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3…2…1…PulzAR! PS Vita Gets Augmented Reality Puzzle Game Today

Shaun Wharton's Avatar + Posted by Shaun Wharton on Jun 12, 2012 // Associate Producer

We’re very excited to announce the release of PulzAR today, available on PSN for $1.99. In case you’ve missed our past PulzAR blog posts, here’s a word from the game’s lead designer to usher in today’s release:


I’m Neall Jones, Lead Designer for the next great addition to the PS Vita AR games, PulzAR.

So, what’s PulzAR all about then? Well the Earth is in grave danger, somewhere just beyond our planet’s outer atmosphere five giant asteroids are heading on a deadly collision course with the planet. It’s up to you, the player, to command a network of laser powered rockets to try and blast the asteroids into a harmless meteor shower before they hit the Earth. The first Play Card placed is used as the Arena card and draws the level out, then the puzzles use up to 5 Play Cards to place the three types of objects in the game; Reflectors, Splitters and Color Filters. There have been other laser and light based games before, but none of them have let you see the game world and play it on your table top, something that can only be done with the PS Vita. The original iteration of the puzzles just used Reflectors with the Splitters and Color Filters part of the Arena; we expanded that to allow the other objects to be placed by the player too.

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Moving the PS Vita around the play area will let you visualize the world in true 3D, you may see a solution you previously hadn’t thought of. Tilt the PS Vita up to the sky to view the asteroids bearing down on you. We hope you enjoy PulzAR and manage to solve all of the puzzles. If you need to get the AR Play Cards or want create a huge arena to play in (by scaling up the cards) then you can download them from here.

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Table Top Tanks – Toy Tanks Pack

We’re also happy to announce the brand new DLC for Table Top Tanks – the “Toy Tank Pack.” For only $0.99, players can outfit their tanks and jets with a more whimsical, toy-inspired look – perfect for fooling your opponents into underestimating your power before you seize victory on the battlefield!

We hope you’re enjoying blasting your friends in the addictive Ad-Hoc battle mode too! It’s a wild multiplayer experience that is intensely fun.

That’s all for now, but stay tuned as we’ll have more announcements in the near future regarding AR Play, DLC, and much more.

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+ DazeOfWar on June 12th, 2012 at 9:49 pm said:

MGS HD collection is also up.


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+ PainOfSarrow on June 12th, 2012 at 9:51 pm said:

FJ1100_rider , i aggree, your Welcome


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+ jeremybristol on June 12th, 2012 at 9:53 pm said:

@138
I’ll get it almost $5 bucks cheaper, get the DLC, and put it on my adopted little brother’s Vita when his birthday comes around and he gets his Vita. That’s saving almost $45 dollars. That’s enough to make me swear off physical copies for good.

@128
I’m not a child. I’m thirty-four and work full time for a group home for the mentally handicapped, and I also write fiction; god forbid I should be so selfish as to have a hobby on my down time. Anyway, I hardly think the words “jilted,” “frustrated,” and “impatient” are intense-enough words to describe the situation in a third world country. Those are everyday words for everyday, inconsequential problems. I would equate the inconvenience to a rough commute, nothing more. I think there are plenty of us who have been frustrated by that.


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+ DoTheKiller91 on June 12th, 2012 at 9:55 pm said:

I like old school PSOne gaming, anyone else? I don’t have a PSOne anymore sadly, so i play them straight on PS3 :) recently bought on eBay my fav NFS game, Porsche Unleashed for PSOne ofc, just thought i would share!


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+ DazeOfWar on June 12th, 2012 at 9:56 pm said:

Now that it’s already 10pm on the west coast this is a little ridiculous. You would think Sony would put up a post saying they were having difficulties or something. All this does is irritate customers and make people stop believing in Sony. I’ll always play on my Playstation but you have to respond back to us Sony.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on June 12th, 2012 at 9:57 pm said:

@jeremybristol:

So? I work too. Do I get to sit on the throne of shameless self-promotion now?

Rough commutes bother you? Really? Toughen up.


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+ massimodo on June 12th, 2012 at 9:58 pm said:

+ PrimeroIncognito on June 12th, 2012 at 9:27 pm said:
Golly, that really hurt. I’m going to kill myself now.

You won’t be missed, buddy, trust me. You offer nothing of value to anyone here. All you do is put on your SDF blinders and attack anyone who doesn’t lick sony’s crack like you do. I’ve been a critic of sony but I’ve also been a very strong supporter of the vita and sony in general. Not that it matters to a little pre-programmed attack dog like you. Bark, bark, bark, arf, arf, arf. You’re like your avatar. No actual mental activity going on between your ears, just a set of responses to sony being attacked. I must defend sony. They’re my everything.

