187w ago - Marketing Executive Grainne Murray of SCE Ireland has shared answers to fan questions today from United Front Games on their ModNation Racers title for PS3 and PSP.
To quote: As you may recall, a couple of weeks ago we asked you to submit your ModNation Racers questions so we could ask the guys in United Front Games when they visited Ireland.
Unfortunately, thanks to the volcanic ash cloud the guys didnt make it over but they've kindly sent through the following answers to your questions:
DANTHEMAN121: What kind of PlayStation Home content will there be for ModNation Racers - Game space? Game launching? Items and outfits?
The ModNation Racers Event Space launched just last week! Straight away, you can explore a gallery full of Mods of all different styles. It shows off the versatility of our Mod Studio and hopefully it will give you lots of inspiration for what you want your Mod to be like.
There's even a mini-game that challenges you to hunt for Mods in record time. Try and top the leaderboard and you could win an exclusive Mod! There's also a really neat hat available for your Home Avatar. It has animated karts racing around it, so you can literally have ModNation Racers on your brain!
206w ago - United Front Games Lead Producer Julian Beak has shared a 'behind the scenes' video tour today of their PS3 studio where ModNation Racers was developed.
To quote: Today I'm going to talk about our studio at United Front Games in Vancouver, Canada where we make the game. Rob Oliveira, who you've met before, will walk you through so you can picture it for yourself.
We have a lot of design, technology and art direction to discuss every day. Sometimes this is done in meeting rooms which are very sensibly named after Mexican wrestlers. More often these discussions take place right at our desks.
There are no offices at United Front Games – not even for the President. This puts everyone on an equal footing when it comes to access. We believe making innovative games requires a touch of chaos and lots of communication.
Our character, kart and world artists make up the largest group on our team so we don't let them sit together or they would take over. Designers, artists and programmers are mixed up in small teams devoted to major features. All the people who design and build a particular feature sit close. This lets them play and improve these features very quickly.
208w ago - Update: Sony has now confirmed that Socom Confrontation Cold Front PS3 DLC will be available in all European PlayStation stores from January 7th, 2010.
Today SCEA Senior Producer Mark Rogers revealed some details via PlayStation Blog on tomorrow's Socom Confrontation Cold Front PS3 DLC.
To quote: We've got some great news for all you SOCOM fans! We're excited to announce that the Cold Front expansion pack for SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation will be available tomorrow for download in North America on the PlayStation Network. Cold Front is loaded with a number of new features and content.
Check out what's included in the new download pack below:
• New Russian / Eastern European Area of Operation
• Snow setting complete with snow effects
• New snow gear and camo for both the Special Forces and Mercenaries
• Thermal vision
• New ARMS RUN gameplay mode
• 5 New Maps: Uprising, Entrapment, Blizzard, Night Stalker, Vigilance
• All new mercenaries characters...
217w ago - Today SCEA Software Product Marketing Manager Scott McCarthy announced news of a Cold Front Downloadable Pack for SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation on PS3.
To quote: We are very happy to announce the COLD FRONT downloadable pack for SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation.
Loaded with new features and content, this pack brings a brand new snowy Eastern European area of operations into play with two all new maps and three classic SOCOM maps for 16 to 32 players. The classic maps are drawn from some of the most popular SOCOM maps of all time, each built from the ground up for the PS3!
Kit yourself out in snow gear and fight your way through blizzard conditions, joining a team of mercenaries or a squad from one of the world's top Special Forces regiments including the Russian Spetsnaz.
Try your hand at Arms Run, a new game mode that features dynamically placed missile launchers that must be activated or destroyed, depending on which side you're fighting for.
Employ the new thermal vision scope weapon attachment to track your enemies' heat signatures - vital in the dark and useful in daylight for picking out white camouflaged adversaries. In addition, we have new primary weapons to make use of and new attachments.