24w ago - Black Forest Games Community Manager Dietrich Limper announced that Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams jumps onto PSN today with details below.
To quote: Good news! Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is available today, 19th June! Now that the wait is over, we'd like to share with you the history behind The Sisters.
Armin Gessert (code), Manfred Trenz (graphics) and Chris Hülsbeck (music) were the masterminds behind the original The Great Giana Sisters back in 1987. Their company back then was called Time Warp Productions and the final game was published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, MSX2, and Commodore 64 by Rainbow Arts.
The Great Giana Sisters is a 2D side-scrolling arcade game in which the player controled either Giana or her sister Maria. Each level contained a number of dream crystals which awarded points to the player. Enemies could be defeated either by jumping on them or shooting them after obtaining power-ups. The "Fire Wheel" transformed Giana into a punk with the ability to crush rocks by jumping beneath them.
As you can see, these old concepts of the game are still in place in 2013, especially the change to the punk version of Giana, but let's get back to the old days.
A certain other game publisher became aware of the game and the success and...
182w ago - Hello Games Managing Director Sean Murray has confirmed that Joe Danger for PlayStation 3 is jumping to PSN today alongside some video footage of it in action!
To quote: Joe Danger is released exclusively to PlayStation 3 today. This is both the most exciting and nerve wracking day of my life.
Two years ago, three friends and I decided to make a game together. Hello Games formed and sat around playing with a box of toys. One stunt cycle in particular. Firing it out windows and imagining a game featuring that hapless rider.
The truth is, back then we didn't really know what we were doing. We didn't know if we could make the game we wanted with just four people. We had worked on some big titles before, games like Burnout and Black, and those were huge teams of hundreds.
All of us had been dreaming of making our own games, probably since we could play them. In the end it was just something we had to do.
We've literally poured everything we have into Joe Danger. It's been an incredibly difficult two years, but to see people enjoying what we've done is the most rewarding feeling in the world.
It's why we're so excited for the release. This is the game we've always wanted to make, for each of us it's...
238w ago - E3 2009 is on the way, and among other things that means speculation about potential PSP price drop announcements is also coming.
A visitor to Wal-Mart spotted an older PSP bundle that was dropped to just $150, which made it cheaper than the stand-alone PSP 3000 pack... leaving people to wonder if they are just trying to shift old stock or is it an indication that the price of the PSP itself will drop.
To quote: I picked up Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds for $20 (YES!!) but something caught my eye... the Ratchet and Clank PSP- 3000 series bundle which includes Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters, a voucher for Everyday Shooter, National Treasure 2 on UMD, AND a 1GB Memory card was a WHOPPING $50 off the normal price and had been dropped to $150, which made it CHEAPER than the stand-alone PSP-3000 pack (which is $170)!!!
274w ago - Looks like the French games company is targeting proven Sony stars. Their high-profile acquisition of former Worldwide Studios giant Phil Harrison took the industry by surprise. Many of us were shocked to see such a successful reign at Sony Computer Entertainment move to a company with a track record like Atari.
Today, it's been revealed that the gorgeous Paulina Bozek, creative director of Sony's popular SingStar franchise, is also finding a new home at Atari. She will head a new studio, based in Hammersmith, London, that will focus on developing other mass-market games for "online-enabled devices," including PCs and consoles.
"I am very excited to be joining Atari at this pivotal time for both the company and the industry," said Bozek.
Phil Harrison, Bozek's former boss at Sony, added: "This is a significant step in expanding Atari's online game development capability.
Paulina is one of the industry's most respected creative leaders with an outstanding track-record of commercial and creative success and I'm delighted that she will bring her unique vision, consumer insight and proven ability for creating amazing entertainment experiences to Atari."