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Friday, April 6, 2012

04/06/2012 - Payday The Heist Gets New Features and Improvements
SAN DIEGO -- April 6, 2012 -- Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and OVERKILL Software today announced the latest game update for the high-intensity, co-op, first-person shooter PAYDAY™ The Heist. With a slew of new events, achievements, disguise masks and an all-new community-centric music track, this game update offers some serious ransom to hardened criminals looking for the ultimate PAYDAY.

Available today via digital download on the PlayStation®Network and PC systems, the new game update further intensifies this online co-op shooter’ssix dynamic heists, forcing players to rely on quick thinking and teamwork to thwart well-trained law enforcement and successfully execute new objectives and achievements. Enhanced AI capabilities, such as aggressiveness, agility and intelligence, have also been implemented.

Key features of this game update include:
  • Masks of Disguise: Feeling stately?Presidential masks are now available to those players that have reached level 145. Players can grab a Golden mask when all heists are completed on OVERKILL 145+. BEEEF masks have also been added to the game, and can be picked up in the lobby.
  • OVERKILL 145+: Players that have reached level 145 can now play on a new difficulty called OVERKILL 145+, which opens up the possibility for new events and achievements. It also unlocks new weapons, such as the crowbar to open doors, as well as leaderboards.
  • DROP-IN: With the added in-game drop-in ability, players can set the server to allow for others to join the game mid-heist. Players can also filter players by setting server reputation and difficulty requirements.
  • SWAT Tactics: The SWAT captain has trained a slew of new recruits, resulting in challenging new tactics and counter measures for players to face on each of the heists.
  • Sweet Moves: Players can check out new weapon animations for the Shotgun. Law enforcers now move more tactically than ever before. Even civilians have new dance animations in the DIAMOND HEIST.
  • Portrait Window Additions: Players can now see the name of the character they are currently playing in the portrait window while in game.
  • Compare Worldwide: PC Players can now view statistics on how many players in the world have completed the different heists on all difficulties through the ”SELECT HEIST” menu.
  • Expanding Field of View (FoV): PC Players can now choose what FoV they want to use ranging from 60 to 100 through the advanced graphics menu.
  • DIAMOND HEIST Music: For PC players, as a token of appreciation to the community, 200 of the most dedicated career criminals’ nicknames have been immortalized in-game. The DJ has added a new music track, doing shout-outs to 200 players in the community.
This game update is available for download at no additional cost on STEAM and on the PlayStation®Network.

For more information please visit:

PAYDAY The Heist is rated M for Mature, and is now available in North America and Europe for $19.99 USD via digital download on the PlayStation®Network and PC systems. Please be aware that any assets for this title may only be displayed behind an age-gate that: (1) is age-neutral (i.e., requires the user to input their date of birth or select it from a drop-down bar; (2) employs reasonable technical measures to keep underage users from re-entering their age after initially being denied access; and (3) does not display any ESRB rating information on the video player or the age-gate itself. Failure to implement these requirements may jeopardize your ability to obtain material of this nature from us in the future.

About SOE
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games.  Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest®  II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Clone Wars Adventures™, and DC UniverseOnline, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms.  SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages.  To learn more, visit

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest, Champions of Norrath and PlanetSide are registered trademarks and Untold Legends, Legends of Norrath, and Free Realms are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

For more information about OVERKILL Software visit

“PlayStation”is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

04/05/2012 - Pure Chess Comes to PS3
Ripstone to Release Pure Chess on PS3

Ripstone prepare to hit the digital market with their debut release

LIVERPOOL, UK. Ripstone have announced the upcoming release of their first game Pure Chess, which will be available on the Playstation network from the 11th April 2012.

Pure Chess is the first title to be published by Ripstone and aims to reflect the beauty and depth of the widely respected game. Chess is one of the world’s most played, popular and recognised games and to reflect this, Pure Chess was developed with the aid of a chess Grandmaster, the highest title a chess player can attain. The title aims to appeal to a wide audience with various tutorials to allow beginners to take part, improve their chess skills and become a Grandmaster in their own right. Pure Chess is a classic strategy board game which is brought to life with stunning graphics and a series of interactive game modes.

