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PlayStation Comes to Fantastic Fest in Austin

Sharon Kapitula's Avatar + Posted by Sharon Kapitula on Sep 17, 2013

Fantastic Arcade

Hello! We’re very excited to be sponsoring Fantastic Arcade (Sept. 19 – 22), the gaming offshoot of Austin’s sci-fi/horror/fantasy film festival Fantastic Fest, again this year. If you are attending, swing by the PlayStation area to get hands-on with a bunch of neat games for PS Vita, including upcoming indie titles like Luftrausers, Fez, Hohokum, and TxK.

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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

retro grade

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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Hey Texas: Fantastic Fest PlayStation.Blog Meetup

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Sep 19, 2011

fantastic fest starhawk

Recently, Dylan Jobe detailed LightBox Interactive’s plans for Fantastic Fest 2011, Austin’s independent sci-fi/horror/fantasy film and gaming festival. He also showed off some badass new Starhawk space footage. You should watch it.

Today, we can reveal the full truth: PlayStation will serve as Fantastic Fest’s exclusive videogame company, and we’ll be holding court at The HighBall Club and Lounge. You’re invited! As Dylan mentioned, the LightBox team will be holding Starhawk tournaments on Thursday, September 22nd starting at 5:00pm. Additionally, you’ll be able to go hands-on with some of our hot upcoming PSN indie games like Journey, Okabu, and Retro/Grade, PlayStation Move titles like Deadmund’s Quest and Everybody Dance and SOE’s Sideway, Rochard, and Payday: The Heist.

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