3w ago - Techland Lead Technical Artist Maciej Jamrozik shared a video today on how light comes alive in Dying Light on PS4 / PlayStation 4 below.
To quote: Hi, I'm Maciej Jamrozik, the Lead Technical Artist at Techland, developer of the upcoming first-person, action survival-horror game Dying Light.
Light and shadow play a crucial role in Dying Light. They affect not only the gameplay and its day-and-night cycle, but also the visuals.
This video illustrates how the game uses a physically-based lighting system, which means that light is generated in accordance to the actual laws of physics.
This in turn assures that lighting looks convincing and cohesive, regardless of the conditions and surroundings. It's especially important as Dying Light features a variety of locations and environments, from open spaces to claustrophobic rooms, as well as a range of weather conditions and changing time of day.
One of the most important parameters of indirect lighting is "roughness," which defines the level of smoothness and dullness of a surface.
Implementing our new physics model eliminated the limitation of using only preset groups of materials, which translates to much more varied and faithful representations of materials in the game. Our artists now have full freedom...
5w ago - Insomniac Games Community Lead James Stevenson invites fans to watch the Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus PS3 livestream today.
Below are all the details, to quote: Join us on Wednesday, November 6th at 11:00 AM PT for a Ratchet & Clank livestream event on Twitch TV, featuring the epilogue to the Future series, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus.
Insomniac Games Creative Director Brian Allgeier will be showing off Into the Nexus and showcasing arena mode for the first time. Tune in, ask questions, and participate for a chance to win a full digital version of Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, available November 12th for PS3!
Pre-ordering will win you Ratchet's Volcanox Armor. Inspired by Gadgetron's popular Infernox Armor, this lightweight, durable suit is for the fashion-conscious adventurer.
Besides granting a 5% damage reduction, it also all but guarantees "Best-Dressed" awards at high school reunions.
5w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman invites PS4 fans to experience the PlayStation 4 launch live on November 14, 2013.
To quote: In February, we announced PS4. In June, we showed it for the first time. Next week, on November 15th, we unlock a new generation of play in North America.
Join PlayStation and Spike TV for the live PS4 All Access: Greatness Awaits launch event! We'll be live in New York City on November 14th starting at 11:00pm Eastern Time/Pacific Time on regular cable providers; and 11pm Eastern Time/8pm Pacific Time on DirecTV and streaming.
Tune in to see exclusive world premieres and announcements about the PS4 games that will define 2014 and beyond. Watch live on Spike TV, Ustream, or right here on PlayStation.Blog. And why not RSVP, so you don't forget?
And keep checking back for up-to-the-minute information on all the PS4 launch week festivities. This is gonna be one for the history books!
8w ago - Sony Senior Marketing Specialist James Cullen announced today that fans can watch UFC 166 Saturday on the Live Events Viewer App on PS3.
To quote: It's time for UFC 166! With a full card of fights, including Velasquez vs. Dos Santos, Cormier vs. Nelson and more, it all adds up to a big night of big fights and we're bringing it all to you.
In addition to the main card fights you also will be able to watch the online-only preliminaries, including Waldberger vs. Amagov, Larsen vs. Fili and other fights beginning at 6:15PM Eastern.
Watch UFC 166 Saturday at 10 PM Eastern/9PM Central through the Live Events Viewer app on your PS3. Here's how:
• Log on to the PlayStation Store on your PlayStation 3.
• Scroll down to the Apps section and find Live Events Viewer for download.
• Once the Live Events Viewer is downloaded, find it on the XMB under TV/Video Services.
• Log on with your PSN or Sony Entertainment Network username and password.
• Then, enjoy watching UFC 166 and future live events on the Live Events Viewer.
The Sony Entertainment Network Live Events Viewer app will be your hub for your favorite sports, concerts, and other entertainment events.
8w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli announced that The Last of Us first PS3 DLC is now available alongside a livestream below today.
To quote: Our first set of The Last of Us DLC launches with today's PlayStation Store update. Want to see it in action now? Here it is:
You can buy the Abandoned Territories Map Pack for $9.99 stand-alone or, if you're looking for a great value, the map pack is included in the $19.99 The Last of Us Season Pass.
We recently detailed our future plans for all Season Pass DLC and the 75% savings you'll get by purchasing one. The Season Pass will be available for a limited time so grab it via the PlayStation Store or at your local game retailer today.
We've also patched certain aspects of the game. In fact we re-doubled our patch version 1.04 efforts decided to skip straight to 1.05. You can hear about the major changes via Patch 1.05 in this video:
If you want to see all changes with Patch 1.05; here's our list. Patch 1.05...