Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sony

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One now available for PS3

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Ratchet & Clank return to the PS3 today with Insomniac Games’ latest, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. The four-player co-op adventure is set after the events in A Crack in Time, with Ratchet and Clank retired from the hero business and escorting their old pal Qwark, now Galactic President, to an awards ceremony when one of Dr. Nefarious’ plans go awry. Players will be able to control Ratchet, Clank, Qwark, or Dr. Nefarious as they try to make their way off of the planet Magnus and away from the clutches of Ephemeris, the Creature Collector.

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Payday: The Heist gets new release date, set to take down PSN soon

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After being hit with a slight delay, Sony Online’s squad-based first-person shooter Payday: The Heist is back on track. The new launch date is right around the corner, too: October 18. The PSN-only release will pit a four-man crew of bank robbers against six dynamic heist scenarios. Alone or with friends, players will be able to take hostages, share ammo and med kits, and face off against both the FBI and SWAT.

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Only On PSN program kicks off with discount, God Hand, and more

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Sony has kicked off the “Only On PlayStation Network” program today, which includes a discount on PSN titles as well as a packed release schedule. Every Tuesday for the month of October, PSN users will be able to download new titles and DLC, including indie Pub Fund’ers Eufloria and Okabu. As an added bonus, PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive a 20% discount during the program’s launch week, and non-Plus users will get $10 in store credit when they spend $60 on anything from games and add-ons to TV shows and Plus/Music Unlimited subscriptions throughout the month. A handful of PS2 titles were also added to kick things off: God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Odin Sphere, and Ring of Red.

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Payday: The Heist hits a snag, gets pushed back

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Sony Online’s PC and PSN squad-based first-person shooter Payday: The Heist has been slightly delayed. Originally scheduled to launch on October 4, Sony has announced that The Heist will now be released “later this month” – not too bad. Would-be Point Breakers can grab The Heist on release for $19.99.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News

Rochard goes prospectin’ on PSN

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Sony Online has launched Recoil Games’ Rochard, a “puzzle-platforming, astro-mining action adventure.” Voiced by Jon St. John, Duke Nukem himself, John Rochard is an astro miner who stumbles upon an ancient alien artifact while prospecting in an asteroid. Shortly after the discovery, his team is kidnapped by space pirates and must be rescued using the only tool he has, the gravity-defying G-Lifter.

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ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection now available

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The highly anticipated ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection has hit store shelves for the PS3. The $39.99 compilation includes revamped and enhanced versions of both Fumito Ueda-developed action-platformers, which now sport 1080p HD visuals, an improved frame rate, and support for trophies, 7.1 surround sound, and stereoscopic 3D. In addition, there are extra goodies included on the disc, such as dynamic themes and bonus video content. Amongst the video content are interviews and a sneak peak at Ueda’s follow-up to Shadow of the Colossus, The Last Guardian.

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Supplementals: God of War – Sparta, Warfare, and Mythology (Pt. 2)

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II. Warfare – Phalanxes, Phalangites, and Hoplites
“In a world of near-constant warfare, a city-state had to have the mettle to back up its words.”

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DC Universe Online going free-to-play for PC and PS3

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Sony Online’s DC Universe Online has done a switcheroo from a premium to-play service to a free-to-play’er. The MMO will make the change in late October, when PC and PS3 gamers will be able to download and access the game for free. In addition to the Free tier, there will also be a Premium version and a Legendary version for those wanting extra benefits. All levels will have access to the world and missions, as well as game updates and fixes.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News

Sony announces PS Move 2011 holiday lineup

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In an effort to get Move owners amped, and non-Move owners to the stores, Sony has sent a long a handy list of their motion-control-powered 2011 holiday lineup. A summarized list is provided below, but for those wanting all the details, the full descriptions are available as well.

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God of War: Origins Collection now available for PS3

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PlayStation 3 owners will get a chance to try the PlayStation Portable God of War titles for the first time today, or enjoy them again in 1080p with stereoscopic 3D support, with God of War: Origins Collection. Origins Collections brings together both Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta in one updated package, complete with full-screen anti-aliasing and a steady 60 frames per second frame rate, for $39.99.

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