If you’re eagerly anticipating picking up a PlayStation Vita at launch, February 22nd probably feels distressingly far away. “But I want to play NOW,” you may be thinking, feeling, and/or shouting. We understand.
That’s why we’re going to be fanning out across the country to give loyal PlayStation fans the the opportunity to go hands on with the PS Vita months before launch, through a series of Vita Social Clubs. And for people in the San Francisco Bay Area, that opportunity comes knocking this Thursday with the grand opening of the Vita Hill Social Club. We’ll be bringing the food and the beverages, but most importantly, we’ll be bringing the Vitas. Dozens and dozens of them. Bring extra hands!
The Vita Hill Social Club will give you the opportunity to play tons of PS Vita games, including UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss, LittleBigPlanet, Little Deviants, WipEout 2048, ModNation Racers, Reality Fighters, and Hot Shots Golf in a relaxing setting. We’ll also be raffling off a few things… maybe even a PS Vita (correction: yes, we will).
1,102,202 Mods to date and counting! That’s the current number of user-created Mods in the ModNation database. This works out to an average of 1,971 Mods created per day since the franchise was born in May 2010. We might be going out on a limb here but we suspect you kinda enjoy creating those cute, colorful, frightening, bizarre, silly, awkward, and many times artistic “alter egos”.
Now with ModNation Racers: Road Trip and Vita in hand (or pocket) you can create and tote your favorite Mods along with you while “on the road”. Anything that catches your eye from a statue in a garden courtyard to the gigantic inflatable mascot at a high school football game can instantly be preserved in time with your portable Mod Studio.
Vehicle classes in DUST 514 resemble modern day battlefield armored vehicles but are more menacing…and multitudes more lethal. You can also customize the vehicles with weapons and modules to ensure highly dynamic and constantly evolving gameplay where no single vehicle can impose absolute supremacy. The ultimate goal is to create an experience where players make meaningful choices based on their surroundings and situations when deploying vehicles.
Vehicles are highly customizable; these units can be fitted with a broad arsenal of armaments, bolstered by modules that can be installed to apply bonuses and abilities to further enhance a vehicle’s combat effectiveness. Players will be able to choose arms from all the familiar EVE Online weapon classes, from energy-based laser weapons, blaster and rail cannon hybrid technology to traditional projectile and missile weaponry. Each of these weapon types are divided over racial factions, having an affinity towards vehicle hulls from similar origins. Vehicles like the Caldari heavy attack Vehicle (HAV) for example, are well suited to using technologies embraced by the Caldari, such as their powerful armor-rupturing railgun cannons.
The Sly Collection arrives this week on PSN, where we give you the sweet option of downloading the amazing trilogy together, or each Sly game individually, all in stereoscopic 3D. Before the DragonZord and White TigerZord dominated afternoon television in the 90’s, there was Voltron in the 80’s. This Mighty Morphing Power Rangers fan is envious of the Voltron game hitting PSN this week. Even more classics return to glory on PSone and PS2, and Modern Warfare 2 and De Blob 2 evolve into a full digital downloads. Grab your Thanksgiving leftovers and enjoy this week’s The Drop.
We’ve got everything you need for the perfect stay-at-home holiday weekend.
J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi thriller Super 8 hits New Releases this week. Follow a group of amateur filmmakers as they become entwined in a small-town alien mystery. The summer blockbuster stars Elle Fanning (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and Ron Eldard (The Tenth Circle).
Conan the Barbarian storms into Movies this week with the epic adventure of one of the world’s classic warriors. Follow Conan on his quest for revenge, starring Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis), Rachel Nichols (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Rose McGowan (Machete), Stephen Lang (Avatar) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy). For eye-popping action, check it out in Available in 3D!
Avoid the shopping crowds this weekend and take advantage of our Black Friday specials running through Monday in Collections & Sales. Find titles at incredibly low prices, including Horrible Bosses, Green Lantern and Crazy, Stupid, Love. for just $12.99 to own in 1080p HD.
Introducing the Official PlayStation.Blogcast!
I know we’re a little late to the podcast party, but we wanted to ensure we could offer more than just four guys chatting about games. PlayStation’s specialty is creating experiences that you can’t find anywhere else, so we wanted to extend that philosophy to our long-awaited podcast, which launches right here, right now. Enjoy the Official PlayStation.Blogcast!
When crafting the podcast’s purpose, the team identified three goals:
Share exclusive first details on next week’s PSN game lineup Answer questions from the PlayStation community And finally, evolve to meet YOUR needs
Attn: Sodium 2 racers! PlayStation Home’s exclusive hyper-speed futuristic racing game will receive a huge update this week with new rewards, rivalries and explosive launch boosts. Beginning on Thursday, November 24th, players will be able to unlock up to 28 unique rewards by reaching new XP levels in Sodium 2 (those of you’ve who’ve already made it to the top of the game will also be rewarded these items upon entering the Sodium 2 launch grid). We’re also excited to introduce the new Rivals system, which expands your multiplayer experience by allowing you to go head-to-head against any other player in the scene as well as the last 20 players you’ve challenged in multiplayer mode – no friends list required. Finally, we’ve added another way for you to gain an advantage over your opponents with the Sodium 2 Launch Boost system. Time things right and you’ll receive an explosive boost off the starting grid allowing you to surge ahead of your competitors and seize the lead!
The final phase of the Turkey Chase game will be released in Pier Park this week. This classic game pits players against a horde of wily turkeys in a cat and mouse chase complete with brand new rewards. Catch them all, you will unlock Thanksgiving-themed rewards that are sure to make you an object of envy amongst your peers. Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in true PlayStation Home style with this ridiculous(ly fun) game!
Soooo I kinda let the cat out of the bag in one of my replies to a recent Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time blog post, but I thought I would make it more official here: The Sly Collection is heading to PSN as a PlayStation Store download! Look for all three full games to be available for download in the US on Tuesday, November 29th.
The Sly series is such a PS2 classic; they are still as much fun to play today as the day they came out. And in their new, remastered form, all three titles feature Trophies, wide screen HD running at a smooth frame rate (60 frames per second!) and they are all playable in stereoscopic 3D. You can purchase the Sly Collection for $29.99 or you can buy the individual titles for $9.99 each. Speaking from personal experience, Once you play one, I know you will want to play them all!
So if you have not had a chance to play the new Sly Collection on Blu-ray, or you just want to revisit your favorite boss battle in Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus or finally complete all those Master Thief Challenges in Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, then check them out on PSN on the 29th. But no stealing!!
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