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Posts From December, 2012

PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Dec 31, 2012

Store---Chronovolt

It’s almost time for 2013! Ring in the New Year with even more Holiday Essential deals! PS Vita owners can pick up Chronovolt, Jetpack Joyride and an AR Holiday bundle packed with content. PS Plus members can enjoy deeper discounts and two new games for their PS3 & PS Vita.

As always, please leave your thoughts in the comments below. You can also chat about this update in the PlayStation Community Forums.

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PlayStation Plus Update

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Dec 31, 2012

PlayStation Plus: Chronovolt

Happy (almost) New Year! The PlayStation Plus team is gearing up for another banner year in 2013 as we continue to deliver free games, discounts, and access to events, betas and more to give PlayStation fans the edge when it comes to their gaming lifestyle. This week, we welcome PS3 Game NBA JAM On Fire Edition and PS Vita Game Chronovolt to the Instant Game Collection. You’ll also find deeper discounts with the last week of the PSN Holiday Sale.

Important note: We’ll be updating the PlayStation Store today (Monday, 12/31) due to the New Year holiday. Therefore, this Plus update will be live later today when the update has published.

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Holiday Essentials: Last Chance to Scoop Up Must-Have Games

Pierre Gravereau's Avatar + Posted by Pierre Gravereau on Dec 31, 2012

Holiday Essentials

With the New Year about to start, we’re setting up one last week of great discounts on your Holiday Essentials – the games that you may not have played yet but wanted to try out. We’ve had two weeks of amazing games at awesome prices and this week is no different. With the last week of our Holiday Essentials sale, we’re bringing you the best of the best for your PS3 and PS Vita to ring in the New Year.

With this week’s lineup, you can feast your ears on Sound Shapes, which features Cross-Buy, meaning that when you purchase either the PS Vita or PS3 version, you get the other version for free. You’ll also be able venture around superhero game Batman: Arkham City, and test your survival skills in action-packed Tokyo Jungle.

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PSN Community Spotlight: How Friendship and PlayStation Helped Me

Kristine Steimer's Avatar + Posted by Kristine Steimer on Dec 29, 2012

Community Spotlight - Locke VI

If you’re reading this, then the world has not ended. Hooray! You can celebrate by reading the PSN Community Spotlight. For the unfamiliar, this is where PlayStation gamers tell their unique stories/experiences/thoughts, as submitted to this section in the PlayStation Community Forums. Those that make it all the way to the PlayStation Blog will receive a $50 PlayStation Store voucher via private message on the forums.

Last week we asked for your PlayStation stories, and gamer Locke_VI wrote in to tell us about how his friend & PlayStation games helped him through a rough time.

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Happy Christmas from the When Vikings Attack! Team

Neil McPhillips's Avatar + Posted by Neil McPhillips on Dec 28, 2012

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There is a phenomena described by serious mountaineers who, having finally struggled to the crest of a vertiginous peak, experience not the sense of elation and celebration that was perhaps visualised back at base camp, but instead a blank numbness; a complete inability to think anything at all. Bodies and minds are wracked with exhaustion and ravaged by hypoxia, to the point where mental faculties are reduced to those of a small child.

One might well wonder why anyone would choose to put themselves through this at all.

This is the closest I can come to describing the feeling of finishing the development of Clever Beans’ first game, When Vikings Attack!

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Happy Holidays from SuperBot Entertainment

Chan Park's Avatar + Posted by Chan Park on Dec 27, 2012

SuperBot

Hello everyone! I can’t believe the end of the year is here already. Needless to say, this was quite a momentous year for us at SuperBot with shipping our first title, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, and announcing our game’s first DLC pack with incredible new characters Kat and Emmett, and a super awesome Heavenly Sword/Wipeout level.

We have been thrilled with all of the positive response the game has been getting, especially from the fans, as this love letter we call PlayStation All-Stars was ultimately crafted just for them. We are so proud that we are able to work on, and deliver, such a cool and long awaited title for you all.

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The Music of Soul Sacrifice: Recorded at Skywalker Sound

Aram Jabbari's Avatar + Posted by Aram Jabbari on Dec 27, 2012

If asked, most of us can recall a favorite scene or two from a movie, a shot or sequence that lingered with us long after the lights came on and we left the theater. We retain the visual, but often it isn’t until we see that same scene muted that we discover that the music, the aural accompaniment, was a far greater part of our experience than we realized.

Just as in cinema, music is a huge part of what makes many gaming memories so rich. It’s a significant ingredient in creating a sense of grandeur and making something feel epic.

Soul Sacrifice, the next title from legendary developer Keiji Inafune, has such aspirations.

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Inside the Weird, Wonderful World of Media Molecule

James Spafford's Avatar + Posted by James Spafford on Dec 26, 2012

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If you were to visit the Media Molecule studio, you’d see that it’s very us. The pink carpets lead you through to a work space that’s filled with bright colours and interesting or curious things to look at. In a bid to keep our surroundings inspiring and as conducive to creativity as possible, we’re spoiled rotten with creature comforts and toys to play. To a visitor, all of this can make for quite a tour.

As a visitor though, you’d only get to see a brief glimpse of the studio – enough to take in the big picture, but not enough to truly get a feel for the place, and they say; the devil is in the detail. If you were able to spend more time here, you’d start to notice all the little things that are perhaps less immediately enticing as a ping pong table, but are far more interesting, and quite often, downright odd.

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