Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sony Announce A Playstation Network Event Call PLAY Starts 9th August

Sony have announced a new PS3 Playstation Network event called PLAY. PLAY starts on 9th August and runs until 19th September in the USA and 10th August to 20th September in the UK. the PLAY promotion comes with 4 games, a 5th game will be free for people who buy the other 4 games. the first game comes out on 23rd/24th August and its Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition. the 30th/31st August sees DeathSpank: The Baconing. BloodRayne: Betrayal is out on 6th/7th September and Renegade Ops comes out on 13th/14th September. when you buy each of those games, you get PAYDAY: The Heist for free.

Each of those 4 games will cost $14.99 in the USA with DeathSpank: The Baconing. BloodRayne: Betrayal and Renegade Ops costing €12.99 and Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition €14.99. each of the games will come with a trial when they are released on the PSN.

Playstation Plus subscribers get 20% of each purchase. gamers will be able to pre-order the games from 9th August and have until 19th September to buy the 4 PLAY games. an additional gift for those who pre-order each of the games from the PLAY promotion get a free theme with each pre-order.

Comments on the EU Playstation Blog reveal this is an annual promotion, not something that will happen every year.

Additional Info from USA And EU Playstation Blogs

Press Release

London; 05th August, 2011 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today introduced PlayStation®Network PLAY, a new program showcasing four of the season's hottest action titles. Starting August 10, 2011 gamers can get more action when the PLAY lineup becomes available for pre-order on PlayStation Network in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. With each pre-order from the PLAY program made in PlayStation®Store (pre-orders will be available for a limited period, see details below), gamers will receive a theme for their PlayStation®3 system. PLAY also offers gamers a separate gift with purchase for each order made throughout the duration of the program which ends on 20 September 2011. In addition, PlayStation®Plus subscribers will receive an automatic 20% off every PLAY program purchase if they make their purchase on or before 20 September 2011.

As a bonus gift, action fans that purchase all four PLAY titles in the PlayStation Store on or before 20 September 2011 will receive a PSN voucher code for Sony Online Entertainment's PAYDAY: The HeistTM, at no additional cost.

Participating countries only, age restrictions and other terms and conditions apply. Full details will be available on from 10 August 2011.

The 2011 PlayStation Network PLAY lineup is:

August 24: Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition - This highly-anticipated action-fighting title from Capcom features 20 playable characters, HD graphics, more than 200 pieces of unlockable content, more than 100 trials and more than 100 challenges. When Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition is purchased through PLAY, purchasers will be able to unlock GILL, the self-proclaimed god, without having to beat the game with every character, as day-one DLC. Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition will be €14.99 and will be available for pre-order until August 18.

August 31: The Baconing - The newest action-RPG title from Hothead Studios is the third in the popular DeathSpank series. Attempt to defeat the Anti-Spank and his army of Cyborques, before they cast an evil shadow over Spanktopia. Discover exciting new worlds and battle hordes of enemies as you search to unlock the secret within the Fires of Bacon. When The Baconing is purchased through PLAY, purchasers will receive an additional co-op character, Roesha - One Bad Mutha. The Baconing will be €12.99 and will be available for pre-order until August 25.

September 7: BloodRayne: BetrayalTM - This 2D side-scrolling platformer from Majesco Entertainment features 15 bloodthirsty levels where Rayne attempts to infiltrate a treacherous castle, take out a fiendish horde and stop an evil vampire massacre. When BloodRayne: Betrayal is purchased through PLAY, purchasers will receive a BloodRayne: Betrayal virtual item for their PlayStation®Home avatar and an exclusive dynamic theme. BloodRayne: Betrayal will be €12.99 and will be available for pre-order until September 1.

September 14: Renegade Ops - This top-down, driving shooter from SEGA features a huge variety of vehicles, guns and endless enemies. The game features Sandbox-style missions, so there are many different ways to play. When Renegade Ops is purchased through PLAY, purchasers will receive a Vehicle & Character Pack with two new vehicles and special weapons. Renegade Ops will be €12.99 and will be available for pre-order until September 9.

Bonus Gift: PAYDAY: The Heist - This gritty, first-person shooter from Sony Online Entertainment lets players take on the role of a hardened career criminal executing intense, dynamic heists in constant pursuit of the next "big score." A PSN voucher code for PAYDAY: The Heist will be provided to buyers of all four PLAY titles as a bonus gift provided they purchase the games on or before September 20, following release of the game. The game can also be pre-ordered separately starting September 21, 2011. European pricing for PAYDAY: The Heist is to be confirmed.


For more information, please contact your local PR manager.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®3, PlayStation®2, PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PlayStation 3 in November 2006, 47.9 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 150 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 67.8 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, more than 77 million accounts have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 1.43 billion items have been downloaded.

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Codemasters Have Released A Behind The Scenes Look At The Weapons In Bodycount

Codemasters have released a new video for Bodycount. this video is a behind the scenes look at guns and weapons in the game. members of the dev team talk about creating them and their reasoning for the choices they made, like limiting the number of weapons in the game.

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THQ Have Released A New Warhammer 4000: Space Marine Trailer Showing Multiplayer Classes

THQ have released a new trailer for Warhammer 4000: Space Marine. this trailer shows multiplayer action and reveals the many different classes you can choose to play as. the trailer also shows some of the different equipment and play styles each class have. The trailer also shows how highly customisable the multiplayer is with there being over 1.8 Billion combinations.

