32w ago - Fatal Frame Series Director Makoto Shibata announced today on Sony's blog that Fatal Frame 2 hits PSN Tuesday alongside some details on the video game below, as follows:
Following yesterday's restrospective on the original PS2 Classic Fatal Frame, series director Makoto Shibata returns today to talk about the development of Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly, which comes to PSN next Tuesday.
The Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly project started relatively soon after the first project concluded. Since we received lots of feedback that players got too scared to complete the game, we shifted our attention to making the storyline more interesting, to encourage such players to overcome the scariness in wanting to see the end of the story.
The storyline is based on a dream I had after the initial project concluded. Thinking back about it, I recall it being a complete dream in many ways. The dream was scary, magical and traumatic, and it had a perfect plot - even with a title and a structured ending. Thus, it was simply a case of how to interpret the dream and recreate it as a game.
In a psychic horror scenario, it is normal for ghosts and spirits to not...
34w ago - RockStar officially announced today news of deep discounts on the Grand Theft Auto series on PSN now!
Below are the details, to quote: All this week, as part of the Spring Fever 2013 sale, select titles from the Grand Theft Auto series available on PlayStation Network are 30% off.
PS Plus members enjoy a 50% off discount on all titles in the sale. See a complete list of games available in the sale below, along with wallpapers for each title.
Click on each image to go through to the full wallpaper collection for that game at www.rockstargames.com/downloads, where you'll find a range of sizes and resolutions, including versions for PS3, PSP and PS Vita.
• Grand Theft Auto IV (now $13.99 / PS+ members $9.80)
• Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ultimate Edition (now $20.99 / PS+ members $14.70)
• Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (now $13.99 / PS+ members $9.80)
PS3 Add-Ons (Both require GTAIV, either disc or digital, to access)
• Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (now $6.99 / PS+ members $4.90)
• Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (now $13.99 / PS+ members $9.80)
35w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli posted up a follow-up video today spotlighting The Last of Us development series dubbed Episode 2: Wasteland Beautiful below.
To quote: In our first video in The Last of Us Development series we took a look at the Infected. We explored their unpredictable nature, what the Cordyceps fungus has done to these humans, and how we as developers worked some plausible science about infection into the game.
Area 5 returned to the studio to discover how we created the game world. The second video in the series looks at what went into the concept and design of the world and its environments in The Last of Us.
The key word for the development of every aspect in The Last of Us is contrast. There's a counterpoint to nearly every detail in the game and we strive to show as much beauty as the ugly, brutal realities of the world allow. We think you'll find our wasteland beautiful once you get into the game world in just a couple months.
Check it out:
Our next video in the series will explore the crafting and scavenging gameplay mechanics. An in-depth documentary on the game disc will contain an expanded look at all the content in these videos. The Last...
41w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli shared the first in a series of development videos today showcasing The Last of Us for the PlayStation 3 dubbed Episode 1: Hush below.
To quote: A few weeks ago we revealed the Infected and let select media get some hands-on time against these unpredictable, fungus-infested humans.
The responses were tension-filled and fantastic. We're excited to share more information with you about The Last of Us and the Infected.
Starting with this video we're kicking off a series that will pull back the curtain on our design, our technology, and our ideas that shape The Last of Us. We want to give you a straightforward look at our development process and the work we do here at Naughty Dog.
We invited Area 5 to visit the studio and capture the development process. Along the way we'll be unpacking the many different aspects of the game and its development with a documentarian's approach.
This first video is just a taste of what's upcoming. Extended cuts of these videos will be available via the game disc. We'll have more behind-the-scenes access and content as we march toward June 14th and the launch of The Last of Us.
43w ago - Sony Video Game Designer / Director David Jaffe invites fans to celebrate Twisted Metal's first PS3 birthday with a series-spanning sale today.
Below are the details, as follows: Hey all! I wanted to drop by to help celebrate the one-year anniversary of Twisted Metal for PS3!
"What?!?" I hear you say, "The game's already been out for a year?!?" Indeed it has! Crazy how time flies, huh?
Seems like only yesterday some of y'all were telling me I was an idiot for focusing the new game on three characters versus a larger cast like we did in the earlier TM games. Ah, good times, good times.
But seriously, on behalf of myself and the amazing Twisted Metal teams from Eat Sleep Play and Sony, please allow me to say thanks to all of the Twisted Metal fans who showed up to support this latest explosion of carnage and meaty gameplay.
While our online community is by no means the biggest in gaming, it's so exciting to see that it's very much alive and kicking. It's easy to find games, and new players are hitting the scene each and every week.
We've gone through a number of post-launch tuning passes,...