May 21, 2015 - 3:48 PM - by garyopa
'PlayStation E3 Experience' live stream of the event at theaters in both the United States & Canada!
Even if, you’re not able to make the trip out to LA for E3 this year, the folks over at PlayStation, have decided to bring their big press conference to the fans, by bringing it to the movie theaters.
Well, Microsoft might be doing a 90 minute talk, but Sony now announced they are going the 'theater' route again, bringing the E3 event live to their fans right across North America, with 150% more places then last year, giving everyone a chance to see the E3 press conference on the big screen, almost as good as being at the E3 '15 event itself, which sadly is still only open to the Press and not the public, so this 'experience' at your local theater will be closest you will be able to get on stage for the Average Joe PlayStation Gamer.
So what you think, is Sony doing the right thing in reaching out to their many PlayStation fans across North America for E3'15?
Announced this morning over on the PlayStation Blog, event host/producer Geoff Keighley revealed that, for the second year in a row, gamers will be able to come together in theaters spread across the continent to check out the PlayStation press conference on Monday, June 15, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. They even put together a flashy trailer for the event, in case you needed some extra motivation to book a ticket early.
According to the announcement, this year's show will be broadcast in "significantly more theaters" and, just like in 2014, the event will be totally free. Keighley promises this year's event will boast 150 percent more screenings, with at least one theater in every U.S. state taking part, as well as three Canadian cities.
"You and fellow members of the PlayStation community will get to see the full PlayStation E3 press conference in HD on the big screen, plus there are special bonuses for those who come out to the theater experience," Keighley continued. "I'll be hosting an exclusive 30-minitue in-theater post show with extended footage and interviews with developers..."
Attendees will also be granted a "PlayStation surprise," which will consist of some sort of swag and digital codes. What content those codes go to, though, could not be announced just yet.
Tickets will be up for grabs starting at 9 a.m. PT on Wednesday, May 27. If you hope to attend, and want to know more about locations where the event will be streaming, you'll want to drop by the official website.
If, however, you can't make it out to a theater, Sony will of course be broadcasting the show live through the PS Blog, streaming services and the like.
NEWS SOURCE: PlayStation Bringing E3 To Movie Theaters (via) CinemaBlend
May 21, 2015 - 1:52 PM - by garyopa
Sony confirms an expansion to From Software's RPG on the way; more details to be revealed 'later this year'
An expansion to PlayStation 4-exclusive role-playing game Bloodborne has been confirmed by Sony. The president of Sony Computer Entertainment's World Wide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, posted it on Twitter
It seems Sony has decided to expand on the amazing success they had with Bloodborne, by getting all their happy customers to pay again for an 'expansion' pack with full details to be reveal later on this year.
Until then, we just have to wait and see, hopefully maybe E3 '15 we will hear some more news on this new idea for an expansion.
The president of Sony Computer Entertainment's World Wide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, posted the announcement on Twitter today.
Yoshida also confirmed that more information on the expansion would be released "later this year." GameSpot has reached out to Sony for comment and will update this story as more details become available.
Bloodborne was released on March 24 exclusively for the PlayStation 4. The game is developed by From Software, the makers of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls. It was very positively received in GameSpot's review, scored a nine out of ten. The game's sales exceeded expectations for Sony, selling more than one million copies worldwide as of early April.
NEWS SOURCE: Bloodborne Expansion Confirmed (via) GameSpot
May 21, 2015 - 1:41 AM - by garyopa
North West Studio to incorporate staff from Driveclub dev Evolution
Sony has established a new UK studio to focus on development for its upcoming PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset Project Morpheus, the corporation has confirmed to GameSpot.
VR is coming soon to our next-gen PS4 consoles, but where is the 'games'?
Well Sony is working on that problem now, by assigning a new studio and hiring talented developers with the final goal and aim to produce some new A+ high-quality games for their upcoming VR headset that you will be able to buy sometime next year.
All sounds great, but what about doing some high-quality first-party games for the PS4 itself first WITHOUT the new VR headset?
A number of job postings for what Sony is calling its North West Studio appeared on the Sony Computer Entertainment careers page on Tuesday. The corporation has since explained to GameSpot that the team will include staff from Motorstorm and Driveclub developer Evolution Studios, who will work on "high quality experiences"
for the VR headset.
"We are dedicated to producing high quality experiences for Project Morpheus, and the creation of this studio allows us to build a small but highly experienced team who can utilise their skills to showcase this exciting new immersive technology,"
said a Sony spokesperson.
