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Plastic Studios Introduce Datura, PSN Game for PlayStation Move

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137w ago - Plastic Studios Game Director Michal Staniszewski has officially introduced Datura today, an exclusive PSN game for PlayStation Move.

To quote: I'm Michal Staniszewski from Team Plastic (Plastic Studios) - yep, the same creators of Linger in Shadows.

Two years ago, we were asked to closely investigate possibilities of the PlayStation Move motion controller, which was still deep in its prototype phase.

Today, we are proud to present you with Datura, which uses the controller in a quite innovative way.

Finding yourself in a mysterious forest, you will navigate your way through the game by controlling your character's hand using Playstation Move technology.

From here, you are immersed into the game's unique experimental narrative and original way of interaction, which enables you to experience the world not only visually, but also empirically – an illusion that you can actually touch trees, faces, and other objects.

While taking inspiration from film-like narratives, Datura is a story you get a chance to physically participate in. As you travel through the game, you will encounter choices and face your consequences. It is through these puzzles that Datura explores an element of anxiety: was it a right choice or a wrong choice?

Without...
 

Video: Beatshapers Introduce StarDrone for PlayStation 3 on PSN

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188w ago - Beatshapers CEO Alexey Menshikov has introduced StarDrone today for PS3 which is now heading to PlayStation Network.

To quote: We are excited to introduce [Register or Login to view links], a game designed with a perfect blend of high-speed physics and pinball action, with strategic elements of break-out and object collection.

From a top-down perspective, you pilot the spacecraft across the galaxy, collecting pieces of Equilibrix in order to restore the balance of the universe and stop the expansion of evil G-Noids.

To add to the challenging gameplay, your spacecraft is always in motion and you don't have any direct control over it, only a grapple-hook which you can use to push and pull your craft into the orbit of specific nodes located all over the game field.





Cause your attackers to crash with rapid speed while collecting gems and power-up enhancements. Overcome perilous hazards and elude zillions of enemies in an effort to complete each stage with a record score. With simple gesture controls and unique, intuitive gameplay mechanics, StarDrone is friendly to beginners, at the same time challenging enough to bring you back for more and more.

The game is created...
 

Video: Curve Studios Introduce Explodemon for PS3 on PSN

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208w ago - Curve Studios PR Manager Ed Fear has shared a video today introducing Explodemon for PS3 on PlayStation Network.

To quote: My name is Ed Fear and I'm the PR Manager at [Register or Login to view links], an independent developer based in London.

I'd like to take a moment of your time to introduce you to Explodemon, an awesome action-platformer coming to the PlayStation Network this Winter 2010.

Let me set the scene: the nefarious Vortex have mounted a surprise invasion on the planet Nibia, destroying its entire Guardian defence force in the process. Only one hope remains: the malfunctioning prototype Guardian Explodemon, locked in stasis after a, shall we say, 'devastating' activation experiment.

I think the best way of telling you about Explodemon is with a suitably bombastic trailer, so take a look at this:





As his name suggests, Explodemon's problem is that he's 'prone' to exploding. It turns out that, surprisingly, Explodemon's explosivity (so totally a word) will come in useful for fighting back the Vortex onslaught, navigating around the environment, and solving tricky physics-based puzzles.

Featuring 12 huge levels of pulse-pounding platforming, a deep...
 

Video: Creat Studios Introduce SkyFighter on PlayStation Network

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213w ago - Creat Studios Vice President of Development Scott Hyman has introduced SkyFighter on PlayStation Network alongside a video trailer today.

To quote: Scott here again from [Register or Login to view links], happy to let you all know about our latest game for PSN, SkyFighter, now available in Europe for €9.99/£7.99.

Are you brave enough to take on the best of the best? Are your flying skills good enough for the elite SkyFighter airborne squadron? If so, then prepare to engage the hostile enemy fleet in side-scrolling aerial combat.

Day or night, over land or sea, SkyFighter's fast-paced missions will enlist you to bomb the enemy's equipment and fortifications, shoot down their fighters with your machine gun and destroy their hostile bombers with your missiles.





Pilot all kinds of aircraft, from light, aerobatic, manoeuvrable fighters to the devastating flying fortress. The action isn't all dogfights, either. Stealth Missions require you to take cover in clouds, avoid search lights and dodge floating air mines. Prepare to battle heavily armoured trains, powerful battleships and even the monstrous enemy fortress.

Be sure to make some room on the couch for local multiplayer. Recruit...
 

Will Microsoft Introduce a New Console Next Generation?

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274w ago - Recently it was [Register or Login to view links] the Xbox division of Microsoft suffered a loss of $130 million in Q4 and how Microsoft is still operating at a loss.

Many have heard, read, and experienced the devastating reports and effects of the RROD, which are still taking place with the Microsoft Xbox 360 console.

Let me be clear, the Red Ring Of Death is not occurring at the alarming rate as it was at launch, but as stated it's not a resolved issue... a design flaw.

In fairness to Microsoft, Sony is not doing too well at the moment either. They will be [Register or Login to view links] a massive loss of 2.9 billion, the first operating loss Sony has had in 14 years, but it does not state how the games division account for this shortfall.

The difference I see in the two consoles is not the games, because that is a personal preference to each individual game. No one can be better than the other in that category, so I tend to look at what either system is selling me as a consumer.

On one end you have Kaz Hirai of Sony. I personally find him very cocky: "The next generation doesn't start until we say it does" -Kaz Hirai, Sony.

Then you have the...
 
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