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Sony Readies Diggs Nightcrawler For Wonderbook, New Developer Diary Released

Sony has finally properly given us an update on the forthcoming second software release for their Wonderbook peripheral.  After taking us to a world of magic, wizards, and witches in Book of Spells, Sony will be taking gamers, both young and old alike, on an adventure filled with mystery and intrigue as told in Diggs Nightcrawler.

LittleBigPlanet 3 Reportedly In Development With New Studio [Rumor]

The world of LittleBigPlanet may continue from an unlikely source based on a new rumor.  While LBP creator Media Molecule may have parted ways with the world of imagination in favor of new IPs such as Tearaway, Sony is nonetheless focused on keeping things going - even if it means changing developers.

The Studio Conundrum Of Sony

Seeing things evolve and change over time is expected since it’s part of our culture.  Such evolutionary changes are of course present in the world of business since consumer tastes or hot trends will often dictate how things are both created and presented to the masses, sometimes resulting in the next big thing surfacing or an embarrassing flop being thrown our way which won’t be forgotten any time soon.  Companies doing the things they do may forever remain mysterious and perhaps unpredictable to us, but in the case of Sony the company is almost making a notorious name for thems

SCEE Enlists The Services Of Veteran From Rare

Sony may have cannibalized their European studios last year with the closure of BigBig Studios (Pursuit Force) and the acclaimed Studio Liverpool, but the Euro branch of PlayStation isn’t being thrown to the wolves just yet. Besides Media Molecule and Studio Cambridge still playing a big part in the ever growing master plans of the PlayStation empire, Sony has enlisted the services of a former veteran from Rare Studios to help guide things.

Puzziball [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Serving as the perfect example that we should be cautious of free games, Puzziball is a shallow title with mechanics that aren’t dreadful yet aren’t entirely fun.  The small amount of stages within the game that aren’t paid DLC may be enough to keep someone busy, but Puzziball is so forgettable that I doubt anyone will be motivated to play the game past the first themed world.

The Pros: 

+ It was free and the download size is small as it’s only 69MB

The Cons: 

- Gameplay is dull.
- The amount of free content is somewhat small.
- Art style is horrendous in a mid 1990s kind of way.

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
3

Sometimes when an item is free it can either mean two things: company x is being nice to us or the product is so bad that it’s obvious a decent profit won’t be made.  It’s somewhat rare for games to be free, yet every now and then we are lucky whether it’s a piece of DLC or in this case a new title for the PlayStation Mobile platform.  Being an open minded gamer and one that’s always on the search for new titles to play on my Vita, I decided to download the completely free game that is Puzziball.  Too bad that the game ultimately turned out to be so painfully bad to play that

Killzone Indie Film To Debut Next Week

Sony may be ever so slightly dipping their toes into the live-action arena when it comes to promoting their games or merely expanding existing franchises, but they’re still a step behind the competition.  Things such as the Michael/PlayStation All-Stars videos are a good effort, though in the long run they’re not as effective or downright cool compared to things such as Halo: Forward Unto Dawn.

New Teaser Hints At Something Is Amiss Regarding Studio Liverpool/Wipeout [Rumor]

Usually the bitching or crying done by those on the internet or fans of a particular game yields no major results, no matter how many signatures an online petition receives. At times developers may take note of some complaints to rectify a small issue within a game, but it’s not as if companies such as EA take our concerns to heart when it comes to crafting a game as the ultimate goal is achieving broad appeal to reach a financial goal.

Invizimals Cartoon Set To Premiere In 2013

Sony is finally expanding on one of their core gaming properties in the TV space but it may not be the franchise you would’ve expected to receive such treatment. Set to air late next year will be an animated version of Invizimals, the monster hunting/1v1 brawler that made its debut on the PSP.  Far from being one of the pillars of the PlayStation brand, Invizimals managed to catch on quite heavily over in Europe thus an animated series is in the works.

Sony's Wonderbook Device Receives A Magically Affordable Price + Release Date

It may not have had the best debut at Sony’s E3 2012 press conference, but the Wonderbook did have a near exceptional showing two months later at Gamescom.  The new PS3 peripheral may still not be for everyone, but after receiving a tease of Diggs Nightcrawler, learning that Disney is supporting the device, and seeing a glimpse of Walking With Dinosaurs from the BBC the Wonderbook didn’t seem like an absolute blunder as its E3 debut somewhat portrayed it as.

Sony Closes Core Team At Studio Liverpool, RIP Wipeout

As if we already didn’t have enough signs which pointed to how dire this generation has been, Sony has announced that they’ve closed Studio Liverpool.  When it was known at Psygnosis in the 1990s the studio was responsible for popular games such as G-Police, Destruction Derby, and Colony Wars. But out of those classic gems Psygnosis was perhaps best known for creating the sleek and ever stylish futuristic racing game Wipeout.

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