"We always look to relocate staff throughout the studios, and this is no exception. The new team will be made up of a combination of Evolution staff members and new talent, with a focus on hiring the most highly experienced team possible."
Evolution Studios was previously working on a prototype version of Driveclub for Project Morpheus, which would put players in cockpit view. According to Shuhei Yoshida, PlayStation's president of worldwide studios, the project was halted because it was "kind of difficult and sickening."
In March, Evolution Studios suffered layoffs, amidst assurances from Sony that the studio would provide ongoing support for Driveclub.
A consumer Morpheus model is expected to launch in the first half of 2016. However, Sony has not provided a specific release date as of yet. Yoshida previously told GameSpot that internally developed VR games for Morpheus will be announced at E3 in June.
"We haven't talked about these games as yet. We are waiting for the right time. Starting probably at E3, we will start to show the actual games,"
NEWS SOURCE: Sony Confirms New UK Studio Working on Morpheus Games (via) GameSpot
May 20, 2015 - 11:28 PM - by garyopa
You can now donate to charity right through the PlayStation Store
Sony is the latest video game company to join the effort to support Nepal in the wake of the recent earthquakes that devastated the country.
Those big earthquakes a few weeks ago in Nepal were horrible, hitting thousands and leaving millions homeless, and companies big and small have stepped in to help out with the relief efforts, some by donating money directly, but Sony has decided instead to use their online PlayStation store, and offer up a nice new PS4/PS3 theme for their millions of PlayStation fans in exchange for them donating a bit of cash from their own personal Sony wallets.
The company has introduced a new area on the PlayStation Store where you can easily donate money in increments of $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, or $100. Every cent of the money donated in this manner goes to charity--Sony says it will be directed to both the American Red Cross and Save the Children's efforts in Nepal.
By donating, you'll receive a theme "inspired by Nepal" for PS4 (above) or PS3 (below).
You can donate either through the PlayStation Store on consoles or right through your computer by going here
(PS4 theme) or here
Other game companies to get involved with Nepal relief include Bungie/Activision, Ubisoft, and Eve Online developer CCP Games.
So what you think is this nice of Sony to look for those PlayStation fans that might have kind hearts inside their gamer bodies and in turn help out other souls that are in very urgent need of our help in exchange for your efforts you get a nice theme to remind yourself you are doing good in world each time before you watch a violent NetFlix movie or play GTA V to finish your killing spree!
NEWS SOURCE: Get a PS4 Theme by Donating to Nepal Earthquake Relief (via) GameSpot
May 19, 2015 - 10:39 PM - by garyopa
FyyGame right now has a great deal for you on PS3 Controllers only $10.42 plus FREE Beats Headphones
The Sensational Urban Camouflage DualShock®3 wireless controller, is the latest recruit to the exciting lineup of colors. Perfect for the FPS fan; get closer to the action by gearing up in urban camo.
The PlayStation 4 might be out now for a while, but the older PlayStation 3 still has alot of life in it, and what better way to get back into gaming on your older generation console, then by buying for it some brand-new PS3 controllers and I am sure once you have the Sony Urban Camo DualShock in your hands from FyyGame you will be spending so much time on the PS3 finishing up older games you will totally forgot about that shiny PS4 you bought that really has no great games for it yet.
And surprising enough, all the above right now is available from FyyGame for only $10.42 and best of all it comes with a FREE Beats headphone and 10% OFF coupon on your next order, so act now before this limited time offer is gone and get back into gaming on your PlayStation 3 console, which still has an amazing library of games to play on it, and more newer titles coming down each week on PSN.
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MORE INFO: Sony Urban Camo Dualshock Playstation PS3 Wireless Controller (via) FyyGame
May 19, 2015 - 1:33 PM - by garyopa
Celebrates Today's Release on Consoles
Yessssss. Farming Simulator 15 launches on consoles today after selling more than a million copies on PC. Farming Simulator 15 is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
It is finally here the game you all been waiting to play on your next-gen consoles, Farming Simulator, with over one million happy PC farmers, now it is time to join the growing fad using your console, and form teams and get those crops in before your rivals do.
So there you go, all you city couch-hugging gamers can now become successful farmers without even getting your hands dirty!
Farming Simulator 15 is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, all over the world at your favorite retailer or for download!
Watch today's Launch Trailer, which will give you a first taste of what you'll find in these fresh console versions. Live the full "Farming experience" developed by Giants Software, the same one that has already enticed over one million players on PC with its latest version: all its content, its activities, its vehicles and, on PS4 and Xbox One, the online cooperative multiplayer mode!
