By Griffin McElroy on May 15, 2013 05.15.13
The European PlayStation Plus service will have its Instant Game Collection expanded with Kingdoms of Amalur: Recknoning, Demon's Souls and more later this month, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog. On May 29, European Plus members will be able to grab three (technically four) games for free: EA and 38 Studios' action-RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Recknoning, From Software's hardcore RPG Demon's Souls and the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection. On the same day, three games will be leaving the Collection to make room: Hitman Absolution, Joe Danger 2 and Dead or Alive 5. One week later, Rayman Origins and Coconut Dodge Revitalized, two PS Vita titles, will be added to the Instant Game Collection for European subscribers, while shmup Sine Mora will be removed.
By Samit Sarkar on May 02, 2013 05.02.13
More than seven and half years after the release of Shadow of the Colossus, a dedicated group of fanatic players is still scouring the forbidden land, searching for the hidden treasures they were perhaps never meant to find, as detailed in a Eurogamer feature. The article explores the community of Shadow of the Colossus secret-seekers, a contingent of fans who long ago moved past relatively well-known Easter eggs like the hidden garden atop the Shrine of Worship. By exploiting the game's physics, including using a technique known to the community as "Agro-launching" — having the player character, Wander, jump off his horse at the right time to fling him forward — they were able to reach areas inaccessible by traditional means. In forum threads that run for hundreds of pages, the...
By Dave Tach on Jan 15, 2013 01.15.13
Redditor foxfoxwaltz, who recently posted pictures of his homemade Shadow of the Colossus-themed hard drive enclosure, has returned with a do-it-yourself guide to creating a computer speaker enclosure based on The Last Guardian, according to a post today on Reddit. "I was mad that the choices for merchandise for these games barely existed so I made some of my own," foxfoxwaltz wrote on Reddit. "They are surprisingly easy to make, just takes soooo much time." You can head over to Reddit where he's been answering questions and accepting compliments and to Imgur to see a photographic walkthrough of the process and learn how to make your own.
By Tracey Lien on Jan 08, 2013 01.08.13
The screenwriter for the action film Hanna, Seth Lochhead, will work on Sony's film adaptation of the PlayStation 2 game Shadow of the Colossus, according to Hollywood Reporter. Canadian-born Lochhead will be working on the film with director Josh Trank, who directed Chronicle and the TV series The Kill Point, while Kevin Misher (The Scorpion King, The Interpreter) is assuming the role of producer. Sony announced that it would adapt Shadow of the Colossus into a film in 2009 with Trank signing on to direct in May 2012. No cast or release date has been announced.
By Emily Gera on Sep 03, 2012 09.03.12
The HD re-release of the classic PlayStation 2 title, Ico HD, will receive PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 Remote Play support with an upcoming patch for the game, according to a tweet from Sony's Shuhei Yoshida. After tweeting a picture of the game running on a PS Vita, Yoshida explained the patch is underway for its Remote Play functionality: "Sorry to tease you," he wrote, "I was play testing ICO HD Remote Play on PS Vita. We are almost ready with a patch. Beautiful on OLED. More info soon." The re-mastered Ico HD was initially released on last September for PlayStation 3 as part of The Team Ico Collection, which combined the remastered Ico title with Shadow of the Colossus.
By Samit Sarkar on Aug 27, 2012 08.27.12
Kenji Kaido, a producer on Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, announced today that he is no longer working at Sony Computer Entertainment. "This August I retired from SCE," he wrote on his Twitter account. "Although my plans for the future are still undecided, I will enjoy my summer vacation for a little while. Kaido joined Sony in 1997 after spending a decade at Taito. Before producing Team Ico's celebrated PlayStation 2 titles, he worked on the PlayStation titles Tomba!, Ape Escape, and Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return. We've reached out to Sony for comment on Kaido's departure. His exit comes less than a year after Team Ico game designer Fumito Ueda left Sony; Ueda is finishing The Last Guardian as a contractor, not an employee. According to Wired, Kaido was not working on The Last...
By Emily Gera on Jun 29, 2012 06.29.12
Sony is prepping for a PlayStation Network summer sale which features 50 percent off discounts for PlayStation Plus members, the platform holder announced through its PlayStation Blogcast. Starting July 3rd, games included in the sale will be available for 30 percent off their typical price tag for non-members. Games featured include Closure, Crysis, Infamous: Festival of Blood, Jurassic Park: The Game, Killzone 3 multiplayer, NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, Real Steel, Renegade Ops, Shadow of the Colossus HD, The House of the Dead III, Worms: Ultimate Mayhem. It is unknown how long the sale will last; however, Sony promises to have more details soon.
By Brian Crecente on May 07, 2012 05.07.12
There is a horse here. It stands nearly 11 feet tall and at first glance looks like it is made of cleverly placed pieces of Hawaiian driftwood. I imagine it coming to life on a beach, pieces of flotsam coalescing in the surge, pointed feet sinking into wet sand as an arched neck takes shape. Over there, a woman sits at a Formica and steel tube table. There is a sundae in front of her, a spoon resting loosely between thick fingers. I notice the loose green socks bunched at ankles, her tousled hair, sloppy brown and orange dress, the gaping mouth. It makes me a little sad. Down a marbled hall, there is a Pac-Man. Watching the canary yellow figure eat its way around the neon blue maze I remember a childhood of sweaty quarters and gameplay glimpsed over taller shoulders in the back of...