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Cars 2: The Video Game Supports 3D and 4-Player Split-Screen on PS3

Jonathan Warner's Avatar + Posted by Jonathan Warner on Mar 31, 2011

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Hi everybody! We’re wrapping up production on Cars 2, and now we’re excited to announce that Cars 2: The Video Game will be presented in 3D exclusively on the PS3. We’ve worked very closely with Pixar to bring a cool Cars 2 game to life, and it’s even more exciting to bring all of those great characters to life in a full 3D experience. Pixar has created such vibrant worlds that resonate so well with audiences that it seemed a natural extension to take the game to a 3D setting — just like the upcoming film.

What’s more, our engineers were able to design a system that allows us to harness the power of the PS3 to display the game in four-player split screen in full 3D. It made the PlayStation 3 the perfect choice for developing a 3D game. We’re really looking forward to delivering a special racing game, and I hope you will enjoy playing it as much as we do!

The 3D aspect for the PS3 enables you to step into the game world and experience it the same way you will in a 3D-equipped theater. You’ll get an extra visceral component to the gameplay that you just don’t get on any other platform.

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Time Machine: Rogue Pilot coming to PSN This Spring With Multiplayer

Lucy Khatajaeva's Avatar + Posted by Lucy Khatajaeva on Mar 31, 2011

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Hi everyone! The best thing about my first post on the PlayStation.Blog is that it’s an announcement! Our very first PS3 title Time Machine: Rogue Pilot is in the final stages of development and will be available in PSN later this spring (hurray!), which is totally exciting for our studio.

Time Machine: Rogue Pilot combines all my favorite elements from the “match three” and hidden object genre, combined with full HD graphics and a great soundtrack. Your task is to time travel through different eras to fix the past and save he future!

First, some backstory! The Time Machine was built by a genius professor for the good of humanity, but it was stolen by a fellow named Jack, who has an interest in bringing destruction to the world. He jumps from one era to another and creates chaos to the timeline. While playing for Ilona, a young girl who was brave enough to chase Jack, you’ll have to collect special crystals in match-three missions that serve as fuel for your Time Machine, enabling you to jump from one era to another.

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LittleBigPrius Contest: See the Winning Level

David Winding's Avatar + Posted by David Winding on Mar 31, 2011

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Nearly 100,000 people have downloaded and played our “LittleBigPrius” level since it was released in early February. As you know, we asked the LittleBigPlanet community to use the objects they earned from playing our level to create their own Prius-themed levels, and the response was overwhelming.

The community has spoken, the judges have rendered a verdict, and we’re happy to announce the contest winners. Finalists, who have won a PlayStation Move Sports Champion bundle, include:

  • “Prius Fights Back” by Hymanator
  • “Prius Goes Hollywood” by Stephie Rawks
  • “Prius Commercial” by wildbil1217
  • “Driving Test” by GoodDogPhoebe

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Virtua Tennis 4 is Serving Up Exclusive Content for PS3 Tennis Fans

David Kempshall's Avatar + Posted by David Kempshall on Mar 31, 2011

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Firstly let me introduce myself to those of you who don’t know me. My name is Mie Kumagai and I’m the Executive Producer on Virtua Tennis 4 and have worked on the game since the original version became available in 1999 on arcade machines across the world. This is the first of a series of blogs about Virtua Tennis 4, which is out on May 10th, but I’d like to start with a few words about the big earthquake that hit Japan on March 11.

Everybody over here deeply appreciates your concern and consideration for us. Things have still not gotten back to normal, and areas around Tokyo are suffering from planned outages due to electricity shortages, but we are doing our very best to deliver Virtua Tennis 4 to you.

Today’s blog is geared up to tell you all about what’s new for Virtua Tennis 4 on the PlayStation 3, there are a host of new features including PlayStation Move compatibility, a brand new World Tour and online centre, plus plenty of others.

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Announcer Eric Karros Talks MLB 11 The Show

Eric Levine's Avatar + Posted by Eric Levine on Mar 31, 2011

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The boys of summer go back to work today as select stadiums around the country unlock their doors for MLB Opening Day. So, to kick off the baseball season we thought it’d be fitting for you to hear from a former big leaguer, someone who’s been in the trenches and powered through the grind of a 162 game season. Therefore, I’m pleased to introduce our good friend Eric Karros, who joins the MLB 11 The Show broadcast booth this year. Karros, the 1992 National League Rookie of the Year and former Los Angeles Dodger first baseman, completes our commentary trio, throwing his hat into the ring with The Show veterans Matt Vasgersian and Dave Campbell. Certainly no stranger to the limelight, Karros currently works as an MLB color commentator for FOX, as well as KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, where he’s part of the pre-game show for Dodger games.

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Digital Comics Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Mar 30, 2011

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Who’s next this week on PSP? You guessed it – Doctor Who!

IDW presents the critically acclaimed Doctor Who comic book series, featuring all-new adventures of Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor, the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, and classics from decades past. We have no less than 36 Dr Who comics for you to try! In Agent Provocateur, the tenth doctor and Londoner sidekick Martha Jones stop oppression, darkness, and evil spreading throughout the galaxies… But someone out there has the Doctor in their sights. Classics Volume 1 features the Fourth Doctor in adventures written by renowned talents Pat Mills, John Wagner, and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen). Also available is Doctor Who’s first ongoing monthly series – with all 16 issues of Volume 1 and the first issue of Volume 2. Including Doctor travelling to 1920s Hollywood where he befriends stars and, of course, discovers an alien plot. Check out the full list below for more Dr Who goodness.

The biggest House of M story is finally revealed in Civil War: House of M (2008) – how did Magneto take over the world? Christos Gage (Thunderbolts, House of M: Avengers) and Andrea Di Vito (Annihilation) reveal how the penniless refugee rose to conquer the entire planet…

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Coming to PlayStation Plus: Stardrone Discount, Dungeon Hunter and Sonic the Hedgehog 2...

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Mar 30, 2011

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We have some exciting offers coming to PlayStation Plus, with huge discounts and free games across the board, including PSN newcomers Stardrone and Dungeon Hunter! Check out some of our highlighted offers below, along with the full list that follows. Also, some of you may be wondering about the Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds avatar bundle. We’re making the bundle available on April 12 exclusively for Plus subscribers for $3.99, which has been moved from its original March 29 launch date.

As a continuation of the SEGA Genesis Collection we’re offering Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on April 5, early and free of charge to Plus subscribers. Includes trophy support!

Destroy wave upon wave of bad guys in the PSN minis title Duael Invaders. This classic shoot ‘em up game is free and exclusive to Plus subscribers on April 5.

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This Week in PlayStation Home – Novus Prime: Escalation, Ride Shakedown Event, New Vi...

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Mar 30, 2011

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As announced in Monday’s post, Novus Prime, the multiplayer space combat shooter exclusive to PlayStation Home, is receiving a massive update this week. This huge expansion – entitled Novus Prime: Escalation – features new missions, enemies, weapons, companion bots, avatar items, leaderboards, voiceovers, a completed pilot outfit, a new personal space with zero-gravity simulator, and tons more. Head to the Novus Prime: Escalation space this Thursday, March 31st and get in on the action!

The PlayStation Home Mall’s shelves will be lined with new items starting this Thursday. Check out this video for a look at some of the new items coming soon to the PlayStation Home Mall.

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