Video: Road Not Taken on PlayStation 4: Hand-crafted Randomness

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5w ago - Spry Fox CEO David Edery posted up a video today detailing the hand-crafted randomness in Road Not Taken on PlayStation 4 below.

To quote: In previous blog posts, we've talked about the procedural system we use to create the enchanted forests that serve as your proving ground in Road Not Taken.

This system is what makes Road Not Taken a fun game to play repeatedly, and - as with any good roguelike - you'll need to play Road Not Taken many times before you've stumbled upon every interesting object and creature lurking in the forest.

But a purely random system, even a very rich one, can start to feel repetitive over time. Every snowflake might be unique, but after you've looked at a thousand snowflakes it's easy to stop appreciating them!

Our roguelike developer ancestors have invented a few solutions to this problem, one of which is to change the look and feel of the environment to signal when something new/important/dangerous is happening.Sewers transition into dungeons, dungeons become underground caverns, etc.

And in Road Not Taken, peaceful glades might lead to blizzard-ravaged woods, haunted groves, and dangerous ice caverns! The changing terrain is both a marker of your progress as well as a warning of new challenges to come.

Another classic...
 

Video: CounterSpy PS4 is Coming to PlayStation 4 This Summer

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5w ago - Dynamighty Lead Designer David Nottingham posted up a video trailer today announcing that CounterSpy PS4 is coming to PlayStation 4 this Summer!

Below are the details, to quote: Hello friends. Things have been quiet on the home front here at Dynamighty in the last few months. The truth is we've been quietly working hard to make CounterSpy as awesome as it can be. In the world of espionage, this is known as being Deep Undercover.

Well, all our diabolical plans are finally falling into place, and we have some exciting news to share. When we partnered with PlayStation, PS4 was but a fantastical dream of uber console heaven somewhere off in the future. We originally announced that CounterSpy was coming to PS3 and PS Vita.

Since the PS4 launch, we've had a steady stream of requests from people as to when or if we would be releasing on PlayStation's new hardware. We're thrilled to declassify this information and officially confirm that, yes, CounterSpy WILL be launching on PS4 this Summer.

We've been eagerly working with PS4 now. I think the extra power of the system is going to open up some really nice possibilities for us. At the same time, we remain committed to PS3 and PS Vita (the game is looking great on both those platforms).



 

Video: InFamous Second Son: Delsin's Ruthless Powers in Action

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5w ago - Sucker Punch Productions Senior Game Designer Darren Bridges shared a video below today showcasing Delsin's ruthless powers in action from InFamous Second Son on PlayStation 4.

To quote: There's a hushed excitement at Sucker Punch as we approach our March 21st launch date. We've been working on inFAMOUS Second Son for almost three years, and in just a few days we'll finally be able to put it into your hands.

Several of our team members are traveling around the world sharing our latest gameplay demo with press and fans, and today we get to show you a mission playthrough from that build.





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Like the previous games in the inFAMOUS series, Second Son gives you the option to use your powers heroically or ruthlessly. The path you choose will affect every aspect of the game, from character relationships to powers development to the story itself.

In this play through, Delsin has convinced Fetch Walker, a Conduit with the power to control neon, to help him take out a group of anti-Conduit protesters. With Delsin's influence, Fetch is willing to exterminate the "haters" and anyone else who gets...
 

Ninja Bots Land in The Playroom PS4 on PlayStation 4 Today

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5w ago - Sony International Software Development Associate Producer Olivier Banal announced that Ninja Bots officially land in The Playroom PS4 on PlayStation 4 today.

To quote: Hi everyone. I'm not sure if you've noticed but something new has just landed for The Playroom. Well, I can't blame you if you didn't see anything because they're Ninja Bots!

In the free Ninja Bots game, the AR Bots are transported into a tricky, virtual ninja training course for up to four players.

Your Ninbotsu skills will be put to test as you'll run, dodge and jump your way through the course.

Your unlimited supply of virtual shuriken will come in handy to defeat the enemy ronin bots barring your route and help you collect as many shiny gold coins as possible.

So let's just say that you'll need to work a bit harder to get your trophies this time round. That's Ninbotsu for you, what can I say?
 

Tribute Games Announces Mercenary Kings Hits PS4 on April 1st

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5w ago - Tribute Games Writer Yannick Belzil announced today that Mercenary Kings is coming to PS4 on April 1st, 2014.

Below are the details, to quote: For all of us here at Tribute Games, today is our second-most-awaited day of 2014: telling everyone about our FIRST most-awaited day of this year... the PS4 launch of Mercenary Kings, debuting April 1st on Playstation Store!

In this action-packed adventure, you must choose between Empress and King, two members of the elite squad known as the Mercenary Kings! Dropped on Mandragora Island, you're tasked with one mission: rescue the brilliant Dr. James Neil from the forces of C.L.A.W. (Cyber Loyalist Active Weapons) and prevent them from using the Mandrake Formula to conquer the globe.

You can be a lone wolf if you dare, or assemble your own team of mercenaries to take down C.L.A.W! Your crew can have up to four players, whether it's on your couch or online.

Thanks to your support crew back at Camp Crown, the side-scrolling action of Mercenary Kings gets deep. The materials gathered during your missions can be forged into powerful cannons or sharp blades.

With 300+ gun parts and more than 100 knives, the possibilities are huge! Will you craft a machine gun with mega-ammo, or a quick-reload pistol? What about forging a blade...
 







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