69 posts tagged Playstation
Cel Damage HD Coming to PS4, PS3, Vita
For those of you longing for the good old days of Twisted Metal and Vigilante 8’s vehicular carnage are in for a treat in the form of Cel Damage HD.
Finish Line Games, the developer behind the HD re-release, announced the project today, which will bring nostalgic gamers back to the cel-shaded, vehicular combat mayhem that we were first treated to in the early days of the GameCube, Xbox, and PlayStation 2.
Cel Damage HD will be coming the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita as a cross-buy title this April.
Sly Cooper Feature Film Announced
Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment revealed today that they will be making a full-length motion picture based on the Sony franchise, Sly Cooper. This news follows last year’s announcement that the studios were working together on another film based on Sony Entertainment characters, Ratchet and Clank film (due to release in 2015), as well as last year’s revitalization of the game franchise in Sly Cooper: Theives in Time.
The film’s official synposis: “Sly Cooper is a kinetic and comedic heist film that tells the story of Sly Cooper, an orphaned raccoon thief, along with his childhood friends and partners in crime, Bentley Turtle and Murray Hippo. In the film, Sly learns of his birth family’s secret legacy; that he comes from a long line of talented and international thieves. Endowed with this knowledge, Sly and his friends are catapulted into a global adventure as they race to reassemble pieces of an ancient book holding The Cooper Clan’s family secrets before it can fall into the hands of Clockwerk – an evil Russian metallic owl bent on ending the Cooper family line. From romantic Parisian backdrops to the lush mountains of China, gritty film noir meets bright, colorful graphic novels in this origin story of the world’s greatest thief-turned-hero.”
Expect Sly Cooper to come to theaters in 2016.
Sony Reveals Streaming Service: PlayStation Now
At CES today, Sony finally unveiled their long-gestating streaming service: Playstation Now. The streaming client will be offered as a subscription-based service, while you will also be able to rent individual titles without a subscription.
Playstation Now promises to offer “classic” Playstation games across its library of previous consoles and will support trophies and online-multiplayer for its Playstation 3 titles. While the size and specific catalog of available games wasn’t confirmed, The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls were revealed to be available at the service’s launch.
After Sony spent $380 million purchasing the streaming service Gaikai in the summer of 2012, it became apparent that Playstation would be offering its own video game streaming service, similar to what Gaikai and OnLive had been offering prior. Sony confirmed last year that a streaming service would be coming to the PlayStation 4, but wouldn’t reveal any details about it until after the system’s launch.
The service begins closed-beta later this month, and will be launched fully on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this summer.
The Official Playstation Mobile App Available Now
Sony has just launched the new Playstation mobile app to both the iTunes App Store and Google Play in North America.
The app integrates numerous social features from the Playstation Network, such as: friends lists, messages, videos, trophies, game invitations, remote purchasing, and more.
While you can connect your PSN account now, the official PlayStation App will be able to synchronize with your PlayStation 4 on day one, immediately opening Sony’s new, expanded social interface.
First Look Inside the PlayStation 4
Sony’s engineering director, Yasuhiro Ootori, gave Wired.com an exclusive look inside the PlayStation 4.
In the video, Ootori-san demonstrates how to take apart Sony’s new console and shows off the new hardware behind the system. This deconstruction of the PlayStation 4 also helpfully shows how to replace the internal HDD of the system, in case the stock-500GB isn’t enough for some. With the announcement that the PlayStation 4 will not support external hard drives, it may be wise to upgrade the internal hard drive sooner rather than later.