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Defiant Development Reveals Hand of Fate Coming to PS4, PS Vita

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30w ago - Defiant Development Associate Producer Kim Allom revealed today that Hand of Fate is coming to PS4 and PS Vita platforms with details below.

To quote: Salutation, PlayStation! The team members at Defiant Development are thrilled to announce that our Kickstarter-funded, tabletop roguelike deck builder, Hand of Fate, will be coming to PS4 and PS Vita.

For those of you who haven't heard of Hand of Fate, it's a roguelike that blends tabletop card gaming and video game magic. Inspired by tarot and fantasy, all bets are off as you create your own journey by building a collection of cards used to deal out a boardgame-like dungeon teeming with enemies, treasure, and adventure. Upon entering combat, the cards come to life as the player is propelled into a beautiful 3D environment to brawl it out with foes. Draw your cards, play your hand, and discover your fate.

Being a roguelike, Hand of Fate's strength is its nearly endless combination of cards and ways to play. The deck builder lets you determine a mix of combat, chance, and equipment cards for your deck before you set out on your quest. Equipment selection ramps up replayability as the player is introduced to a slew of artifacts, weapons, and armor that modify gameplay. The player has the freedom to choose their cards, but how and when they...
 

Llamasoft: TxK Out Today: The History, Development and Gameplay

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36w ago - Llamasoft Founder Jeff Minter confirmed that TxK is out today on PS Vita, with details on the title's history, development and PlayStation Vita gameplay below.

To quote: TxK is the latest in a particular genre of arcade-style shooters which can be described as "neo-retro".

These games are characterised by gameplay inspired by arcade games of old, but take advantage of modern hardware to provide graphics and audio that far surpass anything that was possible back in ancient times.

Often they take as inspiration some aspect of an older display style and, through modern graphics hardware and techniques, seek to create an experience that is evocative of its ancestry but far nicer-looking.

You've all seen games like "[Register or Login to view links]", where the enemies and player characters are made of glowing lines.

These line-based displays go back to an old, obsolete yet beautiful display technology that was used in the arcades, called "vector graphics".

Back then it was not possible to generate pixel-based displays that had a high resolution, and as a result images in games tended to look blocky, as if made out of bricks. "Vector graphics" was a different way of driving a graphics display, causing...
 

PS3Flow Fork BiteYourFlow in Development By BiteYourConsole

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38w ago - Following up on the previous update, today a PS3Flow fork dubbed BiteYourFlow by BiteYourConsole is officially in development with details below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Ps3Flow-master.rar)

To quote, roughly translated: BiteYourConsole seeks to bring to the fore a new backup manager known by the name of PS3Flow (PuneFlow), for the first time and exclusively in the pages of BiteYourConsole it is released PKG file

The backup manager takes as its basis a new GUI library called libps3gui, a porting of the most famous libwiigui, graphics library for Wii, originally created to help structure the project in a more complex interface.

Our intention at the time was to confirm that they are working properly, only two options for the Path GUI mode, and while there are still advanced features that will be added later.

BiteYourConsole is committed to wanting to build a first fork named...
 

Quickstart to PS3 Plugin Development in Showtime by Facanferff

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47w ago - Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has made available a Quickstart to PS3 Plugin Development in Showtime with details below.

To quote: Since a long time ago, some users have requested me to write a tutorial so they could create their own Showtime plugins. This is an initial attempt to it, I hope you like. If I make some mistake, I'm sorry, I'm not a teacher.

Overview

Before we get our hands dirty, it’s important to explain some little things that might help you later in making your own plugins. Plugins for Showtime (also known as Apps) are exclusively written, at the moment, in Javascript. To bring plugins to life, Showtime uses a Javascript engine called Spidermonkey (as of now, Showtime uses Spidermonkey 1.8.0-rc1). To learn more about this engine, you may go to developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/SpiderMonkey.

If you ever did web development, you may wonder if the Javascript API that work in normal web browser might work here, well, the answer is no. Due to this, you will not find things like DOM or AJAX in your toolbox, but you may and should use the basic Javascript.

In...
 

PS4: FreeBSD, WebGL, HTML5, Webkit & Save Encryption Development

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49w ago - Many are aware Sony's PlayStation 4 video gaming console uses FreeBSD Open Source Software as outlined on Sony's site [Register or Login to view links], and today Software Engineer Don Olmstead briefly discusses WebGL / HTML5 and the PS4 while PS3 hacker kakarotoks confirms PS4 is running Webkit alongside preliminary PS4 Save Encryption from flynhigh09 as detailed below.

From Don Olmstead, to quote: "Now that the #PS4 has been released I can finally start talking about my piece of the puzzle.

When you login to your PS4 you are running #WebGL code. The PlayStation Store, the Music and Video Applications, as well as a good chunk of UX are all rendered within the browser.

I spent a good amount of time tuning our WebGL rendering engine, and I will be speaking at +SFHTML5 about how to optimize WebGL usage within the context of that work. There will be plenty of great tips on how you can speed up your own WebGL applications so get your slot now. And for those of you can't make it in person it will be live streamed on Google Developers Live."

From kakarotoks (via IRC):

[kakarotok] Saw this and thought I'd share before i forgot: plus.google.com/113371030751322342143/posts/Mzy6VEAwHaa
[mysis] heh i already...
 
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