64w ago - Today Game Designer Tam VooFoo at VooFoo Studios has announced that Hustle Kings is now available on the PS Vita handheld console.
To quote: Everyone here at VooFoo is proud that you can now play Hustle Kings on PlayStation Vita.
Once you've got your PS Vita all unwrapped, head to the PlayStation Store and you'll find Hustle Kings there for a superb £6.49. If you have pre-ordered a PS Vita then you can redeem your discount voucher to get Hustle Kings for just £1.49!
And if that wasn't tempting enough, you'll also get the PS3 version for free! That is a flabbergasting deal right there. The two versions are very different so you're almost getting two games for the price of one.
We have spent a lot of time and effort making Hustle Kings on PS Vita as great as possible. There are a lot of improvements from the PS3 version of Hustle Kings, along with a lot of entirely new content just for PS Vita.
We wanted to take full advantage of the Vita's unique inputs, and we think we've done so with a selection of control methods to cater for everyone from novice players right up to all you Hustle Kings pros.
If you want to bask in the PS Vita's touchscreen glory then it's really straightforward to...
87w ago - VooFoo Studios Art Director John Kearney has shared the latest news today on Hustle Kings for PlayStation Network.
To quote: Just over 18 months ago, Hustle Kings was released on PSN. Since launch, 1.4 million online games have been played with over 14.8 million very shiny balls potted (imagine those numbers if we could include offline games)!
During that time, we have been busy developing Hustle Kings for PlayStation Vita, in addition to providing regular updates and DLC for the PS3 version.
A thriving community helped guide our direction and allowed us to make significant improvements. We created the hugely popular snooker add-on, free crazy tables, new trick shots, ball-sets, cues and avatars. We also provided support for Move and stereoscopic 3D.
As a massive fan of late night games, it's a privilege for me to confirm the inclusion of Hustle Kings in the upcoming PS3 title 'After Hours Athletes'. Created in association with PUMA Social, we recognise that the After Hours Athletes fuel themselves on late night falafel rather than energy drinks and half time oranges.
If that isn't enough to satisfy your hustle needs, you'll be pleased to know that Hustle Kings will be available for Vita at launch. Visually, it's virtually identical to the PS3 version...
138w ago - SCEE Contributing Editor Roland Fauster has shared an interview today with Technology Director Mark Williams on Hustle Kings for PS3.
To quote: Programming is maths and, in Hustle Kings, you've had to calculate friction, respect natural laws of spin and momentum, and have all these balls clashing with each other in chaotic order.
Who explained the physics and to you, Stephen Hawking?
Haha, well yes, you are right: programming is maths. Unfortunately, they don't teach you the equations for moving balls around a pool table in school. However, for most things a bit of imagination and intuition can help to combine several basic rules of maths and physics to do things that actually look quite clever.
For the really difficult stuff, we have to rely on other people's work and, luckily for us, one guy by the name of Wayland Marlow spent years researching exactly how billiard balls react with one another and with the table. We use his research extensively in Hustle Kings to get the motion of the balls as close to real life as possible.
Are you aiming to simulate reality or to gain the most entertaining gaming experience?
I think it's always very important to concentrate on the gaming experience first and foremost. There is no...
140w ago - SCEA Associate Producer Michael Pulst has shared a video today spotlighting Hustle Kings for PS3 on PlayStation Move and more, as follows:
When PlayStation Move was first publicly announced, we noticed that many of you suggested that Hustle Kings would be a game to make the most of this new control method.
It was a sentiment everyone on the team agreed with, and even as we started the development process, we could see from early tests that it would elevate the virtual pool experience to a whole new level.
PlayStation Move enables you to take shots using a real-life cueing action, which feels natural and fun! There have been some heated hustle matches in the office recently, resulting in some very amusing forfeits. Suffice to say, the added realism Move provides is immense and we can't wait to hear what you all think!
To continue our assault on your senses, I'm delighted to say that Hustle Kings now supports stereoscopic 3D, and while the visuals of the game have often been praised, 3D has taken the graphics and sense of immersion to a whole new level. It feels like you can reach out and pick up a ball! When combined with the PlayStation Move, the experience is pretty incredible.
156w ago - SCEA Associate Producer Michael Pulst has announced today that both a Hustle Kings patch and Snooker Pack is coming soon to the PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: For all you Hustle Kings out there, we have two great bits of news for you.
Firstly, on May 19th a new patch will be made available which contains the following features and changes:
• Improved Breaking! Instead of the rack being perfectly spaced every time, a very slight variance has been introduced between the balls which causes almost every break to be different.
• You can now replay the shots that are played in attract mode.
• You'll see more stats during loading screens.
• Game options can be modified in online rooms.
• You can watch other people's matches in the all new Spectator Mode!
• Plus a new loading icon, viewing player's profiles during an online match, and more.
But that's not all, there is a brand new chalk coming to the in-game store: The Second Sight chalk allows you to see the path of an additional ball... really helpful on those tough trickshots and plants.
Finally (and the best bit in my opinion) is that the Hustle Kings Snooker Pack will be launched for PS3 on June 8th. Included in this great pack is a brand new environment, new...