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Posts From May, 2011

PlayStation Move sharp shooter Origins – Part One

Victor Zuylen's Avatar + Posted by Victor Zuylen on May 27, 2011

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By now you’ve probably read a thing or two about the PlayStation Move sharp shooter – like the fact that it has a digital trigger, a pump-action grip, and an authentic form factor. But did you know that it originally started life as a side project for Killzone 3’s game director?

It all began with a Helghast soldier using a PlayStation Move controller.

“We were at a game convention where the PlayStation Move was being demonstrated,” Guerrilla Games Director Mathijs de Jonge recalls.

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New Official Wireless Stereo Headset Coming for PS3

Anand Agarwal's Avatar + Posted by Anand Agarwal on May 27, 2011

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Do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of the enemy approaching your bunker. Only you’ve heard them way before they’ve even seen you and now your commandos are ready to unload. What’s your advantage? It’s simple – the official PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset – the latest addition to the PlayStation 3 accessories family.

The official PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset will be available for $99.99 (MSRP) at retailers nationwide in time for Resistance 3. Featuring 7.1 virtual surround sound, the Wireless Stereo Headset lets you hear all the minor in-game audio clues clearly, whether you are in a firefight in a first-person shooter or racing for the checkered flag.

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inviZimals: Shadow Zone Coming to PSP This Fall

Emerson Escobar's Avatar + Posted by Emerson Escobar on May 26, 2011

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Emerson here with some great news for all you inviZimals fans out there. inviZimals: Shadow Zone is coming to North America!

The story picks up several months after the events of the first inviZimals game and features new, deeper and more involved captures with over 100 new inviZimals to hunt and battle with. You can also team up with a friend for co-op captures using AdHoc or Infrastructure connectivity. You can even modify and share your inviZimals by changing their names, colors and choose from a greater range of attack moves. The game will also feature a full blown rank and prestige system as well as you being able to travel to new exotic locations as you investigate how inviZimals shaped ancient mythology.

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Resistance 3 Pre-order Bonuses: Hale Returns, SRPA Black Ops and more

David Bull's Avatar + Posted by David Bull on May 26, 2011

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Do you want to burn the Chimera to a crisp with Air Fuel Grenades? Maybe you want to play as Nathan Hale on the Chimeran battlefield? Or perhaps you’d rather wear Chimera teeth as a war trophy? If so, we’ve got something special for you. Today, we’re announcing the Resistance 3 pre-order program, offering unique packages and bonuses to customize your Resistance 3 experience when it launches exclusively on the PS3 this September 6th.

Here’s the full rundown:

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Joseph Capelli wears a necklace of Chimeran teeth during Resistance 3. Show that you are the resistance, with this authentic replica that symbolizes the battle against the Chimera.

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Identity Theft Protection Offer for PlayStation Network and Qriocity Customers

Patrick Seybold's Avatar + Posted by Patrick Seybold on May 25, 2011

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Starting today, PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders in the United States can begin the enrollment process for the identity theft protection program by visiting http://us.playstation.com/news/consumeralerts/identity-theft-protection/. We are also notifying customers of the enrollment landing page via email, which you will receive in your inbox this week.

As previously announced, Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment have made arrangements with Debix to offer the AllClear ID PLUS identity theft protection program.

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Into The Pixel 2011: PlayStation Artists Honored

Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on May 25, 2011

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Today, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced the winners for the 2011 Into The Pixel collection, the only juried art exhibition that brings together experts from the traditional fine art world and the interactive entertainment industry to display and discuss the art of video games. We’re excited to share that art from four exclusive PlayStation titles have been chosen to be included in this year’s list of winners – UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Killzone 3 and God of War III. The ITP has selected only 17 pieces of art to be included in this prestigious collection, so this is a true honor for SCEA and our developers.

Check out the art below to see the winning pieces from our SCEA developers as well as a few words from the teams.

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God of War III: How to Make a Monster

Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on May 25, 2011

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Call me late to the party, but I’ve been flipping through Ballistic Publishing’s 272-page opus The Art of God of War III — and I like it. It reads like a cookbook for wannabe creature creators, chronicling God of War III’s evolving monster designs throughout the game’s extensive development process. The luscious artwork is accompanied by insightful commentary and anecdotes from the game’s visual development artists and the phenoms at Sony Santa Monica Studios.

In addition to pages and pages of unseen concept art and reference sketches, The Art of God of War III showcases characters and creatures that didn’t make it into the final version of the game, including several monster designs that were (sadly) left on the cutting-room floor.

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New PSP Limited Edition Entertainment Pack for Dads & Grads

Crystal MacKenzie's Avatar + Posted by Crystal MacKenzie on May 25, 2011

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These days parents play games as much as their kids, so for Father’s Day we’re making what to get Dad a whole lot easier – introducing the newest Limited Edition PSP Entertainment Pack. This high value PSP bundle includes a “piano black” PSP-3000 system, 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo and two of our biggest portable titles — MLB 11 The Show and Gran Turismo.

Available this June at retailers nationwide for $159.99 (MSRP), this Limited Edition PSP Entertainment Pack will allow you to play like you’re in the big leagues with MLB 11: The Show or feel the edge-of-your-seat racing excitement of Gran Turismo. With this kind of value, there’s no doubt this bundle is a great gift for dads or grads everywhere. Enjoy!

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