279w ago - Posted by Travis Williams (Sr. Producer, SCEA) today:
Hello everyone it's Travis Williams, PAIN Producer, again and I wanted to take some time to tell you about the new PlayStation Network Trophies being added to PAIN Downtown.
The last trophy I ever "earned" was in ROTC. That was way back in High School (tragic I know). So, I have been really excited to see PlayStation 3 trophies make their way into games both old and new. It's a new way to show your "ePump-a-tude". PAIN already features internal trophies that make the modes challenging.
That's why it's so awesome to get to make a whole new set of trophies. Here's a list of some of the Trophies you will see next month. If the names seem sophomoric or juvenile to you, then you clearly haven't been playing PAIN enough. That's kinda "How We Do."
To answer some questions before they come up...
Q: When will Trophies be available for PAIN?
A: When the Amusement Park ships on 9-4-2008 we will update PAIN to include trophies.
Q: When does Amusement Park ship?
Q: Are Trophies retroactive?
A: Most of the trophy requirements are new so we haven't tracked your progress until now. Some work you will get credit for.
279w ago - A shop worker has sent around the following image and explains he got the following display boxes in at work for Little Big Planet on the PC which is pretty strange as it was thought to be a guranteed PS3 exclusive and probably still is.
This is most likely just an error or perhaps some clever image editing....
To quote: Little Big Planet on the PC? Bwah? Reader Jacob writes: "Got these display boxes in at work for Little Big Planet on the PC, How Very Queer!!!"
Pretty sure this is nothing more than a screw-up (not on Jacob's part, mind you!) and rather certain we'll only be seeing it on the PS3, but yeah, LBP on the PC would be pretty neat. That is, if you own a PC and are excited about LittleBigPlanet. If not, then oh well.
279w ago - A rumor published in the latest Official PlayStation Magazine stating that zombie-laden shooter Left 4 Dead is being ported to the PS3 has been brutally beheaded by Valve's Doug Lombardi today.
When cornered by IGN, Lombardi stated:
"There is no PS3 version of Left 4 Dead currently in production."
Of course, there may still be a chance that development of a PS3 port could begin sometime in the future, but for now the hordes of Infected only plan to bring apocalyptic ruin to PCs and Xbox 360s across the globe.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the game when it launches this November, and whatever you do, don't even think of running off to go on some crazy self-absorbed solo crusade against the legions of undead - you will die a horrible and grizzly death!
279w ago - Daily video blog Rocketboom has handed over its distribution and ad sales to Sony Pictures in return for a seven figue guarantee plus a share of the revenues. Rocketboom will be distributed on Crackle as well as other Sony platforms including PS3, PSP and Bravia I-Link TVs.
To quote: Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron says he went with Sony because of Sony's distribution strengths and the deal allows him to maintain control of the business. (Whereas selling the business to another media buyer, such as WallStrip did to CBS a year ago for $5 million, would have required him to give up his baby).
The deal is structured as a distribution and advertising deal, and sounds like it could lead to a closer relationship or outright sale if things go well. But if they don't, Rocketboom would regain complete control of distribution and ad sales after the contract expires.
Rocketboom's current distribution through YouTube, iTunes, Tivo, and elsewhere will remain intact. Sony will sell ads across those distribution channels as well. Baron claims more than Rocketboom is watched more than one million times a month across all channels, and sometimes spike to several million views. But as one of the first Web video shows, Rocketboom has always been better at creating...
281w ago - Just like how the Socom BETA is set up already via Qore, R2 BETA is coming in September Qore episode.
In a statement released today, Insomniac clarified that there will be "many" ways to get access into the BETA, including a pre-order campaign. Additionally, there will be ways for PS3 owners living in regions outside of North America to get in the BETA as well. Details have yet to be announced, but be rest assured that signing-up for Qore is not the only way.
While details are scant, those who are signed-up for Sony's digital-based Qore magazine will receive an exclusive invite to a BETA of Insomniac's highly anticipated PS3 first-person shooter Resistance 2 in September.
It's not yet known as to how invites will be given out - though we assume only those who have purchased an annual ($25) subscription to the service will be on the receiving end. Expect more details soon.