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God of War movie gets new writers

God of War movie gets new writers

It's been awhile since we heard anything about the God of War movie. In fact, franchise creator David Jaffe had expressed doubt the movie would ever be made. However, it appears Universal Pictures is going ahead with the project, hiring a new writing team to take over the project.

Read more: Writers worked on Saw and Pacific Rim »

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God of War: Ascension multiplayer preview

God of War: Ascension multiplayer preview

The God of War: Ascension demo began in a rather normal fashion. At the Sony-held press event held in West Hollywood last week, game director Todd Papy--who has been involved in the series in some capacity since its first installment--began by running the teaser trailer that I'm confident most (if not all) of us in the room had already seen. "I've been there for all the God of Wars, and I can honestly say that this is the most ambitious one that we've ever done," Papy briefly commented just before the lights went down again. What unfolded on-screen next seemed familiar at first, before a twist in the proceedings blew my mind.

Read more: Troy vs. Sparta »

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Sony closes Zipper Interactive

Sony closes Zipper Interactive

A few days ago, it was rumored that Sony could be closing SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive. Sadly, it now appears the reports were true.

In response to the rumors, Sony released the following statement:

Read more: Support will continue for Zipper's games »

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Rumor: Sony shutting down SOCOM developer

Rumor: Sony shutting down SOCOM developer

Sony may be looking to close its first-party developer Zipper Interactive, maker of the SOCOM series and MAG. According to the rumor, the studio is already in the process of being shut down, though Sony has yet to issue an official comment either refuting or denying the mounting speculation.

Read more: Goodbye Zipper? »

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Uncharted 3 Co-op 'Shade Survival Mode' hits PSN on March 13

Uncharted 3 Co-op 'Shade Survival Mode' hits PSN on March 13

Developer Naughty Dog has announced that a new piece of cooperative DLC for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception will be hitting the PlayStation Network on March 13. The mode features eight rounds in which players are put up against multiple waves of progressively difficult opponents. The opposition players will face doesn't consist of your standard pirates or mercenaries, but is instead comprised of the fiery, teleporting Djinn seen in the game's single-player campaign.

Watch: Fiery firefights »

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Sony considers introducing more IPs via social and mobile platforms

Sony considers introducing more IPs via social and mobile platforms

Now that we're in an age where the prevalence and reach of social media platforms and smart phones is inescapable, it seems as though Sony is now openly discussing the possibility of using some of those platforms as catapults to introduce or supplement new intellectual properties. The idea--less of a revelation and more so a blinding flash of the obvious--continues to be shunned by Nintendo, however, which is determined to keep all of its IPs relegated to its own platforms.

Read more: Introducing IPs socially »

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MotorStorm RC revs up for a March 6 release

MotorStorm RC revs up for a March 6 release

Evolution Studios' diminutive take on the popular MotorStorm racing series has finally received a North American release date. MotorStorm RC--which, as the title suggests, features vehicles of the remote-controlled variety--will roll onto both the PS Vita and PlayStation 3 on March 6.

One $9.99 purchase on the PlayStation Network will unlock both versions of the game.

Watch: A tiny storm of motors »

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MLB 12: The Show's 'Cross-Platform Saves' and Franchise improvements explained

MLB 12: The Show's 'Cross-Platform Saves' and Franchise improvements explained

MLB 12: The Show's March release is only about a month away, but details on the game's 'cross-platform save' feature have been scant. Today, questions were answered as Sony Computer Entertainment has finally revealed how the feature, which allows folks to share savegames between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, will function. More details about some of the improvements to the game's Franchise Mode were also shared.

Read more: Cloud saves and Franchise Mode improvements »

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PS Suite closed-beta developer registration begins

PS Suite closed-beta developer registration begins

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that it will be offering software development kits for PlayStation Suite as part of a closed-beta test prior to the initiative's public launch. The PlayStation Suite SDK will be offered to "limited participants," before it launches, and interested developers are now able to submit applications.

Read more: What is PlayStation Suite?

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More Uncharted games likely, given series' success

More Uncharted games likely, given series' success

It probably won't come as much of a surprise given the runaway success of the series, but Uncharted 3 director Justin Richmond recently confirmed that series protagonist Nathan Drake still has some untold adventures in store. The latest, Drake's Deception, isn't due out until November 1, but a number of very positive pre-release reviews--including Xav's recent assessment here on Shacknews--have been very positive.

Read more: 'We haven't told all of them yet' »

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Uncharted 3 multiplayer launches tomorrow via Subway promotion

Uncharted 3 multiplayer launches tomorrow via Subway promotion

Just a friendly reminder that sandwich purveyor Subway's promotion to provide pre-launch access to Uncharted 3's multiplayer will finally bear some fruit tomorrow, October 1. Anyone who purchases a specially-marked sandwich, chips, or 30 oz. soda (and does so before October 31) will receive a special download code for the multiplayer component of Nathan Drake's next adventure.

Read more: Uncharted 3 multiplayer launches Saturday »

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Subway promotes Uncharted 3 with free downloadables

Subway promotes Uncharted 3 with free downloadables

Beginning September 29, and running through November 31, 2011, Subway will be running a promotion called Taste for Adventure, that will give consumers a chance to win free digital goodies via downloadable voucher codes. The voucher codes will be found on Subway's cups, sandwiches, and chips, and primarily focus on Uncharted 3 swag, though there is also the possibility to win a free week of premium time for DC Universe Online.

Read more: Uncharted 3 Subway voucher codes »

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Official PS3 wireless stereo headset available on Sept. 6

Official PS3 wireless stereo headset available on Sept. 6

In the market for a new headset for your PlayStation 3? Sony has announced that a new official wireless stereo headset will soon be available at retail. Unlike the standard Bluetooth headset, the new stereo headset plays back audio from the PS3 in 7.1 surround sound. It also includes a retractable microphone, and on-screen status messages when used on a PS3.

Watch: Play Uncharted 3 without bothering your lady friends »

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Sony: 'no need to transition' to PS4 yet

Some sad news has come out of Gamescom 2011 for those who were hoping that Sony might be revealing a new PlayStation 4 console any time in the near future. According to Sony worldwide studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, the company will "seriously consider" creating a new console only "when the [PlayStation 3] platform becomes something game developers are not able to improve their creations with."

Read more: No PS4 in the works, yet »

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Escape Plan announced for PlayStation Vita

Escape Plan announced for PlayStation Vita

Sony Computer Entertainment has just announced a new title for PlayStation Vita called Escape Plan. The game's two heroes--Laarg and Lil--are as differently-sized as their names indicate. The brief footage shown at Sony's press conference at Gamescom 2011 reveals that Escape Plan is a 2D platformer with one simple rule: "Don't Die."

Read more: Escape Plan announced for Vita »

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