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News: Sony Planning A 'Constant Supply Of Excellent Games' For PlayStation Vita

Sony Planning A 'Constant Supply Of Excellent Games' For PlayStation Vita

Sony's lovable executive Shuhei Yoshida has admitted that the platform holder made mistakes with the PlayStation Portable, virtually abandonding first-party development in order to better support the newly released PlayStation 3

It's a mistake that, according to Yoshida, the company's not willing to retread with the PlayStation Vita. "In the past we launched PSP and then shifted our attention..

News: New Mass Effect 3, Hitman Absolution Trailers To Round Out The VGAs

New Mass Effect 3, Hitman Absolution Trailers To Round Out The VGAs

There are some big announcements set to take place at the VGAs this weekend: Sony's mysterious exclusive The Last Of Us, the reannouncement of Metal Gear Solid: Rising, and the unveiling of Epic Games' next big project

But while Spike's lined up plenty of show stoppers for the event, the awards ceremony will also play host to some lesser reveals. EA's confirmed that almost exactly a year after its..

News: Making Music Is Stupid Easy in Sound Shapes

Making Music Is Stupid Easy in Sound Shapes

Even a caveman could do it

Sound Shapes co-creators Jonathan Mak and Shaw-Han Liem recently sat down with the PS Blog to discuss the philosophy behind their game, and how its simplicity and style help it to work both as a quality platformer and an easy-to-use music maker. Players are given simple tools that instantly produce the building blocks of a...

News: Witness Sound Shapes' Simplicity In A Brand New Trailer

Witness Sound Shapes' Simplicity In A Brand New Trailer

Creating music is hard

We know because we spent about three years of our life dabbling in song writing and music production. But Sound Shapes — the latest PlayStation Vita title from Jonathan Mak — makes the whole process look easy. The game combines music composition with level design, meaning you're able to create songs and simple platforming levels at the same time. Those levels can then be..

E3 2011: Sony Santa Monica To Show Eight Games At E3, Four Of Them Still Unannounced

Sony Santa Monica To Show Eight Games At E3, Four Of Them Still Unannounced

Before you take a cartwheel into the road outside your house, let's make one point absolutely clear: Sony Santa Monica works as a micro-publisher within SCEA

It supports smaller developers getting to grips with the PlayStation hardware, and has an input in second-party development. In short: while Sony Santa Monica might have eight games at E3, not all of them will be developed by the God Of War..

News: Sound Shapes Is An Audio-Platformer For NGP

Sound Shapes Is An Audio-Platformer For NGP

From the folks that developed the PlayStation Network's indie darling, Everyday Shooter, Sound Shapes is an experimental audio-platformer for Sony's new handheld

You play as a gelatinous sphere covered in small suction pods, and your task is to navigate through a beautifully abstract audio world. The object of the game is to collecting floating blobs that represent musical notes, while avoiding the..