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FuturLab Details the Explosions of Velocity 2X on PS4 and PS Vita

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16h ago - FuturLab Technical Director Hussain Sheikh shares details today of the explosions in Velocity 2X on PS4 and PS Vita.

To quote: Hello beautiful people! Hussain Sheikh, Technical Director from FuturLab back again to talk juice. Explosion juice! Get a cuppa, this is a big one!

The Fateful Day

It was just another morning at FuturLab, I had just sat down at my desk, waiting for my PC to boot up, hot cup of coffee in my hand. I was getting ready to rock, when James walked over with a serious look on his face: "Need to talk to you man... In the boardroom!"

You know that look, it's the "I mean business" look. I had never seen James like that before, so I thought I must've done something wrong.

A bit concerned something bad was going to happen, I went into the meeting room and James said: "Sit down buddy, I need to show you something."

"Oh dear, here it comes!" I thought. But then he started drawing this graph on the notepad:

Now that WAS bad, just not the kind of bad I'd anticipated. But in the world of graphs making any sense at all; this was brutal.

Then James started explaining it to me. Most of his explanation was pretty much like the graph, so I tuned it out, though I do remember imagining the graph he actually wanted...
 

FuturLab Reveals How to Win at Surge Deluxe on PlayStation Vita

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29w ago - FuturLab's Dave Gabriel revealed how to win at Surge Deluxe on PlayStation Vita for fans today.

Below are the details, to quote: Hi everyone! Dave from FuturLab here to remind you that Surge Deluxe launched yesterday, exclusively for PS Vita, for the stupendously good price of $4.99! If you missed it last week, here's the launch trailer.





I'm also here to stock you up on some awesome tips for getting higher up on the various leaderboards. If you want to read even more info, check out last week's blog post.

AWESOME TIPS

1) It's always better to vent...

Venting makes the corresponding color blocks worth more points. For example, if you're left with a bunch of purple blocks ready for clearance, but some of them are blocking the purple vents, it's worth sacrificing those blocks to make the vents available, as triggering two purple vents will make your purple blocks worth a lot more points.

You'll know you've got it right when all your blocks are shaking wildly with excitement before you unleash the clearance!

2) Leave the star blocks until the clearance!

Star blocks are worth double points, so chip away all the other blocks in a level to leave as...
 

FuturLab Announces Velocity Ultra is Out Today on PlayStation 3

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41w ago - FuturLab Managing Director James Marsden announced today that Velocity Ultra is out today on PlayStation 3.

To quote: Hello folks! I'm excited to say that the multiple award-winning Velocity Ultra is available today on the mighty PlayStation 3 for just $7.49 $9.99!

At full 1080p 60fps, it's a hypnotic experience playing on a big TV, and gives the awesome soundtrack produced by [Register or Login to view links] of Killzone fame a chance to shine too!

Developed and published by the talented team at Curve Studios, Velocity Ultra on PS3 is a perfect conversion that feels great on DualShock 3.

Me confirming that the PS3 version is indeed awesome. What, you've never heard of it?

Those of you not familiar with Velocity Ultra should know that it combines shoot 'em-up action, speed runs and cunning spatial puzzles in a way never seen before, and this combination of clever mechanics and no nonsense fun delighted pretty much everyone that came into contact with it on PS Vita.

So we're incredibly excited that Velocity Ultra is now a full PS3 title which includes perhaps (actually, definitely) the best titled platinum trophy ever: 'Show Thumb Respect.'

Teleporting ahead... With a host of 9/10 review scores from the likes of Edge Magazine...
 

Surge Deluxe by FuturLab is Announced for PlayStation Vita

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46w ago - FuturLab's Dave Gabriel announced today that Surge Deluxe is heading to the PlayStation Vita video gaming portable console.

To quote: Hello, readers! I'm delighted to announce Surge Deluxe for PS Vita!

Surge was originally released on PlayStation Mobile and was well received by press and gamers, who took to the leaderboards (and NeoGAF) to show off their skills.

Surge Deluxe is FuturLab's response to feedback received from top players on those leaderboards (and from the NeoGAF community). They demonstrated a deep understanding and appreciation for Surge that was way beyond anything we could have anticipated!

If you're new to Surge, check out this [Register or Login to view links] for the original game. The simple, block-chaining and screen clearing mechanics gradually reveal their tactical depth as special blocks get added to the mix.

Advanced players won't just vent pressure to stay in the game, they'll utilize the vents at critical times to multiply their scores and create massive clearance combos.

So what can you expect from Surge Deluxe?

New Combiner Block

Our research has shown that Multiplier blocks are the most sought after for achieving big scores, but they rarely dropped...
 

FuturLab Announces Velocity Ultra Blasts Off on PS Vita July 2nd

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62w ago - FuturLab Managing Director James Marsden announced today that Velocity Ultra blasts off on PS Vita this July 2nd with details below.

To quote: What can I say? Other than sorry for the delay! We've been somewhat harassed by you folks for a month on Twitter, Email and Facebook, and frankly we deserved it! But now Velocity Ultra for PS Vita is nearly upon us, bug-free and with a high-res coat of paint.

Velocity Ultra has earned some whopping review scores. Still not convinced? Let's look at some of the improvements in this new, definitive version of the game.

Velocity Ultra features online leaderboards and Trophies (including a Platinum!), native res artwork, and flawless 60FPS action. I

t's a piece of perfectly formed interactive art that we're extremely proud to have installed on our PS Vitas. Velocity Ultra also features the same kick-ass soundtrack by Joris de Man (and myself, yay!), which you can now buy separately from all major digital music storefronts!






So what are you waiting for? A sequel? We'll see what we can do, but in the meantime, this is the definitive Velocity experience, and we're sure you'll agree that it rocks!
 
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