Sony Computer Entertainment America: ‘Long Live Play’ Trailer – 2011.09.26

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Sony released a new video on its PlayStation account on YouTube a few hours ago. Though there is no indication of its purpose, it does make gamers believe Sony is up to something new for either PlayStation Home or a fighting game à la Super Smash Bros (Super Smash Sony?!). There are references from many games in the video: PaRappa The Rapper, Metal Gear Solid 4, Resistance, LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted, Final Fantasy XIII, PlayStation Network, Twisted Metal, Killzone, God of War, and Ratchet & Clank. ‘Long Live Play’ appears written in Latin.

Resistance: soliders plus some weapons on the wall.

Playstation Network: PSN logo as the soldiers enter and see the woman.

Parappa the Rapper: drawing on a calender behind the woman.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Mark II robot behind the dogs.

Killzone: weapons on the wall.

Final Fantasy XIII: Lighting’s sword seen on the weapon wall.

God of War:  a man moving in the background (almost at the end of the video). Looks like Kratos.

Can you find the rest? What can we expect on October 5th?

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Sony lanzó un nuevo video en su cuenta de PlayStation en YouTube hace unas horas. Aunque no hay ninguna indicación de su propósito, hace que los jugadores crean que Sony está haciendo algo nuevo, ya sea para PlayStation Home o un juego de lucha à la Super Smash Bros (Super Smash Sony?). Hay referencias de varios juegos en el video: PaRappa The RapperMetal Gear Solid 4, Resistance, LittleBigPlanetUnchartedFinal Fantasy XIIIPlayStation Network,Twisted MetalKillzoneGod of War, y Ratchet & Clank. ‘Long Live Play’ (Viva el juego!) aparece escrito en latín.

Resistance: soldados, más algunas armas en la pared.

Playstation Network: logotipo PSN cuando los soldados entran y ven a la mujer.

Parappa the Rapper: dibujo en un calendario detrás de la mujer.

Metal Gear Solid 4: el robot Mark II detrás de los perros.

Killzone: armas en la pared.

Final Fantasy XIII: la espada de Lighting vista en la pared de armas.

God of War:   un hombre que se mueve en el fondo (casi al final del video). Parece ser Kratos.

¿Puedes ver los demás? ¿Qué podemos esperar el 5 de octubre?

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Sony: PlayStation 2 – 150 million units sold | 150 millones de unidades vendidas

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From/De: Sony Computer Entertainment

PlayStation®2 Sales Reach 150 Million Units Worldwide

PlayStation®2 Continues to Deliver Great Value To Users as a Home Computer Entertainment System with Games for the Whole Family

TOKYO, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sony ComputerEntertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the cumulative sales of PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system reached 150 million units*(1) worldwide, as of January 31, 2011. This incredible milestone was reached in 10 years and 11 months since PlayStation 2′s release in Japan in March 2000.

With strong support from 3rd party developers and publishers worldwide and a slew of blockbuster franchises from first party studios including Gran Turismo, God of War, SingStar*(2) and Ratchet & Clank, PlayStation 2 features a vast library of more than 10,828 software titles, representing a broad range of game genres that appeal to everyone in the family. More than 1.52 billion units of PlayStation 2 software have been sold worldwide*(3).

PlayStation 2 was also successful in delivering intuitive game play through the highly popular DUALSHOCK 2 controller as well as through Eye Toy USB Camera, released back in 2003*(4). Using EyeToy Camera, players can physically interact within the game with their own image being projected to the TV monitor in real-time. It also tracks the users’ hands or body movement through the camera. This new style of gameplay expanded PlayStation 2′s users to a wider audience, including families and casual players.

Furthermore, PlayStation 2 was the first home computer entertainment system to integrate DVD technology, and the rapid growth of the install base helped establish DVD as the standard optical disc media format worldwide. Despite almost entering its 12th year since launch, PlayStation 2 system continues to serve as the entertainment centerpiece in many living rooms and is strongly supported in countries and regions, particularly in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America.

SCE will continue to further expand the PlayStation platform and create a new world of computer entertainment.

*(1) sell-in number
*(2) This title is not released in Japan.
*(3) As of the end of Dec, 2010
*(4) Release year differs by each country or region.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.

