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Sony Confirms Dead Nation PSN to Get Online Voice Chat Soon

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194w ago - Today Sony Producer Daimion Pinnock has confirmed that Dead Nation on PSN will be receiving online voice chat soon!

To quote: We know some Dead Nation online co-op players have requested voice chat functionality.

I'm here to tell you that we've listened to the fans and are taking steps to add voice chat for online co-op in the near future. To reiterate this point, here's a note from the team at [Register or Login to view links]:

We know some of you are frustrated by the lack of voice chat support in Dead Nation's online co-op mode. We realize many players have been very eager to join up and start taking care of the zombie nation and we greatly appreciate the continued support.

Therefore, the team is currently working on the addition of voice chat capability and hope to introduce it as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, we're keen to get as much feedback on the game as possible so we can further improve what we think is a great zombie game. We'll be sure to keep everyone posted via the PlayStation.Blog and our [Register or Login to view links] on when they can expect the voice chat update.

We at Housemarque put our hearts and souls into the development of our games with...
 

Video: Dead Nation PS3 Incoming on PSN, Turning Up The Heat

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195w ago - SCEA Product Marketing Specialist David Bull has made available a video today showcasing Dead Nation for PS3 turning up the heat, which is heading to PSN next week.

To quote: Dead Nation invades the PlayStation Store in only one week! We want to make sure that you'll hit the ground running because the zombie hordes will be relentless in their quest for fresh, warm meat.

Today, we want to show you Dead Nation in its full chaotic glory. Watch Super Stardust HD pro Tlo-Mek, who has since joined [Register or Login to view links] development team due to his gaming prowess, eradicate the zombie infection when the heat is turned up to 11.

Dead Nation is a twin-stick shooter but the controls give you far more flexibility than you might expect. In the video above, you can watch Tlo-Mek, some of you played Dead Nation co-op with him at a MLG event using melee, Rush, and the game environment to his advantage.





All three of these tactics are critical to survive Dead Nation's most fearsome battles, particularly when you're faced with special zombies, Jumpers, Bombies, and other lurking threats - in addition to huge hordes of the undead.

Study up on the control scheme now - the undead are only...
 

The Zombie Apocalypse Hits PSN in Europe on December 1, 2010

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197w ago - SCEE European Product Manager Cristina Giuliano has confirmed today that the Zombie Apocalypse known as Dead Nation for PlayStation 3 is hitting PSN in Europe on December 1, and a day earlier on November 30, 2010 in [Register or Login to view links].

To quote: Calling all zombie killers from across Europe: over the last few month we have been talking quite a lot about Dead Nation, the third-person shooter coming to PlayStation Network, revealing the game's innards trailer by trailer and limb by necrotic limb.

Lots of you have been asking when this game is coming out and I am very happy to finally give you a release date.

Get ready: the zombie apocalypse is happening in Europe on the 1st December, only on PlayStation Network.

The price will be €12.99 / £9.99.

In case you've had your head in a corpse and don't know what Dead Nation is, see all of the posts we have had on the game [Register or Login to view links].
 

Video: Dead Nation: Weapon & Armor Upgrades and PS3 Theme

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199w ago - SCEA Product Marketing Specialist David Bull has made available a Dead Nation trailer video today which spotlights weapon and armor upgrades alongside news of a new PS3 Theme.

To quote: Zombies, zombies everywhere. They're coming from above you and below, they're coming from all sides. So how are you supposed to fend off the increasing hordes as you progress through Dead Nation? Upgrades!

In Dead Nation's action-packed levels, it's crucial to collect as much cash as possible from the undead hordes and trunks of vehicles. Once you find a Weapon Shop, you'll be able to cash in your loot and purchase more ammo and, most importantly, weapon upgrades.

Increasing the power and firing rate for your default Rifle can be the difference between life and (un)death, especially since it's your designated fallback weapon and the only gun with unlimited ammo.





The SMG and Shotgun also benefit enormously from power and firing rate, helping you annihilate dozens of ghouls at a time. You can also upgrade ammo carrying capacity and clip size for most weapons, while power weapons such as the Blade Cannon feature special weapon-specific upgrades.

What's more, you...
 

Sound of the Dead: Audio Design in Dead Nation, Sample Track

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201w ago - Today Dead Nation Composer and Sound Designer Ari Pulkkinen has shared a Sound of the Dead: Audio Design Dead Nation interview and sample track with fans.

To quote: It's been a big month for Dead Nation! We've confirmed that online co-op play will be included from day one and also shown off three special zombies - the Mouth, Jumper, and Bombie – in our new "Know Your Enemies" video and there's still more to come in October.

But one thing we haven't yet discussed is audio. With Dead Nation, it's vital that we create a skin-crawling atmosphere; more importantly, the music needs to adapt to the intensity of the on-screen carnage.

I thought it would be fun to address some common questions related to Dead Nation's audio design, everything from the zombie groans to dynamic music to soundtrack inspirations. I hope you enjoy it, and be sure to listen to the sample track [Register or Login to view links].

How did you start working with Housemarque?

The first game that I worked on with Housemarque was Super Stardust HD, the original soundtrack and sound design. I was in-house audio director in Frozenbyte Inc. back then and working outsourced. SSHD was a awesome...
 
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