Those, crazy, crazy kids at Sony have release another weird, head scratching game for the PlayStation Network, you have to admire them for thinking outside the box. Their latest experiment, Terrover is a Published by Sony Online Entertainment in collaboration with independent developer Creat Studios, TerRover transports players into a surreal 2-D physics universe where they must use their rover’s wheel rotation, pivot center, gravity system and weapons to overcome obstacles while traversing through 40 levels in five distinct worlds with unique art styles.
It’s pretty amazing that out of all the casual games available for the PSN and XBLA there’s only one MiniGolf game (on XBLA) and that game is over two years old. I regularly check and am always disappointed not to find a decent MiniGolf game. The folks at Zen Studio the folks behind Zen Pin Ball have made my day they announced that Planet MiniGolf is coming exclusively to the PSN this Spring. I hate exclusive deals, but in this case I own all the gaming systems so ultimately it doesn’t affect me. The game features:
A deep and engaging single player campaign taking players through fantastically designed courses with over 140 different holes
Worldwide Tournament Play – Set up personal tournaments with a group of friends or go online up against gamers from around the world!
Golf Course Editor – Build, manage and share golf courses…make them crazy, challenging and wacky and then upload to share them online!
PlayStation Move Functionality – Planet MiniGolf will be fully compatible with PlayStation 3’s upcoming motion control system, “Move”
Multi-national Game – Countries in the world are represented on the global leader boards!
One of the greatest albums of all time, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band is now available for Beatle’s Rock Band on both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. You can purchase the tracks separately or as a full album. On PSN it’s $2 a track or $13.49 for the full album. On Xbox live it’s 160 points per track and 1080 (I still loathe the whole MS point system, I wish they’d kill it and use real dollar amounts.) It’s available now.
Ok, call me an old fuddy duddy (what’s the female alternative to this – fritta diddy?) but I don’t get the whole Facebook and Twitter on my game console thing. They both officially hit X-Box Live yesterday, today Sony is following suit with their latest and greatest firmware release 3:10 which brings Facebook, Twitter, enhanced Friends List functionality and a new layout for photos. You can now share your trophies, psn purchases with all the world on FB and the Twit. Again, I don’t understand the point of this, has anyone tried to do something as type in a code on both these systems? An absolute nightmare, I couldn’t imagine typing full messages. Then again I suppose you can plug in a USB keyboard, but again that means you’ll be gaming and decide hey let’s twit about this. I don’t get the appeal, is this something people are dying to use? The full press release is after the break.
Paramount Digital Entertainment, Bad Robot Interactive, CBS Consumer Products and Naked Sky Entertainment today announced that Star Trek®: D-A-C will hit the PlayStation®Network later this summer. Star Trek: D-A-C is currently available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade (XBLA) for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and will be available later this year for Windows PC. Inspired by this summer’s blockbuster “Star Trek” movie from Paramount Pictures, Star Trek: D-A-C is a fast-paced, top-down space shooter where players take the captain’s chair and engage in intense online multi-player or co-op battles. In addition to featuring the gameplay and ships XBLA fans enjoyed in May, Star Trek: D-A-C will feature a PlayStation Network-exclusive new ship class and updated gameplay features.
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) held its annual press conference at the E3 Media & Business Summit in Los Angeles, Calif., announcing several new products and services that reiterate PlayStation’s industry leadership position, by delivering consumers comprehensive entertainment options and fun experiences for all members of the family. Closing out a record year of sales for PlayStation in 2008, the company unveiled a new hardware offering the PSP® go system and laid out its most aggressive software line up to date with unprecedented support from its publishing partners, including Activision®, Capcom®, Electronic Arts (EA), and Ubisoft®.
Texas Cheat ‘Em is now available on Xbox LIVE Arcade and will be available on PlayStation Network tomorrow, May 14. In Texas Cheat ‘Em, an Xbox LIVE Arcade and Playstation Network game from Wideload Shorts, cheaters always win. Texas Cheat ‘Em is a new take on a classic game, turning an average online poker table upside down by letting players hoodwink their opponents as they cheat to win. Faster, more frantic and loads more fun than the average online poker table, cheating abilities in Texas Cheat ‘Em require skill and luck and take place in real-time alongside the basic poker game.
Star Trek: D-A-C is now available for download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Inspired by the new “Star Trek” film now playing in theatres worldwide, Star Trek: D-A-C is a fast-paced, top-down space shooter where players take the captain’s chair and engage in intense online multi-player or co-op battles. Players will choose between Romulan and Federation Starships including the all-new U.S.S. Enterprise™.