Jack Tretton (Sony Computer Entertainment of America/SCEA) spoke at the Web 2.0 summit that’s going on right now in San Francisco. During the event he announced the official release date for the PlayStation Vita on February 22nd, 2012. Jack also spoke about what Sony’s been going to bring gaming forward the innovations that they are pushing forward.
When it comes to advertising and video games there have been many memorable ads in the last few years. Off the top of my head I recall the now classic Mad World commercial for Gears of War or Assassin’s Creed’s featuring Massive Attack’s Teardrop not to mention the infamous banned Xbox360 commercial.
Today Sony put forth their full length “Michael” commercial featuring a cast of characters from most of their top tier titles. I don’t know about you but it gave me chills. I just wish Uncharted 3 was here already!
Usisoft is continuing its current tradition of giving exclusive access to PlayStation 3 to Assassin’s Creed content (i.e.: Sony paid them). First with the exclusive multiplayer beta and now this.
The first Assassin’s Creed was critically adored for its originality and gameplay but panned for it repetitiveness in which Ubisoft later admitted but learned from it in the stellar sequels that followed.
I love the idea of giving gamers the chance to relive the first game for free and since there’s so much extra space on a Blu-ray it makes sense to use it. Although I really liked the first AC game I don’t think I’d have the patience to go through it again. I’m sure the incentive of getting two games for the price of one will help sell more copies of the PS3 version. Will this make me buy the PlayStation version? No, first off because I kept my original Xbox copy of AC. Also, I have both a PS3 & Xbox360 at home and when a game is not console exclusive and has multiplayer I tend to always choose the Xbox version. Even a few years in I’m still not enjoying multiplayer games on the PlayStation and favour XboxLive online experience.
Assassin’s Creed® Revelations will be available on November 15, 2011.
Source: Ubisoft Montreal
Image source: Kendra188
The pricing for Insomniac’s Resistance 3 “Doomsday Edition” bundle for the Sony PlaySation Move was too much for me to resist (bad pun intended). For $149.99 you get:
- PlayStation 3 Eye Camera
- Move Wand Controller
- Move Nav Controller
- Move Sharpshooter Gun
- Copy of the Resistance 3 Game
Right now, if you buy all of these items separately, it would retail for about $240. With current prices at Amazon it would cost about $212.
The PlayStation Blog reports that The PlayStation Network Store is back online in the US and UK only after a long six weeks of being offline. With the store being offline for so long, PSN now has a huge backlog of downloadable content to deliver and Sony isn’t waiting to get it all out. However, the content promised as part of the Welcome Back offer is not yet live as of yet. Sony doesn’t mention when that will be released, just to keep coming back to the store on a daily basis to check out what’s out.
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