With a brand new graphics and physics engine, Farming Simulator 15 offers an immense open world filled with details and visual effects! In multiplayer online on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and in solo on all platforms, manage and develop your own farm: harvesting, animal breeding (cows, chickens and sheep), sales of fresh products, and investment in new and more powerful vehicles or tools.
Also discover the new activity in Farming Simulator 15: woodcutting, and its selection of entirely dedicated vehicles and tools! Use and drive over 100 authentic vehicles and farming tools across hundreds of acres of land in the new Nordic environment, and a renovated North American environment, including exclusive vehicles, from over 40 of the most famous manufacturers: New Holland, Ponsse, Case IH, Deutz-Fahr and more.
Farming Simulator 15 is now available on consoles and PC.
May 18, 2015 - 2:08 PM - by garyopa
Right game, Right Time. -- Now Sony, Just Needs More Of The Same, Surprise Hits!
The stellar performance of Bloodborne, From Software's recently released PlayStation 4 exclusive, came as a pleasant surprise to Sony, according to SCE boss Feral Gara.
It seems that the higher-up execs at Sony Corp. didn't think that Bloodborne would be successful on their new PlayStation 4 console, but it was, and it really 'shocked' them.
With luck, maybe the 'shock' of Bloodborne will sink into the Sony's boss head and he will figure out a way to get more games like this to be make the PS4 even more successful, even tho Sony has sold over 20 million consoles so far, if they don't keep up with good newer exclusive gameslike Bloodborne they might be in for another surprise with Microsoft's Xbox One whipping their ass after E3 '15.
"It did surprise us," Gara told MCV. "We had expectations to do well. We looked at the Souls series as a frame of reference, and we thought we could do better than that. We did - and then some. Relative to some of our sister territories, we were being quite ambitious, but even that proved to be conservative.
"I think Bloodborne might have just landed just at the right time; it was a relatively quiet time, it was a very high quality title and a great platform differentiator for us," he continued. "We were caught a little bit behind in terms of the volume, but we were able to chase it and maximise its potential."
Last month, Bloodborne surpassed the 1 million sales mark, less than two weeks after its release on March 24. Considering the game's release on a single platform and its notorious difficulty, that is quite a feat.
NEWS SOURCE: Sony Surprised by Bloodborne's Success (via) IGN
May 17, 2015 - 2:49 PM - by garyopa
|2014s most talked-about RPG comes to consoles with a host of exciting new content
Yes huge news as Focus and Larian team up to bring one of 2014's best RPGs to consoles. Whether you've played the game on PC or not, you should absolutely carve out some time to check out the PR below
If you been dieing to play a good RPG on your next-gen console, you are in luck as one of the best-selling PC RPG's is finally being ported over to the console world, and we got all the juicy details below to share with you along with a teaser trailer.
For now all we got is the 'teaser trailer' left to share with our loyal MaxConsole readers, but stay tuned over the coming months as more exciting details will be revealed to us from the developers, and of course reports from early peeks at the progress so far later on this summer at E3 2015 in June.
Larian Studios and Focus Home Interactive Bring Divinity: Original Sin to Consoles
2014s most talked-about RPG comes to consoles with a host of exciting new content
Released to overwhelming critical acclaim, reaching close to a million copies sold on PC and winning over 150 game of the year awards and nominations, Larian Studios' RPG Divinity Original Sin comes to consoles with a host of new and enhanced content in Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition.
The "Best RPG in years" (PC Gamer) receives a full makeover, including - but not limited to - a new intuitive user-interface tailored for controllers and couch friendly dynamic split-screen, with full voiced and remastered AAA dialogues featuring Alix Wilton Regan and Alec Newman, as well as hours of new content; quests, combat-styles, locations, changes to the crafting system and a reworked storyline breathing new life into the already expansive world of Rivellon.
Of their partnership, Larian CEO Swen Vincke said "There was a lot of publisher interest for [the console version] but when Focus approached us, the decision was rapidly made. We know each other well, having worked together since 2002, and that means there's a lot of mutual trust & respect.
Focus' recent growth as well as the energy and enthusiasm showcased by their team makes me confident they'll do a great job in publishing the Xbox One & PS4 versions of Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition."
His remarks were followed closely by Focus Home Interactive's Managing Partner Cedric Lagarrigue, stating "We're very proud to accompany Larian on such a big project. We're pleased to see that both Focus and Larian have remarkably grown since our first partnership more than 10 years ago, and that now together we'll deliver one of the most exciting RPGs that will release on consoles at the end of 2015."