The store is a long running joke, but it stopped being funny a while ago. The complete disdain sony shows for people on this blog is blindingly apparent when they informed gaf of the delays but not us. Updating the store so late in the day is a sign of disrespect and contempt for your customer base. The fact that you don’t get business basics speaks volumes about you.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on June 12th, 2012 at 9:59 pm said:

@137:

What does Sony’s beginning ventures into digital distribution have to do with what’s going on now? That’s like saying, “that kid used to not be able to walk when he was an infant, so I don’t have much trust in his legs holding up much longer.”

You learn as you grow, and you get better along the way.

They also have different protocols that they follow when meeting their business goals. They’re not going to be just like all the other companies. If you don’t like it, why are still hanging around with them? Get an X-Box and be done with it.

Do you know how many early updates there have been RECENTLY? One late update in a long time and suddenly Sony supposedly can’t do anything right?


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+ PrimeroIncognito on June 12th, 2012 at 10:01 pm said:

Now I’m REALLY going to kill myself! This guy totally hates me! And apparently everyone else does too! Oh no! My life is in shambles! I guess all these years of family and friends telling me they care about me must have all been lies! Why did you treat me like this cruel world! WHY?!?!?

*BLAM!*

(dead)


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+ Dante069 on June 12th, 2012 at 10:03 pm said:

@jeremybristol

That is a good that you are working with the handicapped. My little brother is handicapped and lives in a group home. They need more people like yourself to help people who need it.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on June 12th, 2012 at 10:05 pm said:

Anyway… if the store is a “long running joke”, why are you still hanging around here? You must like stale jokes. Now that means the joke is on you.

And I’m not defending Sony as much as I am giving crap to all you pesky whiners who truly deserve it. But I guess you can’t comprehend that. But hey, if you want to picture me as some Sony fanboy, you go ahead and do whatever makes you feel better.

You can keep living in hatred if you want to. Like a couple weeks ago when you sent me PM’s talking crap about other PSN members… dude, why are you so miserable?


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+ dragonx2k8 on June 12th, 2012 at 10:07 pm said:

And to think, I’m a fan of Sony first and foremost because of the mature nature of the business model and community….hmm….


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+ Carlos_spicy8–o on June 12th, 2012 at 10:07 pm said:

I bought the table top tanks dlc, but there is no option to download it.


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+ Enigma2010 on June 12th, 2012 at 10:07 pm said:

All of you silence your forked tougues!!! and massimodo your avatar speaks volumes too. a rodent who doesnt know his place and scurries into places he or she dont belong.dissapear or be squashed.if your female.close your sourdough smelling clap trap!!!!!


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+ PrimeroIncognito on June 12th, 2012 at 10:07 pm said:

And this avatar rules, by the way.

Rush is a true playa…

So, if I’m like a dog, are you like a raccoon? I mean seriously, what was the point of trying to connect my avatar to specific aspects of my life?


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+ jwj011576 on June 12th, 2012 at 10:09 pm said:

Yeah The Vita Store Has Been Updated Just The PS3 Store Now And It’s Been Tripping For The Past 10Mins.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on June 12th, 2012 at 10:10 pm said:

Sly Cooper is a thief too… I guess that means you can never turn your back on massimodo… nobody likes a backstabber! Yeah! Take that massimodo! The WHOLE WORLD hates you! Yeah, it’s true! I’ve talked to ALL of them! All 6.5 billion people on Earth told me that they can’t stand you and won’t miss YOU when you die! True story…


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+ FORMIK on June 12th, 2012 at 10:11 pm said:

Is this game like Table Top Tanks, in that because of the price it comes with features, modes, and such? Is this not like the free, but more shallow experiences of AR gaming, like the soccer, diving, and fireworks?
The game looks interesting, but neither the article or the video describe much in terms of the game aside from how it plays. I like Table Top Tanks, and am considering this game.


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+ Enigma2010 on June 12th, 2012 at 10:13 pm said:

Balls slapping against balls.LOL!


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+ massimodo on June 12th, 2012 at 10:13 pm said:

Primero, now, you’re just a flat out liar. I sent one PM, ONE. About an infamous poster on these boards that you were personally getting into it with and informed you of his youtube account if you were interested in seeing what this guy was really like.

