Sony Ad Confirms 2013 Launch for PS4 in the UK

This advert from a British newspaper the Metro confirms the PS4 is coming in the UK this year.


Playstation 4 Hardware Concept-Pics. NEW.


A clever Playstaion fan 'Albino-Zebra' has taken the time to use the official PS4 E3 reveal trailer to mock-up what he thinks the PS4 will look like.
10th June is the date Sony will show us so lets see how close he is. Lets face it, even his design looks 100% better than the god awful looking Xbox One.

E3 Playstation 4 hardware reveal:Official Video

Hot on the heals of our PS4 hardware vid Sony have brought to light the official word on the Hardware.

June the 10th is official. The Sony conf will kick off with the first look at Playstation 4.

If you look at the video you will see flashes of the hardware. In what looks like the fan grill and a sharp corner of the console. Not long now.

Take a look here:

Playstation 4 Console Reveal Leaked-see the 'Box' now!


Update:Still of console


 
Sony have cried 'fake' yet this trailer is VERY well done. The internet is not a safe place and 'leaks' are no stranger to Sony. Is this very clever marketing to get people talking just days before the Microsoft reveal on Tuesday? Have Sony put this out themselves?

Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments.


GT6 Concept Footage

Killzone Mercenary for Vita Coming September 6th



Sony have moved the release date for Killzone Mercenary forward to September 6th to prevent it clashing with GTA V.


The Last of Us Playable Once 50% Has Been Downloaded



Naughty Dog has revealed that The Last of Us will be playable once 50% of the game has been downloaded.

It will be a test of the feature which is coming to the PS4.

Now they just need to make the digital prices reasonable so someone can actually use the feature.

Ratchet & Clank blasts PS Vita next week

 


The PlayStation Vita version of Insomniac's hybrid tower defense-action game Ratchet & Clank QForce/Full Frontal Assault hits the store next week.

If you have a PlayStation 3 retail copy of the game you can download the Vita version to your PS3 and transfer it to your Vita by accessing the "Disc Benefits" option from 22nd May. If you downloaded QForce on PS3 the Vita version will appear free on the PlayStation Store.

I for one have been looking forward to this.

Atomic Ninjas to slay PS3 and PS Vita





Grip Games has announced Atomic Ninjas a multiplayer action platformer for the PS3 and Vita.


This unique and original game introduces several twists that reinvent the traditional 2.5D platformer genre.

Grip games, a privately owned developer and publisher of games for game consoles and high-end portable devices, announced today it will launch Atomic Ninjas, a multiplayer action platformer game for the PlayStation 3 system and PlayStation Vita system. The game will be available exclusively on the PlayStation 3 system and PlayStation Vita system as a downloadable game via the PlayStation Store throughout North and South America, Europe and other territories this summer.

Atomic Ninjas is a 2.5D multiplayer action game, in which the player controls super-powered ninjas in frantic online matches against other players or bots. While the game relies on traditional jumping and shooting mechanics, it offers several twists that will make Atomic Ninjas unique and original.



The players are unable to directly kill each other. Instead, they must outsmart and outflank their opponents and kill them using various environmental hazards and obstacles. Each one of the seven arenas is like a playfield with infinite number of possibilities to eliminate the competition. The most malicious players will be the most successful ones. Atomic Ninjas is not just about twitch reflexes, but also about malevolent creativity, playfulness and exploring the game’s possibilities.




The game will offer a plenty of game modes, various super-powers, online multiplayer & local split-screen multiplayer and single-player offline matches. Cross Play and Game Continuation features between the PlayStation 3 system and PlayStation Vita system will also be supported.

Atomic Ninjas will be released exclusively via the PlayStation Network this summer. For more information, please visit www.atomic-ninjas.com




Released This Week May 13th - 19th

Metro: Last Light






EA Dropping Online Passes



From now on, no EA games will include online passes.

In an email to Venture Beat EA senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg said:

“Yes, we’re discontinuing Online Pass none of our new EA titles will include that feature.”


We applaud EA for doing this.

GT6 Announced



GT6 is official and coming to the PS3 this year, with 1200 cars and seven new tracks including Silverstone. You'll be able to try it out in July when a demo is released.


It'll has an all-new physics model developed in tandem with automotive manufacturers and an advanced graphics engine that introduces adaptive tesselation.

GT6 will also add new tracks each month.

Looking to the future they say that they have a PS4 version "in mind"


PS+ Europe Content for June




Here's the free game schedule for June !

29th May: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
29th May: ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection
29th May: Demon’s Souls
5th June: Rayman Origins
5th June: Coconut Dodge Revitalised

DUST 514 Launch Heralds New Era of First-Person Shooters





The Uprising Begins: PlayStation 3 Gamers Worldwide Gain the Power to Topple Empires, Free of Charge


CCP Games, the leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, today launched DUST 514®, the world's first free-to-play, multiplayer first-person shooter on a console. The battle for dominance of the EVE Universe escalates to new heights today as DUST mercenaries forge their paths to fame and fortune in a PlayStation 3 exclusive.


