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Video: How DriveClub Aims to Make Rage-quitting Extinct on PS4

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8w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton outlined how they plan to make rage-quitting extinct in DriveClub DriveClub on PS4 today.

To quote: We've all been there. You're tearing round the last lap in, say, Gran Turismo or Need For Speed, defending a narrow lead over the chasing pack, when your concentration slips for a second and you find your car buried in a hedge.

With the race all but lost and any rewards snatched away, it's understandable that throwing a quick tantrum and furiously jabbing Options > Quit Race can be an instinctive reaction.

The racing game rage-quit is a real conundrum for designers - not only does it rip you out of the game and compromise your enjoyment, but it also inhibits the integrity of the online multiplayer experience. Duly, it's an obstacle that Evolution Studios is tackling head on in DRIVECLUB on PS4.

"I like the idea that that you don't have to be in first place," explained Game Director Paul Rustchynsky when we stopped by the studio last week. "I want everybody to enjoy the thrill of racing."

"I play a lot of racing games and I'm a pretty good driver, but I'm not always the guy who's in first place. I like to have fun and take risks, rather than obsess about perfecting every single corner. The problem for drivers like me, and I think we're...
 

Harmonix Invites Fans to Help Make Amplitude Happen on PS4 & PS3

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12w ago - Harmonix Art Director Ryan Lesser invites fans to help make Amplitude happen on both PS4 and PS3 video game platforms.

Below are the details, to quote: Ryan Lesser here, Art Director at Harmonix, and I have some awesome news that I wanted to share with PlayStation fans.

We are launching a [Register or Login to view links] to fund a new version of our DualShock-controlled rhythm-action PlayStation 2 classic, [Register or Login to view links], for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and we need your support!

Thirteen years ago, Harmonix created our first music game - [Register or Login to view links] for PS2. It wasn't a commercial hit at the time, but fans and critics loved it.

Even so, we knew we could do better. We polished, tweaked, and tightened the experience, and in 2003, we released Frequency's sequel, Amplitude. I was the Art Director and part of the "design cabal" for the original title, and I'm excited to be the Creative Lead for this updated version of Amplitude!

If you missed the original release, Amplitude is a fast-paced rollercoaster ride through an all-digital landscape, where musical notes have been "silenced" by encapsulating...
 

Make_NPData PS3 EDAT / SDAT Encrypter / Decrypter by Hykem Arrives

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13w ago - Following up on his previous release, PlayStation 3 developer Hykem has now made available Make_NPData to decrypt and encrypt your own edats and sdats with details below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]...
 

Mutant Mudds Deluxe Makes a Splash on PS3 and PS Vita Today

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32w ago - Renegade Kid Jools Watsham announced that Mutant Mudds Deluxe is making a splash on PS3 and PS Vita today.

To quote: I am thrilled to announce that today marks not only [Register or Login to view links]' debut on PlayStation, but also [Register or Login to view links]'s first PlayStation game ever. Excite!

The unique PlayStation experience you get with Mutant Mudds Deluxe is very special. The game supports Cross-Buy and Cross-Save. Buy Mutant Mudds Deluxe on PlayStation Store once, and you get it on both PS3 and PS Vita!

So, if you want to play it on your PS3 today, then take it on the go tomorrow with your PS Vita, Mutant Mudds Deluxe has you covered. You can transfer your saved progress between your PS3 and PS Vita via the cloud and not miss a Muddy moment.

If you're unfamiliar with Mutant Mudds Deluxe, it's a "12-bit" 2D platformer with challenging level design and some inter-dimensional leaping between the foreground and background layers - a real treat for the eyeballs! "What is so 'Deluxe' about it?" you may ask. Good question!

The 'Deluxe' edition adds 20 new devilishly-difficult Ghost levels into the Muddy mix, bringing the total level count to a staggering 80. There's also a new Ghost Shot power-up, a...
 

ReActPSN v2.28 is Released, Now Includes Make Package (PKG)

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39w ago - Following up on the previous revision, ReActPSN has now been updated to version 2.28 by PlayStation 3 developer reactpsn with the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (PSNStuff v1.83 / v1.90) / PSNStuff Archive

To quote: ReActPSN v2.28

  • Added makepkg

ReActPSN Quick Start Guide:

Basic function: Create aa user and run reActPSN to generate PSN license from USB/exdata.
Button basic: [X] pressing and holding X button for 8 seconds when launching reActPSN.
[L1] Reinstall RAPs&EDATs from USB0/exdata or USB1/exdata fold.
[L2] Backup RAPs&EDATs to USB/reActPSN/pubPSN/rapxxxedatxxx.zip.
[R1] Backup reg&rif&edat to USB/reActPSN/BKxxxx.zip.
[R2] Backup full fixed NPD files to /USB/reActPSN/FixedPSN.
[O] Fix PSone/PSPminis/THEME & generate C00 activation edat license.
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