who knows how many billions of miles driven collectively by Gran Turismo gamers all over the world, I am very pleased to announce a special Gran Turismo 15th Anniversary Event taking place May 15th at Silverstone Race Circuit, England.

The event will be a celebration of all that Gran Turismo has come to represent to a community of millions all over the world, and will involve many of the car manufacturers who have been part of that incredible 15 year journey.

At the event, Kazunori Yamauchi will also be making some exciting announcements about the future of the brand. Activities will be covered live right here, at [Register or Login to view links],...
 

Video: The Ratchet & Clank Never Seen: 10 Years of Concept Art

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104w ago - Insomniac Games Chief Operating Officer John Fiorito has unveiled some rare concept art today spanning over the last 10 years from Ratchet & Clank for die-hard fans.

To quote: The Ratchet & Clank franchise turns 10 this year, and to celebrate their anniversary we will release the Ratchet & Clank Collection on PS3.

Ever since the first Ratchet & Clank game launched, fans have written us wanting to see concept art. While concepts are just one of many pieces we use to put our games together, they are a fun way to show the history of the Ratchet & Clank universe.

So I searched around the studio and pulled together a collection of images that go all the way back to 2002 when Insomniac started working on a new game...

In The Beginning... well actually it was 2000. We were wrapping up Spyro: Year of the Dragon and looking ahead to the PlayStation 2. After spending a year developing a new game code-named "I5" and later known as "Girl with a Stick," we canceled the project and decided to shift gears.

(To find out more about Girl with a Stick and its ultimate demise, check out the [Register or Login to view links]). That left us with only a few months to present a new idea and we started working on...
 

Video: Celebrating Ten Years of PlayStation 2

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199w 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: Sony PlayStation: 15 Years In The Making

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206w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has shared a video today as part of their celebration dubbed Sony PlayStation: 15 Years In The Making.

To quote: Today we celebrate 15 Years of PlayStation, the gaming industry and most importantly, the PlayStation fan. It is an honor to officially kick off our celebration on the PlayStation.Blog with a retrospective journey and history lesson 15 years in the making.

The PlayStation, the PlayStation 2, the PlayStation Portable, the PlayStation 3 – these aren't just names to Sony gaming products – these are milestones in every gamers' coming of age story.

Twisted Metal, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Killzone and God of War, aren't just clever titles to PlayStation classics – but defining moments in gaming history where PlayStation stands above the rest, delivering memorable experiences and jaw-dropping moments.





Sitting at PlayStation and being part of this amazing journey as a gamer and now working with the PlayStation team, I can't help but recollect my first encounter with Metal Gear Solid.

Within moments of popping in my PlayStation Underground disc, and booting the MGS demo – I knew right there and then what I wanted to do with my life....
 

Sony's PlayStation Store Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation

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206w ago - Yesterday we reported that PlayStation Home began the 15-year mark celebrations, and today Ro Hernandez of the PlayStation Store Team has extended the news to the PSN store with some sale items and more!

To quote: As many of you are already aware, today marks a monumental milestone for gamers in North America.

Fifteen years ago, the original PlayStation console was introduced, forever altering the entertainment experience for our loyal PlayStation fans and revolutionizing the video game industry.

In order to celebrate our 15-year anniversary with you, we are launching a new category on the PlayStation Store (look under New Releases) that will hold classic content in PlayStation's history.

Today, we're kicking off the celebration with a sale on Super Rub 'a' Dub. How does this fit into PlayStation's history? Well some of you may not know that the ducks in Super Rub 'a' Dub were used in a tech demo at E3 2005 to show the processing power of the PlayStation 3.

Along with Super Rub 'a' Dub, we will also have a sale on Suikoden, an iconic RPG from Konami that launched within the first year of the PlayStation's release. Finally, be sure to...
 
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