Launch is only the beginning of the journey for DUST 514 players. As with CCP’s first game, EVE Online DUST 514 is an ever-evolving game as a service, built on the technical foundation and experience CCP has gathered over the past decade. New features, content, and upgrades are planned for years to come, beginning with an update in June and additional major releases throughout 2013. All updates to DUST 514 come at no cost, truly keeping the game free-to-play for all players.


“DUST 514 has been forged by the willpower and skills of the players who have joined us on the journey to launch, and the talent and determination of our development teams around the world,” said CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar P├ętursson. “We are now poised for the next phase of development of DUST 514 and the EVE Universe. We are off to a fantastic start, and ahead is the opportunity to expand even further what games can become. After a decade of preparing for this moment, we will at last see the emerging society of DUST players begin to fight gun-and-grenade for planetary dominance, alongside their EVE Online brethren. For all we have done so far, our best moments are yet to come.”


DUST 514 is a new breed of first-person shooter, which in addition to tight gunplay features a path to unlimited dropsuit fittings and customization options, taking the player to new dimensions of character progression. The end result is a unique tactical advantage that will allow mercenaries to push DUST 514 beyond the bounds set by the game’s creators, and arm them with the ability to impact their war on a galactic scale.


DUST 514 is also fully integrated with the notorious sci-fi setting of EVE Online, a massive game universe that recently surpassed a half-million subscribers worldwide and which has been growing and expanding for a decade. Together, DUST 514 and EVE Online offer a combined sandbox of unprecedented intergalactic scale, with the outcome of ground battles impacting the persistent universe of EVE and shifting the tide of war for legions of participants. Mercenaries can gain advantage by coordinating with starship pilots in EVE Online, calling in devastating orbital strikes against opposing squads.


The fortunes of DUST 514 players will rise and fall as they align themselves with like-minded warriors to make their mark across the EVE Universe. Players join forces with their fellow DUST mercenaries and EVE Online capsuleers to form player-run corporations and alliances, conquer planets and solar systems one battle at a time, and claim their own pieces of New Eden to serve the greater good – or their own ambitions!
Time to Dust off your PS3.

War Thunder Coming to PS4



War Thunder is coming to the PS4 in the holiday 2013 season.

What is War Thunder you ask?

"War Thunder offers a highly detailed and personalized aviation experience, giving players access to hundreds models of planes with detailed cockpits, dozens of upgradeable weapons, and flying skills that can be honed and improved with each mission. Thanks to the game’s painstaking attention to detail, you'll truly feel like a World War II fighter pilot as you plunge into battle. "


They say that War Thunder will be deeply integrated into the PS4

"Gaijin Entertainment will optimize the potent power of PS4 and its next generation computer entertainment system to redefine War Thunder’s rich gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative cloud options. War Thunder will feature stunning lifelike dynamics of real-time flight and precision in its details of planes, tanks and war ships, and intuitive controls thanks to the new gamepad Dual Shock 4. The power of PS4 will allow developers to include improved head-tracking system, easier socializing tools, smart and easy options to record, stream and share homemade gameplay videos and will have full support of PlayStation Cloud. "

Released This Week May 6th - 12th

PS3

Persona 4 Arena






Has a PS4 Marketing Script Leaked ?




Siliconera is reporting that they have obtained a leaked PS4 marketing script and the keyword for the PS4s marketing campaign is "greatness awaits".

Read the full script over at Siliconera.


"Amazing Big" Title Coming to Vita

Senior business development manager at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Shahid Kamal Ahmad has teased a new game coming to Vita on Twitter.




He also confirmed it isn't an indie game.


Saints Row 4 Gameplay Footage

Check out the new Saints Row 4 gameplay video below, get it in Europe on August 23rd


Drive Club Tech Director Talks about the PS4's Internals




Scott Kirkland technical director for Drive Club has been talking about the PS4's internals in an interview with Edge magazine.


He described the CPU as making it easy to gain great performance:

" There’s the CPU, having that symmetrical architecture, that’s made it really easy for us to gain great performance from the outset.  "

And talked about an initiative called Play-Go which appears to be related to game loading times:

"I don’t know if you’re familiar with the Play-Go initiative which Mark Cerny spoke about, that’s something we’ve been bringing in and we’ve been heavily involved in the discussions on that. We know that that, combined with the Blu-Ray disc for physical delivery, the hard-drive is just going to allow us to deliver awesome experiences to players in a fraction of the load times and download times that players experienced on PS3 and Xbox. "


On the subject of the GPU he talked about "a whole lot of special sauce" that has gone into its development and how it could be used for general purpose computing tasks as well as graphics operations:

"From a GPU perspective, there’s a whole load of special sauce that’s gone into the GPU development. And that paves the way for us to do all sorts of general purpose compute work on there as well. It’s always going to be a balancing act between the kind of hardcore graphics guys who want to use all that power for what goes on the screen, but there’s some great complimentary stuff that we can do with the GPU as well. "



License Fee for PlayStation Mobile Developers Scraped


Sony have waived the publisher license fee (€80 / £65) for PlayStation Mobile.

