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Posts From September, 2011

Zombie Driver HD is Coming to PSN

Pawel Lekki's Avatar + Posted by Pawel Lekki on Sep 29, 2011

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This is my first post on the US PlayStation.Blog – nice to meet everyone! After months and months of hard work I am proud to tell you that Zombie Driver HD will soon be coming to the PlayStation Network. Zombie Driver was originally released on the PC and after lots and lots of improvements it will soon be ready for you to enjoy on PS3.

In the game’s Story campaign, you find yourself trapped in a city full of walking corpses, locked in by a military quarantine. Your only way to survive is to use your driving skills to smash through hordes of zombies and try to save anyone left alive in the city.

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Retro/Grade Rocks the Galaxy’s Face Off, in Reverse

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Sep 28, 2011

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We’ve featured Retro/Grade several times on the PlayStation.Blog over the past couple of years. And so, we know a lot about it: it’s a shooter, controlled with a guitar controller, in reverse. But before Fantastic Fest 2011, I had never seen someone actually play the thing. As a pretty experienced Rock Band-er, I thought I’d be able to jump in and kick some ass, but the reality is, my gaming brain had never been taxed in quite this way.

So we set up a camera for 24 Caret Games’ Matt Gilgenbach, clad in a hard hat, to show you how the game actually plays. He actually beats the game in the first 30 seconds, but that’s not an accident…

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PlayStation Home Update 1.55 Coming Thursday

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Sep 28, 2011

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This Thursday, September 29th, we will release the latest update to the PlayStation Home client. PlayStation Home version 1.55 delivers a brand new start-up experience, updates to the Wardrobe and Furniture browser, and general enhancements that will result in improved stability and smoother operation. Here’s a look at what’s coming as part of PlayStation Home 1.55:

How to Apply the 1.55 Patch

If you are upgrading from an old version of Home (1.40 or earlier) then when you attempt to apply the 1.55 patch please wait for the orange “hard drive activity” light to stop flashing on your PS3 before commencing the patching process.

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PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Sep 27, 2011

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This week’s PlayStation Store update brings amazing content all around starting with the PSN Exclusive Rochard. Combining amazing action, unique art direction, and an original toolbox of game mechanics to bring something truly original to PSN, you’ll want to make sure you play it yourself, or at least check out the demo. PlayStation Plus subscribers will also be able to snag this IGN recommended title a 20% discount for the first two weeks that Rochard is in the Store.

The Resident Evil 15th Anniversary celebrations continue with Resident Evil Code Veronica X HD hitting the Store as well. The definitive version of this landmark Resident Evil title provides the best way to experience this harrowing adventure; complete with Trophy support and HD visuals. PlayStation Plus subscribers, don’t forget, you’ve got a 50% discount set for the first 2 weeks that this title is available.

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Rochard on PSN Today – More Action, Less Gravity

Juhana + Posted by Juhana "Hulu" Virtanen on Sep 27, 2011

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Ever run into a person annoying enough to make you want to launch a two-ton cargo container in their face? Well, it turns out the future is crawling with these guys. And plenty of containers to boot! If you happen to be an astro miner, this means you have a good reason to rev up your trusty G-Lifter for some serious action, now that Rochard appears today on PSN!

So what is a lone astro miner to do against an invading force of Wild Boy thugs? Well, the two-ton cargo containers are just a start. The intruders find themselves on a mined out asteroid, aka home turf, filled with giant machines built to crush, cut and smash things. And then there’s your G-Lifter, which is able to casually grab objects the size of a small car and hurl them across the room. Nifty little upgrades also allow it to fire off deadly lasers and a variety of highly explosive grenade rounds. Add all this to your ability to thrash around gravity with the press of a button, and you can look forward to putting these Wild Boys in a whole new extra-terrestrial world of hurt!

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Remastered Classics Available Today: ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection

Kumi Yuasa's Avatar + Posted by Kumi Yuasa on Sep 27, 2011

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The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! The much anticipated remastered versions of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are available today on a single Blu-ray disc. I have always been a big fan of Ueda-san and his work, and I was excited when I first heard about the project. It has been an honor to work on this collection, and I am just as excited as you all to play these new versions at home.

The game has been brought to new life with these enhancements and exclusive content:

  • Full 1080p HD resolution
  • Stereoscopic 3D support
  • 7.1 surround sound
  • Full Trophy support, with unique trophies for each game

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Dead Nation: Road of Devastation Out Today

Petteri Putkonen's Avatar + Posted by Petteri Putkonen on Sep 27, 2011

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With over 3.8 million recruits and more than 13 billion zombies killed worldwide, the time has come to launch the ultimate zombie-killing spectacle of our time. Think you’ve got what it takes to survive “Road of Devastation?” An expansion to Dead Nation with single player and two player co-op modes (online and offline), as well as new trophies to pick up, Road of Devastation is a brand new way to experience Dead Nation. Check out our new launch trailer above! It reveals some awesome new Road of Devastation moments, along with accolades that Dead Nation received – all in iconic 80’s action movies style!

From the ashes of the apocalypse, an organization has worked in the shadows, tampering with the human gene to engineer the perfect zombie killing machine… you! Continuing from the events of the original game (or is that preceding…?), Road of Devastation puts your skills to the ultimate test.

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Your Journey Begins Spring 2012

Jenova Chen's Avatar + Posted by Jenova Chen on Sep 27, 2011

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This is Jenova Chen from thatgamecompany. First of all I would like to thank you for your support during the closed beta for our upcoming game Journey. It was a great success!

For the past few months, we kept getting asked about Journey’s release date. Yes, we haven’t said anything about our release in a while mainly because we really couldn’t tell. And we don’t want to throw out a date that we are not sure about, and later disappoint our players.

Fortunately, the online beta went very well, and our continued playtests have given us great feedback on the work we have left to complete. While there is still a ton of care and polish needed, we can’t wait to finally deliver Journey, TGC’s take on an online adventure game.

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