You’re the one living in hatred. Giving crap to pesky whiners who truly deserve it? Who dies and made you king to dish out retribution, you pompous little poppinjay.


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+ hypersk_us on June 12th, 2012 at 10:14 pm said:

So what’s the deal with the AR Play Cards?


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+ Enigma2010 on June 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm said:

I said silence massimodo!!!!


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+ PrimeroIncognito on June 12th, 2012 at 10:16 pm said:

Actually, you sent me two. TWO. Remember? Oh, now you’re the liar. Either that or you have trouble counting to 2.

You also sent me a message saying that the PS Blog staff was completely worthless. Remember that one? So, if you really feel that way, why do you keep coming back?


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+ PrimeroIncognito on June 12th, 2012 at 10:18 pm said:

“Who dies and made you king to dish out retribution”

It ain’t like that… it’s just something I like to do. Understand? Plus, I’m good at it, so I might as well. I’m crapping all over you right now and you don’t even realize it.


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+ massimodo on June 12th, 2012 at 10:22 pm said:

That was only a reply to you as you asked me why my posts were being blocked. Your original post, genius, stated the following.

Like a couple weeks ago when you sent me PM’s talking crap about other PSN members.

I did NOT send you multiple pm’s talking crap about other PSN members.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on June 12th, 2012 at 10:29 pm said:

More than one = multiple.

Two is more than one.

The guy you bashed, plus every blog employee who are also members/gamers. Yes, you bashed many people, all in two short messages. Genius. Now I’m going to go play some games. Have fun being angry at the world.


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+ massimodo on June 12th, 2012 at 10:32 pm said:

+ PrimeroIncognito on June 12th, 2012 at 10:29 pm said:
More than one = multiple.
Two is more than one.
The guy you bashed, plus every blog employee who are also members/gamers. Yes, you bashed many people, all in two short messages. Genius. Now I’m going to go play some games. Have fun being angry at the world.

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. And make sure to take off those rose colored SDF glasses before you smack into something. And how many people have you bashed since you’ve been on this blog. Wow, talk about the pot calling the kettle black.


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+ etur0 on June 12th, 2012 at 10:53 pm said:

@FORMIK that is a great idea and I do it with my ps3 since I have allot of games on my ps3 it is kinda tricky though you have to hit triangle on each game and input the name of the group (or something like that) and you just reorganize them into groups I have mien set up for betas, ps3 games, demos, ps1 games, psp games, and minis


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+ dallscowboys88 on June 13th, 2012 at 12:43 am said:

@44
I notice you play mortal kombat too much.lol


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+ dallscowboys88 on June 13th, 2012 at 1:16 am said:

wow… MASSMODO AND PRIMERO ARE JUST GOING AT IT!!!!!WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!


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+ dallscowboys88 on June 13th, 2012 at 1:19 am said:

SILENCE ENIGMA….
i want to see how this all ends!
its getting really cutthroat!


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+ dallscowboys88 on June 13th, 2012 at 1:20 am said:

too funny…


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+ Enigma2010 on June 13th, 2012 at 2:00 am said:

thats it.Im coming for you massimodo!!!!


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+ Enigma2010 on June 13th, 2012 at 2:01 am said:

tracking ip address….gotcha. rest in piece!!!


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+ Bu3ouf91 on June 13th, 2012 at 8:21 am said:

Brilliant work Sony Computer Entertainment.


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+ shortyvs on June 13th, 2012 at 1:21 pm said:

Just downloaded this. It’s surprisingly a lot of fun! Laser puzzle games like this are right up my alley. And the AR element actually makes it really immersive. I love looking up at the incoming asteroid and tracking my rocket as it destroys it.


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+ DASHAWN44UNIT on June 13th, 2012 at 3:14 pm said:

please add naruto shippuden ultimate ninja impact psp title ON PS Vita PLEASE!!!! i bought it 2 month ago for $39.99 and i still didnt get to play it thinking it will work on the ps vita a waste of money!!! IM NOT BUYING ANYTHING ELSE FROM PSN!!!!! please reply back!


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+ Enigma2010 on June 13th, 2012 at 9:42 pm said:

Actually it does work here, you impudent punk!!! You stopped massimodo. So there, keep ur mouth shut!!!


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+ Enigma2010 on June 13th, 2012 at 9:42 pm said:

I WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Elvick_ on June 13th, 2012 at 11:55 pm said:

ITC: tears

Was it worth it?

Is it ever?

Every week, people whine about something that always comes. So much wasted effort. smh, get something better to do.


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