62w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton has outlined Puppeteer for the PS3 today, which blends the best of of both the East and West!
To quote: In last week's behind the scenes Puppeteer interview, we talked to creator Gavin Moore about the origins of the title and got some lovely insight into what makes a great kids game really sing.
In the second part of the interview, Gavin touched on the game's size, its roots in classic platformers of yesteryear and what the development team's vibrant cultural mix brings to the project.
Read on for more on Sony Japan Studio's tantalizing platformer, and look for a new update on development - penned by Gavin himself - next week.
Fred Dutton, PlayStation.Blog Europe Manager: So, is Puppeteer a Japanese game or a Western game?
Gavin Moore, Puppeteer Creator: It's really interesting actually. I've seen people have arguments in the office about this - "It's Western," "No, it's Japanese" and so on.
The Western people tend to say it's Japanese, and the Japanese people tend to say it's Western. It's a game, guys - it doesn't matter!
But I'd say it's in the middle. Most of the team are Japanese - probably 95%. But obviously, as the director, the guy in charge, with all that Englishness in...
87w ago - Producer Matt Charles has shared details today on Borderlands 2 from PAX East for PlayStation 3 fans today!
To quote: This weekend at the Borderlands 2 booth, we granted PAX East visitors chance to play with two brand-new characters for Borderlands 2 - Salvador the Gunzerker and Maya the Siren - in a new environment called the Caustic Caverns.
The Gunzerker and Siren classes have made great strides compared to their counterparts from the original game. Players who choose to play as Salvador will be able to use his Gunzerking ability to run into a crowd with two guns blazing.
If you played the first game, you may recognize this as an evolution of Brick's Berserking skill. Meanwhile, Maya's new Siren skill Phaselock isolates an enemy inside a phase bubble for a short time.
Once you've Phaselocked a target, your primary choice is whether to focus your fire on the helpless foe before it breaks free or mop up any other threats nearby. Decisions, decisions!
Borderlands has a strong history of co-op gameplay and that's still a core promise of this game. At PAX, we watched as Siren players Phaselocked an enemy, leaving an opening for the Gunzerker buddy to run up, dual-wielding, and take out the target just in the nick of time.
155w ago - Community Manager Ramone Russell at SCEA San Diego Studios has announced today that the ModNation Racers PS3 Far East Track Theme DLC is incoming.
To quote: If you've been dreaming of an extension to your ModNation career, some slick new creation parts, and new Trophies, your dreams are about to some true.
Introducing the "Far East" Track Theme ($9.99)
It's time to take MNR to a new level - literally. The Far East Track Theme hits the PlayStation Store tomorrow (Tuesday, December 21st) and it brings a whole new series to your career, new Trophies, and tons of new unlockables.
Race on and over the Great Wall of China, drift and dodge huge obstacles in an abandoned fortress, or speed through a thick bamboo forest filled with obstacles and surprises.
Here's a look at what you get:
Seven New Tracks:
• Great Wall
• Hidden Forrest
• Dragon City
• Terraced Drop
• Monsoon Edge
• Imperial Gardens
Extend your Career:
• New career race series
• 10 New Objectives
• 35 New Unlockables
• 7 New Trophies
Here's a stat for you, the AL East has sent a team to the World Series in nine out of the past 12 seasons, pretty ridiculous! It's no surprise that the Yanks are the obvious favorite.
With all of their A-listers back along with the additions of Curtis Granderson and Nick Johnson, the defending champs will once again be the team to beat.
The Red Sox have finished in second place 10 out of the last 12 seasons, but are hoping to change that in '10. With newcomers like Adrian Beltre added to their core group of All-Stars, they're looking for their third title in 7 years.
The Phillies might be the best team in the NL, if not all of baseball, and are the clear front runner.
The fact that they added an all-world pitcher in Roy Halladay to a World Series squad will make it tough for them not to grab their fourth straight divisional crown. The Marlins always seem to have a good core of young players and with guys like Dan Uggla and Hanley Ramirez, this year is no different so expect them to contend.
The Braves have the clear cut Rookie of the Year in Jason Heyward, but we'll see if this mix of young talent and their usual veterans...