16w ago - The Chinese Room Co-Directors Dan Pinchbeck and Jessica Curry gave fans their first look at the PS4 adventure Everybody's Gone to the Rapture during Sony's Gamescom event today.
To quote: Hi there, we're Dan and Jessica, Co-Directors of The Chinese Room. We're based in Brighton, on the south coast of the UK. We made a game called Dear Esther for PC last year that was a first-person story-driven exploration and mystery title.
It was all about immersion and emotion, rather than having lots of complex gameplay, and was slow and poetic, with a really strong emphasis on the quality of the production - music, art, writing, voice-over.
It was one of the breakout indie hits of 2012, gathering up a whole bag of international awards and shifting over three quarters of a million copies. We were left thinking "how do you follow that?"
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, our new game, is our attempt to answer that question, and I want to tell you a little about it.
Like Dear Esther, the new game is all about the story. It uses simple gameplay - basic exploration of a first-person world - so it's very friendly to people without a lot of game experience. But it's not casual in the classic sense - this is a deep and immersive game.
16w ago - Zen Studios Community Manager Bobby Loertscher posted up a video today demonstrating to fans how to make your own KickBeat tracks.
Below are the details, to quote: In case you haven't heard, KickBeat is coming out for PS Vita and PS3 on September 3 and supports Cross-Buy.
If you are headed to PAX in a few weeks, make sure to stop by the PlayStation booth and play the game before it releases! HUGE thanks to Sony for having us in their booth at PAX!
One of the coolest things about KickBeat is that the game really never ends. Yes, we give you 18 licensed tracks in the single player campaign, but we thought that many of you would love to experiment with your own music and make your own KickBeat levels.
If you really want to beat your enemies to the latest Bieber track, well, you can do that in the privacy of your own screen.
The process of creating your own KickBeat tracks is quite simple and we do 99% of the work for you. We made a nice little video outlining the process of using your own music to make KickBeat tracks:
We have been experimenting with many different kinds of music, ranging from classical to rap, dubstep and even metal. It's really fun to see what kind of fight...
16w ago - DICE Community Manager Vincent Vukovic revealed today that fans will be able to bring their PS3 stats to PlayStation 4 in Battlefield 4 on the upcoming PS4 video gaming and entertainment system.
To quote: This holiday, DICE will unwrap the next generation of all-out warfare with Battlefield 4. That means best-in-class multiplayer is coming to PS4 with huge 64-player battles, running at a smooth 60 frames-per-second.
Even if you start playing on PS3, we want to make your transition to PS4 easy. That's why we're notifying the devoted Battlefield and PlayStation communities that all of the time and effort you spend building up your Battlefield 4 stats will carry over when you upgrade to PS4.
That way, on October 29th, you can get in the game without any worries that you'll have to start ranking up all over again when PS4 launches. We got your back.
Today we also wanted to inform the community that DICE is promising to keep the action going all year long with the return of Premium membership for Battlefield 4.
With membership, players can expect themed digital expansion packs, new weekly content, and personalization options. And just as your stats, unlocks, and rank will be transferable from PS3 to PS4, so too will Battlefield 4 Premium membership.
18w ago - Activision Community Manager Dan Amrich made available a video today announcing that Vengeance is here for Call of Duty: Black Ops II on PS3.
To quote: One of the reasons I keep coming back to Call of Duty is the fast action - and the action is fastest on maps that really encourage interaction.
When you know all the players are packed tightly together - when every corner you turn can lead to a high-caliber engagement - that's when the game is the most fun for me.
And I think it's why maps like Studio, Hijacked, and Nuketown 2025 are voted up so frequently in multiplayer lobbies.
The four multiplayer maps in the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC collection, Vengeance, were designed for players like me - folks who don't want to run around forever before they get someone in their sights.
That cuts both ways: I know when I get caught in someone else's sights, it won't be long before I'm back in the action. That's certainly true on Cove, which strands players on a small tropical island - a beautiful place for a vacation, if the vacation didn't look like it might last forever.
With just natural rock formations for cover, the debris of a recent plane crash, and endless ocean surrounding you on all sides, there's no avoiding...
18w ago - Aksys Games Editor Ben Bateman shared a video today announcing that Sweet Fuse: At Your Side lights up PSP and PS Vita platforms on August 27th, 2013.
To quote: Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (hereafter referred to as "Sweet Fuse," "The Product," or "Oh Captain My Captain") is an otome game, developed by Idea Factory and Otomate, and published by Aksys Games.
Coming to PSP and PS Vita (via PSN) on August 27th (and to retail soon after that), it follows the escapades of Saki Infaune, irascible fictional niece of legendary game developer Keiji Inafune as she navigates a deadly theme park and searches for that most elusive of emotions: Love.
What is Love?
Apart from, presumably, not hurting me anymore, that's a question history's great thinkers and poets have been asking for ages. Some say it's an illusion-Plato seems to think it has something to do with the pursuit of knowledge and perfect, unknowable, divine objects.
Scientists might tell you it's a biological and chemical imperative that drives us to procreate and thereby propagate our species. I certainly can't claim any special knowledge as to the answer, but I can tell you that Sweet Fuse is dedicated to the examination of it. But not exclusively!