Pure Chess will be the first available chess game for the Playstation Network, and will enable players to experience the popular and addictive game on their Playstation 3 or Vita.

Will you be the next Grandmaster?

For more information, take a look at Pure Chess on the Playstation Network site:


About Ripstone
Ripstone is an independent UK based games publisher specialising in digital distribution. Founded in 2011 by two experienced Sony Computer Entertainment producers and the two founders of Optimum Releasing, the company has created a unique business model from which to launch a series of video games by partnering with elite games development teams throughout Europe.
http://www.ripstone.com for more information.  

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

04/04/2012 - I Am Alive Now Available on SEN
Outlast the Apocalypse in I Am AliveTM NOW on SEN

Acclaimed Survival Game Now Available On Sony® Entertainment Network

London, UK — April 4, 2012 — Today, gamers can attempt to beat impossible odds and survive in a realistic postapocalyptic environment in I Am Alive™. Developed by Ubisoft Shanghai, I Am Alive is now available on Sony Entertainment Network.

I Am Alive takes a realistic approach to the survival action-adventure genre, challenging players to strategically assess situations from a real-life perspective. In the new combat system, players will focus on intimidation and bluffing to gain the upper hand. Resources are scarce and an empty gun may be your only hope in a torn-down society.

Players will enter Haventon one year after “The Event” – a mysterious cataclysmic disaster – and will be challenged while traveling the direful environment. Using a unique Stamina system, players will have to manage their energy while scaling the buildings in Haventon. Those who use their stamina well will gain access to areas with more resources.

For more information on I Am Alive, please visit: iamalive-game.ubi.com

About Ubisoft:

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010–11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 1.039 billion euros. To learn more, please visit

© 2012 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. I Am Alive, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Created and developed by Darkworks and Ubisoft. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

04/03/2012 - Doc Clock Coming to PSN April 18th
Doc ClockTM: The Toasted Sandwich of Time Coming to PlayStation on April 18th

Fun, Gadget-driven Adventure to hit PlayStation Network!

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand –April 3, 2012 – Stickmen Studios, a rapidly growing company from New Zealand focused on creating casual games for the leading consoles and PC, today announced the release date for their game, Doc ClockTM: The Toasted Sandwich of Time which will be coming to PlayStation Network! European PlayStation®3 owners will be able to jump into Doc Clock’s first incredible inventing adventure on April 18th, 2012, with a U.S. release scheduled for 1-2 weeks later.

Navigate Doc Clock and his sarcastic robot Sack, on their journey through time in a bid to save the Doc’s beloved cat Franklin from a prickly fate! Test your mental skills by designing ingenious inventions to overcome improbable obstacles. Then, push your piloting abilities to the limit as you attempt to steer your crazy contraptions through an insane world of spiky pits, icy chasms and erupting volcanoes all dominated by techno-phobic hippy robots.

Doc ClockTM: The Toasted Sandwich of Time features:
  • Infinite Possibilities - Invent almost anything you can imagine from the objects you discover; such as spring powered vehicles, catapults and incredible flying machines 
  • Sarcastic Humor - Enjoy wise cracks from Sack as he berates Doc Clock throughout the adventure
  • Instant Gratification - Immediately undo your calamitous mistakes with Doc Clock’s amazing Time Slider
  • Prove Your Awesomeness – Win Trophies by unlocking achievements such as “Headhunter” and “Rocketman”

New features introduced for the PlayStation Network:
  • PlayStation®Move Motion Controller Support
  • Sandbox Level – Doc’s playground for tinkering and building with loads of objects
  • New in-game abilities such as building while seated

Keep an eye on Doc Clock’s blog here on Facebook to see his exciting adventures and stay tuned for prizes, or visit the website at http://www.docclock.com to see Doc in action for yourself!