Easing a new generation into the world of cRPGs, Original Sin - Enhanced Edition features isometric, party-based gameplay, turn based combat in a story that will have you embroiled in a fantasy world of free exploration thanks to a new split-screen friendly UI.
- Become part of a reactive, living and open world. Explore diverse environments, find myriad creatures and tons of desirable items.
- Experience gripping, party and turn-based combat. Manipulate the environment and use skill & spell combos.
- Play in co-op multiplayer online or in local split-screen and engage in co-op dialogues. Shape your relationships with your partner that will influence the game.
- Unravel a deep and epic story, set in the early days of Rivellon. Taking place well before Divine Divinity and Divinity 2: The Dragon Knight Saga, Divinity: Original Sin presents you with a familiar world in another era.
- Classless system lets you shape your character any way you want. Endless item interaction and combinations take things to another level of freedom.
Sneak, stab, trip, poison or explode your way through Rivellon in this extended and enhanced version of 2014s PC RPG of the Year (Gamespot), coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
But, what you think so far is this the type of game you been waiting to hear about before making the purchase of a newer console?
May 17, 2015 - 1:32 PM - by garyopa
New 'screenshots' released for RELATIVITY the new 'mind-blogging' puzzle game for PS4 and PC in 2016
RELATIVITY is an exploration-puzzle game that imagines a universe with a different set of physical laws, and is coming to PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, and Linux in 2016, and will be available to play at E3
Willy Chyr, is hard at work on hie RELATIVITY game, which will be showcased at E3 2015 and will be releasing on the PlayStation 4 next year, and it brings back the amazing era of sitting in your armchair for hours and hours trying to fiqure out how to solve a puzzle.
Attached below is the most recent 'screenshots' sent to us in their 'press release', and after looking over them what you think so far of the game, will it be one of those great indie games you will be grabbing for your PlayStation 4 console next year?
RELATIVITY is an exploration-puzzle game that imagines a universe with a different set of physical laws.
Set in an Escher-esque world filled with secrets and mysteries, you utilize a unique gravity-manipulation mechanic to turn walls into floors. Learn to see the world through whole new perspectives as you navigate mindboggling architecture and solve seemingly impossible puzzles.
RELATIVITY is being designed and developed by Willy Chyr
, and is intended to be released on PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, and Linux in 2016.
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is an independent game developer and artist currently based in Chicago.
As an installation artist, he has exhibited works at the Lawrence Arts Center
, Telus Spark
, and High Concept Laboratories
. Some of his more notable past creations include a limited-edition art label for Beck's Beer
, a crowdsourced novel - The Collabowriters
, and a somewhat infamous print ad
He holds a B.A. degree in Physics and Economics from the University of Chicago.
All images below are from the alpha version and do not represent the quality of the final release.
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May 16, 2015 - 7:47 PM - by garyopa
DeanK is 'back from the dead', and finally giving his loyal PS3 fans some latest CFW 'scene' loving!
It is true, Dean the world famous multiMAN author is back and working in the PS3 scene, and he has released finally the much needed update to his much loved backup manager so everyone can now be happy
It been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over, Dean is back and in full coding mode, and has released the much needed new multiMAN so everyone can enjoy their CFW PS3 to the fullest it should be, along with updated ShowTime and Webman and other tools.
Enjoy, and don't forgot to support your scene developers and sites for more great releases like this one. -- Thanks.
is now available within mM and in the web column.
- Added support for CFW 4.70
- Updated Danish translation by ChopstiX
- Updated Movian/Showtime for mM to 4.9.430
- 200 PS3 covers added to the online server (total of 9200 PS3 covers available)
I couldn't test it on a standard (non-cobra) 4.70CFW, but hopefully everything should work. 4.70DEX support is in and should work, too.
Showtime Disc Access is updated to support 4.70 CEX/DEX, too. It is also available for download in the web column.
multiMAN ver 04.70.00 BASE CEX (20150516).pkg (34.00MB)
multiMAN ver 04.70.00 STEALTH (20150516).zip (32.71MB)
webMAN 1.42 (standard/lite/noncobra/ccapi)
P.S. I finally quit my job after 15 years in the company on Labor's Day (May 1st oh the irony) so now I have a lot more time to update the PS3 stuff. Not that I ask for donations, but because a lot of people ask me how to support mM/multiAVCHD and my other stuff - you can use PayPal and send to my eMail address (dean [at] deanbg [dot] com). The reason to post about it is because PayPal asked me to remove the donate-button from my webpage last year.
- Fixed PSX games issue (thanks @aldostools )
NEWS SOURCE: multiMAN v4.70.00 (via) PSX-Scene