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Rumour: Syphon Filter 4, God Of War IV Announcements Incoming

Syphon Filter 4, God Of War IV Announcements Incoming

Few would argue that 2011 was one of the best years for exclusive PlayStation software

The growth of Sony's Worldwide Studios resulted in a new blockbuster release for almost every month of the year; a feat that was always going to be difficult to replicate in 2012. But while 2012 might not live up to its predecessor in terms of pure content quantity, we're certain Sony's still got a surprise or..

News: SingStar: Back To The 80's Dons Its Shoulder Pads And Eye-Liner This Autumn

SingStar: Back To The 80's Dons Its Shoulder Pads And Eye-Liner This Autumn

If you know your Wham

's from your Duran Duran's, then you're probably going to love SingStar: Back To The 80's. The latest in a long-line of Studio London developed SingStar spin-offs brings a collection of favourite eighties tunes to the PS3, transforming your console into a home karaoke system with more make-up than Boy George. We're all-in for Bette Davis Eyes. Tracklist<table..

News: Fresh Footage From Cancelled PlayStation 3 Project Eight Days Emerges Online

Fresh Footage From Cancelled PlayStation 3 Project Eight Days Emerges Online

New footage from Sony Studio London's canned Eight Days has bizarrely emerged on YouTube this afternoon

The game — which was described as jaw-dropping by ex-employees recently — was cancelled in 2008 due to spiralling development costs and a refocusing of first-party projects within Sony Worldwide Studios. The footage itself appears to be based on an old build of the game, presumably..

News: Sony: Some Players Spend Thousands Of Pounds On SingStar

Sony: Some Players Spend Thousands Of Pounds On SingStar

We've only ever wanted to buy one song from SingStar's in-game DLC store: Caribbean Queen by Billy Ocean

That makes us lightweights. According to a report on Eurogamer, there are several players that own more than 900 SingStar tracks. That roughly equates to about £1,000 worth of content. Similarly, Sony noted that there are hundreds of players with more than 500 songs. That's still a reasonable..

News: You're Never Going To Guess What SingStar: Back To The 80s Is All About

You're Never Going To Guess What SingStar: Back To The 80s Is All About

Seriously

Any clue what SingStar: Back To The 80s might be about? It's not hard really. Do you give up? Ok we'll tell you: it's a brand new SingStar game comprising 80s songs. How did you not get that? There'll be 30 songs included on the new Blu-ray title, including... Well, we don't know yet because Sony's yet to announce the full roster but if we were to guess there would be some Blondie, A-Ha,..

News: Canned PS3 Exclusive Eight Days Was 'Jaw Dropping'

Canned PS3 Exclusive Eight Days Was 'Jaw Dropping'

Early into the PlayStation 3's life, one of Studio London's in-development titles, Eight Days, looked like a life-line for the addled system

The game — which depicted a sensational desert shoot-out in its opening trailer — was cancelled in 2008. But developers that worked on the game have told Eurogamer that what was in development was "jaw dropping". The news comes via ex-Studio..

News: Sony Developing Sci-Fi Bollywood Game For PS3 & PS2

Sony Developing Sci-Fi Bollywood Game For PS3 & PS2

A Sony development team in London has started work on a video game adaptation of bonkers Bollywood sci-fi flick, RA

One</a>. The game will release on both PlayStation 2 and PS3, the latter as a PSN download. Presumably the game will be exclusive to the expanding Indian markets. "We have always wanted to bring Bollywood IPs on the PlayStation platform as the way..

News: So There Is A New PlayStation 3 Dancing Game After All

So There Is A New PlayStation 3 Dancing Game After All

Days before E3 there was a lot of speculation about Sony publishing a new dancing game for the PlayStation 3

Just for the record: Studio London is concocting a new title called DanceStar Party — Sony just forgot to mention it until today. Naturally the game will have PlayStation Move support, as evidenced in the title's first trailer after the jump. The game's obviously born out of the SingStar..

Feature: Dream E3 Announcements: The Return Of The Getaway 3

Dream E3 Announcements: The Return Of The Getaway 3

Every once in a while a franchise comes along that you love in spite of its gameplay

The Getaway is one of those franchises. Its early incarnations are near unplayable due to shoddy controls and poor level design, but they are still amongst some of our favourite games on PlayStation. It's mostly to do with the setting. The Snatch-inspired British gangland theme depicted in the original games is..

Rumour: Sony Spoils Syphon Filter 4 Surprise, Gets Us Excited Anyway

Sony Spoils Syphon Filter 4 Surprise, Gets Us Excited Anyway

Syphon Filter 4, guys

We've waited so long for this moment, and now it seems like Sony has revealed the great announcement prematurely. It's a shame really, because this announcement would have been a huge surprise at Sony's E3 press conference. But as the old saying goes, "leaks happen". The news popped up on the PlayStation Blog but was pulled moments later. That didn't stop outlets..