What have the critics been saying about Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time?
- GameZebo – 4/5 Stars “Doc Clock is really clever stuff, bursting with personality and neat ideas”
- GameVortex – 89% “Definitely worth checking out”
- Totalbiscuit the Cynical Brit - “I feel smart now, thanks to this game”
- VGNetwork – 8.5/10 “A joy to play”

About Stickmen Studios
Based in beautiful Christchurch New Zealand, Stickmen Studios is an independent game design company dedicated to producing world class casual games. The company provides a complete suite of game production services from game design and concept art to quality animation, programming and testing. Stickmen Studios is an officially licensed developer for Nintendo of America (Wii), Nintendo of Europe (Wii) and Sony Computer Entertainment (PS3, PSN). For more information you can visit:

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Monday, April 2, 2012

04/02.2013 - Orcs Must Die 2 Revealed
robot entertainment unVEILS orcs must die! 2TM

The co-op sequel to last year's critically acclaimed Orcs Must Die!TM will be playable at PAX East

PLANO, Texas - April 2, 2011 - Robot Entertainment today announced Orcs Must Die! 2, the sequel to last year's AIAS Strategy Game of the Year. Orcs Must Die! 2 thrusts players and their friends back into battle against a terrifying mob of orcs and other monsters. With a redesigned spellbook, players will have a broader range of options to build a deadly arsenal of defenses. Investing hard-earned skulls in an enormous new upgrade system will allow players to cater to their favorite methods of burning, grinding, tossing, or dismembering orcs.

"In 2011, we implored players to kill the orcs," said Robot Entertainment CEO Patrick Hudson. "As many as possible.  Yet, only 3.4 billion orcs have been slaughtered to date.  The only way we will get to a respectable orc death toll is by adding another killing machine and cooperative play.  Bring a friend and destroy the orcs!"

Orcs Must Die! 2 begins days after the ending of the original game. With the rifts closed and the magical Order dead, the War Mage finds himself suddenly thrust into a new battle against the mindless orc mob. He has a powerful, if questionable, new companion in the Sorceress, an ex-War Mage responsible for the destruction of the Order.

Orcs Must Die! 2 Features:

*         New Campaign - Orcs Must Die! 2 features a full campaign that you can play in single-player or with a friend in co-op. Choose to play the campaign as the War Mage, a headstrong hero who charges into danger, or play as the more nuanced Sorceress, a new hero who keeps enemies at bay with mind-control and magic.

*         More Enemies - An army of vile new creatures is set to pour through the rifts, and they've brought all of your favorite trap-fodder from the original Orcs Must Die! along with them!

*         More Defenses - Orcs Must Die! 2 has an enormous armory of new and classic defenses, including an all new assortment of magical trinkets. Use your new spellbook to buy defenses and upgrades the way you choose to, building up your arsenal based on how you play the game.

*         New Upgrade System - The skull system has been completely redesigned. You will always earn skulls for replaying levels, and the skulls can be spent on multiple persistent upgrades for each of your defenses.
Players wishing to add to the current 3.4 billion dead orc count can download the original Orcs Must Die! on Steam and other PC Platforms. As a special bonus, players who own the original Orcs Must Die! on PC will unlock exclusive content in the sequel.

Orcs Must Die! 2 is an action-strategy game that challenges players and their friends to team up and defend a world constantly under siege. Orcs Must Die! 2 will be available exclusively as a digital download on personal computers this summer. Players who want to get their hands on a playable version of Orcs Must Die! 2 can visit Robot Entertainment at booth 1172 during Pax East, which runs from April 6th to 8th in Boston, Massachusetts.

For more information about Orcs Must Die! 2, please visit

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

04/01/2012 - New GTA: San Andreas Sunrise Mod Video
New GTA: San Andreas "Sunrise Mod" Video

The New GTA: San Andreas "Sunrise Mod" actually replaces the Sun found in the original game with a new and brighter sun, which changes and improves the lighting quality of the game.

The new mod is part of the Space Edison 4.1 Mod for GTA: San Andreas. This mod is available for both PC and Xbox.

Visual clarity and resolutions have increased as much as %400. The Sun has never looked better in the skies of San Andreas!

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