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Video: Playing Co-op in Assassin's Creed Unity on PlayStation 4

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28w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements made available a PS4 video today spotlighting co-op play in Assassin's Creed Unity on PlayStation 4.

To quote: Crowds choke the streets of Paris as Arno watches from the rooftops. Newly released from apprenticeship, Arno has been tasked with the assassination of a Templar wandering the high hall of Notre Dame during the French Revolution.

This assignment can take many different paths, and demonstrates just how free a player is in Assassin's Creed Unity - the latest project from the open-world masterminds at Ubisoft Montreal.




For PS3 gamers, Ubisoft is designing a wholly separate Assassin's Creed adventure.

Assassin's Creed Rogue delivers an entirely new narrative perspective thanks to its hero, Shay Patrick Cormac - a former Assassin and newly-minted Templar. Players will follow the events that lead Shay to defect from the Brotherhood and become a hunter.

Rogue will also feature the fan-favorite naval combat that first appeared in Assassin's Creed III and had an even more robust presence in Black Flag. Shay's ship, the Morrigan,...
 

Video: Chariot on PS4: Bringing Gamers Together on PlayStation 4

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28w ago - Creative Lead and Programmer Philippe Dion posted up a PS4 video today which brings gamers together in Chariot on PlayStation 4.

To quote: Hello everybody! My name is Philippe Dion; I'm the creative lead and also a programmer on Chariot.

For those who don't know about the game yet, Chariot is a humorous, cooperative, physics-based platformer where a princess and her fiancÚ need to travel through a network of caves to find a resting place for their dead king, who takes the form of a hypochondriac ghost.

For now, I'm really excited to have this opportunity to share some of Chariot's vision with you.




Where it Came From

When I first presented the concept of Chariot, I envisioned a different kind of cooperative game. I found that the "co-op" concept in video games often boiled down to having a duplicate of the main character on the screen, resulting most of the time in a competition between players to get the highest score or lead the way.

If you've played co-op games before, then I assume you feel the same thing I do when playing with someone who never waits for you and/or who grabs...
 

Hands-on with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on PlayStation 4

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28w ago - Sony Online Content Producer Rhys Sutheran went hands-on today with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on PlayStation 4.

To quote: Talion - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's central character - is a man holding a grudge , not to mention a very large sword. Having had his family murdered by Sauron's armies, seeking vengeance on those who wronged him is set to become the driving force behind Monolith Games' forthcoming Lord of the Rings spin-off when it launches on 30th September 2014 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

In preparation, we got our hands on an early build of the game to put it through its paces. Here are just a few of the ways we found that Talion can wreak his revenge...

Choose your target

As Talion enters a new area, he can survey the land for Sauron's armies and check out which of his captains control the various sections of the map. If he's encountered one of them before - or managed to wring vital information from their spineless foot soldiers - he can check out their strengths and weaknesses, see where they can usually be found and start planning his attack.

Dominate the weak

In the thick of battle, Talion can grab a weakened enemy and use his wraith powers to dominate them, turning them to fight alongside the outnumbered...
 

Video: JBraamz: The Sci-Fi Inspirations of Velocity 2X on PS4

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28w ago - FuturLab Technical Director Hussain Sheikh shared a video today showcasing their JBraamz lens flares and on the Sci-Fi inspirations of Velocity 2X for PS4.

To quote: Hi everyone! My name is Hussain Sheikh and I'm the Technical Director at FuturLab!

I've been writing a series of 'making of' articles about Velocity 2X over on our blog, and today PlayStation.Blog has kindly offered to host this particular post about the most awesome of visual effects: LENS FLARES!

Since the release of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek in 2009, people noticed just how much lens flares were synonymous with sci-fi. Carrying that baton forward, we decided to go full on J.J. Abrams crazy with on Velocity 2X.

Have a look at these beautiful things in our early concept art, seen just to the right of this paragraph.

Actually we were so inspired by J.J. Abrams' style of lens flares that we started talking about them all the time.

After many months of this, the inevitable abbreviations began, and what started as "J.J.Abrams style lens flares" soon became "J.J. Abrams flares" then "JAbramzFlares"...
 

Video: Sony on RiME for PS4: A Guide to the PlayStation 4 Trailer

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28w ago - Sony's Tom Wallis posted up a video today showcasing RiME for PS4 complete with a guide to the PlayStation 4 trailer below.

To quote: Developer Tequila Works are sneaky. Currently hard at work on their upcoming adventure game, RiME, that didn't stop them cramming hundreds of tiny details into the latest trailer.

We cornered creative director, Raul Rubio Munarriz, and cracked out the thumb screws to bring you every hidden detail you almost certainly will have missed.




1. Stranded (0.21)

"In the beginning you are stranded on this island and have no purpose. You are on the island, you have left your home and you don't know why."

2. Helpful critters (0.23)

"But suddenly you'll see something that shouldn't be there. The animals around you are going to help to varying degrees, here you can see the seagulls flying in one direction - they'll try to act as a guide and circle points of interest to help you out."

3. The little prince (0.25)

"The boy wears a cape, and that's really significant - but I can't tell you everything, you'll have to play the game!"

4. The key (0.31)
 

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