Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: SCEA

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

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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

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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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Articles, PlayStation 4 News

PlayStation 4 to be playable at Comic-Con International 2013

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The PlayStation 4 is still several months away, but next week, Comic-Con attendees will be able to get some hands-on time with the system. In addition to being able to check out some new peripherals, including the camera and headset, gamers will be able to try three titles for themselves at SCEA’s booth (#301): #DriveClub, Knack, and Octodad: Dadliest Catch. There will also be demos of five PS3 games, including Beyond: Two Souls and Diablo III, 10 PS Mobile games, and six PS Vita games on display, detailed below, as well as staff to help attendees make their way around each title. Some gamer-centric panels were also detailed, including a The Last of US signing and another discussing Telltale’s Walking Dead series.

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Convention, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

The Last of Us sells over three million in less than three weeks

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Naughty Dog has scored another hit with The Last of Us. Sony is reporting that the latest from the Uncharted developer has sold 3.4 million units, counting both physical units and PSN download copies, as of July 3. The announcement also stated that it is the fastest-selling PS3 game of 2013, having reached its numbers after less than three weeks on the market.

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PlayStation 3 News

(PlayStation 3 Review) The Last of Us

(PlayStation 3 Review) The Last of Us

“… an engaging, nerve-wracking, and frequently depressing experience, and it’s phenomenal.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

The Last of Us now available in stores, online for PS3

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Gamers looking to cap off an excitement week of E3 reveals (see: $399 PS4) can try their hand at surviving a new post-apocalyptic adventure, The Last of Us. Naughty Dog’s third-person action title takes place 20 years after a virus has ravaged humanity and left the US as an overgrown wasteland, filled with violent survivors and infected monstrosities. It’s through this new urban jungle that players must lead Joel and Ellie. Ellie is bound for a group known as the Fireflies, and Joel is the man responsible for seeing her to safety. With limited resources, players must scrounge for whatever they can find, using stealth to snatch materials and a crafting system to create new weapons.

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PlayStation 3 News

(PlayStation 2 Review) Siren

(PlayStation 2 Review) Siren

“This is the first game that truly captures the paranoia and creeping dread that Romero brought to the table nearly three decades earlier.”

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Legacy Reviews, PlayStation 2 Reviews

Grab a bookmark, Soul Sacrifice is now available for PS Vita

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Keiji Inafune, co-creator of Mega Man and super-powerful move in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, and comcept studio are sending players into the dangerous world of literature today with Soul Sacrifice for PS Vita. As a magician’s prisoner, players will explore the magical tome Librom by living through its many dangerous tales, acquiring new abilities and Offerings as they defeat the fabled monsters within. Tests of virtue also await, and the choices players make will determine how their journey unfolds. Up to four players can journey together in co-op play via ad-hoc or infrastructure multiplayer.

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PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation 3 Review) God of War: Ascension

(PlayStation 3 Review) God of War: Ascension

“… might deliver a grander experience than comparable action titles, but that is largely due to the robust foundation created by previous releases, on which Ascension rests rather than builds upon.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

God of War: Ascension gets audio bug fix, more with launch of 1.04

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God of War: Ascension’s post-launch support continues today with the release of patch 1.04. The update not only fixes the remaining audio issues but also ups the level cap to 40, tweaks weapon damage, adjusts item usability, adds player stat cards, and more. Full details are below.

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PlayStation 3 News