News: You're Telling Me There's Going To Be Two EyePets On The Screen At Once?

You're Telling Me There's Going To Be Two EyePets On The Screen At Once?

We loved the original EyePet

Admittedly the technology was a little bit fiddly in places, but the augmented reality worked great and it genuinely felt like a fresh and new experience. As such, we're pretty stoked to see the PlayStation Move-enabled series get a fresh new PS3 release. The new game — due out later this year — doubles the trouble, allowing you to simultaneously raise two EyePets..

News: Sony Shuts Down A "Small Number Of Projects" At Its UK Studios

Sony Shuts Down A "Small Number Of Projects" At Its UK Studios

A report on GamesIndustry

biz</a> has revealed that Sony has opted to close a "small number of projects" at its UK studios. The shift in resources is set to take place at Evolution Studios, Studio Liverpool and Studio London. Media Molecule are reportedly unaffected, while Studio Cambridge were not mentioned. “It has been decided that production on a small number of projects..

News: SingStar Actually Makes Sense In North America Again, DLC Parity Incoming

SingStar Actually Makes Sense In North America Again, DLC Parity Incoming

In Europe, SingStar is amazing

That's because the SingStore is packed with piles and piles and piles of good karaoke DLC. In the US, SingStar is less amazing. That's because there's hardly any great DLC across the pond. Thanks to a deal between Sony and Universal Music, that's all set to change. As Sony moves towards parity between the two regions, they'll be adding a whopping 64 songs to the US..

News: EyePet PlayStation Move Bundle Could Blow Up With The Right Marketing

EyePet PlayStation Move Bundle Could Blow Up With The Right Marketing

If you're in the US and have children, you might want to head down to your local Toys 'R' Us

The retailer's carrying an exclusive PlayStation Move bundle that contains the PlayStation Eye camera, PlayStation Move controller and a copy of EyePet: Move Edition. Seeing as EyePet's probably one of the best family games we've ever played, you might want to take the opportunity to snap this bundle up..

News: SingStar: Dance Gets You Jiving To Ricky Martin

SingStar: Dance Gets You Jiving To Ricky Martin

We've never danced to Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" before, and we never want to

But we suppose we're going to have to review SingStar: Dance, and that means we might actually have to. Oh motion controllers — this is the reason you're universally hated? Seriously though, SingStar: Dance does look like a neat party game. Obvious comparisons are being drawn to Microsoft's Dance Central..

News: PlayStation Move Reviews Are Go-Go-Go, Largely Very Positive

PlayStation Move Reviews Are Go-Go-Go, Largely Very Positive

Today is the day of reckoning

Just a year after the PlayStation 3 Slim's launch here in Europe, Sony's got another big day ahead of them. The PlayStation Move is out in the wild, and Sony's let some of the big publications go knee-deep with impressions. On the whole, everything's looking pretty positive for Sony's motion controller. Joystiq describe the hardware as a "resounding success,"..

Feature: Late To The Party #1: The Getaway on PlayStation 2

Late To The Party #1: The Getaway on PlayStation 2

I want to play The Getaway

The initial set-up is fantastic; placing you in a red Rover 75 with a motley-crue of cockney shade-masters. "Who's the bird?" exclaims the appropriately named "Eyebrows", in his thick LDN tones. Across the road, a lady in a tight leather jacket sprints towards the passenger seat of the car. She flicks open the door and slams it behind her. "I..

News: DC Comics Join The PlayStation Network Digital Comics Service

DC Comics Join The PlayStation Network Digital Comics Service

Finally

DC Comics (and with them their host of world famous IP) have finally jumped aboard ship PlayStation Digital Comics. Starting today, DC will begin distributing the massive collection of comics via the PlayStation Network, with an initial selection of over 80 comics priced from $0.99 to $2.99. Some of the offerings include Batman, Superman, the Green Lantern, God Of War, and a free 10-page..

News: PlayStation Portable's Digital Comics Reader Grabs New Features

PlayStation Portable's Digital Comics Reader Grabs New Features

Sony's updated the already excellent PlayStation Portable Digital Comics Reader

The update to 2.01 brings the ability to quickly delete titles from your collection, aswell as browse titles by publisher and automatically sort by genre. Nice. An additional feature allows you to move seamlessly between comics in a series if you own more than one. Interestingly, support for Japanese Manga has been..

News: Sony Reveals SingStar: Dance & SingStar: Guitar

Sony Reveals SingStar: Dance & SingStar: Guitar

Sony has revealed the first details regarding SingStar: Dance and SingStar: Guitar; the latest spin-offs in Studio London's SingStar franchise

The news comes via an interview with SingStar's producer Jonathan Mead, who explains the theory behind the spin-offs. "These titles will allow four people to be involved in the game, all at the same time. This is a very big and exciting thing for..