PSN Update: Summer Blast sale starts today, Gran Turismo 6 demo, BF3

PSN Summer Blast Sale 2013The highlight of today’s PS Store update would be the kickoff of the PSN Summer Blast sale, a multi-week event that discounts games all across the network. A wide selection of games have been discounted up to 60% for regular members, and up to 80% for the same items for PS Plus subscribers.

As for the store update, two new full PS3 games, Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War ($19.99) and Tour De France 2013 100th Edition ($49.99), are now available. MLB The Show: Home Run Derby is now on the PSN for $5.99. And there’s even more. Catch the full update here.

Catch the full lineup for the Summer Blast sale after the break. Continue reading

Proteus, the award-winning pixelated adventurer, coming to PS3 and Vita this fall

ProteusProteus, the award-winning PC indie game will be making its way to the PS3 and Vita this fall. Curve Studios, working with the original developers Ed Key and David Kanaga, made it possible for the game to make the jump from the PC to console.

Described as “unique,” Proteus is “all about exploration, mystery, color and sound,” and “getting immersed in a dreamlike world.” The first-person pixelated adventure game is procedurally generated, meaning the game is different each time it’s played.

ProteusThe experimental game takes you through all four seasons of the island to the end — if there really is an “end,” in the traditional sense: it’ll be nearly impossible to see everything the game has to offer with one play through. Plus, the simplicity of it all is what makes it amazing: there are no scores, leaderboards, or checkpoints. So sit back and enjoy the world, and the music and sounds, which is what makes the game so special.

Curve Studios Marketing Manager Rob Clarke also noted that they’ve “been working with Ed to make the PS Vita and PS3 versions even better than the original, and over the next few months we’re going to have more information on how we’re using the power of PS3 and PS Vita to bring the absolute best Proteus experience to you guys.”

Proteus will be a Cross Buy title, and will be arriving in the coming months. If you can’t wait, it’s available on Steam for $10.

Naughty Dog actually went to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write Uncharted movie

UnchartedHere’s more Uncharted movie news — not that it’s getting any closer to being released (or even made at that). In an interview with IGN, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg said that Naughty Dog did ask them more than once to write the script for the movie, which has been stuck in film hell since mid-2007.

According to the two, they turned down the offer as they didn’t know how to bring it to the big screen. Regarding their reasoning, Goldberg said “It’s just going to be Indiana Jones. If we could figure out a way to make it not Indiana Jones, it’d be awesome.”

A LOT of names have been attached and removed from the project: David O. Russell, Mark Wahlberg, Avi Arad, Joshua Oppenheimer, Neil Burger and Marianne and Cormac Wibberley. There have been multiple scripts and rewrites. Some fans have even taken up the task of making the movie themselves over at the IGN boards.

Will we ever get an Uncharted movie?

Muramasa Rebirth available for Vita today

Muramasa Rebirth Vita (Screen #2)Vanillaware’s Muramasa Rebirth is now available for the PS Vita. In the game, you’ll take up the stories of possessed princess Momohime or fugitive ninja Kisuke as travel through Japan in search of the Demon Blades. Hit the jump for more info, screens and the launch trailer. Continue reading

Reminder: PSN undergoing maintenance today from 12:30PM to 7PM

PlayStation NetworkJust a heads up. Routine PSN maintenance will be carried out from 12:30PM EST (9:30AM PST) to 7PM EST (4PM PST). The PlayStation Store, PS Home and account management will be inaccessible during the time period, but online play will still be available ONLY IF you sign in before maintenance starts (so sign in, now).

The Last of Us holds the #1 spot on UK charts for second week

The Last of UsFor the second week in a row, The Last of Us continues to reign supreme at the top of the UK charts. Following Naughty Dog’s masterpiece is Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which continues to hold steady at #2, unable to take the top spot. This has been a quiet week: MotoGP 13, the only new release on the charts, only managed to breach the top 20 chart at 15.

FIFA 13 came in at third and Tomb Raider at fourth. Rockstar’s Max Payne 3 did jump to fifth due to a newly bestowed £10 price tag on both consoles.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending June 22:

  1. The Last of Us
  2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  3. FIFA 13
  4. Tomb Raider
  5. Max Payne 3
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  7. Far Cry 3
  8. Injustice: Gods Among Us
  9. Assassin’s Creed 3
  10. Grid 2

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z announced, trailer and screens within

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Goku God)Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z has been announced for the PS3, Vita and Xbox 360. Namco Bandai’s calling it “the ultimate brawl,” and is a title that “fans can’t afford to miss,” according to SVP Olivier Comte.

“The Dragon Ball games continue to thrill fans across Europe, and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z brings some very exciting new features to the series. The large scale cooperative team melee battles are like nothing players have seen before in a Dragon Ball game. Fans can’t afford to miss it.”

Battle of Z will feature four-player co-op battles, eight-player versus matches and, of course, solo play. So far no official release date has been mentioned. Click on for the trailer and screens below (courtesy of AGB)! Continue reading

Hotline Miami release date announced, coming this Tuesday

Hotline MiamiAfter giving a general time frame yesterday, the official Twitter account of Hotline Miami has announced that the game will be arriving on the PSN on Tuesday, June 25. The game will have new features, including a new mask, “Russel the Bull,” which turns the world black and white with the exception of the tons of red blood, leaderboards, Trophies and touch screen targeting (Vita version).

Hotline Miami will support Cross-Buy, so make sure you pick it up when it goes live.