170w ago - Zipper Interactive Sr. Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has posted yet another installment in their MAG PlayStation 3 developer tips series, with today's video dubbed Direct Action.
To quote: For today's Zip-Tips, Lead Tester and owner of the world's largest video game t-shirt collection, Jay Embry, walks us through the popular Direct Action class in MAG.
If you're the visual type we have this nifty Direct Action video narrated by Jay himself, followed by his handy tips. Enjoy!
Hello, this is Jay! The Direct Action soldier is invaluable to the team whether they're attacking or defending. If attacking, it's going to be your job to do as much damage as possible to key defensible points -- like using your rockets to take out Defensive Emplacement Turrets.
If defending, it's the Direct Action guy's job to keep key defense objectives up and running or out of enemy hands all together. Here are some specific tips to help you be the most effective Direct Action soldier you can be.
• To be Direct Action, the most obvious step is to make sure you have a heavy machine gun in your loadout.
• Keep some kind of demolition gear with you...
200w ago - According to Variety, D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye) will be directing an upcoming 'Dead Space' film.
Apparently this won't be his first time working on a videogame project as he is also directing the Masi Oka MMO adventure film "Defender."
To quote: At this stage Caruso and EA are listening to pitches from writers and once a script has been selected the film will be shopped around to studios to see who's interested.
It'll be interesting to see what type of script is chosen or what direction Caruso and EA want to take with the project.
The Dead Space game was a bit light on direct story elements, aside from reading files and things of that sort, so perhaps the film version would flesh things out if it would be a retelling of the game.
Or we could end up with a side story or prequel, similar to the upcoming "Dead Space: Extraction" for the Nintendo Wii.
200w ago - We've known since E3 in June that Sony would open up the PlayStation Network for direct video downloads over WiFi to the PSP - no PC or PS3 required.
Now it's live, in Japan anyway. At the moment, there are about 90 PSN video titles to choose from at the moment including anime episodes at ¥200 (about $2) per or animated movies for ¥500 ($5.30) in standard definition or ¥600 ($6.40) for HD.
PSP downloaded videos can be transferred to the PS3 and some content can be rented for 72-hours at a pop. No word on US or European launches but really, how much longer could it be with the PSP Go launching on October 1st.
To quote, roughly translated: PSP PlayStation Store's video rental service is now available as well. Traditionally the first drop in the PS3 from the PSP to "move" is needed to further download the PSP via WiFi directly to Memory Stick and you can play.
Once downloaded to the start of play the first 72 hours are available for viewing and using the same DRM restrictions from the PS3. Like the PSP to the PS3, PSP and download content directly to the PS3 can play and move. "Of course" I should add, PSP can only rent the SD version.
And according to today's launch for the PSP:
• "Toro travel and THE MOVIE" (SD 500 version, HD version of 600)
246w ago - This fall should prove to be an exciting time for all PSP owners. Sony Computer Entertainment Japan today announced that the long-awaited direct PSP store will launch later this year via a firmware update. Designed as a native PSP application, the store will be accessible straight from the XMB, meaning you'll no longer have to log-on to your PC to download PSP compatible content from the PS store and transfer it through USB connection.
Additionally, Sony dropped word that owners of a PlayStation 3 will be able to use their console to enable online play in select ad-hoc only PSP titles, such as Monster Hunter 2nd G.
Although we can't say for certain, expect the aforementioned services to hit all three major territories -- North America, Europe and Japan -- at the same time, considering that firmware updates have always been released on a worldwide basis in the past.
PRESS RELEASE: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN TO INTRODUCE NEW PSPÂ® (PLAYSTATIONÂ®PORTABLE) WITH ADVANCED HIGH CONTRAST LCD THIS OCTOBER IN JAPAN
Tokyo, September 2, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. responsible for business operations in Japan, announced today that it would release the new PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable) handheld entertainment system...
248w ago - Good evening everyone, I hope everyone's week has been full of joy... well, let us put a little more joy in your life.
As some of you know, a few of us are attending the Leipzig Games Convention this week and including some developer walkthroughs with various publishers, and we managed to ask the age old question to keep all you Trophy hunters happy:
Will your title support Trophies?
And here is the general consensus... I'll warn you now though, the day started badly for Sony's Trophy system, but certainly got better throughout the day.
- Prince of Persia - No Trophy support
- HAWX - Trophy support confirmed
- Shaun White's Snowboard - Trophy support confirmed
- Borderlands - Trophy support confirmed
- Spider Man: Web of Shadows - Probably not because it was too late in the development stage to add them in.
- Far Cry 2 - Trophy support confirmed
- EndWar - Trophy support confirmed
- Quantum of Solace - Trophy support confirmed
- Call of Duty: World at War - Trophy support confirmed
- Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon - Trophy support confirmed
So there you have it, as the holiday period approaches, more and more titles get Trophy support. Unfortunately the impressive looking Prince of Persia will not, but surely...