PlayStation, PS3, PS2 and PSP are registered trademarksof Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. EyeToy is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Video Games Live: Civilization IV – PBS

From/De: PBS

The Video Games Live orchestra and choir perform the theme from “Civilization IV” in this excerpt from the new “Video Games Live” PBS special. VGL, coming to TV for the first time in summer 2010 on PBS, is an immersive concert event featuring music from the biggest video games of all time. Filmed in New Orleans with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and choir, watch as top musicians from around the world perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, guitarists, percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

The PBS special — consisting of never before televised live musical performances from the Mario, Zelda, Sonic, Halo, Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, God of War, Civilization, Chrono Cross, StarCraft and Guitar Hero franchises, and a musical journey through classic gaming — premieres July 31, 2010 and airs throughout August on PBS stations (check your local listings at http://pbs.org/tvschedules ). Edited by Kevin Moy. Support your local PBS station now — you make it possible for your PBS station to offer amazing performances and the opportunity to discover something new every day, whether on TV or online. To donate to your local PBS station, visit http://pbs.org/support.

DC Comics @ PlayStation Network for PSP

From/De: SCEA

Download, Read and Enjoy Batman, Superman and Many Other Iconic Characters on Your PSP™ Today

Exclusive DC Comics Content Available on PlayStation®Network Digital Comics Service

FOSTER CITY, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced the availability of DC Comics on the PlayStation Network digital comics service for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable). An initial selection of over 80 DC titles can be downloaded from PlayStation®Store immediately priced from $0.99 to $2.99 per issue that include Batman: Hush, Green Lantern: Rebirth, Fables: Legends in Exiles and Planetary: All Over the World and Other Stories, as well as comics that are exclusive to PlayStation Network such as Free Realms, God of War, Resistance, and Superman/Batman. Lastly, DC Comics is offering users a free 10-page preview of the 700th issue of Superman available on the PlayStation Network digital comics.

DC Comics is the largest English-language comic book publisher in the world. In 1938, they introduced Superman to the world, followed afterwards by Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and many others. Today, they publish nearly 1000 issues a year – and will now be going digital with PlayStation.

“Outside of my work as a comic book creator and Co-Publisher, I’m an avid gamer,” said Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher. “Making our comics available through Sony’s PlayStation Network digital comics offers a perfect opportunity for us to reach a new, different kind of reader.”
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PBS: Video Games Live – Trailer

Source/Fuente: VGL @ Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Video-Games-Live/62865898389]; PBS @ YouTube: VIDEO GAMES LIVE | Trailer | PBS [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzHLeDBKprA].

A PBS Special: Video Games Live @ Louisiana Philarmonic Orchestra

From/De: Video Games Live

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS FOR HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS PERFORMANCE TO BE FILMED FOR PBS SPECIAL

Groundbreaking Show to be Performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra on April 1st at the Pontchartrain Center

Special Guests Include the Inventor of the Video Game Ralph Baer, Composers from Halo, Blizzard, God of War, Mass Effect, Earthworm Jim, Civilization IV and MANY MORE!

 The award winning Video Games Live show has once again pulled out all the stops in its groundbreaking effort to show the world how artistic and culturally significant video games have become.  On Thursday, April 1st, 2010, Video Games Live will be performing with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at the Kenner Pontchartrain Center for a nationwide television special which will start airing July 31, 2010 on PBS as well as a companion DVD, Blu-Ray and album.  This will be the biggest Video Games Live production ever staged, with more special fx, screens, special guests and segments than ever before.

Special Guests include the creator and “father” of video games, 88 year old legend Ralph Baer.  Mr. Baer will appear on stage to demonstrate his original “brown-box” gaming system and challenge one lucky audience member to a match while the symphony provides the sounds.  Mr. Baer will be available to sign autographs and get pictures taken during the post-show meet & greet festivities.  Also in the meet & greet will be Video Games Live creators and industry veteran game composers Tommy Tallarico (Earthworm Jim/Advent Rising) and Jack Wall (Myst/Mass Effect).  Marty O’Donnell (Halo), Russell Brower (Blizzard), Gerard Marino (God of War), Christopher Tin (Civilization IV) will also be available and MANY MORE!  Soloists will include internet sensations Martin Leung on piano and Laura “Flute Link” Intravia as well as the original vocal soloists for the segments being performed.

Pre-show festivities include a costume contest, game demos, prize give-a-ways and a Guitar Hero competition.  Costume contest and Guitar Hero competition to be filmed for the PBS Special and DVD/Blu-Ray.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B0044589BCD5139?artistid=976815&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=52

Video Games Live website:  www.videogameslive.com.

