Sony Announce Playstation Smartphone App
Sony has announced that a new smartphone app will soon allow PSN members to browse content, compare trophies and keep in touch with friends on the go. This application will be free to download for iPhone and Android devices, though it's worth noting that it won't be possible to actually play games on it.
Considering that PSP minis would be a perfect fit for most smartphones, it's possible that this functionality could be added at a later date... but I wouldn't hold your breath with the Zeus Z1 "PSPhone" rumoured for a Spring reveal. [EU Playstation Blog]
Uncharted 3 Footage & Resistance 3 Director's Cut
We've got a couple of explosive PS3 videos to warm you up on this bitterly cold afternoon. First of all, Naughty Dog have demoed Uncharted 3 at an LA reveal event, granting us some interesting new tidbits and (more importantly) some footage that isn't accompanied by Jimmy Fallon's inane hooting.
Nathan Drake will be following in Laurence of Arabia's footsteps on the trail of a fantastical lost desert city. However, he will be opposed by a mysterious order that's led by a despicable tyrant... and will apparently have to face his worst fears in the "Atlantis of the Sands." Slick new combat combos and the series' signature cinematic set pieces will propel this one onto many gamers' most anticipated lists. [Thanks, Gamerspawn]
Not enough action for you? How about some live action then. Sony have also released a director's cut version of Resistance 3's VGA trailer that bulks out the proceedings with thirthy seconds of recorded live action footage. The PS Blog states that this footage represents events that will happen in-game... so we can expect to see a gloomy warehouse or two along with some hectic gory gunslinging.
Winter Uprising Still Going Strong
The Indie Winter Uprising is still going from strength to strength on Xbox Live. Many developers have been holding back their titles to polish them up, but suffice to say, it's been a great two weeks of gaming with more still to come! Why not check out our extended coverage? It's a little galling that a few major sites have been knocking the promotion recently- but don't believe everything you read.
However, the release of (the excellent) Radiangames Crossfire 2 has brought some potentially sad news. Veteran Indie developer Luke Schneider, a mainstay of the service, may well have to move on to greener pastures after disappointing of Fireball. We hope that Crossfire 2 sales will allow him to continue developing Xbox Live Indie titles- and I'd urge you all to try the demo at the very least. [Radiangames]
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