On the official blog SCEE European product manager Mayumi Donovan said

"If you've been sitting on a gem of a mobile title, or found yourself with some extra time this summer, then this is the moment you've been waiting for."

Lets hope we will see better games like Modern Combat 4 etc



Gran Turismo Event Date Set to Talk About the Future of the Franchise




Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi will discuss the future of the series on May 15th at Silverstone in the UK.

It will be supported by various car manufacturers and GT Academy winners.

Free PS+ Games for June Announced




Sony have announced the following games will be free for European PS+ subscribers in June:


  • Ico 
  • Shadow of the Colossus Collection 
  • Demon's Souls

Ni No Kuni will also be on sale for just £20 for plus subscribers

Sony Never Considered Requiring an Always on Internet Connection for the PS4



There's a lot of speculation floating around that the new Xbox will require an always on internet connection and Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuei Yoshida has told Game Informer Magazine that Sony never even considered requiring it due to the lack of robust internet connections in many countries.


Three Pieces of Free DLC Coming for Soul Sacrifice



Soul Sacrifice is one of the hottest Vita games to date and Sony are capitalising on this by releasing three, free pieces of DLC for the game.

The first will be coming on May 28th and include two new bosses, magic and 8 new missions as well as augmented reality support.

June 11th sees another 2 bosses and 8 new missions.

Finally June 25th brings another 2 bosses and 8 new missions.



Vita Update 2.12 Released



Optional firmware update 2.12 for the Vita has been released.

Sony say that it improves system stability.


ShopTo Wont Be Selling Call of Duty Ghosts




ShopTo are refusing to sell Activision games including Call of Duty Ghosts it has been revealed.

It's due a dispute over when they can post pre orders of COD.

Normally they post it on the Monday or Tuesday for a Friday release but Activision won't let them ship COD until 1 day before the official release date.

Read the full report over at Eurogamer

EA and Disney Sign Deal to Make Star Wars Games



EA have bought the right to make Star Wars game from Disney, after Disney acquired Lucas Arts a few months ago.

The deal gives them rights to make games on all platforms, although Disney retains the rights to make casual games.

EA say that:

"The EA Studios that will develop these games are some of the most innovative and popular creative teams in the world, and include DICE and Visceral, in addition to the BioWare team"

The Last of Us - Meet the Infected

In a new developer video, The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann and game director Bruce Straley talk about the origins of the games infected.


Intriguing Game Announcements Coming This Week




In a post on the EU PS Blog Sony has said that:

"We’ve a busy week in the offing, with some intriguing game announcements planned."

What could this be?


Madden NFL 25, Running Trailer

EA are showing off NFL 25s new running abilities in this trailer.


Old Battlefront 3 Footage Appears Online

Footage of the now cancelled Star Wars Battlefront 3 has appeared online.

It is supposedly from an alpha build of the game.



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EA Talk About Collisions in NHL 14

NHL 14 promises the most advanced collision engine yet seen in an Ice Hockey game and EA's developers talk about them in this developer diary.


Grand Theft Auto for PS Vita and PS3?



Grand Theft Auto publisher Rockstar Games has age-rated the first two PSOne classics for PS3 and PS Vita, suggesting both games are heading to PSN at some point soon.


More news as we get it.

Spies vs Mercs is Coming to Splinter Cell Blacklist

Ubisoft may be making the new Splinter Cell easier, but they are at least bringing back Spies vs Mercs, confirmed in this new trailer.


Ubisoft Talk About Watch Dogs on the PS4

Ubisoft developers talk about developing Watch Dogs for the PS4 in this video.


Released This Week April 29th - May 5th

Vita

Soul Sacrifice



 

Date and Time For Sonys E3 Conference Announced



Sonys E3 conference will be on Monday June 10th @ 6PM PT (1AM BST June 11th)

We hope it will be worth the late night to hear more about the PS4.


PS4 Playable by the Public in August at GameStop Expo



GameStop has announced the PS4 will be playable in August their 2013 Expo.

The event takes place in Vegas and tickets are $35 - 45

Call of Duty Ghosts Confirmed with new Trailer

Activision and Infinity Ward have confirmed the next Call of Duty will be called Call of Duty Ghosts and is coming November 5th 2013