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Warner Bros. And Supergiant Games Announce Bastion Is Coming To PC On 16th August

Supergiant Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced Bastion is set to come to PC from 106th August via Steam. the game is available for pre-order for £14.99 on Steam, but should be coming to other online distributors later this month. Bastion, on Steam, supports cloud saves, achievements, and leaderboards.

Press Release

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Supergiant Games are pleased to announce that Bastion, the award-winning indie Action-RPG recently released on Xbox LIVE Arcade, is coming to Windows PC this month on August 16th. Offering high-resolution graphics and an all-new PC control scheme, the game will be available for £14.99 on Steam (currently available for pre-order) before becoming available on other popular PC portals later this month.

Bastion has earned numerous accolades for its unique atmosphere and narrative style, deep yet accessible combat, and distinctive presentation. The game received ten E3 awards this year, including the Game Critics Award for Best Downloadable Game, Game Informer Magazine’s award for Best Downloadable Game, and’s award for Most Original Game.

The PC version of Bastion will be available DRM-free and include Steamworks support for Cloud saves, achievements, and leaderboards (Steam version only).

Featuring lush and imaginative artwork in full 1080p resolution, as well as an innovative reactive narration system that responds to players' actions in real time, the game challenges players to build a new world after a cataclysmic event shatters the land to pieces. As players journey into the wild unknown, they will confront savage beasts, forge an array of customisable weapons and gain new powers from specially-brewed spirits as they become immersed in the game's rich atmosphere.

Gameplay is designed to reward player skill, offering great customisation including the new re-mappable PC control scheme. Bastion for PC will also support gamepad controllers.

For more information about the game, please visit the developer's official site at or follow @SupergiantGames on Twitter. To pre-order Bastion on Steam, visit its product page:

Platinum Games Have Released A New Story Trailer For Anarchy Reigns

Sega and Platinum Games have released a new trailer for Anarchy Reigns. this trailer uses in-game action and cinematics to help reveal some of the games story and introduces some of the characters in the game.

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Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 4th August And Friday 5th August

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 4th August And Friday 5th August

  • QTE News: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 3rd August
  • QTE News: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 2nd And Wednesday 3rd August
  • Sony Announce The #PSV is coming out in Japan before Christmas 2011, Europe and USA get it early 2012
  • QTE News: Zero Punctuation - Call of Juarez: The Cartel
  • Warner Bros. have registered a web domain for 'Scribblenauts Remix'. no such game has yet been announced
  • Reef Entertainment announce they are releasing a triple A #Rambo game on #PS3, #PC, and #Xbox360 next year
  • QTE News: Square Enix Announce Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions Is Out Now On iPhone
  • Evidence mounts that Sony is working on a “Large”, “AAA” “Character Action Game” that uses Playstation Move, is new IP
  • #Bungie release hour long video 20 years of Bungie documentary. reveals new game codename is Tiger, screenshot, logo
  • #Ubisoft reveal day one sales of From Dust on#XBLA were 45% greater than any other digital Ubisoft game
  • QTE News: Temco Koei Announce Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer Comes Out On 25th October
  • Microsoft say their aim is to release 1 #Kinect game on #XBLA per month up to Christmas, not revealing games just yet
  • #Atlus announce #Catherine has sold over 200K units in its first week on sale in the USA, games has exceeded expectations
  • QTE News: Insomniac Announce Resistance 3 Has Gone Gold; Has Day 1 Patch; Comes With Demos,Trailers, And Music Videos


  • The German Ratings Board rate #Kinect Fun Labs: Air Band, game not announced yet by #Microsoft
  • Infinity Ward reveal #Treyarch are the developers behind the #Wii version of Modern Warfare 3
  • #Runic say that due to memory restrictions with #XBLA games, Torchlight 2 is not coming to XBLA. Hope #PC is out fall
  • its revealed #Pyramid Inc, developers behind #Patapon, are developing a new unannounced #PS3 game, PSN game speculated
  • IDC say #Apple is now the largest smartphone manufacturer, #Samsung is number 2, #Nokia is 3rd
  • Sony's Simon Benson says the slow uptake of 3D is not a concern for Sony's game side. 3D into games is easy and cheap
  • EA Restructuring, Peter Moore promoted to COO, Frank Gibeau head of EA Labels, Barry Cottle head of EA Interactive + more
  • Japan Gamers survey reveals 30% of #3DS owners feel anger/regret over price drop 49.4% disappointed with few games + more
  • its rumoured Team Bondi is bankrupt, their staff, including Brendan McNamara, have been hired by KMM Studios
  • Markus Persson announces #Minecraft has now sold over 3 Million units
  • QTE News: David Jaffe Announces Twisted Metal Is Missing Its 4th October Release And Is Now Coming Out Early 2012
  • its reported several retailers have dropped the price of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to around £299
  • job postings from #Criterion appear to reveal they are working on a new open world racing game for new platforms
  • Its reported UK game sales in July 2011 are down 26.4% over July 2010. 2,327,966 games were sold generating £44.76M
  • QTE News: Insomniac Have Released A Behind The Scenes Look At Resistance 3 Multiplayer Showing Abilities
  • a job posting from #Epic reveals they are working on an unannounced game which is a new IP
  • its reported Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine is suing Activision over the use of his likeness in Band Hero + more