Sony: “Get a Taste of Kratos’ Fury at Your Local 7-Eleven”

From/De: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), together with 7-Eleven, Inc. and Mountain Dew, is pleased to announce an exclusive promotion around one of PlayStation’s most anticipated releases: God of War® III. Starting February 1, 2010, participating 7-Eleven locations will feature Kratos Fury, a custom-themed God of War-flavored Slurpee drink and a series of four exclusive Slurpee cups with never-before-seen God of War artwork. The program is exclusive to 7-Eleven stores and is the first of its kind for the popular God of War franchise.

Starting on February 1 through March 31, God of War fans can collect all four exclusive Kratos-themed cups at their local, participating 7-Eleven while quenching their thirst with Kratos Fury, a blackberry and lime-flavored Slurpee beverage created by Mountain Dew and 7-Eleven specifically for the Kratos Slurpee program. With each Slurpee purchase fans can collect codes that can be redeemed at http://www.Slurpee.com for God of War and Slurpee-themed content in advance of the general public release such as:

* A behind-the-scenes video, developed by Sony Computer Entertainment’s Santa Monica Studios exclusively for 7-Eleven, that takes you through the mythos and development of creating the Chimera character – the three-headed beast seen in the God of War III demo.
* Exclusive armor for Kratos called Morpheus, which unlocks once you’ve played through God of War III
* A dynamic theme for the PlayStation®3 system that features Kratos’ animated face. A static theme will also be available.
* Kratos-themed wallpapers for PCs
* God of War- or 7-Eleven-themed PlayStation®Home t-shirt’s or Slurpee-themed hoodie’s available for both males and females

Fans will also have the opportunity to pre-order a copy of God of War III and receive a free God of War III poster at participating 7-Eleven stores. For continued information on the program as well as a sneak peek at cup artwork and downloadable content, please check out the PlayStation Blog http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/01/kratos-fury-invading-local-7-eleven-stores/. Additional information will be available on www.slurpee.com on February 1, 2010.

God of War: Blood & Metal

From/De: SCEA

ROADRUNNER RECORDS TO RELEASE DIGITAL EXTENDED PLAY (EP) FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) BLOCK BUSTER GOD OF WAR® III

December 21, 2009 – ROADRUNNER RECORDS today announced plans to release an exclusive digital extended play (EP) soundtrack for the highly anticipated PlayStation®3 (PS3™) exclusive videogame, God of War ®III.  The EP, titled God of War®: Blood & Metal, will be released in March as a part of the God of War III® Ultimate Edition, and will feature five exclusive unreleased songs from Roadrunner artists, including KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DREAM THEATER, TRIVIUM, OPETH and TAKING DAWN.

Consumers who purchase the God of War III Ultimate Edition will receive a voucher code to download the tracks, as well as downloadable music in the form of the God of War Trilogy soundtrack.  Fans will also receive a special code to download a director’s cut of  God of War: Unearthing the Legend, a full-length movie documentary depicting the history of the God of War franchise, access to an exclusive God of War Challenge Arena environment with up to seven unique challenges, an exclusive Kratos skin, and a limited edition art book.  The God of War III Ultimate Edition will retail for $99.99 (MSRP).

“I have played the previous God of War releases,” said Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones.  “To be a part of this game in any fashion is amazing!  Let the rivers flow red with blood; there is vengeance to bestow!  Bring me more new finishing blows to my enemies!”

“Music has always been an important part of videogames and can help bring titles to life,” said Stig Asmussen, God of War III Game Director.  “Our goal is to make God of War III a special release in all areas and this just another way to offer fans and newcomers a worthwhile experience.”

“This is the first time in 24 years that we’ve written and recorded a song for anything other than one of our own albums, so we’re up for the challenge and excited to have been asked,” said Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy about recording an exclusive instrumental track for the soundtrack.

“When we were initially asked to write an original song for the game, we were slightly perplexed since we’ve never actually written a track for something other than a Trivium record,” said Trivium, vocalist Matt Heafy.  “But we answered the call as we are fans of the game.  Writing the song was a fun experience.  We started piecing riffs together on tour and then we really put time into the song when we got home and had the chance to go into the practice space to work on our ideas as a group. This new song captures a certain energy we’ve been trying to harness on record as well, as it will show all our fans worldwide where Trivium is heading musically in the future.”

Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Santa Monica Studio, God of War III is set in the realm of Greek mythology and is a single-player game that allows players to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he treads through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of hell to seek revenge on those who betrayed him.  Armed with double-chained blades, Kratos must take on mythology’s darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest to destroy Olympus.