Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: SCEA

Gran Turismo 6 earns its final license, now in stores, online for PS3

Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sony has launched Gran Turismo 6 for PS3. Polyphony Digital continues to drive—rimshot, please—the franchise, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. The latest release includes 37 tracks and over 1,200 cars, 120 of which are new additions. Seven venues make their debut, including Silverstone Circuit, Ascari Race Resort, Goodwood Hillclimb, and Willow Springs International Raceway, as well as Acura’s NSX concept car. The camo version of BMW’s M4 Coupe will also be be introduced to the series, but at a later date as part of a free update.

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PlayStation 4 global sales exceed 2.1 million

Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)

Sony has announced that the PS4 has sold over 2.1 million units as of December 1. The total includes 700,000 that have sold throughout Europe and Australasia since its launch in those territories on November 29. The release quotes Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, as stating that the system has “delivered the best launch in PlayStation history.” It was also noted that there have been over 6.5 million shares captured via Facebook and broadcasting sites Twitch and Ustream using the DualShock 4’s Share button.

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PlayStation 4 News

Media Molecule’s papercraftastic adventure Tearaway now on Vita

Tearaway (PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

LittleBigPlanet creator Media Molecule’s latest 3D platformer, Tearaway, is now available for PS Vita. The papercraft-themed adventure takes players through a folklore-inspired world as the unseen helpful hand of a messenger who is attempting to make his rounds. According to the release, the game’s engine utilizes “real physics of paper material that will tear, fold, or crumple, especially when the player reaches out and touches part of the world.” Players can also unlock printable patterns based on items in the game, allowing them to construct actual objects that they’ve run across on their journey.

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PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation 4 Review) Knack

(PlayStation 4 Review) Knack

“… a decent but limited action platformer that becomes too repetitive too quickly.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

PlayStation 4 now available in stores and online

PlayStation 4 (System) Day One Patch Announcement - Set

After months of anticipation, it has arrived: Sony’s PlayStation 4. The $399 successor to the PS3 is available alongside numerous games and services, including the PS App companion for Android and iOS, allowing use of the handhelds as second screens and as remotes; PSN for PS4, along with popular apps such as Hulu and Netflix; and over 20 games, including Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Contrast, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, Need for Speed Rivals, and Resogun. The system comes with a replaceable 500 GB hard drive and 8GB of GDDR5 of RAM, while the operating system allows gamers to share videos and screenshots over social media networks and streaming sites. Each package also contains vouchers for a free month of PS Plus, one for a month of Music Unlimited, and another for $10 in PS Store credit.

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PlayStation 4 News

Hulu Plus, Netflix, and more to be accessible on PS4 at launch

PlayStation 4 (System) Apps at Launch Announcement - Header

Gamers looking to pick up the PS4 at launch will be able to access a variety of streaming apps, according to Sony. On November 15, the following apps are scheduled to go live for download: Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Crunchyroll, Epix, Hulu Plus, NBA Game Time, Netflix, NHL GameCenter Live, Redbox Instant by Verizon, Vudu, and YuppTV. As with the PS3 and PS Vita, all apps will be available from PSN.

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PlayStation 4 day-one 300 MB patch, PlayStation App detailed

PlayStation 4 (System) Day One Patch Announcement - Set

Sony has announced a day-one patch for PS4. The 300 MB update, detailed below, will allow access for a variety of features, including Remote Play for playing games on PS Vita, Second Screen for using smartphones and tablets as additional screens, a screen- and video-capturing utility, eight-user party chat, and the play-as-you-download feature. Surprisingly, the ability to play DVDs and Blu-ray video discs requires users to go online beforehand. Sony also announced that suspend/resume mode, among other features, will be unavailable at launch, either out the box or post patch.

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(PlayStation Vita Review) Killzone: Mercenary

(PlayStation Vita Review) Killzone: Mercenary

“… a unique take on the series that gambles heavily on replayability over a prolonged story …”

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PS Vita Reviews

Both PS Vita models price cut to $199, memory card prices reduced

PS Vita (System) Price Drop Announcement - Header

Sony has announced that they have lowered the price on both PS Vita models as well as for the entire line of memory cards. The price drop was revealed during Sony’s conference at this year’s Gamescom, where they also announced the November launch date for PS4. The prices have been adjusted so that both are now the same price, with the Wi-Fi model now $199.99, down from $249.99, and the 3G/Wi-Fi model also $199.99, down from $299.99. The lower price should help to move units, which will allow more players to take advantage of Remote Play, a feature that allows players to stream PS4 games to PS Vita systems via Wi-Fi. The memory cards, a contentious topic for owners given their exorbitant price tags, have been reduced by as much as 33 percent: 4GB cards are now $14.99, 8GB cards are $19.99, 16GB cards are $39.99, and 32GB cards are $79.99.

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Articles, PlayStation Vita News

Sony announces November launch for PS4, new DualShock 4 colors

PlayStation 4 (System) E3 2013 Announcement - System 2

Sony announced today at this year’s Gamescom that the PS4 will launch on November 15, and that the system will have 15 disc-based titles and 18 download-only releases available before the end of the year. It was also announced that all systems will have Playroom, an AR-augmented mini-game collection that supports motion control and the PS Camera, pre-installed. Several publishers, including Activision and Ubisoft, will also be offering discounts to gamers for the PSN downloadable versions of PS4 titles that they have already purchased for PS3. The offer will be good for a limited time, but additional details, including the amount of the discount, were not made public.

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